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Leaf River Extraction grand opening held in Prentiss

Leaf River Extraction held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday morning in Prentiss. Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas ... Read more | Add your comment

A & K Nutrition now open in Prentiss

A & K Nutrition owned by Valerie Holliman is now open on Columbia Avenue in Prentiss. The business ... Read more | Add your comment

Informative hemp materials and products are now on display at the Prentiss Public Library

Informative Hemp materials and products are now on display at the Prentiss Public Library as part of National ... Read more | Add your comment

Prentiss Institute documentary on MPB-TV

A short documentary about Prentiss Institute, a Mississippi historical and educational landmark, will be broadcast on Mississippi Public ... Read more | Add your comment

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ACT bootcamp to be held Saturday

An ACT bootcamp will be held March 6 at Jefferson Davis County High School. Students will be reviewing math, science, reading and English. The service ... Read more | Add your comment

by Holley Cochran.

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Run for the Roses canceled for 2021; scholarships to still be awarded

The annual Run for the Roses 5K event  has been canceled again for 2021. This is the second year the run will not be held ... Read more | Add your comment

by Holley Cochran.

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Jefferson Davis County T-ball league finishes season

The Jefferson Davis County T-ball League finished their season recently. Because the fields at the John Thompson Complex in Bassfield have not been repaired after ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:24 am

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Special pop-up vaccination clinics coming to Jefferson Davis County 

  The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will host special pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Jefferson Davis County on June 23-26. No appointment is ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:00 pm

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Contraband found in courthouse after trial

Following the Belton Sims trial at the Jefferson Davis Courthouse last month, the janitorial service discovered suspicious items in a garbage can in the witness ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:38 pm

Opinion

After two years of political unrest and pandemic, is anyone shocked over UFO reports?

Over the last two years, a global pandemic rocked the international economy and the civilized world withdrew and in great measure shut down for a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:42 am

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Planning begins to repair tornado-stricken John Thompson Athletic Complex

Jefferson Davis County Superintendent Dexter Jordan met with the Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors regarding the sports facilities at the John Thompson Complex in ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:35 am

Business

Leaf River Extraction opens Monday in Prentiss

The dispensary at Leaf River Extraction in Prentiss opened for business Monday morning. The business is located in the former KLH building on John Street ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:35 pm

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Stolen car recovered in Prentiss

At the end of last month, a victim reported to the Prentiss Police Department that their car had been stolen and by whom. Detective Richard ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, June 4, 2021 11:49 am

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Ole Miss releases Spring 2021 honors

The University of Mississippi recently released the Spring 2021 Honor Roll Lists. The Chancellor’s Honor Roll is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, June 4, 2021 11:42 am

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Hearing requested by Jefferson Davis County Superintendent

The Jefferson Davis County School Board has scheduled a hearing for Jefferson Davis County Superintendent Dexter Jordan in reference to a personnel matter. “This is ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:05 pm

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Prentiss man dead after shooting Tuesday night

One man is dead and one is in custody after a shooting Tuesday night at the Sweet Beulah Garden Apartments on J. E. Johnson Road ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:03 pm

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Man killed in Memorial Day ATV accident

A Prentiss man was killed on West Progress Road when he lost control of his ATV late Monday night. Frederick Brown, 67, of 245 West ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, May 31, 2021 10:19 pm

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‘They gave it all’

It was a beautiful morning for the Memorial Day program held Monday at the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse. The invocation was given by Sgt. Joe ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, May 31, 2021 10:18 am

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Jones College and WDAM-TV honor JDC students in Top of Class 2021 

Jones College recently hosted WDAM-TV’s annual Top of Class recognition program, recognizing the Valedictorian and Salutatorians from 45 high schools in the Pine Belt. Jefferson Davis ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, May 28, 2021 8:12 am

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Accident on Columbia Avenue injures one

One person was reportedly injured Wednesday afternoon in a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Third Street and Columbia Avenue in Prentiss. One driver ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:38 pm

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Sims found guilty of murder, sentenced to life in prison

Belton Sims has been found guilty of the 2016 murder of his four-year-old son Messiah Griffith. The trial began Monday in the Jefferson Davis County ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:19 pm

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84 West responds to truck fire

The 84 West Volunteer Fire Department was called to an abandoned truck fire Tuesday night on Dan Walker Road. The call came in just before ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:48 am

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Bank robbery suspect apprehended

The Hancock Whitney Bank suspect is in custody after an all-afternoon search in the area. Eric Boykin of Gulfport was arrested and taken into custody ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:13 pm

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Bank robbery suspect seen in Jefferson Heights

Shortly after the Hancock Whitney Bank was robbed in Prentiss Tuesday afternoon, the suspect was seen at a home in Jefferson Heights. Joe Rush, who ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:02 pm

Business

Hancock Bank robbed in Prentiss; suspect on the run

The Hancock Witney Bank on Columbia Avenue in Prentiss has just been robbed. The perpetrator pulled a gun on one of the tellers and took ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:39 pm

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Trial of father accused of murdering child begins in Prentiss

The Belton Sims’ trial is underway in the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse in Prentiss. The jury was chosen Monday with the prosecution presenting its case ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:03 am

Opinion

Partisan politics aside, contradictions abound in Miss. Medicaid expansion debate

When it comes to the provision of public health care in Mississippi, the partisan political considerations have changed little since Democratic former President Barack Obama ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 24, 2021 7:52 am

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Memorial Day service scheduled in Prentiss

A Memorial Day service will be held May 31 at the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse in Prentiss. The service will start at 9:30 a.m. and ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, May 24, 2021 7:47 am

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Graduation parade held for Carver kindergarteners

A graduation parade was held last week at G. W. Carver Elementary School in Bassfield for the students in kindergarten. First through 8th grade classes ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, May 24, 2021 7:24 am

Crime Reports

Department heads give monthly report at Prentiss Board of Aldermen meeting

Monthly departmental reports for the Town of Prentiss were given at the Prentiss Board of Aldermen meeting on May 18 at the Ronald W. Jones ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, May 21, 2021 11:36 am

Opinion

Check Your Mailbox for Scholarship Giveaway

This month, the Mississippi Treasury launched a statewide scholarship giveaway, so I’m asking you to take a look in your mailbox for the official scratch-off ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 21, 2021 10:02 am