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JDC schools dismissing early due to severe weather

Jefferson Davis County Schools and Prentiss Christian School will release early today due to severe weather Early Release ... Read more | Add your comment

One injured after shooting at Wards in Prentiss

A shooting in the drive thru at Wards Thursday morning in Prentiss has left one injured and one ... Read more | Add your comment

Industrial hemp to be grown in JDC

Jefferson Davis County will soon be growing industrial hemp. According Jefferson Davis County Economic Development Director Gary Russell ... Read more | Add your comment

UPDATE: Missing Prentiss man found safe

Danny “Flop” Spears has been located and is safe. Local officials used a drone from MEMA and located ... 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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Old Hebron Baptist celebrating anniversary

Two hundred years ago, settlers arrived in what is now west Jefferson Davis County. Despite the swamps, forests and lack of roads, these settlers began ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, April 30, 2021 8:45 am

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NAACP to offer vaccine site

The Health Committee of the NAACP in Jefferson Davis County is planning to host a COVID vaccination site. Moderna vaccine will be available to people ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, April 30, 2021 8:16 am

Opinion

Talking about money with kids

Throughout April, as part of Financial Education Month, I have been writing about ways families can improve their financial literacy and savings skills. What we ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 30, 2021 8:11 am

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Absentee voting now open for municipal elections

Absentee voting is now open for Prentiss and Bassfield upcoming municipal elections. Prentiss City Hall will be open May 3-7 from 8 a.m. until 7 ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:15 am

Opinion

Grisham’s ‘Sooley’ scores an intriguing novel about hoops and Third World realities

Professional book critics usually squirm uncomfortably in their reviews when author John Grisham gets out of the more familiar mold of legal thrillers with unexpected ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:05 am

Business

Nobles promoted at Sanderson

Leighton Nobles has been promoted to Manager of Central Purchasing at the Sanderson Farms general office. Nobles began his career at Sanderson Farms in 2013 ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:00 am

Business

Vezino’s Club on Hwy 35 destroyed by fire Sunday

Firefighters from Granby and Bassfield Volunteer Fire Departments were called to Hwy 35 and Granby Road early Sunday morning. Vezino’s Club was fully engulfed when ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:26 am

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Search underway for missing Prentiss man

A search is being coordinated for a missing Prentiss man. Danny “Flop” Spears, 64, was last seen at 7 a.m. Monday wearing black shorts and ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, April 26, 2021 11:32 am

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Two arrested in disturbance at Western Motel

Police have arrested two individuals after an incident at the Western Motel on April 10. Police reports indicate Officers Stephen Jones responded to a report ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, April 23, 2021 1:02 pm

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COVID-19 vaccine available at JDCH

Moderna Vaccine (COVID) appointments are now available at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital. COVID-19 vaccines for ages 18 and up will be available at Jefferson Davis ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, April 23, 2021 1:00 pm

Opinion

Financial Education Month: Saving for college

I have two interesting facts to begin today’s article with. First, the oldest millennials are turning 40. Second, about two-thirds of them are still paying ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 23, 2021 12:50 pm

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JDCHS Lady Jaguars softball team headed to playoffs for first time in school history

The Jefferson Davis County Lady Jaguars softball team is in the playoffs for the first time in school history. The Lady Jags will face the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:03 pm

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Prentiss woman killed on Hwy 84

On April 18, Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a call of a pedestrian being struck on Hwy 84 ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:57 pm

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Fire rating lowered for Town of Prentiss

The Mississippi State Rating Bureau has lowered the Town of Prentiss from a Class 7 to a Class 6 fire rating. Also, the Prentiss Rural ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:46 am

Opinion

Judicial ruling on voter initiative will impact Medicaid expansion, voting change efforts

The Mississippi Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that not only decides the fate of a voter initiative authorizing a medical marijuana program ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:47 am

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USDA reopens Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 sign-up for JDC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that sign-up has reopened for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:44 am

Business

Jeff Davis Farmers Cooperative honors two special employees

The Jeff Davis Farmers Cooperative directors hosted an appreciation dinner recently for two of its long time and unbelievably valuable and exemplary employees. Mr. James ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, April 19, 2021 3:23 pm

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“Rest easy brother, we have it from here; SO-10 is 10-7”

A celebration of life was held for Thomas Patrick “Pat” Barnes this morning. The service was held at 11 a.m. the J. E. Johnson Gymnasium ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:38 pm

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FEMA offering COVID-19 funeral assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, the mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. FEMA is ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:05 am

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JDCHS athletes receive college scholarships

Signing Day took place on recently at Jefferson Davis County High School. JDCHS Dandy Dozens Christina James and TyNerious Daniels officially became college athletes. While ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:04 am

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Funeral for Deputy Barnes set for Saturday

Jefferson County residents are mourning the loss of an “outstanding deputy” this week. Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Barnes, 50, was killed Saturday night ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:22 pm

Opinion

Amazon in Alabama: Organized labor’s racial narrative soundly rejected yet again

Organized labor’s organizing efforts in the South in recent years have focused on equating union membership with social justice. Over the last decade, that narrative ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:11 pm

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Update: JDC Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Barnes killed in on-duty accident

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Barnes was killed Saturday night in an accident on Hwy 42 East. The accident happened just before 9 p.m. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:49 am

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Jefferson Davis County Deputy killed in the line of duty

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Barnes was killed Saturday night in an accident on Hwy 42 East. The accident happened just before 9 p.m. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:25 pm

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Cochran receives award at Ole Miss Convocation

Hollis Cochran was recently a recipient at the University of Mississippi Honors and Awards Convocation. The ceremony was held April 8 at the Pavilion at ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:51 pm