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JDC added to mask mandate list by governor

Gov. Tate Reeves added 19 counties to the mask mandate under his executive order last Tuesday, bringing the ... Read more | Add your comment

Haynes sentenced to 25 years; Magee 15

Allen Ray Haynes and Kurt Mishael Magee were sentenced last Friday  afternoon at the Marion County Courthouse for ... Read more | Add your comment

Drugs seized in Prentiss traffic stop

A traffic stop in Prentiss landed one in custody last Tuesday. Prentiss Police Officer Officer Justin Roberts made ... Read more | Add your comment

JDC Veterans Program scheduled

There will be a Veterans Day Program Nov. 11 in Prentiss. The program will begin at 10 a.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

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One killed in Bassfield Nov. 13

Sean Wilson was shot and killed Friday morning in Bassfield. Wilson, 22, of Petal, was in a vehicle on Washington Avenue when an altercation ensued ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:44 pm

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Jones back in custody after escape from JDC jail

Casey Joe Jones, 28, escaped from the Jefferson Davis County jail sometime in the early morning hours of Nov. 5. Jones, of 46 Ranch Road, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:13 pm

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JDC prisoner dies in custody

A prisoner in the Jefferson Davis County jail died last Tuesday afternoon. Kenneth Wayne Douglas,  45, of 29 Clarence Lott Road in Carson, was found ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:11 pm

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Annual Birthday Challenge is Nov. 14

The annual Birthday Challenge has been planned for Nov. 14 in Prentiss. The challenge will begin at 7 a.m. and is sponsored by the Jefferson ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:56 am

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MSU Ext. pilot program available for youth in JDC

The Jefferson Davis County Extension Office is piloting a  4-H program  called 4-H Junior Disease Detectives. Extension agents are looking for 10-15 youth aged 12-16 ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:55 am

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COVID brings changes to voting precincts

Election commissioners in Jefferson Davis County have been busy making adjustments for the upcoming presidential election. “Due to COVID-19, we have implemented several safety measures ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:34 pm

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Graves sentenced in Circuit Court

Gene Douglas Graves was sentenced in Circuit Court Tuesday morning for sexual crimes he committed in 2019. On April 6, 2019, a deputy with the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:33 pm

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Haynes found guilty

Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announced that on Oct. 23, Allen Ray Haynes, 46, of Carson, and Kurt Mishael Magee, 28, of Prentiss, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:26 pm

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Prentiss fireman gets emotional send-off

Firetrucks from all Jefferson Davis County fire departments fell in behind Prentiss Fireman Chuck Pruitt as he made his way out of town early Sunday ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:22 pm

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Fortenberry receives no bond after escape

Desmond Fortenberry was transported back to Jefferson Davis County for a hearing last week on charges of escape. Dave Berry and T. C. Cooley with ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:19 pm

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Perfect Pact food box distribution begins Friday

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors and JDC Emergency Management Director Jocelyn Ragsdale, in conjunction with Perfect Pact, will distribute 1200, 30-pound boxes filled ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:18 pm

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Camper fire shuts down Hwy 84

A camper fire closed down a portion of Hwy 84 East in Prentiss Monday afternoon. A call came in to the Prentiss Fire Department just ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:17 pm

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Missing Prentiss man found safe

A Prentiss man is home safe after being reported missing for over 24 hours last week. Andrew Postell, 72,  left his Leaf Avenue home Oct. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:16 pm

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Eureka Arts Club observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the park

The Eureka Arts Federated Club “pinked-out” the Longleaf Trace Park in its observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members of the club placed pink ribbons ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:01 pm

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Supervisors extend order

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors extended its previous order regarding the coronavirus until next month. Included in the order, but not all, is: ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:00 pm

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Food distribution continues in county

Perfect Pact was awarded the right to deliver a specific number of boxes for the USDA Farms to Families for Phase III in Mississippi including ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:59 pm

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Benefit to honor Prentiss fireman

The Prentiss Fire Department is hosting a benefit for fireman Chuck Pruitt who is battling cancer. Pruitt has been diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, which is a ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, October 2, 2020 10:57 am

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Second JDC escaped prisoner captured

JDC escaped prisoner Desmond Fortenberry has been apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service. He was taken into custody in Chicago on Sept. 17. Brothers Desmond ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:18 am

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Family seeking answers in son’s murder

Parents of  Stephen Abram spoke with the Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Monday concerned over unsolved murders in the county. The ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:17 am

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Breast Cancer Awareness event to be held in Prentiss

The JDC Women in the NAACP, along with the Youth Council and Eureka Arts Federated Club are sponsoring a Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Walk ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:16 am

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Citizens upset over tax increase

Several concerned citizens attended the public hearing last Thursday for the proposed tax increase for Jefferson Davis County. For the next fiscal year, the Jefferson ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:02 pm

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Prentiss home destroyed by fire

Firefighters with the Prentiss Fire Department were called to a house fire just after 11 p.m. Sunday night right off Columbia Avenue on Sixth Street ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:01 pm

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Updates coming for Longleaf Trace

During the 2020 legislative session, District 41 State Senator Joey Fillingane, who covers Jefferson Davis, Smith, Covington, Lamar and Forrest counties, successfully advocated for infrastructure ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:59 pm

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R3SM takes part in annual wellness workshop

R3SM, Inc. (Recover, Rebuild, Restore SE MS) partnered with the Women in NAACP of Jefferson Davis County for their  annual Wellness Workshop for Mother’s & ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:07 pm

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JDCHS announces first staff awards of the year

Jefferson Davis County High School has recently announced the teacher of the month and staff member of the month for August  2020. Teacher of the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:58 pm