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New dates for local graduations set

Seniors at Jefferson Davis County High School and Prentiss Christian School were scheduled to graduate May 15. Due ... Read more | Add your comment

JDC officers remembered during National Police Week

Flowers were placed at Prentiss City Hall and the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse in memory of local law ... Read more | Add your comment

Holloway named headmaster of Prentiss Christian School

The  board of directors of Prentiss Christian School has recently appointed Homer H. Holloway Jr. as the new ... Read more | Add your comment

NFL players, congressman lend aid to storm victims

Former Bassfield Yellowjackets A.J Moore, C.J. Moore and Cornell Armstrong recently gave back to the community that supported ... Read more | Add your comment

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No spectators at this year’s Memorial Day program

A Memorial Day program will be held May 25 on the courthouse lawn, however, no spectators will be allowed to attend the annual event due ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:48 pm

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Easter storm debris removal continues in the county

Debris removal is continuing in Jefferson Davis County from the tornado damage on Easter Sunday. Workers are making their first pass throughout the county and ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:36 pm

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Town of Prentiss no longer under state of emergency

The state of emergency for the Town of Prentiss has expired. The original order issued in March was extended until May 11. That order expired ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:36 am

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JDCSD offering meal service to children

The Jefferson Davis County School District is offering meals to any child 0-18 years of age. Pick-up is Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:35 am

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Easter storm debris removal started in JDC

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors has hired M.G. Dyess and partner Looks Great Tree Service to begin debris removal in the county caused ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:34 am

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LEOs investigating murder on Dale Rd.

The Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s  Office is currently investigation a murder that took place in the northern part of the county last week. Antwon Myers, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:24 am

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R3SM to help in recovery from tornadoes

With the donation center at Jefferson Davis High School closing this week, JDC Emergency Management Director Jocelyn Ragsdale is in the process of collaborating with ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:19 am

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One death in JDC from COVID-19, 12 cases

Jefferson Davis County now has 12 cases of COVID-19 on record according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Of the 12 cases, eight are ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:52 am

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Bassfield tornado largest ever recorded in State of Mississippi

The second of the three vicious tornadoes that plowed through Jefferson Davis County Easter Sunday has been confirmed as the state’s widest tornado on record. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:50 am

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Everything’s gone

Two tornadoes ripped through  Jefferson Davis County Easter Sunday afternoon leaving 100 homes damaged or destroyed and 80 people displaced in the county. Four people ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, April 17, 2020 12:22 pm

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JDCH administrator meets with the JDC Board of Supervisors regarding COVID-19

Friday the Centers for Disease Control, along with the Mississippi State Department of Health, recommended all Americans should be masked when out in public and ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:35 pm

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Town of Prentiss amends State of Emergency order to include mandatory closures and guidelines

The Prentiss Board of Aldermen has amended the State of Emergency for the Town of Prentiss after a shelter-in-place order was declared by Governor Tate ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:01 pm

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County, town declare state of emergency

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors has issued a state of emergency for Jefferson Davis County. Details of the emergency order can  be found ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:48 am

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Prentiss Board of Aldermen declares State of Emergency for Town of Prentiss

The Prentiss Board of Aldermen has declared a State of Emergency for the Town of Prentiss. “At this time the State of Emergency does not ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, March 23, 2020 5:03 pm

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Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors declare State of Emergency

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors has declared a State of Emergency for Jefferson Davis County. All county offices remain OPEN, however access will ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, March 23, 2020 9:58 am

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Coronavirus shuts down businesses in the county

Although there are no coronavirus cases reported in Jefferson Davis County, many busineses are taking necessary, proactive steps to prevent contamination. The Jefferson Davis Community ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:22 pm

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One dead after incident on John St.

At approximately 5:25 a.m. Prentiss Police Department was dispatched to a wreck on John St. They discovered one deceased person in the vehicle. Death investigation ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, March 13, 2020 11:24 am

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Washington wins county spelling bee

The Jefferson Davis County School District hosted the 2020 county spelling bee at the Academic Success Center in Carson on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:02 pm

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Vendors back for the 37th Run

The Run for the Roses committee members are pleased to announce that vendors are back for this year’s event. “We are encouraging local artists, quilters, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:00 pm

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Tax and car tag notices returned

The JDC tax assessor/collector’s office has received numerous returned land tax and car notices due to supposed incorrect addresses. “We have a company that verifies ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, March 6, 2020 1:21 pm

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Prentiss Christian School celebrates 50 years

Prentiss Christian School reached a milestone last week, as they celebrated the 50th anniversary of their charter on Wednesday. On Jan. 22, 1970, the school ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, February 28, 2020 2:12 pm

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Rushing elected president of JDC Board of Supervisors

Bobby Rushing, Supervisor for District 5, will serve as president of the board of supervisors for the next four years. Corky Holliman will serve as ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, January 24, 2020 2:07 pm

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Boy, 3, rescued from well on Black Polk Road

A call came in to 911 at 9:56 a.m. on Jan. 4 that a 3-year-old child was trapped in a old abandoned water well on ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, January 10, 2020 12:03 pm

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Local cast puts on drama production

With a cast of over 50 local residents the live performance drama of Heaven’s Gates Hell’s Flames presenting the message of Jesus Christ in a ... Read more

by Shirley Burnham, Friday, December 27, 2019 4:18 pm

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Jags win text-to-win challenge

Jefferson Davis County High School was presented a check on behalf of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi for winning its annual text-to-win challenge. The ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, December 27, 2019 4:17 pm