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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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. ... Read more | Add your comment

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. ... Read more | Add your comment

Jefferson Davis County Schools releasing early Friday due to severe weather

Due to the threat of hazardous weather later today, April 9, J.E Johnson Elementary and G.W. Carver Elementary ... 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.

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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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

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Severe weather headed for JDC through the weekend

Three rounds of severe weather are possible in JDC from around 5 p.m. Friday, midnight and early Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:37 pm

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PCS student receives archery scholarship

Prentiss Christian School senior Abby Barnett recently signed an archery scholarship with Copiah Lincoln Community College. “Abby started shooting for me at Topeka Tilton in ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:03 pm

Opinion

Security in savings

More than half of Mississippians, about 56 percent, have fewer than $1,000 in savings. What’s more, about 38 percent have no savings at all. So, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:48 pm

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Reception held for new Jefferson Davis County Economic Development Director

Members of the community had the opportunity to meet the new JDC Economic Development Director, Gary Russell Bass, last month at a reception held at ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:15 pm

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Head Start now accepting applications

Five County Child Development Program, Inc. is currently accepting applications for Head Start children ages three and four for the 2021-2022 program year. Head Start ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:12 pm

Opinion

VMT tax proposal would penalize rural states without substantial public transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stepped strongly toward, then beat a rather hasty retreat from the concept of including a vehicle mile traveled or VMT ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:04 pm

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Chamber Partnership Easter Egg Hunt a success despite weather

It was a cold and windy day Good Friday, but that didn’t stop Chloe McCullum and her little brother Trey from participating in the JDC ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, April 5, 2021 5:34 pm

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Memorial service held in Bassfield one year after the devastating Easter 2020 tornadoes

A memorial service was held Sunday in Bassfield one year after two devastating tornadoes ripped through the area killing four. The ceremony was held in ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, April 5, 2021 5:19 pm

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First annual Remembrance Walk held in Prentiss

The Prentiss Fire Department hosted its first annual Remembrance Walk this morning. This, of course, is in remembrance of the walk Jesus Christ took on ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, April 2, 2021 10:57 am

Opinion

From Thalia to Yazoo: Texas was McMurtry’s connection to Mississippi’s Morris

The passing of iconic Texas novelist, screenwriter and antiquarian bookseller Larry McMurtry at age 84 on March 25 will mean different things to different fans ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:22 pm

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Annual Eureka Arts program cancelled

Each year, the Eureka Arts Federated Club has sponsored the Our ‘Lil Darlings Program and Contest. Because of COVID-19, this year’s program has been cancelled. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:22 pm

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JDC prisoner back in custody after escape

A Jefferson Davis County prisoner is back in custody after escaping from the jail over the weekend. Officials say Jerry Wayne Raynes escaped just before ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:21 pm

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One dead after shooting in Prentiss

A Carson man has been charged with murder in the March 25 shooting of a Prentiss resident. Skyler Rashaud Jones, 26, of Carson, is being ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:58 pm

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Walker convicted of sexual battery

Circuit Court Judge Tony Mozingo saw “no remorse or humility” as he sentenced a Prentiss man to 42 years in prison for the sexual battery ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:53 pm

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Walker sentenced by Judge Mozingo

Johnny Ray Walker has been sentenced to 42 years for a crime he was found guilty of committing by a Jefferson Davis County jury on ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, March 26, 2021 10:16 am

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Officers investigating murder on Granby Road

Jefferson Davis County Law Enforcement Officers were called to 1081 Granby Road in Prentjss just after 7 a.m. Thursday. Once on the scene they found ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:37 pm

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Walker found guilty of sexual battery

Johnny Ray Walker of Prentiss has just been found guilty of sexual battery. Walker was accused of molesting 10 year old female relative in 2019. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:18 pm

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JDC schools releasing early today

Due to the threat of hazardous weather today, Thursday, March 25th, all JDCSD schools will release early. Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:15 and the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:30 am

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Tornado watch for JDC

A Tornado Watch from has been issued for Jefferson Davis County Thursday from 11:37 a.m. until 8 p.m. JDC is also under a Flood Warning ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:45 am

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More severe weather headed to JDC Wednesday and Thursday

According to the JDC Emergency Management Director, citizens should continue to be weather aware tonight and tomorrow. These storms tomorrow are predicted to be more ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:16 pm

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Ceremony planned for Easter 2020 tornado victims

The Town of Bassfield is having a Ceremony of Remembrance of the devastation and for the victims of the Easter 2020 tornadoes. The service will ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:33 am

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JDC students return to the classroom

All three Jefferson Davis County Schools opened March 22 for traditional learning. This is the first time the students have been in the classroom for ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:24 am

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Severe weather possible in JDC today

According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, isolated severe storms capable of producing damaging wind gusts and hail up to quarter size are possible ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:22 am