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Wreck claims child’s life in Lawrence County

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident on Lee Hedgepeth Road just before 2 p.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

‘It was an honor to call him my friend’

Services were held Feb. 20 for Prentiss fireman Chuck Pruitt at Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss. Burial ... Read more | Add your comment

Blanket of ice covers Jefferson Davis County

An ice storm hit Jefferson Davis County Monday morning and wreaked havoc throughout the entire area. All county ... Read more | Add your comment

Director of Food Service for JDCSD killed in weekend crash

The Director of Food Service for the Jefferson Davis County School District, Cindy Daley, was killed Saturday morning ... Read more | Add your comment

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JDCH Jaguars sign to play college ball

Jefferson Davis County High School Jaguars Harold Rhodes and AlJurae Arnold have both signed to further their football career. Rhodes (left) signed with Copiah Lincoln ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:39 pm

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Ballots set for municipal elections

Ballots for municipal elections for the Town of Prentiss and the Town of Bassfield  have been set. Qualifying packets were due last Friday at 5 ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:36 pm

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Reeves extends mask mandate

The mask mandate that covers most of the state has been extended until March 3. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:19 am

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Gary Bass named Jefferson Davis County Economic Development Director

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of Gary Russell Bass as the new Economic Development Director for Jefferson Davis County at ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:37 am

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Saulters-Moore now under new ownership

Saulters-Moore Funeral Home has a new owner. The funeral home is now owned by Kevin and Jennifer Hughes. Hughes is the former owner of the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:34 am

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JDC Supervisors declare March as Clean-Up Awareness Month

During their first February meeting, the Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors deemed March as Clean-Up Awareness Month for Jefferson Davis County. The Board suggests ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:33 am

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MSU Ext. offering timber tax workshop

Those interested in learning more about the complex world of timber taxation, are invited to join the MSU Extension on Feb. 9-10 from 11 a.m. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:25 am

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Man found murdered on Mt. Zion Road

The Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 5 p.m. on Jan. 7, regarding a man that had been shot and was ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:49 pm

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JDC election commissioners sworn in

The five Jefferson Davis County election commissioners were sworn in on Jan. 4,  by 15th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Prentiss G. Harrell.  Pictured are ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:47 pm

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Prentiss Institute Alumni Sapphire Fundraiser reaches goal

The Prentiss Institute National Alumni Association (PINAA), under President James E. Jenkins, has worked diligently this year to support efforts by the Prentiss Institute Board ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:43 pm

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Jones College releases fall honors

Jones College has announced the 2020 fall semester honor roll scholars.  Full-time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:40 pm

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Southern Miss awards degrees at fall commencement

The University of Southern Mississippi awarded undergraduate, graduate and specialist degrees to more than 1,000 students graduating in the fall 2020 semester. USM graduates from ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:40 pm

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Ole Miss fall 2020 Chancellor’s Honor Roll announced

The University of Mississippi recently announced students named to the Fall 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Chancellor’s Honor Roll. The Chancellor’s Honor Roll is reserved ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:39 pm

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Fall graduation held at Hinds CC

More than 1,300 students received credentials from Hinds Community College in December 2020. Credentials include certificates and associate degrees. Of the fall graduates, 187 achieved ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:38 pm

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Bassfield native officiates state game

Bassfield native Randall Mickell was selected to be an MHSAA official (Line Judge) on Dec. 4, 2020,  for the Lumberton vs. Biggersville 1A State Championship ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:37 pm

The Prentiss Headlight—Steve Johnson

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Veteran and Prentiss graduate gives back in the classroom

For Steve Johnson, leadership is about helping others to grow. That has been his guiding principle in a 24-year military career, and now in the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:36 pm

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Prentiss Headlight

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by Holley Cochran, Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:53 pm

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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 total to 41, or half of the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:41 pm

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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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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 crimes they were found guilty of committing ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:42 pm

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Drugs seized in Prentiss traffic stop

A traffic stop in Prentiss landed one in custody last Tuesday. Prentiss Police Officer Officer Justin Roberts made a traffic stop Nov. 3 on Second ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:14 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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JDC Veterans Program scheduled

There will be a Veterans Day Program Nov. 11 in Prentiss. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Longleaf ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:57 am

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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