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Commissioner focuses on reducing energy costs
by Brant Sappington
Mississippi’s northern district public service commissioner is focused on saving consumers money and improving their access to needed services. For the full story on this and all the latest local news, pick up a copy of this week’s print edition of the Banner-Independent.
Landlord license draws opposition
Booneville aldermen took no action Tuesday on a proposed landlord licensing ordinance, one day af...
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Aldermen reverse on trash rece...
Booneville aldermen have reversed course on a plan to supply rolling trash receptacles to every r...
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Arrest made in trailer thefts
A Baldwyn man faces four felony counts connected to a rash of trailer thefts in the southern part...
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Unemployment remains flat
Prentiss County's unemployment rate remained basically flat for the second month of 2014. For the...
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Financing approved for court/o...
Prentiss County supervisors moved another step closer to the start of construction on a new count...
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Sports
Lady Devils take state title
by Brant Sappington
Booneville's Lady Devils have made history. Battling Northeast Mississippi rival Belmont in a rematch of the North Half title game, the ladies in blue and gold brought home...
Baldwyn finishes as state runner up
by Brant Sappington
A questionable call burst Baldwyn's opportunity for a second straight class 2A title as they took a 45-43 loss to SV Marshall in the...
Baldwyn seeks second straight title
Baldwyn got bogged down in the first half but never stopped believing, putting on a textbook performance in the last two quarters to...
Lady Devils head to state tournament
The Lady Devils are Jackson bound. The Division 1-3A champs earned a spot in the state tournament with a win over Holly Springs in t...
Lady Royals, Bearcats take 1-2A crowns
The Lady Royals took their third straight division 1-2A girls title as the Baldwyn Bearcats claimed the 1-2A boys crown in a final r...
Baldwyn wins county championship
Defending state Class 2A champs Baldwyn came out on top against their local rivals as they took home the championship title in the P...
Lifestyle
Local author featured in ...
by Brant Sappington
Amanda Plaxico hopes the story of finding her place after bouncing from foster home to foster home through a difficult childhood will inspire other young people struggling ...
Allen named Top Cop
Tyler Allen of Booneville is a December 2013 graduate of the North Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center where he was awarded ...
Local teams get big wins
by Brant Sappington
A trio of Prentiss County teams saw big success last week with three high-scoring wins over division rivals. Booneville clobbered Mo...
Rhodes retires from BMH
by Brant Sappington
Mary Rhodes has built a career out of caring. For the past 43 years Rhodes has put her heart and soul into caring for the patients i...
Clerk seeking to preserve history
by Angela Storey
Prentiss County Chancery Clerk David “Bubba” Pounds is helping preserve the county’s heritage. Visitors to the Chancery Building at ...
Wheeler fire chief retires
Wheeler Fire Chief Kerry Moore retired as Fire Chief on April 13, 2013, after 30 years on the department. Moore 46, was only 16 year...
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Kossuth Elementary School second grader Brayde Mitchell gets ready for next month's Candy Classic. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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