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New directors to lead Blue Devil Band
Josh and Jada Forsythe are looking to hit all the right notes this fall as they take the helm of the Booneville Blue Devil Band at Booneville High School. 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.
Booneville man charged with rape
A 20-year-old woman from another county in Mississippi has filed a rape charge against a Prentiss...
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Warrant leads to drug arrest
A Wheeler man faces multiple felony charges after a search warrant uncovered drugs at his residen...
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County schools revise cell pho...
Prentiss County students will have a little more freedom regarding the possession of cell phones ...
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Unemployment rate rises
Prentiss County followed the statewide trend of rising unemployment rates in May. For the full st...
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School board names new attorney
Prentiss County school leaders welcomed their new attorney to his first full meeting of the board...
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Sports
Tigers name assistant ath...
Kent Farris expects to make a broader impact on all nine intercollegiate athletic programs at Northeast Mississippi Community College as he enters into a new role. For the ...
Harber chases motocross dreams
Cole Harber of Booneville just made his dream come true. The 7-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocr...
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...
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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This week in Pictures
Recent photos from the Crossroads
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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