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Beard named oustanding citizen
The Booneville Junior Auxiliary honored J.T. Beard as the recipient of the 2015 Prentiss County Outstanding Citizen Award.  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.
Logging company to expand
 A Prentiss County timber company is helping grow the economy with a multi-million dollar expansi...
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Couple charged in kidnapping
A Jumpertown couple are accused of kidnapping a Booneville man who later escaped from them at a C...
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Aldermen to reconsider garbage...
Booneville aldermen are going back to the drawing board on an ordinance aimed at cleaning up unsi...
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Booneville woman dies in crash
A crash last Friday in Alcorn County has claimed the life of a Booneville woman.  For the full st...
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Fire damages animal shelter
Booneville's Halfway Home Animal Shelter is seeking help from the public as they recover from a f...
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Sports
Lady Devils set to defend...
The Lady Devils are ready for a repeat. The defending Class 3A state champions will compete for a second straight state title this Friday at 2 p.m. in a rematch of last yea...
Bearcats take county crown
The Baldwyn Bearcats repeated as Prentiss County boys champions with a 45-25 victory in the tournament final Saturday night.  For th...
Blue Devils claim all-division honors
Several Booneville High School standouts have been honored with inclusion on the 1-3A All Division football squad. For the full stor...
Baldwyn defeats Walnut
The Baldwyn Bearcats rolled over the Walnut Wildcats Friday 55-12 in a battle of class 1-2A unbeatens. For the full story on this an...
Baldwyn remains perfect in division
Baldwyn demolished East Union 61-0 Friday to remain undefeated in division 1-2A play. For the full story on this and all the latest ...
Devils fall to Vikings
Booneville got out to an early lead but couldn't overcome a tough North Pontotoc squad, falling 34-14 to the Vikings Friday night. F...
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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Collin Dildy joined an illustrious group when he bowled a perfect game at Plaza Lanes. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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