Jefferson Davis County

Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

PO Box 1137
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: (601) 792-4204
Fax: (601) 792-2894

In south-central MS, northwest of Hattiesburg; organized Mar 31, 1906 from Covington and Lawrence counties. Name Origin: For Jefferson Davis (1808-89), president of the Confederate States of America (1862-65)

Area (sq mi):: 409.10 (land 408.41; water 0.70) Population per square mile: 32.20
Population 2005: 13,158 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.80%; 1990-2000 -0.60% Population 2000: 13,962 (White 41.40%; Black or African American 57.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $11,974; median household $21,834; Population below poverty level: 28.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,241-$17,781
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 37.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Two years after that, the Mississippi Court of Appeals ordered a new trial, saying Maye (who is black) should have been tried in mostly black Jefferson Davis County, where he shot Jones (who was white), since Mississippi defendants have a constitutional right to a local jury.
As one Jefferson Davis County judge said, 'Scenery is our industry.'"
Regardless of the decision of that court there is still much doubt as to whether a young, black man can find justice in the killing of a white police officer in Jefferson Davis County, Miss.
When his beloved Aunt Sally died in 2003, Danny and his wife Patty were left with the 60 acres of land in Jefferson Davis County, which had been in the Mitchell family for seven decades.
The Basses are members of the Mississippi Forestry Association as well as the Lawrence, Lincoln and Jefferson Davis County Forestry Associations.
Jefferson Davis County received a solid waste assistance grant of $10,528 to be used by the county for cleanup of unauthorized dump sites.
The three shared half of a small, bright yellow duplex on Mary Street in Prentiss, Mississippi, a depressed town of 1,000 people in Jefferson Davis County, about halfway between Jackson and the Gulf Coast.
I called his original attorney, Rhonda Cooper, and asked the Jefferson Davis County clerk for a copy of the search warrants.
Prentiss is the seat of Jefferson Davis County, one of the poorest corners of the country.
The town's mayor, aldermen, and police chief are white, but Jefferson Davis County Sheriff Henry McCullum is black.
Evans, 56, has a private practice in Monticello, but at the time he was also the longtime public defender for both Jefferson Davis County and the town of Prentiss.
Soon after taking Maye's case, she filed a change of venue motion to move the case from Jefferson Davis County to Lamar County.

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