Jeremiah stayed strong in hardship

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The numbers tell a disconcerting story: Columbia's population down 8.3 percent since 2010, Tylertown, 8.8 percent, Prentiss 11.2 percent and so on.

Communities in southwest Mississippi are losing population at a greater rate than the state, which has gained population at a 0.56 percent rate over the past seven years.

 
 
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