Literacy leads to a better life

Literacy leads to a better life

For most, reading is a daily part of life. Getting around on the interstate, filling out paperwork and surfing the Internet all require a skill ... Read more

Latest news

Library to hold book sale

The Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library is having a special book sale for the Friends of the Crosby Library on April 26 from 2-4 p.m. ... Read more

  1. Defense best protection from sexual assault
  2. PRC SPCA offering adult cats on special into next month
  3. Poplarville has built reserves over past year

More news

Autism grant keeps program going

Autistic children who attend the Picayune School District will soon reap the benefits of specialized instruction thanks to a $59,316 partial funding grant from the ... Read more

Pearl River County student wins state reading fair

In March of this year, Pearl River Central’s upper elementary school took their reading fair winners to regionals in Hattiesburg. Andrew Lee, a fifth grader ... Read more

Shay engine on display in Picayune

It’s difficult to miss the Shay locomotive while driving down Highway 11. The wood-burning locomotive sits majestically underneath a protective cover at Shay Park alongside ... Read more

Several face drug charges

The alleged manufacture of methamphetamine was discovered at two homes within the county as part of investigations conducted by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

  1. Barbecue on sale to raise funds
  2. Utility Authority expecting to accept new facility
  3. Board considers GPS units
  4. One dies another injured in accident
  5. Blue Bell recalled products being accepted locally
  6. Council hears community complaints
  7. Poplarville cheerleaders to host Mickey fundraising event
  8. Volunteer firefighters hone skills
  9. Rotary Club of Picayune’s Fishing Rodeo brings out community
  10. Board addresses flag etiquette
  11. Creek cleanup rescheduled
  12. Scholarship applications being accepted
  13. Fantastic Sams celebrates ten years in Picayune
  14. Two to compete in national competition
  15. Local man struck by vehicle while trying to cross Interstate 59
  16. Hungry children have a buddy in Poplarville

Editorial

It’s best to leave extinct species in the past

Genetically engineering embryos to bring back a long lost species of animal has was the plot of the Jurassic Park series of movies and until ... Read more

Sports

Local playoff action

The Picayune Lady Maroon Tide defeated Brookhaven Thursday night in the first game of a best of three series, with a final score of 4-1. ... Read more

  1. Lady Maroon Tide defeat Stone in final regular season home game
  2. Blue Devils finished regular season with a win
  3. Pearl River softball splits at Meridian
  4. Holmes beats PRCC 92-87 in region 23 title bout in overtime
  5. Poplarville basketball comes up just short in playoffs
  6. PRC boys and Lady Devils sweep Bulldogs on senior night

Columns and Opinion

Adult illiteracy is still a problem

Earlier this week I sat in on a presentation about the daily problems faced by adults who can’t read. As a child who was provided ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Celebrate Earth Day and sustainable dairy farming

The celebration of Earth Day officially began 45 years ago as a way to demonstrate support for environmental protection. For dairy farmers and much of ... Read more

Business

Fantastic Sams celebrates ten years in Picayune

Fantastic Sams celebrates ten years in Picayune

  Beverly Hingle, owner of Fantastic Sams in Picayune, knows a thing or two about styling hair. Since attending beauty school at age 15, Hingle ... Read more | comments

Education

Autism grant keeps program going

Autism grant keeps program going

Autistic children who attend the Picayune School District will soon reap the benefits of specialized instruction thanks to a $59,316 partial funding grant from the ... Read more | comments

Health & Fitness

New administrator at Covenant Health and Rehab of Picayune

New administrator at Covenant Health and Rehab of Picayune

Robert McBeth is the new administrator at Covenant Health and Rehab of Picayune with 24 years of healthcare experience under his belt. McBeth was named ... Read more | comments

Art & Entertainment

PRCAL art show: The 41st annual spring art show

PRCAL art show: The 41st annual spring art show

Last weekend, the Pearl River County Arts League hosted its 41st annual spring art show at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Picayune. Attendees of ... Read more | comments