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Pope Benedict VXI resigning
VATICAN CITY (AP) — With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict VXI did Monday what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, announcing his resignation and sending the already troubled Catholic Church scrambling to replace the leader of its 1 billion followers by Easter.
Not even his closest associates had advance word of the news, a bombshell that he dropped during a routine morning meeting of Vatican cardinals. With no clear favorites to succeed him, another surprise likely awaits when the cardinals elect Benedict’s successor next month.
“Without doubt this is a historic moment,” said Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, a protege and former theology student of Benedict’s who is considered a papal contender. “Right now, 1.2 billion Catholics the world over are holding their breath.”
Changes in Picayune Item
Changes are being made in the Picayune Item.
Boil Water notice lifted
Pearl River Central Water Association has lifted the precautionary boil water notice for the following areas: Country Store in Carriere, Smith St., Camellia St. and any surrounding streets that may have been without water or had low water pressure on Saturday, 1-26-13 and Sunday 1-27-13.
PRC school board meeting today at 5:30 p.m.
Supt. Alan Lumpkin said the regular monthly Pearl River County school board meeting has been rescheduled to be held today, Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. in the school board meeting room at the superintendent’s office complex.
Boil water notice has been issued
Pearl River Central Water Association has issued a precautionary boil water notice due to a line break for the following areas: Country Store in Carriere, Smith St., Camellia St. and any surrounding streets that may have been without water or had low water pressure on Saturday 1-26-13 and Sunday 1-27-13. Water samples will be taken for 2 consecutive days and as soon as results are back we will lift the boil water notice.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the office during normal business hours of Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 601-798-3103.
- BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED A BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN LIFTED. MEMBERS OF CENTER WATER ASSOCIATION LIVING ON SALEM RD. AND MEADOW GREEN RD. NO LONGER HAVE TO BOIL DRINKING WATER. TEST RESULTS INDICATE WATER IS SAFE. MEMBERS MAY CALL THE WATER OFFICE FOR ANY QUESTIONS AT 601-798-1401.
Boil Water Notice - Center Water
A boil water notice is issued for members of Center Water Association living on Salem Rd. and Green Meadow Rd.
Picayune, PRC split up
No one expected this.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association released new region and division alignments for the next two school years Friday, and Picayune and Pearl River Central have been separated.
Boil water alert for the town of Poplarville
Town of Poplarville issued a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water supply located in Pearl River County. This affects approximately 150 customers south of Hwy. 26 and Main Street.
Weekend edition coming
To Our Readers:
Currently, the Picayune Item contracts delivery of our Sunday product to the households of our subscribers.
Rising gas prices put us in a position where we now find it more and more difficult to contract our delivery service. We have investigated options that would bring accuracy and timeliness of delivery while at the same time maintains cost effectiveness.
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