PICAYUNE — From left, Pride of Tide dance team members Angel Kinna and Abbey Montogomery practice their nifty split tricks at Thursday morning’s Maroon Tide band practice.
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UPDATE: Suspected slasher was on house arrest
A joint effort between Pearl River County and Hancock County Sheriff’s Departments, along with Picayune Police Department resulted in the Wednesday night capture of the accused kidnapper James Harold Smith, said Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam.
Ping-Pong Drop sees success in Poplarville
The Ping-Pong ball drop in Poplarville on Saturday was considered a success by coordinator Peggy Smith with the Poplarville Chamber of Commerce.
Aldermen terminate contract
The Poplarville Board of Alderman held their monthly meeting on December 17.
Supervisors split on insurance
Andy Turnage, the director of engineering for Pileum Corporation, spoke to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday about a new video system for the courts.
Local man in custody for kidnapping
“Hancock County Sheriff’s officers apprehended Pearl River County resident James Harold Smith, 41-years-of-age, Wednesday night, after an extensive search in Hancock County side of Hwy 43 and charged with two counts of kidnapping in Pearl River County,” said Major Donnie Saucier of the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department.
On Wednesday, Picayune Police Department officers were dispatched to a local tobacco store located on Mississippi Highway 43 North, in response to an armed robbery, which ended in a high-speed chase into Louisiana, said Picayune Police Department Deputy Chief Chad Dorn.
School rallies for team
Students from Picayune high school and junior high school gathered Tuesday afternoon to recognize the Maroon Tide football team for winning the state championship.
Voter ID equipment installed at courthouse
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann spoke to Pearl River County Circuit Court employees about the new voter identification cards on Monday afternoon.
Insurance costs rattle homeowners
Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero recently returned from a trip to the nation’s capitol to meet with in Mississippi’ Congressional delegation, including U.S. Rep Steven Palazzo, over county concerns. Biggert Waters flood insurance legislation, which is currently on its way to becoming law, was one of the topics they met about.
PRCC IN TOP 25
Pearl River Community College was recently named one of the best community colleges in the nation by Create a Career website.
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