PICAYUNE — DEPOT CHRISTMAS- Christmas decorations on the train motif are displayed at the depot on South Harvey Avenue, above, and decorations adorn the facility. The depot has been designated the South Pole, and Santa is expected to be there on Friday, Dec. 7. At right, a conductor awaits passengers to board the Amtrak train at the depot Friday morning.
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Cold weather is a brewing
Pearl River County is expecting a cold front to move through on Sunday night, causing temperatures to drop into the 30s. In preparation for the cold days ahead, agencies across the county have some tips to save money on heating and how to protect your animals.
Love em or hate em, fruitcakes are here to stay
People are either thrilled to get them or thrilled to give them away.
There still is time left to help Senior Center
For members of the community who were able to adopt a senior for Christmas, there are still opportunities to donate to the Senior Center.
Con artists target credit unions
The Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office has released a statement warning consumers of a phishing scam targeting credit unions and their clients.
Love of people shines
During the holidays, as you are traveling towards Sones Chapel Road off of Mississippi Highway 11, you are bound to spot Turks Discount Fireworks off to the left.
Conjugal visits no longer acceptable in Mississippi state correctional facilities
When Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps ends a program on Jan. 31 that allows conjugal visits for prisoners, inmates in Pearl River County won’t be affected.
Splashing another day away
Water has been pouring out onto streets and property surrounding the Carriere Volunteer Fire Station on U.S. Highway 11 for two days as part of required annual pump testing.
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.
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