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Prices of meat skyrocket locally, availability also affected

Shoppers in Pearl River County, and across the country, are noticing the price of their favorite cut of ... Read more | Add your comment

Supervisors want trusties to get back to work

Several members of the Pearl River County Supervisors are pushing for trusties held at the county jail to ... Read more | Add your comment

Family dispute escalates to simple assault, arson on Old Kiln Road

Tuesday evening a family disagreement heated up when one man lit fire to a home on the family ... Read more | Add your comment

Courthouse Annex open for court

The Pearl River County Courthouse Annex opened Monday for its first day of court, although few people entered ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Picayune color guard hosts virtual tryout

COVID-19 has shuttered school doors around the county, which has led to certain organizations, like the Picayune Maroon Tide Color Guard, to host a virtual ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

County softball teams ready to get back on the field

The prohibition of athletic activities by the Mississippi High School Activities Association is set to end June 1, which means county softball programs are getting ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:00 am

News

Man arrested for drug violations during checkpoint

A Picayune Police Department safety checkpoint conducted May 16 resulted in drug related charges for a Picayune man. That Saturday, officers came into contact with ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

College coaches changing recruiting routines in pandemic

Junior college athletic programs recruit year-round to try and convince talented athletes to join their programs, but that process was halted by the National Junior ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:00 am

News

Another round of COVID-19 testing set for Pearl River County

A free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will be offered in Pearl River County on May 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pearl River ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:00 am

News

Road Department dealing with battery, fuel theft

The Pearl River County Road Department is upgrading its security after experiencing a dramatic increase in instances of batteries and fuel thefts from county equipment. ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Athlete overcomes epilepsy and keeps running

Tina Collier was waiting for her daughters to get ready for school one morning when all of a sudden she heard a noise come from ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

HCA athletes getting back to work while staying safe

The track and field athletes at Heritage Christian Academy have been trying to stay in shape even after the cancellation of their season due to ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:00 am

News

Remains of man hit by train recovered, identified

The remains of the man who was hit by a passenger train Monday morning have been located and identified. Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:00 am

News

After debate, Aldermen approve dates for October festivals

The Poplarville Board of Aldermen approved requests from both the Sweet Mississippi Tea Festival and the Blueberry Jubilee to use the City Square Park for ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:00 am

Breaking News

Burnt Bridge Road to close today

A portion of Burnt Bridge Road will close today as part of a project to clear underbrush from the Daniel Tabberer Memorial Boat Launch. Steve ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:30 am

News

MDOT to install radio system on Stemwood tower

Picayune’s City Council approved motions to allow the Mississippi Department of Transportation to install a radio system on top of the water tower on Stemwood ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:00 am

News

Aldermen approve parade request from seniors

Poplarville High School will be allowed to hold a parade to celebrate graduating seniors on May 21 through downtown Poplarville. The Poplarville Board of Aldermen ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:00 am

News

Work to widen U.S. 11 progressing

Crews began laying curb and gutter features along the east side of Highway 11 as part of the Highway 11 expansion project on Monday, said ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:00 am

News

PRC to honor seniors with parade

Pearl River Central High School will be holding a graduation parade at 7 p.m. on Friday along Highway 11 to celebrate seniors. The school’s administration ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:00 am

Breaking News

Multiple law enforcement agencies looking for remains of man hit by train

Law enforcement agencies from Pearl River County and neighboring St. Tammany Parish are currently looking for what they believe will be the remains of a ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:51 pm

News

Puppy and kitten adoptions on the rise

Adoptions of puppies and kittens at the Pearl River County SPCA are on the rise. The shelter has already adopted out all of its puppies ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:00 am

News

March sales taxes up from previous year, decline anticipated in coming months

In the city of Picayune, sales tax collections during the month of March rose, but City Clerk Amber Hinton said she is prepared for an ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Process to reopen gyms not pleasing all members

Paul Kirkley is the owner of six Fitness Depots, including the Picayune location, and said that the process to reopen them has involved a constant ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:00 am

News

State tops 11k cases, and 528 deaths from COVID-19, 195 cases and 26 deaths locally

Mississippi now has 11,432 cases of COVID-19, of which 528 deaths were attributed according to statistics from the Mississippi State Department of Health published on ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:00 am

News

Blueberry Jubilee pushed back to October

For the first time the annual Blueberry Jubilee has been postponed to October. “We have the Jubilee the second Saturday of June every year,” said ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:00 am

News

PRC school district opens offices and plans for summer education

Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees had its regularly scheduled meeting May 14 and discussed the next steps for the district during the ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Dance studios excited to be reopening

A new executive order from Gov. Tate Reeves has allowed local dance studios to open their previously shuttered doors to returning dancers. Miss Sarah’s School ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:00 am

News

Legislature approves direct payment of $2,000 to all businesses to aid economy

The state of Mississippi received $1.25 billion from the federal government to help with the effects COVID-19 had on the economy. This week, the Legislature ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Why spring breezes disappear during summer

By Skip Rigney There’s nothing I find more relaxing than grabbing a good book in the late afternoon on a sunny, mild spring day, dragging ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:00 am