• 54°

Top Stories

Nissan of Picayune Teacher of the Week, Gabriela Calvillo-Lemoine

Gabriela Calvillo-Lemoine, a Spanish teacher at Pearl River Central High School, was named Nissan of Picayune’s Teacher of ... Read more | Add your comment

Traffic stop results in arrests and seizures

JACKSON, MS – Multiple arrests have been made due to a traffic stop and subsequent search warrant.   ... Read more | Add your comment

Aldermen seeking method to repair pier

The Poplarville Board of Aldermen listened to a report regarding renovations to a local pier during its regularly ... Read more | Add your comment

Council declares April as Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month

After proclaiming the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month, Picayune’s City ... Read more | Add your comment

News

PRC SPCA receives $40,000 in spay, neuter funds from Petco Love

The spay and neuter program at the PRC SPCA just got a financial shot in the arm through Petco Love. Earlier this month, the local ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

News

Proposed golf cart ordinance meant to be a lagniappe for Poplarville residents

After three years of trying, the city of Poplarville might finally allow golf carts on residential streets. Poplarville Mayor Rossie Creel wants to see a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cathy Cook.

News

“$100 Million Extravaganza” First $500,000 Top Prize Claimed

Lee County resident nets big win in $20 game JACKSON, MISS–A Nettleton man became the first winner of $500,000 in the new “$100 Million Extravaganza” ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Sports

Poplarville softball bounces back with a win

The Poplarville Lady Hornets needed a win Tuesday evening to stay in the playoff race, and did just that beating Forrest County 6-2. Lily Tynes ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:22 pm

Sports

Poplarville baseball gets crucial win

Poplarville’s baseball team defeated the Purvis Tornadoes 4-2 to get an important district win in the fight to secure the number two seed. Jordan Belsome ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:20 pm

Sports

Soccer Lands Grad Transfer Athena Kuehn

Baton Rouge, La. – LSU soccer head coach Sian Hudson has announced that grad transfer Athena Kuehn will join the program for the upcoming 2021 fall season. Kuehn ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:00 pm

Sports

Women’s Tennis Looking to Realize Its Goals at Long-Awaited C-USA Championships

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Twenty-two matches in two seasons, 19-3 overall. But now, an eager return to the C-USA Championships (Thursday-Saturday) at North Texas for the Southern ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 pm

Sports

Ole Miss Women’s Tennis Falls in Second Round of SEC Championships to No. 26 Kentucky

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – No. 19 Ole Miss (11-9, 7-6 SEC) lost 4-2 to No. 26 Kentucky (15-7, 6-7 SEC) in the second round of the SEC ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:00 am

News

Biloxi PD to hold opioid drug take back

With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Biloxi Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, announces its 20th Take Back Day ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:13 am

Sports

Five Bulldogs Earned Experiential Learning Opportunities During Spring Semester

STARKVILLE – As an effort to offer professional opportunities, five Mississippi State student-athletes were selected and completed a Bulldogs Experiential Learning Internship (BELI) through the Student-Athlete ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:00 am

News

Today is April 21, 2021

Kindergarten Day Things to get kids ready for kindergarten ›Work with your child on recognizing letters of the alphabet, numbers and colors in things that ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Pearl River basketball hosting high school all-star games

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River is back in the all-star business. The men’s and women’s basketball teams announced Tuesday they are bringing back their annual high ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00 am

News

Paving update in city of Picayune

There will be a second paving crew assigned to pave East Canal Street, Telly Road and West Canal Street beginning Wednesday night, April 21st. Depending ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:11 pm

News

NASA Removes Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Moon Mission from Stennis Test Stand

Crews at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, worked April 19-20 to remove the first flight core stage of the agency’s Space ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:13 pm

News

Holliday announces candidacy for Poplarville mayor

Special to the Item On Tuesday, April 27th, the voters of Poplarville will have the opportunity to choose who will be the next Mayor.  This ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:36 pm

Sports

Xavier Pinson Officially Signs Papers To Join LSU Basketball

BATON ROUGE – LSU Athletics and head basketball coach Will Wade announced on Friday that Xavier Pinson has signed the necessary Southeastern Conference and institutional paperwork to complete ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:00 pm

News

Well Water Testing for Well Owners in Pearl River County and Surrounding Counties

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will hold a Well Water Testing Workshop in Pearl River County ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:59 pm

Sports

PRC softball defeats Picayune in district game

Pearl River Central and Picayune faced off Monday evening with the Lady Blue Devils defeating the Lady Maroon Tide 5-1. Kylie Burnette pitched a complete ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:37 pm

Sports

PRC baseball outlasts Hattiesburg for a close win

Pearl River Central’s baseball team couldn’t find a way to beat the Hattiesburg Tigers in seven innings, but were able to get the job done ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:34 pm

Sports

White Holds Off Purple to Win Pass-Happy Spring Game, 23-14

BATON ROUGE – LSU freshman quarterback Garrett Nussmeier found wide receiver Koy Moore from 4 yards out in the waning seconds of the 2021 National L Club LSU Spring ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:00 pm

News

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to conduct Christmas Tree Drop Project 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex intends to solicit assistance from the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training Program ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:40 pm

Sports

Golden Eagles break two school records at War Eagle Invitational

AUBURN, Ala. – The Southern Miss track and field team closed the day with a bang, as Landon Chalden, Trey Johnson, Dylan Evansand DJ Butler combined to break the 4×400 relay ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:00 am

News

Small Business Specialist Finds Joy in Her Stennis Space Center Journey

Kay Doane loves everything about her job as the small business specialist for Stennis Space Center, not only the journey that brought her to the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:53 am

Sports

Last Inning Homer Lifts LA Tech in Series Finale

RUSTON, La. — Southern Miss sat one out away Sunday night from a doubleheader sweep of 13th-ranked Louisiana Tech at J.C. Love Field and the lead of Conference ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:00 am

News

MHP issues alert of endangered/missing child

Update: The has been found and is safe.   The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 14-year-old Siarra Scarberry of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:16 am

News

Today is April 20, 2021

Lima Bean Appreciation Day    Lima Beans The lima bean, also called butter bean, is a warm-season crop that is well-adapted to Louisiana’s climate. The ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Beyond Basketball: Lauren Gross

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Ask anyone about Southern Miss redshirt sophomore Lauren Gross and they’ll all tell you the same thing, “she’s authentic.” “That is something that just means ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:00 am