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Lindsay Ward shares her goals with Exchange Club of Picayune

Pearl River County’s Economic Development Director Lindsay Ward spoke to members of the Exchange Club of Picayune recently ... Read more | Add your comment

Konya Miller recognized before retiring in July

Konya Miller, Poplarville School District’s superintendent who will be retiring at the end of this month, was recognized ... Read more | Add your comment

Out-going Board of Aldermen hold last meeting

Poplarville’s Board of Aldermen held a quick meeting Tuesday, the last the current administration will hold before the ... Read more | Add your comment

Hunting club loses out on rebid process, asks for rebid

Poplarville School District’s Board of Trustees was asked to give special privileges to a hunting club that did ... Read more | Add your comment

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Hunting club loses out on rebid process, asks for rebid

Poplarville School District’s Board of Trustees was asked to give special privileges to a hunting club that did not turn in a bid before the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Picayune Schools receive more CARES funds

A budget hearing was held by the Picayune School District Tuesday prior to the Board of Trustees meeting. The total assessed valuation of property within ... Read more | Add your comment

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Grand Island Husband And Wife Plead Guilty For Their Roles In Bank Robbery Committed By Their Son

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Cheryl A. Mulvey, 68, and Lawrence Mulvey, 67, both of Grand Island, pleaded ... Read more

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Poultry Processing Plant Manager Pleads Guilty to Harboring Illegal Alien

Jackson, Miss. –  A Pelahatchie man pleaded guilty today to harboring an illegal alien, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Jack P. Staton, ... Read more

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Extension can test soil for carbon content

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service RAYMOND, Miss. — Mississippi agricultural producers and landowners who are interested in carbon sequestration can test their soil’s carbon ... Read more

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Former Jackson Public School Band Volunteer Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

Jackson, Miss. – A former Jackson Public School band volunteer and bus driver pleaded guilty today to producing child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren ... Read more

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PRC students have access to vaccine in upcoming events

A voluntary vaccine program for students attending the Pearl River County School District will be held later this month and in July to allow participants ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Mr. Green Jeans and the Jelly Bandit

By Jan Miller Penton Do any of you remember Mr. Green Jeans? How could those of us of a certain age fail to remember Captain ... Read more

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Today is June 19, 2021

Expand swimming styles for increased safety and fun Knowing how to swim is one of the most important tools a person can have in warm ... Read more

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dedicated fathers

By Ronnie Michel   Happy Father’s Day…. …to fathers who work to provide for their children, then volunteer at school, church, and in the community. ... Read more

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Gulf tides different than on most coasts

By Skip Rigney When people first started living and working on the coasts of oceans, they must have quickly noticed two things. One was that ... Read more

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U.S. Recovers $650,000 from Local Providers Who Billed Medicare and Medicaid for Screening Tests Not Performed

Acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus announced today that the United States has reached a settlement that resolves civil claims against Zaheer Shah, M.D. ... Read more

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Bloods Gang Leader Convicted of Attempted Murder-in-Aid Of Racketeering and Other Violent Crimes

Howard Davis Conspired to Murder and Assault a Rival Gang Member, Committed Robberies, Distributed Narcotics, Obstructed Justice and Illegally Used and Possessed Firearms Following six ... Read more

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WCU left-hander helps prep French Open champion

On Sunday, tennis fans were on their feet in Paris as Novak Djokovic rallied from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling ... Read more

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Mississippi Men Cited for Red Snapper Violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two Mississippi residents for alleged red snapper violations on June 11 while on a Joint Enforcement ... Read more

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Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Sealing Over $90,000 In Cash And Stamps From The Postal Service

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Lisa Mesler, 55, of Niagara Falls, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge ... Read more

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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Enticement of a Minor Following Arrest in Marion County Human Trafficking Operation

Hattiesburg, Miss. – A Louisiana man pled guilty in federal court today to attempted enticement of a minor, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca ... Read more

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Natchez Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

Jackson, Miss. – A Natchez man was sentenced today to 15 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possessing a firearm ... Read more

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Cool Down Summer Energy Use When Temperatures Heat Up

Know the simple steps you can take to lower bills this summer   JACKSON, Mississippi–June 20 may be the official start of summer, but the ... Read more

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Fighting the battle of weeds, weeds, and more weeds

By Sheri Bethard Orange County Master Gardeners Summer is definitely here, and the weeds are growing like wildfire. Just about everywhere you look you see ... Read more

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PRCC offering Computer Coding Technology program this fall

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Pearl River Community College will begin a new Computer Coding Technology program this fall semester at the school’s Forrest County Campus. Coding ... Read more

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation Announces May Transfer to the State

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) made its May transfer of $14,189,448.06 today to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. With one ... Read more

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Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced a conviction and two sentencings in child exploitation cases in Warren, Rankin, and Hancock Counties.

“I am putting the full resources of this office behind our fight to protect children from vicious predators,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “I commend ... Read more

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Governor Tate Reeves announces timeline to draw down National Guard Troops to end COVID mission

JACKSON, Miss. — After months of planning with Dr. Dobbs, General Boyles, Director McCraney and other key leaders of the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, the timeline ... Read more

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Long standing client Magnolia Dredge and Dock highlights DSC Dredge’s commitment to innovation, customer service, and its fleet of dredges.

To ensure the high level of service that has defined this family-owned business for the past thirty years, DSC Dredge, LLC has five key values: ... Read more

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Today is June 18, 2021

On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation put an end to slavery in the United States, but it took time for the news to advance. ... Read more

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Mississippi man arrested for sale of fentanyl

JACKSON, MS – An arrest has been made following an investigation related to the sale of fentanyl. During the investigation, Agents with the Mississippi Bureau ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:04 pm