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Shelter to close doors, but still adopting pets

With new orders to shelter at home being handed down from the state and the city of Picayune ... Read more | Add your comment

Service at landfill slows due to increased traffic

With many families home from work and school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pearl River County residents are ... Read more | Add your comment

Pearl River County endorses shelter-in-place order

Pearl River County’s Board of Supervisors endorsed the shelter-in-place order passed by Governor Tate Reeves on Wednesday to ... Read more | Add your comment

Aldermen hear COVID-19 hospital projections

Pearl River County is projected to have over 100 deaths from COVID-19, but that number could be reduced ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Athletic programs losing money due to suspension

High school athletic programs across the country are dealing with the fallout of cancelled or suspended seasons. A major effect of the COVID-19 outbreak has ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00 am

News

COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Mississippi had two new COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday night, and one COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term care facility has been reported in Pearl River County. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

MHSAA to continue monitoring COVID-19 outbreak

Besides The Mississippi High School Activities Association released a statement on Thursday announcing that the suspension of spring sporting events has been extended and the ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00 am

News

Blood donations dropping during pandemic

Blood donations are usually in great need during the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the country has put an even greater ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Suspension of athletics costing programs money

Several athletic programs across the county are concerned about their financial situations due to the Mississippi High School Activities Association suspending athletics until April 17. ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Karate practitioners deal with lack of classes

Katie Barkman and Hayden Walker are world-class athletes who competed and medaled in the World Karate Martial Arts Organization World Cup last year. They train ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:00 am

Breaking News

Picayune and Poplarville issue shelter at home orders

Picayune and Poplarville passed safer-at-home orders Wednesday telling residents to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Picayune’s order includes ... Read more

by cathy cook, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:00 pm

News

UMMC, MSDH to host one-day drive-through COVID-19 testing sites in Lauderdale, Adams, Pearl River and Tippah counties

JACKSON, Miss. – One-day mobile collections for COVID-19 testing specimens are continuing this week into early next week, with the University of Mississippi Medical Center ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:50 am

Sports

Cancellation of spring athletics affecting more than just athletes

Cody Shaw was an athletic trainer at Pearl River Community College as the rumors started to swirl that athletic activities were in danger of being ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:00 am

News

Tate Reeves issues “first of several” shelter at home orders for state of Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued what he called the first of what could be more shelter in place orders for counties. That shelter in place ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:00 am

News

13-year-old boy shot, case under investigation

Investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department are working a case where a 13-year-old boy was allegedly shot in the head. Maj. Marc Ogden ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:00 am

News

Plans to change waste collection dropped

A plan to change Poplarville’s trash pickup days in April has been abandoned so trash pickup days will remain on Tuesday and Friday. Waste Management ... Read more

by cathy cook, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Fishing is a safe way to get out of the house

Guy Stegall knows how important social distancing and self-isolation is as people around the world try to fight the spread of COVID-19. The situation leaves ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:00 am

News

Residents asked to help flatten curve

Only an estimated 10 percent of Pearl River County residents are complying with social distancing and shelter in place measures recommended by the CDC to ... Read more

by cathy cook, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:00 am

News

Unemployment benefits expand

Mississippi residents unable to work due to COVID-19 are eligible for unemployment benefits. To file an unemployment claim, visit mdes.ms.gov or call the Mississippi Department ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:00 am

News

Drive-thru test site planned for Pearl River County

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is set to open in Pearl River County later this week. The testing site is tentatively set to open on ... Read more

by cathy cook, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

PRC senior athletes left in limbo due to suspended season

Several programs at Pearl River Central High School were in the midst of their seasons as the spread of COVID-19 led the Mississippi High School ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

PRCC football losing out on spring practice

Seth Smith was a couple months into the start of his career as the head coach of the football program for the Pearl River Community ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 am

News

Local school districts will be allowed to amend graduation requirements

Graduating high school seniors will not need to take state required end of course assessments in order to graduate and third graders will not need ... Read more

by cathy cook, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 am

Business

Brother’s Pride navigating reduced business

What began as a local business to get their homemade meat products out to a wider clientele has become a local lunch destination in Picayune. ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 am

News

COVID-19 cases, deaths climb in Mississippi

As of Sunday at 6 p.m., the Mississippi State Department of Health reports that there are 847 cases of COVID-19 in the state, and 16 ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 am

News

Board told COVID-19 peak expected in one to two weeks

Pearl River County is expected to see a peak in COVID-19 cases in the next 7 to 14 days, said District V Supervisor Sandy Kane ... Read more

by cathy cook, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 am

News

MBI issues silver alert for Jackson County man (Update, found safe)

Update from MBI: “The Silver Alert issued for William Brower Moseley has been canceled. He has been located and is safe.” The Mississippi Bureau of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:46 am

Sports

Poplarville tennis losing time to develop

The tennis team for the Poplarville Hornets was in the midst of its season when the Mississippi High School Activities Association decided to suspend all ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Break in the heat on the way

By Skip Rigney This week has been one of the warmest in March on record in the Gulf South. New Orleans International Airport, with data ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am