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LaFontaine pitches two economic development policies to drive interest

Two ideas to encourage economic development were fielded to city of Picayune and Pearl River County leaders during ... Read more | Add your comment

Picayune community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King

The message and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated in Picayune on Monday with a ... Read more | Add your comment

PRC school board hears bond construction update

Several construction projects underway within the Pearl River County School District have been completed over the past couple ... Read more | Add your comment

Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home issuing vaccines, when available

The waitlist for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Pearl River County Hospital is 700 people long and growing, ... Read more | Add your comment

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One COVID-19 outbreak reported in local schools

There was one COVID-19 outbreak reported to the Mississippi State Department of Health in school districts within Pearl River County for the week of Jan. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Free school uniforms still available

Free school uniforms and jackets in various sizes are still available from First Step Learning Lab. There are school uniforms ranging in children’s size from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cathy Cook.

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Gunnarsson Breaks School Record in LSU’s Season Debut

Baton Rouge, La. – Lisa Gunnarsson, a senior standout from Paris, France, broke her own school record with a clearance of 4.52 meters (14′ 10.0″) in ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Rifle Leads Wolfpack From Start to Finish

OXFORD, Miss. – No. 3 Ole Miss rifle broke the air rifle program record for the second time this season to power their way past No. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Gymnastics Posts Highest Week Two Score in the Nation

BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team scored a season high 197.275, which marked the highest in the nation in week two and second-highest road ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Antonaki, Mikhailuk Post Ranked Wins To Lead State On Final Day Of Bulldog Kickoff

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State women’s tennis team recorded a 6-6 overall record on Sunday to conclude action in the Bulldog Kickoff. Overall, State notched a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Tigers Wrap Up First Meet of 2021 at Florida State

TALLAHASSEE – The LSU Swimming team made the trip to Tallahassee, Florida to take on No. 16/22 Florida State from inside the Morcom Aquatics Center. The ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Picayune family counting blessings as son overcomes brain injury suffered in hit and run

By Susan Christensen Health and Research News Service Nov. 24 was the most thankful Thanksgiving ever for the family of Picayune’s Gavin Miller. Just a week before, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, January 18, 2021 3:54 pm

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LSU Rallies For Fourth-Straight Win, 85-80, Over South Carolina

BATON ROUGE – The LSU men’s basketball team posted two second-half, eight-point runs to rally to defeat a stubborn South Carolina team, 85-80, Saturday night ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:07 pm

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Todd and McMillon Claim Wins at Vulcan Invite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Southern Miss took home a pair of individual victories as they kicked off the indoor season at the Vulcan Invite hosted by UAB ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:06 pm

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Balanced Attack Leads Lady Eagles Past Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Four different Southern Miss players finished in double figures, as the Black and Gold held Middle Tennessee to a season-low 32.8 percent from ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:05 pm

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Ole Miss’ James Earns FWAA Freshman All-America Accolades

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss freshman offensive lineman Jeremy James has been named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team, as announced by the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:04 pm

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Forbes Picks Up Second Freshman All-America Honor

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s standout defensive back Emmanuel Forbes has earned his second Freshman All-America honor, as one of nine true freshmen tabbed to the Football Writers’ Association ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:04 pm

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Picayune and PRC soccer teams seal playoff spots

Picayune and Pearl River Central battled on the pitch Friday night with the Maroon Tide and Lady Blue Devils locking in respective playoff spots. Boys ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Monday, January 18, 2021 3:30 am

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Smith Announces Spring Men’s Golf Schedule

STARKVILLE – Head coach Dusty Smith has released the spring half of Mississippi State’s men’s golf schedule for the 2020-2021 season. The Bulldogs will continue SEC play, as ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:00 am

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Beach Announces 2021 Schedule

BATON ROUGE – With the season set to begin the final weekend of February, LSU Beach Volleyball Coach Russell Brock announced the tournament schedule for the Tigers in their upcoming ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:00 am

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Ole Miss Duo Invited to 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Two Ole Miss women’s golfers earned invitations to participate in the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur later in the spring. Senior Kennedy Swann and junior Julia ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:00 am

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Stone Jumps to Top-150 in World Rankings

BATON ROUGE – LSU women’s golf sophomore Latanna Stoned jumped up to her highest World Amateur Golf Ranking spot at 140 following her win at the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:00 am

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MGCCC ranked No. 2

PERKINSTON — The Mississippi Gulf Coast golf team will begin the spring season ranked second in the country after the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:00 am

Columns

Thank goodness for cold weather

By Jan Miller Penton I hurried out the door this morning to big, fat, beautiful snowflakes twirling and whirling through the air. This was a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:00 pm

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Virtual learning on a decline in PRC school district

Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees discussed the district’s reopening plan and COVID-19 leave for district employees during its monthly meeting held Thursday ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

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Trend of warm temperatures continued in 2020

By Skip Rigney The year 2020 was the fifth-warmest for the United States in the last 126 years, which is the period that reliable and ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

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Poplarville soccer earns another district win

Poplarville’s soccer teams took on Purvis Thursday evening as the Hornets and Lady Hornets came away with victories. Boys Poplarville won in convincing fashion against ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

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ICC volleyball opens inaugural season next week

FULTON, Miss. – The Itawamba Community College women’s volleyball team is scheduled to open its inaugural season next weekend, and the details of the Indians’ ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

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Tigers Bring The Energy, Have Fun in Complete Win Over Arkansas

Will Wade had a message for his team after Saturday’s win over Ole Miss: keep moving forward. No steps back. And as the Tigers took another step ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

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SEC Announces Conference Softball Schedule

STARKVILLE – The Southeastern Conference announced the league’s 2021 softball schedule on Friday morning. Mississippi State, which led the nation in wins a year ago, will ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

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Picayune School Board tackles COVID paid leave, grants

Picayune School District’s Board of Trustees held a brief meeting Tuesday where the Board approved an extension to COVID-19 leave days and accepted two grants. ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am