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Community Center construction stalled

In 2012 Mary Richardson came up with the concept of building a community health center here in the ... Read more | Add your comment

State health officials urge residents to get vaccinated

State health experts suggest that all residents get the COVID-19 vaccine, stating that most of the deaths related ... Read more | Add your comment

PRC SPCA holding pet sale to help cats and dogs find forever homes

The Pearl River County SPCA animal shelter is “absolutely overwhelmed” with pets that need a forever home. On ... Read more | Add your comment

Hornets to get new scoreboard

Home football and soccer games will be a bit more entertaining for fans of the Poplarville Hornets soon. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mayor, city manager pledge to work well with Picayune School District

Picayune’s new mayor and city manager visited the Picayune School District’s Board of Trustees this week to express their plan to continue to work well ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

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Council accepts donations, exact wording in change to city operations obtained

Picayune’s City Council approved motions to keep a current public defender in place and accepted donations from various sources. Also, the Item acquired the exact ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

Columns

A Sleepless Night

By Shannon Marshall Sometimes you can’t sleep. You beg and search for sleep but can’t find none. Sleep not coming because you can’t turn off ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:31 am

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God’s Beautiful World

By Erlene Smith He hath made everything beautiful in his time. Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV) From early morning at the splendor of sunrise to the setting ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:30 am

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Biloxi Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Following Vehicle Accident at Keesler Air Force Base

JACKSON, Miss. – Emmett J. Bennett, 24, of Biloxi, was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing death following a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:03 am

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Today is July 30, 2021

National Cheesecake Day National Cheesecake Day on July 30th offers a slice of one of America’s favorite desserts. Order up a cheesecake with your favorite ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 7:00 am

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MBI issues silver alert for Hinds County woman

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 38-year-old Jan Teresa Henry of Jackson, MS, in Hinds County.   She is described as ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:06 pm

Sports

Ole Miss’ Ealy Makes Paul Hornung award watch list

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ole Miss’ Jerrion Ealy has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Thursday. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:05 pm

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Men’s Hoops Announces Non-Conference Home Schedule

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State men’s basketball program and seventh-year head coach Ben Howland released its 2021-22 non-conference home schedule on Monday. The Bulldogs will ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:04 pm

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SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000 through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. “With the new simplified application portal, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:37 pm

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$85,000 Mississippi Match 5 Winner Claims Prize

  Mega Millions® Tuesday night jackpot reaches $153 million; Powerball® Wednesday jackpot grows to $186 million JACKSON, MISS— Having never played Mississippi Match 5, a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:36 pm

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MBI issues silver alert for Hinds County woman

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 34-year-old Heather Hutchinson of Jackson, MS, in Hinds County. She is described as a white female, four feet and eleven inches tall, weighing 110 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:57 pm

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GCVHCS to use mobile medical unit Aug. 4 at VFW Post 380 in Picayune

BILOXI, Miss. – In what represents the first time the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) is scheduled to use a capability designed to further ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:21 pm

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WCU, Mississippi Braves host Autism Awareness Day

William Carey University and the Mississippi Braves hosted Autism Awareness Day July 25 at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Special jerseys designed for the occasion were auctioned ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:20 pm

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Today is July 29, 2021

Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day Today is for sacrificing cheese in some way. It is unknown how the day got started, or how exactly cheese should ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:39 am

Sports

Drew Lugbauer, Braden Shewmake, and Jalen Miller go deep for Mississippi in a 5-2 win

PENSACOLA, FL – The Mississippi Braves hit three more home runs Wednesday night and won an eight-inning lightning-shortened 5-2 contest over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:37 am

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Back to School Bash to help children in need with school supplies

Students in need of school supplies can get a bit of help by stopping by a Back to School Bash set for this Saturday. The ... Read more

by David Thornton, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:30 am

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Today is July 28, 2021

National Hamburger Day This day is so special it is observed three times a year! May 28, July 28 and December 21. How do you prefer your hamburger? ** ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:19 am

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MBI issues silver alert for Hinds County man

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 60-year-old Ronnie J. Burns of Jackson, MS, in Hinds County. He is described as a black male, five feet and eleven inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with black hair ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:18 am

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Hospital administrator asks public to get vaccinated due to increase in cases

With cases of COVID-19 reportedly going up with in Pearl River County, Highland Community Hospital Administrator Bryan Maxie urges residents to take precautions and get ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:23 am

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USM Distinguished Faculty, Staff Honored with Annual Arts and Sciences Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is proud to announce the recipients of its annual awards commemorating faculty ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 5:03 pm

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USM Students Earn Doctor of Audiology White Coats

The School of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ Doctor of Audiology program at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) presented white coats to 10 students during ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:49 pm

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National Coach of the Year Chris Lemonis Signs Long-Term Contract Extension

STARKVILLE – Chris Lemonis, the 2021 National Coach of the Year who guided Mississippi State to a national championship less than a month ago, has signed a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:17 pm

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Ole Miss Track & Field All-American Stacy Hudson-Rich Passes Away at 50

  Hudson-Rich was Inducted into the Ole Miss M-Club Sports Hall of Fame in 2013   OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Stacy Hudson-Rich, the first outdoor All-American ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:07 pm

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Ole Miss Women’s Golf Ranked in Top-10 of WGCA All-Scholar Teams

  Rebels Make List for First Time in Program History   CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Ole Miss women’s golf team earned its first-ever WGCA All-Scholar ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:06 pm

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Six Indians gain preseason attention

Lee Adams/LetsGoICC.com Fulton, Miss. (LetsGoICC.com) – Six members of the Itawamba Community College football program have caught the attention of some junior college publications this ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:05 pm

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Through a grant from the Bower Foundation, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi will support nursing and healthcare students at seven Mississippi colleges

Jackson, MS – The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi was awarded a two-year, $654,500 grant from the Bower Foundation to support creating a robust healthcare workforce ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:47 am