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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Residents asked to help flatten curve

Only an estimated 10 percent of Pearl River County residents are complying with social distancing and shelter in ... Read more | Add your comment

Brother’s Pride navigating reduced business

What began as a local business to get their homemade meat products out to a wider clientele has ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Emergency dental care available at Penley Family Dentistry

With the restrictions put in place for many of the simplest of medical procedures or elective surgeries, some people may forget that dentists are still ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Slow and steady in this time of uncertainty

We’re only a couple of weeks into this uncertain time of closures, cancellations and limited access to many of the goods and services we’ve come ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

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IDD citizens coping with COVID-19 limits

For some adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi means limited contact with family and friends and uncomfortable changes in ... Read more

by cathy cook, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

This could be our finest hour

By Jan Miller Penton It has long been my habit to rise early while most of the world sleeps. When the children were small it ... Read more

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

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Second business suffers gun shot damage, this time in Picayune

Another incident that resulted in damage to a storefront window occurred, this time in Picayune. The first incident involved the Family Dollar in Carriere, where ... Read more

by cathy cook, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

4H dealing with affects of the Coronavirus

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left Pearl River County’s 4H in the same boat as other programs across the state; events are now canceled and ... Read more

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

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Clarifications on conflicting executive orders

City and county measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, like requiring restaurants to close their dining rooms, will remain in place, despite some confusion ... Read more

by cathy cook, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

PRCC softball having to deal with heartbreak of canceled season

The softball team for the Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats was in the midst of its first season with Christie Meeks at the helm ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am

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Picayune man arrested for robbing another at gunpoint

Picayune Police arrested a Picayune man who was wanted for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery that occurred on March 15. On March 15 ... Read more

by cathy cook, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am

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Sheriff’s Department looking for suspect who shot at Family Dollar in Carriere

This article has been corrected to reflect that the incident was Wednesday March 25, not Thursday. An as yet unknown suspect fired a gun at ... Read more

by cathy cook, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am