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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

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Rocket engines may cause a rumble Saturday

Pearl River County locals will probably hear a rumbling Saturday when four rocket engines are tested at Stennis ... Read more | Add your comment

Remembering Charles Ray Perry

After his recent passing, former Pearl River County Supervisor Charles Ray Perry is being remembered fondly for his ... 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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Rocket engines may cause a rumble Saturday

Pearl River County locals will probably hear a rumbling Saturday when four rocket engines are tested at Stennis Space Center. The Core Stage Green Run ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cathy Cook.

Sports

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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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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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

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County rivals fight for playoff positioning on the pitch

Picayune and PRC faced off tonight in a battle of county rivals with postseason positions on the line. The Lady Blue Devils and Lady Maroon ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:30 pm

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COVID-19 cases as of Friday

As of Friday, COVID-19 deaths involving Pearl River County residents now total 91 from a collective 3,138 cases in the county since the pandemic began ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 15, 2021 5:22 pm

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Governor Tate Reeves extends Executive Order

JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the decision to extend Executive Order 1535 until Wednesday, February 3,2021 at 5:00 PM. The following counties are currently under a county wide ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:21 pm

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Additional COVID-19 vaccine allocated to Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces that additional COVID-19 vaccine was allocated to Mississippi this week. The additional allotments will support ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:28 pm

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Additional vaccine allocated to Mississippi

Mississippi State Department of Health Press Release JACKSON, Miss. — Friday the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announced that additional COVID-19 vaccine was allocated ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:09 pm

Sports

MSU Men’s Hoops Nipped by Texas A&M, 56-55

STARKVILLE – Texas A&M used a 12-2 run over a 3:22 stretch late in the second half en route to hand the Mississippi State men’s basketball team ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 15, 2021 7:00 am

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Southern Miss Hosting Middle Tennessee for Two-Game Swing

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — With its first Conference USA road trip in the books, the Southern Miss men’s basketball team now focuses on defending home-court against Middle ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 15, 2021 7:00 am

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Pearl River Soccer Club all set up for spring season

The Pearl River Soccer Club is moving forward with plans to have a spring season and the start date is fast approaching. Practices will start ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, January 15, 2021 7:00 am