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New street lights installed in city

NEW LIGHTING: Mississippi Power Contract workers installed a number of decorative street signs around the main branch of First National Bank of Picayune as part of the city’s beautification program. Photo by Jeremy Pittari

NEW LIGHTING: Mississippi Power Contract workers installed a number of decorative street signs around the main branch of First National Bank of Picayune as part of the city’s beautification program.
Photo by Jeremy Pittari

Wednesday morning Mississippi Power Contractors installed decorative light poles in the area of First National Bank’s main branch as part of a citywide beautification effort.
City of Picayune Public Works Director Eric Morris said the work is funded by a $10,000 contribution by First National Bank of Picayune under an agreement with the city.
That money funded installation of underground electrical connections needed for the light poles.
In all 10 decorative light poles will be installed around the block of the main branch of the local bank on Canal Street. The poles will be installed on Canal Street, Curran Avenue and up East Second Street towards U.S. 11, Morris said.
Each new light pole is similar to the decorative lighting installed along West Canal Street by Picayune Main Street.
Picayune City Manager Jim Luke said the work will liven the area up; a sentiment First National Bank president David Hemeter agrees with. Hemeter said the work will hopefully prompt other businesses in the area to jump on board with the beautification efforts.
Once the light poles are installed the city will pay a monthly fee to Mississippi Power who will maintain them, Morris said.