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Looking at the road paving ahead

Pearl River County’s new four-year road plan proposes that 988 miles of county maintained road will be paved and additional staff will be hired in ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:48 pm


Pearl River County hires new economic development director

Pearl River County’s Board of Supervisors hired a new economic development director Monday morning. The Board approved hiring Lindsey Ward as the new Economic Development ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Monday, April 5, 2021 4:05 pm


Pearl River County coroner will also temporarily serve as Hancock County coroner

Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage will now serve as interim coroner in Hancock County because Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk’s certification has been suspended. ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Monday, April 5, 2021 4:01 pm


Mississippi Power Company warns customers of scams claiming power will be disconnected

Mississippi Power Company saw attempts to scam their customers nearly double in 2020 and are encouraging customers to stay educated about phone scams. In 2019, ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:54 pm


Picayune utility worker retires after three decades on the job

During his 38 years of reading Picayune city meters, Bill West has witnessed the work transform from hot and sweaty walks to read individual meters, ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:46 pm


One person injured and one killed in fatal car crash Monday

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash early Monday morning. The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:16 pm


Legislature approves funding to Friendship Park, other projects

State funding may be headed to Picayune for improvements to Friendship Park, capital improvements at the police department building and safety and drainage improvements on ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:53 pm

Art & Entertainment

Picayune Main Street gearing up for spring Street Festival in April

Picayune Main Street’s spring Street Festival will include good food, live music and local artisans. The Street Festival is set for April 10 and 11 ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:51 pm


Rental assistance available for more Mississippians

Over $186 million in rental and utility assistance is available for Mississippians affected by COVID-19 from the Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program. Mississippi received $200 ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Monday, March 29, 2021 4:35 pm


Candidates for Alderman share stances on city finances

There are six candidates running for Poplarville’s five member Board of Aldermen and the Item spoke with them about their fiscal priorities. Byron Wells Wells ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, March 26, 2021 4:26 pm

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