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Lifestyles

Some outstanding native perennials for fall planting projects

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director We often refer to fall as being a prime season for planting woody species – trees and shrubs – ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

A taste of fall as another Gulf storm develops

By Skip Rigney We haven’t said goodbye to summer for good, but at least we’re getting to say hello to fall. The first significantly cooler ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

New kids in town

By Jan Miller Penton Location, location, location! Those words are well known in the real estate world as a key factor in either the sale ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

An inconvenient arrangement

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins A father rolls over in his slumber to answer the phone on the nightstand. It is 2:00 am. With a groggy ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00 am

Lifestyles

September abounds with butterflies

Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director Over the past few weeks, I have been receiving a bounty of mesmerizing photos of fall-blooming plants, along with a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Learn to say no

By Jan Miller Penton All my life I’ve worked hard at planning and organization because these are not my natural strengths. Occasionally someone will mention ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Summer technically over, but tropics remain active

By Skip Rigney The statistics say that mid-September is the peak of the hurricane season, and this year is no exception. The National Hurricane Center ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Religion Column: Smile, your face says a lot

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins So many centuries ago, it was written in the Book of Proverbs, “A glad heart makes a cheerful face.” It is ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:00 am

Crime Reports

Arrest reports collected from the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department on Sept. 8, 2020

Imari Nichelle Jefferson, 19, 318 Camp St., Franklinton, La.; arrested July 28, for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. Ernest Bernard Lavigne, 22, 27043 ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:26 pm

Lifestyles

Mississippi native plants that like it wet

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director Choosing high-performing shrubs for wet areas in the landscape is not always an easy task, but thankfully, the Arboretum ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:00 am

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