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U.S. Highway 11 closure in Pearl River County

WHAT: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). WHEN: Monday, September 28, at 8 a.m. until Friday, October 2, at 4:30 p.m. WHERE: U.S. Highway 11 ... Read more

15 hours ago by Special to the Item.

More than 50 COVID-19 deaths reported locally

There have been over 50 COVID-19 deaths in Pearl River County since the start of the pandemic and as of last week three long-term care ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Picayune fights off East Central to stay undefeated

The Picayune Maroon Tide and East Central Hornets faced off in a defensive slugfest Friday evening with Picayune emerging victorious 14-7. Both team’s defenses were ... Read more

2 days ago by Jonathan Mitchell.

Bug Fest in a pandemic

The Crosby Arboretum’s annual Bugfest is a smaller event this year due to the pandemic, but locals still came to the Arboretum Friday to learn ... Read more

2 days ago by Cathy Cook.

PRC School Board amends school reopening plan

Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting Thursday evening to discuss personnel decisions and the district’s school reopening plan. ... Read more

2 days ago by Jonathan Mitchell.

Utility Authority approves fiscal budget for 2020-2021

The Board of Directors for the Pearl River County Utility Authority approved a budget for the next fiscal year. According to the budget, the anticipated ... Read more

2 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

PRC falls to Pascagoula 37-8

Pearl River Central’s first district game of the season ended with Pascagoula taking home a 37-8 win. Head Coach Jacob Owen said the loss was ... Read more

2 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

Forrest County Sheriff’s Department looking for Poplarville resident

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for Trevor Michael Smith for burglary of a nonresidential building. Smith, 26, of Poplarville, is believed ... Read more

3 days ago by Special to the Item.

Eminent domain forces Dockside to close

Family owned and operated restaurant Dockside will close its doors after its property was taken by eminent domain for the Highway 11 expansion and bridge ... Read more

3 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Supervisors move forward with TIF Bond for College Square

Pearl River County’s Board of Supervisors moved forward with committing approximately $21,000 annually to fund Tax Increment Financing Bonds for the College Square Shopping Center. ... Read more

3 days ago by Cathy Cook.

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