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Evolution of garden tools

By Felder Rushing Rain or shine, a small statue of a hooded man stands sentinel over my garden, reminding me of the billions of gardeners ... Read more

4 days ago by Special to the Item.

On track for possible rainfall record

By Skip Rigney Wet is the word throughout Pearl River County. Historically, our average rainfall for the entire month of April is about five inches. ... Read more

5 days ago by Special to the Item.

In this trying time, find a peaceful place

By Jan Miller Penton A dog barks in the distance and songbirds serenade as I enjoy the cool morning on my son and daughter-in-love’s front ... Read more

5 days ago by Special to the Item.

Keeping it simple while packing for a trip

By Jan Miller Penton The spare bedroom is close to overflowing with an array of clothing, shoes, toiletries, hair products, and an oversized suitcase. Anyone ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Outlook is for another busy season

By Skip Rigney The preseason prognosticators have spoken. It looks like we can look forward to another exciting fall. As usual the center of attention ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Fighting corruption for taxpayers

By Shad White When I was first appointed State Auditor in July 2018, I was determined to chase down fraud, theft, and embezzlement from you, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

A New Day Dawning

By Treasurer David McRae Earlier this month, Mississippi administered its 1 millionth COVID-19 vaccine. It’s a major milestone that has been accompanied by an incremental ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Hearts in touch, Easter

By Ronnie Michel I tried to make Easter shopping easier on myself by ordering plastic beach totes that my adult children wanted. When the bags ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Progressive weather pattern this week

By Skip Rigney Twice each day forecasters at each local National Weather Service Office issue a description of the weather systems affecting their area and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Ask Rusty – Does Paying FICA Tax Now Increase My Benefit?

Dear Rusty: If a person retires at age sixty-six and continues to work full time, Social Security taxes are still taken out of his weekly ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

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