Looking back: From the pages of Picayune Item

1964

On this day, J.P. Walker replaced J.W. Owen as Pearl River County Sheriff. Walker’s first action was announcing that people residing in the county couldn’t operate motor vehicles with an out-of-state license.

1974

On this day, the Picayune City Council decided to gather it’s own figures on an asphalt plant. The council had a Gulf Coast company write a report on operating the plant.

1995

On this day, the Picayune School Board, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Bob Lumpkin, voted to add soccer as a sport at Picayune High School.

On this day, a 61-year-old Picayune man, Thomas Duffy, was involved in a fatal accident on Interstate 59. Duffy was a law enforcement officer in Louisiana.

1986

On this day, some customers of the Pearl River Central Water Association noticed an stronger than normal chlorine smell coming from their drinking water.

On this day, a 36-year-old Long Beach man, Will B. Williams, was found dead in the backyard of his aunt’s house in Picayune after apparently being shot to death.

1990

On this day, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department was given a second grant to continue funding the Pearl River Basin Narcotics Task Force in the county. The grant allowed the operations to continue for an additional 10 months. The task force was started by Sheriff Lorance Lumpkin the later part of 1980.

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Mississippi Governor Proclaims Confederate Heritage Month

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Severe Weather Hits Mississippi: Two Dead, Six Injured

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Governor Reeves Announces Federal Approval of Medicaid Reimbursement Reform

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Picayune Man Receives 159-Month Prison Sentence for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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Multiple Arrests Made Following Investigations by Pearl River County Law Enforcement

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Pearl River County Board of Supervisors Addresses Garbage Pickup and Zoning Changes

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Picayune Street Festival Draws Crowds with 220+ Vendors and Food Trucks

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Strawberries & Cream Festival Celebrates Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum’s History

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Pearl River County Prepares for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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Mississippi Children’s Museum Expands Educational Outreach Following National Recognition

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Pearl River County Historical Society to Host Meeting with Musical Program

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Picayune Officer Completes FBI Firearms Instructor School

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Judge Lumpkin Pledges Service to 15th Circuit Court District

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Tate Reeves Announces Key Appointments in Mississippi Government

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Picayune Carver Culture Center and SHEA Collaborate for First Health Fair to Address Health Disparities

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Fire Departments Conduct Bus Rescue Training Session

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Pearl River County Democrats Hold County Convention

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Pearl River County Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

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Six Former Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations

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Picayune City Council Approves Tax Abatement, Receives Legal Victory

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Mississippi Book Festival kicks off 10th year celebration

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Mississippi Asthma & Allergy Clinics Prepare Residents for Spring Allergy Season

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Legislative Update from Representative Jansen Owen, Pearl River County

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Multiple Drug Arrests Made in Pearl River County