PICAYUNE — VEHICLE FIRE- This vehicle fire occurred Thursday morning on Miss. Hwy. 43N and was quickly extinguished by Picayune firefighters. The driver of the vehicle said the fire occurred when he tried to turn on the defroster. No major injuries were reported.
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Fugitives go on the run in Picayune
A manhunt is underway as U.S. Marshals search for two fugitives out of Tennessee wanted on charges of aggravated burglary and resisting arrest.
U.S. Marshals went to a vacant residence on Pea Ridge Road on Wednesday that was believed to house the two fugitives.
Pearl River Central High School salutatorian Haleigh Elizabeth Ratliff will speak at the school's graduation exercises at 7 p.m. Friday at the high school stadium.
U.S. Marshals, local officials search area for fugitives
The U.S. Marshal's Service, the Pearl River Sheriff's Department and the Picayune Police Department are currently searching for two fugitives wanted for charges in Tennessee.
Valente defeats Watkins in precinct 1 race
Tammy Valente won the GOP runoff with incumbent Larry Watkins in precinct one in unofficial results.
Deputies arrest meth, cocaine suspects
Deputies arrested a couple on various methamphetamine charges on Tuesday, May 14, following an investigation by Pearl River County Sheriff’s Dept. investigators and the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Deputies also made an arrest for cocaine that same day.
Thorman announces candidacy for mayor of Picayune
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Mark Thorman has announced his candidacy and released this statement.)
Hello, my name is Mark Thorman.
I am humbly announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Picayune.
Work on the Veteran’s Memorial Walk in front of the Pearl River County Courthouse is underway. The brick walkway around the historical marker is coordinated by the Poplarville Rotary Club, Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce and Pearl River Community College. The walkway is to honor local veterans.
Man wants pay for snakes seized in Miss. porn case
A man serving 30 years after pleading guilty to enticing a teenager to pose for pornographic pictures with venomous snakes has filed a federal lawsuit seeking compensation for the loss of his reptiles.
Highland Commons awaits reissue of permits
The Highland Commons Parkway leads to the woods.
Discussion of this project began four years ago, and its purpose is to expedite traffic to Highland Hospital from the interstate, but the road comes to a dead end in front of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Primary runoff election is today
In the only race left with more than one candidate, Council Precinct One, have incumbent Larry E. Watkins and Tammy Valente meeting in the second primary election today.
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