PICAYUNE — Put on some old clothes and get the trash grabbers ready, two cleanup events are set for Saturday. No matter what cleanup effort volunteers choose, they are asked to meet at 8 a.m. Saturday near Long Bridge on Beech Street. Volunteers can choose to help with the Friends of Boley cleanup or the Great American Cleanup. The events are teaming up to provide cleaner areas in the city and to provide a cleaner, more scenic float along the creek. Creek cleanup volunteers can float down Hobolochitto starting at the bridge on Mississippi Highway 43 north or from Long Bridge. Volunteers who decide to enter the creek from Miss. Hwy. 43, can chose to float down to Long Bridge or follow the waterway further down to Burnt Bridge. The city-wide cleanup will take place under Great American Cleanup auspices, and volunteers can either clean up along the city streets or in their own yards. Dumpsters will be placed throughout the city to allow citizens to dispose of the debris and trash they collect. Dumpsters will be placed at Fire Station 1 on Adcox Road, at the intersection of Telly and Alpine Roads, at the park on East Canal Street, in Ponderosa between Nina Drive and Hickman Drive on Charlotte Drive, at Ben Taylor Park on Neal Road, at the park on Rosa Street, in the median between Kingsway Drive and Witthauer Drive and at the visitor parking lot at the Picayune Memorial High School football stadium on the corner of Norwood and Third Avenue. Volunteers wishing to help with the cleanup of Hobolochitto Creek are asked to bring a canoe, kayak or other small watercraft. Volunteers without a small boat of some kind can borrow one of the 30 canoes available for loan on the day of the cleanup, said Friends of Boley president Keith Kingrey. A friendly contest will be part of the creek cleanup. Kingrey said Wal-Mart gift certificates will be awarded to volunteers who find the most unique piece of trash ($50), the volunteer who collects the most trash ($25) and the volunteer who picks up the largest piece of trash ($25). The winner of a raffle for a new canoe, two life jackets and two paddles will be announced Saturday morning. Kingrey said the group has been able to sell more than 1,000 raffle tickets, an effort to raise funds for the organization. Refreshments will be provided to volunteers who help with either cleanup effort, Kingrey said.
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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.
Wildcats tring to win Region 23 title
Host Pearl River opened Region 23 Tournament play in dominating fashion here Thursday in Wildcat Stadium, demolishing top-seeded East Central 12-1 in eight innings and now faces second-seeded LSU-Eunice (La.) in Friday’s second round at 7 p.m.
Veterans honored for Armed Forces Day
In observance of United States Armed Forces Day, Picayune Memorial High School hosted the annual Jerry “Chip” Burge Jr. Memorial Armed Forces Reception on Friday.
Katrina taught Poplarville valuable lessons
The Pop-larville area learned valuable lessons in disaster readiness from hurricane Katrina in 2005, and those lessons led to improvements which provide a greater measure of security for local residents.
Help senior citizens in your family or neighborhood with advance planning
According to the United States Census Bureau, 15.1 percent of the population in Pearl River County is 65 years old or older.
Tchnology can speed emergency response
Recent national tragedies have reminded us once again how important it is to stay in touch with loved ones and emergency response officials for breaking news. Being technology-ready before disaster strikes is critical to saving lives, connecting friends and family, and assisting first responders.
Boil water notice lifted
Center Water has lifted a “boil water notice” for customers living on Hilltop Dr. and Green Meadow Drive.
Water tests indicate that water is safe to drink.
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