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City cleans up two properties
The city of Picayune’s Public Works Department tackled two overgrown properties on Monday as the city continued its efforts to cleanup blighted property around Picayune, Public Works Director Eric Morris said.
Amtrak unveils locomotives to replace aging fleet
When Amtrak unveiled the first of 70 new locomotives Monday at a plant in California, it marked what the national passenger railroad service hopes will be a new era of better reliability, streamlined maintenance and better energy efficiency.
Officer wounds two people in confrontation
A Picayune police officer is on administrative leave while an incident involving the shooting of two black males at a local service station is investigated.
EPA, other US agencies expand urban waters effort
The Environmental Protection Agency, the White House and other federal departments announced Friday that they are expanding a program for restoring and improving urban waterways nationwide.
Law enforcement prepared for disasters
Law enforcement agencies in the county have protocols they follow to ensure the departments are staffed so they can prepare and respond to natural disasters.
Tips for tornado readiness
Tornado survivors and seasoned observers suggest people do two simple things to prepare for tornadoes: Know where to take shelter, and move quickly when the time comes.
Against the wind: Tornado veterans balance preparedness, practicality
Few things in nature are less predictable than a tornado. They can form quickly. They strike weirdly, leveling one building while leaving its neighbor untouched. They can fling a car a half-mile and turn a piece of lumber into a wall-piercing missile.
Official results change little except the numbers
The affidavit ballots changed nothing but the numbers as Picayune officially certified its results.
Miss. governor says he could run Medicaid program
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he thinks he can run Medicaid even if lawmakers don’t reauthorize the program or set its budget by the time the state’s new fiscal year starts July 1.
Unemployment in county drops in March
Unemployment in Pearl River County fell more than a full point between February and March of this year.
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