PICAYUNE — NASA associate administrator for education and former astronaut Leland Melvin spoke to Mississippi 4-H Summer of Innovation participants at a Stennis Space Center event on July 30, 2012.
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Pearl River Utility Authority makes emergency repairs to system
Circle Drive has been partially closed and detour routes set up so that the Pearl River Utility Authority can make emergency repairs to the failing 12 inch sewer line.
It’s been a good year for Pigott’s teams
It's been a pretty good season for baseball teams that Picayune's Justin Pigott used to play for.
House blaze determined to be arson
A Picayune residence fire that occurred on June 12 has been determined to be arson.
An elevator well exploded Thursday evening at QUIKRETE® cement and concrete plant, located at 130 Huey Stockstill Rd., due to a buildup of propane gas, according to Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department officials. Coast Electric technicians were actively working at the scene on Thursday and Friday, making repairs to damaged electrical equipment.
Debris from the explosion could be seen near the edge of the property; it was cordoned off by police tape. Sheriff officials reported that only minor injuries were sustained due to the explosion. QUIKRETE® could not be reached for comment.
- Pearl River Utility Authority makes emergency repairs to system
Lions Club marks seventy years of service
Recently, an awards and anniversary reception was held at the Crosby Memorial Library to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Picayune Lions Club.
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- Lions Club marks seventy years of service
- State News
2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant
An explosion and fire at a Louisiana chemical plant claimed a second victim Friday as federal authorities were piecing together the cause of the blast that injured dozens more.
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- 2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant
Barbara becomes hurricane off Mexican coast
Barbara rose to hurricane strength Wednesday as it steamed toward a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to quickly make landfall.
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- Suicide bomber kills guard at US Embassy in Turkey
- EU summit ends without budget deal
- Barbara becomes hurricane off Mexican coast
We all need to be prepared for disasters
When my father was alive, he left New Orleans only two times in his life. The first was to serve his country in Korea. The second was when the federal government evacuated him to San Antonio in 2005.
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- A hard rain is gonna fall...
- Not your mother’s Ladies’ Home Journal
- We all need to be prepared for disasters
- News Distribution Network
A method of facial mapping is demonstrated in Clearwater, Fla., on June 4 by Scott McCallum, systems analyst and co-administrator of the facial recognition program for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office utilizes one of the most advanced facial recognition programs available to law enforcement in the country.
State photo-ID databases become troves for police
The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver's-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices and even innocent bystanders in a wide range of criminal investigations.
- Mass. madam's arrest could prove embarrassing
- Police arrest man accused of dining and then dashing
- When did sunscreen get so complicated?
- Drowning doesn't look like drowning
- State photo-ID databases become troves for police
- CNHI Special Projects
A man check his car on Interstate 35 after a tornado ripped through Moore Monday afternoon.
Audio: How can we better prepare for tornadoes?
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
- The Big One: Preparing for mid-America earthquake
- Technology speeds disaster alerts, response
- Warning Signs: Technology speeds disaster alerts, response
- Tips for tornado readiness
- Audio: How can we better prepare for tornadoes?