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Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce set to hold second Leadership Program, applications being accepted now

The Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program returns this summer, and offers space for five additional ... Read more | Add your comment

Lindsay Ward shares her goals with Exchange Club of Picayune

Pearl River County’s Economic Development Director Lindsay Ward spoke to members of the Exchange Club of Picayune recently ... Read more | Add your comment

Konya Miller recognized before retiring in July

Konya Miller, Poplarville School District’s superintendent who will be retiring at the end of this month, was recognized ... Read more | Add your comment

Out-going Board of Aldermen hold last meeting

Poplarville’s Board of Aldermen held a quick meeting Tuesday, the last the current administration will hold before the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Hunting club loses out on rebid process, asks for rebid

Poplarville School District’s Board of Trustees was asked to give special privileges to a hunting club that did not turn in a bid before the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

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Picayune Schools receive more CARES funds

A budget hearing was held by the Picayune School District Tuesday prior to the Board of Trustees meeting. The total assessed valuation of property within ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

Sports

EMCC women claim program-best, fourth-place team finish at College National Finals Rodeo 

CASPER, Wyo. — Led by championship-round appearances from barrel racer Jaylie Matthews and breakaway roper Blair Bryant, the East Mississippi Community College women’s rodeo team ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:45 pm

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College World Series Record 21 Strikeouts Lead No. 3 Mississippi State Baseball Past No. 2 Texas

Bednar fans 15 batters, Sims follows with six to set CWS single-game strikeout record in CWS opener STARKVILLE – An RBI triple, a sacrifice fly and ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:44 pm

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FAA, Department of the Air Force Sign Commercial Space Agreement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of the Air Force signed an agreement (PDF) aimed at eliminating red tape while protecting public safety during commercial space ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:42 pm

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Doug Nikhazy Unanimous First Team All-American After ABCA Selection

Nikhazy Becomes Third Unanimous First Team All-American in Ole Miss Baseball History GREENSBORO, N.C. – It’s unanimous: Doug Nikhazy is a First Team All-American. Nikhazy added his fourth ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:39 pm

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Pearl River County man arrested in Arizona for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine

The arrest of a Pearl River County man in Arizona sparked a search of his home locally, leading to multiple charges being pressed against him ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:17 pm

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Sweet Mississippi Tea Festival returns to downtown Poplarville

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Poplarville can expect a sweet treat this fall in the form of the Sweet Mississippi Tea Festival returning to downtown. Organizers are ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:01 pm

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PRCC offers annual Summer Bridge-to-College program

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College’s Student Support Services (SSS) department is offering first-time students who plan to attend PRCC in Fall 2021 the opportunity ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 2:57 pm

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Pearl River secures signature of coveted forward

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The Pearl River men’s basketball team boosted its 2021-2022 signing class with the addition of Harrison Central forward Carlous Williams. “Every recruiting class needs ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 2:53 pm

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USDA announces cotton sign-up

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to conduct a sign-up June 21 through July 2, 2021, to provide eligible cotton producers and importers of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 1:36 pm

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Southern Miss student selected to management of Glimmerglass Festival

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior Justin E. Bell has been selected as Artistic Associate to the Glimmerglass Festival, an International Opera and Musical Theatre Festival, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 21, 2021 1:35 pm

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Today is June 21, 2021

You’re never too old Like many young men and women Bill Gossett’s schooling was interrupted when World War II broke out, says the Association of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Roderick Woods hired as EMCC’s assistant women’s basketball coach

SCOOBA — With nearly 20 years of women’s basketball coaching experience at the collegiate level, Roderick Woods has been hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:28 am

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CNN Names Commencement Speech at Mississippi’s Belhaven University Greatest of All Time

(Jackson, Miss.) – CNN recently selected a Belhaven University commencement address by artist Makoto Fujimura as one of the 17 greatest commencement speeches of all ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:27 am

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Touki Toussaint to make rehab appearance with M-Braves on 25th birthday Sunday

PEARL, MS – The Mississippi Braves are excited to announce that Atlanta Braves right-hander Touki Toussaint (TWO-key TWO-sahnt) will make his second rehab appearance at Trustmark Park during ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:25 am

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M-Braves walk-off Barons on Saturday for fourth-straight win

PEARL, MS – The Mississippi Braves won their fourth-straight game on Saturday night at Trustmark Park, 3-2, over the Birmingham Barons on a walk-off wild ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:23 am

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New mobile app enables USM nursing students to perform clinical tasks

Two members of the nursing faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) have seized upon the limitless potential of mobile technology to develop a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:21 am

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Stay safe at rail crossings

KILN, MISS. – June is National Safety Month, and Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission reminds motorists to be safe at railroad crossings this summer. The ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:18 am

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A new art exhibit has opened up in Brookhaven, MS, and it’s all about the Blues

‘The Mississippi Garden of Rhythm & Blues’ is an interactive art exhibition presented by The Little Yellow Building and hosted by The Mississippi School of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:15 am

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Mississippi Main Street announces 2021 award winners, Picayune Main Street Inc. brings home award

JACKSON, Miss. (June 17, 2021) – The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:12 am

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Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced a conviction and two sentencings in child exploitation cases in Warren, Rankin, and Hancock Counties.

“I am putting the full resources of this office behind our fight to protect children from vicious predators,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “I commend ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:00 am

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LSU Manship School Professor Jinx Coleman Broussard Recognized Nationally for Long Record of Media History Excellence

BATON ROUGE—LSU Professor Jinx Coleman Broussard has been awarded the Donald L. Shaw Senior Scholar Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:00 am

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Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Defendant Organized ‘Shield Wall’ in Violent Attack on Officers in Tunnel, Coordinated with Others and Repeatedly Assaulted Police A Pennsylvania man was arrested Friday for ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:00 am

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dedicated fathers

By Ronnie Michel Happy Father’s Day…. …to fathers who work to provide for their children, then volunteer at school, church, and in the community. May ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:00 am

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Today is June 20, 2021

Are smokers the ideal gift for dad? Father’s Day is a great time to show dads how much they’re appreciated. That Father’s Day occurs each ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:00 am

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Grand Island Husband And Wife Plead Guilty For Their Roles In Bank Robbery Committed By Their Son

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Cheryl A. Mulvey, 68, and Lawrence Mulvey, 67, both of Grand Island, pleaded ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:00 am