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Local starts livestream to help others

One Picayune woman responded to the anxieties of the pandemic by spreading positivity digitally, and ended up starting ... Read more | Add your comment

Poplarville agencies working to fix dispatch issues

The Poplarville Police Department has always dealt with ‘dead zones’ in its radio communication area, but is having ... Read more | Add your comment

Mayoral candidate initiates campaign to fix Kids Kingdom

The long standing topic of the need to replace a rotting playground at Friendship Park was brought to ... Read more | Add your comment

Bridge on Shorty Burgess closed for repair

The bridge on Shorty Burgess Road had to be closed after a state inspection determined the timber pilings ... Read more | Add your comment

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Poplarville agencies working to fix dispatch issues

The Poplarville Police Department has always dealt with ‘dead zones’ in its radio communication area, but is having new issues communicating with dispatch via radio ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cathy Cook.

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Mayoral candidate initiates campaign to fix Kids Kingdom

The long standing topic of the need to replace a rotting playground at Friendship Park was brought to the forefront once again, this time by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

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Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Picked Ninth in SEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss men’s tennis was voted to finish the 2021 season ninth among in-conference programs via the SEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released on ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:00 am

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Eight Tigers to Play for Shot at Super Bowl LV

BATON ROUGE – Eight former LSU football players will be after a Super Bowl appearance on Sunday when the NFL’s Conference Championship Games take place. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:00 am

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EMCC tips off hoops season with wins over Northwest Mississippi

SCOOBA/SENATOBIA — The East Mississippi Community College basketball teams successfully tipped off the 2021 season Thursday evening with MACCC North Division wins over Northwest Mississippi.  ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:00 am

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MGCCC schedules football tryout

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast head football coach Jack Wright will hold tryouts Feb. 8 at historic A.L. May Memorial Stadium. Wright invites all unsigned ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:00 am

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Ole Miss Announces Spring Volleyball Attendance Policy

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss has announced its attendance policy for volleyball matches for the spring season, with capacity limited to no more than 10 percent ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:00 am

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Softball Announces 2021 Schedule

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team released the full 2021 regular season schedule Thursday afternoon. For a full view of the 2021 schedule, click here. The ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

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Pearl River women look to build on momentum in 2021

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Each new season brings new obstacles, new excitement, new opportunity and, especially in the case of Pearl River’s women’s basketball program, new optimism. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

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Poplarville loses final game and misses out on playoffs

Poplarville’s boys soccer season ended in heartbreak after a 1-0 loss to Greene County Tuesday, dashing the team’s hopes of making it into the playoffs. ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

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I’m puttin’ on my dancing shoes

I could hardly keep my feet from taking me into the front bedroom so I could peek in the closet. The lure was almost unbearable, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

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Women’s Swim & Dive Enters TYR January Rankings

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Women’s Swim and Dive team sits at No. 25 in the latest CSCAA TYR poll, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

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Poplarville hoops dealing with fluctuating schedule

The Poplarville Hornets basketball team has been dealing with a season fraught with last minute cancellations and additions to the schedule. The team’s last game ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

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Looking back to the record chill of 1963

By Skip Rigney This week, in order to commemorate a cold anniversary, we will combine meteorology with music trivia. Perhaps the following song lyrics sound ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

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No. 5 Pearl River has high hopes heading into 2021

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Chris Oney only has one speed — all out. He knows it, opponents know it by now and perhaps most importantly his Pearl ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:00 am

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Southern Miss Set for Two-Game Trip to San Antonio

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Southern Miss Men’s Basketball has set out for another C-USA challenge, this time taking on UTSA Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m.) ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:00 am

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Pearl River volleyball excited to begin 2nd season

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The spring semester is underway at Pearl River Community College and with that so is the “re-located” season for the PRCC volleyball team. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:00 am

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PRC soccer loses non-district games to West Harrison in penultimate games

Pearl River Central’s soccer teams took the pitch Tuesday night in a late season, non-district game against West Harrison that ended with losses for both ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:00 am

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Highland ups vaccine delivery

Highland Community Hospital has increased the number of COVID-19 vaccines its staff administers per day to a minimum of 100. But the wait list to ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:00 am

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Lady Hornets win close game against Greene County

After being tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, it took two overtime periods and 11 penalty kicks before the Poplarville Hornets were able to ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:00 am

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Free radon test kits available while supplies last

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Radon Program is partnering with the Mississippi Public Library System next week to offer free ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:23 am

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Melyia Grayson Earns Second C-USA Freshman of the Week Honor

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Melyia Grayson has once again been awarded Freshman of the Week honors by Conference USA for her performances against Middle Tennessee over the weekend. Grayson continues to ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Jaron Pierre Jr. Claims Third C-USA Freshman of the Week Honor

HATTIESBURG, Miss.— Southern Miss swept Middle Tennessee in a two-game series, and freshman Jaron Pierre Jr.’s performances in each game earned him Conference USA Freshman ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Two fire engines in Poplarville in need of repair

As of Tuesday, two of Poplarville Fire Department’s three fire trucks were in need of repairs. Poplarville Fire Chief Jason Bannister informed the Poplarville Board ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Former PRC softball player using experience to teach younger athletes

Madison Glidewell spent four years as the varsity catcher for the PRC softball team, and is now using her experience behind the plate to mentor ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Gilliam Set to Compete in 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s Ashley Gilliam earned an invitation to compete in the prestigious 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, played at the home of The Masters, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Picayune hoops dominates Bay High

The Picayune Maroon Tide defeated Bay High handily on the hardwood 66-33 Tuesday evening. Josh Holmes and Isaac Brice both had 12 points, while Seth ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am