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A Chromebook for every student

The Picayune School District received 2,960 Chromebooks Wednesday, enough for every student in the district. The Chromebooks were ... Read more | Add your comment

Dancing in the streets at Blues Fest

The music was loud and the people were joyous at the 13th annual Rockin Blues Festival in Picayune. ... Read more | Add your comment

Dawsey to retire, new police chief to be announced soon

The City of Picayune will soon have a new police chief after Police Chief Bryan Dawsey steps down ... Read more | Add your comment

Supervisors discuss grants, deed

The Pearl River County Board of Supervisors discussed the Amacker Volunteer Fire Department and grant funding at their ... Read more | Add your comment

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Council seeking grants, donations to revitalize alleys along East Canal

Grant funding and donations are being sought in an effort to revitalize two alleys within the city of Picayune. During Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

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Councilor’s concerns table donation of Marine statue to city

Concerns lodged by a member of Picayune’s City Council led to the tabling of a matter concerning acceptance of the donation of a concrete statue ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

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Sheriff’s Department works various cases

Several suspects were arrested for various offenses by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department last month. On Sept. 16, narcotics investigators on patrol conducted a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

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Warmth continues here as record cold invades U.S.

By Skip Rigney Record-breaking cold is forecast to overspread the western two-thirds of the United States over the next few days but will not have ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Picayune defeats PRC in heated district matchup

A blistering first half from the Picayune Maroon Tide was too much for the Pearl River Central Blue Devils to overcome when the two teams ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

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Maroon Tide junior high team falls in championship game

The Picayune Maroon Tide eighth grade football team competed in the District IV championship Thursday night and lost to George County 24-14. Running back Darrell ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

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The fellowship of Christ’s religion

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins We begin to understand the unfolding of the Christian faith is much like the petals of the rose. At first, we ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

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Photo Gallery: Log truck overturns in Poplarville

NO INJURIES: A truck carrying logs turned sideways while making a left hand turn onto Highway 26 from Highway 53 in Poplarville Tuesday night. The ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:35 am

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Photo Gallery: Railroad maintenance

Norfolk Southern Railroad worked on rail crossings south of Picayune on Thursday. The railroad crew will start work on crossings in the city on Monday, ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:29 am

Sports

Duo overcomes the odds to win a championship

Cody Lee and his 3-year-old dog Batman had never taken part in a Cow Dog Trial competition before, but that didn’t stop the pair from ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:00 am

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PAA getting ready for fall baseball and soccer programs

The Poplarville Athletic Association is in the midst of its football season, but is already laying plans and completing registration for two more programs to ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:00 am

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Sales tax collections fluctuating during pandemic

Picayune’s sales tax revenue decreased in August, while Poplarville’s increased when compared to the month prior. The city of Picayune received $430,608 in sales tax ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:00 am

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Fire department to get new software

The Poplarville Fire Department is getting updated software that will make it easier to apply for grant funding at no cost to the city. Assistant ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 am

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Picayune soccer hoping experience pays off this season

The Picayune Maroon Tide soccer team is going into the season with high expectations this year as the squad returns 10 athletes from last season’s ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 am

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Supervisors plan to demolish old courthouse on Julia

The bridge on Troy Dedeaux Road is currently closed because the old bridge was scheduled to be removed Wednesday. Les Dungan with Dungan Engineering updated ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 am

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PAA giving children the chance to play football safely

The Poplarville Athletic Association’s fall football season is nearly over with athletes and parents alike enjoying the chance to see the sport take place amidst ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 am

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Brown sworn in as new Alderman

Newly elected Alderman Daniel H. Brown was sworn into office Tuesday during the Poplarville Board of Alderman’s regular meeting. The Board accepted Brown’s resignation from ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Picayune and PRC swim teams advance to state

The Picayune Maroon Tide and Pearl River Central Blue Devils swim teams competed in the South State meet Oct. 17 with the athletes fighting for ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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Picayune eighth grade team ready to fight for championship

The Picayune Maroon Tide eighth grade football team will take on George County Thursday evening in the District IV football championship with a chance to ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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Picayune School District reports second outbreak

More than 90 Picayune Memorial High School students were quarantined when the school had its second COVID-19 outbreak of the semester in early October, but ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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Picayune preparing for a rivalry game against PRC

Last week ended with a comfortable 42-13 victory for the Picayune Maroon Tide football team over the Long Beach Bearcats, but the team will now ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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Stephanie Kellar, Nissan of Picayune Teacher of the Week for 10-21-20

Stephanie Kellar is this week’s Nissan of Picayune Teacher of the Week. She is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Picayune Junior High. She ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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Poplarville looking to seal district championship against Greene County

The Poplarville Hornets’ football team demolished the Purvis Tornadoes last week 35-7 and will look to do the same this Friday against the Greene County ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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Pearl River Central ready to face county rival Picayune

Pearl River Central’s Blue Devils will be looking to keep their playoff hopes alive Friday evening when the team faces the Picayune Maroon Tide. PRC ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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PRC falls to Hattiesburg in close game

The Pearl River Central Blue Devils took on the Hattiesburg Tigers under the Friday night lights Oct. 16, losing 22-13. The loss dropped PRC to ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00 am

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Picayune volleyball bows out of playoffs after loss to South Jones

Picayune’s Lady Maroon Tide volleyball team competed in its first ever playoff game last Saturday and ended up losing in a hard fought three set ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00 am

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Pumpkin patch draws crowd with food trucks

Young children and families wandered the rows of pumpkins at the St. Charles Borromeo pumpkin patch Saturday. Amanda Reynolds is a member of the church ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00 am