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Law office of Jim Gray burns, he suspects it was act of arson

The law office of Picayune attorney James “Jim” Gray burned early Tuesday morning. Gray believes that the fire ... Read more | Add your comment

Two people being sought in relation to man’s disappearance

The Picayune Police Department is looking for two persons of interest in the disappearance of Willie Ray Q. ... Read more | Add your comment

Unity March continues the message of coming together

Sunday evening community members in Picayune marched from Snyder Park to J.P. Johnson Park shouting call and response ... Read more | Add your comment

PRC School District plans for 2020-2021 budget

Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees discussed the district’s budget for the upcoming year during the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Two people being sought in relation to man’s disappearance

The Picayune Police Department is looking for two persons of interest in the disappearance of Willie Ray Q. Jones. On Sunday the Picayune Police Department ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cathy Cook.

Sports

Summer games getting baseball players on the field

The Southeast Collegiate League hosted a doubleheader at Pearl River Community College Thursday evening that saw the Royals take on the Braves in back to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jonathan Mitchell.

Breaking News

Law enforcement prepare for increased presence of demonstrators

In anticipation of an increased presence of people supporting the Black Lives Matter movement coming to Picayune on Wednesday as part of a vigil for ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:49 pm

News

Rose of Sharon organizes father-daughter event

The public is invited to attend a Father-Daughter Evening at the Park Banquet on Saturday, July 25. The dance is being organized by the Rose ... Read more

by Laurel Thrailkill, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00 am

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Two New Orleans residents arrested during traffic stop

Two people from New Orleans were arrested by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department during a routine traffic stop where the deputy found guns and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

DSCL nearing final weeks of play

The Deep South Collegiate League continued giving college baseball players a chance to get back on the field during two games held last Friday. Game ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00 am

News

Mississippi COVID-19 cases surpass 36,000, local death count still at 32

The state of Mississippi’s COVID-19 case count has reached 36,680 as of July 12 with 1,250 confirmed deaths according to statistics from the Mississippi State ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00 am

News

PRC School district outlines classes for next year

Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees came together for its normal monthly meeting Thursday evening to discuss the district’s reopening plan and what ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

News

Prohibition officially ends in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi will officially end prohibition in January. The change takes place nearly 90 years after prohibition was officially repealed in the U.S. ... Read more

by Laurel Thrailkill, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

News

Some Mississippians not in favor of changing state flag

Some residents of Pearl River County are not happy that Mississippi’s flag is going to change without their voice being heard. Gov. Tate Reeves signed ... Read more

by Laurel Thrailkill, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

News

Local family asking for public’s help in locating missing man

This story has been updated to include additional information from the Picayune Police Department. Picayune resident Willie Ray Jones has been missing since Monday, July ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Heat advisories likely next few days

By Skip Rigney The heat is on. The next few days are forecast to be the hottest so far this summer. Afternoon temperatures are expected ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

News

Aldermen discuss FD, PD budgets

The Poplarville Fire Department urgently needs new turnout gear, breathing apparatus and additional staff, Fire Chief Jason Bannister told the Poplarville Board of Aldermen during ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

Lifestyles

Through thick and thin, together after 60 years

Loved ones lined the block in their cars for a parade past the home of Rev. Willie D. Rawls and Idella Rawls to celebrate the ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Religion column: The ruler by the Ruler

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins Let’s say our number is up; it’s time to go to eternity; we are headed for the “last roundup.” These euphemisms, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

Letters to the Editor

A simple thanks to those who helped in a time of need

Dear Editor, We have often heard, “God only gives you what you can handle.” With no gripes, it seems as though lately there has been ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 10, 2020 5:13 pm

News

Polarville man leaves La. inmate worksite, found at local creek

A Pearl River County man serving time under the Louisiana Department of Corrections left his work detail and was later found at a creek in ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Friday, July 10, 2020 5:12 pm

Sports

Players knocking off the rust in the Deep South Collegiate League

The DSCL had four games Wednesday as the competition has heated up with the playoffs taking place in three weeks. Game 1 Team Caver vs. ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, July 10, 2020 7:00 am

News

Council discusses several infrastructure projects, funding

Picayune’s City Council discussed several projects that will improve or repair various aspects of the city’s infrastructure during Tuesday’s telephonic meeting. Two new roads created ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Friday, July 10, 2020 7:00 am

News

COVID-19 cases rise, but deaths level locally

The number of COVID-19 cases in Pearl River County has seen an increase over the past week, but the number of deaths has remained steady. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 10, 2020 7:00 am

News

Grant funding to improve airport lighting near Poplarville

The Poplarville-Pearl River County Airport received a Federal Aviation Administration grant of $48,420 to design a new lighting system to replace the current runway lights ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, July 10, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Pearl River Soccer Club preparing for fall season

The Pearl River Soccer Club is making plans for a fall season even as the possibility of that season being cancelled looms. Incoming PRSC President ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, July 10, 2020 7:00 am

News

Toys for Tots fundraiser set for Saturday

Organizers for Toys for Tots in Picayune are getting a head start on fundraising efforts early this year with a garage sale on July 11. ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 am

News

Aldermen prepare for budget workshop, discuss TIF bonds

The Poplarville Board of Aldermen will need to cut $184,000 from the city’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The Board set a budget ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Millbrook hosting tournaments with health guidelines

The Millbrook Golf & Country Club plans to host several tournaments over the upcoming weeks that club members and non-members can take part in. On ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Baseball games continue even with bad weather

The Deep South Collegiate League hosted another two games at Pearl River Community College Tuesday evening, even after a set of heavy thunderstorms hit the ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 am

News

City of Picayune repairs sidewalk near Roseland Park Elementary

Wednesday morning, concrete for a sidewalk near Roseland Park Elementary was poured in an effort to repair the aging walkway. The sidewalk, which is on ... Read more

by Laurel Thrailkill, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 am