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Two arrested for church burglary

Two local men were recently arrested by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department after they were determined to ... Read more | Add your comment

Drennan shares goals for Picayune under his leadership

A husband and wife are on a road trip, during which the wife says she needs a place ... Read more | Add your comment

Community Center construction stalled

In 2012 Mary Richardson came up with the concept of building a community health center here in the ... Read more | Add your comment

State health officials urge residents to get vaccinated

State health experts suggest that all residents get the COVID-19 vaccine, stating that most of the deaths related ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mayor, city manager pledge to work well with Picayune School District

Picayune’s new mayor and city manager visited the Picayune School District’s Board of Trustees this week to express their plan to continue to work well ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

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Council accepts donations, exact wording in change to city operations obtained

Picayune’s City Council approved motions to keep a current public defender in place and accepted donations from various sources. Also, the Item acquired the exact ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

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Be sure not to forget that one part

By Ronnie Michel Every summer I’m visited by a scene from the past when my daughter Victoria was five years old. Having taught her to ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:40 am

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Cooking for family feels like love

By Jan Penton Miller My day just got infinitely better. Now, don’t get me wrong; it was already a pretty decent day. Actually, it was ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:39 am

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Delivered from the disquietude

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins Here we go again; or so it seems. With the unvaccinated, as well as a lesser portion of the vaccinated falling ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:36 am

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Sales tax holiday continues today

Mississippi residents can take advantage of a Sales Tax Holiday this weekend. It’s an opportunity given by the Mississippi Legislature for people to purchase clothing ... Read more

by David Thornton, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:32 am

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VFW post 3804 dedicated to memory of veteran

On August 1948, Corporal Edward Bankston spent six months in Vietnam serving his country under the United States Marine Corps. His service was like any ... Read more

by David Thornton, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:31 am

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Picayune man arrested for giving minors alcohol

A Picayune man was arrested on Friday after the mother of a teenage girl reported to law enforcement that her daughter had allegedly received alcohol ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:29 am

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Motorcylist dies in Tangipahoa Parish crash

Loranger – This afternoon, shortly after 3:15 PM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on LA 40 near LA 442 ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:07 am

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The science of flowering

By Felder Rushing Watching my native evening primrose unfurl at dusk should have been soothing to my romantic right brain. But the interwoven dance of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:00 am

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Today is July 31, 2021

Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day  The easiest way to celebrate Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day is simply to take some time researching the many and varied instruments of the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:00 am

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Attracting birds to your backyard

By Sheri Bethard Orange County Master Gardeners Want to attract more birds to your backyard? Start by growing berry bushes for the birds in your ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:41 pm

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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 180 Months’ Imprisonment For Running Methamphetamine Laboratory

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Michael Laury, age 42, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:41 pm

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Suspect in Amarillo Explosion Charged with Possession of Destructive Device

The man suspected of causing an explosion at his residence in Amarillo, Texas on Monday has been federally charged, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:40 pm

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Two Shreveport Men Sentenced in Federal Court on Firearms Charges

SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two defendants from Shreveport have been sentenced in the Western District of Louisiana. Carnell ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:40 pm

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Jury Convicts Registered Sex Offender of Attempted Enticement of a Minor

PADUCAH, Ky. – A federal jury convicted a registered sex offender today of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. According to ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:39 pm

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Nearly 80 Briefs Support Mississippi, Urging Supreme Court to Empower Women, Promote Life

Hundreds of experts yesterday filed 76 amicus briefs in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:38 pm

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Three Plead Guilty to their Roles in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Jackson, Miss. – Two Mississippi men and a Louisiana man pled guilty today to their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced Acting U.S. Attorney ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 5:37 pm

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A Sleepless Night

By Shannon Marshall Sometimes you can’t sleep. You beg and search for sleep but can’t find none. Sleep not coming because you can’t turn off ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:31 am

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God’s Beautiful World

By Erlene Smith He hath made everything beautiful in his time. Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV) From early morning at the splendor of sunrise to the setting ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:30 am

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Biloxi Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Following Vehicle Accident at Keesler Air Force Base

JACKSON, Miss. – Emmett J. Bennett, 24, of Biloxi, was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing death following a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:03 am

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Today is July 30, 2021

National Cheesecake Day National Cheesecake Day on July 30th offers a slice of one of America’s favorite desserts. Order up a cheesecake with your favorite ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 30, 2021 7:00 am

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MBI issues silver alert for Hinds County woman

Update: The woman described in the press release below was found safe and sound.   The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:06 pm

Sports

Ole Miss’ Ealy Makes Paul Hornung award watch list

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ole Miss’ Jerrion Ealy has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Thursday. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:05 pm

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Men’s Hoops Announces Non-Conference Home Schedule

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State men’s basketball program and seventh-year head coach Ben Howland released its 2021-22 non-conference home schedule on Monday. The Bulldogs will ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:04 pm

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SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000 through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. “With the new simplified application portal, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:37 pm

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$85,000 Mississippi Match 5 Winner Claims Prize

  Mega Millions® Tuesday night jackpot reaches $153 million; Powerball® Wednesday jackpot grows to $186 million JACKSON, MISS— Having never played Mississippi Match 5, a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:36 pm