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Helping former addicts become independent

In the Henleyfield area is a home that acts as a method to teach those who recently became ... Read more | Add your comment

Pearl River County building in Poplarville a total loss after fire early Thursday

A Pearl River County building that houses Child Protective Services and the MSU Extension Service offices caught fire ... Read more | Add your comment

Resource center offering new classes

Along with free parenting classes, a resource center in Picayune is offering free classes on anger management, financial ... Read more | Add your comment

Poplarville has 2 fire trucks down

The city of Poplarville is dealing with ongoing fire truck maintenance issues that, according to the mayor, may ... Read more | Add your comment

Education

Poplarville has fourth best graduation rate in state

Poplarville School District has the fourth highest graduation rate in the state for the 2019-2020 school year. All three local school districts saw their four ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cathy Cook.

Breaking News

Sheriff’s Department working gun shot death along Highway 43 N

Investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department are working a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday morning along Highway 43 North. Maj. Marc Ogden said ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeremy Pittari.

Sports

No. 6 MGCCC blanks Holmes

No. 6 Mississippi Gulf Coast didn’t take full opportunity of its scoring opportunities Thursday but still found a way to shut out Holmes 2-0 in ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:00 pm

Columns

Keeping it simple while packing for a trip

By Jan Miller Penton The spare bedroom is close to overflowing with an array of clothing, shoes, toiletries, hair products, and an oversized suitcase. Anyone ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:10 pm

Columns

Outlook is for another busy season

By Skip Rigney The preseason prognosticators have spoken. It looks like we can look forward to another exciting fall. As usual the center of attention ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:09 pm

News

Honduran Man Convicted of Making a False Statement to a Federal Officer

Gulfport, Miss. – Daniel Romero-Mancia, 25, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., to the crime of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:03 pm

Sports

Stunning comeback powers No. 2 MGCCC sweep

Down by two runs and down to their final three outs, No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast summoned up yet another comeback Thursday by scoring six ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:00 pm

Sports

No. 41 MSU Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Heartbreaker To No. 23 Kentucky

STARKVILLE – In a match that saw three three-set affairs, four tiebreakers and lasted over four-and-a-half hours, the 41st-ranked Mississippi State women’s tennis squad came up ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:00 am

Sports

Chase Invited to NFL Draft

BATON ROUGE – LSU All-America wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is one of a handful of players that has been extended an invitation to attend the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:00 am

Sports

No. 11 Pearl River drops heartbreaker to Holmes in Region XXIII tournament semifinals

CLINTON, Miss. — The No. 11 Pearl River men’s basketball team dropped a nail biter in the Region XXIII semifinals Thursday night when it fell to ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:00 am

News

Today is April 10, 2021

Golfer’s DayThe Masters Tournament is the first of golf’s four major championships in the calendar year. Americans Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed are the two ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:17 am

Sports

PRC softball loses non-district game to St. Martin

Pearl River Central’s Lady Blue Devils got off to a slow start against St. Martin Thursday evening that resulted in an 11-1 loss. The game ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:39 pm

Sports

Picayune softball dominates Hattiesburg

The Picayune Lady Maroon Tide handily defeated the Hattiesburg Lady Tigers 14-0 Thursday to pick up an important district win. The game ended after four ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:38 pm

Sports

Ole Miss Places Sixth in Elite 14-Team Field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Facing a 14-team field that feature seven ranked in the top 25, the Ole Miss men’s golf team placed sixth in The Collegiate ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, April 9, 2021 3:00 pm

Sports

Watford to Enter 2021 NBA Draft

BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore forward Trendon Watford Wednesday announced via his twitter account that he will enter the 2021 NBA Draft and sign with an agent. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:00 pm

News

Bush Resident Killed in Crash on LA 21

Covington, LA – On Thursday, April 8, 2021, shortly before 6:00 PM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L were dispatched to two vehicle fatal crash ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:37 am

Sports

Bulldogs Win In Walk-Off Fashion Against Central Arkansas

STARKVILLE – For the second time this season, Paige Cook delivered a walk-off victory in Nusz Park as Mississippi State defeated Central Arkansas, 4-3, on Wednesday. The Bulldogs ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:00 am

Sports

Men’s Tennis Shuts Out Nicholls State in Weekday Matchup

THIBODAUX, La. – The Southern Miss Men’s tennis team advances to 7-1 after defeating Nicholls State 4-0 Tuesday afternoon in Thibodaux, La. The Golden Eagles saw ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, April 9, 2021 9:00 am

Sports

Tigers Defeat McNeese State, 14-1

BATON ROUGE, La. – Third baseman Cade Doughty doubled twice and drove in four runs Tuesday night, while seven LSU pitchers limited McNeese State to one ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:00 am

News

Today is April 9, 2021

Cherish Antiques DayContemplating antiques? Here’s how to buy Antique furnishings, decor, coins, and toys remain popular among consumers. Unlike the mass-produced merchandise of today, antiques ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:16 am

Sports

Pearl River defeats East Central on the road

DECATUR, Miss. — The Pearl River men’s soccer team earned a hard fought win on the road Tuesday night when it defeated East Central 2-1. “We ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:00 pm

Sports

Pearl River ties against East Central

DECATUR, Miss. — The Pearl River women’s soccer team battled to a 1-1 tie Tuesday night when it took on East Central on the road. “I ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:00 pm

News

Municipal Primary Election Day: Post-Election Day update

Biloxi, MS – The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office received reports of low voter turnout for municipal primary elections held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Additionally, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:29 pm

Sports

Picayune tennis sending players to state tournament

Picayune’s tennis team will have six athletes move on to the individual state tournament thanks to their recent results. Melanie Kellar, Alex Velasquez, mixed doubles ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:29 pm

Sports

Poplarville baseball falls in district game to Greene County

Poplarville’s Hornets took on the Greene County Wildcats in a tight matchup Tuesday evening that saw Greene County come away with a 5-4 victory. Jordan ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:28 pm

News

AG Fitch and 13 Attorneys General Ask Congress to Let State Right-to-Work Laws Stand

Attorney General Lynn Fitch has joined a 14-state coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Senate leaders opposing a pro-union bill which ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:14 pm

Sports

No. 2 Pearl River earns split against No. 7 Meridian

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The No. 2 Pearl River baseball team turned in a good effort in Game 2 on Tuesday to earn a split against No. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:00 pm