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PRC school board recognizes personnel, accepts grant funds

The Pearl River School District’s Board of Trustees met Thursday evening and recognized numerous district staffers while also ... Read more | Add your comment

Picayune students build prosthetic leg for three legged dog

Students attending the Picayune School District’s Career and Technology Center used engineering to design and develop a prosthetic ... Read more | Add your comment

Pearl River County community enhancement operation results in arrests and seizures

JACKSON, MS – Multiple arrests have been made following a community enhancement operation focused on crime reduction in ... Read more | Add your comment

Confederate signs placed back on city property

Signs denoting a local civic club that uses the Confederate Battle flag as its logo and a sign ... Read more | Add your comment

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Picayune students build prosthetic leg for three legged dog

Students attending the Picayune School District’s Career and Technology Center used engineering to design and develop a prosthetic for a three-legged dog. Two students who ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pearl River County community enhancement operation results in arrests and seizures

JACKSON, MS – Multiple arrests have been made following a community enhancement operation focused on crime reduction in Pearl River County. On May 6, 2021, ... Read more | Add your comment

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No water shortage in spring 2021

By Skip Rigney We moved into our new home the first week of May 1992. We bought a load of centipede grass sod and laid ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, May 14, 2021 4:18 pm

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Picayune softball holds tryouts

The Picayune softball team hosted nearly 60 athletes last Thursday as the program had its tryouts for incoming players. The group included high school and ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:21 pm

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Trent Ladner of Poplarville Achieves Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, TN (05/12/2021)– Trent Ladner qualified for the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 ... Read more

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State Soccer Welcomes Gwen Mummert to 2021 Squad

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State soccer and head coach James Armstrong announced the signing of transfer Gwen Mummert of Louisiana (Lafayette) to the 2021 squad on Wednesday. “We are thrilled to ... Read more

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Birth announcements gathered on May 13, 2021

Miranda Nicole Lewis Anderson and Shawn Lee Anderson Sr. of Bay St. Louis, announce the birth of their son, Kaisen John Lee Anderson, born April ... Read more

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Arrest reports collected on May 13, 2021

Brandon Chace Emery, 37, 318 Clark St.; arrested by Picayune PD on May 6, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Theo ... Read more

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LC 2021 graduates offer inspiration, thoughts on their collegiate journey

See the end of this story for a list of graduates from Mississippi. Perhaps for the first time ever, a speaker quoted from the mediocre ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, May 14, 2021 2:21 pm

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation Announces April Transfer to the State

JACKSON, MISS–The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) made its April transfer of $13,340,558.99 today to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This brings the ... Read more

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Gulfport Man Sentenced under Project EJECT to Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Firearms Offense

Gulfport, Miss. – A Gulfport man was sentenced today under Project EJECT for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:38 pm

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Starkville Man Charged with more than $6 million in COVID-Relief Fraud, False Statements and Money Laundering

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A Starkville man was arrested Thursday by FBI Special Agents after being indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges related ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:35 pm

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No. 14 Ole Miss Baseball Pulls Away from Little Rock for 11th Midweek Win

OXFORD, Miss. — Jacob Gonzalez went off on Wednesday offensively, doing a little bit of everything while helping No. 14 Ole Miss knock off Little Rock a second ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:00 pm

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Softball Wins SEC Tournament Opener Over South Carolina

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – No. 14 LSU (32-18) opened the 2021 Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 7-3 win over South Carolina Wednesday at Rhoads Stadium. The ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, May 14, 2021 11:00 am

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Gulfport man arrested for armed robbery affidavit filed by victim months earlier

A Gulfport man was arrested by Picayune Police on April 30, for the alleged armed robbery of a Picayune woman. Assistant Chief James Bolton said ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Friday, May 14, 2021 9:56 am

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Ritchie-Williams Named to Jamaican National Team Roster Pool

Baton Rouge, La. – Chiara Ritchie-Williams has been named to the Jamaican national team roster pool for an upcoming training camp at the beginning of June. Ritchie-Williams is ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, May 14, 2021 9:00 am

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Tigers Advance To Nationals; Regional Cancelled

BATON ROUGE — The LSU women’s golf team will advance to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona following today’s cancellation of the NCAA Baton Rouge ... Read more

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Today is May 14, 2021

In order to determine what it would require to mollify a newly acquired, undomesticated expanse of land, President Jefferson determined that a survey was imperative; ... Read more

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Extension dietitian makes healthy choices doable

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service RAYMOND, Miss. — A career as a registered dietitian wasn’t what Qula Madkin had in mind when she started ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:59 pm

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AG Fitch Joins 22 State Coalition Defending Babies with a Pre-Natal Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Attorney General Lynn Fitch joined 21 states in filing an amicus brief at the Supreme Court of the United States in support of an Arkansas ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:52 pm

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Three Men Cited for Charter Guide Violations in Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Enforcement Division agents cited three men for alleged charter guide violations in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes on May 8. ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:48 pm

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PRC golf team competes at state tournament

Pearl River Central’s boys golf team took part in the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s state tournament last week and came in fifth place. The ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:12 pm

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Pearl River Central coach earns 1,000th career win

Tony Labella has been coaching softball and girls basketball for 24 years across Louisiana and Mississippi, and this year tallied his 1,000th career win. The ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:10 pm

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Tigers Defeat No. 14 La. Tech, 16-8, in 7 Innings

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU shortstop Zach Arnold and first baseman Tre’ Morgan combined for seven hits and six RBI Tuesday night to lead the Tigers to a 16-8 ... Read more

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Starkville man charged with more than $6 million in COVID-Relief fraud, false statements and money laundering

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A Starkville man was arrested Thursday by FBI Special Agents after being indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges related ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:35 pm

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Two-Time All-America Stingley Jr. to Wear No. 7 in 2021

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s two-time All-America cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. will wear No. 7 for the Tigers in 2021, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Tuesday. A relatively new ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:00 pm

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Deputy AD Jeff Mitchell Selected to Participate in TopConnect Leadership Institute

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Jeff Mitchell, Deputy Director of Athletics at Southern Miss, has been selected to participate in the TopConnect Leadership Institute, beginning May 18. TopConnect, formerly ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:00 am