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Emergency dental care available at Penley Family Dentistry

With the restrictions put in place for many of the simplest of medical procedures or elective surgeries, some ... Read more | Add your comment

Clarifications on conflicting executive orders

City and county measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, like requiring restaurants to close their dining rooms, ... Read more | Add your comment

Jackson man arrested for drugs after jumping fences in Hide-A-Way Lake

A Jackson resident was arrested in Pearl River County after he was seen jumping fences in the Hide-A-Way ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire damages auto shop

Saturday evening a local mechanic shop caught fire, damaging the business. Pearl River County Fire Marshal Jonathan Head ... Read more | Add your comment

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MBI issues silver alert for Jackson County man (Update, found safe)

Update from MBI: “The Silver Alert issued for William Brower Moseley has been canceled. He has been located and is safe.” The Mississippi Bureau of ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:46 am

Sports

Poplarville tennis losing time to develop

The tennis team for the Poplarville Hornets was in the midst of its season when the Mississippi High School Activities Association decided to suspend all ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Break in the heat on the way

By Skip Rigney This week has been one of the warmest in March on record in the Gulf South. New Orleans International Airport, with data ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Slow and steady in this time of uncertainty

We’re only a couple of weeks into this uncertain time of closures, cancellations and limited access to many of the goods and services we’ve come ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

News

IDD citizens coping with COVID-19 limits

For some adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi means limited contact with family and friends and uncomfortable changes in ... Read more

by cathy cook, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

This could be our finest hour

By Jan Miller Penton It has long been my habit to rise early while most of the world sleeps. When the children were small it ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

News

Second business suffers gun shot damage, this time in Picayune

Another incident that resulted in damage to a storefront window occurred, this time in Picayune. The first incident involved the Family Dollar in Carriere, where ... Read more

by cathy cook, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

4H dealing with affects of the Coronavirus

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left Pearl River County’s 4H in the same boat as other programs across the state; events are now canceled and ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

PRCC softball having to deal with heartbreak of canceled season

The softball team for the Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats was in the midst of its first season with Christie Meeks at the helm ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am

News

Picayune man arrested for robbing another at gunpoint

Picayune Police arrested a Picayune man who was wanted for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery that occurred on March 15. On March 15 ... Read more

by cathy cook, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am

News

Sheriff’s Department looking for suspect who shot at Family Dollar in Carriere

This article has been corrected to reflect that the incident was Wednesday March 25, not Thursday. An as yet unknown suspect fired a gun at ... Read more

by cathy cook, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Senior athletes for Picayune dealing with uncertain future

Senior athletes at Picayune Memorial High School were in the midst of their final seasons when everything came to a screeching halt. Due to the ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am

News

MSDH reports six deaths due to COVID-19 in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports one new death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi, bringing the state total to ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 am

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PRCC moves most classes online, dorm access limited

Pearl River Community College extended spring break until March 30, and when classes return the majority of students will be doing coursework online for the ... Read more

by cathy cook, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Picayune’s athletes finding ways to stay active

With the suspension of all sports by the Mississippi High School Activities Association until April 17 due to the outbreak of COVID-19, athletes on local ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 am

News

Local eye doctors to offer by appointment care during pandemic

Advanced Eyecare in Picayune is now offering access to emergency medical and urgent eye care services in an effort to reduce stress on local hospitals. ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 am

News

Childcare facilities adapt to life with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced business at childcare facilities and dramatically changed the routines for the children who attend them. Before children can enter her ... Read more

by cathy cook, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

PRCC basketball left to wonder, what if?

Picayune Pearl River Community College’s basketball team was dominant all season, that is until the season was cancelled due to the current pandemic. The team ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 am

News

70 new COVID-19 cases reported in state

As of March 23, there were 71 new COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, bringing the total to 320 cases. There is still only one death reported ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:00 am

News

Picayune School District to provide study at home resources soon

Members of the Picayune School District’s administration met Tuesday morning to discuss getting resources to students so they can continue to learn from home. Superintendent ... Read more

by Jeremy Pittari, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

PRCC baseball having to change recruiting

The baseball team for the Pearl River Community College Wildcats was 12-4 on the season and ranked number three in the nation when the NJCAA ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:00 am

News

Church, volunteers sewing masks and providing childcare for medical personnel

Volunteers from a Picayune church are sewing masks to donate to hospitals and providing free childcare to the families of medical workers. First Baptist Church ... Read more

by cathy cook, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

PRC football going to forge through tough times

Normally in the month of March Pearl River Central’s Blue Devils football team would be getting work done. The offseason serves as an ideal time ... Read more

by Jonathan Mitchell, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:00 am

News

School Board meets via conference call

With only three people in attendance, Poplarville School District’s board room was almost empty during Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting to discuss COVID-19. Superintendent Konya ... Read more

by cathy cook, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:00 am

News

All school districts now offer meals during closure

During the ongoing school closures, free meals are being made available for children 18 and under from local school districts. The Pearl River County School ... Read more

by cathy cook, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:00 am