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Breaking News

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 was set intentionally because Gray’s son is ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:05 am

News

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

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00 am

News

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 chants like “No justice, no peace.” The ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, July 14, 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

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

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

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

News

Supervisors prepare for liquor on ballot

VFW Post 3804 in Picayune is facing challenges due to the pandemic, Commander Ronnie Stogner told the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors at their ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:00 am

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