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Lifestyles

Picayune artist Ashley Mason brings personality to her paintings

Even when she’s painting pigs and chickens, Ashley Mason manages to imbue them with personality. One painting that’s garnered positive attention online is an acrylic ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:00 am

News

Bug Fest in a pandemic

The Crosby Arboretum’s annual Bugfest is a smaller event this year due to the pandemic, but locals still came to the Arboretum Friday to learn ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:00 am

News

Eminent domain forces Dockside to close

Family owned and operated restaurant Dockside will close its doors after its property was taken by eminent domain for the Highway 11 expansion and bridge ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, September 25, 2020 7:00 am

News

Supervisors move forward with TIF Bond for College Square

Pearl River County’s Board of Supervisors moved forward with committing approximately $21,000 annually to fund Tax Increment Financing Bonds for the College Square Shopping Center. ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, September 25, 2020 7:00 am

News

Aldermen discuss cemetery ordinances

The Poplarville Board of Aldermen is still considering how to handle burying urns in the city cemetery, and seems to be leaning toward allowing up ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 am

News

Vandalism, forgetfulness a problem at Fairgrounds

Pearl River County’s Board of Supervisors approved changes to the fee schedule in order to rent the Pearl River County Fairgrounds. Managing the fairgrounds has ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 am

News

Aldermen discuss paving work

The city of Poplarville collected approximately $11,000 more than the city budgeted in sales taxes received from the state this month. City Clerk Jane O’Neal ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:00 am

Art & Entertainment

Some October festivals cancelled, but Blues Festival still planned

Several October festivals have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but Picayune Main Street’s Rockin’ Blues Festival is still planned. Poplarville’s annual Blueberry Jubilee, which was ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:00 am

News

Collisions close Hwy. 43 N, cause power outages

No one was injured in a car accident that downed three power poles Monday morning. At approximately 5:30 a.m. a vehicle traveling south on Highway ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:00 am

News

Poll workers will take precautions

Despite the pandemic’s extra risks and work it requires of poll workers, only a few Pearl River County poll workers have decided not to work ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00 am

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