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Cathy Cook, Author at Picayune Item

News

Local starts livestream to help others

One Picayune woman responded to the anxieties of the pandemic by spreading positivity digitally, and ended up starting a conversation about surviving abuse. Celena Thomas ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

Lifestyles

Getting creative with handmade home goods

One Carriere family is making a splash with their homemade bath products. For Joey Webb soap making started almost as a joke, trying to make ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

News

Poplarville agencies working to fix dispatch issues

The Poplarville Police Department has always dealt with ‘dead zones’ in its radio communication area, but is having new issues communicating with dispatch via radio ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 am

News

Highland ups vaccine delivery

Highland Community Hospital has increased the number of COVID-19 vaccines its staff administers per day to a minimum of 100. But the wait list to ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:00 am

News

Bridge on Shorty Burgess closed for repair

The bridge on Shorty Burgess Road had to be closed after a state inspection determined the timber pilings were in a state of disrepair. Les ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:01 pm

News

Two fire engines in Poplarville in need of repair

As of Tuesday, two of Poplarville Fire Department’s three fire trucks were in need of repairs. Poplarville Fire Chief Jason Bannister informed the Poplarville Board ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am

News

3 waste haulers lose permits

Three commercial trash haulers in Pearl River County had their permits pulled after repeatedly failing to follow county ordinances. The Pearl River County Board of ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 am

News

Emergency responders unable to reach dispatch under new system

Poplarville police officers and firefighters are having issues reaching 911 dispatchers since the countywide dispatch consolidation went into operation. The consolidation combined the dispatch center ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:00 am

News

Picayune community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King

The message and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated in Picayune on Monday with a car parade and a gathering at Snyder ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Monday, January 18, 2021 3:29 pm

News

Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home issuing vaccines, when available

The waitlist for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Pearl River County Hospital is 700 people long and growing, but the number of vaccinations going into ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

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