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Education

A Chromebook for every student

The Picayune School District received 2,960 Chromebooks Wednesday, enough for every student in the district. The Chromebooks were purchased using CARES Act money allocated by ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

Art & Entertainment

Dancing in the streets at Blues Fest

The music was loud and the people were joyous at the 13th annual Rockin Blues Festival in Picayune. Glossy cars lined one side of West ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

News

Dawsey to retire, new police chief to be announced soon

The City of Picayune will soon have a new police chief after Police Chief Bryan Dawsey steps down next month. City Manager Jim Luke confirmed ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 am

News

Photo Gallery: Log truck overturns in Poplarville

NO INJURIES: A truck carrying logs turned sideways while making a left hand turn onto Highway 26 from Highway 53 in Poplarville Tuesday night. The ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:35 am

News

Photo Gallery: Railroad maintenance

Norfolk Southern Railroad worked on rail crossings south of Picayune on Thursday. The railroad crew will start work on crossings in the city on Monday, ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:29 am

News

Supervisors discuss grants, deed

The Pearl River County Board of Supervisors discussed the Amacker Volunteer Fire Department and grant funding at their regular meeting Wednesday. The Pearl River County ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:00 am

News

Fire department to get new software

The Poplarville Fire Department is getting updated software that will make it easier to apply for grant funding at no cost to the city. Assistant ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 am

News

Supervisors plan to demolish old courthouse on Julia

The bridge on Troy Dedeaux Road is currently closed because the old bridge was scheduled to be removed Wednesday. Les Dungan with Dungan Engineering updated ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 am

News

Brown sworn in as new Alderman

Newly elected Alderman Daniel H. Brown was sworn into office Tuesday during the Poplarville Board of Alderman’s regular meeting. The Board accepted Brown’s resignation from ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

News

Picayune School District reports second outbreak

More than 90 Picayune Memorial High School students were quarantined when the school had its second COVID-19 outbreak of the semester in early October, but ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 am

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