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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

3 days ago by cathy cook.

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

3 days ago by cathy cook.

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

4 days ago by cathy cook.

12 COVID-19 cases locally, 249 statewide

As of Sunday at 6 p.m., the Mississippi State Department of Health reports that there are 249 cases of COVID-19 in the state, and one ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Restaurants asked to close dining rooms, but can provide take out

Restaurants are being ordered to close dining rooms, some businesses are being ordered to close and social gatherings are being limited to 10 people in ... Read more

4 days ago by cathy cook.

Poplarville food pantry reacts to increase in need

The impact of COVID-19 to residents in Pearl River County has caused more people to seek out food donations from a local food pantry. Ed ... Read more

7 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

Local restaurants being affected by decline in business

Restaurants in Poplarville were advised to stop offering dine-in service by 3 p.m. Friday to slow the spread of COVID-19, while other locally owned restaurants ... Read more

7 days ago by cathy cook.

SBA offering assistance to COVID-19 affected businesses in Mississippi

Special to the Item ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Mississippi small businesses suffering ... Read more

7 days ago by Special to the Item.

Grocery stores respond to panic buying, adjust hours

A line of shoppers stretched past the building at Claiborne Hill in Picayune Friday morning, but by afternoon the line was gone. The store was ... Read more

7 days ago by cathy cook.

School closures continue

Schools in Mississippi will be closed until April 17 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 after an executive order was issued Thursday ... Read more

1 week ago by cathy cook.

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