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LaFontaine pitches two economic development policies to drive interest

Two ideas to encourage economic development were fielded to city of Picayune and Pearl River County leaders during a recent workshop with the county’s economic ... Read more

3 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

Picayune family counting blessings as son overcomes brain injury suffered in hit and run

By Susan Christensen Health and Research News Service Nov. 24 was the most thankful Thanksgiving ever for the family of Picayune’s Gavin Miller. Just a week before, ... Read more

3 days ago by Special to the Item.

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

3 days ago by Cathy Cook.

PRC school board hears bond construction update

Several construction projects underway within the Pearl River County School District have been completed over the past couple of months and some are still in ... Read more

4 days ago by Jonathan Mitchell.

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

5 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Virtual learning on a decline in PRC school district

Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees discussed the district’s reopening plan and COVID-19 leave for district employees during its monthly meeting held Thursday ... Read more

5 days ago by Jonathan Mitchell.

Picayune School Board tackles COVID paid leave, grants

Picayune School District’s Board of Trustees held a brief meeting Tuesday where the Board approved an extension to COVID-19 leave days and accepted two grants. ... Read more

5 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

COVID-19 cases as of Friday

As of Friday, COVID-19 deaths involving Pearl River County residents now total 91 from a collective 3,138 cases in the county since the pandemic began ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Governor Tate Reeves extends Executive Order

JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the decision to extend Executive Order 1535 until Wednesday, February 3,2021 at 5:00 PM. The following counties are currently under a county wide ... Read more

6 days ago by Special to the Item.

Additional COVID-19 vaccine allocated to Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces that additional COVID-19 vaccine was allocated to Mississippi this week. The additional allotments will support ... Read more

6 days ago by Special to the Item.

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