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Opinion

Officer pleads with public to slow down, arrive alive

By Poplarville Police Officer Charles Kelly Early on the morning of March 10, 2021, I stopped a college student for speeding (73 in a 55) ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

5 myths about palliative medicine

By: Addy Reine, M.D. You may have heard some buzz about palliative medicine lately, but there’s still a lot of confusion about what this medical ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Mississippi’s first tornadoes of 2021

By Skip Rigney After a slow start, Mississippi’s 2021 tornado season came to life Wednesday when five twisters hit the state. These were the first ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Hearts in Touch

By Ronny Michel I had never been to Ethel, Louisiana, and the three family members who accompanied me to attend a family wedding there may ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Ask Rusty – Does Paying FICA Tax Now Increase My Benefit?

Dear Rusty: If a person retires at age sixty-six and continues to work full time, Social Security taxes are still taken out of his weekly paycheck. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Changes in daylight, manmade and natural

By Skip Rigney Daylight savings time begins this Sunday, March 14th. Of course, no daylight will be saved. The amount of daylight tomorrow will be ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Dealing with a smelly situation

By Jan Miller Penton Sniff, sniff. Hmmm, I wonder what that sour smell in the closet is? I know. I have some Fabreeze somewhere. I ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

What is the answer to the state of things

By Jan Miller Penton The rain beat down on the roof, and the March wind howled giving the early blooming bulbs a good soaking all ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Tornadoes scarce to begin 2021

By Skip Rigney The National Weather Service’s office in Jackson reported this week that there were no tornadoes in Mississippi during January or February of ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Ending February on a warm note

By Skip Rigney Friday was the first time since the second week of November that temperatures in Pearl River County came close to 80 degrees. ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

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