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Aldermen vote to increase waste collection rate

The Poplarville Board of Aldermen approved raising garbage collection rates from $15 per month to $16.50 per month for residential garbage and from $16 to ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:00 am

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County receives grant for opioid abuse prevention

Pearl River County has $54,000 in grant funding for opioid abuse prevention and may receive another $54,000 if the county can demonstrate positive results from ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:00 am

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Supervisors discuss stronger litter ordinance

Pearl River County’s Board of Supervisors is working with the county’s code enforcement officer to make it easier to consistently enforce county codes concerning littering ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:00 am

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Fire at local store quickly extinguished

A fire behind a Picayune retail store took place early Monday morning and is still under investigation. The Picayune Fire Department were dispatched to a ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:00 am

Lifestyles

Creating paper crafts that shimmer

Theater dolls are a tradition that go back more than 100 years, but Marie Whitman has her own approach to the craft. On Whitman’s sewing ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:00 am

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Board of Aldermen adjust budget to fund building repairs, take no action on TIF bond

Poplarville’s City Hall and Police Department building may get needed repairs in the next fiscal year. The Poplarville Board of Aldermen held another budget workshop ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:00 am

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Work on west side of Highway 11 planned for November

Phase II of the Highway 11 expansion project is tentatively set to start at the beginning of November. Work to expand Highway 11 to four ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:00 am

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Poplarville School Board discusses paid time off

Poplarville School District’s Board of Trustees discussed paid time off for staff members during its regular meeting Monday. The Board approved a small addition to ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:00 am

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PSD adjusts back to school policy

Students in the Poplarville School District will be required to wear face masks or coverings at school when they cannot social distance. The Poplarville School ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:00 am

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Aldermen approve purchase of used patrol vehicle for police department

In a two to one vote the Poplarville Board of Aldermen approved purchasing a $14,995 used police vehicle for the Poplarville Police Department during a ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:00 am

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