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Lifestyles

Birthday parade celebrates 4-year-old with leukemia

Friends, neighbors and firefighters celebrated 4-year-old Jude James’s birthday with a parade past his home. James was diagnosed with leukemia on Dec. 16. His compromised ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:00 am

Education

Black history for youngsters

Picayune school children learned about African American trailblazers from civil rights leader Malcolm X to Picayune educator J.P. Johnson as part of a story telling ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:00 am

News

Sho-Nuff reopens in new location

For Louis and Steffani Graham, running a BBQ restaurant as a married couple means always having a partner who will push the other to the ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:00 am

News

Income tax bill goes to Senate

Legislators in Mississippi’s House of Representatives passed a bill to eliminate state income tax on Tuesday, just a day after it was passed by the ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, February 26, 2021 7:00 am

News

Road signs are disappearing in north end of county

Road signs are going missing in the north end of Pearl River County, so county employees will try using plastic signs instead of aluminum ones ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, February 26, 2021 7:00 am

Galleries

Photo gallery: Progress on Poplarville stage

After being delayed by wet weather last week, construction on the bathrooms and stage in Poplarville’s Town Green is moving forward. The Mississippi Development Authority’s ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Friday, February 26, 2021 7:00 am

News

Board considers personnel needed to increase roads paved

The Pearl River County Board of Supervisors is developing a plan to dramatically increasing the number of roads paved in the county. According to previous ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:00 am

News

Poplarville’s mayoral candidates share goals if elected

Poplarville’s next mayor will be the first woman to hold the office. The three candidates running are Linda Eades Hawkins, Heather Holliday and Louise Smith. ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:00 am

News

Bill proposes tax hike on gasoline

The Mississippi Legislature is considering an increase to the gas tax to fund road improvements. The proposed legislation would let voters decide on the increase ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:14 pm

News

Two precinct locations will change for Picayune municipal election

Picayune voters in Precinct 2 and Precinct 5 should have received letters that their polling locations have changed. Voters will get a chance to elect ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:00 am

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