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Cathy Cook, Author at Picayune Item

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Highland staff fighting to keep spirits up, preparing for vaccine

Working in healthcare during a pandemic is taking a heavy toll on Highland Community Hospital staff. “Our staff is tired, our staff is extremely worn ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:00 am

Lifestyles

Getting creative with a needle and thread

To express herself creatively Chelsea Atchison uses needle and thread. Her hand-embroidered pieces feature bright sunflowers, leafy green letters, fall leaves with swirling patterns and ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:00 am

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Tips to avoid fires in cold weather

As the weather turns colder, the number of house fires increase as more people rely on space heaters or overload extension cords. According to the ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:00 am

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Many Christmas themed events set for this weekend

This weekend and early next week will be a busy time for those who like to engage in festive activities. Christmas on the Rails and ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:45 pm

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Football championship could send Pearl River County fans to a ‘hotbed’ of COVID

With holiday gatherings, flu season and changing weather, COVID-19 cases have begun to spike in Pearl River County. Highland Community Hospital’s administration is worried the ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:27 am

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City to disband election commission

The city of Poplarville may soon eliminate its municipal election commission and rely instead on the county election commission to run city elections. Poplarville’s Board ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:00 am

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Senior center reopens doors to public

The Senior Center of South Pearl River County resumed serving hot lunches in the facility on Monday and will hold its first event in months, ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:00 am

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Aldermen choose new school board member

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department helped staff the Poplarville Fire Department while firefighters had to be quarantined due to COVID-19. During the Poplarville Board ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:00 am

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Suspect in shooting on Rosa Street turns himself in

A Picayune man wanted for attempted murder turned himself in to law enforcement on Friday. The Picayune Police Department arrested 22-year-old Horatio Walton Jr. for ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:09 am

Lifestyles

Building birdhouses at the Arboretum

Attendees created bird feeders and painted birdhouses at a craft workshop at the Crosby Arboretum held Nov. 21. “I think it’s important to be creative,” ... Read more

by Cathy Cook, Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:00 am

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