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Returning to the Pulpit

With Governor Tate Reeves’ guidance to churches on offering in-person services, some local houses of worship are beginning to hold in-person services again, but for ... Read more

4 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Now is the time to prepare for monarch butterflies next spring

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture The Crosby Arboretum’s pollinator garden has been developing ... Read more

7 days ago by Special to the Item.

Seven women sew and give away 1,000 masks

A team of seven women in Pearl River County have sewn and given away 1,000 facemasks to anyone who needs one. The Velveteen Rabbits, a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Cathy Cook.

For the love of art and acting

Walkers don’t phase her, neither does having 366,000 Instagram followers, speaking in front of thousands at Comic-Con or being scanned so her likeness can be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Cathy Cook.

Arboretum’s spring native plant sale to be held this Friday and Saturday

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture While we don’t yet have a date for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Working toward career in animal care

A career in veterinary medicine is one step closer for Poplarville High School senior Lauren Tynes after she became one of 15 in-state students accepted ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Cathy Cook.

Arboretum’s pitcher plants continue to spread in south bog

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture Grounds manager Terry Johnson and I took a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Hide-A-Way-Lake Scholarship recipients

Two high school seniors are being honored with a new scholarship for their community service and good citizenship by a newly created nonprofit called the ... Read more

1 month ago by Cathy Cook.

The pitcher plant bog is putting on a show

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture Last week, I enjoyed touring our south pitcher ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Shoppers happy to drive-thru for fresh produce

Local farmers markets have transformed themselves into drive-thru experiences due to the pandemic. Shoppers can still buy fresh produce, tamales, blueberries or meat from a ... Read more

1 month ago by Cathy Cook.

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