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Sales tax collection continues to climb for local cities

Both Picayune and Poplarville saw sales tax revenue increase in September from the previous month, along with cities across the state of Mississippi. The city ... Read more

5 hours ago by Staff Report.

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

5 hours ago by Cathy Cook.

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

5 hours ago by Cathy Cook.

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

2 days ago by Cathy Cook.

PRCC receives $201,800 childcare grant

PRCC Public Relations Pearl River Community College has been awarded $201,800 over four years as part of the Child Care Access Means Parents in School ... Read more

2 days ago by Special to the Item.

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

2 days ago by Cathy Cook.

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

2 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Suspect in domestic assault turns self in, booked on upgraded charge, second suspect arrested

(Update 12-3-20) This story has been updated to reflect additional charges pressed against John Red and a second suspect, Kristy L. Red, Thursday afternoon. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

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

3 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Council accepts second round of funding for more parking

A $40,000 grant will be used to create additional parking in the city of Picayune. The city received the funding through a partnership with Picayune ... Read more

3 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

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