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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

3 days ago by Cathy Cook.

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

3 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Two of three Picayune mayoral candidates speak with Item

Two of three candidates running for mayor of Picayune took time out of their day to speak with the Picayune Item about their goals and ... Read more

3 days ago by Jeremy Pittari.

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

4 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Sheriff’s investigators arrest several for drug violations

A number of people were arrested for drug related offenses last month by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department. On Jan. 19, narcotics investigators went ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

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

4 days ago by Cathy Cook.

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

4 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Four southwest Mississippi men sentenced for violating federal wildlife laws

Jackson, Miss. – Kenneth R. Britt, Jr., 51, of Wesson, Tony Grant Smith, 26, of Wesson, Barney Leon Bairfield, III, 28, of Brookhaven, and Dustin ... Read more

5 days ago by Special to the Item.

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

5 days ago by Cathy Cook.

Teachers and first responders eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Teachers and first responders will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Mississippi beginning March 1. Those individuals can start making appointments to receive vaccines Wednesday, ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

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