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Makeup days set in Pearl River County schools
The Picayune Item reports the Pearl River County School Board has approved adding three school days to the end of the current school year.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Plants and people topic of discussion
Homeowners, gardeners and nature lovers can learn how native plants help humans thrive during the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum Lecture Series on Saturday.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Coast Characters: Family with Picayune roots dig for treasure on 'Swamp Hunters'
Buried treasure isn't necessarily found by following a path on a map, with a pot of gold marked with an "X".
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Action Report: Odometer roll back investigation
What should someone do if they find out they bought a used car and it actually had more miles on it than what the odometer indicated? That's what a Picayune man is trying to find out.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Tue Mar 04, 2014
One Lake project needs to look at big picture
The greatest changes on the Pearl River happened over 50 years ago -- the Ross Barnett dam and reservoir.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Mardi Gras coins, at 54, still king of throws
GULF COAST CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION COLLECTION/BILOXI PUBLIC LIBRARYThe distinctive metallic clink of the doubloon hitting the pavement was first heard in Biloxi in 1966, at this parade of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Parents, advocates push for special-needs vouchers
Supporters of a school voucher for special-needs children rallied Tuesday at the state Capitol, where two bills await legislative action.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Carnival season kicks into high gear
JAMIE MORTON/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALDA man catches a handful of beads thrown from the Krewe of Isis float at the Jackson County Mardi Gras Parade on Market Street in Pascagoula on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Picayune Item managing editor retiring; 43 years
The Item reports that he saw evolution from linotypes to computer layout and from film to digital cameras.
Officials discuss creating a 'college scene' in downtown Hattiesburg
During the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association's annual membership and awards luncheon in January, newly appointed executive director Walt Denton took the podium to promote Hattiesburg's college scene as his first priority.
Engagement: Leigh Anne Laffoon & Michael Terence Truitt
Wedding vows will be exchanged on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at The Barn at Bridlewood in Hattiesburg with reception to follow.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Bill Minor: Mississippi's death penalty remains a painful scene
Hanging, electric chair, gas chamber, and lethal injections all have been part of Mississippi's spotty history of administering death penalties for various crimes.
Program on square-foot gardening set for Saturday
Do you want to grow your own vegetables, but don't have the space, time, or energy? Then you will enjoy a special program called "No Weeding, No Digging, No Tilling, No Kidding!" at the Crosby Arboretum in Picayune from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday with Brenda Myers, certified square-foot gardener and master gardener.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Magnolia Forest gardeners learn to best Mr. Winter
Co-hosting the February Magnolia Forest Garden Club meeting were Kathy McDowell, Jane Freeman and Nancy O'Bryan.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Blackmer fills seat on Picayune board
PICAYUNE, Miss.-- Lori Blackmer has been seated as the newest member of the Picayune School Board.
Engagement: Whitney Blake & Markham Spiers
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Harold Lecile Markham , the Late Ms.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Mary Perez/Sun Herald King cake bites are a popular seller at Electrik Made Bake Shop in Biloxi.
From January to Lundi Gras, the demand for king cakes is high, and business owners say that shoppers are looking for more than just a cinnamon pastry topped with dyed sugar.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Serious Bread Bakery's Blueberry and Cream-Cheese Filled: 58 days of king cakes
A blueberry and cream cheese filled king cake from Serious Bread, a handmade artisan bread bakery in Bay St. Louis, for 58 king cakes in 58 days.