The Mississippi Press
Man arrested after kidnapping two boys, slashing throat of one, in Hancock County
James Smith, 41, of the Leetown community, has been arrested after a more than 2-hour pursuit after he kidnapped and assaulted two young boys, including slashing the throat of the 8-year-old, according to Hancock County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Don Bass.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Cochran vital to development
Pearl River County Board of Supervisors President J. Patrick Lee and Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero, who also is Director of Planning and Development, traveled to Washington D.C. to speak to Mississippi's senior U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran about the continued economic development in the county.
Bad lights leads to drug bust
The Picayune Police Department reported that on Nov. 30, at 8:08 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop at Herrin Drive and South Beech Street for improper equipment - no brake light, said Capt.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Alabama defeats Mississippi in annual all-star HS football game
Mississippi outgained Alabama 333-182 in total offensive yards but two touchdown passes from Cincinnati commit Hayden Moore to Wake Forest commitment Demetrius Kemp were enough for a 21-17 win in Birmingham, Ala.
Company, city and residents continue to work through growing pains of recycling program
No, the garbage man isn't dumping the recyclable materials you put into the open-topped, 18-gallon recycling container in with the garbage.
December Coffee with Mayor
Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero recapped the busy community schedule for the past three months at Friday's "Coffee with the Mayor" hosted by the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Gas in Gautier is among lowest in country
ASSOCIATED PRESS/2012John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda, unveils the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe concept during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Picayune Community Spotlight: Picayune Police Department
I have always had respect for our police department, now more so than ever. Having grown up in a military family, I have had the dubious advantage of living in many larger, different cities and seeing the results that an embattled police force, riddled with corruption and internal power struggles, can bring down on a community.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Effort to arrest shoplifting suspects turns into chase
Officers of the Picayune Police department were involved in what began as a shoplifting call but ended in a high speed chase and crash for a couple from Bogalusa, La., suspected of shoplifting, said Capt.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Poplarville, PRCC drug bust leads to several arrests
A multi-agency drug sweep code named Operation Wake-Up Call, rounds up 10 alleged drug dealers from both Poplarville and the Pearl River Community College campus.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Christmas Parade draws large crowd
There was a potentially record-breaking turnout for the Civic Woman's Club of Picayune 53rd Annual Christmas Parade on Monday.
Line forms at Charter on last day to get digital boxes
Picayune Charter Communication customers filled the West Canal Street office Tuesday morning waiting to pick up their new digital receivers.
Two women are arrested on shoplifting charges
The Picayune Police Department reported officers were dispatched to Claiborne Hill on Nov. 27, at 1:35 p.m. in reference to report of shoplifting involving 23-year-old Kayla Drummond and 44-year-old Sherbert Drummond, both of 122 Marsha St. in Picayune, said Jeremy Magri, assistant to the police chief.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Parade of Hats
Evangelist Karen Cureaux representing the River of Life Fellowship Church in Picayune, Mississippi speaks during the Pre-Christmas Parade of Hats service at the Mt.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
AG, police agencies give safety tips
As the mega-shopping days approach, State Atty. Gen. Jim Hood issued a press release urging state residents to shop with caution during the holiday season.
Police charge juveniles with string of vehicle burglaries
Picayune Police Department has reported their ongoing investigations of a rash of vehicle burglaries, which began in July and ran through Nov. 25, has produced arrests.
Personal reflections on John F. Kennedy
Last week as I grieved anew on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, I treasured my personally inscribed copy of his "Profiles in Courage," which he sent me in 1956 after his failed bid for the Democratic nomination for vice president.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Recipes for a crowd: Something to be thankful for
Some efficient cooks already have begun their preparations, having made side dishes and some desserts ahead of time and frozen them, only to have to thaw and reheat.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Garbage pickup shifts back a day
Garbage will be picked up for garbage days falling at the end of the week, just a day later than normal.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Local residents look back on national tragedy 50 years later
On Friday, Nov. 22, 50 years ago, a man was riding down Dealey Plaza in Dallas in a motorcade with his wife by his side.