Sea Coast Echo
Murder trial ends with no decision
The murder trial of Gary Hall ended Tuesday night in the 15th Circuit Court in Poplarville after the jury was unable to come to a decision.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
PRCC offering summer workforce courses
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is offering four workforce development summer courses on the Poplarville campus.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Up and Coming: Rowdy Lee
As a PA, Lee is trained to work in any specialty of medicine, and evaluates and treats patients daily in an urgent care setting.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
First Crawfish Festival draws 5,000 to re-opened Lamar park
An estimated 5,000 people attended a first-ever event in Lamar County Saturday, officially celebrating the re-opening of a beloved water park.
Layoffs at Pearl River County hospital
POPLARVILLE, Miss. -- Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home has eliminated 19 positions and reduced hours for other workers to address financial problems.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Lady Bobcats sweep Pearl River
ELLISVILLE --- Sixth-ranked Jones County swept Pearl River in MACJC South Division softball action Friday in Community Bank Park with 6-5 and 9-1 victories.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Little Black Dress event to benefit PRCC students
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Alumni Association is holding its annual Little Black Dress Charity Event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the home of PRCC President Dr. William and Janet Gale Lewis.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
School districts still in budget hole
Teachers and some state employees got pay raises under the budget passed during the final days of the 2014 legislative session that ended Wednesday night, but some say little was done to dig local school districts out of the financial hole they fell into in 2008.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Engagement: Jessica Laiche & Carter Holland
Miss Laiche is a graduate of Houston High School and will receive a Bachelor of Food Science degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Mississippi State University in May. Jessica is the maternal grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs Don Harrington of Houston and the paternal granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Adolph Laiche, Jr. of Poplarville, Miss.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Sandwich signs getting bigger in Poplarville
The Poplarville Board of Aldermen has passed new ordinances for sandwich signs that can be displayed in the city, increasing the dimensions from two to six feet.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
PRCC offering Poplarville welding course
Pearl River Community College will offer welding on the Poplarville campus this summer, beginning May 19. Applications, including the $300 course fee, are due by the first day of class.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Mississippi Business Journal
Bryant says he will sign new abortion-restricting bill
Gov. Phil Bryant said yesterday that he looks forward to quickly signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Lawmaker: Miss. spending to rise by $168 million
A top Mississippi budget writer says lawmakers will agree to spend $168 million more than previous estimates called for in the year beginning July 1. House Appropriations Chairman Herb Frierson, a Poplarville Republican, says money has been set aside for a $1,500 pay raise for all teachers and a $1,000 pay raise for some state employees who make ... (more)
Mon Mar 31, 2014
PRCC to present musical 'Guys and Dolls.'
POPLARVILLE - Gamblers will take over at Pearl River Community College when the Department of Fine Arts and Communication presents "Guys and Dolls" at 7 p.m. April 10 and 11 at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Lawmaker: Miss. spending to rise by $168M
Mississippi lawmakers will agree to a budget that includes $168 million more in spending than previous estimates called for in the year beginning July 1, House Appropriations Chairman Herb Frierson said Saturday.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Deal provides pay raise for teachers, lower-paid state workers
Teachers will get a $1,500 pay raise during the 2014-15 school year and the lower-paid state employees will get a $1,000 salary increase under the budget deal reached between House and Senate budget negotiators.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Mississippi lawmakers face Saturday budget deadline
Mississippi teachers will get some sort of pay raise during the budget year that starts July 1, and so could a few thousand lower-paid state government employees.
Legislators contemplate budget compromise
At one point Thursday, there was hope that negotiators could hammer out a final compromise on Thursday or today and present it to the House and Senate chambers Saturday for final approval.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Poplarville voters decide to turn the dry city wet
Poplarville voters have approved the sale of beer and light wine inside the city limits.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Conviction in Pearl River slaying upheld
POPLARVILLE -- The state Court of Appeals has upheld the life in prison without parole sentence given to a Pearl River County man in a 2011 slaying.