Picayune Item Staff, Author at Magnolia State Live


Baby crawls, pancakes, and blueberries: Mississippi town ready for sweetest of festivals

Poplarville is sending a welcome as they prepare for the annual Blueberry Jubilee on June 10th. There will be arts and crafts, entertainment, activities and ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Thursday, June 1, 2023 9:41 pm


12-year-old boy injured after ice cream truck crashes into apartment complex

Authorities are working to determine why the driver of an ice cream truck barrelled into a Louisiana apartment building, injuring a 12-year-old boy inside. WHAT ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Tuesday, May 23, 2023 6:30 am


Breaking barriers: Mississippi young woman earns prestigious Eagle Scout designation

Picayune youth resident Emma Cufr has achieved something no other young woman in Picayune or Pearl River County has done. On April 30, 2022, Cufr ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Wednesday, April 12, 2023 7:00 am


A festival to celebrate strawberries and cream? You bet your ice cream cone there’s one in Mississippi!

The public is invited to celebrate part of the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum’s history during the Strawberries & Cream Festival April 16 in Picayune. ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Sunday, April 9, 2023 7:45 am


‘Pepperoni calzone … went flying’ Mississippi seventh grader honored for saving classmate’s life

A Mississippi seventh-grader was recently honored for his quick thinking that helped save the life of one of his fellow classmates. During the Picayune School ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Thursday, March 16, 2023 3:51 pm


Mississippi middle school student recognized for saving the life of another student at school

During the Picayune School District’s regular board meeting, PJH student Henry Rayes was recognized by the board. Seventh grader Henry Reyes was recognized by PJH ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Thursday, March 16, 2023 7:45 am


6-year-old Mississippi boy honored by community after saving mom’s life, leads town’s Mardi Gras parade

Not all heroes wear capes, nor are they all adults with incredible powers. Picayune’s local hero was a 6-year-old boy, named Cornelius Fairley. Cornelius is ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Thursday, February 23, 2023 3:36 pm


Mississippi 9-year-old donates $1,200 to student food program from selling handmade earrings

Kenzi Breland is a fourth grader at Poplarville Upper Elementary who handcrafts her own earrings and sells them for $2 a pair on her Facebook ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, February 13, 2023 6:15 pm


Man’s death blamed on cold weather in southern Mississippi

Extremely low temperatures are blamed for a death in southern Mississippi over the weekend. According to the Pearl River County Emergency Management Department, a passing ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, December 26, 2022 4:36 pm


Power issue forces Mississippi dollar store to limit capacity to one customer at a time

Customers at a Mississippi Dollar store have the entire store to themselves after a power issue forced the store in Picayune to limit capacity to ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, December 12, 2022 5:46 am

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