Picayune Item Staff, Author at Magnolia State Live


$12,500 reward offered to help solve Mississippi man’s murder

The Picayune Police Department is seeking the public’s help in solving the murder of Irvin Richardson Jr., a Pearl River County resident. Richardson, 31, was ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:39 pm


Hotel managers sentenced in Mississippi drug operation; fentanyl and meth found packaged

Two former managers at a Mississippi hotel were sentenced for their involvement in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute drugs containing methamphetamine and ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Friday, February 16, 2024 9:33 pm


Juveniles arrested in Mississippi theft ring

Through a joint effort, law enforcement agencies from Picayune; St. Bernard, La.; Slidell, La; and St. Tammany, La. successfully apprehended two juvenile suspects involved in ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, February 5, 2024 9:21 pm


Multiple police chases zip through Mississippi county

Over three consecutive days, Pearl River County has become the focal point of a series of high-speed pursuits and standoffs involving law enforcement agencies from ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, January 29, 2024 10:34 pm


Mississippi betting big bucks on economic development

The State of Mississippi is investing quite a sum of money in economic development funds in communities across the state. Governor Tate Reeves announced a ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Tuesday, January 2, 2024 10:53 pm


Mississippi police stifling underage tobacco use; five retailers sold to minors in sting

The Picayune Police Department’s Special Operations Division recently executed an operation aimed at curbing the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors within the city ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, December 25, 2023 8:43 pm


Bojangles opens in new Mississippi market

The Bojangles restaurant chain has moved into the south Mississippi region with its first restaurant in the area. The location is now open as part ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, December 18, 2023 10:38 pm


Romanian Ambassador visits Mississippi community on diplomatic visit

Romanian Ambassador Andrei Muraru visited Picayune’s Agape Christian Life Church recently. The visit was hosted by Pastor Mark Pal and his wife Nicole and provided ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, December 18, 2023 10:26 pm


Mississippi police department finally has its fugitive on the way back

The Picayune Police Department announced the capture of Christian Zelaya, a fugitive sought on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Zelaya was taken ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Wednesday, November 1, 2023 9:03 pm


Mississippi man sentenced in landmark drug trafficking case

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office commenced an investigation into Brandon Keith Jackson of 10 Luther Walker Rd. in Picayune, Mississippi, around November 18, 2020. ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Saturday, October 21, 2023 2:00 pm

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