Picayune Item Staff, Author at Magnolia State Live


Mississippi youth cancer survivor to ‘walk his socks off’ for other young cancer patients

On Saturday, Sept. 16, cancer survivor Cameron Acker will walk from Picayune’s South Side Elementary School to J.P. Johnson Park in the “Walking the Socks ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 10:47 pm


Man convicted of capital murder in case of person missing from Mississippi community

A missing person investigation launched by the Picayune Police Department on July 6th, 2020, has culminated in the convictions of two individuals involved in the ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Tuesday, August 22, 2023 9:10 pm


Propane truck fire causes traffic mayhem on Mississippi highway

A semi-truck loaded with propane bottles caught fire on I-59 South, near the 28-mile marker, just south of the Poplarville exit in Pearl River County ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, August 14, 2023 10:31 pm


From learning to tie a tie to leadership, summer camp teaches skills to middle school boys

The Forge Project, a one-week summer camp for boys entering 7th and 8th grade, continues to make a lasting impact under its founder, Susan Spiers. ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Sunday, July 23, 2023 9:32 pm


No arrests yet in Mississippi shooting death

A late-night shooting on Morris Street in Picayune has left one man dead, prompting an ongoing investigation by local law enforcement. On June 17, 2023, ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, June 19, 2023 8:18 pm


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

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