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Pearl River’s Tate Parker named ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA DII Player of the Year

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — It’s a perfect ending to a record-setting career for the National Champion Pearl River baseball team’s Tate Parker (Gulfport; West Harrison). The American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods announced Monday that the record-setting PRCC center fielder has been named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Year.
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Varnado 4-H student places in Top 10 in state

Dez Weary, a 4-H student at Varnado High School, participated in the “4-H University” program on Thursday at LSU in Baton Rouge. He accomplished a personal goal of finishing in the top 10 for ATV Demonstration. There were over 30 students in the competition, and it was Weary’s...
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PRCC’s Michael Avalon named ABCA/ATEX Regional Coach of the Year

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — His players and program have earned a haul of awards over the last couple of days and weeks; now it’s the coach’s turn. On Tuesday, National Champion and Pearl River baseball coach Michael Avalon was named the 2022 ABCA/ATEC Regional Coach of the Year for the NJCAA Division II’s Gulf Region.

Jeffrey Michael Helfritsh

Jeffrey Michael Helfritsh was born January 5, 1962 in Metairie, Louisiana and died June 26, 2022 at his family home in Bush, Louisiana. A lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish, he was the third and youngest child of Julius Henry Helfritsh, Jr. and Barbara Ann Feth. He was preceded in...
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Chance encounter helped PRCC Hall of Famer fall back in love with softball

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Rachel Hickman Kirkland had put her softball dreams aside after spending a semester at the Division I level. Through the persuasion from a former Pearl River coach, she fell in love with the game again. A decorated right-handed pitcher and Poplarville native, Kirkland will be recognized...

Boglausa’s 4th of July parade begins Monday at 10 a.m.

Magic City Post No. 24 of the American Legion extends its invitation to one and all to attend Bogalusa’s Independence Day parade, which will be appropriately be held Monday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m. on South Columbia Street. The procession will follow its usual route, which the Legion...

Community Calendar for June 29, 2022

If you have any information for the Community Calendar, please email it to A voter registration drive will be held Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. John Temple Church of God in Christ, located at 1104 N. Roosevelt St. in Bogalusa. This drive is sponsored by the Community Action Organization. There will be hot dogs served, for those who register. For further information, call Joel Miller at 985-516-8655.

Church Notes for June 29, 2022

If you have any information for the Church Notes, please email it to • Kingdom of God Church, located at 814 Union Ave. in Bogalusa, will have a “Comedy Night” on Thursday, June 30. There is free entry and the doors open at 7 p.m. The guests include comedians Melvin Patin Jr. and Chris Franklin.

Vince Lang

And a resident of Franklinton passed away early Saturday morning at Riverside Medical Center. He was a native of New Orleans and former longtime resident of Metairie that had lived in Washington Parish for the last 5 years. Vince was the owner/operator of Papa’s Flooring and he also had his own tattoo business Papa’s Ink, which he operated at his home shop. He enjoyed traveling to Tattoo Conventions to learn more about the trade and going to motorcycle rallies. Vince was an avid New Orleans Saints fan but his sons and family were always the most important thing in his life.

Drunk driver leads Marion County officers on pursuit through Columbia

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - A drunk driver failed to stop for a routine traffic stop before leading officers on a chase through Columbia, MS. On June 23, Captain Pete Williams with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Old Morgantown Road and State Route 586.

Shirley Hart Magee

Sister Shirley Hart Magee was born to the late union of Robert Hart and Margie Ann Warren of Franklinton, LA. She was the second of eight children born from this union. Shirley departed this life on June 19, 2022, at her home in Grand Prairie, TX. Shirley leaves to cherish...

Dustin Chad Williams

Dustin Chad Williams, a resident of Angie, LA, was born on November 17, 1982, and passed away on June 26, 2022, at the age of 39. Dustin worked construction most of his adult life. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was also an avid hunter and fisher who always looked forward to yearly fishing trips in Jackson and hunting trips in Kentucky. You could always find him at the hunting lease during hunting season or fishing on the Pearl River.

Angela Sarita Sibley Brumfield

Angela Sarita Sibley Brumfield was born July 18, 1972 to the late James Royce Sibley and Mrs. Ida Lee Partman Sibley in Washington Parish, LA. She united with Bethel Church of Christ Holiness at an early age. She united in Holy wedlock to Mr. Timothy A. Brumfield to this union...

Two South Mississippians representing Ole Miss in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (WLOX) - One last day of practice on Friday before two - or, maybe three - consecutive gamedays to round out the college baseball season. What a ride it has been, and what a ride it will continue to be through the weekend, between two teams who took slightly different paths to get here.

FestivalSouth coming to Columbia with kids art festival

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - FestivalSouth wraps up Saturday, June 25, with a children’s event for families to attend. Artie and the rest of FestivalSouth’s team will be at the National Guard Armory in Columbia from 10am until 1pm, letting kids create their own artistic masterpieces. In addition to art, mini dance classes will be offered for attendees.
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Jacob’s Well provides update to Aldermen

To open Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, President of Jacob’s Well Susan Johnson gave a presentation about Jacob’s Well Ministry. She provided the Board with a thorough rundown of the program, its purpose, and whom they serve. Jacob’s Well is privately owned and operated. Jacob’s Well...