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Pearl River to raise police pay

Police officers in Pearl River are set to get a raise. At its meeting June 21, the Pearl River Town Council approved additional money in its 2022 budget to help boost the pay of officers and combat ongoing retention issues. An additional $47,200 was put into the police department’s salary...
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Letters: Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew Roe v. Wade was bad law

With great alarm, I heard supposed Catholic leaders President Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi blast the Supreme Court, saying it took away a constitutional right, it was sad day, etc. The right to have an abortion was never a constitutional right. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom I admired,...
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Pearl River High School graduates its Class of 2022

Pearl River High School graduated its Class of 2022 on May 7 at Southeastern Louisiana University, giving special recognition to its highest-achieving "Best in Class" honors students. Those honors scholars are Zaria Deneil Anders, Dax Richard Boteler, Jenny Ellen Castaneda, Abbygail Makayla Davis, Elora May Dufour, Allie Nicole Fleming, Madeline...

James “Bean” Guy

James Monroe Guy (known as Bean), 83, of Tylertown, died June 15, 2022. He was born Nov. 7, 1938. Graveside services were held at Knoxo Cemetery June 19, 2022 with Rev. Dorman Laird officiating. Guy attended The University of Southern Mississippi. He was an ROTC officer, member of the National...

Pinky Lawrence

Harold Dean Lawrence, 94, most commonly known as “Pinky”, died at his residence June 22, 2022. Lawrence was a WWII Navy veteran that married Carolyn Collins, a native of Tylertown in 1949. They had been married 73 years. He was a small engine mechanic for most of his working life.

Mary Bostai

Mary Elizabeth Bostai, 72, of Tylertown, died June 21, 2022, at Walthall General Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1949, in Tylertown. She enjoyed coloring, shopping, and going to the casino. She was preceded in death by her father T.C. Knippers; mother Geneva Johnson Knippers; and brother Charles Knippers. Survivors...

Sandra Faulk

Sandra Denise Faulk, 49, of Tylertown, died June 12, 2022, at her residence in Tylertown. Mrs. Faulk was born Aug. 14, 1972, in Walthall County to the late Elree and James (Jimmy) Faulk Sr. She joined Holy Temple Ministries and served as a member of the praise team, prayer team,...

Robert Paul Anderson

Robert Paul Anderson, age 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at his home in Mandeville, LA surrounded by his family. He was born April 16, 1940 in Pineville, Mississippi to R.O. Anderson and Hazel Marie Anderson. He grew up in Laurel, Mississippi. After graduating from high school he joined the Army, completed his basic training and continued to serve for 23 years in the Army Reserve. He then attended Jones Jr. College and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was employed with Texaco Oil Company in Jackson, MS. and later was transferred to the New Orleans office, where he retired after 33 years of employment.

Four days of family fun and fireworks for the Fourth of July

Old-fashioned fun is in store to celebrate America’s birthday when blankets and lawn chairs go down and fireworks go up across the north shore throughout the weekend July 1-4. The celebration of the Fourth of July across both the eastern and western ends of St. Tammany has something for...

Linden Joseph Raimer

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, Linden Joseph Raimer, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 75. Linden was born on December 31, 1946, in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from McDonogh 35 and followed in his grandfather's footsteps becoming a master plumber and a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 60. Years later he became the director of building permits in St Tammany parish and later the director of field services at IAPMO, the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials until his retirement in 2022.

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.
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Council divided on appointments

Tuesday night, Picayune’s City Council took up the matter of reappointing or appointing five members to the city’s planning commission, but ended up with an empty seat due to division amongst the Council. Diane Miller presented the matter to the Council, saying that the terms were currently overdue...
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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...

Luvenia Woodard

Lessie Luvenia Woodard, 90, of Sandy Hook, died June 21, 2022, at her residence in Sandy Hook. She was born July 13, 1931, in Sandy Hook. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Woodard; son Ralph Woodard; father Jessie Stogner; mother Lula Freeman Stogner; brother Jessie Stogner; sister Bessie Stogner.

Franklinton mayor honors ‘Mayor for a Day’

Mayor Greg Route of Franklinton presented his “Mayor for a Day” on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Town Hall. Jayden Palmer, the 13-year-old son of Mary Palmer, was presented to the crowd with a key to the city, a town lapel pin, several gifts, a lavish dinner and a proclamation declaring this day in his honor.
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Aldermen address city matters

During Tuesday’s Poplarville Board of Aldermen meeting, the Board approved the amended golf cart ordinances and accepted a justice assistance grant for the Police Department. After approving the amended golf cart ordinances, the Board approved Mayor Louise Smith to sign a contract with RJ Young to provide service equipment...

Abita Springs halts commercial permits for 150 days

Hoping to buy time to overhaul what it admits is an outdated code of ordinances, the Abita Springs Town Council has approved a 150-day moratorium on issuing permits for a wide range of commercial purposes, from restaurants and gas stations to pharmacies and groceries. The council passed the moratorium at...

Former Bogalusa letter carrier charged with embezzling the mail

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that PATRICK EZELL WILSON, age 51, of Bogalusa, Louisiana was charged on June 21, 2022 with embezzling the mail in a bill of information filed today in the Eastern District of Louisiana. According to documents filed in federal court, PATRICK...
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Supervisors introduced to new hospital administrators

New administrators will be heading up operations at the two hospitals within Pearl River County. Newly named Vice President of Forrest General Hospital Bryan Maxie introduced the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors to the new administrators of the local hospitals during Wednesday’s Supervisors meeting. He said Kevin Hedgepeth...