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Mayor Jake Windham and the Board of Aldermen have appointed Chris Reid, a 16-year resident of Pearl, as the Official City Historian.  This year Pearl will celebrate its 50th birthday as a city and Mr. Reid will play an integral part of helping tell the story.

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Hayes Odom and Pepper Newman, both of Brandon, and Jack Durr of Pearl recently served as pages for the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff. 

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Two organizations, Amerigroup Mississippi and Comfort Cases, recently joined forces to make care packages for children in foster care. The purpose of the “Packing Party” was to support youth entering the foster care system and survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence. It was held…

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Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) recently announced the league awards and All-Star teams for the three leagues that make up the Double-A classification. In a vote of league managers, Mississippi Braves pitcher Jared Shuster was selected as the Southern League's top Left-Handed Starting Pitcher…

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Pearl Public School District elementary music teachers attended the Mississippi Music Educators Association (MSMEA) Fall Workshop and learned how to incorporate music into children’s books from presenter Charissa Duncanson. Pictured (l to r) are: Heather Howell, Lauren Hennes and Karen Berger.

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With only six days left before Christmas, The Salvation Army in Jackson is falling behind the red kettle goal for 2022. The annual Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s largest fundraiser that finances the many services and programs offered to individuals and families in need throughou…

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Congratulations to the November 2022 Pearl Public School District Employees of the Month! The employees of the month are selected from the nominations submitted each month by employees, parents, and community members. Administrator of the Month: Paige Bromen, PPSD Chief Financial Officer; Ce…

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Pearl Boys WIN the 2022 MHSAA 6A State Cross Country Championship. This is the 23rd State Cross Country Championship for the Boys Team and the 59th Overall for the Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track & Field Program at Pearl. The Boys Team won by 53 points over 2nd overall Tupelo, wit…

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Congratulations to Mrs. June Lack of Mize, Mississippi, winner of the 2022 Ruby Asaf Presidential Award. The Ruby Asaf Presidential Award honors exceptional volunteers in Friends of Mississippi Libraries or in local chapters.

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Congratulations to the October 2022 Pearl Public School District Employees of the Month! The employees of the month are selected from the nominations submitted each month by employees, parents, and community members. Administrator of the Month: Dr. Laurin Bailey, Pearl Lower Elementary; Cert…

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Northwest Mississippi Community College linebacker Sam Brumfield has played a great season so far, leading the nationally-ranked Rangers in tackles. Now, the Pearl High School graduate has racked up his first NCAA Division I offer. Earlier this month, Brumfield received an offer from Western…

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On Thursday, September 29, the Mississippi State Board of Education approved new accountability grades for Mississippi schools and districts for the first time since 2019. Pearl Public School District earned an A rating for the 2021-2022 school year.  

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The Belhaven University School of Education selected Pearl Upper Elementary first year teacher Mrs. Mary Koering as the 2021-2022 Outstanding Teacher Intern honoree and Mrs. Koering’s mentor teacher Mrs. Christy Lewis as the 2021-2022 Outstanding Educator honoree. This award is presented by …

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Students in Mrs. Jessica Young’s kindergarten class at Pearl Lower Elementary have been studying the letter Ss. The students are applying their tracking skills to read a story about animals whose names begin with the letter Ss. Pictured from left to right are Kendrick Mayes, Joy Rogers, Tann…

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Second graders in Mrs. Stephanie Burns' class at Northside Elementary in Pearl made Patriot Day books in the library with Mrs. Jennifer West. Pictured on the front row from left to right are Ben Burnham, Harper Young, and Victoria Bromen. On the back row are Miles White, Devyn Byrd, and Sadi…

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Pearl High School senior Anneliese Renfroe was crowned the 2022 Homecoming Queen during the halftime ceremonies held at PHS on Friday, September 9. Pictured on the back row from left to right are Dr. Michael Brewer, Pearl High School principal; Mr. Kenny Renfroe, father; Anneliese Renfroe, 2…

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Congratulations to the September 2022 Pearl Public School District Employees of the Month! The employees of the month are selected from the nominations submitted each month by employees, parents, and community members. Administrator of the Month: Kim Scutch, Pearl Upper Elementary; Certified…

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Pearl Upper Elementary is proud to present its new faculty and staff members for the 2022-2023 school year.  Pictured from left to right are Rebecca Rawson, Candace Palmer, Ginny Copley, Elizabeth Robinson, Mary Koering, Anna Grace Molpus, Brandi Chambers, and Darby Saulsbury.

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Pearl Police have arrested Ryan Irwin, 29 of Brandon, after a pursuit Sunday night.   Irwin is charged with felony fleeing resulting in death. He is being held without bond in the Rankin County Detention.

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 Many will already recognize “lagniappe” as a commonly used word; for me, the word has a whole new meaning since Hudson was born. Lagniappe (lan-yap): “Something given as a bonus or EXTRA gift” and the cajun meaning is “a little EXTRA”. 

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“I am saddened and sickened at the death of the post office employee as a result of the actions by Brandon Andrews. This is senseless. Our officers do not like to pursue, but it is their job. It’s important to understand that the people that run are not simply everyday folks looking to avoid…

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The PEARSON (People Employing Available Resources to Strengthen Our Neighborhoods) Foundation operates as a State of Mississippi nonprofit organization best practice model for in-school and after-school mentoring/tutoring programs. Led by Foundation President Jarvis Ward, its primary mission…

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Pearl Police have arrested Brandon Andrews, 20 of Flowood, after a pursuit Thursday morning.  Pearl Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry for speeding westbound on Interstate 20 just before 11 a.m. Andrews failed to pull over and officers pursued. Andrews continued west…

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Jennifer Hite, a fifth-grade math and science teacher at Pearl Upper Elementary School, has been selected as one of only five finalists for the presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST Program is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of ma…

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Pearl Upper Elementary (PUE) students participated in a dodgeball tournament as a reward for doing their best during testing. Jenny Keith’s fourth-grade class placed first in the tournament. Pictured (l to r) are, front row: Anna Lowe, Addy Alford, Sophie Shelton and Garrett Smith; second ro…

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Two Pearl Junior High School (PJHS) students were recently recognized as Carson Scholars for 2022. Jack Durr, an eighth-grader, is a 2022 Recognized Carson Scholar. Durr was first named a Carson Scholar in 2021. Abby Grace Lewis, an eighth-grader, is a new Carson Scholar.

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The Pearl Community Theatre (PCT), under the leadership of Artistic Director Harriet Matthews, has experienced many successes since its inception. During the pandemic, PCT produced a virtual Cabaret entitled, “This is Me, This is Us, This is PCT.” Not long after, PCT produced a very successf…

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The Atlanta Braves announced the following roster moves on Friday, ahead of the 6:35 pm game against Pensacola at Trustmark Park. The Braves have promoted RHP Freddy Tarnok to Triple-A Gwinnett, and RHP Andrew Hoffman was promoted to the M-Braves roster from High-A Rome. 

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Children take a bow at the end of their performance from Pearl Community Theatre’s (PCT’s) Summer Showtime Musical Theatre Camp. The theme this year was, “The Wonderful World of Sports.” It was directed by Angie Rawls and Payton Cook.

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The journey that I am on is filled with so much love, laughter and smiles that can fill you up to the brim, but not everything on this journey is easy or beautiful. Hudson is always wonderful, but the world can be ugly and hurtful. Some things bring sadness and make you feel broken. Sometime…

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Pearl Singers were recently chosen to perform at the William and Elise Winters Memorial Service. They had the opportunity to sing for Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, U.S. Congressmen Bennie Thompson and Michael Guest, Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hoseman, Jackson Mayor Chokwe An…

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