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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
PRCC cheerleaders named to elite LSU squad

POPLARVILLE - Two Pearl River Community College cheerleaders will be cheering next year for the Louisiana State University Tigers..more

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
South Division champ Wildcats enter MACJC State TournamentThursday at Itawamba in Fulton
PRCC opens play Thursday versus North runner up Northeast Mississippi at 1 p.m.

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College opens play in the 2008 MACJC State Tournament Thursday at Crubaugh Field on the campus of Itawamba CC in Fulton with hopes of capturing the prestigious Mississippi title for the first time since 2004...more

Monday, April 28, 2008
Wildcats split with top-ranked LSU-E to wrap regular season
Pearl River enters May 1-4's MACJC State Tournament at Itawamba as MACJC South Division’s No. 1 seed

EUNICE, La. — Pearl River Community College’s Wildcats wrapped up its 2008 regular season here Saturday with a split with No. 1-ranked LSU-Eunice and now awaits the MACJC State Tournament that starts Thursday at Itawamba CC in Fulton...more

Monday, April 28, 2008
Wildcats clinch South Division title via road split with Wolves
PRCC will enter next week’s MACJC State Tournament at Itawamba in Fulton as division’s No. 1 seed

WESSON — Pearl River Community College’s Wildcats clinched the 2008 MACJC South Division crown here Wednesday with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over rival Copiah-Lincoln in the first half of a league doubleheader...more

Monday, April 28, 2008
Two PRCC instructors earn doctoral degrees

POPLARVILLE - Two Pearl River Community College instructors will receive doctoral degrees during commencement exercises in May...more

Monday, April 28, 2008
PRCC elects Aultman to lead student government

POPLARVILLE - Michael Aultman of Prentiss recently was elected president of the Pearl River Community College Student Government Association for 2008-09...more

Monday, April 28, 2008
PRCC Alumni Golf Tournament June 14

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Forrest-Lamar County Alumni Association is sponsoring a fund-raising golf tournament Saturday, June 14, at Pine Creek Golf Club in Purvis...more

Monday, April 28, 2008
Jody’s takes over PRCC coffee shop

HATTIESBURG - Cramming for finals usually includes nuked pizza and cans of energy drinks, not specialty sandwiches and freshly-brewed sweet tea...more

Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wildcats clinch South Division title via road split with Wolves
PRCC will enter next week’s MACJC State Tournament at Itawamba in Fulton as division’s No. 1 seed

WESSON — Pearl River Community College’s Wildcats clinched the 2008 MACJC South Division crown here Wednesday with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over rival Copiah-Lincoln in the first half of a league doubleheader...more

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
PRCC offers free welding classes through federal grant

HATTIESBURG - A federal grant is giving students free training for lucrative welding jobs through night classes at Pearl River Community College...more

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
String of Pearls win national honors

POPLARVILLE - The String of Pearls dance team recently brought championship trophies back to Pearl River Community College from the American Dance and Drill Team competition in Denton, Texas...more

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
PRCC student’s photo selected for publication

POPLARVILLE - Jaclyn Renae Williams of Picayune will have a photograph published in the “Best of College Photography Annual 2008.”

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Hornsby elected to state group’s board

HATTIESBURG - Dr. Benny J. Hornsby, a social studies instructor at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center, was recently elected to the board of directors of Mississippi Professional Educators as community college representative...more

Monday, April 21, 2008
PRCC Symphonic Winds to present concert

POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Department of Fine Arts and Communication will present the Symphonic Winds in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria in Poplarville...more

Monday, April 21, 2008
PRCC recognizes outstanding students

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College honored more than 70 students Thursday for academic, athletic and leadership abilities during the college’s annual Awards Day...more

Monday, April 21, 2008
River sweeps Jones in 2008 season finale
Lady Wildcats take 3-2, 3-1 wins over Lady Bobcats victories to wrap up year at 27-10

POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats wrapped up their 2008 softball season in grand style here Saturday, sweeping arch-rival Jones County 3-2 and 3-1 to end the year at 27-10 overall...more

Monday, April 21, 2008
PRCC secures post-season berth with division sweep over Jones
Division-leading ’Cats win five-inning blowouts over Bobcats

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats secured a spot in the upcoming MACJC State Tournament here Saturday with a pair of five-inning South Division blowout victories over arch-rival Jones County..more

Friday, April 18, 2008
PRCC Centennial Garden starts to grow

POPLARVILLE - Students and staff at Pearl River Community College got a head start on the school’s 100th anniversary this week when they planted the Centennial Garden...more

Friday, April 18, 2008
PRCC drum major, color guard auditions set

POPLARVILLE - Auditions for drum majors and color guard for the Spirit of the River marching band at Pearl River Community College will be held Saturday, April 26...more

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
PRCC nursing students can retake final exam

POPLARVILLE - A college grievance committee at Pearl River Community College has ruled that nursing students would be allowed to retake a final Psychiatric Nursing examination this semester after results showed that all 45 students failed...more

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
PRCC vocal groups set spring concert

POPLARVILLE - Six English instructors at Pearl River Community College will present poems with The Voices ensemble at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in Malone Chapel in Poplarville...more

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
PRCC’s jazz band, show choir to perform Tuesday

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s show choir, RiverRoad, and its jazz band, The Jazz Cats, will present spring concerts at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Olivia Bender Cafeteria in Poplarville...more

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
River sweeps Southwest
Division-leading ’Cats take 15-12, 2-1 league victories over scrappy Bears

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats padded its lead in the 2008 MACJC South Division baseball derby here Tuesday with a hard-fought sweep over scrappy Southwest Mississippi to improve to 29-15 overall and 10-2 in league play...more

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
River splits at LSU-E
Fourth-ranked Lady ’Cats win, lose in 10-2 decisions

EUNICE, La. — The fourth-ranked Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats split with LSU-Eunice here Tuesday, winning and losing by identical 10-2 scores...more

Monday, April 14, 2008
Pearl River sweeps Perk
Wildcats take 7-0, 4-1 wins to take command of MACJC South Division baseball derby

PERKINSTON — Pearl River’s Wildcats took command of the MACJC South Division baseball derby here Sunday, sweeping arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast to improve to 27-15 overall and 8-2 in league play...more

Monday, April 14, 2008
Co-Lin sweeps River
Fourth-ranked Lady Wildcats’ post-season hopes a long shot after 2-0, 5-3 losses to Lady Wolves

POPLARVILLE — The fourth-ranked Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats saw their post-season aspirations plummet nearly out of reach here Saturday after being swept by Copiah-Lincoln 2-0 and 5-3 in MACJC South Division doubleheader softball action...more

Monday, April 14, 2008
PRCC instructor named to honor society

HATTIESBURG - A mathematics instructor at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center recently was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi...more

Monday, April 14, 2008
PRCC inducts new Phi Theta Kappa members

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Iota Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 39 new members Thursday during a ceremony attended by parents, faculty and students...more

Wednesday, April 11, 2008
Lady ‘Cats pound Lady Bears
Fourth-ranked Pearl River back on winning track with lopsided division shutout wins at Southwest

SUMMIT — Fourth-ranked Pearl River Community College put a severe pounding on Southwest Mississippi here Thursday, picking up a pair of lopsided shutout wins in MACJC South Division softball doubleheader action..more

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Pearl River signs three to basketball scholarships

POPLARVILLE — Three basketball standouts have signed scholarships with the Pearl River Community College Wildcats for the 2008-2009 season, says college athletic director and men’s head coach Richard Mathis...more

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Miss. Gulf Coast sweeps Pearl River in key division softball doubleheader
Third-ranked Lady ’Cats falls to 11th-ranked Lady Bulldogs 5-2, 10-0

PERKINSTON — Third-ranked Pearl River Community College was swept by 11th-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast here Tuesday, falling to the defending MACJC and Region 23 champion Lady Bulldogs 5-2 and 10-0 in five innings to drop to 22-7 overall and 5-5 in South Division play...more

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Pearl River splits with Baton Rouge
Wildcats lose 6-5 in opener, but win doubleheader nightcap 2-0

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College split with Baton Rouge CC here Tuesday, falling to the Bears 6-5 in the first game of the doubleheader but bouncing back to take a 2-0 victory in the nightcap of the twin bill...more

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
PRCC invites seniors to Spring Fest

POPLARVILLE - High school seniors from throughout Pearl River Community College’s six-county district are invited to Spring Fest on April 25 on the Poplarville campus...more

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
PRCC breaks ground for Centennial Garden

POPLARVILLE - Observance of Pearl River Community College’s 100th anniversary will get an early start Tuesday when students, faculty, staff and area residents plant the Centennial Garden...more

Monday, April 7, 2008
No. 1-ranked LSU-E sweeps Pearl River
Bengals smash nine home runs to take 18-7, 15-12 victories over Wildcats

POPLARVILLE — No. 1-ranked LSU-Eunice showed its prowess at the plate here Sunday, smashing a combined 10 home runs en route to an 18-7, 15-12 doubleheader sweep over home standing Pearl River...more

Monday, April 7, 2008
PRCC sweeps Co-Lin
’Cats take 6-2, 8-7 wins in doubleheader to pump South Division record to 6-2

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats picked a pair of huge MACJC South Division victories here Saturday, sweeping Copiah-Lincoln’s Wolves to improve to 24-12 and 6-2 in league play..more

Thursday, April 1, 2008
Students elect Mr., Miss PRCC, class favorites

POPLARVILLE - Students at Pearl River Community College recently elected Emiley Mills of Florence and Ray Turner of Hattiesburg as Mr. and Miss PRCC 2008...more

Thursday, April 1, 2008
No. 3 Lady Wildcats in NJCAA national softball poll for first time in history
Pearl River’s 22-5 overall record impresses pollsters; defending MACJC, Region 23 champ Mississippi Gulf Coast ranked No. 11

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s softball squad was history makers Wednesday, as the third-ranked Lady Wildcats entered NJCAA’s regular-season Division II fast-pitch poll for first time in school history...more

Thursday, April 1, 2008
Wildcats split with Bobcats
Jones County takes 7-5 win in first game of doubleheader, while PRCC’s home run derby in nightcap spells 9-2 victory

ELLISVILLE — Pearl River Community College split with Jones County in MACJC South Division doubleheader baseball action here Wednesday, falling 7-5 in the first game of the twin bill, but winning the nightcap 9-2 behind a barrage of five home runs...more

Thursday, April 1, 2008
Pearl River splits with Jones in Lady ‘Cat Fight
Lady Wildcats splatter Lady Bobcats 11-0 in five, but fall 5-4 in extra-inning nightcap

ELLISVILLE — Third-ranked Pearl River Community College split with rival Jones County in MACJC South Division softball action here Wednesday, bombing the Lady Bobcats 11-0 in five innings, then falling 5-4 in nine innings in the nightcap of the softball doubleheader...more