As many of you may have heard, Dad passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014. We have received many words of encouragement and support over the last few days. We know he had many friends and avid readers of his blog, but the outpouring of love and support from everyone in the community has been overwhelming. From his family, Thank You.
Below is his obituary that is posted on MacDonald Funeral Home’s website at www.mcdonaldfh.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=315634#/celebrationWall
Funeral Services for David Andrew Farrell, age 69 of Picayune, MS, who passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014, will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 11:00 am at Roseland Park Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Roseland Park Baptist Church.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was a life long resident of Picayune, MS. David was a Journalist and a member of Roseland Park Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. David enjoyed history and Picayune Maroon Tide Football. David’s biggest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Louis Farrell and Fannie Henley Farrell; and his sister, Linda Davis.
Survivors include his children, Robert “Andy” Andrew Farrell and wife Darlene, Jacqueline Ann Farrell, and John David Farrell; 3 grandchildren, Zoey Henley and Tate Andrew Farrell, and Sy Harbeson; the mother of his children, Dianne Farrell; his sister, Roberta “Bobbie” Brady and her husband Glen; his brother-in-law, Larry Davis; and his nephew Hoyt Davis.by
POPLARVILLE, Miss., Fri., Sept. 12, 2014 — Aldermanic candidate David Glenn Bolin drew the long strong and won a seat on the city board of aldermen, after he and candidate Stephanie Bounds tied 177 to 177 in a Sept. 9 runoff to fill the unexpired term of Randy Bounds who had to resign because of a conflict of interests.
Four candidates squared off for the post on Aug. 26, and Bounds and Bolin were forced into a runoff because no candidate got a majority of votes cast and the top two vote-getters ran it off.
But on Sept. 9 both polled identical 177 votes and that forced the process into a rarely seen lottery to decide who would win.
There were six straws. Bollin picked No. 6 and Bounds chose No. 4. No. 6 was a half inch longer than Bounds’ straw, thus giving the win to Bolin.
Bolin will be sworn in as soon as he has acquired a bond, which state law requires of public officials before assuming office. Mayor Brad Necaise said Bolin would be able to sit in on the next board meeting regardless of his status, so he can get familiar with the board’s procedures.
PICAYUNE, Miss., Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 — Ludwick Lohnes will fill in for the Voice of the Tide Carey Meitzler on Friday night for the play-by-play. Pregame starts at 6:30 and kickoff is 7. An overflow crowd is expected. You can hear the WRJW broadcast by going to www.maroontide.com and following prompts, or just click on the Tide wave on the left. You can also catch the popular Friday Night Under the Lights and all the game scores and highlights of prep football action throughout the state of Mississippi, beginning at 10 p.m. after the PRC-Picayune game, on WRJW-AM 1320.by
POPLARVILLE, Miss., Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 — The Poplarville Hornets, 2-1, take on the Stone Co. Bobcats, also 2-1, at memorial stadium here on Friday night. Kick off is 7. It’s a non-district clash but a rivalry. Stone is 5A and the Hornets are 4A. Wiggins is only about 25 miles east of Poplarville.by
POPLARVILLE, Miss., Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 — Two candidates, who tied in a Tuesday runoff election for a vacant seat on the 5-member board of aldermen, will decide who’s the winner by either drawing straws or flipping a coin tonight at 8:30 in City Hall, according to Mayor Brad Necaise.
The event is open to the public.
It’s the first time in 45 years that an election in Pearl River Co. has been decided by a lottery process, officials said.
The election commission will be in charge of conducting the procedure.
An affidavit ballot, that would have decided the election if thrown out, was found by election officials to be valid, thus resulting in a tie vote and setting up the decision based on a lottery. Each candidate got 177 votes. Only twenty-one percent of city electors cast votes in the election.
Stephanie Bounds and David Glenn Bolin were forced into a runoff because none of the four candidates got a majority of votes cast in the Aug. 26 election. Bounds and Bolin were the top two candidates.
The election was held to fill the unexpired term of alderman Randy Brown, who was, according to a State Attorney General’s opinion, in a conflict of interest because he worked for the Biloxi police dept., and, therefore, had to resign.
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No. 18 Wildcats one of four MACJC teams in latest poll
POPLARVILLE, Miss., Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 — Pearl River Community College cracked the NJCAA Top 20 poll for the first time since 2011 Tuesday, when the 2-0 Wildcats were No. 18 in this week’s balloting.
PRCC is one of four MACJC teams in the latest poll, including No. 1 and reigning NJCAA and MACJC champion East Mississippi, No. 4 Mississippi Gulf Coast, No. 5 Jones County, and No. 11 Copiah-Lincoln. All the Mississippi teams are undefeated at 2-0.
Second-year River head coach William Jones is pleased with the national recognition.
“Polls are nice for the school as far as recognition is concerned,” he said, “but you can’t get yourselves caught up in all that. You’ve got to show up, play hard, and win or they (polls) mean absolutely nothing.
“The latest recognition is reflective of the dedication and all the hard work of our coaches and players.”
Pearl River was a constant in the national balloting in the first decade of the 2000s, earning preseason No. 1 rankings three straight years from 2005 through 2007, while finishing first in the poll after winning the 2004 NJCAA national title.
The Wildcats were preseason No. 19 in 2003 and wound up finishing fourth in the final poll and preseason fifth in 2004. The River finished third in the balloting in 2005 and fourth in 2006, while failing to make the final poll in 2007. In 2008, PRCC was 13th in both the preseason and final balloting, while in 2009 the Wildcats were 11th in the preseason only to finish 18th in the final poll.
Pearl River was preseason 13th and eighth in 2010 and 2011, respectively, but failed to make the cut in the final balloting.
The Wildcats have won an MACJC-best 19 state championships, including four straight from 2003 through 2006 and played for the NJCAA national title in 2006.
Five MACJC teams were in the 2013 preseason poll with EMCC at No. 1, CLCC at No. 3, MGCCC at No. 9, JCJC at No. 10, and Itawamba at No. 19 with Hinds, PRCC’s opponent this Thursday in Raymond, receiving votes in the balloting. Itawamba is winless thus far into the season and have fell out of the poll.by
River women, men shut out Bear squads in MACJC South Division match ups
SUMMIT, Miss., Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 — Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s soccer teams remain unbeaten in MACJC South Division play after sweeping Southwest Mississippi here Tuesday with a pair of shut out victories.
The Lady Wildcats took a 4-0 win to improve to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in division play, while the Wildcats were 5-0 winners and are now 3-1 and 2-0. SMCC’s women dropped to 2-5 and 1-1, while its men are 1-5-1 and 1-1.
In the women’s game, Morgan Saucier, a Southern Mississippi transfer who prepped at West Harrison High, scored two goals for The River, while Amber Dye of West Harrison High and Hailey Furlan of Bay High had solo goals. Dye, Delaney Gustafson of Ocean Springs High, and Cassidy Hotchkiss of Biloxi High all had assists for the Lady Wildcats.
In the men’s game, the Wildcats led 1-0 at the half off a goal by Trey Wesson of Gulfport High off an assist by Jake Polderman of Picayune High, while Romar Smith of Gulfport High scored two goals in the second half — the first off a Wesson assist and the second off an assist by Chance Bourdene of Northwest Rankin High. Solo goals in the second half were by Bourdene off an assist by Mark Mangum out of Brother Martin High in New Orleans and Mangum off an assist by Patrick Harper of Northwest Rankin High.
Southwest Miss. visits Pearl River Friday, Oct. 10, in a division rematch in Poplarville with game times at 2 p.m.(women) and 4 p.m. (men).
PRCC returns to action Friday when division foe Meridian visits Wildcat Stadium with game times at 5 p.m. (men) and7 p.m. (women), then division rival Copiah-Lincoln plays host Wednesday in Wesson with game times at 4 p.m. (women) and6:30 p.m. (men).
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PEARL RIVER @ SOUTHWEST MISS.
MACJC South Division Women’s & Men’s Soccer Games
Played Tyesday, Sept. 9, 2014 @ Summit, MS
Pearl River 4, Southwest Miss. 0
Pearl River (3-0, 2-0): Morgan Saucier 2, Amber Dye 1, Hailey Furlan 1. Assists: Amber Dye 1, Delaney Gustafson 1, Cassidy Hotchkiss 1.
Southwest Miss. (2-5, 1-1): None.
Pearl River 5, Southwest Miss. 0
Halftime: 1-0 (PRCC)
Pearl River (3-1, 2-0): Romar Smith 2, Chance Bourdene 1, Mark Mangum 1, Trey Wesson 1. Assists: Chance Bourdene 1, Patrick Harper 1, Mark Mangum 1, Jake Polderman 1, Ray Wesson 1.
Southwest Miss. (1-5-1, 1-1): None.
NOTE: Southwest Miss. visits Pearl River Friday, Oct. 10, in a division rematch in Poplarville with game times at 2 p.m.(women) and 4 p.m. (men).
UP NEXT: Pearl River returns to action Friday when division foe Meridian visits Wildcat Stadium with game times at 5 p.m.(men) and 7 p.m. (women), then division rival Copiah-Lincoln plays host Wednesday in Wesson with game times at 4 p.m.(women) and 6:30 p.m. (men).
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PICAYUNE, Miss., Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 — The huge rivalry between Picayune and Carriere, or the Blue Devils against the Maroon Tide, is on tap Friday night at Memorial Stadium here. Kick off is at 7, and fans should come early because an overflow crowd is expected.
The front door of the Maroon Tide locker room is only 7 miles from the front door of the Blue Devil locker room, the school districts abut one another, many of the fans know and are kin to one another, and players also are friends and sometimes kin.
It makes for one of the hottest rivalries in the state. Both teams are 5A.
Picayune leads the series, but everything is on the table when the two teams meet, because of the hype.
The Maroon Tide is 2-0 after dispatching Petal 40-35 and last Friday D’Iberville 19-10, and the Blue Devils are 1-1, after falling to Biloxi in the Shrimp Bowl in a squeaker 48-42 and beating Poplarville 38-6. Last week’s game between PRC-Oak Grove was cancelled because of severe weather and lightning.
More. . .Carey Meitzler’s recap: http://www.maroontide.com/fb2014_Pic19Diberville10_Sept5.htm
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POPLARVILLE, Miss., Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 — Poplarville Mayor Brad Necaise said officials were researching the state law and in contact with the Secretary of State’s office, trying to find out what officials here will do because of a tie vote in Tuesday’s runoff election for a vacancy on the board of aldermen.
Candidates Stephanie Bounds and David Glenn Bolin each got 177 votes in Tuesday’s runoff election.
In addition, Necaise said city voting officials are trying to validate one ballot, and if it can’t be validated, a winner will be declared based on the vote. The vote has been counted, thus producing the tie vote.by
Poplarville might face third election in attempt to fill vacant aldermanic post; or do candidates flip a coin?
POPLARVILLE, Miss., Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 — The City of Poplarville faces holding a third election in an effort to fill the unexpired term of a member of the board of aldermen, who had to resign because of a conflict of interest. Or, as one candidate suggested, will candidates flip a coin?
Stephanie Bounds and David Glenn Bolin each got 177 votes in Tuesday’s runoff, which was held because no one got a majority of votes cast in the Aug. 26 special election. The top two out of four candidates were selected for Tuesday’s runoff.
Bounds, on her Facebook page, said the decision could be made by tossing a coin. She said there might be one outstanding vote so far not counted, and based on that one vote the election could be determined, if that vote is valid.
Her remarks are unconfirmed. At-Large has been trying to contact Poplarville Mayor Brad Necaise to find out what the next step is.
Bounds Facebook post: “Wow! It is a tie! 177 to 177. There is still one outstanding vote that may be counted. If it is counted then we would have a winner, if not, then we may have to do it the old fashioned way and draw straws or flip a coin. Either way I feel like I am a winner and I thank all of you who were confidant enough to cast your vote for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
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