January Newsletter from City Manager Jim Luke

In my many years with the City, 2018 proved to be one of the absolute best.  It was literally an award winning year.   The City won the Main Street Hometown Hero Award and the Mississippi Municipal League of Excellence Planning and Development Award for Crosby Commons.  In addition, Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association presented […]

City Manager Shoutout: Goodyear Railroad Crossing

City Manager Jim Luke would like to say Thank you to Norfolk Southern for putting down asphalt at the Goodyear Railroad Crossing. The asphalt will be a smoother temporary fix while the crossing is still under construction and will be permanently fixed soon.

City Manager Shoutout: Goodyear Boulevard Railroad Crossing

City Hall has received several complaints about the Goodyear Boulevard Railroad Crossing.  This crossing has been under construction for several weeks.  Railroad and rail crossings are not the property of the City of Picayune, nor are they maintained by the City.  They are the property of Norfolk Southern. However, I have been in contact with […]

An Update from Your City Manger

[From: Picayune Item June 23, 2015] On June 8, 2015, we celebrated another historical occasion in our City’s history with the dedication of Crosby Commons. I would like to extend my gratitude to Mayor Ed Pinero, City Council Members, Mississippi Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom King, and Sid Whitley, Clyde Dease, and the Lower Pearl […]

Shout Out May 2014

New Park Public Meeting I would like to take this opportunity to invite the community to a Public Meeting that will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Pinero and Council would like to receive community input on the future plans, vision, and reuse of […]

From the desk of City Manager Jim Luke…

City Hall Dedication was a huge success on May 3, 2013. Approximately 600 people were in attendance at the dedication services, which were modeled after the same dedication program format as was held on May 3, 1939. On behalf of the Mayor and Council I would like to thank everyone who contributed and donated to make […]


“311” Operation Helpdesk, “One Call to City Hall”, is a non emergency number for our City residents to call concerning City related (Non Emergency) matters. If you have a question regarding services, rates, events, operating hours, etc., simply dial “311”. Calls made to “311” after the hours of 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and after […]