Economic Vitality

Facade Grant Awarded


Main Street Picayune and Mississippi Power Partner to Beautify Downtown

Friday, July 7th Accreditation Alignment Exercise:
Community Program Assessment Meeting was held, Jennifer Lay, MS Main Street Director of Community Development, Former Starkville Main Street Director conducted the meeting along with Lisa Mullins Thompson, National Main Street Senior Program Officer for Revitalization Service, who joined via video with several members of the Picayune Main Street Board of Directors & Picayune Vitality Team.
Results from February Community Assessment Survey were reviewed. Input on several community topics was also discussed.
Lisa Thompson will compile information from the survey and the discussion that will be helpful with Picayune Main Street 2024 Work Plan using the Main Street 4-Point Approach of Design, Organization, Promotion, Economic Vitality.

Pearl River County Economic Development District ROCKS

Pearl River County Industrial Park Will Provide An Opportunity for Future Economic Growth in OUR Community.A Site Ready, Trained Workforce & Speed to Market Equals SUCCESS.

Muralist Ashley Mason and Andy Green’s art added culture and  historic relevance of our community along with adding an attraction for locals and tourists alike.

Andy Green Mixed Media Visual Artist & Muralist Downtown Picayune

Ashley Anderson Mason Murals 

Picayune Main Street, Inc. Economic Vitality Team & Picayune Public Works Dept. spent many hours on Creative Outdoor Space #2 on East Canal Street
Thigpen Alley visit link with more updates to come..

Muralist Ashley Mason and Andy Green’s art added culture and  historic relevance of our community along with adding an attraction for locals and tourists alike.

MS Power, Coast Electric,  MS Main Street and City of Picayune’s  support and contributions are appreciated and vital to continue our mission of Revitalizing Downtown Picayune.

Creative Outdoor Spaces Bank Alley & Thigpen Alley bring life  to the downtown and will provide a place for outdoor  gatherings for years to come.

Thigpen Alley Named in Honor of S.G. “Grandpa” Thigpen Ribbon Cutting June 17th 5:45 pm Alley is located 108/110 East Canal Downtown Picayune Samuel Grady “Grandpa” Thigpen, Sr. was an area entrepreneur who opened Thigpen Hardware Store in 1919 at this very location. An integral part of the community, Grandpa operated the store for 62 years (1919-1981)In addition, Thigpen was both a founder and the first president of the First National Bank of Picayune, a radio broadcaster, a writer, and a local historian. The Thigpen Store News, a publication that contained local history and articles written by Thigpen, as well as free want ads for the public, ran for over 57 years. “Grandpa” Thigpen passed away on Christmas Day, 1981, at the Lucius Olen Crosby Memorial Hospital in Picayune. He was 91.

Thigpen Alley Ribbon Cutting & Downtown Block Party June 17th, 2022 was a huge success. 100 Block of East Canal Historic Downtown Picayune MS.

Sunflower & Bee Mural by Ashley Anderson Mason. Thigpen Alley & Pearl River Map Turtle by Andy Green


Bankers Alley East Canal

New South, Old Charm – Main Street Picayune