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Suspended Driver’s License and Other Recent Arrests

On May 23, 2015, Illiesha Wynter, a 23 year old black female, was arrested for Disregard Traffic Device, Suspended Driver’s License, and No Insurance on East Jefferson Street by Officer Tommy Pender. Other Recent Arrests: On May 26, 2015, William Phillips, a 24 year old black male, was arrested for Public Profanity on North Natchez Street by Captain Herbert Dew. On May 26, 2015, Deanna Miller, a 28 year old black female, was arrested for Obscene Electronic Communications on North Natchez Street by Officer Jerry Coleman.

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Egg Bowl Moving Back to Thanksgiving Day? (Audio)

Could Mississippi’s biggest sporting event be moving back to Thanksgiving Day? On Tuesday, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork appeared on the SEC Network’s “The Paul Finebaum Show” and stated that he and Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin are in talks with TV executives about moving the game to the holiday on a regular basis. “…that’s something Scott (Stricklin) and I and the TV folks will sit down and talk about and really look at it from a multi-year perspective,” says Bjork. Bjork says the possible move back to Thanksgiving Day would allow the schools to establish a tradition …Read More

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Dial-A-Story: Madison Ballard

This week’s Dial-A-Story reader is Madison Ballard. Madison is the 8 year old daughter of Robert and April Ballard. She is going into the third grade at Kosciusko Middle Elementary. Madison loves to read animal books and her favorite book is “Pete the Cat” by James Dean. While she was at Kosciusko Lower Elementary she won a bicycle for having over 200 AR points. Her hobbies include reading and riding her bike. Readers can call 662-290-7323 to hear this week’s story “Watch the Cookie!” by Nancy Cote.

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Hit and Run Tuesday Afternoon

At approximately 2:30 pm Tuesday afternoon, the Kosciusko Fire Department responded to a hit and run accident at the intersection of College and S East Streets in Kosciusko. A KFD spokesman tells Breezy News that an unidentified vehicle hit a pickup truck and knocked it into a light pole. The driver of the vehicle then drove away from the scene. No injuries were reported, but the light pole did have to be replaced.

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HCC Sets Dates for Cheer Camp

The Holmes Community College Cheerleading Squad has set two summer camps for July 23 and Aug. 3 in Frank Branch Coliseum on Holmes Community College’s Goodman Campus. On July 23, a Pee Wee Team Camp will be held from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pee wee cheer teams, grades four through sixth, are invited to attend. The cost is $35 per student. A concession stand will be open for lunch. On Aug. 3, a Mini Bulldog Cheer Camp will be held from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  The camp is open to campers five through 12 years of age. The cost …Read More

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Armstrong Named Long Creek Teacher of the Year

Ms. Johnnie Armstrong has been selected as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year at Long Creek Elementary School. Ms. Armstrong is a 30 year veteran of the teaching profession, with 25 of those years spent at Long Creek. “I have spent half of my life teaching students at Long Creek, and I cannot think of a better group to work with or any other place I would rather be,”Armstrong says. Ms. Armstrong would like to thank those involved in her being selected “Teacher of the Year,” as well as her students and co-workers that make everyday an adventure.

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KHS Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony Available On-Demand

The Kosciusko School District held its 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 23. Thanks to Boswell Media’s new On-Demand Programming, the full graduation ceremony can be viewed online at Breezynews.com or on the Breezy 101 UStream Channel. “This is a great tool for parents or grandparents who weren’t able to make it to the ceremony. Now they can watch and relive their student’s accomplishment whenever they choose,” says Boswell Media CEO Johnny Boswell. Live video from your Android device on Ustream

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Splash Pad Open For Summer

The Jason Niles Park Splash Pad is now open for the summer. The splash pad is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – Noon ($2) and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ($3). For more information on the splash pad, call 662-289-7932.

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Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Academic Success

The Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club of Kosciusko recently held its 2014-2015 Academic Celebration. The club honored many of its members for their accomplishments during the past academic year. Also at the ceremony, Bianca Ball received her 2015 Youth of the Year plaque and Mae Dickens was honored for being named Outstanding Staff for the month of May.

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Officials Move Closer to Voting on School Restraint Policy

The Mississippi Department of Education is moving forward with a proposed policy to regulate when schools can use seclusion or restraints on unruly students. The Clarion-Ledger reports the agency plans to have a task force create a final draft of a proposal written last month in response to some teachers’ controversial discipline practices. The proposed policy prohibits school districts from using chemical restraints, such as sedatives, or mechanical restraints like straps. Physical restraint or seclusion would only be allowed if the child’s behavior poses “imminent danger.” Board members won’t vote on the policy until after a mandatory public comment period. …Read More

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MDOT Participates in 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Week

With Hurricane Season officially starting June 1 and Gov. Phil Bryant declaring May 25–29 Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds residents now is the time to prepare for tropical weather.  The first step in preparing for Hurricane Season is to have a plan of action.  Waiting until the storm system is on its way is too late, but MDOT has you covered. “In the 10th year after Hurricane Katrina, we are reminded on the importance to prepare and evacuate early, and we ask residents to start getting prepared now, ahead of the official start of Hurricane …Read More

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Mississippi Musicians to be Honored With Marker in Nashville

A Mississippi Country Music Trail marker will be placed June 4 in Nashville to honor Magnolia State musicians who performed on Music Row and at the Grand Ole Opry over the decades. The marker will be placed at 1111 16th Avenue South in Nashville, the home of Big Loud Shirt Industries, an independently owned and operated music publishing company established in 2003 by award winning songwriter and producer Craig Wiseman. Nashville country music stardom attracted many performers, songwriters and producers from nearby Mississippi, including Jimmie Rodgers, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Moe Bandy and Faith Hill. Mississippians like Elvis Presley, Conway …Read More