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Shots Fired in McAdams Leaves 1 in Custody

One person was put in custody after shots were fired in McAdams at approximately 5:15 p.m. Thursday evening. The shooting occurred at the corner of Attala Road 4167 and Boogie Down Hill. Details on the cause of the shooting aren’t known at this time. Continue to monitor Breezynews.com for an update on this story.

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Jaws of Life Used in MVA Near KHS

At approximately 3:45 pm Thursday afternoon, Kosciusko Police and Fire officials responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on Veteran’s Memorial Drive/Hwy 35 Bypass near Kosciusko High School. KFD and KPD officials were still working the scene at the time of this report, so details on the cause of the accident aren’t known at this time. A silver Nissan Xterra and a light brown Ford minivan were the two vehicles involved in the accicdent. After the initial impact, the Nissan Xterra came to rest in a ditch near the scene. Emergency officials had to use the Jaws of Life …Read More

(Standing L to R) Coach Jessica Dickens, Fred Hill Jr, Donna Whitcomb, Lee Vaughn. 
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Whippet Track Star Now a Delta Devil

At approximately 10:00 am Thursday morning, Kosciusko High School track star Lakeia Hill signed a scholarship to run track for Mississippi Valley State University. Hill had a wonderful senior season for the KHS Girl’s Track team. She finished first in the MHSAA 4A State Track Meet in Long Jump and 300 Meter Hurdles. She also set a new 4A state record in the 300 Meter hurdles. Hill also took home the Golden Shoe award at the 2015 KHS Athletic Banquet.

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Carnival Fundraiser and Auction This Saturday

On Saturday, May 30, Modern Woodman of America will be sponsoring a  Carnival Fundraiser and Auction at the Attala County Coliseum to benefit Myers Gentry. Activities include a dunking booth, face painting, jumping jungle and many more. There will also be a Dance-Off competition with 51 South will provide musical entertainment. The event will begin at 11:00 am with the auction set to kick off at 5:00 pm. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a prosthetic hand.

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Shoplifting and Other Recent Arrests

On May 26, 2015, Shaundra Seals, a 19 year old black female, was arrested for Shoplifting 1st offense on Highway 35 South 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. On May 23, 2015, Illiesha Wynter, a 23 year old black female, was arrested for Disregard Traffic Device, Suspended Driver’s …Read More

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Kicks 96 Country Showdown Preview on GMK (Audio)

The Kicks 96 Country Showdown, America’s Largest Talent Showcase, begins next week and the Boswell Media crew is hard at work putting the final details together for the competition. The showdown features the best musical talent from all over the state of Mississippi. Kosciusko’s own Kenny Ashmore will be featured in the showdown this year and he stopped by “Good Morning Kosciusko” earlier today to give listeners a preview of what to expect during the competition. Ashmore performed covers of “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins during the GMK, but says he may perform …Read More

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Summer Reading Program Registration

Registration for the Attala County Library’s Summer Reading Program is still taking place. So far 194 children have registered for the program. The library will continue to register through June 5. Call 289-5141 for more information on how to register or LIKE the Attala County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AttalaCountyLibrary.

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Mississippi Jobless Rate Dips in April

Mississippi’s jobless rate dipped in April to 6.6 percent. The unemployment rate was down from 6.8 percent in March, 7 percent in February and 7.1 percent in January. The jobless rate was 7.8 percent in April 2014. According to a release by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), in April 2015, Attala County ranked 56 out of Mississippi’s 82 counties with an unemployment rate of 7.0. The report found 83,000 Mississippians were unemployed in April, down slightly from March. Across the county, Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate in April, at 2.5 percent and Nevada had the highest rate …Read More

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Kosciusko Cardinals Final Registration

The Kosciusko Cardinals will hold their final football and cheer registration on Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 AM – Noon in the Kosciusko Jr. High Auditorium. The registration is open to all children ages 6-12 in the Attala County area that want to learn and enhance the sports of football and cheerleading. Registration fee is $100 per person and covers the entire season. For more information contact Randy Fuller at 662-792-6616.

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History Road Show Coming to Kosciusko

The Kosciusko Attala Historical Society and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History are sponsoring a History Road Show in Kosciusko this Saturday, May 30. The show is taking place at the Mary Rick Thornton Cultural Center and will be feature historians, archaeologists and many others that know the history of the area. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History website states that there will “a discussion of preservation successes and local treasures. Topics will highlight archaeology, the Mississippi State Capitol, and Kosciusko’s National Register properties, including the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center.” Program Schedule: 9:30 am: Listed! Kosciusko’s National …Read More

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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.