With March Madness in full swing, the good folks here at “Good Morning Kosciusko” decided we needed a bracket of our own to fill out. We wanted to have a Final Four and an Elite 8 for all things Mississippi. With a new museum planned to honor Mississippi’s contribution to the arts, we decided to name the top notable residents of the state and the top movies filmed/set in the state. Kel McDowell from the Kosciusko Attala Partnership also stopped by this morning to help …Read More
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Mississippi Forestry Commission Wildland firefighters, and Leake County firefighters responded to a wooded area near Coosa Road in the Edinburg Area in Leake County that was on fire. Leake County and MFC Firefighters battled the fire for several hours Thursday night. Four MFC bulldozer crews plowed a fire lane around the wildfire. The burn area was estimated to be 300+ acre in Leake County. As of midnight last night, the blaze was 100% contained. MFC Wildland firefighters monitored interior burning and watched for spot fires throughout …Read More
Kosciusko native Oprah Winfrey is one of the first 18 members of a hall of fame at a Meridian museum that will honor arts and entertainment in Mississippi. The $50 million Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, projected to open early next year, will include exhibits, performance spaces and a recording studio. Leaders hope the museum will attract 150,000 visitors a year. Other honorees include artist Elvis Presley, William Faulkner and B.B. King, Walter Anderson, actor Morgan Freeman, author John Grisham, bluesman Robert Johnson, puppeteer Jim …Read More
With spring time being a prime time for severe weather in Mississippi, Attala County officials are urging residents to sign up for Code Red Weather Warnings. The warnings will send users phone calls, text messages, and/or email alerts for tornadoes, flash floods, and other emergencies. According to Attala County Emergency Management Director Danny Townsend, the Code Red system is used by a number of counties throughout the state. During the March 20 meeting of the Attala County Board of Supervisors, the board approved funding to …Read More
Due to the numerous house fires in Attala County this winter, the American Red Cross will be installing smoke detectors in several homes throughout Attala County. Emergency Management Director Danny Townsend said volunteers with the ARC will install approximately 150 smoke detectors to homes in McCool on Saturday, March 25. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of every five house fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms. Since the beginning of December, there have been six deaths in …Read More
On March 22, 2017, Dyantay Turner, a 21-year-old black male, was arrested for disturbing the peace on Cedar Street by Officer Josh Pinkard. On March 22, 2017, James Turner, a 52-year-old black male, was arrested for disturbing the peace on Cedar Street by Officer Kenny Barron. Other recent arrests: On March 22, 2017, Marion Friar, a 18-year-old black male, was arrested for no driver’s license and speeding on Hwy. 12 West by Officer Chase Voyles. On March 21, 2017, Quincey Brown, a 20-year-old black male, …Read More
At 7:24 am Kosciusko Police, MedStat EMS along with City Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle MVA on Highway 12 East near Fair Propane. The caller said on vehicle was off the roadway. Units arrived on scene to find a minor auto accident. No injuries were reported.
Police in Alabama and Mississippi are looking for a man who escaped March 4 or 5 from a Mississippi jail, and for his girlfriend. Authorities tell news outlets that Jermaine Butler chiseled his way out of the Hinds County jail with two other inmates, who have since been recaptured. Federal marshals say Butler’s girlfriend, Shaniqua Williams, is a person of interest. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police Lt. Teena Richardson says that city wants Butler and Williams because they failed to show up in court on unrelated charges. …Read More
Children visiting the Attala County Library can now read in comfort. The Friends of the Attala County Library recently purchased new, colorful, child-friendly furniture for the children’s area. The library also added new reading nooks where children can sit and read. Children are encouraged to visit the new area to get their first library card. Parents needs to bring the child and the child’s social security card to register for a library card. For more information, call 662-289-5141 or visit the Attala County Library on …Read More
The National Weather Service in Jackson is warning residents of central and southern Mississippi to be prepared for heavy rain and strong storms this weekend. Heavy rain, large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes are all possible with this weather system. All counties in the BreezyNews coverage area are at risk for storms. The severe weather is expected to impact western portions of the state late Friday then move into central MS Saturday morning. Residents in the path of the storms should have an emergency …Read More