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Emergency Dispatches: July 26, 2016

At 7:04 pm City Fire and Kosciusko Police were called to the 300 block of West South Street. The caller said their dryer caught fire. They said they think they had it out but there was still a lot of smoke coming from the unit. Firefighters arrived on scene and advised that nothing was showing on the exterior of the home. After a short investigation, Dispatch was notified that the fire was completely out. No injuries were reported.

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Reward Offered for Information in Scott County Homicide

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help with a homicide case. On July 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm, the Scott County Sheriff Department responded to a wreck on King Rd, with an unresponsive black male, driving a silver 2014 Chevy Cruze LTZ. Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene and determined the driver, 17-year-old Ladarius Breland, had been shot several times in the face. Breland was taken to Lackey Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Breland lived in Newtown, but worked …Read More

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Road To Recovery

One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment can be transportation.  That’s why the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides patients with free rides.  And they need your help.  Even though their volunteers have driven hundreds of thousands of patients to their cancer care, the need continues to grow.   Something as simple as offering a ride can help save a life.  And every volunteer can make a difference.  Come join the American Cancer Society for lunch provided by Baptist Cancer Services and Baptist …Read More

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Neshoba County Fair – Wednesday, July 27

The 127th Neshoba County Fair is in full swing at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Mississippi’s Giant House Party features a week of musical entertainment, harness and running horse races, a midway, political speaking and many other attractions. Season tickets are $40, day tickets are $15 and children 9 years old and younger are admitted for free. Wednesday, July 27 8:00 a.m.- Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band – Daniel Wade, Director …Read More

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Possession of Marijuana and Other Recent Arrests

On July 24, 2016, Quincy Brown, a 19-year-old black male, was arrested for No Drivers License and Possession of Marijuana in a Vehicle on South Huntington Street by Officer Tommy Pender. Other recent arrests: On July 25, 2016, Chris Meredith, a 28-year-old black male, was arrested for Contempt of Court on Natchez Street by Capt. Chris Busbea. On July 23, 2016, Carasmine Fleming, a 27-year-old black male, was arrested for Disregard for Traffic Device, Suspended Drivers License, and Driving Under the Influence 1st Offense on …Read More

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Kosciusko Street Name Change to take Effect Next Week

A new street name will officially take effect next week. Beginning Monday Aug. 1, F Street will officially be known as James H. Meredith Street. The name was changed in June to honor the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader’s March Against Fear. The new signs have been in place for about a month, but time was given for residents on the street to make the changes in address. Mayor Jimmy Cockroft says that the letters have been sent out to inform residents on the …Read More

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Holmes County Hospital to Begin Offering Pre-Natal Services

Some hospitals are increasing services for poor Mississippians, as county health clinics face tightening budgets. Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports the University of Mississippi Medical Center Hospital in Holmes County will begin offering pre-natal care this year to some of the state’s poorest residents. The decision to open the clinic is relatively new. Paige Lawrence is the hospital’s clinical director. She says most pregnant women in Holmes County had travel between Jackson or Grenada to receive care. According to data collected by the Department of Health, …Read More

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Active Shooter Drill (Video)

Breezy News was allowed exclusive access to video the active shooter drill from the interior rooms as the exercise took place. We have compiled a short video that will give you the viewer an inside look from the first responders prospective.  Great job by all emergency personnel involved! Video approved by Local Law Enforcement.        

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KHS Orientation Schedule

Kosciusko High School with hold orientation this week for the 2016-2017 school year. KHS Orientation Schedule: Monday, July 25 – Seniors (6:00 pm) Tuesday, July 26 -Sophomores and Juniors (6:00 pm) Thursday, July 28 – Freshmen (6:00 pm) Classes for the 2016-2017 school year will begin Thursday, Aug. 4. For more information on the Kosciusko School District, visit www.ksd.k12.ms.us.

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Neshboa County Fair – Tuesday, July 26 Schedule

The 127th Neshoba County Fair is in full swing at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Mississippi’s Giant House Party features a week of musical entertainment, harness and running horse races, a midway, political speaking and many other attractions. Season tickets are $40, day tickets are $15 and children 9 years old and younger are admitted for free. 8:00 a.m  – Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena 9:00 a.m. – Beef Cattle Show – Cattle Arena 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. – FREE Petting Zoo – Presented by Clyde Risher …Read More