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KPD Chief RJ Adams Announces Retirement

Longtime Kosciusko Police Chief RJ Adams is retiring. The announcement of Adams’ retirement was made during tonight’s meeting of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen. Adams plans to continue out the rest of 2015 as chief with his last day on the job set for December 2. After a long career in the military, Adams was appointed police chief in 2002 and has a total of 21 years working in law enforcement. Breezy News will have more on this story tomorrow.

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Attala SO Still Awaiting Toxicology Reports From Fatal Crash

It’s been 10 days since 23 year old Earl Barksdale was killed when a vehicle struck him on Blackjack Rd in Kosciusko and authorities say they might have to wait even longer to determine whether or not the driver of that vehicle had anything in his system that could have caused the accident. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail tells Breezy News that the blood of the driver, Nikkie Steen, is now being sent to an out of state lab for further toxicology testing. The blood …Read More

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No Driver’s License and Other Recent Arrests

On July 6, 2015, Kentrell Banks, a 19 year old black male, was arrested for No Drivers License, Speeding, and No Proof of Insurance on Highway 12 West by Officer Matt Ward. Other recent arrests: On July 2, 2015, Kelvin Thompson, a 55 year old black male, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana in a Vehicle on Wells Street by Lt. Danny Groves. On July 5, 2015, Robert Preston McCool, a 27 year old white male, was arrested for Contempt of Court by Capt. Thomas …Read More

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TN Man Arrested in Kosciusko for Selling Counterfeit Goods

A Tennessee man has been arrested in Kosciusko for selling counterfeit goods. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail tells Breezy News that Ali Said Khdeir, 33, of Memphis was arrested by the Attorney General’s Office in an undercover operation. Nail also says that the Attala County Sheriff’s Office and the Kosciusko Police Department aided in the operation. Khdeir is charged with selling counterfeit goods and possession with intent to sell counterfeit goods. Nail says Khedir attempted to sell to the alleged counterfeit goods to a store …Read More

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AC Tips to Keep You Cool This Summmer

Summers in Mississippi are brutal. Between 95 degree days and 90% humidity, it’s important to know how to keep your air conditioning unit in top shape for the hot summer months. Central Electric Power Association Offers the following tips on how to stay cool and save money on energy bills this summer: What are some things homeowners can start doing now to their air conditioning units to avoid running into problems down the road when the summer really hits us? Start out by changing your …Read More

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2015 Kosciusko Whippet Football Schedule

The 2015 Kosciusko Whippet football schedule has been finalized and it is filled with games away from Whippet stadium. The team will be on the road for the first four games before hosting Forest Sept. 18 in the first home game. Coming off an 11-3 year and a trip to the third round of the MHSAA playoffs, head coach Trac Baughn says that he had a hard time finding teams that wanted to schedule a game against the Whippets. He also says that the teams …Read More

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City Releases Draft of Liquor Ordinance

The City of Kosciusko has released a draft of the liquor ordinance that will be presented during tomorrow night’s meeting of the board of aldermen. Since the residents of Kosciusko voted to allow the sale liquor inside the city limits June 9, the mayor and the board of aldermen have been studying liquor ordinances from Pontotoc, Fulton, Louisville, and New Albany in an effort to determine how, when, and where liquor will be sold in Kosciusko. The biggest take away from the draft released today …Read More

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KFD Responds to a House Fire Sunday Night

All things considered, it was a quiet weekend for the Kosciusko Fire Department. On what is usually the busiest weekend of the year for fires, the department was only called out for two fire related incidents. At approximately 9:15 pm Sunday night, KFD responded to a house fire on Tipton Street. Later that same hour, the department responded to reports of smoke coming from a roof on E Jefferson Street. A fire department spokesman tells Breezy News that a cause for the fire on Tipton …Read More

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Prices Going up at HCC and Other MS Community Colleges

Nine of Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall. Statewide, across the independently governed schools, tuition and fees will rise by 4 percent. Figures from the state Community College Board show average tuition will rise to $2,577 annually, up from $2,476 last year. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will charge the most, $2,992 for two semesters of full-time classes. Holmes Community College will see a 3.1% increase in fees in tuition, with prices rising to $2,360. East Central Community …Read More

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Choctaw Indian Fair Kicks off Tuesday

The 66th annual Choctaw Indian Fair kicks off its four-day run Tuesday with celebrations of the Tribe’s heritage and culture. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday followed by the Choctaw Princess pageant. The Oak Ridge Boys will perform Thursday night follow Jerrod Niemann on Friday. After closing ceremonies Saturday night, Gary Allan will perform. The fourth annual Rez Run will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Warrior Stadium. Runners can compete in the one-mile fun run/walk, 5K or 10K races for awards and …Read More

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Reminder: HCC 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 …Read More

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Career-Tech Center Offering CNA Class

The Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center will be taking registration beginning July 20, 2015 for the Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) adult class starting in September. The total cost of the course and test will be $475.00. Limited seating is available. Please call 662-289-2689 for more information.