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Kosciusko Exchange Club Awards Scholarships

The Kosciusko Exchange Club has recognized Merritt Blackwell as the Youth of the Year, and Lyndzy Bounds as the recipient of the ACE Scholarship. Merritt accepted a $1000 scholarship, and Lyndzy accepted a $500 scholarship with attending club members. The ACE Award is partnered with Citizens National Bank. Merritt’s plans for the future include playing tennis at Holmes Community College and concluding his studies in Business and Music at Mississippi College. Lyndzy plans to move to Tennessee and pursue studies of cosmetology. If you would …Read More

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Crimestoppers Tip Leads to Burglary Arrests

The Kosciusko Police Department has made three burglary arrests thanks to an anonymous tip submitted through Central MS Crimestoppers. KPD Investigator Greg Collins told Breezy News that Ricky Lucket Jr., 27, and two juveniles have been arrested for burglaries at two businesses in Kosciusko. The burglaries took place during the early morning hours of May 23 and May 24 at Spaceway and Tally’s Tobacco Mart, respectively. One of the juveniles has been charged with two counts of commercial burglary, while Lucket and the other juvenile …Read More

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Emergency Dispatches: May 25, 2016

7:28 a.m. – Kosciusko Police were called to the park area on Washington Street. between Renasant Bank and Shelter Insurance. The caller said they witnessed a black male run into the bushes with a cash register. The witness called back and said they were following the person and they were in front of Rib Alley. Officers caught up with the suspect in front of the Stand Theater. A cash register was recovered. No other information is available at this time.

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Malicious Mischief and Other Recent Arrests

On May 23, 2016, Derrick Rimmer, a 25-year-old black male was arrested for Malicious Mischief at the Attala County Jail by Officer Matt Ward. Other recent arrests: On May 23, 2016, Jeffery McBride, a 57-year-old white male, was arrested for Suspended Drivers License on Union Street by Lt. Danny Groves. On May 22, 2016, Marcus Cole, a 50-year-old black male, was arrested for No Drivers License, Disobeying a Police Officer, and Felony Driving Under the Influence on West Heaven Drive by Officer Tommy Pender. On …Read More

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Reminder: Attala County Library Registration for Summer Program

It’s almost summer time and that mean’s it’s just about time for the Summer Library Program at the Attala County Library. Registration began Monday, May 23. Children ages 3-12 and teens ages 13-17 are invited to participate in this year’s program. Call 662-289-5141 for more information.

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Citizens National Bank Announces Recent Appointments to Key Leadership Positions

Archie McDonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens National Bank, recently announced details of the Bank’s strategic leadership and management succession plan which is designed to carry the Bank’s rich heritage forward over the years to come. “We believe it’s so important for our community and region to have its own independent community bank, which is focused on the greater good of our local communities.  So many people within our organization have devoted their life’s work to ensure that Citizens National Bank could continue …Read More

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Breezy101 Church Bulletin

Williamsville Assembly of God has their cookbooks on sale for $5. Contact any church member of the church office at 289-6608. Marble Rock M. B. Church invites everyone to their 35th Annual Choir Day on Sunday, May 29 at 3pm. Your choir, soloist and group are welcome. Please register upon arrival. Looking forward to seeing you there. They are also having their Pastor and Wife 4th-year appreciation program on Sunday, June 12 at 2pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Denmark, Pastor of Center Hill …Read More

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ATV Stolen from Wildlife Management Area

The Attala County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vehicle theft at the Yockanookany Wildlife Management Area. Sheriff Tim Nail told Breezy News that an ATV (4-wheeler) was stolen from the WMA on Hwy 12 E Saturday, May 21. The ATV is a green Foreman 500. Nail said it appears that someone cut the fence on the backside of the property to gain entry. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online through the Web Tip link …Read More

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Arrest Made in Dollar General Robbery

One person has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at an Attala County Dollar General. Sheriff Tim Nail told Breezy News that Cortavius Ferguson, 24, of Sallis was arrested around 10:30 pm Sunday, May 22. Nail said that Ferguson allegedly demand money from a cashier at the Dollar General on Hwy 35 near Williamsville. He is also accused of robbing shoppers in the store during the incident. After fleeing the store, Nail said that his office received a tip that someone matching the …Read More

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Emergency Dispatches: May 24, 2016

3:52 a.m. – Kosciusko Police were dispatched to Tally’s Tobacco Mart on Highway 12 East for an alarm activated. Dispatch said it was showing office motion and glass breakage. Upon arrival officers notified responding units that they “Got somebody that’s been in” . Officers searched the area. No other information is available at this time. 8:15 p.m. –  Kosciusko City Fire, Kosciusko Police and MedStat EMS responded to a report of a two vehicle MVA at Wells and Goodman Street. Firefighters reported minor damage to …Read More