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Dial-A-Story: Ms. Melissa Graham

This week’s Dial-A-Story reader is Ms. Melissa Graham, a clerk at the Attala County Library. Readers can call 662-290-READ (7323) to hear Ms. Graham read “Go, Dog Go!” by P.D. Eastman. Don’t forget to listen for the word of the week at the end of the story. When you have filled in the secret message, bring your completed sheet back to the library! Children who turn in their completed sheet will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Five lucky winners will be picked each month!!

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Meet and Greet Candidates

The Attala County chapter of the NAACP invites the public to attend a Meet the Candidates rally. The rally will be held at the CMC Building in Kosciusko on Thursday, April 23. Contact Mr. Antonio Riley at 662-739-7642 for more information.

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Encouraging Kosciusko Residents to Vote

The Exodus Project held a voter registration drive April 18th in Kosciusko. The drive was to encourage residents to vote in the upcoming election. The group passed out door hangers and voter registration forms. *The Exodus Project does not endorse any candidate or political party.

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Library Thanks Community for Successful National Library Week

The Attala County Library had another successful National Library Week due to the participation of the community and its presenters. Kicked off with “Mississippi Moonshine Politics” book signing, the week continued with Ralph Bouldin’s Digital Photography program. Ralph has traveled all over the country shooting his award winning photos, he shared with the group tips  on lighting, types of cameras and setting up the perfect shot. Nick Terkanion from Natchez Trace Gardens kept everyone’s attention during his program on the care and growing of some of the areas lesser known plants. Root systems, proper water, light and growing in pots …Read More

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Burglary Arrest Leads to Recovery of Stolen Jewelry

Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail tells Breezy News that two men have been arrested for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property after a search found the two were in possession of stolen jewelry from a Holmes County business. Nail states that Daniel Tanner, 32 year old white male, and Edwin Hightower, 29 year old black male, were both arrested for Burglary after a property owner on Hwy 440 near Hesterville informed the Attala County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) that her garage had been broken into. The property owner provided deputies with a description of the suspect’s vehicle. Deputies located the car …Read More

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Boswell Media Websites Receive Honor

The best journalists from around the state of Mississippi gathered in Jackson Saturday evening for the 2015 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasting awards. From sportscasters to reporters to meteorologists, the 19th floor of The Capital Club downtown was full of the state’s best in the areas of television and radio. Boswell Media was well represented at the awards as www.breezynews.com (WLIN) and www.kicks067.com (WCKK) both finished in the Top 3 for Best Radio Website. Breezy/WLIN finished second and Kicks/WCKK finished third. “When you think about the many outstanding radio and digital companies in the state of Mississippi, it’s a great honor …Read More

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Semi-Truck Stolen From Local Business

Jason McKnight of Ralph McKnight and Son Construction tells Breezy News that a vehicle has been stolen from the company. McKnight states that the vehicle, a white International semi-truck, was taken from the company’s office, 805 Hwy 12 W, some time between Sunday evening and 8:00 am Monday morning. McKnight says it appears that the truck pulled out of the company’s driveway and headed west on Hwy 12. Anyone with information on the truck (pictured) is asked to call the Kosciusko Police Department at 289-5321.

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Domestic Violence and Other Recent Arrests

On April 18, 2015, Grace Ann McCarty, a 42 year old white female, was arrested for Domestic Violence on Hillcrest Drive by Officer Bradley Fancher. Other Recent Arrests: On April 20, 2015, Monica Johnson, a 20 year old black female, was arrested for Expired Tag, No Drivers License and No Insurance on Highway 12 Easy by Officer James Ward. On April 18, 2015, Stephen Wilkerson, a 39 year old white male, was arrested for False Pretenses on Highway 12 by Officer Bradley Fancher. On April 18, 2015, Joe Dave McCleskey, a 47 year old white male, was arrested for Contempt …Read More

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McAdams Athletic Banquet

McAdams High School will be holding its annual Athletic Banquet Friday April 24. The banquet will be held in the McAdams High School cafeteria. School officials would like to invite the public to attend as the school honors the achievements of its student athletes.

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KHS Lady Whippet Basketball Camp

Jessica Dickens, head coach for Kosciusko High School Lady Whippet basketball team, would like to announce the first annual Lady Whippet Basketball Skills Camp. The camp will be taking place June 24-26 and all girls in grades 5-7 are eligible for the camp. A camp for younger students will be taking place this summer as well. Boys and girls in grade 1-4 are eligible for the Kosciusko Whippet Basketball Camp that will take place June 22-24. Entry forms and fees are due for both camps are due by May 21. Forms can be found at your school’s office. Contact Jessica …Read More

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Ross Barnett Reservoir User Fee

A plan to collect a user fee from boaters who use Ross Barnett Reservoir has been approved. The Pear River Valley Water Supply District Board of Directors approved the plan Thursday night. Board officials told The Clarion-Ledger that the fee could generate about $250,000 to $300,000 each year. The funds would go toward ramp improvements, navigation aid improvements, shore maintenance and similar projects. When possible, district officials said projects would be coordinated with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Parks and Fisheries to receive matching federal funds. Boaters will have the option of a three-year, one-year or 10-day permit. Decals will …Read More

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Basketball Camp Set for June

Kosciusko Whippet head basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf would like to announce The Youth Fundamentals and Skills Basketball Camp. The camp is set for June 9, 10 and 12 at the Kosciusko High School gymnasium. The camp is for students/players ages 10-14, but students that are underage and entering the fifth grade are welcome to participate in the camp. The cost of the camp is $50. “The fundamentals of basketball are the most important thing to master because they will make you and your team better no matter what age level or team you play for.  This camp will teach the …Read More