Annual Aisle of Honor ceremony to be held at coliseum

This year’s Memorial Day Aisle of Honor Program will be held at the Attala County Coliseum. Presented by the United Veterans of Attala County, the Memorial Day tradition will begin at 11:00 am. Speaking at this year’s event will be retired United States Coast Guard Capt. Percy Norwood. The ceremony will include the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the National Anthem and the playing of taps. The event is normally held at Parkway Cemetery, but was moved to the coliseum due to the threat …Read More

Kel McDowell talks Attala Works and labor analysis on GMK (audio)

Kel McDowell from the Kosciusko Attala Partnership stopped by the Breezy 101 studios Friday morning to speak on the Attala Works program and the upcoming labor analysis/workforce assessment in Kosciusko and Attala County. Attala Works is a joint venture between the Attala Center of Holmes Community Collegeand the Kosciusko Attala Partnership that aims to measure, engage, and enhance the workforce in Attala County, Mississippi. Kel recently attended a conferee in Nashville for the program. The labor analysis is a workforce assessment that aims to get …Read More

Geyser Falls stresses water safety ahead of summer season

Memorial Day means summer is fast approaching and that means people will be catching rays by the pool. Water parks like Geyser Falls in are reminding everyone of water safety before they open Memorial Day weekend. Not a soul in sight at Geyser Falls, but come Memorial Day it will be packed full of people anxiously waiting to slip and slide down those pipes. “It’s your beach within reach,” says Sheila Martin, executive director of operations. “You don’t have to travel very far. You can …Read More

Mississippi group will study lottery but not take a stand

A study group will gather facts but does not intend to make recommendations either for or against creating a lottery in Mississippi. That’s according to the group’s leader, Republican state Rep. Richard Bennett of Long Beach. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said legislators should consider starting one. Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn opposes a lottery but created a group to examine how the games work in other states and how much money is collected. The …Read More

Junior Auxiliary

JA of Kosciusko accepting applications for Rose Dorchuck scholarship

In 2009, the Junior Auxiliary of Kosciusko established a $1,000 scholarship in loving memory of Rose Dorchuck. Rose was a life member of Junior Auxiliary and was involved at the local level in Kosciusko as well as the national level for many years. This scholarship will be awarded to an individual currently attending or returning to college to pursue a second degree or a higher level degree in a child related field of study. Interested individuals must complete an application and meet specific requirements established …Read More

Domestic violence and other recent arrests

On May 21, 2017, Michael Childers, a 27-year-old black male, was arrested for domestic violence. On May 17, 2017, Keon Gilliam, a 25-year-old black male, was arrested for suspended driver’s license and no insurance. On May 16, 2017, Justin Nabors, a 25-year-old white male, was arrested for possession of controlled substance and possession of marijuana in a vehicle. On May 11, 2017, Kenneth McBride, a 26-year-old black male, was arrested possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance and resisting arrest. On May 10, 2017, Cedric …Read More

Attala firefighter graduates from state fire academy

Firefighter Braxton Goza of the Attala County Central Fire Department graduated May 25, 2017 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson, MS. This intense seven-week course included classroom and hands-on instruction in the areas of fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue, incident command, hazardous materials and other fire related topics. This course meets and exceeds the National Fire Protection Association for Firefighter Qualifications and the uniform minimum training standards stated in the Mississippi …Read More

Mississippi Songwriter of the Year 2017 Competition (video)

Boswell Media is proud to announce The Mississippi Songwriter of the Year 2017 Competition. The competition is coming to Philadelphia this July! If you have a song you’ve always wanted to hear on the radio, this is your chance. The winner of the competition will travel to Muscle Shoals, AL to have an original song professionally recorded at one of the top recording studios in the industry. Click here for an entry form and more details. The Mississippi Songwriter of the Year 2017 is sponsored …Read More

Individual Mississippi tornado victims in Holmes & Montgomery won’t get federal aid

Individuals in two Mississippi counties won’t be getting aid following tornado damage. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency announced Wednesday that federal officials are rejecting the request for payments to people in Holmes and Montgomery counties. Federal officials say damage was too slight to warrant individual assistance. Gov. Phil Bryant says the state and nonprofit groups will try to fill gaps. Mississippi was struck by 29 tornadoes on April 30. Damage was worst in the Holmes County town of Durant, where one man died, and in …Read More

Holmes CC wins big at public relations conference

When it comes to marketing and public relations, Holmes Community College is among the best in the state. The school’s Marketing/Recruiting Department took home several awards at the 2017 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi annual conference on Sunday. In total, members of the department received 11 awards for social media, sports stories, and other marketing projects. Holmes was also presented with the Grand Award for Electronic Media. “To receive recognition in eight categories represents the exemplary talent amongst our team members,” Director of Marking …Read More

DUI, domestic violence and other recent arrests

On May 23, 2017, Tony Fisher, a 36-year-old black male, was arrested for disregard for a traffic device, DUI (felony), and no driver’s license on Clark Road by Investigator Mark Hill. On May 23, 2017, Rashena Ickom, a 23-year-old black female, was arrested for shoplifting on Veterans Memorial Drive by Officer Chase Voyles. On May 23, 2017, Daryl Biggart Jr., a 38-year-old white male, was arrested for domestic violence (simple assault) on Bell Street by Capt. David White. Other recent arrests: On May 21, 2017, …Read More