Who is the most famous person from MS? TN? Breck and Kel debate on GMK (audio)

With March Madness in full swing, the good folks here at “Good Morning Kosciusko” decided we needed a bracket of our own to fill out. We wanted to have a Final Four and an Elite 8 for all things Mississippi. With a new museum planned to honor  Mississippi’s contribution to the arts, we decided to name the top notable residents of the state and the top movies filmed/set in the state. Kel McDowell from the Kosciusko Attala Partnership also stopped by this morning to help …Read More

Firefighters battle Leake County Wildfire

Mississippi Forestry Commission Wildland firefighters, and Leake County firefighters responded to a wooded area near Coosa Road in the Edinburg Area in Leake County that was on fire. Leake County and MFC Firefighters battled the fire for several hours Thursday night. Four MFC bulldozer crews plowed a fire lane around the wildfire. The burn area was estimated to be 300+ acre in Leake County. As of midnight last night, the blaze was 100% contained. MFC Wildland firefighters monitored interior burning and watched for spot fires throughout …Read More

Kosciusko native named to Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience HOF

Kosciusko native Oprah Winfrey is one of the first 18 members of a hall of fame at a Meridian museum that will honor arts and entertainment in Mississippi. The $50 million Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, projected to open early next year, will include exhibits, performance spaces and a recording studio. Leaders hope the museum will attract 150,000 visitors a year. Other honorees include artist Elvis Presley, William Faulkner and B.B. King, Walter Anderson, actor Morgan Freeman, author John Grisham, bluesman Robert Johnson, puppeteer Jim …Read More

County officials urge residents to sign up for Code Red Weather Alerts

With spring time being a prime time for severe weather in Mississippi, Attala County officials are urging residents to sign up for Code Red Weather Warnings. The warnings will send users phone calls, text messages, and/or email alerts for tornadoes, flash floods, and other emergencies. According to Attala County Emergency Management Director Danny Townsend, the Code Red system is used by a number of counties throughout the state. During the March 20 meeting of the Attala County Board of Supervisors, the board approved funding to …Read More

Reminder: American Red Cross to install smoke detectors in McCool homes this weekend (audio)

Due to the numerous house fires in Attala County this winter, the American Red Cross will be installing smoke detectors in several homes throughout Attala County. Emergency Management Director Danny Townsend said volunteers with the ARC will install approximately 150 smoke detectors to homes in McCool on Saturday, March 25. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of every five house fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms. Since the beginning of December, there have been six deaths in …Read More

AL and MS police want man who escaped jail, Reward offered

Police in Alabama and Mississippi are looking for a man who escaped March 4 or 5 from a Mississippi jail, and for his girlfriend. Authorities tell news outlets that Jermaine Butler chiseled his way out of the Hinds County jail with two other inmates, who have since been recaptured. Federal marshals say Butler’s girlfriend, Shaniqua Williams, is a person of interest. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police Lt. Teena Richardson says that city wants Butler and Williams because they failed to show up in court on unrelated charges. …Read More

Attala County Library upgrades children’s area with new furniture

Children visiting the Attala County Library can now read in comfort. The Friends of the Attala County Library recently purchased new, colorful, child-friendly furniture for the children’s area. The library also added new reading nooks where children can sit and read. Children are encouraged to visit the new area to get their first library card. Parents needs to bring the child and the child’s social security card to register for a library card. For more information, call 662-289-5141 or visit the Attala County Library on …Read More

Strong storms possible this weekend

The National Weather Service in Jackson is warning residents of central and southern Mississippi to be prepared for heavy rain and strong storms this weekend. Heavy rain, large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes are all possible with this weather system. All counties in the BreezyNews coverage area are at risk for storms. The severe weather is expected to impact western portions of the state late Friday then move into central MS Saturday morning. Residents in the path of the storms should have an emergency …Read More

Sign up now for 40th annual Renasant Bank Run

Sign up is under way for the 40th Annual Renasant Bank Run. The 5K run/walk and the one mile fun run are set for the morning of April 29 to kickoff the Natchez Trace Festival. Pre-registration should be completed no later that Friday, April 21. Race day registration begins at 6:30 am in front of Kosciusko City Hall. Race packets will be available Monday, April 24 at Renasant Bank at 221 E Washington Street. More information, maps, and entry forms can be found here.

KAP Garden Seminar set for April 22

The Kosciusko Attala Partnership will present the third annual Kosciusko Garden Seminar Saturday, April 22. This year’s event will be held in at the Kosy Pocket Park from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Special guests at this year’s seminar include Dr. Cindy Ayers and TV personality Rebecca Turner. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the KAP office. For more information, call the Kosciusko Attala Partnership at 662-289-2981.  

Junior Auxiliary Week set for April 2 – 8

The City of Kosciusko has declared the week of April 2 -8 to be Junior Auxiliary Week. Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft announced the proclamation at the beginning of Tuesday night’s meeting of the board of aldermen. That week will kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. JA representatives in attendance at the meeting said the group has projects planned for that week and throughout the month of April to bring awareness to child abuse. Visit the Junior Auxiliary of Kosciusko on Facebook for more information.

Long Creek Elementary announces honor roll students

Long Creek Elementary school has announced honor roll students for the third nine-weeks of the school year. Superintendent’s Honor Roll First Grade: Maliyah Harris, Jayden King, Kimaria Lewis, Jazmin Lopez, Christian Seawood, Jeremiah Triplett, Jimari’a Wilson Second Grade: Derrell Canada, Jamya Gibson, Ja’Niah Greer, Caden Smith Fourth Grade: Jamaya Johnson, Kielan Sanders Fifth Grade: Carissa Archer, Daniell Smith Sixth Grade: Marcus Ball, Omari Barron-Hampton, Alyssa Newsome, Willie Perteet, Jailynn Riley, Braxton Zollicoffer Principal’s Honor Roll Kindergarten: Alisseya Ball, Marcos Ball, Barry Brewer, Maliyah Dawson, Kelis …Read More