Update! The Town of Vaiden in Carroll County will be participating in Picking 35. Now the fun will start at Interstate-55 and end at Walnut Grove in Leake County. Over Sixty Miles of Treasures to be found now! If your are interested in cleaning out your garage, closet, storage shed, greenhouse, or selling anything at the PICKING 35 in April. Complete the form and bring to the Kosciusko Partnership in Kosciusko, Main Street Chamber in Carthage, or Town Hall... Read More.
A dispute between a husband and wife in Leake County took a fatal turn Sunday, leaving the woman dead and the man charged with murder. Around 10:49 a.m., Leake County deputies responded to the scene of a domestic dispute – shooting call at a residence on Midway Road in Leake County. Bill Stewart, 40, of 744 Midway Road, Carthage was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Leslie Lynn Stewart, 41. When deputies entered the home, the... Read More.
A Leake County man was charged with aggravated assault Friday after allegedly shooting another man during an argument. Willie Gates, 59, of 140 Hayes Street, Carthage, fled after the initial shooting Friday at a Harmony Road home and was arrested several doors down at a relatives home. James “Tony” Brown was treated at Baptist Medical Center Leake , for a gunshot wound, over the weekend. Leake County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the home Friday after a report that... Read More.
A state lawmaker and a business executive are the latest to enter the Republican primary for an open congressional seat in Mississippi. Kosciusko native Sally Doty is a state senator from Brookhaven. Morgan Dunn works for a health care consulting firm in Magee. The two women filed qualifying papers Monday to run in central Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District. Five Republicans are now in the primary. Republican incumbent Gregg Harper is not running this year, after a decade in office.... Read More.
Attala County and other parts of central Mississippi have now been placed under a Winter Storm Watch. Other counties in the Breezy News coverage area included in the warning are Carroll, Holmes, Leake, Madison, Montgomery, Neshoba and Winston. A Winter Storm Warning watch means snow, sleet and/or ice accumulation is possible in the watch area. After the precipitation moves through, frigid temperatures are expected to set in across the watch area from Tuesday – Thursday. Lows will fall well... Read More.
Two men are behind bars in Leake County after they broke into a home on Risher Road. The break in was reported when a UPS driver went to deliver a package to the home and found the door was standing open and a window pane in the door had been busted out. Stephen Pauley, 20, 10041 Hwy 427, Philadelphia and Nicholas Russell, 19, 26 Russell Road, Walnut Grove were arrested and charged with burglary of a dwelling. The two... Read More.
The next holiday travel enforcement period begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, and ends at midnight New Year’s Day. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it hopes the long weekend holiday period is a safe one. Troop H spokesman, SGT Andy West, says the long Christmas weekend in Mississippi was a good one from a law enforcement perspective. Troop H covers Lauderdale County, Clarke County, Jasper County, Smith County, Newton County, Scott County, Leake County, Neshoba County and Kemper... Read More.
The two winners from Wednesday’s “spin off” for Boswell Media’s Price the Prize game were at the Kicks 96 studio in Philadelphia and the Breezy 101 Studio in Kosciusko on Friday morning. Sherry Ballard of Kosciusko and Donna Pope of Carthage were the first place semi-final winners who moved on to the Price The Prize Grand Prize Finale. Both ladies guessed their best guess to get closest to the actual prize of the Grand Prize a Carnival Cruise for... Read More.
Leake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating suspect/suspects in recent Burglaries of Station Café in Thomastown, located at Highway 43 South. The café has been burglarized on two occasion from Dec 6th – Dec 15th. Items taken were currency, small refrigerator, microwave , and two cooking griddles along with a 22” Sanyo television. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case would be eligible for a reward. If you can assist helping identify these... Read More.
A Kosciusko man arrested on additional charges at the Leake County Regional Correctional facility when he was busted for drugs. Sammy Moore, 26, of Kosciusko was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana at a correctional facility. A search of Moore on intake at the facility resulted in the discovery of marijuana. Attala County authorities were transporting Moore to the facility for incarceration when officers discovered the drugs.
Prosecutors say a Mississippi man has been sentenced for second-degree murder in the shooting death of a co-worker. A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 37-year-old Christopher E. Lemon was sentenced on Nov. 30 to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in September. The release says Lemon was riding in a car with a co-worker in Leake County in 2014. He’d stolen a firearm from their employer’s store before getting into her vehicle. Lemon shot... Read More.
Johnny Pope defeated Sonya Nealy in the Leake County Justice Court Judge runoff election Tuesday night. The Leake County Circuit Clerks Office shows that Johnny Pope received 779 votes to Nealy’s 647. Pope will finish the unexpired term of Ken Adcock, who was elected to fill the seat of Leake County Circuit Clerk.