A wrecked 18-wheeler has traffic blocked on Hwy 35 near the Attala-Leake County line. The truck ran off the road and into the ditch. Wreckers and other crews were on scene at the time of this report attempting to get the truck out of the ditch. A report from the scene said the wreck happened some time during the storm.
Strong winds Friday night caused damage throughout Kosciusko. Several trees were uprooted and some even snapped in half and fell across power lines. Most of the damage was around S Huntington, N Natchez, Lucas, Fairground, and Landrum Streets. No tornado warnings were issued for Attala County, so it’s likely the damage was caused by straight line winds.
A karaoke competition is returning to Family Night at this year's Natchez Trace Festival. Contest will be held on Friday Night, April 23 at 6:30 PM on E Jefferson Street near Craft Cleaners and the Moomba Area. First, second, and third place winners will receive cash prizes. The entry fee is $20. Entry forms can be found here. For more information,... Read More.
The Kosciusko High School choir recently participated in the 2021 MHSAA Choral Arts Festival. This year, in lieu of receiving a rating, the directors and students got to hear direct feedback from the judges. This was a unique and wonderful experience in which they received ample positive feedback. The students were honored to have a listener critique the performance directly,... Read More.
Attala County School District Superintendent Kyle Hammond will retire at the end of the school year. The following statement was sent to Breezy News from the the Attala County School Board: "The Attala County School Board met April 8th and accepted the resignation of Superintendent Kyle Hammond effective June 30, 2021. He will be retiring from public school education... Read More.
The Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center and North Central Planning Development Workforce Program have teamed up to provide employment training and paid work experience to students. NCPD will provide students with softskills training and job interview training. After the initial training, students will be placed in a paid internship based on their career goals. *Pictured are Jasmine Davis, Regina Allen (NCPD... Read More.
Another round of severe weather is expected to move through central Mississippi today. According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, the storm system could have damaging winds up to 80 mph, large hail up to baseball size and the possibility of tornadoes are possible. Multiple rounds of this this weather is expected starting Friday afternoon and ending Saturday... Read More.
Ten-digit phone dialing is coming to northern Mississippi. Customers in the 662 area code will have to start dialing that code plus the seven-digit phone number to complete local calls. Beginning April 24, customers can begin dialing 10 digits in the 662 code. That includes people in Southaven, Oxford, Tupelo, Columbus, Starkville, Greenwood and Greenville. Kosciusko and Attala County is also... Read More.
The petting zoo will once again be a featured highlight of the Natchez Trace Festival. G&J Traveling Petting Zoo will have all kinds of animals on display this year. The petting zoo will be set up at Choate's Stand during the festival beginning at 8:00 am. The 51st annual Natchez Trace Festival is set for Saturday, April 24 in downtown... Read More.
1,369,330 vaccines have been administered in Mississippi with 1,670,975 distributed. 8431 people have been vaccinated from Attala, 8421 people from Leake, 8625 from Neshoba, and 7689 from Winston county. Vaccines have now been distributed in multiple venues around the state. Governor Reeves announced vaccination eligibility has now expanded to ages 16 and over. Vaccines will be distributed... Read More.