Escapee caught in Attala County sentenced to 21 months in prison

Roger Stokes, 36, of Walnut Grove, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to 21 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for escaping from federal custody, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and U.S. Marshal Mark B. Shepherd of the United States Marshals Service. Stokes was previously convicted of illegal... Read More.

Holmes CC on-campus registration set for Aug. 13 – 15

On-campus registration for fall 2019 semester at Holmes Community College will be held Aug. 13 - 15. Classes are offered in various formats, including: face-to-face (on campus day and evening), hybrid (online convenience + face-to-face), eLearning (online via the Internet), 2-week Short Term, 4-week short term and 8-week Short Term. Holmes also offers placement testing. On-Campus Registration dates are: Goodman... Read More.

Happening today: Ethel High School student ID pictures

Ethel High School will be taking student ID photos July 22-26 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. All students in grades 7-12 are required to attend and have a photo taken for their school ID. IDs will be needed once school starts for the upgraded security measures. Contact the Attala County School District Office (662-289-2801) for more information.

Today in history: July 23

Today is Tuesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2019. There are 161 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 23, 1999, space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world's most powerful X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight. On this date: In 1829, William Austin Burt received a patent... Read More.

Attala County Republican and Democratic sample ballots for August primary election

Before you head to the polls to vote in the August 6 Democratic and Republican Primary elections, take a look at the sample ballots provided to Breezy News by Attala County Circuit Clerk Wanda Fancher. State races on the ballot will include governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, and several others. Locally, voters will vote in... Read More.