Jury awards $250,000 to Choctaw County woman jailed without seeing a judge

A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial.The verdict included $200,000 in damages against Choctaw County Sheriff Cloyd Halford and $50,000 against the county. It was handed down... Read More.

Three cars set on fire in Winston County

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department is looking for answers after three cars on one property were burned.The sheriff’s department was dispatched to a fire at a home on Sylvester Hudson Road Mar. 13. When they arrived, they found three cars burned.Sheriff Jason Pugh says investigators are now looking for who is responsible.“The residence is at the end... Read More.

Two teens arrested for possessing handguns

Kosciusko Chief of Police Herbert Dew says his officers have arrested two teenagers in one month's timing for possessing handguns.According to Dew, the first incident happened Friday, Feb. 22 on Aponaug Rd. in Kosciusko.Officers received a call of a teenager walking down the road with a handgun. When an officer arrived, he asked the suspect if he... Read More.

KPD arrests one in connection with string of burglaries

One man is behind bars after a string of burglaries in Kosciusko.Kosciusko Chief of Police Herbert Dew said 43-year-old Tristan Martin was arrested on March 13 in connection with a burglary at a home on S. Natchez St.Dew said police were able to identify Martin with video surveillance from inside the home. After reviewing the video footage,... Read More.

Natchez Trace Festival Kickoff set for Friday, April 5

The countdown to the 50th Annual Natchez Trace Festival has begun.The kickoff for this year’s festival is set for Friday, April 5 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in front of the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Office on N Natchez Street.Several activities are planned to help kick off festival season.Hula hoops, jump ropes, a picture station, and balloon animals... Read More.

Company adding 100 jobs at Newton equipment plant

A company that makes tools used for mining and other projects is expanding its plant in Mississippi, adding 100 jobs.The Meridian Star reported The Weir Group plans to spend $15 million at its ESCO plant in Newton to add the positions.The Mississippi Development Authority said in a news release the increase will mean more than 400... Read More.

Reminder: Cheerleader fundraiser set for Saturday

A local cheerleader group has qualified for national competition.The Mid-South Extreme Mini Cheerleaders recently won a bid to attend the national competition in Fort Walton Beach, FL in April.To help fund the trip, the group is holding a fundraiser Saturday, March 16 at Kosciusko High School beginning at 10:30 am.The fundraiser will feature a performance from the... Read More.