MEMA issues warning about a scam

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has issued a warning about an ongoing scam. In a Facebook post, the agency said scammers are claiming that FEMA is giving out $800 vouchers for disaster assistance. The post reads: "Currently, Mississippi is... Read More.

Karaoke competition returning to Natchez Trace Festival

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.

Whippets, Bulldogs, and Tigers advance in playoffs

Local basketball teams are moving on to the second round of the MHSAA playoffs. Kosciusko (boys) cruised by Ripley 55-47. The Whippets will play in the 2nd round Thursday at Yazoo City. McAdams (boys) advanced to the 2nd round with a blowout win over Sacred Heart 80-58. The Bulldogs will host Mounty Olive Thursday night. The Ethel Tigers (boys) also... Read More.

Mississippi Houses Votes to Overhaul Several State Taxes

The Mississippi House has voted to phase out most of the state's personal income tax, cut the grocery tax in half and increase many other taxes. House Bill 1439 passed 85-34 Tuesday. It will go to the Senate for more work in coming weeks. The bill would increase the general sales tax from 7% to 9.5%. It... Read More.

Mississippi House proposes several changes to state taxes

Mississippi House leaders are pushing to decrease some state taxes and increase others. House Bill 1439 would reduce the amount that people pay in the state personal income tax, and it would cut the 7% grocery sales tax in half. It would increase tax rates on a wide variety of items, including equipment for farms and machinery for ports.... Read More.

Former Whippets head coach resigns from current position

Legendary Mississippi High School football coach, and former head coach of the Kosciusko Whippets, Ricky Jo Black has resigned from Jackson Prep. Black made the announcement over the weekend. "Without question, the sun shines intensely and favorably on the football program at Jackson Preparatory School, and its roof needs no repairs," said Black in his resignation letter to Jackson... Read More.

Kosciusko Water & Light says the conserve water notice has ended

The conserve water noticed for the City of Kosciusko has ended. Kosciusko Water and Light released the following statement to BreezyNews Monday morning: On Friday, February 19, 2021, the Kosciusko Water & Light Plant issued a Water Conservation Request until Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM. At this time, Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM, Kosciusko Water &... Read More.

Mississippi Lottery adds $75M to state revenue since July

Mississippi has collected more than $75 million since July 1 from the state lottery. State law specifies that the first $80 million collected each budget year will go toward highway construction and maintenance, and the next $80 million will go to education. The budget year runs from July 1 through June 30. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is the private... Read More.