Central Electric’s Power Restoration Continues

Linemen from eight electric cooperatives in Mississippi are working to assist with power restoration to more than 1,500 members. The following is a breakdown of the outages by county: Attala County – 1 Kemper County – 0 Leake County – 309 Neshoba County – 1,162 Newton County – 53 Rankin County – 7 Scott County – 17 To report... Read More.
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Rebuilding Central Electric’s System is Underway

Due to tornadoes, strong thunderstorms and damaging winds on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Central Electric Power Association experienced sustained power outages in Attala, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin and Scott counties. CEPA promptly mobilized their field operations staff and are working to restore power. As of Saturday at 8:00 a.m., Central Electric Power Association has seven additional electric... Read More.
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Illegal Immigrant and Kosciusko Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Jose Luis Solorio Morales, 27, of Mexico, and Lee Morris Wade, Jr., 41, of Kosciusko, were sentenced Thursday by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III for their roles in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge... Read More.
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U.S. Army Field Band has an opening for vocalist and stringed instrumentalist

The U.S. Army Field Band is hiring. The position open is for a Vocalist and stringed instrumentalist. The ideal candidate is a great vocalist who can sing lead and harmony and is proficient on one or more of the following instruments: guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, lap steel, pedal steel, dobro, bass, etc. Duties will include performing as vocalist and... Read More.
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Special Announcement: Kicks 96 is temporarily broadcasting on Crusin 98.3 (Audio)

Due to a severe weather system that came through our listening area on Saturday morning the Kicks 96 tower site experienced severe damage. “I can’t tell you exactly what happened, but we do know we had an event that occurred there on Saturday. It is in sync with a line of thunderstorms that passed through the area,” said... Read More.
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Kicks Picks Grand Prize Winner and Top Players Announced

Another exciting and competitive season of Kicks Picks Presented By Wheel-In Grocery of Carthage recently concluded. Boswell Media would like to thank everyone for participating. Tommy Malone takes home a 43″ flat screen TV from Kicks96, Breezy 101, and Boswell Media Sports. Boswell Media Sports Broadcaster Melvin Wooten released the 2018 Kicks Picks top finishers for the season: 1. Tommy... Read More.
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Mississippi sawmill announces $40M expansion, 45 jobs

NEWTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sawmill will invest $40 million to increase production by 50 percent, with plans to hire 45 more workers. Michigan-based Biewer Lumber announced the expansion Tuesday at its Newton sawmill, a little more than a year after the company opened the facility. The expansion is projected to be complete by late... Read More.
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$50M teacher raise proposed by Bryant equals 3 percent boost

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The $50 million proposed by Gov. Phil Bryant for teacher pay raises over the next two years would boost overall teacher salaries by just under 3 percent, the Mississippi Department of Education says. Based on the 31,658 classroom teachers statewide in 2016-2017, the money would amount to a raise of $790 before taxes in... Read More.
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BLACK FRIDAY: Don’t be a victim

Crowded stores, people bumping into each other, plenty of distractions, a lot of credit cards being flashed and money changing hands. For most of us it’s the start of the holiday shopping season, but for pickpockets and identity thieves it’s like Christmas. Here is advice to keep your family, your packages and your credit safe. This advice is compiled... Read More.
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Thanksgiving travel enforcement enhanced

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is getting ready for the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period. It starts Wednesday at midnight and will go all the way through Sunday. Whether you're traveling by plane or by automobile there is an increase in traffic. The Thanksgiving holiday experiences more traffic congestion than any other holiday. State troopers will be looking for... Read More.
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Mississippi man charged with murder in death of 9-month-old

A Mississippi man is accused of killing a 9-month old boy. 18-year-old Tervonte Devon Alexander was arrested Friday in Carroll County and charged with the murder of 9-month-old Sawyer Jerrell Holston. Officials say Alexander was with the infant and his mother in Coila when someone called to report the boy wasn't responding. The boy was taken to a Greenwood... Read More.