Photo: Rainbow over southern Attala County

*User submitted photo. While the forecast calls for rain for much of this week, the sun broke through the clouds long enough this morning for this rainbow to appear over a cotton field on Center Road in southern Attala County.

Expert: Slow economic recovery for Mississippi amid virus

The state economist says Mississippi can expect a long, slow economic recovery from the shock of job losses and the steep decline in commercial activity tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Darrin Webb spoke to legislators Tuesday. He said that at the end of 2019, Mississippi’s gross domestic product was just short of the level it had been when... Read More.

Mississippi State University donates mask disinfectant to Kosciusko veterans home

The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), part of the Mississippi State University School of Engineering, designed and donated a sterilizer to the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, Miss., to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Researchers at Mississippi State University and MSU engineering students created the sterilizer to be able to disinfect personal protective equipment. The... Read More.

Oprah Winfrey gives grants to ‘home’ cities during pandemic

Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore; Nashville, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Kosciusko, Mississippi, where she was born. Locally, $115,000 will go to the Boys and... Read More.

Audio: MS House of Representatives Speaker pro tempore Jason White visits Breezy 101

District 48 Rep. Jason White visited the Breezy 101 studio Monday to speak with us about how coronavirus has affected this year's session of the Mississippi Legislature. Jason, who also serves as the City of Kosciusko board attorney, was elected speaker pro tempore in January. His district includes portions of Attala, Carroll, Holmes,... Read More.

Ethel High School Announces STAR Student

Madison Odom has been named STAR Student for the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.  (The purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students & teachers in Mississippi.) The Ethel High School senior will be... Read More.