Teacher aide charged with sexual battery of student in Leake County

The Leake County Sheriff’s Office has charged a teacher aide with sexual battery of a vulnerable person. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner said "approximately two weeks ago Superintendent of Education Billy Mack Wilbanks received a complaint of a teacher aide possibly having an improper relationship with a 16 year old student." An investigation was opened by the Leake County... Read More.

Central Electric’s Power Restoration Almost Complete

Central Electric would like to thank: Alcorn County EPA, North East EPA, Natchez Trace EPA, Tallahatchie Valley EPA, Coahoma EPA, Tishomingo County EPA, Yazoo Valley EPA, and Northcentral EPA for their assistance in rebuilding our power system. Outages have been reduced to approximately 194 members. The following is a breakdown of the outages by county: *Attala County – 1 *Kemper County... Read More.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cruisin for a Cure weekly schedule of events

The entire month of October, Boswell Media and the American Cancer Society will be “Cruisin for a Cure.” Throughout the month, the pink “Cruisin for a Cure” truck will travel to local schools, events, and businesses in Attala, Leake, and Neshoba counties to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone that makes a donation to the American Cancer... Read More.

Update: Burglary suspect arrested in Hinds County

Update: A man wanted for burglaries in several counties is behind bars. Mark Townsend was arrested Monday by US Marshals in Hinds County. Townsend was wanted in connection with a stolen boat and trailer in Attala County. He was also wanted for burglaries in Carroll, Montgomery, Monroe, and Yalobusha Counties.   10-18: Authorities are asking for help in locating a suspect considered... Read More.

Driver’s license stations in Philadelphia and Walnut Grove closing Wednesday

Driver's license offices are closing for one day this week in 12 cities in northern and central Mississippi. The Department of Public Safety says this is happening Wednesday. Workers in the offices will have annual training to learn about updates to the driver's license system. The driver's services office will be closed at the department's headquarters in Jackson, as... Read More.