A man serving a seven-year sentence for aggravated assault in Leake County got a few hours of unauthorized freedom Thursday. Shunekndrick Huffman, 20, escaped from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County but was captured about two miles away, hiding in a dumpster... Read More.
School has just started but the state test scores are in-- for last year. And across Mississippi, the numbers are up for all subjects.The highest test scores among the local school districts were in Neshoba County, where 79 per cent of the students tested... Read More.
The 163rd Mississippi State Fair will feature favorite attractions-- and something new this year. Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson says the Great American Wild West Show has been added to the lineup. Gipson calls it "a high energy, exciting and entertaining western show" which has... Read More.
Most of the 98 medical marijuana dispensaries licensed in Mississippi so far appear to be local companies. At least they list Mississippi mailing addresses. But not all of them. A California company plans to open dispensaries in Biloxi and Gulfport and another has a... Read More.
Mississippi's new State Health Officer says it's a "high calling" to look after the public health concerns of 2.9 million people. Dr. Dan Edney says he wants to be a catalyst for change. And he says, in this state, change can't wait. Edney says... Read More.
The heat advisory for much of Mississippi including the local area has been extended through Thursday and an excessive heat warning has been posted for the Delta and the northern part of the state. Increasing humidity and temperatures in the 90s are expected to... Read More.
Several local troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop-D (Greenwood) have been promoted to Trooper First Class.Left to Right: TFC Jose Watson D-08, TFC Gary Liggins D-22, TFC Dillon Norwood D-27, TFC Kenneth Baron, II B-72, TFC Darren Johnson... Read More.
Several new laws are taking effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year.Teachers and assistant teachers will get pay raises.The state will start a four-year reduction of its income tax.Mississippi is becoming the final state... Read More.
Former Mississippi State football head coach and quarterback Rockey Felker will join the Boswell Media Sports broadcast team this fall.Felker will serve as color commentator/analyst for the East Central Community College football broadcasts on Cruisin' 98.3.
A trooper with the Mississippi Highway Patrol has been arrested on domestic violence charges in Kosciusko.Kosciusko Chief of Police RJ Adams confirmed to Breezy News that Trooper Jeff Watson was arrested and charged.Breezy News has learned that the arrest stems from an incident that... Read More.
The average gas price in Neshoba County has dropped almost four cents since Tuesday and Leake County has seen a smaller decrease as both counties fall in line with what gas is selling for in other parts of Mississippi. AAA says, in Leake County,... Read More.
The latest gas price spike is showing no sign of slowing down with Mississippi now seeing numbers on the pumps that we thought only happened in places like California. AAA says the statewide average price jumped almost five cents Sunday to just under $4.42. ... Read More.