Follow Scott Central football on 98.3 FM

Boswell Media Sports is proud to announce that Scott Central Rebel playoff football can be heard on 98.3 WKOZ-FM. The games will also be available via audio stream at and “Scott Central has had a fantastic season and we’re excited to provide a way for Rebel fans to follow their team throughout the playoffs,” said Boswell Media President Johnny Boswell. The Rebels finished the regular season as champions of Region 4-2A with a 10-1 record. The team will… Read More.

Small decrease expected for Mississippi budget next year

Mississippi is on track to have a slightly smaller budget in the coming year, reflecting caution about the state economy. Top lawmakers met Wednesday and set an estimate that the state will have $5.6 billion available to spend during fiscal 2019, which begins July 1. That is $1.5 million less than the estimate for the current year. State economist Darrin Webb says Mississippi continues to lag behind the nation in economic growth. Lawmakers will use the revenue estimate as a… Read More.

Choctaw woman found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon

Ida Mae Sam, 56, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was found guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. The verdict was announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze. A jury returned the guilty verdict against Sam for assaulting another Choctaw member with a deadly weapon (a knife) on April 25, 2015, causing three separate stab wounds to the right forearm of the… Read More.

MS Public Service Commission launches “No-Call” app to crack down on telemarketers

The Mississippi Public Service Commission now has another way to combat telemarketers. The PSC No-Call App launched Wednesday. The app, which is the first of its kind, aims to make it easier to report telemarketers by allowing users to copy and paste the phone number into the app and then report it. The app also allows users to register landline and cell phone numbers to the no-call list. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said the more people report… Read More.

Meridian residents indicted for employing illegal workers

Three Meridian residents have been indicted for employing illegal workers at a Meridian restaurant. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, in a news release Tuesday, said 60-year-old Guo Guang Lin, 35-year-old Cheng Lin and 33-year-old Yan Fei Tang have been charged with wire fraud and harboring and shielding people who’ve entered the country illegally. The Lins are legal residents; Tang entered the country illegally from China. All live in Meridian. Each appeared Tuesday at an arraignment hearing. The trial is set for… Read More.

Kosciusko police searching for counterfeiting suspect

The Kosciusko Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for using counterfeit money. The counterfeit checks were used at Rickey’s Quick Stop on Hwy 12 E in Kosciusko on Oct. 13 and Oct. 28. Anyone that can identify this subject (pictured below) is asked to call Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355- TIPS (8477) or the Kosciusko Police Department at 662-289-3131. There is a $2500.00 reward available for any tip leads to an arrest…. Read More.

Josh Jolly “It Ain’t Easy” now available on iTunes and Spotify

Josh Jolly’s “It Ain’t Easy” is now available for purchase. The 2017 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year award winning song can be found both on iTunes and Spotify. The song is also available on YouTube. “It Ain’t Easy” was recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL at the legendary Wishbone Studios. Several icons in the music industry worked on the song inlcuding Clayton Ivey(Roy Orbison), Travis Wammack (Little Richard), Mike McGuire (Shenandoah), Billy Lawson (Engineer, Producer, Singer/Songwriter, Tim McGraw, Sammy Kershaw, Lee… Read More.

Return to Redbud Springs celebrates Mississippi and Natchez Trace (video)

Kosciusko celebrated Mississippi’s 200th birthday Saturday with the living history event “Return to Redbud Springs.” The festival was held mostly on S Natchez Street in downtown Kosciusko, site of the original Natchez Trace. The morning began with a parade featuring with re-enactors portraying an old timey drum corps and military unit. Opening ceremonies were held at Redbud Springs Park and featured speeches from Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft, Natchez Trace Parkway Superintendent Mary Riser, and President of the Natchez Trace Parkway… Read More.