The Kosciusko School District has hired Justin Hunter as its new head football coach. The school board approved the hire during a meeting Monday night. Hunter has spent the past six seasons as offensive coordinator at Pearl High School where he worked under former Kosciusko Head Coach John Perry. "Justin is one of the bright up and coming coaches in the state of Mississippi," said Perry. "He has been a vital part of the success we have had here at Pearl. I... Read More.
STARKVILLE – Mike Leach, a two-time national coach of the year, three-time conference coach of the year and the mastermind behind the NCAA record-setting “Air Raid” offense, has been tabbed as Mississippi State’s 34th head football coach, Director of Athletics John Cohen announced Thursday. “Mike Leach is a proven winner who has established a culture of excellence for nearly two decades as a head coach,” Cohen said. “An offensive genius and two-time national coach of the year, he has a... Read More.
A Mississippi man wanted for murder has been arrested. Rushaka Cobb was arrested Wednesday by tribal police in the Crystal Ridge portion of the Choctaw Indian Reservation. Cobb is charged with murder in the killing of Lee Hughes in Louisville. Police have yet to explain why they suspect that the 27-year-old Cobb shot and killed Hughes. The victim was found dead Monday inside a Louisville house. Louisville Police Chief Sean Holdiness says Cobb will be taken to Leake County, where he was earlier charged... Read More.
A Mississippi city hopes to attract a new health care provider to a closed hospital building that it now owns. WTOK-TV reports that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office transferred the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton to the city of Newton last week. The state took possession of the building after its former owners failed to pay property taxes. The hospital closed in 2015 after the federal government revoked the hospital's critical access designation, which provides higher payments for services. Newton Mayor... Read More.
On Dec. 21, 2019, the Leake County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Carthage Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, arrested Brzezinskir Henderson Sr. (41) for the murder of Gary (Butch) Harkins and the armed robbery of the Shell convenience store in Carthage. Harkins was murdered at a house on Griffin Lane south of Thomastown in Leake County on Sept. 14, 2019. The Shell station was robbed Thursday, Dec, 19. Henderson is currently being held in the Leake County... Read More.
Another exciting and competitive season of Kicks Picks Presented By Wheel-In Grocery of Carthage recently concluded. Mike Hatcher of Kosciusko was announced Friday as the winner of flat screen TV from Wheel-In Grocery. 2019 was the most played season in the 16 year history of Kicks Picks. Kicks Picks is a weekly high school and college football pick'em contest available on Breezynews.com and Kicks96news.com. Top Kicks Picks players of 2019: 1. Mike Hatcher Kosciusko 2. Ronald Ballard Kosciusko 3. Kevin Pullen Kosciusko T4. Darrin Pickett Philadelphia T4. ... Read More.