Some Mississippi schools are mask-optional amid COVID rise

(AP) Even as COVID-19 cases are increased rapidly in Mississippi, some school districts are saying masks will be optional for students, teachers and staff. Among the districts taking that approach is the state’s largest one, DeSoto County School District. Superintendent Cory Uselton says parents will decide whether their own children should wear masks in school. Districts in Lauderdale County will announce its mask policy during a special school board meeting Thursday, July 29. The Mississippi chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics... Read More.

Countdown to Kickoff: Kosciusko Whippets

This week on the Boswell Media Sports Countdown to Kickoff presented by Moore's Pharmacy : Kosciusko head football coach Casey Orr joins host Breck Riley to speak about the Whippets’ summer workouts, new playmakers on offense and defense, and the 2021 schedule. 2021 Kosciusko Whippets Football Schedule:  Aug. 27– at Yazoo County Sept, 3– vs Winona Sept. 10 – at Lewisburg Sept. 17  –... Read More.

Introducing the MaxxSouth Broadband News and Weather Center Podcast

You can now get the latest on central Mississippi news and weather sent directly to your phone with the MaxxSouth Broadband News and Weather Center Podcast. Anchored by award winning reporter Chris Davis, the podcast features news, sports, and weather stories from around central Mississippi, focusing on Attala, Leake, Neshoba, and Winston Counties. The podcast is available on multiple platforms and is updated every weekday morning. Audio files are also available on the front... Read More.

Countdown to Kickoff returning to Boswell Media Sports

The Boswell Media Sports Countdown to Kickoff is back for its fourth year. The Boswell Media Sports Countdown to Kickoff will feature interviews with coaches and representatives from the core group of schools covered by Boswell Media Sports. That group includes Kosciusko, Leake Academy, Holmes Community College, and East Central Community College. "After not having it last year due to COVID, we are very excited about the return of the Boswell Media Sports Countdown to Kickoff ”said Boswell Media Sports Director Breck... Read More.

Kosciusko native killed in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest with full military honors

A Kosciusko native who was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II has been laid to rest. 19-year-old 2nd class Charlton Hanna Ferguson was aboard the USS Oklahoma when the navy base was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. Ferguson and 429 other crewmen were killed when the ship capsized after being hit with multiple torpedoes. To identify Ferguson’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. He was... Read More.

Gilbert Barham benefit set for Saturday, July 17

A benefit for Gilbert Barham, long time Boswell Media Sports radio commentator for Leake Academy football, is set for this weekend. The event will be held at the Leake Academy cafeteria from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Chicken plates will be sold for $10. A silent auction will also be held. All funds will go towards medical expenses. For ticket information, call Madden Baptist Church at 601-267-1206 or Michelle McCann at 601-267-5734.

Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest set for Canton

The Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest is returning to Canton. WAPT-TV reports that the event — planned for Thursday through Sunday — will be its 36th year. A launch party is planned for Thursday at Canton's historic square. Jana Dear, executive director of Canton Tourism, says the event draws pilots and crewmembers from around the nation. It will include competitive balloon races, balloon glows, firework presentations, golf ball drop fundraiser, children’s activities, and food and entertainment. Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Chance, Gay,... Read More.