A monument commemorating the War of 1812 will be unveiled in French Camp during the annual Frontier Day Celebration Saturday, May 11. Few Americans are aware that the town of French Camp on the Natchez Trace played a key role in the War of 1812. Prior to the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson staged his militia forces in French Camp, then returned to the community after the battle to rest and recuperate. Three wounded members... Read More.
Boswell Media’s Breck Riley has been elected to serve as President of the Louisiana-Mississippi AP Broadcasters and Media Editors Board of Directors for 2019 – 2020. Outgoing board president Brad Kessie of WLOX made the announcement at the annual Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors banquet in Jackson Saturday night. “The awards Breck Riley deservedly takes back each spring are a reminder his work with Boswell Media sets him apart from most journalists in our region,” said Kessie. “What... Read More.
Winners of the 2018 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors contest were announced Saturday at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. Dozens of AP-member newspapers and TV and radio broadcasters in both states submitted entries in the contest that honors the best in journalism in 2018. Boswell Media brought home four first place awards and five second place awards during the banquet. First place awards include Best Use of Sound, Best Public Affairs Reporting, Best Sports Story, and Best Radio Reporter. Boswell... Read More.
At 9:05 pm Attala Dispatch notified City and County Officers of a BOLO from Leake County. The BOLO was issued after a robbery was reported at the Dollar General in Singleton. Dispatch was advised that a black male approximately 6' tall wearing a blue jacket and a mask made his way into the store. In an update they reported that a second black male should be in the vehicle as well. The only description was that... Read More.
https://youtu.be/y1thYHK5s1c Leake Academy's Sydni Tangle hit a 3-point buzzer beater to give the Rebelettes a 38-35 win over Madison-Ridgeland Academy Tuesday night in the opening round of the MAIS Overall Tournament at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College. Listen to the Rebelettes throughout the tournament on Cruisin 98.3 (WKOZ) and online at Kicks96news.com. This video was captured by former Leake Academy basketball player Anna Evans. It has been used with her permission.The video has been combined with Boswell Media... Read More.
Boswell Media’s radio and online news teams have been nominated for numerous awards in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Professional contest. The WLIN/WCKK News Departments lead the way with seven nominations across four separate categories. Radio entries nominated for awards include a Use of Sound nomination for Kicks 96/WCKK News Director Mina Mooney’s coverage of a Union High School active shooter drill and a Public Affairs nomination for her... Read More.
Kosciusko Lady Whippet soccer player Mackenzie Alford committed to play for a local community college Friday morning. Alford will be continuing her soccer career at East Central Community College. As one of the team’s best mid-fielders, Alford served as team captain her senior season. In attendance for Alford’s commitment, which was held at the Kosciusko High School library, were several friends and members of her family. Pictured: KHS head soccer coach Greg Cooper, Oakley and Dawn Alford (parents), and Macie Alford (sister).