A word from Dr. Wallace in Kosciusko

I am writing this letter as a matter of public health.  I am prayerful that my decision to share my private health information will have an impact on the decisions you make going forward.  As you all know, our community, nation and world are in the middle of a pandemic:  the current coronovirusor COVID-19 outbreak.  I began experiencing sore throat, headache and shortness of breath on Monday, March 23.  I... Read More.

Social Security Administration announces restrictions at local offices

The following is a press release from the Social Security Administration: All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services. Local offices will direct the public to access www.socialsecurity.gov for business that can be conducted online. Local offices will focus on specific... Read More.

Boswell Media nominated for several LA-MS Associated Press Awards

Boswell Media’s radio and online news coverage has been nominated for numerous awards in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Professional contest. The WLIN/WCKK News Departments leads the way with seven nominations across six separate categories. Radio entries nominated for awards include two Use of Sound nominations for WLIN News Director Breck Riley’s coverage of the Veterans Day Aisle of Honor and a surprise military homecoming. For the fourth year in... Read More.

Mississippi Public Universities modify class schedules in response to coronavirus

Mississippi’s eight public universities have modified the schedules for the spring semester classes to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus. “The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are paramount,” said Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., Commissioner of Higher Education. “Our universities are modifying the schedules for the spring semester out of an abundance of caution.” All eight universities, including Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University,... Read More.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Neshoba and surrounding counties

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Neshoba and other counties in the Kicks96 News coverage area. Other counties covered in the watch include Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Winston. The watch is in effect until 7:00 pm tonight. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for strong to severe thunderstorms in the affected areas. Continue to monitor Kicks96news.com and other weather outlets for updates on this weather system.