MS Songwriter of the Year 2019 applications available now (video)

Applications for the Boswell Media Mississippi Songwriter of the year 2019 are available now on and year’s event is set for Saturday, June 29 at the Skylight Grill in downtown Kosciusko.The top 15 finalists will perform their chosen song that night for a chance to win a weekend in Muscle Shoals, AL.The winning song will be professionally recorded and produced at Wishbone Studio and then played on air across the Boswell Media family of stations.The 2019... Read More.

Drugs, DUI and other arrests in Leake County

Charles L Blair, 42, 10161 Road 3405, Philadelphia, driving under the influence (DUI) other substance, following too closely, MHPAngela R Cumberland, 51, 533 Blount Street, Philadelphia, capias – possession of marijuana, capias – possession of oxycodone, capias – possession of meth, capias – possession of acetaminophen, capias – possession of amphetamine, capias – possession of diazepam, Leake Co. Sherriff’s Dept

DUI, marijuana and other arrests in Neshoba County

Robert Earl Fulton Jr., 39, 297 Burgundy Dr, Columbus, driving under the influence (DUI) 1st offense, suspended drivers licenseApril Johnson, 48, 205 County Line Street, Philadelphia, contempt of courtWesley Miles, 22, 11631 Road 383, Philadelphia, contempt of court, open container violation

Lawmakers pass bill requiring school shooter drills

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill meant to make Mississippi schools safer from mass shootings, including mandatory twice-yearly active shooter drills and a threat-reporting mechanism to be monitored by the state Department or Public Safety.The House voted 78-32 to approve changes made by the Senate to House Bill 1283 . The measure was held for the possibility of more debate by representatives unhappy that senators stripped out provisions for mental health... Read More.

ECCC Encore Players to Present ‘Freaky Friday’ March 29-April 2

The East Central Community College Encore Players will present “Freaky Friday” March 29-April 2, 2019.Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. Matinees will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, and 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 1-2. All performances will be held in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus.Tickets are $10 each for the evening performances and the Sunday matinee. Matinees on April 1-2 are $5. Tickets... Read More.

Local student graduates basic training for U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman James B. Woitt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through... Read More.

Choctaw Police Officers respond to bank robbery

Tribal schools were placed on lockdown as Choctaw Police officers searched for a bank robbery suspect Tuesday.Tribal Officials said Choctaw Police responded to a robbery at Trustmark Bank – Choctaw Branch located at the Choctaw Town Center, Tuesday March 19.According to Tribal Officials the suspect fled on foot forcing a lockdown of nearby tribal schools in the area.Choctaw Police apprehended the suspect and one accomplice, both are in custody.The robbery is under investigation.

Two Tribal Schools evacuated after bomb threat

A  bomb threat was made against several tribal schools Tuesday.A statement released by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Offices indicated that two Choctaw Tribal elementary schools received bomb threats Tuesday morning, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.Tribal Officials said that "per protocol both schools were immediately evacuated and students bused to a secondary location where parents were allowed to pick up their child(ren). Student and staff safety are the number one priority and therefore all threats are taken seriously.... Read More.