Applications for the Boswell Media Mississippi Songwriter of the year 2020 are available now at Breezynews.com and on Kicks96news.com. The deadline to enter is today, Friday July 3. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Aug. 15 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... Read More.
(AP) — The state of Mississippi is officially ending Prohibition. New legislation signed by Gov. Tate Reeves allows possession of alcohol in all of Mississippi's 82 counties. It will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The current law stipulates that every county in Mississippi is a dry county. However, local governments can hold elections where residents can vote to allow spirits if they want. The new law will allow counties to do the opposite. All counties will automatically... Read More.
SNAP Benefits are coming. The Mississippi Dept. Human of Services announced that SNAP benefits will arrive July 15th. "We are working with our team that is creating the system to release Supplemental SNAP benefits to those who qualify as efficiently as possible." Benefits had been on hold awaiting FNS approval of emergency allotments. Approval has been announced.
Questions were asked throughout the day regarding the closing and reopening of McMillan Park following a sanitization process. Carthage Mayor Mary Ann Vivians has released the following announcement. "Due to the possible spread of the Coronavirus at McMillan Park last Saturday, the park was shut down and sanitized. We encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wash hands on a regular basis and wear a face covering. It is important to protect yourself and others." **As of late... Read More.
Today is Friday, July 3, the 185th day of 2020. There are 181 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett's Charge. On this date: In 1608, the city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain. In 1775, Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental... Read More.