From staff reports

12 weeks 1 day ago
William Walter Dodd, the first representative from Attala County in the Mississippi Legislature, was a very prominent plantation owner.  The William Dodd Cemetery is located on the old Dodd home place five miles south of Kosciusko off Highway 35.  Having the notoriety of naming the town of Kosciusko after Polish General Tadeusz...
13 weeks 15 hours ago
The home of Clay and Summer Ferguson was destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning. A report of a fire at the home, located in the Tracewood subdivision near Kosciusko, was called in around 7 a.m. Attala County Fire and Rescue was in charge of the scene, while the Kosciusko Fire Department also responded to the blaze. According to reports, the fire...
13 weeks 1 day ago
The Ethel Lady Tigers have started off the young season with four straight victories with wins over French Camp, McAdams, Winona and Kosciusko.  Ethel defeated French Camp in Kosciusko on August 17 by a score of 11-6.  The McAdams Lady Bulldogs visited the Lady Tigers on Thursday and fell in the region contest 26-0.  On Saturday...
14 weeks 18 hours ago
The Kosciusko Police Department, in a joint investigation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have made two arrests in connection with the burglary that took place at Central Mississippi Firearms on July 28, 2014.  Approximately 40 firearms were taken during the burglary.  Corey Hughes and Estell Cook,...
14 weeks 18 hours ago
Construction on a new Holmes Community College facility in Kosciusko will begin in less than 30 days. Brookhaven-based Paul Jackson & Son submitted the winning bid last week. The company has 30 days from the day of the bid being accepted to begin work on the project. After construction begins Paul Jackson & Son will have 180 days to...
14 weeks 6 days ago
More than 200 cyclists are expected in Kosciusko Saturday morning for the Little Mountain Ride. The ride, sponsored by the tour D' Attala Biking Club, will raise funds for the Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund. The fund is administered by The Friends of the Natchez Trace Parkway. This year the national group, Adventure Cycling Association...
15 weeks 1 day ago
Funds totaling $1,825.50 were added to the fund for the operation of Helping Hands Ministry following a barbecue, silent auction and talent show held in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. Churches throughout the area sold tickets and items were donated for the auction. Vocalists  and instrumentalists provided the...
15 weeks 1 day ago
Dr. Perry J. Lishman, a Kosciusko resident who had worked at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital and Kosciusko Medical Center, died in a single vehicle accident last week. On Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 1:40 p.m., the Natchez Trace Parkway Communications Center received notification of an accident with fatality near milepost 146, near Kosciusko. U.S. Park...
15 weeks 1 day ago
There were 65 4-H/FFA members from across the state exhibiting 165 animals at the Central Mississippi Fair Livestock Show.  Tyler Braud, an Animal Science Major at MSU,  judged cattle, goats and lambs. Melanie Kiani, Scott County 4-H Agent, judged poultry. Overall Champion Steer – Savannah Sweatman from Hinds County 4-H...
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