From staff reports

12 weeks 6 days ago
Registration began May 19 and will continue until June 2 for the summer reading program sponsored by the Attala County Library and the Mississippi Arts Commission.  Theme for the program this year is “Fizz, Boom, Read,” and will involve books, programs, and fun activities that will include a performance by Mississippi Puppet...
12 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County Farmer’s Market officially opens at 7:30 a.m. Saturday  The market is at the intersection of Hwy 12 and 35 and will remain open until noon.  Vendors will provide locally grown produce.  “As we embark on this season, we would like to  remind you that our market is ‘certified’ by...
13 weeks 6 days ago
In response to the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 10, approximately 125 bags of canned food were collected for Helping Hands on rural and city routes of the Kosciusko Post Office. Carriers said this was the best collection they have made since they began the food drive in 2001. Postmaster Kendall Leforge (left) and postal...
13 weeks 6 days ago
The Kosciusko Whippets were eliminated from the Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night after a game 3 loss to Houston. Kosciusko led late in the game until the Hilltoppers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn the 4-3 win. Houston was up 2-0 after three innings, but Kosciusko bounced back with three runs in the fourth to take...
16 weeks 4 days ago
Workers with the City of Kosciusko spent much of Friday morning preparing the downtown area for The Natchez Trace Festival, which kicks off tonight with Moomba at 6 p.m. and a concert by Hunter and the Gators at 7 p.m. Both those events will take place near Renasant Bank downtown. Also tonight, Claude Julian's Clothing Company is hosting a...
17 weeks 6 days ago
In the last week, Kosciusko police have made several drug arrests. Captain Herbert Dew executed a traffic stop on April 10 on a vehicle for careless driving that led to the discovery of several grams of crack cocaine. The driver of the vehicle, Kenderich Peppers, was arrested and charged with careless driving, suspended drivers license, no...
18 weeks 6 days ago
Holmes Community College has been recognized as one of the top two-year colleges in the country and is now competing for a $1 million prize.  The Aspen Institute is seeking to reward the best of the best with its 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The Washington, D.C. based education and policy studies organization...
19 weeks 6 days ago
  Durant Excel by 5 Coalition received approval recently as a Candidate for Early Childhood Community with Mississippi Excel by 5, a non-profit organization dedicated to quality early learning for children ages birth to five.   State Director Bob Clay and Site Coordinator Kayla Beck presented Mayor Tasha Davis and Geraldine Sturgis...
20 weeks 6 days ago
Mississippi libraries will celebrate  National Library Week April 13-19 with the theme, “Lives change @ your library.” For the week week, the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week.   Libraries today are more than...
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