12 hours 7 min ago
Patterson Jewelers has been a staple in downtown Kosciusko for more than 60 years.
The store, currently owned and operated by Jimmy and Paula Patterson, was opened in 1950 by Jimmy’s father, Jack Patterson.
Jimmy Patterson started helping around the store at a young age and went to his first jewelry school at 14.
12 hours 27 min ago
The Attala County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool for fighting drugs in the area.
Brock, a 2-year-old German shepherd, was recently purchased by the department and placed in the care of Deputy Scott Walters.
“A drug dog is not a cure all. Just because we have the dog, drugs are not going to disappear, Walters said....
12 hours 33 min ago
An abuse of prescription medication is the biggest drug problem in Attala County, according to recent comments by state and local law enforcement officials.
Jeff Killion, an agent with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, told members of The Kosciusko Rotary Club recently that the abuse of prescription pills is a problem in all communities...
12 hours 34 min ago
The Attala County Circuit Court held its “plea day” for the March court term last week.
Several offenders decided to enter a guilty plea, including:
• Donovan Love entered a plea of guilty for escape. He was sentenced to five years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). After serving two years he...
12 hours 58 min ago
Janice Dees was named by the Attala County School Board to fill the unexpired term of her late husband Rusty Dees at the group’s Monday night meeting.
Dees, who had served on the board since 2007, died Feb. 2.
Mrs. Dees will serve on the board until the general election in November when a replacement will be named. Mrs. Dees is...
3 weeks 1 day ago
With the re-appointment of Dr. Kenneth Quick to the Board of Trustees of the Kosciusko School District, he was sworn in by Supt. Tony McGee at the Monday night board meeting.
Doug Crosby presented 16th section matters. Other business included personnel. Resignations were accepted from Jordan Strohm and Tyler Peterson. Jessica Johnson was...
3 weeks 1 day ago
Teams provided by the asset mapping program of the Mississippi Development Authority visited Kosciusko and Attala County last Friday, made tours, and in the afternoon reported their findings to a group of business and community leaders at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center .
The event was sponsored by the Kosciusko-Attala...
4 weeks 12 hours ago
The Attala County Sheriff’s office is investigating a homicide following a welfare call Monday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. to the residence of 67-year-old Tony Blankenship on Highway 12 East, between Ethel and McCool.
Sheriff Tim Nail said Blankenship, who lived alone, died from apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy is being performed.
4 weeks 5 days ago
The project to bring a full campus of Holmes Community College to Attala County continues to move forward.
The campus will be located in the old Milwaukee Tool building in Kosciusko. College officials had hoped classes could start in the facility by August, but construction has been pushed back.
Nancy McRight, director of Adult Education/GED...