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5 hours 4 min ago
A group of bikers from Texas recently spent several days in central Mississippi, spreading a message of hope and love. Bikers from Beautiful Feet Ministries of Fort Worth, Texas, were in Kosciusko and surrounding areas Aug. 14-17 “fishing for me” during the bike rally in Sturgis. The group is coordinated by Kosciusko native Mike...
5 hours 8 min ago
Rick Edwards accepted the call to ministry at the age of 13. Since that time, he has seen his share of ups and downs, but he says God has been with him through it all. Edwards, 60, has been in Attala County for the past couple of weeks. Many area residents have probably seen him walking the streets, dressed in his chaplain uniform, at all...
5 hours 12 min ago
During a meeting last week, the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted to approve the city budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed expenses for the 2015 General Fund will be $4,467,915, which is down slightly from the 2014 budget. “That number is our proposed expenses,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “We do not expect to...
5 hours 13 min ago
Attala County residents had the opportunity to address a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission during a town hall in Kosciusko last week. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley spoke briefly before fielding questions from citizens during the 1-hour forum held at the Attala County Courthouse. “I...
6 days 4 hours ago
In keeping with recent years, the 105th Central Mississippi Fair closed Saturday night with what organizers termed “successful” in attendance and participation in events. Figures at the gate showed 5,200 entered Wednesday through Saturday with that number holding steady with past years, according to Greg Cooper, with the Kosciusko-...
6 days 4 hours ago
More than 100 cyclists converged on downtown Kosciusko Saturday morning for the Little Mountain Ride. The ride, sponsored by the Tour D' Attala Biking Club, raised funds for the Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund. The fund is administered by The Friends of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Organizers estimate $5,000 was raised Saturday. The ride, in...
6 days 4 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,...
6 days 4 hours ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors received one bid from a health care provider interested in a long-term lease of Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. Scott Pickle, attorney for the county, said Wednesday morning Jackson-based Baptist Health Systems, was the only health care provider to answer the advertisement for leasees when they were due...
6 days 5 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...
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