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1 week 3 days 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...
1 week 3 days 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...
1 week 3 days ago
Kosciusko resident John Morris Ward met with the Attala County Board of Supervisors Monday morning concerning 16th section land on which the Youth Center was established in the 1940s. Being the remaining member of the original committee responsible for establishing the Youth Center, Ward proposed that the board appoint a committee to govern...
2 weeks 3 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...
2 weeks 3 days ago
The 105th annual Central Mississippi Fair opened Saturday with a livestock competition and will continue throughout the week. The fair, which is sponsored by area businesses and organized by the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation and a group of area volunteers, features several exhibits inside the Attala County Coliseum as well as many...
2 weeks 4 days ago
With Kosciusko schools back in session for a week now, Superintendent Tony McGee said the school year has gotten off to a smooth start. “Everything has started smoothly,” McGee said. “Our administrators and teachers are already doing a fine job.” Two Kosciusko schools started the school year with new principals. John...
2 weeks 4 days ago
Some late summer cleaning at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center led some members of the Kociusko-Attala Historical Society to find a time capsule that was buried almost 100 years ago. Thomas Craft, a member of the historical society, said the capsule was almost trashed, but he accidentally opened it and found its contents to be...
2 weeks 4 days ago
A Wall of Fame has been initiated at the Attala County Library honoring those who have made a contribution to local and state libraries. The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System and its trustees hosted a reception at the Attala County Library Sunday afternoon honoring the charter inductees. Welcome to the program was given by Richard...
2 weeks 4 days 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...
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