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2 weeks 4 days ago
An explosion that seriously injured an Ethel man last week has been confirmed as an accident related to fireworks. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said Tuesday that an incident on Attala Road 2101 on Nov. 23 was the result of a man experimenting with commercial grade fireworks. Sean Manning, 29, was seriously injured in the incident and...
2 weeks 4 days ago
Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko has announced  a new policy regarding flu vaccination for healthcare workers. The new policy, which will take effect Monday, Dec. 8, will require all staff who chose not to receive the free flu vaccination offered to all employees, contracted staff, and medical staff to wear protective masks...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Kosciusko Main Street sponsored Turkey Day on the square downtown Saturday morning. The event featured turkey calling, turkey tasting and turkey giveaways. Above, Franklin Kemp, left, and Jason Thayer showcase their turkey calling skills. Members of the crowd, which was estimated at around 100 people, attempt to catch small, rubber fowls that...
3 weeks 5 days ago
An event to show support for a local politician Thursday night brought out more than 100 Kosciusko-area residents as well as two powerful Mississippi elected officials. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Rep. Philip Gunn (R-Clinton) were two of the guests at a campaign fundraiser for Rep. Jason White (R-West) held in...
3 weeks 5 days ago
With the holiday shopping season officially getting its start this week, stores from across central Mississippi are vying for much needed dollars. Stores in the Kosciusko area are no exception, and one area official said shopping in Attala County during the holidays can have a major impact on the local economy. Tonya Threet, vice president of...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Two area high school students have helped a Kosciusko business to design a funky alternative to the typical holiday window display. Subrina Weatherby and Hannah Palmertree, seniors at Ethel High School, are also third-year marketing students in the career pathway experience at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center. Through their studies...
3 weeks 5 days ago
The Kosciusko Lions Club has launched its annual Christmas Basket Fund Drive and is now accepting donations toward a goal of $10,000. Dr. Stephen Rea is serving as chairman of the drive. The club plans to deliver 288 food baskets on Wednesday, Dec. 17.  Applications are now being accepted from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the RSVP office,...
3 weeks 5 days ago
A domestic dispute that led to the death of a Kosciusko man will be heard by the Attala County Grand Jury when it convenes in February. Police confirmed earlier this month that Joel McCarty was run over on Nov. 2 by his wife in the driveway of a home on Hillcrest Drive. McCarty died several days later in a Jackson hospital. No arrest has been...
3 weeks 5 days ago
The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen appointed two local citizens to committees at its meeting last week. “We have a couple of appointments we need to make,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “These folks will work hard, be active and do a great job.” Sue Culpepper was appointed to the Kosciusko Histotic Preservation Committee,...
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