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Placing a casket inside a wooden box may soon be prohibited in a city-owned cemetery.  The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen discussed the possibility of banning wooden boxes as outer-burial containers in a city-owned cemetery at its meeting last week. “Our cemetery department director has asked several times that we come up with...
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The Attala County Board of Supervisors received an update Monday from the county engineer concerning several road projects currently under way. “We have a lot going on right now,” County engineer Christian Gardner said. Gardner told board members that chip sealing (resurfacing) is currently taking place on County Line Road, Nile...
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Throughout National Library Week designated April 13-19, the Attala County Library will focus on the theme “Lives Change @ Your Library.” A number of events are planned for the observance and will be held in the library meeting room. On Sunday, 2-4 p.m. sixth generation Mississippi author Janice Tracy will introduce and sign copies...
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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...
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Before being elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, Rep. Jason White (R-West) had never stepped foot inside the Capitol Building in Jackson. White sees that as a positive. “I’m a country guy who grew up in Kosciusko,” White said. “My parents were not that active in politics, and I think that has helped me...
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FRENCH CAMP — A Minnesota family has spent its spring break biking on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Swansons, a family of four from St. Paul, made their way through French Camp Monday afternoon, stopping at the Council House Café for a quick meal before continuing their journey north along the Trace. “Ninety percent of...
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Medicine and more best describes Sullivan’s Discount Drugs and Gifts. In addition to getting prescriptions filled and buying other medical needs, customers may also find a gift for just about any occasion that might arise. Established as Sullivan’s Discount Drugs by Ronnie Sullivan in 1969, the store became Sullivan’s...
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The Friday kickoff of the 45th annual Natchez Trace Festival will serve as a sample of the activity planned for the event on Saturday, April 26. Beginning at 4 p.m. Friday on North Natchez Street across from the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation (KADC) office, there will be a festival atmosphere with music, food and fun for all...
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The Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciukso/Attala County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign last week. The One Campaign began last week with a special meeting of the OWBGC Board of Directors. The theme for the 2014 campaign is “Give Before You Get.” “The board is using this theme as an incentive for each...
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