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2 weeks 4 days ago
A Kosciusko man drowned Thursday, July 3, while on an outing in Leake County with his son, daughter, and three friends. According to Leake County officials, Julius Joseph Reed, 41, was on a picnic with his daughter, Jersey Elizabeth Ann Reed; his son, Jonathan Wade Reed; and three of their friends on Pearl River abour three miles south of...
3 weeks 3 days ago
  The Attala County Library held its annual Water Works Day Monday afternoon. The event is a part of the Summer Reading Program. More than 150 children attended Water Works Day, which included watermelon, water balloons and a visit from a firefighter with the Kosciusko Fire Department who showered water on the children using the hose...
3 weeks 3 days ago
Selling fireworks is something 21-year-old Vincent Franks of Kosciusko has done for as long as he can remember. For most of that time, Chris Myer, his best friend since the third grade, has been right there selling the holiday explosives as well. Selling fireworks has become a tradition for members of the Franks family. Paul Franks, Vincent...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Three major hospitals have shown interest in leasing Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. MJMH Chief Executive Officer John Dawson told members of the Rotary Club of Kosciusko that University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic’s Hospital and Baptist Health Systems have all returned official letters of interest. “When we...
3 weeks 4 days ago
A couple from Carthage has been arrested in connection with burglaries that happened at three downtown Kosciusko businesses. The burglaries occurred early Saturday morning at Boyd’s Drug Store, Traditions and Trends and Dakota Rose Boutique. Erin Burnside, 30, was arrested  by Kosciusko Officer Jimmy Evans near the scene of the...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Kosciusko Water and Light should soon be moving to the Attala County Courthouse Square. General Manager Les Clark confirmed this week the KWL board had voted to purchase two pieces of property on the square. Both of the properties were formerly known as the Courthouse Square branch of M&F Bank.  “It is the location where the...
3 weeks 4 days ago
The Attala County School Board has named Culley Newman principal at Greenlee Elementary School following the resignation of Lilia Fisher last month. Newman is a former faculty member at McAdams and Ethel Schools. During the meeting the board also accepted some resignations and hired several for the upcoming school year.  Resignations...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Despite losing the Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate, Chris McDaniel did carry Attala County in the election last week. McDaniel garnered 1,235 votes to Cochran’s 1,064 in Attala County. McDaniel carried every precint except East, Newport and North East. Cochran had strong showings in those areas. After finishing behind McDaniel...
4 weeks 4 days ago
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