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2 weeks 5 days ago
A McCool woman died after suffering injuries in a crash last week on Attala Road 5207.  At 9:51 a.m. on July 22, the Attala County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a single vehicle accident. The vehicle had hit a tree. MedStat and Attala County Fire were dispatched to the scene.  Two of the three passengers were airlifted to...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Autumn Lewis represented Attala County in the 65th Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant last week in Hattiesburg.  Lewis, a 2013 Kosciusko High School graduate, is studying pre-radiological sciences at Holmes Community College where she has earned a spot on the Dean’s List. She is also an ambassador, football and basketball...
2 weeks 5 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors is currently in the process of accepting letters of intent from healthcare entities interested in leasing Monfort Jones Memorial Hospital. According to the legal notice placed by the board in The Star-Herald, the lease would be for no more than 50 years, but may expire no earlier than 2036. Other minimum...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail is asking for help in finding the culprit in a number of break-ins and thefts in the area. On July 15, the home of Gay Carter on Highway 35 north was burglarized with two televisions, rings and other jewelry taken. On July 25, Carter reported to the sheriff’s department that the Carter home place, which was...
3 weeks 6 days ago
3 weeks 6 days ago
The annual sports challenge at the Central Mississippi Fair has been renamed as the Community Sports Challenge in an effort to get more participants. The event, formerly known as the Corporate Sports Challenge, is now open to any civic organization, small business or church group. “This is definitely a community friendly event and we...
3 weeks 6 days ago
Officials with the United States Postal Service spoke to Ethel residents Thursday concerning changing the hours at the Ethel Post Office. State postal officials said as long as Postmaster Van Cain remains in his position that hours will remain the same until Jan. 10, 2015. At that time, or if Cain leaves for any reason, the post office will...
3 weeks 6 days ago
A social media policy is now in place for members of the Kosciusko Fire Department. The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen approved the policy, at the request of Fire Chief Duane Burdine, during its meeting last week. “I think this is a good thing,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “This is something that I have been considering for any...
3 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Monday to inform the public of the intent of the county to issue bonds to pay for the new jail construction. Scott Pickle, the attorney for the county, said the resolution is needed any time that the county issues bonds. “This shows the county is within its debt limit and...
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