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A number of homes in the Kosciusko area got spruced up last week at the hands of 120 youth from Texas on a mission. The youth and leaders representing Central Texas Conference Youth Mission (CTCYM) arrived in Kosciusko Sunday and began work on Monday. They were from Acton UM Church, Granbury, Texas; China Spring UM, Waco; First United...
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The Star-Herald earned several awards in the Mississippi Press Association 2013 Better Newspaper Awards Editorial Division Contest. The awards were announced Saturday at a luncheon at the IP Casino and Resort in Biloxi. The Star-Herald earned one first-place award, for Best Front Page by Publisher James Phillips. The newspaper also received...
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Holmes Community College President Dr. Glenn F. Boyce informed the Holmes Community College Board of Trustees last week he would be stepping down June 30 to become the associate commissioner for academic affairs with the Institution of Higher Learning. “I’m honored to be given that opportunity,” Boyce said. “It would...
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Mayor Jimmy Cockroft and Board of Aldermen are urging Kosciusko residents to make the city more attractive and safe by cleaning up and eliminating clutter on properties. At the board meeting last week the mayor emphasized the importance of cleaning property around unoccupied dwellings, along with removal of abandoned vehicles with flat tires...
5 weeks 6 days ago
Two eyesores in downtown Kosciusko are becoming the focal point of a beautification effort in the city. Kosciusko Main Street is working to transform the former Alfa and City Cleaners buildings on Jefferson Street, which are both burnt out, into pocket parks. “To me it would be advantageous to the city because it would look a lot...
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Kosciusko police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a car theft last week. KPD received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence on Weatherly Street around 10:30 a.m. on June 9. Early the next morning, the Attala County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning an abandoned vehicle on Attala Road 4142, also...
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The 105th Central Mississippi Fair will take place in August, and organizers are in the middle of making plans for the event. Several fair volunteers met last week at the Kociusko-Attala Development Corporation office to discuss possible events for the 2014 fair, which will be Aug. 13-16 at the Attala County Coliseum. “The fair is...
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On June 11, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Central District Commissioner Dick Hall presented the City of Durant with a check for $348,000. It is the amount of the Transportation Alternatives Program Grant awarded to Durant for the renovation of the historic Durant Depot North Building.  Mayor Tasha Davis accepted on...
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