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4 weeks 1 day ago
“Fellas and Flappers,” The Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary Annual Charity Ball will be held Saturday, March 29, at the Attala County Coliseum beginning at 6:30 pm.  Dr. Don Weaver and Mrs. Parks Cadman Porter (Anne) have been named King and Queen of the Court.  Activities include the presentation of the court, silent auction...
4 weeks 1 day ago
A request to use the Attala County Coliseum by a local agency sparked debate during the Monday meeting of the Attala County Board of Supervisors. District 1 Supervisor Eddie Womble, the current board president, said he had received a request from RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to use the coliseum as a backup venue for an event on...
4 weeks 1 day ago
A Louisiana native was found guilty of armed robbery by an Attala County jury Thursday. Jennifer Lee Hoffman was sentenced to the minimum sentence of three years in prison by Circuit Judge Joey Loper immediately following the verdict. “This was the most unsympathetic victim I have ever seen, and the witnesses with the exception of...
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The Attala County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for several stolen items after a rash of recent thefts.  The following are items reported stolen from a residence Highway 19 South on March 13: • 16 ft. Tandem Axle Trailer (Black in Color)  • Bundle of 250 Ft Water Pipe • Septic...
5 weeks 1 day ago
Veterans in Attala County and the area are honored year-round, not just during the annual Aisle of Honor on Memorial Day and Veterans Day held at Parkway Cemetery. A wall of honor with 696 names of veterans is on display at the Veterans Affairs office in the extension service building on Fairground Road. Melvin Gibson, the Veterans Affairs...
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The Kosciusko School Board swore in two members during a special called meeting Thursday. Jenny Bailey Jones was sworn in as a new member.  “We are excited about Jenny joining our board,” Kosciusko Schools Superintendent Tony McGee said. “She works in education at Holmes Community College, she has children in our...
5 weeks 1 day ago
  An official with the Mississippi Department of Transportation has confirmed the agency is performing traffic studies at an intersection in Kosciusko, which was the site of a fatal crash two weeks ago. Jason Scott, public information officer for MDOT, said the group will assess information regarding the intersection of Highway 35 and...
5 weeks 1 day ago
After comparing two different firms over the last couple months, the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted last week to hire Oxford-based Slaughter and Associates to facilitate a new comprehensive plan for the city. Slaughter and Associates is an urban planning firm, which has provided planning work for cities in Mississippi since 1991. The firm...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Patterson Jewelers has been a staple in downtown Kosciusko for more than 60 years. The store, currently owned and operated by Jimmy and Paula Patterson, was opened in 1950 by Jimmy’s father, Jack Patterson. Jimmy Patterson started helping around the store at a young age and went to his first jewelry school at 14. “They didn...
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