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5 weeks 5 days ago
Letters of intent from healthcare providers interested in leasing Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital are due Tuesday, which has led the Attala County Board of Supervisors to set up two meetings for next week. Supervisors set a meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m. to discuss amongst themselves the options regarding the hospital, while the...
5 weeks 5 days ago
A special school board election to fill two positions on the Attala County School Board will be held with voting to take place at the General Election on Nov. 4. The positions to be filled are for district three and five. In district 3, Janice Dees has been  serving the unexpired term of her husband, Rusty Dees, who died in February. In...
5 weeks 5 days ago
Attala County School District Superintendent Bryan Weaver reported “good turnout” for parent night and open house at schools as preparations were winding down for the opening of school on Wednesday. At the Monday night meeting of the board, substitute teachers, bus drivers, purchase of two new buses, approval of athletic schedules...
6 weeks 4 days ago
Since the 1800s, the courthouse square in Kosciusko has been a hub of activity for central Mississippi, earning the location its nickname of the “Beehive of the Hills.” In recent months, a resurgence in activity on the square has taken place after the opening of several new businesses. In late 2013, many area residents felt the...
6 weeks 4 days ago
The transformation of two burned out buildings in downtown Kosciusko into two colorful pocket parks is nearing completion.  Volunteers with Kosciusko Main Street and city workers have spent several hours over the last week working on the parks, which are located inside the old Alfa and City Cleaners buildings on Jefferson Street. Old...
6 weeks 4 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...
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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...
6 weeks 4 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...
6 weeks 4 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...
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