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Cyclists are becoming more and more frequent at the Kosciusko Museum/Visitor Center on the Natchez Trace Parkway. One group of cyclists stopping for a rest at the facility last week was a family from south Louisiana. The Soileau family from Deville, La., were at the visitor center Wednesday afternoon, taking a break from their trek from...
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“To ride the routes that our ancestors followed…and to remember.”    These are two of many reasons members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Trail of Tears Bike Team say inspires them to ride their bicycles from Mississippi to Oklahoma the past two years. On this third year, some of the members may be different,...
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Several drug arrests were made in Kosciusko and Attala County in a two-day span last week. Deputies with the Attala County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sallis man on June 5 after serving an unrelated warrant and finding 21 marijuana plants at his residence on Attala Road 4127. Mickele Roby, 25, was taken into custody and charged with...
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Two Kosciusko schools now have new principals. The Kosciusko School Board voted Monday night to move Principal John Mark Cain from Kosciusko Middle Elementary School to Kosciusko High School. Cain will replace Jonathan Carnes at the high school. Carnes, who has been principal at KHS for several years, has accepted a job within the district as...
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Voter turnout for the June 3 Mississippi Primary Election was higher than expected in Attala County. There were a total of 2,795 ballots cast in the Republican and Democratic primaries, which Attala County Circuit Clerk Wanda Fancher said was a high number. “Considering there were no local elections, I think that turnout is higher than...
7 weeks 6 days ago
Chris McDaniel carried Attala County Tuesday in the Republican U.S. Senate primary election with 53 percent of the vote. McDaniel finished the day with 990 votes in the county, compared to Thad Cochran's 869 and Thomas Carey's 17. The GOP Senate race is headed for a runoff election in three weeks between Cochran and McDaniel. In the...
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A car accident early Thursday morning led Attala County law enforcement to a search for two suspects who had reportedly stolen the crashed vehicle. The accident was reported on Sand Road at 7:22 a.m. with Attala deputies, Attala Fire and Rescue and MedStat EMS arriving on the scene minutes later to find the occupants had left the car. A male...
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The Attala County Board of Supervisors made decisions Monday on two major concerns in the county. During their meeting Monday, supervisors voted to approve a new set of architectural plans for the construction of a new Attala County Jail. The new plans were necessary after bids on the project were much higher than expected when they were...
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Two teenagers are in police custody after being charged with armed robbery related to an incident early Friday morning. Justin Grissom, 17, and Keem A. Roberson, 17, are being held in the Attala County Jail and will be charged as adults after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Exxon convenience store on Highway 12 in...
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