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6 weeks 5 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors approved three resolutions Tuesday morning related to the new jail project. Sam Keys, an attorney with Jackson-based Butler-Snow, spoke to members of the board about the needed resolutions. “These are just necessary items to be able to move forward with the bond issue once bids are received,...
6 weeks 5 days ago
Interim Holmes Community College President David Cole has spoken twice in recent days in Kosciusko. Cole was a guest of the Kosciusko Rotary Club last week and spoke to members of the Kosciusko Lions Club on Tuesday. “Kosciusko holds a special place in my heart, because I have known so many special people from this area,” Cole...
7 weeks 4 days ago
The City of Kosciusko was named as the No. 7 safest city in Mississippi in a study released Thursday by a national organization. Safe Choice Security released the list after consulting with 2013 FBI Crime Data for more than 100 cities in Mississippi. The group compared property crimes and violent crimes to come up with a list of the 14 safest...
7 weeks 4 days ago
The home of Clay and Summer Ferguson was destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning. A report of a fire at the home, located in the Tracewood subdivision near Kosciusko, was called in around 7 a.m. Attala County Fire and Rescue was in charge of the scene, while the Kosciusko Fire Department also responded to the blaze. According to reports, the fire...
7 weeks 5 days ago
A group of bikers from Texas recently spent several days in central Mississippi, spreading a message of hope and love. Bikers from Beautiful Feet Ministries of Fort Worth, Texas, were in Kosciusko and surrounding areas Aug. 14-17 “fishing for me” during the bike rally in Sturgis. The group is coordinated by Kosciusko native Mike...
7 weeks 5 days ago
Rick Edwards accepted the call to ministry at the age of 13. Since that time, he has seen his share of ups and downs, but he says God has been with him through it all. Edwards, 60, has been in Attala County for the past couple of weeks. Many area residents have probably seen him walking the streets, dressed in his chaplain uniform, at all...
7 weeks 5 days ago
During a meeting last week, the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted to approve the city budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed expenses for the 2015 General Fund will be $4,467,915, which is down slightly from the 2014 budget. “That number is our proposed expenses,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “We do not expect to...
7 weeks 5 days ago
Attala County residents had the opportunity to address a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission during a town hall in Kosciusko last week. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley spoke briefly before fielding questions from citizens during the 1-hour forum held at the Attala County Courthouse. “I...
8 weeks 4 days ago
In keeping with recent years, the 105th Central Mississippi Fair closed Saturday night with what organizers termed “successful” in attendance and participation in events. Figures at the gate showed 5,200 entered Wednesday through Saturday with that number holding steady with past years, according to Greg Cooper, with the Kosciusko-...
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