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A longtime resident of Kosciusko presented the city with a framed piece of history during a meeting of the city board of aldermen last week. Eugene Hill Jr., a local railroad historian, presented Mayor Jimmy Cockroft with two photographs of the old Kosciusko Train Depot. Hill said he felt the city should have the historic photos. “The...
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The Kosciusko Foundation for Excellence in Education will host its 24th Annual Membership Banquet on Monday, October 20, at 7 p.m. in the Kosciusko High School Commons.  The keynote speaker for the event is Kenneth Townsend, a 2000 KHS graduate who is currently on faculty at Millsaps College and serves as Special Assistant to the College...
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HanaLena, a bluegrass band from Nashville, formerly known as Nash Street, will be in Kosciusko Thursday, Oct. 23, for a concert at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center, and for a book signing the next day at Amanda’s on the square. The concert is sponsored by the Attala Historical Society. The sisters Hannah, 28, and Caroline, 24,...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Area residents received a little motivation last week from one of the best college baseball coaches in the country. John Cohen, head baseball coach at Mississippi State, served as the keynote speaker for the 8th annual CARE (Children Are the Reason for Excellence) Banquet held at the Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko-Attala County...
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The Attala County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Monday morning to start over the process to build a new county jail. Supervisors approved a nonbinding resolution to explore the options of a lease-purchase agreement as a route to getting a new jail built. “Instead of issuing bonds, this is a specific part of the code that...
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A new website to promote Kosciusko and Attala County went live last week.  Kosciusko.ms is the new site, which is headed up by the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation. The site features information on economic development, tourism, chamber activities and Kosciusko Main Street. The site also has portals to information about the City...
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Downtown Kosciusko looks a little more festive this week after several volunteers worked Saturday to place hay bales, scarecrows and pumpkins throughout the area. Volunteers with Kosciusko Main Street spent several hours Saturday decorating the Attala County Courthouse Square and adjacent areas.  “This is the second year that we...
6 weeks 6 days ago
The Kosciusko Foundation for Excellence in Education will host its 24th annual Membership Banquet on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 pm in the Kosciusko High School Commons. Keynote speaker for this event is Kenneth Townsend, a 2000 KHS Graduate who is currently on faculty at Millsaps College, and serves as Special Assistant to the President at the...
6 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County School Board adopted the Concussion Management and Return to Play Policy as outlined by the Mississippi High School Activities Association  (MHSAA) at a meeting held last Thursday. The adoption policy is required annually by the MHSAA. Among specifics of the policy the education of administrators, coaches, parents and...
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