The Attala County School Board voted to hire Bobby Renfrow, originally a candidate for the Ethel High School principalship, to helm Greenlee Elementary School. Culley Newman, Greenlee current principal, was tapped for the Ethel High post.
The local community gathered Monday to observe Memorial Day, a holiday created to honor the memories of those who did not return from their military service for the United States. Special guest speaker was Major Sheri Biggs of the Air National Guard.
Following the Friday death of the young woman injured in a May 16 shooting incident, Ryan Louis Steen, 21, was expected to appear in Attala County Justice Court Wednesday morning to face upgraded charges.
Elizabeth A. Cain, 30, a white female from Sallis, MS, has been arrested was charged with accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. The charges result from a shooting incident in the early morning hours of April 18.
In a Monday evening executive session lasting about 40 minutes, the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen authorized Mayor Jimmy Cockroft and Police Chief Herbert Dew to discuss a potential return to the force for suspended police Investigator Greg Collins.
A DeSoto County grand jury (17th Circuit Court) has declined to indict Greg Collins, a Kosciusko police investigator, on charges of sexual battery.
Following internal moves by Kosciusko High School Principal Cory Blaylock and Middle Elementary Principal Chris Terry, the district wound up needing to fill the leadership positions in three of the five schools in the district.