Today's Top Stories

Following the recent release of 2017-2018 school district and school performance grades, the Mississippi State Board of Education voted to pull back the report and reevaluate before making the grades official.

The Attala County School Board will begin a full search for a superintendent following the state legislature decision requiring all Mississippi school superintendents be appointed following the current term of any elected superintendent.

Automotive service equipment manufacturer Hunter Engineering is expanding operations in Durant with an $8 million expansion creating 60 jobs.

The Kosciusko School District Board of Education and administrative team are asking for input on strategic planning as the district establishes plans, priorities and resources for the future.  

Marcus D. Malone, 27, pleaded guilty in Attala County Circuit Court to a November 2016 double-murder of his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend in McAdams.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Attala has begun offering its first-ever on-site MRI services.

Those services will be provided via a mobile facility that Superior MRI Services of Batesville will bring to the local facility each Tuesday.

Misty Todd Lindsey

Services for Misty Todd Lindsey are Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, from McClain-Hays Chapel with Pastor Jonas Horn and Bro. Frank Williams officiating. Burial follows in Plattsburg Cemetery in Winston County.

McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Emmett Marvin Skeen

Emmett Marvin Skeen, 92, passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Baptist-Attala in Kosciusko. 

Visitation and funeral services were Sunday in the Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Parkway Cemetery. Rev. Junior Davis officiated.  

Shirley Jean Lowe

Shirley Jean Lowe, 80, of Ethel, passed away Sept. 17, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Parkway Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Hunt officiated.