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The annual sports challenge at the Central Mississippi Fair has been renamed as the Community Sports Challenge in an effort to get more participants. The event, formerly known as the Corporate Sports Challenge, is now open to any civic organization, small business or church group. “This is definitely a community friendly event and we...
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Officials with the United States Postal Service spoke to Ethel residents Thursday concerning changing the hours at the Ethel Post Office. State postal officials said as long as Postmaster Van Cain remains in his position that hours will remain the same until Jan. 10, 2015. At that time, or if Cain leaves for any reason, the post office will...
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A social media policy is now in place for members of the Kosciusko Fire Department. The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen approved the policy, at the request of Fire Chief Duane Burdine, during its meeting last week. “I think this is a good thing,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “This is something that I have been considering for any...
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The Attala County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Monday to inform the public of the intent of the county to issue bonds to pay for the new jail construction. Scott Pickle, the attorney for the county, said the resolution is needed any time that the county issues bonds. “This shows the county is within its debt limit and...
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Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital requested a draw from a $1 million line of credit this week to pay a software company with which the hospital has been in a dispute for 18 months. MJMH CEO John Dawson said the hospital would draw $150,000 on the line of credit to make a lump sum payment to NextGen. Montfort Jones had refused to pay NextGen...
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Alex Nash and D’Onte Cork of Kosciusko were members of the Mississippi Lions All-State Band, which placed first overall during competition at the Lions International Convention in Toronto, Canada. Both are former members of Kosciusko High School’s Big Red Band and graduates of KHS. Alex was co-captain this year with the color guard...
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Hidden in the back of a downtown Kosciusko building is a mechanical contraption that not many people know is there. A whimsical carousel, built in the 1970s, is being called a “hidden jewel” by some who think it could provide a tourism boost for the city. The carousel, located in the warehouse section of the Ivey National office...
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The Kosciusko School District released its 2014-2015 budget at a public hearing Thursday afternoon. Many community members were concerned the budget could force an ad valorem tax increase for citizens in Kosciusko. “We are not raising taxes,” Superintendent Tony McGee said. “There were a lot of comments on social media...
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