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2 weeks 6 days ago
Dr. Perry J. Lishman, a Kosciusko resident who had worked at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital and Kosciusko Medical Center, died in a single vehicle accident last week. On Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 1:40 p.m., the Natchez Trace Parkway Communications Center received notification of an accident with fatality near milepost 146, near Kosciusko. U.S. Park...
2 weeks 6 days ago
There were 65 4-H/FFA members from across the state exhibiting 165 animals at the Central Mississippi Fair Livestock Show.  Tyler Braud, an Animal Science Major at MSU,  judged cattle, goats and lambs. Melanie Kiani, Scott County 4-H Agent, judged poultry. Overall Champion Steer – Savannah Sweatman from Hinds County 4-H...
2 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors received one bid from a health care provider interested in a long-term lease of Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. Scott Pickle, attorney for the county, said Wednesday morning Jackson-based Baptist Health Systems, was the only health care provider to answer the advertisement for leasees when they were due...
3 weeks 5 days ago
3 weeks 5 days ago
As John Mark Cain takes the helm with his new position as principal at Kosciusko High School, he accepts his responsibilities with a sense of pride in being a part of the school with a “successful” rating and the designation as one of the best in the state. “I consider it a blessing to be here. I am excited and proud to be a...
3 weeks 5 days ago
For the past 10 years, Regina Biggers has begun the school year at Middle Elementary where she has taught special education and second grade. As usual, she is returning, but in a new position. She has relinquished her classroom and has moved up the hallway to the principal’s office where she is greeting students this week as the school...
3 weeks 5 days ago
With classes starting back this week, Greenlee Elementary School in east Attala County will have a new leader. Culley Newman, a fourth-generation educator, was hired during the summer as the new principal at the school. “I am excited to be at Greenlee Elementary,” he said. “This is a great school. It is where two of my...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Letters of intent from healthcare providers interested in leasing Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital are due Tuesday, which has led the Attala County Board of Supervisors to set up two meetings for next week. Supervisors set a meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m. to discuss amongst themselves the options regarding the hospital, while the...
3 weeks 5 days ago
A special school board election to fill two positions on the Attala County School Board will be held with voting to take place at the General Election on Nov. 4. The positions to be filled are for district three and five. In district 3, Janice Dees has been  serving the unexpired term of her husband, Rusty Dees, who died in February. In...
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