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2 weeks 1 day ago
The family of a Kosciusko man who drowned on July 3 in Leake County described him as a hero. Julius Joseph Reed, 41, was on a picnic with his daughter, Jersey; his son, Jonathan and three of their friends on the Pearl River about three miles south of Carthage. The group was swimming when the daughter got into trouble in the water. Early...
3 weeks 1 day ago
Meredith Thomas, a Mississippi State student from Kosciusko, is a contestant in the Miss Mississippi scholarship program this week in Vicksburg. Thomas qualified for the state pageant by winning Miss Southern Heartland in Madison. More than 100 people filled the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center in downtown Kosciusko on Wednesday, July 2,...
3 weeks 1 day ago
Officials with the Mississippi Development Authority gave a presentation to the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen last week, highlighting assets the group found during a day-long tour of the city earlier this year. Sonny Thomas, deputy director of the Asset Development Division of MDA, told board members that his group was overall impressed with...
3 weeks 1 day ago
Plans for a new Holmes Community College facility in Kosciusko are ongoing with advertising for bids on the project going out this week. “Holmes Community College is very excited for the residents of Kosciusko, Attala County and the surrounding area as the new facility is on track to open bids on Aug. 12,” said Nancy McRight,...
3 weeks 1 day ago
Thousands of dollars worth of fishing equipment was recently taken from The Country Club located on Highway 12 in Kosciusko. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail announced Monday that much of that equipment had been recovered. Nail said items taken from the club included fishing poles, batteries and tackle. He estimated the value of the stolen items...
3 weeks 1 day ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to advertise for construction of a new county jail and sheriff’s office. This is the second time this year the board had advertised for bids on the new jail. Bids were originally opened in February, but costs were much higher than the county and its architects expected. New plans for...
3 weeks 1 day ago
A Kosciusko man drowned Thursday, July 3, while on an outing in Leake County with his son, daughter, and three friends. According to Leake County officials, Julius Joseph Reed, 41, was on a picnic with his daughter, Jersey Elizabeth Ann Reed; his son, Jonathan Wade Reed; and three of their friends on Pearl River abour three miles south of...
4 weeks 17 hours ago
  The Attala County Library held its annual Water Works Day Monday afternoon. The event is a part of the Summer Reading Program. More than 150 children attended Water Works Day, which included watermelon, water balloons and a visit from a firefighter with the Kosciusko Fire Department who showered water on the children using the hose...
4 weeks 17 hours ago
Selling fireworks is something 21-year-old Vincent Franks of Kosciusko has done for as long as he can remember. For most of that time, Chris Myer, his best friend since the third grade, has been right there selling the holiday explosives as well. Selling fireworks has become a tradition for members of the Franks family. Paul Franks, Vincent...
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