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2 weeks 21 hours 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 12 hours ago
3 weeks 12 hours 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 12 hours 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 12 hours 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 12 hours 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 12 hours 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...
3 weeks 12 hours ago
Attala County School District Superintendent Bryan Weaver reported “good turnout” for parent night and open house at schools as preparations were winding down for the opening of school on Wednesday. At the Monday night meeting of the board, substitute teachers, bus drivers, purchase of two new buses, approval of athletic schedules...
3 weeks 6 days ago
Since the 1800s, the courthouse square in Kosciusko has been a hub of activity for central Mississippi, earning the location its nickname of the “Beehive of the Hills.” In recent months, a resurgence in activity on the square has taken place after the opening of several new businesses. In late 2013, many area residents felt the...
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