The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has released the most recent school- and district-level chronic absence data, which shows that 14.2 percent of Mississippi students were absent 10 percent or more of the time enrolled during the 2016-17 school year.
Just as the Attala County Board of Supervisors were set to adjourn its meeting Tuesday morning, Beat 4 Supervisor Kary Ellington brought up the issue of litter on Attala County roadways, leading to a brief discussion of Attala County having its own jail again.
More than two dozen people filled half the Kosciusko Municipal Court gallery last week for the arraignment of Louise Miller, 68, of Kosciusko, who is charged with “molesting, touching of a child for lustful purposes,” according to police records.
Mardi Gras parade Saturday CANCELLED
Mardi Gras comes to the historic courthouse square Saturday with the third annual parade and celebration.
The Attala County Sheriff's Office has arrested a second suspect in a shooting incident early Sunday morning at the Attala County Lounge near Ethel.
Rumors of a new restaurant coming to the square in Kosciusko are being confirmed today by Jack Adams, who plans to open Skylight Grille on the Square at 110-112 North Jackson St. — the old Frenchie’s location — this fall.
Johnnie Ruth “Rue Rue” Frazier Henderson, 90, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Biloxi, MS. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 19 at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, and funeral were also Friday in the Jordan Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. John Robert “Bob” Woods, 82, of Kosciusko, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in Jackson.
Melisa Rena Lepard, 60, of Attala County, passed away Feb. 15, 2018, at her residence.
Bernice Simmons McGivney of Grenada, formerly of Weir, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Grace Health & Rehab Center in Grenada.
Mrs. McGivney was born July 21, 1930, in Kosciusko. She was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church near Weir.
Milton Barnett, 94, of Kosciusko, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson.