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.
Daniel Black, a man wanted for burglaries in multiple counties is behind bars. Black was apprehended Thursday evening by authorities in Greenwood.
He was wanted in connection with burglaries in Attala, Choctaw, Oktibbeha, and Webster counties.
Santa passed through Attala County Sunday, checking his naughty and nice lists and finding out what area children want this Christmas.
He visited with children at Howell & Heggie in Durant during its Christmas Open House Sunday afternoon.
Mississippi is helping lead the way to home ownership after Gov. Phil Bryant on March 22 signed HB 1601 into law.