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    May 3 Board of Aldermen Meeting Recap

    The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen held its first meeting of May Tuesday night. City Building Official Brent Busebea on opened the meeting with several public hearings concerning unclean properties. The board then moved into the new business that included the approving a bid to begin paving a portion of the N Natchez  Street. The section of the street to be paved is from Hwy 12 to the railroad tracks near Wamble’s Machine Shop. The board voted to accept a bid from Pearson Enterprises for $17,500. …Read More

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    Whippets Win, but Houston Suffers Loss Greater than a Softball Game

    The Kosciusko Whippet softball team won the first game of its third round series against Houston Tuesday night 10-6 in extra innings. The players and Whippet fans that made the trip applauded with joy after recording the final out, but that excitement was short lived. The Houston PA announcer delivered the tragic news that the mother of a Houston player lost her battle with cancer during the game. The team had dedicated the night’s game to her and held a moment of silence prior to …Read More

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    Farmers Market Returns Saturday, May 7

    The Attala County Farmers Market will return for its 2016 season Saturday, May 7. The market has operated as a “Certified Farmers’ Market” for multiple years, and now, a newly constructed pavilion with electricity provides a great facility in addition to the prime location, at the intersection of Hwys 12 & 35. The market will feature a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, and baked goods. Hours of opertaion for Saturday are 7:30 am – noon. Anyone wishing to join the market can …Read More

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    Reminder: National Day of Prayer Planned for May 5

    Since 1952, the first Thursday in May has been a time when people all throughout the United States gather together “to turn to God in prayer and meditation,” on the National Day of Prayer. This year’s National Day of Prayer will be observed in Kosciusko Thursday, May 5. A meeting will be held at Redbud Springs Park on S Natchez Street from 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm. For more information on the National Day of Prayer, visit nationaldayofprayer.org.

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    Children Celebrate Mother’s Day with Story Time at Library

    Mother’s Day was the theme of our in house story time today at the Attala County Library. Children’s Librarian Jessica Oakes read books about mothers including ” Llama Llama Home With Mama” by Anna Dewdney and “A Mother For Choco” by Keiko Kasza. After stories, music and the puppet show the children made a special Mother’s Day craft for their moms. There were 19 children in attendance. The next in house story time will be held on May 17 at 10:00 AM.

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    Kids’ Health Fair Scheduled for May 14 in Lexington

    The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Holmes County, announce plans for a free children’s health and safety fair on Saturday, May 14, at William Dean Jr. Elementary School, 96 Rockport Road in Lexington. The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Health and Safety Fair will feature a bicycle rodeo, inflatable walk-through heart exhibit, fitness and line-dancing lessons, ambulance tour, a fire truck on site, blood pressure screenings, learn how to stop the bleed, children can write their …Read More

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    Possession of Marijuana and Other Recent Arrests

    On May 3, 2016, Antonio Cathey, a 37-year-old black male, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana in a Vehicle, Suspended Drivers License, and Improper Equipment on Highway 12 by Officer Martin Roby. Other recent arrests: On May 2, 2016, Leonard Carter, a 53-year-old black male, was arrested for Fail to Appear in Court on South East Street by Officer Nathan Linkins. On May 2, 2016, Gidget Nabors, a 47-year-old white female, was arrested for Shoplifting First Offense at Walmart by Officer Maurice Hawthorne. On April …Read More

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    Lady Whippets Softball win game 1 of third round playoffs

    Tonight the Lady Whippets won their first game in the 3rd round playoffs against the Houston Hilltoppers 10-6. The Hilltoppers kept the lead in the first two innings with a single run. Through the 3rd and 4th inning the Whippets continued to trail the Hilltoppers 1-3. The top of the 5th was promising for the Whippets by putting 3 runs on the board and going into the 6th with a lead of 4-3. The Hilltoppers end the 6th with 6 runs and the Whippets match …Read More

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    Whippets Season Ends, Fall to Tigers 10-7

    The Kosciusko Whippets traveled back to Ripley this afternoon to play the Tigers in the 3rd and final game of the series to determine which of the two teams would advance to the next round of the 4A playoffs. The Tigers won the first game in Ripley 7-0 and the Whippets won the second game 7-6 in Kosciusko. The Whippets entered the game with a 19-11 season record while the Tigers entered 29-7 on the season. This game was moved from Monday night due to …Read More

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    Agriculture Students learn about Gardening

    Agriculture and FFA students utilize their garden plots this year to grow yellow squash and zucchini for the local farmers market. The garden plots are extensions of the classroom where students learn about common gardening practices such as irrigation, maintaining soil fertility, naturally controlling pests, pruning, and identifying and treating issues like Blossom End Rot. In an effort to improve yield, pupils even hand pollinated their squash blooms. FFA students are excited about what they are learning, and having picked their first squash last week, …Read More