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The Attala County Library is Calling on all Super Heroes to Support Helping Hands

The Attala County Library is partnering with Helping Hands Ministries of Kosciusko to give each child that registers for the Summer Library Program a chance to be a real “Super Hero” to those in need by donating two canned goods during the months of June and July. All canned good donations are being taken at the Library. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded to the “Super Heroes” that donate the most. The Attala County Library is located at 201 S. Huntington St. in Kosciusko.  Call 289-5141 for more information.

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Mississippi One of Nine States Affected by Salmonella Outbreak

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Ten people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported, according to state and federal officials. The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi containing raw tuna. “At this time, a common brand or supplier of raw tuna has …Read More

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KLE Kindergarten Test Scores Tops in the State

The results of Mississippi’s first statewide assessment of learning in Kindergarten show that the majority of the state’s youngest students have made significant gains this academic year. No school district had higher scores, or showed a bigger improvement, than Kindergartners at Kosciusko Lower Elementary. The Kosciusko School District, whose average pretest score of 445 was the lowest in Mississippi, achieved the state’s highest gain and average score of 762 on the spring test. In a press release by the Mississippi Department of Education, Dr. Tony McGee, superintendent of the Kosciusko School District, credits the district’s teachers and school leaders for …Read More

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Teacher Academy Students Attend Camp at MSU

Teacher Academy students from the Kosciusko Attala Career Tech Center recently attended Camp Inspire hosted by Mississippi State University. The three day camp is designed for high school students who have completed at least one year of Teacher Academy. While at camp, students learn skills necessary to become effective teachers. To learn more about Teacher Academy, follow @kosyattalateach on Twitter.

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More Whippet Athletes Invited to “Best of MS Preps” Banquet

Three more Kosciusko High School Whippet athletes have been added to the list of high school athletes invited to the “Best of MS Preps” banquet. Whippet football players Narkist Hutchins and Johnathan Lampkin and KHS Girl’s Track star Lakeia Hill have been invited to attend the banquet, which is taking place Thursday, May 28 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Hutchins, Lampkin and Hill, along with their fellow Whippets Alan Vasquez, Darius Brown, Feria Mays and Lyntez Meritt, will have the opportunity to attend the banquet for free.   5-8-2015: It has been a wonderful year for local sports in and …Read More

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Rochester Alston Youth of the Year

The Kosciusko Exchange Club has recognized Rochester Alston as the Youth of the Year. This school year, the Exchange Club implemented a Youth of the Month program within Kosciusko High School. A graduating senior who is hard-working while attaining high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership was selected. This teen program not only rewards outstanding young people, but also provides an incentive for other youngsters to strive for equally high levels of achievement. Each Youth of the Month had the opportunity to submit an essay and compete for the Youth of the Year and a $1000 scholarship. Rochester …Read More

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Two More Mississippi Universities to Add Student Fees

Two Mississippi public universities are likely to increase student fees charged above tuition this fall, a growing trend among the schools. The College Board Thursday approved the University of Southern Mississippi to add a $20-a-semester student activity fee and $35-a-semester capital improvement fee. The board also approved a $50-a-semester capital improvement fee for Jackson State University. Board members must again approve the fees later. USM becomes the fifth university to add a student activity fee in recent months, and its fee will be highest among the schools. The universities say student groups need more money for programs. Facility fees began …Read More

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Contempt of Court and Other Recent Arrests

On May 20, 2015, Denise Dempsey, 44 year old white female, was arrested for Contempt of Court on West Adams Street by Officer Jerry Coleman. Other Recent Arrests: On May 20, 2015, Louis Carter, a 50 year old black male, was arrested for Contempt of Court on Goodman Street by Officer Dedtrick Brown. On May 16, 2015, Slyfournda Barnes, a 38 year old black female, was arrested for Aggravated Assault on Riley Street by Captain Herbert Dew. On May 17, 2015 Patrick Ellis, a 47 year old black male, was arrested for Shoplifting 1st offense on Highway 35 South by …Read More

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Takata Air Bag Recall On Over 34 Million Vehicles

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. The chemical that inflates the air bags can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal inflator and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The faulty inflators are responsible for six deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. The agreement adds more than 18 million air bags to existing recalls, covering both the passenger and driver’s side. The recalls …Read More

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Local Businesses Support Excellence in Education

In order to reward Kosciusko Middle Elementary (KME) students for their hard work this year, local businesses assisted Mrs. Biggers and Mr. Stewart in providing students with a KME Block Party. Students enjoyed a rolling video game truck, bounce houses, Zumba dance party, creative art station, face painting, cotton candy, and more! Mrs. Biggers states “It’s wonderful to know our local businesses stand behind our school system and are willing to encourage students to achieve excellence! That is what true partnership is all about!” Businesses assisting with this event included Central Office Supply, Central Tire Store, Dungan CPA, Farm Bureau, …Read More

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MDOT Reminds Motorists to Click It or Ticket

Once again, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18 to 31, just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. One main focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is …Read More

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School Bus Accident Near Career Tech Center

At approximately 7:55 am Wednesday, Kosciusko Police and Fire Department officials responded to a motor vehicle accident (MVA) involving an Attala County School Bus. The accident happened on Hwy 12 E near the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center. Breezy News has not received an official report on what caused the accident, but a witness close to the scene said it appeared that the bus and a silver sedan were both turning off of Hwy 12 on to Fairground Rd at the same time and that the two vehicles collided in some way. Kosciusko Fire Chief Duane Burdine tells Breezy News that …Read More