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Mississippi Musicians to be Honored With Marker in Nashville

A Mississippi Country Music Trail marker will be placed June 4 in Nashville to honor Magnolia State musicians who performed on Music Row and at the Grand Ole Opry over the decades. The marker will be placed at 1111 16th Avenue South in Nashville, the home of Big Loud Shirt Industries, an independently owned and operated music publishing company established in 2003 by award winning songwriter and producer Craig Wiseman. Nashville country music stardom attracted many performers, songwriters and producers from nearby Mississippi, including Jimmie Rodgers, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Moe Bandy and Faith Hill. Mississippians like Elvis Presley, Conway …Read More

Car Accident

UPDATE: Motorcycle vs Car Accident on Highway 35 South

Attala County Sheriff’s Department and Central Fire was dispatched to a motorcycle vs car accident on King Road on Highway 35 South at 6:43 p.m. According to local authorities, the driver that was on the bike was transported to Jackson for medical attention by ambulance. The accident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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Car Accident on Peachtree Street

At approximately 2:03 p.m., the Kosciusko Police and Kosciusko City Fire was dispatched to 107 Peachtree Street to a vehicle vs tree accident. According to authorities, the female driver reported that her breaks went out causing the SUV to crash in the pole. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital in a private own vehicle with injuries unknown.

Library

Library Closed For Holiday

The Attala County Library will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 26.

Aisle of Honor

Aisle of Honor Ceremony moved to Attala County Coliseum

The annual Aisle of Honor Memorial Day service will be held at the Attala County Coliseum at 11:00 am on Monday, May 25. Attala county native, Col. William Barton will be the guest speaker. Barton currently serves at the J1, Joint Force Headquarters, Mississippi Army National Guard. Inclement weather predictions forced the ceremony to be moved from Parkway Cemetery to the Attala County Coliseum. The public is invited.

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Breezy101 Church Bulletin

Heart to Heart Ministry invites everyone to their 4th Sunday Services each at the CMC building on South Street. The speaker for May 24th will be Rev. Charlie H. Clark, Pastor of We Care Church of Jackson, MS. The Sunday services are at 5pm. All choirs, soloists and musicians are welcome. Bunker Hill Baptist Church in Sallis, MS will have their Annual Women’s Day May 24 during regular service at 11:15a.m. Speaker will be their First Lady Carolyn Garner. The theme is  “Renewing the Right Mind in Woman” (Psalms 51:10) The Spokesmen will be in concert at Doty Springs Baptist Church …Read More

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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.

Salmonella

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