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Emergency Dispatches: Saturday, February 13

2:18 p.m. – Kosciusko Police, City Fire and MedStat responded to a 2 vehicle accident, with injuries, on Hwy 35 in front of Walmart. 2:37 p.m. – Attala County Fire responded to a grass fire on 2162 Attala Road 5987. 3:26 p.m. – Attala County Sheriff Office, Attala County Fire, MedStat and McCool Volunteers responded to a 2 car accident, car vs log truck, on Hwy 12 E near 411 in McCool. The caller stated that one patient was ejected from one vehicle.

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Technology CTC Students Give Away Valentine’s Basket

The Technology Student Association (TSA) at the Career Tech Center would like to thank all that purchased tickets for the Valentine’s basket. Ashley Box of Sallis was the winner. All the items in the basket were donated by the TSA students with the exception of one gift from Sullivans Discount Drugs. The students will be using the money to help fund their trip to Jackson for State competition in March. Pictured: TSA Students, Anna Hutchinson, Adjondiss Campbell, and Kyesha Ashford

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Library Closed for President’s Day

The Attala County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 for President’s Day. The library will resume normal hours Tuesday, Feb. 16. For more information, call 662-289-5141 or visit the library on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AttalaCountyLibrary.

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Join the Attala County Farmers Market

The Attala County Farmers Market is now accepting applications for the 2016 season. The market has operated as a “Certified Farmers’ Market” for multiple years, and now, a newly constructed pavilion with electricity grants provides a great facility in addition to the prime location. If you live in Winston, Carroll, Montgomery, Leake, Choctaw, or Holmes counties and can grow in succession, contact the market. The market is looking for vegetables such as corn, potatoes (sweet& red)  green beans, varieties of squash, eggplant, cucumbers, onion, carrots, …Read More

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Emergency Dispatches: Friday, February 12

7:30 p.m. – Attala County Sheriff & County Fire responded to a 1 car accident on Attala Road 2063. The caller stated that the driver was highly intoxicated and combative.

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Attala County Man Arrested for Stealing Tractor Parts

An Attala County man was arrested for grand larceny after he stole items from the remains of a burnt tractor. Stephen Hutchinson, 37, of Kosciusko was arrested after stealing counter weights off of a tractor that caught fire on Hwy 429 in Leake County last week. Leake County authorities investigated the theft after the owner of the tractor went back to the scene of the fire. Greg McKee of Carthage had pulled his tractor to the side of the highway after the engine caught fire. …Read More

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Shoplifting and Other Recent Arrests

On February 11, 2016, Willie Wright, a 51 year old black male, was arrested for Shoplifting 2nd Offense and Contempt of Court at Kangaroo Crossing by Officer Matt Ward. Other recent arrests: On February 12, 2016 Shawn Crenshaw, a 20 year old white male, was arrested for No Drivers License, Expired Tag, and No Insurance on Conner Road by Lt. Danny Groves. On February 9, 2016, Thomas Hazlett, a 20 year old white male, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Careless Driving on West …Read More

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Attala County May No Longer be Able to Elect its School Superintendent

Electing the Attala County School Superintendent may be a thing of the past if a new bill makes its way through the Mississippi House of Representatives. Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to eliminate the election of school superintendents — an issue that has been debated for many years. The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would let 55 elected superintendents serve the four years of their current term. After that, the local school boards would hire each district’s top administrator. Senate …Read More

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Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball Set for March 5

The 24th Annual Charity Ball presented by the Kosciusko Chapter of Junior Auxiliary is set for Saturday, March 5 at the Attala County Coliseum. The theme for this year’s ball is Run for the Roses: A Kosciusko Derby. This year’s event includes the presentation of the court, dinner, a silent auction, wine pull, and more. The evening will conclude with a dance featuring music from the band Under the Gun. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased from any JA member.

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Attala County Library Membership Drive

The 2016 Membership Drive for the Friends of the Attala County Library is still underway. Membership forms can be picked up at the Library during business hours. The next Friends of the Library meeting will be held Tuesday, March 8. For more information, call 662-289-5141 or visit the library on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AttalaCountyLibrary.