Two men arrested for stealing cattle

Two Attala County men were arrested for stealing cattle and selling them. Sheriff Tim Nail said 24-year-old Ryan “Stone” Branch and 30-year-old Sam Miller were arrested on  Monday, Feb. 13 for stealing cattle from a pasture. According to Nail, the cows were then sold at the Winona Stockyards. Both Branch and Miller were charged with grand larceny and petty larceny. Other recent arrests: On February 16, 2017, Judy Mckee, a 52-year-old white female, was arrested for burglary of a commercial building. On February 16, 2017, …Read More

Attala County School District

Reminder: Attala County School District Kindergarten and Pre-K registration now through Feb. 28

Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Longcreek and Greenlee Elementary schools is going on now through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Registration will take place at each school’s office from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm daily. Pre-K students must be 4-years-old by Sept. 1. Kindergarten students must be 5-years-old by Sept. 1. Documents required for registration include: Birth certificate Social Security Card Two proofs of residence Completed shot record For more information, contact Longcreek Elementary at (662) 289-1630 or Greenlee Elementary at (662) 674-5263.

Career & Technical educators on GMK: Trey Culpepper (audio)

February is Career and Technical Education Month. Throughout the month, instructors from the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center will be visiting “Good Morning Kosciusko” to speak about the individual programs offered at the center. Tuesday morning’s guest were Mr. Trey Cullpepper, Logan McDaniel, and Savanna Frazier from the Welding program. Hear from Mr. Culpepper and the students in the audio link below.    

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A routine traffic stop led to a drug bust for the Attala County Sheriff’s Office. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said Billy Burchfield, a 26-year-old white male, was pulled over by Deputy Hugh Curry on Thursday, Feb. 16. During the stop, deputies confiscated 14.1 grams of ICE, paraphernalia, and over $500 in cash. Burchfield was arrested and taken into custody on a number of drug related charges. Other recent arrests: On February 17, 2017, Robert Watkins, a 38-year-old white male, was arrested for aggravated domestic …Read More

19-year old charged with murder of step-father in Leake County

A 19-year old has been charged with murder in Leake County. The Leake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a stabbing at residence of 5333 MS 488 just after 10 am on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Deputies found the victim, 40 year old Danny Kent, on the ground and his stepson, 19 year old Cody Lee, near him. Kent was transported to Baptist Memorial Leake Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Leake County Sheriff’s Department stated that it was determined that Kent had been stabbed …Read More

Reminder: NAACP Youth Council to hold Black History Program

The Attala County NAACP Youth Council will hold its first Black History Program on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event will begin at 3:00 pm at the Jason Niles Park Pavilion. The theme for the program is “Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due.” Admission to the event is $1. For more information, or to become a sponsor, call Sherika Harvey at 662-739-2760.

Kosciusko woman scammed for money, KPD searching for suspect

Officers with the Kosciusko Police Department are searching for a suspect they say scammed a woman for cash. Investigator Greg Collins said an elderly woman was convinced to withdraw money from a local bank on Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017. Collins said it appears the victim did so as an act of good will. The Kosciusko Police Department wants to warn the public to be aware of these situations and alert the police department if approached in any manner that seems suspicious. Anyone with knowledge of …Read More

Update: Winston County homicide suspect turns himself in

Update: A Winston County man who has been on the run for a week turned himself in to authorities Sunday afternoon. According to Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh, 43-year-old Kevin Ladexter Carter turned himself in around 2:00 p.m. The Winston County Sheriff’s Department had been asking for the public’s help in locating carter. Carter is a suspect in the shooting death of a 39-year-old woman in Noxapater.   Feb. 13: The Winston County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted fugitive. …Read More

Career & Technical educators on GMK: Gerald Simmons (audio)

February is Career and Technical Education Month. Throughout the month, instructors from the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center will be visiting “Good Morning Kosciusko” to speak about the individual programs offered at the center. Monday morning’s guest was Mr. Gerald Simmons from the Automotive Service and Technology program. Hear from Mr. Simmons in the audio link below.  

Attala County FFA performs well in Big Black Federation Contest

Attala County Future Farmers of America (FFA) hosted the Big Black Federation Contest at the Kosciusko- Attala Career and Technology Center on Feb. 17. Excited FFA members from Louisville, Choctaw, Webster, Noxapater, and Nanih Waiya came to compete in Tool ID, Tractor Driving/ Maintenance, Welding, Creed Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Prepared Public Speaking, and Opening/Closing Ceremony. Attala County FFA teams represented placed either first or second in several events: Kaelin Wright came in 1st in the FFA Creed Hunter Hood placed 1st in 9th grade Creed. …Read More

Kosciusko JA Kid’s Fun Day set for Feb. 25

The Junior Auxiliary will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 113th birthday. The Kid’s Fun Day is set for Saturday, Feb. 25 at Kosciusko Lower Elementary from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The day will include cake, popcorn, and a showing of the movie “Horton Hears a Who.” For more information, visit the Kosciusko JA on Facebook or see any member for more details.  

Kosciusko, Ethel, McAdams advance to MHSAA basketball playoffs

Several area teams will begin state playoff play this week in the MHSAA Basketball Tournament. Girls teams will begin play Monday night. The boys tournament will begin Tuesday. The first and second round of the tournament will be held at on-campus sites. Play moves to the MS Coliseum beginning with the third round. Teams from Kosciusko, Ethel, McAdams, Durant, and Leake Central will all be participating in the tournament. MHSAA Playoff Schedule: Monday, Feb. 20: Ripley at Kosciusko New Albany at Leake Central Salem at …Read More