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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


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

School Stock

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

JA Charity Ball

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.


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


The KADC is Now the Kosciusko-Attala Partnership

Don’t call it the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation anymore. At Thursday night’s 80th Annual Who’s Who banquet, President Kel McDowell announced that the organization will now be known as the Kosciusko-Attala Partnership. McDowell made the announcement to conclude the banquet and also unveiled the organization’s new logo. “Tonight [Thursday] was a great opportunity to introduce the Kosciusko-Attala Partnership, ” said McDowell. “…we bridge so many sectors here in our community. We bridge the city, county, and community for the advancement of our community.” The night featured …Read More

Basketball Tournament

Region 4-4A Basketball District Tournament Brackets

The brackets are set for next week’s Region 4-4A District Tournament. The 2016 tournament will be held at Louisville High School and both Kosciusko High School teams will be getting to rest on the first day of play. In the girls bracket, the Kosciusko Lady Whippets locked up the #1 seed with a big win over Leake Central Tuesday night. The Lady Whippets will play Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 pm against the winner of the Noxubee County/Houston game. The Kosciusko Whippets earned the #2 …Read More


Carthage PD Seeking Suspect Who Fled

The Carthage Police Department is trying to locate 41-year-old Terrance Liddle Lee. Officers say they attempted to stop Lee for a traffic violation last week, but he failed to yield and a chase began. Lee allegedly left Highway 25 North and fled into a wooded area on foot. Carthage police and other central MS law enforcement agencies searched for Lee for several hours, but were unable to locate him. Lee is a black male who stands about 5′ 5″ and wears his hair in braids. …Read More


Breezy 101 Valentine’s Day Giveaway

It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day, and that means buying gifts for that special someone. Well Breezy 101 wants to help you out. Just listen to “Good Morning Kosciusko” all this week, and when you hear James Taylor’s “How Sweet It is to be Love By You,” call in and tell me (Breck) the name of your sweetheart, and your name will go into the drawing for our Valentine’s Day Giveaway. The grand prize is a collection of gifts from some of your favorite Kosciusko …Read More

Attala County Sheriff

Malicious Mischief and Other Recent Arrests

On February 5, 2016, Stephen Bowie, a 26-year-old white male, was arrested for Malicious Mischief. Other Recent Arrests: On February 5, 2016, Sammie Lee, a 43-year-old black male, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and No Driver’s License. On February 5, 2016, Sandy Dempsey, a 32-year-old white male, was arrested for Possession of Meth. On February 4, 2016, Jessie Gunn, a 33-year-old white male, was arrested for DUI and Possession of Liquor in a Dry County. On February 4, 2016, Christy Carver, a 27-year-old white …Read More