A correctional officer at the Carroll-Montgomery County Correctional Facility has been charged with introducing contraband into the facility. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 36-year-old Jonathan Clay Mason was arrested Thursday. Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker says Mason had worked at the facility for about three months. Mason is accused of bringing cell phones and cigarettes into the prison. Walker says the phones might have been used to harass victims or to carry on criminal activity from inside the facility. If convicted, Mason faces up to 15 …Read More
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At 12:24 pm Kosciusko Police and City Fire responded to the Welfare Department at 717 Fairground Road for a report of a Microwave fire. At 2:30 pm City Fire was dispatched to the 100 block of Afro Drive for a report of carbon monoxide in a home. Atmos was called to the location to assist.
The City of Kosciusko has made the Code of Ordinances available online. The city added the link to its official website and shared it on the City of Kosciusko Facebook page Monday afternoon. Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said adding the online version of the code is something the city has wanted to do for a while. “We talked about it for several years, but this year we finally budgeted putting the code online, which helps everybody, “said Cockroft. “It just makes researching things for the public …Read More
The Carmack Community will be having a Southern Gospel Singing on Saturday, March 25 at 6pm at the Carmack Community Center. The program will feature Southern Image Quartet and Oneway Quartet. The admission cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for age 5 and under.
A bill being sent to the Mississippi governor says penalties could be doubled for people who intentionally harm law enforcement officers, firefighters or emergency workers. Supporters say they filed the “Back the Badge Act” in response to the killings of police officers last year in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The House passed the final version of House Bill 645 with no debate Thursday, sending it to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The vote came a day after two volunteer firefighters were struck by a vehicle …Read More
Nine charter school operators say they’re interested in opening new schools in Mississippi, including one in Durant. The state’s Charter School Authorizer Board announced Friday that two of the schools are proposed for the Jackson school district. Charter schools are also proposed for Canton, Clarksdale, Columbus, Drew, Greenwood and Magnolia. No organization that currently runs a charter school anywhere else is applying. Mississippi’s process has heavily favored experienced operators in the past. Startup groups sometimes have trouble proving they have the money and institutional heft …Read More
At 8:45 pm Attala Deputies, The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Sallis Volunteers, MedStat EMS along with Attala Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a one vehicle MVA on Highway 14 West near the Newport Community. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and notified responding personal that it was car VS tractor with no entrapment. No word on injuries.
The Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko and Attala County will hold its Spring Gospel Music Festival next weekend. The event will be held the the club gym on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 5:00 pm. Guests and choirs scheduled to appear include: Nate Edward and The Mt. Hope District Choir Gage Spring Youth Praise Team St. John MB Church Youth Choir Voice of Praise (HCC) Macedonia Youth Choir Any choir, praise team, soloist, or group that wishes to perform at the event, should …Read More
The MS State University Extension office in Attala County will host multiple training sessions for private pesticide applicators wishing to obtain certification. Two more classes will be held on Monday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. and then again 2:00 p.m. Participants only need to attend one training session to obtain certification. The sessions will be held at the MS State Extension Office located at 715 Fairground Rd. in Kosciusko, MS. The cost of the training is $20.00 and the registration fee is payable by check …Read More
At 6:35 am Kosciusko Police and City Fire responded to an 18 wheeler on fire on Highway 35 North. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find one lane blocked and smoke coming from behind the cab of the tractor trailer. At 8:42 am Firefighters notified Communications that the fire had been extinguished. Units cleared the scene at 6:56. No injuries were reported.