Mt. Pilgrim M.B. Church will celebrate the musician’s appreciation program for Bro. Derrick Ward, Bro. Narliskke Davis, Bro. LaTobian Weatherby & Bro. Lanarkis Davis on Sunday, May 28th at 3 pm. All musicians are invited to come out. Bear Creek Baptist Church will have their Homecoming Service on June 4, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. Dinner will be served following the service. Marble Rock Missionary Baptist Church will be having a Pastor and Wife 5th Year Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 11 at 3 pm. …Read More
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Williams Brothers in Philadelphia is warning people of a scammer who is claiming to be a worker at the general store. This con man is begging people for money and promising they will be paid back by Williams Brothers. “I just hate that he is using our name to con people,” says Sid Williams, Williams Brothers owner. Williams Brothers has received multiple phone calls from people wanting their money. “Most of them say, you know I had a feeling something wasn’t quite right,” says Williams. …Read More
Some tribal members are protesting the construction of the Red Water Casino that is expected to be built in Leake County. The decision could soon be left in the hands of tribal voters “We really don’t think it’s a risk we want to take to add on more debt,” says Nikki Comby, sponsor of petition to end the Red Water Casino project. The casino is expected to cost around $25 million. Chief Phyliss Anderson posted a video to Facebook explaining the casino will be paid …Read More
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he does not expect legislators to debate the creation of a state lottery during a special session next month. Gov. Phil Bryant is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol starting June 5 to finish writing a budget for the year that begins July 1. They still need to set spending plans for the attorney general and the Department of Transportation. Gunn spoke Monday at a forum sponsored by the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of …Read More
President Donald Trump has approved disaster assistance to governments and certain nonprofits in nine Mississippi counties following April 30’s tornado and weather damage. Counties approved are Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help governments pay for debris cleanup, repairs to damaged public property and overtime for emergency workers. Electric cooperatives and are also eligible for aid. The federal government is still considering Mississippi’s request to provide assistance to individuals in Holmes and Montgomery counties. More …Read More
Boswell Media held the “So You Think You Can Sing” karaoke competition in Cartage Saturday. The event was a part of the annual Square Affair. Contests lined the stage to sing their karaoke favorites. The top honor went to Gabrielle Sanders who showed up as Elvis and sang “Johnny B. Goode.” Runners-up were Kenzy Gentry and Joyce Beacham.
At 9:55 am Attala Deputies, MedStat EMS along with Attala Fire and Rescue responded to a one vehicle MVA rollover. The caller said that the accident was located on Highway 43 South in Pinkard curve. Chief Roy Williams arrived on scene and notified responding units that they had no entrapment but did have a patient that needed to be checked out. At 1:40 pm Kosciusko Police and City Fire responded to a two vehicle MVA on Highway 12 near China Wok. The caller said there …Read More
The search continues for the next superintendent for the Kosciusko School District. The board released a statement last week stating it had received 21 applications for the open position. Board members are currently completing background checks, checking references, and reviewing each applicants academic history at previous schools. A community committee will interview the most qualified applicants before presenting the top candidates to the school board for additional interviews. The school board announced in February that current Kosciusko School District Superintendent Gina Smith would be released …Read More
The Tour d’Attala Cycling Club has announced it will not hold the annual Little Mountain Ride in 2017. The event was scheduled to be held Saturday, June 3, but organizers made the decision to cancel due to logistical conflicts. The Little Mountain ride begins and end on the historic court square in downtown Kosciusko. Cyclists participating in the 70 mile ride travel to the top of Little Mountain on the Natchez Trace Parkway and back to downtown Kosciusko for a post ride party. Proceeds from …Read More
At 2:12 am Attala Deputies, MedStat EMS, Ethel and McCool Volunteers along with Attala Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a house fire on Attala Road 5232. When emergency personnel arrived on scene they found the home already on the ground. Firefighters extinguished the flames to stop it from spreading to the woods. According to Attala Fire Chief Roy Williams the occupant of the home was awakened by what was described as an explosion. He then exited the structure. Chief Williams told Breezy …Read More