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$50,000 Powerball ticket purchased in Jackson; $35,000 ticket won in Holmes County

Independence Day became payday for one lucky Mississippi Lottery player who won $50,000 on a Powerball® ticket in the Monday, July 4, drawing. The player matched four out of five white balls and the Powerball. The winning Powerball numbers from Monday night’s drawing were: 15-16-24-31-56 with a Powerball of 4 and a Power Play of... Read More.

MHP July 4 weekend traffic report

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a report Tuesday about its Fourth of July weekend traffic enforcement. The agency had extra patrols from July 1 - 5 with special emphasis given to speeding and distracted/impaired driving. MHP said 7,999 citations were issued and made 168 arrests for impaired driving. Additionally, Troopers investigated 224 crashes with 57 injuries and... Read More.

MS Department of Health urging Attala County residents to wear masks due to increasing COVID levels

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the Mississippi, Attala County residents are being asked to wear masks in public. The Mississippi Department of Health website lists Attala County as "High" on its COVID-19 Community Level. Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, MSDH reported over 3200 new COVID-19 cases and one death. To date, Attala... Read More.

Audio: Minute with the Mayor – July 6, 2022

This week on Minute with the Mayor: Kosciusko Mayor Tim Kyle discusses resignations at the Kosciusko Police Department and updates with the City's employee handbook.

Local Heat Advisory Extended, Heat Warning for Parts of State

The heat advisory for much of Mississippi including the local area has been extended through Thursday and an excessive heat warning has been posted for the Delta and the northern part of the state. Increasing humidity and temperatures in the 90s are expected to produce dangerous heat stress-- which is forecast to continue into... Read More.

Judge Denies Abortion Clinic’s Request to Block Mississippi’s Trigger Law

Special Chancellor Debbra Halford has denied the Jackson Women's Health Organization's request for a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the state of Mississippi from enforcing a law which bans most abortions.  Following the U-S Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Mississippi's "trigger law" passed in 2007 will take effect Thursday prohibiting abortions... Read More.

Choctaw Indian Fair schedule, tickets prices, etc.

The 72nd Annual Choctaw Indian Fair returns Wednesday, July 13 - Saturday, July 16. This year's event features traditional social dances, the Choctaw Indian Princess Pageant, the World Series of Stickball Tournament, food, fun, cultural presentations and live entertainment from the biggest names in Christian and Country music. The World Series of Stickball begins Wednesday, July... Read More.

Absentee voting still open for July 12 food tax referendum

Absentee voting is still open for the City of Kosciusko's 2% food tax referendum. The official date of the referendum is Tuesday, July 12. Absentee voting is available to anyone who will be out of town or cannot get to a polling place because of work or other obligations that day. Additionally, voters who are disabled or... Read More.

Night on Natchez set for July 14

The Kosciusko-Attala Partnership has announced a July event for downtown Kosciusko. Night on Natchez is set for July 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The event will be located in the Renasant Bank parking lot on Natchez Street. Activities for the night will include music and food trucks. For more information, call the KAP Office at 662-289-2981.  

Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Coming Home to Mississippi

In 1941, as the holidays approached, a Mississippi sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor wrote a letter to his family saying he was looking forward to coming home for Christmas. But Seaman First Class John Russell Melton of Liberty never made that trip.  He was killed aboard the USS West Virginia when the battleship was hit... Read More.

Sunday – Car In A Ditch On Hwy 12 W

1:20 am - An officer was dispatched to Attala Road 5206 for a possible prowler. 2:16 am - Officials received a call about a car in a ditch on Highway 12 West. No injuries were reported.

Saturday – One Vehicle MVA On Center Rd Near Attala Rd 1113

4:00 pm - Attala County officials responded to a one vehicle MVA on Center Road near Attala Road 1113. 5:51 pm - Officers received a call about a one vehicle MVA near Rockport Road and McCool. The injuries were unknown at the time.

Disturbance Reports in Attala

Friday, July 1, 2022 7:31 a.m. – Attala County Deputies responded to reports of a disturbance regarding a dog at a residence on HWY 14 West near the Williamsville area. 3:27 p.m. – Attala County Deputies were alerted to a disturbance in progress at Hannah Heights Apartments in Ethel.

PCA Rodeo coming to Kosciusko

A rodeo is coming to Kosicusko this fall. The Kosciusko-Attala Partnership has announced the first annual Heart of Mississippi PCA Rodeo will be held Friday, Sept. 23 - Saturday, Sept. 24. The rodeo is presented by the Attala County Co-Op and will be held on the lawn of the Dickerson Petroleum offices. More details are expected to... Read More.

PHOTO: Local State Troopers promoted

Several local troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop-D (Greenwood)  have been promoted to Trooper First Class. Left to Right: TFC Jose Watson D-08, TFC Gary Liggins D-22, TFC Dillon Norwood D-27, TFC Kenneth Baron, II B-72, TFC Darren Johnson D-30, TFC Robert Land D-21, TFC Ryan Smith D-29, and... Read More.

Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

Several new laws are taking effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year. Teachers and assistant teachers will get pay raises. The state will start a four-year reduction of its income tax. Mississippi is becoming the final state to enact a law requiring equal pay for equal work... Read More.

Kosciusko School District fall registration set for July 18 – 19

The Kosciusko School District has released details on registration for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Former MS State football coach/QB joins Boswell Media Sports broadcast team

Former Mississippi State football head coach and quarterback Rockey Felker will join the Boswell Media Sports broadcast team this fall. Felker will serve as color commentator/analyst for the East Central Community College football broadcasts on Cruisin' 98.3. “I’m really excited about... Read More.

Kosciusko Big Red Band accepting bottled water donations

The Kosciusko Big Red Band is currently accepting bottled water donations for the 2022 football and contest seasons. Donations can be dropped off at the band hall behind the high school. Follow @Kosciusko_Band on Twitter for more information.  

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