Kicks Picks Week 4 Winner: Melissa Stephens

The Kicks Picks Presented by Wheel In Grocery of Carthage was another very competitive competition in Week 4. The top spot was won by Melissa Stephens of Carthage with 17 winning picks. Melissa Stephens wins the Week 4 Tailgate Prize Pack. Week 5 picks can be found here. Make your selections and submit prior to 6pm on Friday to... Read More.

Happening today: Friends of Attala County Library to meet

The Friends of the Attala County Library will meet today in the library’s meeting room at 12:00 noon. Anyone interested in becoming a Friends member may attend this meeting. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 662-289-5141.

Attala County Supervisors approve purchase of new firetrucks

Attala County is getting five new firetrucks. During Monday's meeting, the board of supervisors approved the purchase of the five (3 engines and 2 tankers) trucks at a total cost of $1,225,431. The motion passed pending the approval of District Two Supervisor Charles Fancher, who was absent from the meeting. Emergency management director Danny Townsend said the county will... Read More.

Happening today: The Jeff Koonz Show on Breezy 101

The Jeff Koonz Coach's Show airs tonight on Breezy 101. The show is a one hour talk show featuring Holmes Community College head football coach Jeff Koonz. Voice of the Bulldogs Josh West will host the show live from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Longhorn's Steakhouse in Newport. The restaurant opens at 6:00 p.m. with a limited menu. Take out... Read More.

Mississippi offering $25,000 to help pay for field trips

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is offering aid to offset the cost of field trips to the state's twin history museums in Jackson. The department says it has $25,000 to help students who attend most public schools to visit the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and is seeking to raise more. Students in... Read More.

Today in history: September 17

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1987, the city of Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, threw a big party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic document; in a speech at Independence Hall, President Ronald Reagan acclaimed the... Read More.

Leake County authorities investigating weekend murder

Leake County Lawmen are investigating a murder that took place Saturday morning in Leake County. Officers were called to a house on Griffin Lane, off the Natchez Trace in Leake County Saturday around noon. “A man’s body was found at a home by a postal worker and he called authorities,” said Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner. The victim has been... Read More.

City of Kosciusko to celebrate Constitution Week

September 17-23 is Constitution Week, the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Large framed copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are on display at the Attala County Library, Kosciusko Junior High School and Kosciusko High School. Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft and the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen Proclamation have passed a... Read More.

McCool man sentenced to 20 years for death of Louisville woman

A McCool man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with the death of a Louisville woman. Richard Ford has pleaded guilty for the part he played in the death of 20-year-old Bethany White. The incident happened in July 2018 when Ford and White got into an argument in parking lot of PeeWee's store near the... Read More.

Bluegrass concert set for Sept. 19 in Kosciusko

A bluegrass concert is coming to Kosciusko. Musicians Robert Montgomery and Alan Sibley will perform Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Mary Ricks-Thornton Cultural Center. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm. This program is supported in part by the funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for... Read More.

Aggravated assault and other recent arrests

On 9-14-19, Cassidy Hull, a 25 year old B/F from Kosciusko, was arrested for Disturbance in a Public Place on Veterans Memorial Dr by Officer Robert Overby. On 9-14-19, Deanna Roby, a 22 year old B/F from Sallis, was arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Malicious Mischief, Disturbance in a... Read More.