Today in history: May 31

Today is Sunday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2020. There are 214 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 31, 1921, a race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as white mobs began looting and leveling the affluent black district of Greenwood over reports a black man had assaulted a white woman in an elevator;... Read More.

New cases of COVID-19 in Attala County, Mississippi total up to 15,229

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 439 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon. The total number of cases in the state is now at 15,229. There have now been 292 cases of reported in Attala County since the outbreak began. Saturday's release also reported one new death in Attala County from the virus. The state has... Read More.

Today in history: May 30

Today is Saturday, May 30, the 151st day of 2020. There are 215 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 30, 1989, student protesters in Beijing erected a "Goddess of Democracy" statue in Tiananmen Square (the statue was destroyed in the Chinese government's crackdown). On this date: In 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was... Read More.

Kosciusko Dixie Youth summer league cancelled

The Dixie Youth Organization has made the decision to cancel all World Series, all State Tournaments, and all District Tournaments due COVID-19. Due to the strict guidelines set forth by the Governor to return to practice and game play, Kosciusko Dixie Youth has also cancelled its summer league program for 2020, erring on the side of caution. Refunds will... Read More.

Harry Connick Jr interview with Kosciusko teen to air June 21 as part of tribute by The Grammys

Harry Connick Jr's interview with a Kosciusko teenager is set to air June 21 on CBS. The Grammys is putting together the event, which also features Brad Pitt, Kosciusko native Oprah Winfrey, and Herbie Hancock, to honor essential workers across America. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, announced Thursday that the two-hour special, “United... Read More.

Update: Assault suspect arrested in Wisconsin

Update: A woman wanted in Kosciusko has been arrested in Wisconsin. According to an arrest report released by the Kosciusko Police Department, on May 27, 2020, Tia J. Starling was arrested for domestic aggravated assault by Investigator Martin Roby with assistance from the Milwaukee Police Department Fugitive Division. A warrant for Starling's arrests was issued May 6, with a... Read More.

Entergy Mississippi customers to get rate break this summer

Entergy Mississippi customers are getting a break this summer. The utility announced Thursday that it’s dropping its rates from June through September. The typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will pay $9.71 less, or less than $98. The U.S. energy Information Administration says that is about 25% below the national average. The company said in a news release... Read More.

Possession of controlled substance and other recent arrests

On 5-26-2020, Nick C. Allen, a 27 year old w/m from Kosciusko, was arrested on South Wells Street for Public Profanity and Disobeying a Police Officer by Captain Josh Pinkard. On 5-26-2020, Cortney R. Lewis, a 33 year old b/m from Kosciusko, was arrested on Highway 12 West for Possession of Controlled Substance-Vehicle and No Driver's License by... Read More.