One person is dead and one is in custody following a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Kosciusko. Chief of Police Herbert Dew said the shooting happened around 2:45 pm at a house on South Wells Street. According to Dew, the victim, whose name has not been released, was shot multiple times. The suspect left the scene, but was apprehended by police... Read More.
The Natchez Trace Parkway has released a statement on the fatal crash from Monday night that: On January 25, 2021, Natchez Trace Parkway law enforcement responded to a motor vehicle crash near Milepost 151. Upon arrival, park rangers discovered that two vehicles struck a large tree that had fallen in the roadway. The driver of one vehicle, 36-year-old,... Read More.
Pre-registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten classes at Greenlee and Long Creek Elementary Schools will begin Monday, Feb. 22. Pre-K students must be 4-years-old by Sept. 1. Documents required for registration include: Birth certificate Social Security Card Two proofs of residence Completed shot record For more information, contact Greenlee Elementary at (662) 674-5263 or Long Creek Elementary at (662) 289-1630.
The qualifying period for 2021 Kosciusko municipal elections has begun. Qualifying for office officially begins Monday, Jan. 4. and runs through Friday, Feb.5 at 5:00 pm. Municipal elections for 2021 include races for mayor and alderman. Additonally, alderman at-large Tim Kyle has announced that he will run for mayor. Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft has already announced that he... Read More.
On 01-26-2021, April C. Shambles, a 36 year old b/f from Kosciusko, was arrested for Disobeying a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest on Fairground Street by Officer Casey Pounders. On 01-25-2021, Marcie L. Edwards, a 33 year old w/f from Kosciusko, was arrested for Disturbing the Peace on Goodman Street by Officer Toweeka Ferguson. On 01-24-2021, Eddie D. Winters,... Read More.
193,429 vaccines have been administered in Mississippi with 175,817 first round vaccinations and 18,012 second round vaccinations. 1328 people have been vaccinated from Attala, 1258 people from Leake, 1572 from Neshoba and 1236 from Winston county. Overall 449,300 vaccines have been received and distributed throughout Mississippi as of today. Vaccines are available in our region at the Neshoba... Read More.
Attala County firefighters and Zama volunteers were called to the scene of a house struck by lightning Monday evening. It happened around 6:50 pm on Attala Road 1115, also known as Little Hill Road. The caller said she did not see any flames, but did smell smoke. Attala County firefighters responded to the scene but said there was no fire. Entergy... Read More.
Free Covid-19 testing is available today at the Attala County Health Department. However, before getting tested you must first be screened by speaking with a UMMC clinician to determine your likelihood of COVID-19 infection or exposure. This can be done by calling 601-496-7200 or completing the UMMC COVID-19 online patient Screening form. *College and... Read More.
The Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center has announced star students for the 2nd 9-weeks grading period. Top: Garrett Russell-Work Based Learning; Shelby Schuster-Health Science; Eli Rigby-Automotive Service; Hayden Langford-Welding; Bottom: Ramaya Brown-Teacher Academy; Cyrus Rone-Construction Technology; Asher Ishmael-Digital Media; Jailynn Riley-Agriculture; and Jeremy Gibson-Keystone.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Radon Program is partnering with the Mississippi Public Library System next week to offer free radon home test kits as part of Radon Action Month. Both the Attala and Leake County libraries will have kits available. Test kits will be available while supplies last from January 25-29, 2021: Radon is an odorless, colorless... Read More.
A portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway will be closed beginning today. The section of the road closed will be from milepost 115 in Madison County to milepost 135 in Leake County. Construction crews have been working to remove storm damaged timber from the motor road, Cypress Swamp, Riverbend, and sections of the National Scenic Trail since early November.... Read More.