Today in history: July 9

Today is Thursday, July 9, the 191st day of 2020. There are 175 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York. On this date: In 1755, British General Edward Braddock was mortally wounded as his troops suffered a massive defeat during... Read More.

Masks to be required at MS driver’s license offices

Masks will become mandatory at all Driver License Offices beginning Monday, July 13. “We have to be diligent in our efforts to limit transmission of the virus,” said DPS Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell. “We also feel it is imperative to require a facemask be worn by all patrons and personnel inside driver license offices to accomplish... Read More.

At least 8 Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

The state health officer in Mississippi says at least eight of the state's lawmakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Dr. Thomas Dobbs says Tuesday that there are also 11 other suspected cases of the virus among lawmakers and Capitol employees. Among those who have said they have COVID-19 are Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and House Speaker Philip... Read More.

More summer reading programs announced for Attala County Library

The Attala County Summer Library Program is coming to a close, but there is still time to participate. The summer program will end July 19. Children can register online through the Beanstack app or pick-up the summer program packet at the Attala County Library. A new packet is available each week which includes family activities and a book. During this difficult... Read More.

Today in history: July 8

Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 190th day of 2020. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 2000, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first Black female champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58. On this date: In 1776, Col. John Nixon... Read More.

Kosciusko Attala Partnership delivers thermometers to local businesses and schools

The Kosciusko Attala Partnership would like to thank MEDC (Mississippi Economic Development Council) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for the opportunity to provide needed thermometers to our manufacturing, library, clinics, hospital, city and county schools and others throughout our area. “These could not have come at a better time as many of our businesses are needing them... Read More.

Gov. Tate Reeves tests negative for COVID-19 after scare

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has tested negative for the coronavirus, a day after announcing he was going into isolation after being exposed to a lawmaker who tested positive. Reeves hasn't identified the lawmaker who he came into contact with who has the virus. During a Facebook Live video Monday afternoon, Reeves said a “large number” of legislators have tested... Read More.

Today in history: July 7

Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2020. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln: Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne), David Herold, George Atzerodt and Mary Surratt, the first woman... Read More.

Kosciusko police make drug arrest

Pictured L to R: Lt. Devante Lewis, Patrolman Jeremy Johnson, Cpt. Josh Pinkard, Investigator Martin Roby, and Investigator Greg Collins Kosciusko police made a drug arrest over the Fourth of July weekend. Chief of Police Herbert Dew said KPD officers, with assistance from the Attala County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant at a home located at 318 S... Read More.