Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers at Canton plant

Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there.The move follows Nissan's December announcement that it's cutting 1,000 jobs at two Mexican factories. Reports in May indicated the Japanese automaker would cut production by up... Read More.
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Events planned to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee has planned a number of events to celebrating the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.The holiday weekend will begin with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Image Award Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event will begin at 6:00 pm at the Kosciusko High School Commons.On Monday, Jan. 21,... Read More.
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Local students and churches to participate in D-NOW 2019

Story submitted by student reporter Anna Caroline Pickle.This Friday through Sunday, churches across Attala County will participate in Discipleship Now 2019.With the help of speaker, Austin Black and worship leader Matt King from First Baptist Church Nesbit, students are excited for a Christ filled weekend.Discipleship Now 2019 will be held in the Attala County coliseum.There will be... Read More.
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Summer league softball registration set for Feb. 2

Summer league softball registration will be held at Hugh Ellard Park Saturday, Feb. 2.Registration will take place from 9:00 am to noon and includes ages 3-18.The cost is $65 for one, $65 for the second, and $165 for three of more.Anyone interested in coaching or other information can contact Kay Patrick at 289-7273 or 601-416-1023.

WIC to be funded through February despite government shutdown

The Mississippi State Department of Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will continue full operations through the end of February even without congressional action on the current government shutdown.The additional funding is from federal partners at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency funding the WIC program.The Mississippi WIC Program... Read More.
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CTC students learn life skills during Reality Fair

Students at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center recently participated in a Reality Fair that was presented by the MSU Extension Service representatives Becky Hamilton and Taylor Casey.The Reality Fair was a unique opportunity for students to experience some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own.During the the hands-on experience, students... Read More.
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Update: Attala County Resident Identified In Fatal MVA

Update 7:00 pm:A Sallis man is been identified as the victim in the fatal car crash that took place in the early hours Tuesday morning.Mississippi Highway Patrol Sergeant Ronnie Shive  said that 31 year old Frederick K. Carroll from Sallis was identified as the victim of the fatal accident. Carroll's 2011... Read More.
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Bill approved that would let Mississippi electric cooperatives offer internet

A measure to allow Mississippi electric cooperatives to offer high-speed internet is taking its first step forward.The House Public Utilities Committee approved House Bill 366 on Monday, sending it to the full House for more debate.The measure would allow Mississippi's 25 electric cooperatives to form subsidiaries to offer broadband internet service. They're currently banned from doing... Read More.
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Dixie Youth Baseball registration open now

Dixie Youth Baseball registration is going on now through Feb. 28.Registration forms can be found at the Hugh Ellard Park office from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.A one-time date to register on Saturday will be Feb. 23 from 9:30 - noon.The cost is $75/player and $140 for two or more.Contact Todd Ables at 662-289-7932... Read More.