Two Kosciusko Whippets have been named this week’s Autumn Ridge Dental Players of the Game. Linebacker Kobe Carter and cornerback Vincent Miller both received the honor for their defensive efforts during the Whippets' game against Grenada. Carter recorded double digit tackles in the game and Miller had an interception. For their performances, Thomas and Ellis will both receive t-shirts... Read More.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is extending a statewide mask mandate through the end of September. He said Monday that he believes it's helping slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The Republican governor issued a new executive order Sunday, easing some limitations on businesses. Restaurants may serve more dine-in customers, with the governor now allowing 75% capacity, up from the... Read More.
Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 15, the 259th day of 2020. There are 107 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 15, 1963, four Black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their... Read More.
The Kosciusko Whippets baseball team held a special practice Friday to remember 9-11 and to honor first responders. (more…)
A case of COVID-19 has been reported at Greenlee Elementary in Attala County. The following press release was sent out Monday morning: "On Monday, September 14, 2020 Attala County School District was notified that one student at Greenlee Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the MSDH guidelines the student is in quarantine and all identified close contacts... Read More.
Long Creek Elementary students learned about the horrific attack on the US on 9/11/2001. Our flag boys made sure to fly the flag half-staff, and we dedicated 11 seconds of silence to honor those who lost their lives as well as those who were injured.
Free Covid-19 testing is available in Attala County on Monday. Testing is designated for teachers, staff, administrators, nurses, and childcare facility workers. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is hosting drive-through COVID-19 testing sites at various county health departments over the next few weeks. Testing hours are noon to 7 p.m., and no appointment is necessary. Visit the MSDH... Read More.
Governor Reeves has issued a State of Emergency for Mississippi. Reeves announced that tropical storm Sally is expected to reach hurricane level early this morning. While the storm is predicted to make direct landfall in nearby Louisiana, the potential for flooding, high winds and 15-20 inches of rain and 75-85 per hour winds are possible, especially along... Read More.
Today is Monday, Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2020. There are 108 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him. On this date: In 1715, Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Perignon, credited with advances... Read More.
"Love from Above" is the largest project for the Junior Auxiliary of Kosciusko. The program helps provide afternoon / weekend snacks for families in need. These snacks are provided by JA and distributed through each elementary school in the county. Ms. Stephanie Jackson (a Long Creek alumna and JA representative) provides snacks to Mrs. Denise Canada (school... Read More.
Today is Sunday, Sept. 13, the 257th day of 2020. There are 109 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1788, the Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election, and declared New York City the temporary national capital. On this date: In 1803, Commodore John Barry, considered by many the father of the... Read More.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2020. There are 110 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1962, in a speech at Rice University in Houston, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed his support for the manned space program, declaring: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and... Read More.