Today in history: October 22

Today is Thursday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2020. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment — a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis. On this date: In 1797, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin... Read More.

Positive case of COVID-19 at Ethel High School

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Attala County School District was notified that one student at Ethel High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the MSDH guidelines the student is in quarantine and all identified close contacts are being notified to quarantine as well. As required, ACSD reports updates to the MS Department of Health each Monday.

KAP announces Hometown Scarecrow contest winner

The Kosciusko Attala Partnership has announced the winner of this year's Hometown Scarecrow contest. Redbud Financial Group was named the first place winner. Kosciusko Water and Light came in 2nd place. Over 40 entries were entered into the contest. The displays will be remain up throughout the month of October. See the complete announcement below.   We... Read More.

New coronavirus death reported in Attala County

One more person in Attala County has died from coronavirus. That information was released in the Tuesday report from the Mississippi State Department of Health. The death toll in Attala County from the virus is 26. Overall, there were 31 more deaths reported in the state with 730 new cases of the virus.

Greenlee Kindergarteners Vote for State Flag

Last week, the kindergarten students at Greenlee Elementary were given the opportunity to participate in a mock vote on a new design for the flag of the State of Mississippi.  The students were shown all the choices on the ballot, and then selected the design they would pick, if given the opportunity.  With the election coming up... Read More.

Attala County sample ballot for Nov. 3 election

Attala County Circuit Clerk Wanda Fancher has provided Breezy News with a sample ballot for the upcoming general election. The ballot includes national races for President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District. Voters will also vote on the new proposed Mississippi state flag and Initiative 65. Click here to view the complete 2020 Election Sample... Read More.

Annual Trick or Treat Safety Parade to be held Oct. 29

The annual Trick or Treat Safety Parade in downtown Kosciusko has been set for Thursday, Oct. 29. Participating businesses on the square will pass out candy from 3:00 - 4:30. Those attending are encouraged to wear a facial covering and to practice social distancing. See the flyer for a list of participating businesses.

Today in history: October 21

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2020. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J. On this date: In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor. In 1892,... Read More.

Ethel Social Studies Students Get Creative

After reading about a famous expedition, Mrs. Poole’s 7th and 8th grade classes researched other expeditions and presented their information to their classmates. Pictured are some of the students with their presentations: Autumn Sims, Treasure Hollman, Akeelah Clark, Haleigh Hutchison, Sadie Kate Wood, and Rylie Renfrow.