• 15-minute Hobo Volunteer Fire Station speech captures life and convictions of former speaker


    Thomas Wells / Daily JournalFormer state Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, played key roles in some of the state’s most important legislation.
    A speech at the Hobo Fire Station in rural Prentiss County sent reverberations throughout Mississippi’s political environment amid the 2003 elections.
    In 2003 as Republican Haley Barbour waged the most modern campaign in the state’s history to upend incumbent Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, state Rep. Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, was speaking at
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians partners with Central Electric Power Association (CEPA)

    Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians partners with Central Electric Power Association (CEPA)
    A check in the amount of $45,600 was presented to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians by Central Electric Power Association (CEPA) through a TVA new construction incentive program for the Pearl River Elementary School Upper Elementary Building. Accepting the check on behalf of the Tribe was Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben. Pryor Morrow served as the architectural and... Read More.
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  • Kicks Picks grand prize winner to be announced Friday

    Kicks Picks grand prize winner to be announced Friday
    The grand prize winner for Boswell Media’s Kicks Picks football pick’em will be announced Friday, Dec. 13. LollyClaus will announce the winner live on Kicks 96.7 from Wheel-In Grocery in Carthage from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The grand prize winner will receive a flat screen TV courtesy of Wheel-In Grocery. The winner is the contestant who got the... Read More.
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  • Two bodies found in Holmes County

    Two bodies found in Holmes County
    Two bodies have been found in different locations in Mississippi’s Holmes County. Sheriff Willie March says deputies are investigating the discoveries Wednesday as a possible murder-suicide. WAPT-TV reports March says a woman was found dead at the Durant Motel and a short time later, a man’s body was found in his car parked on a road nearby. Sheriff... Read More.
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  • Happening today: Attala County Library Family Night Open House

    Happening today: Attala County Library Family Night Open House
    The Attala County Library will host Family Night Open House tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. There will be a special performance by The Sessions, a live jazz band from Jackson, MS. Santa Claus will there to read The Night Before Christmas.  There will also be cookies and milk, ornament making, and The Trees of Christmas decorated by... Read More.
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  • Today in history: December 12

    Today in history: December 12
    Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2019. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush became president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida’s contested election. On this date: In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state... Read More.
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  • ‘What happened to Farish Street?’: Accounting for millions of dollars, opportunities lost in a historic Jackson community

    ‘What happened to Farish Street?’: Accounting for millions of dollars, opportunities lost in a historic Jackson community
    Eric J. Shelton/Mississippi Today, Report For AmericaThe 300 block of Farish Street, which bookends the once-heralded Entertainment District, in Jackson Dec. 5, 2019. Many in the community are hopeful that the timing is right for a reboot and that they will have a voice in what that looks like.
    “February opening eyed for Farish Street: Block of $100m project expected to debut during Black History Month”
    “Council praises Farish Street project”
    “Quiet comeback on Fari
  • Legislative leaders’ budget plan leaves “flexibility” for new Legislature

    Legislative leaders’ budget plan leaves “flexibility” for new Legislature
    The 14 members who comprise the powerful Legislative Budget Committee left many major issues for the new Legislature to decide in their budget proposal released Wednesday.
    The Budget Committee’s recommendation is traditionally viewed as a roadmap for the full Legislature when it convenes in January. The recommendation released Wednesday would appropriate $6.27 billion in state-support funds – $93.7 million or 1.5 percent less than was appropriated during the 2019 session for the curr
  • One arrested for aggravated assault

    One arrested for aggravated assault
    A Kosciusko man has been arrested on aggravated assault charges. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said 51-year-old Johnny Saxton Blair was arrested Sunday, Dec. 8 near Ethel. Further details surrounding the arrest weren’t given, but Nail did say the victim of the assault had to be take to University Medical Center in Jackson to be treated. Saxton was... Read More.
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  • Holmes CC The Attala Center announces spring 2020 classes

    Holmes CC The Attala Center announces spring 2020 classes
    The Holmes Community College Attala Center in Kosciusko is offering a variety of courses and a community enrichment class during the spring of 2020. Course offerings include: Ingalls/Ivey Shipfitting and Pipefitting Class, HVAC and Brick Masonry. The community enrichment courses are beginner quilting, guitar lessons, a cookie decorating class and a variety of art classes. There will be... Read More.
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  • Despite changes to Affordable Care Act, Mississippi enrollment remains steady in final weeks

    Despite changes to Affordable Care Act, Mississippi enrollment remains steady in final weeks
    Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi Today/ Report for AmericaDiamond Wooten, graduate student Jackson State University, right, gets help from Marian Talley with her first individual insurance policy at Farish Street Baptist Church Friday, December 7, 2018.
    One of the most common questions Marian Talley gets when helping Mississippians sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is “We still have Obamacare?”
    In June 2017, President Donald Trump promised voters he would “
  • Video: Derek Norsworthy performs new single

    Video: Derek Norsworthy performs new single
    2018 Boswell Media Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Derek Norsworthy performed a live rendition of his new single “Neighbors Talking” Tuesday night at the Boswell Media Christmas Party at Jason’s Southern Table in downtown Kosciusko. The new single will be available Jan. 17.
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  • Attala County Library to host Family Night Open House

    Attala County Library to host Family Night Open House
    The Attala County Library will host Family Night Open House Thursday Dec. 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. There will be a special performance by The Sessions, a live jazz band from Jackson, MS. Santa Claus will there to read The Night Before Christmas.  There will also be cookies and milk, ornament making, and The Trees of Christmas... Read More.
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  • Hood wins 47 percent of popular vote, but only 39 percent of House districts

    Hood wins 47 percent of popular vote, but only 39 percent of House districts
    Rogelio V. Solis / Associated PressReeves, Hood during their first televised gubernatorial debate at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood won nearly 47 percent of the popular vote in losing the election for governor on Nov.5, but received the most votes in only 39 percent of the 122 House districts, according to official results recently compiled by the Secretary of State’s of
  • Today in history: December 11

    Today in history: December 11
    Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2019. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 2001, in the first criminal indictment stemming from 9/11, federal prosecutors charged Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE’-uhs moo-SOW’-ee), a French citizen of Moroccan descent, with conspiring to murder thousands in the suicide hijackings. (Moussaoui pleaded... Read More.
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  • Will ‘lightning rod’ Lane Kiffin turn into ‘lightning in a bottle’ for Ole Miss?

    Will ‘lightning rod’ Lane Kiffin turn into ‘lightning in a bottle’ for Ole Miss?
    Rogelio V. Solis / Associated PressMississippi athletic director Keith Carter, left, reacts to Lane Kiffin as he answers a reporter’s question at a news conference, moments after being introduced to Mississippi fans as their new college football coach, at The Pavilion, a multipurpose arena on the campus in Oxford, Miss., Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Kiffin was previously, the football coach for three years at Florida Atlantic.
    Ole Miss has hired its 38th head coach over 126 years of football, bri
  • Head of embattled child protection agency resigns

    Head of embattled child protection agency resigns
    After two years leading Child Protection Services, which has struggled to meet the settlement requirements of a long-standing federal lawsuit, Commissioner Jess Dickinson announced his resignation on Tuesday.
    In 2017, Gov. Phil Bryant hand-picked Dickinson, a former state Supreme Court justice, to replace retiring commissioner David Chandler, the first-person to lead the new agency, which the Legislature spun off from the Department of Human Services as a condition of Olivia Y., the 2004 lawsuit
  • New site for bail hearing of Curtis Flowers

    New site for bail hearing of Curtis Flowers
    A judge has set a new site for next week’s bail hearing for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder in the 1996 shooting deaths of four people in a furniture store. Court officials said Monday that Curtis Flowers’ hearing will take place Dec. 16 at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Winona. Last week,... Read More.
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  • Happening today: KHS Choir Christmas Concert

    Happening today: KHS Choir Christmas Concert
    The Kosciusko High School choir and piano groups will hold the annual Christmas concert tonight. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm at the Mary Ricks-Thornton Cultural Center There is no charge for admission.  
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  • Today in history: December 10

    Today in history: December 10
    Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2019. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 1994, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize, pledging to pursue their mission of healing the anguished Middle East. On this date: In 1817, Mississippi was admitted as... Read More.
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  • Car Submerged in Lake After MVA Rollover

    Car Submerged in Lake After MVA Rollover
    At 12:57 pm Attala Deputies, MedStat EMS, The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Carmack Volunteers along with Attala Fire and Rescue.responded to an MVA rollover on highway 35 north just past Hesterville. The caller said the vehicle was upside down in a lake with the driver still inside. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and Sergeant Nic Cox and Investigator Mark... Read More.
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  • KHS Choir Christmas Concert set for tomorrow

    KHS Choir Christmas Concert set for tomorrow
    The Kosciusko High School choir and piano groups will hold the annual Christmas concert Tuesday, Dec. 10. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm at the Mary Ricks-Thornton Cultural Center There is no charge for admission.  
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  • CTC Teacher Academy students volunteer at Special Olympics

    CTC Teacher Academy students volunteer at Special Olympics
    Teacher Academy students from the Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center assisted with a bowling competition for Mid-Mississippi Special Olympics. The student volunteers enjoyed spending the day and bowling with Attala County Special Olympics athletes from Ethel High School, Greenlee Elementary, McAdams High School, and Long Creek Elementary. The Teacher Academy volunteers were as follows: Kayleigh Lindsey, Alyssis Smith, Jamekia... Read More.
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  • ‘One thing begets the next’: Trump officials declared his tax cut a boon for poor Mississippi communities, but promises of affordable housing remain elusive

    ‘One thing begets the next’: Trump officials declared his tax cut a boon for poor Mississippi communities, but promises of affordable housing remain elusive
    ‘One thing begets the next’: Trump officials declared his tax cut a boon for poor Mississippi communities, but promises of affordable housing remain elusive
     By Anna Wolfe and Allan Holmes | December 9, 2019This story was co-published with the Center for Public Integrity.Under President Donald Trump’s plan to pump money into poor neighborhoods across the country, the government gave generous tax breaks to a Mississippi businessman to purchase a Vicksburg saw mill on the v
  • One-in-ten working Mississippians lacks food, report finds

    One-in-ten working Mississippians lacks food, report finds
    Securing a job is not enough to guarantee a person won’t go hungry, finds the latest report from Hunger Free America, a New York-based nonprofit.
    In Mississippi, nearly 12 percent of working adults lived in households that couldn’t always afford enough food between 2016 and 2018. Nearly half a million people in Mississippi were food insecure, making it the third hungriest state in the nation.
    Mississippi is one of just six states that has not enacted its own minimum wage, one of the
  • One-in-ten working Mississippians lack food, report finds

    One-in-ten working Mississippians lack food, report finds
    Securing a job is not enough to guarantee a person won’t go hungry, finds the latest report from Hunger Free America, a New York-based nonprofit.
    In Mississippi, nearly 12 percent of working adults lived in households that couldn’t always afford enough food between 2016 and 2018. Nearly half a million people in Mississippi were food insecure, making it the third hungriest state in the nation.
    Mississippi is one of just six states that has not enacted its own minimum wage, one of the
  • Ep. 83: What to expect from the new regime under the Capitol dome

    Ep. 83: What to expect from the new regime under the Capitol dome
    Longtime state Sen. Dean Kirby joins Mississippi Today politics reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss how leadership changes at the Capitol could create a different approach to policymaking beginning in the 2020 legislative session.
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  • Today in history: December 9

    Today in history: December 9
    Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2019. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 1990, Solidarity founder Lech Walesa (lek vah-WEN’-sah) won Poland’s presidential runoff by a landslide. On this date: In 1608, English poet John Milton was born in London. In 1911, an explosion inside the... Read More.
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  • There is reason big buildings in Mississippi are named after House speakers

    There is reason big buildings in Mississippi are named after House speakers
    Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi Today/Report For AmericaMississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn
    While Delbert Hosemann is learning about his new duties and responsibilities as lieutenant governor and Tate Reeves is moving into the Governor’s Mansion, Philip Gunn will be starting his third term as speaker of the Mississippi House.
    Gunn, a Clinton Republican, is poised to be selected by members for a third term as speaker when the House convenes Jan. 7.
    The positions of governor, lieutenant gover
  • Happening today: The Dance Company Christmas show

    Happening today: The Dance Company Christmas show
    The Dance Company will hold its Christmas Competition and Showcase today. The show will be held at the Attala County Coliseum beginning at 3:00 pm. Visit The Dance Company on Facebook for more information.
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