• Choctaw Indian Fair announces 2024 entertainment lineup

    Choctaw Indian Fair announces 2024 entertainment lineup
    CHOCTAW, Miss. – (April 03, 2024) – The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians proudly announces the 74th edition of the Choctaw Indian Fair on July 10-13, 2024. Enjoy four days of fun, Native American social celebrations, cultural activities, Tribal arts and crafts, demonstrations and exhibits, […]
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  • Storms Possible Locally Thursday Night

    Storms Possible Locally Thursday Night
    An approaching cold front will trigger some thunderstorms in parts of Mississippi Thursday night and a few of the storms could be severe in portions of the local area.  The National Weather Service has placed Attala and Holmes counties, much of Leake County and northern […]
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  • Mississippi Capitol sees second day of hundreds rallying for ‘full Medicaid expansion now’

    Mississippi Capitol sees second day of hundreds rallying for ‘full Medicaid expansion now’
    Hundreds of people rallied at the Mississippi Capitol for a second day Wednesday, urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid to provide health coverage for an estimated 200,000 Mississippians.After faith leaders spoke at the Capitol on Tuesday, Care4Mississippi, a coalition of advocates, held a rally Wednesday. Speakers recounted their struggles with access to affordable health care in Mississippi and chanted for the Legislature to, “Close the coverage gap now,” and for “Full Medicai
  • New STEM school matches governor’s plans for Mississippi

    New STEM school matches governor’s plans for Mississippi
    In his annual State of the State address in February 2024, Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, highlighted Mississippi’s recent improvement in education and the need for further progress. This is a mission shared by the SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy, a science- and technology-focused institution located within 20 miles of the high school area that the governor proposed using in his address.Statement from the GovernorIn his annual statement, Gov. Tate Reeves highlighted the pro
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  • Local Educator Vying for America’s Favorite Teacher

    Local Educator Vying for America’s Favorite Teacher
    Lauren Fancher is the 6th Grade Math and Social Studies teacher at Greenlee Elementary in the Attala School District. She submitted an entry into the Reader’s Digest competition titled “America’s Favorite Teacher.” Posting on Social Media, and getting recognition by her students, their parents, friends […]
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  • Leake County deputies searching for stolen vehicles & firearm

    Leake County deputies searching for stolen vehicles & firearm
    Authorities in Leake County are searching for two stolen vehicles and a stolen firearm. According to a Facebook post, a white, Chevrolet Silverado was reported Tuesday, April 16 near the intersection of Goshen and Arbor Acres Roads. The truck is a four-door with a black […]
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  • SR1 CPSA: Shaping the future of education in Mississippi

    SR1 CPSA: Shaping the future of education in Mississippi
    Ridgeland, MS — In its inaugural year in 2023-24, the SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (CPSA) located in Canton, MS, is leading an educational transformation in Mississippi, backed by the visionary non-profit organization SR1. With a focus on college preparatory and STEM education, the academy leverages extensive grassroots experience to pioneer new educational pathways, aiming to nurture unparalleled student achievements.Despite facing initial skepticism about the feasibility of
  • New STEM school in Mississippi to boost economic growth and equity

    New STEM school in Mississippi to boost economic growth and equity
    In discussions about the highest-paying career paths and college degrees, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is often viewed as a golden ticket. Yet access to the field isn’t equal. Minority groups — such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American individuals — are less likely to pursue STEM college degrees or professions. Women are also underrepresented.To help combat the problem, SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy launched to pro
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  • Mississippi Stories: Natalie Moore

    Mississippi Stories: Natalie Moore
    In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Natalie Moore, Peer Wellness Support Services Coordinator for the Mississippi Mental Health Association. Moore and Ramsey share their experiences battling mental health issues and the Congregational Recovery Outreach Program’s upcoming mental health summit.CROP is a faith-based, grant program that aims to help individuals recovering from substance use disorders and
  • Happening today: Fields of Faith moved to Attala County Coliseum

    Happening today: Fields of Faith moved to Attala County Coliseum
    The Kosciusko Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold Fields of Faith Wednesday, April 17. Due to the threat of rain and storm, the event has been moved to the Attala County Coliseum beginning at 6:30 pm. Edward Williams will be the featured speaker.
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  • Wingate orders release of SNAP data for JXN Water discounts

    Wingate orders release of SNAP data for JXN Water discounts
    U.S. District Court Judge Henry Wingate ordered the release of government benefits data on Tuesday to allow Jackson’s third-party water manager to carry out a first-of-its-kind approach to billing.The order calls on government agencies, mainly the Mississippi Department of Human Services, to release data to the manager, JXN Water, showing who in the capital city receives benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Late last year, JXN Water’s Ted Henifin rel
  • Podcast: It’s Scottie Scheffler’s world and the rest of us golf in it.

    Podcast: It’s Scottie Scheffler’s world and the rest of us golf in it.
    His Masters performance reinforces Scottie Scheffler’s role as golf’s No. 1 guy, but watch out for Ludvig Aberg. Plus, the Ole Miss baseball team shows that reports of its early demise were greatly exaggerated. Lane Kiffin shows what many of us have suspected all along: Spring football games are a waste of energy. The Clevelands also take a dive into the WNBA draft.Stream all episodes here.
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  • Minute with the Mayor – April 17, 2024

    Minute with the Mayor – April 17, 2024
    This week on Minute with the Mayor: Kosciusko Mayor Tim Kyle recaps Tuesday night’s meeting of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen.
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  • Happening today: Fields of Faith at Landrum Field

    Happening today: Fields of Faith at Landrum Field
    The Kosciusko Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold Fields of Faith Wednesday, April 17. The event will take place at Landrum Field beginning at 6:30 pm. Those attending are asked to bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Edward Williams will be the featured speaker.
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  • Tupelo’s Link Centre celebrates creativity to build community

    Tupelo’s Link Centre celebrates creativity to build community
    In December 2001, with the support of a diverse group of people, businesses, and community organizations, Link Centre opened on Main Street in Tupelo. Although at 17 years old, I (Melanie Deas) vowed to never return to Mississippi, I found myself saying yes to the role of Executive Director in January 2007. Link Centre is a multi-faceted place. It’s a nonprofit organization, a community partner, a landlord, an artist co-op, a transit center, an entrepreneurial incubator, an event ven
  • Local teams to begin postseason play this weekend

    Local teams to begin postseason play this weekend
    Several local baseball and softball teams will begin postseason play this week. Kosciusko baseball, Kosciusko softball, Ethel baseball, and Ethel softball will all host playoff games Friday, April 19. Kosciusko baseball is the #1 seed in the Region 3-4A will host #4 seed Amory. Kosciusko […]
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  • Marshall Ramsey: Expansion

    Marshall Ramsey: Expansion
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  • If Legislature fails to pass education budget, rivals Hood, Reeves agreed in past schools would still be funded

    If Legislature fails to pass education budget, rivals Hood, Reeves agreed in past schools would still be funded
    Based on an opinion by former Attorney General Jim Hood and the embrace of that opinion by Gov. Tate Reeves, there could still be an option for the state to fund local school districts should the Legislature end the 2024 session without passing a budget for K-12 education.Comments by Speaker Jason White, R-West, have caused some to fear that the House will leave K-12 education unfunded if the Senate does not agree to rewrite the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which provides the bulk of
  • Business leaders urge legislators mulling Medicaid expansion to improve access to health care

    Business leaders urge legislators mulling Medicaid expansion to improve access to health care
    Powerful business groups are urging legislative leaders “to work together” to improve health care access as they negotiate whether to expand Medicaid coverage for Mississippians and by how much.“Access to healthcare is not just about individual health, but about the well being of our entire community,” the Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Business and Industry Political Education Committee said in a letter to House Speaker Jason
  • ‘A matter of life and death:’ Hundreds rally at Capitol for full Medicaid expansion 

    ‘A matter of life and death:’ Hundreds rally at Capitol for full Medicaid expansion 
    Charles and Cheryl Penson shuffled up the steps of a bus in Tupelo at 4 a.m. on Tuesday to begin a long day’s trek to the state Capitol The reason the Pensons, both of whom are ministers, traveled over three hours to the seat of Mississippi’s government is they know several people in rural northeast Mississippi, including one of their own daughters, who could benefit from expanded Medicaid coverage. Their daughter is a businesswoman and a single mother, they said, who work
  • About Steve Sloan, the worst you could say is he was too nice a guy

    About Steve Sloan,  the worst you could say is he was too nice a guy
    Steve Sloan, who died April 14, spent five seasons as Ole Miss football coach, winning an average of four games a season.Steve Sloan, who died April 14 at the age of 79, spent five autumns (1978-82), mostly unsuccessful, as the head football coach at Ole Miss. I covered those last two seasons as the Ole Miss beat reporter for the Clarion Ledger. Covering losing football teams is often a thankless chore. Sloan made those two seasons bearable.My lasting memory of Sloan: He was, without question,
  • Two Injured in Hwy 12 Crash Tuesday in Attala

    Two Injured in Hwy 12 Crash Tuesday in Attala
    Attala County Deputies, EMS, Attala County Fire Department, and MS Hwy Patrol all responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 12 near the intersection of Attala Rd. 4167 just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. The collision reportedly appeared to have been head-on […]
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  • DUIs and Drug Arrests in Attala and Leake

    DUIs and Drug Arrests in Attala and Leake
    JERMEL D BALL, 24, of Kosciusko, Disorderly Conduct – Failure to Comply with LEO, KPD.  Bond $1,100.   ANTHONY A CALLAHAN, 42, of Carthage, Bench Warrant – Leake County Justice Court, LCSO.  Bond N/A.   DARIN R COTTON, 29, of Kosciusko, Contempt of Court – […]
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  • Local students make nationals for podcast competition

    Local students make nationals for podcast competition
    Two local students are headed to a national competition for their podcast. Kirsten and Kielan, students from the Kosciusko Attala Career Tech Center, qualified for the Technology Student Association National Conference for their performance in the state competition. The duo are currently raising funds to […]
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  • Being Oxford’s mayor means listening first

    Being Oxford’s mayor means listening first
    I love Oxford.  I love Mississippi. I love America.  Loving America also means loving Americans. Yet, we are at a time in our history where the rhetoric only seems to get more and more divisive, and the toxic polarization is sadly becoming something we accept as the norm. We have gone past disagreeing to disliking – and even despising – those who don’t agree with us.  We’ve lost sight, in many cases, of the possibility of understanding and r
  • Indianola mom’s situation raises question: If you call police for help during a domestic disturbance, will you lose your kids?

    Indianola mom’s situation raises question: If you call police for help during a domestic disturbance, will you lose your kids?
    Exposing children to domestic violence commonly leads to abuse and neglect charges and can result in loss of custody, experts say.But in the case of Nakala Murry, an Indianola mother facing neglect allegations, it was a police officer responding to her call for help, not her ex-partner who was causing trouble, that left her then-11-year-old son with a gunshot wound to the chest.Jennifer Morgan, manager of the family defense program at the Office of the State Public Defender, said it’s oft
  • Experts analyze House, Senate Medicaid expansion proposals, offer compromise plan

    Experts analyze House, Senate Medicaid expansion proposals, offer compromise plan
    As Mississippi lawmakers look for compromise between widely differing House and Senate Mississippi Medicaid expansion plans, experts with a health research group have projected the costs, savings and efficacy of the plans and offered a third, potential compromise plan.The analysis shows that under each plan, the state would see net annual savings – ranging from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars – by expanding the state-federal Medicaid program to cover working, poo
  • Audio: Musicians call in to The BreckFast Show to preview Tuesday night concert

    Audio: Musicians call in to The BreckFast Show to preview Tuesday night concert
    Marta Szlubowska, a talented violinist, and Svetlana Belsky, a renowned pianist, called in to The BreckFast Show this morning to preview the Tuesday night concert at the Skipworth Performing Arts Center.
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  • K-9 Colby and Deputy Edwards: Tackling Crime in Attala

    K-9 Colby and Deputy Edwards: Tackling Crime in Attala
    The Attala County Sheriff’s Office is proud to introduce K-9 Colby and his handler, Deputy Jacob Edwards, to the public. Deputy Edwards, a seasoned member of ACSO with three years of service, has been partnered with K-9 Colby for approximately one year, and their collaboration […]
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  • Whippets to face Amory in opening round of playoffs

    Whippets to face Amory in opening round of playoffs
    The opponent and schedule is set for Kosciusko baseball’s opening round playoff series. Kosciusko will face off against the Amory Panthers, the #4 seed from Region 1-4A. Game 1 will be in Kosciusko Friday, April 19 at 6:00 pm. Game 2 is set for Saturday, […]
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