Barnes Paper & Janitorial Supply Finds Home in Kosciusko

Clif Barnes and his father Eddie have been in business together since 2003.

“We’re a family-owned business,” said Eddie. “A father, two sons, and their families.”

Armed with a proven track record of customer service with Barnes Paper & Janitorial Supply, Clif and Eddie joined another father-son duo, Butch Bingham and his son Daniel, to open a Kosciusko location. This new venue now compliments their existing facilities in Greenwood and Clarksdale. (more…)

Debut of 2016-17 Newcomers & Visitors Guide

The Star-Herald, in collaboration with the Kosciusko Attala Partnership (KAP), has released a brand-new Kosciusko Newcomers & Visitors Guide. In addition to background on the community, the guide highlights resources, attractions, KAP’s partner businesses/organizations, + more! (more…)

A Family Tradition: Patterson Jewelers has been a staple of Kosciusko square since 1950

This story was originally published in The Star-Herald.

By James Phillips

Patterson Jewelers has been a staple in downtown Kosciusko for more than 60 years. The store, currently owned and operated by Jimmy and Paula Patterson, was opened in 1950 by Jimmy’s father, Jack Patterson.

Jimmy Patterson started helping around the store at a young age and went to his first jewelry school at 14. “They didn’t want to teach me because I was so young,” he said. “I ended up with the highest grade in the class.” (more…)

“A Step Back in Time” Recognized with Award by Mississippi Main Street

“A Step Back in Time,” a September 2015 event that showcased the history of Kosciusko’s historic downtown through portrayals of prominent figures in the city’s history (for background, see this story from BreezyNews), was recognized at Mississippi Main Street’s 27th Annual Awards Luncheon. (more…)

Kosciusko Attala Partnership Announces Launch of Kidz Discovery Summer Workshop Series

Registration deadline Friday 6/3, 5:00pm

This workshop series is being launched with the intention of expanding the horizons of young people in Kosciusko and Attala County. Through this series of stimulating workshops, area youth have the opportunity to explore and discover new interests throughout the summer.

Application can be downloaded here. (more…)

As chairman, Selmon excited for the 47th annual Natchez Trace Festival

Now in its 47th year, the Natchez Trace Festival has long been an enjoyable spring hallmark of Kosciusko that celebrates both the community and the Natchez Trace.

The festival chairman for 2016, MarKeith Selmon, is eager to further enhance the event by building on the hard work of his predecessors.

“Last year’s festival chair, Cindy Deason, did a superb job making the Natchez Trace Festival a fun, family-oriented event,” Selmon said. “I’m excited to build upon that even more.” (more…)

Rewindz Rewarding: McKnight finds her place as consignment shop owner

This story was originally published in The Star-Herald.

By James Phillips

Rewindz, a children’s consignment shop on the downtown square in Kosciusko, started out of one mom’s search for affordable clothing for her own children.

Melanie McKnight, owner of the store, said she spent a lot of time and money traveling to the Jackson area to buy clothes for her children.

“Children’s clothes are so expensive so I would go there to find the best deals at consignment shops,” McKnight said. “One day, when we were shopping, my husband looked at me and asked why I couldn’t open up a consignment shop here.” (more…)

Exciting News for The Dance Company

After seven years as Kosciusko’s premier dance instructor, Nicki Richardson, will be stepping down as the owner and director of Beautiful Feet Dance School. Nicki is pleased to announce that the current competition dance director, Drew Myers, will become the new owner and director of the school.  Drew will be offering both competition and recreational dance programs for ages 3-18.  (more…)