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…)

Attala Works: A Community Effort & Key First Step

On Wednesday, August 3 The Attala Center of Holmes Community College hosted employers, elected officials, and community stakeholders for a kickoff info session regarding Attala Works, a collaborative workforce initiative with the Kosciusko Attala Partnership.

By Kel McDowell, CEO, Kosciusko Attala Partnership:


In today’s economic landscape, workforce is paramount.

And for both our existing employers and those assessing where to do business – Attala County is no exception. (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…)

Chairman of the Board: Develin leading KAP board for 2016

This story was originally published in The Star-HeraldIt has been edited to reflect the introduction of the Kosciusko Attala Partnership.

By James Phillips

Justin Develin cares about his community.

His dedication to Kosciusko and Attala County is why he is serving as the chairperson of one of the most important entities in the area for 2016.

Develin, who is community president for the Kosciusko area of Renasant Bank, began his term as chairman of the Kosciusko Attala Partnership in late 2015.

“I am happy to be able to fill this role for the year,” Develin said. “The Partnership plays a vital role in our community, and I am excited about what this year might bring.” (more…)

Introducing the Kosciusko Attala Partnership

During my time in Kosciusko and Attala County, I have been delighted and impressed by a plethora of great qualities on display by the members of our community.

Spurred by an immense pride in their community and a remarkable sincerity, so many parties and individuals regularly work together in pursuit of enhancing the place they choose to call home.

And it’s precisely that overarching observation that has driven our organizational redefinition under the banner of the Kosciusko Attala Partnership. (more…)