Stephen Franks to Serve as Chairman-Elect of Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association

Stephen Franks has been elected to serve as Chairman Elect of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association (MADA). Franks is the dealer principal of Chevrolet–Buick–GMC in Kosciusko and Crowson Auto World in Louisville.
MADA, a statewide organization, represents the new car and truck dealers in Mississippi. Members of MADA create an estimated 15,718 jobs, $350 million in payroll, $97 million in income taxes, and $5.5 billion in total sales having a significant impact on Mississippi’s economy.

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“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…)

Leslie Woods named Operations Supervisor in Atmos Energy’s Kosciusko Office

Leslie Woods is the new supervisor of the Atmos Energy team in Kosciusko. He replaces David Skinner, who is now a supervisor in Jackson.

“Leslie will continue the Atmos Energy tradition of delivering superior customer service in a safe and reliable manner,” said Brian Broussard, Vice President of Operations for Atmos Energy in Mississippi. “His diverse experience will play a vital role in the continued development of the Kosciusko and Louisville employees.” (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…)

New Clinic Opening in Kosciusko – Monday, February 29, 2016

When you or someone you love becomes sick, you want to get help for them right away. A long, anxiety-filled drive to another town, or even a long wait in an emergency room or a clinic, is the last thing you want.

Baptist Medical Center Attala, formerly Montfort Jones, has long been Attala County’s primary source of medical care. Our recent alliance with Baptist Health Systems in Jackson is a signal of our firm intent to remain right here in our town as our community’s trusted center for healthcare. (more…)