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…)

Natural gas expansion: Skinner serves as operations supervisor for Kosciusko branch

This story was originally published in The Star-Herald.

By Nancy Green

Bringing additional natural gas service to Kosciusko and Attala County is bringing economic development as the result of the Attala Industrial Park being one of the first beneficiaries of the commission-approved fund of $2.1 million.

Atmos Energy on Veterans Memorial Drive, hosted a groundbreaking last summer as the announcement was  made of the proposed gas line that will ensure an adequate gas supply for area businesses and industries. (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…)

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…)

Dream Dealership: Kosciusko’s Franks enjoys leading hometown car lot

This story was originally published in The Star-Herald.

By James Phillips

Stephen Franks has been selling cars for 30 years. Since 2008, he has been an owner of Franks Chevrolet in his  hometown of Kosciusko.

“It was a goal of mine forever to be part of a dealership,” he said. “Even when I lived in Jackson for several  years, Kosciusko was still home. We love Kosciusko, and we are glad to be here serving and helping in  whatever areas that we can.” (more…)

Recycling metals: Cain businesses offer variety of services to Attala

This story was originally published in The Star-Herald.

By Nancy Green

Brian Cain said he believes he is in a business in which there will always be a need as recycling of metal is a continuous process.

Cain Inc. and Cain Recyclers are owned and operated by Brian Cain. The businesses include a recycling facility and a site preparation construction business. Both are operated from East Jefferson Street on the grounds of the former Superior Coach plant. (more…)