The Kosciusko Attala Partnership is excited to provide a business network opportunity at Watkins, Ward & Stafford here in Kosciusko on Thursday, July 26 from 4:30 – 6. This is an opportunity to meet other business owners from our area, meet Kenny Dungan and his staff, and enjoy a time of fellowship and food. If you haven’t seen their new office, it looks tremendous, so make plans to stop by. More details coming soon.
It is OOOOOficial! We are excited to announce a ribbon cutting at 1pm on Tuesday, July 24 for the new State Farm, Angel Albin MacDonald Agency on Highway 12 in Kosciusko. Make plans to stop by and learn more about all of the happenings at State Farm. There will be food and other fun activities all day long starting at 9:30 am. We will get more details on all of the activities soon, so keep checking back daily. Thank you for all you do for Kosciusko!
“Choosing To Be Here”
The Kosciusko Attala Partnership invites you to join our 2018 Retail Business Symposium at Holmes Community College Attala on July 19 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and learn more about how together we can make a difference for tourism, promotion and more for our communities and your business to grow. Please RSVP by calling 662-289-2981. It is a FREE event.
Kosciusko would like to welcome Graham Meriwether to our city for the viewing of his latest documentary, “Farmers For America” tonight at the Skylight Grille in downtown Kosciusko.
Graham is a film maker and Founder of Leave It Better. What can we collectively do to heal our environment, to leave our communities better for those who follow? What will our legacy be? Farmers For America. There’s a shift underway in American agriculture, a shift as surprising as it is necessary. With the average age of the farmer close to 60 years old, a new generation is called upon with the challenging and virtuous task of feeding America. Farms are disappearing from rural America, and with them, farming cultures and communities. Meanwhile, urbanites increasingly seek connections to the land through food, and demand for local and organic food soars beyond the current supply. Farmers For America is both a story and a call to action based on the critical question, “Who will feed America?”
Tickets are available at the Kosciusko Attala Partnership or you can purchase at the Skylight Grille tonight. Dinner/Cocktails: 6:15pm
Film Start: 7pm
Panel Discussion: 8:15-8:45pm
Baptist Attala names new administrator
Hospital to host welcome reception for the community
KOSCIUSKO, Mississippi, June 5, 2018—Baptist Memorial Health Care has named Rob Coleman the CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Attala. He will also hold the same position at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Yazoo.
The hospital will host a welcome reception to introduce Coleman to the community on Tuesday, June 19 from 5-7 p.m. in the hospital lobby. The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Coleman comes to the hospital from Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he served in a variety of roles since 2010. In his most recent position ‒ assistant vice president of clinical operations ‒ he oversaw the operations of multiple areas throughout the hospital. Before coming to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, he worked as a director in a Community Health Systems hospital.
“Rob has proven to be a gifted leader,” said Chris Anderson, vice president and head of Mississippi operations for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “He has succeeded in every position he has held, and I’m confident he will continue to excel as Baptist Attala’s administrator.”
Coleman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Health Care Administration degree from Belhaven University. He and his wife, Jessica, have one son named Carter.
Baptist Attala is a 25-bed community hospital serving the Attala County community and surrounding areas. It offers inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a 24-hour emergency department. The hospital became affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in May 2017 when Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and Baptist Memorial Health Care signed a shared mission agreement. That partnership made Baptist Memorial Health Care Mississippi’s largest health care organization.
FARMERS FOR AMERICA SCREENING
The acclaimed new documentary, Farmers For America, will be screened July 13, 2018 at Kosciusko’s Skylight Grill , and will feature a discussion with one of the film’s stars, Attala County FFA Advisor Kenneth Georgia, and Chef Jack Adams of the restaurant. The documentary traces the remarkable shifts coming to American agriculture as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food comes from. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. The film is narrated by popular TV host and podcaster Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor). The film premiered last October during the FFA national convention in Indianapolis, and has been screened widely throughout the country. FFA Advisor Georgia is one of the film’s most inspiring characters, a teacher who emphasizes to all his students the importance of community service. “The lesson that comes from that, I can’t even teach the students,” Georgia says in the film. “I tell them that when you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside because you’ve done something great for someone, that’s what it’s all about.” Besides the film, the screening includes a dinner with a special menu of locally-sourced food by Chef Adams. The film begins at 7 pm, and will then be followed by a panel discussion with Georgia, Adams and the filmmaker, Graham Meriwether. The Kosciusko Attala Partnership (KAP) is helping sponsor the screening as a partner organization.
Purchase Your Tickets Online:https://farmersforamerica.ticketbud.com/farmers-for-america…
Tickets are only $20 for food and movie.
DATE: Friday, July 13, 2018
PLACE: Skylight Grill, 112 Jackson St., Kosciusko, MS (www.skylightgrill.com)
There will be a special menu of locally-sourced food
Film Start: 7pm
Panel Discussion: 8:15-8:45pm
Chef Jack Adams, FFA Ag Ed Instructor Kenneth Georgia, Director Graham Meriwether