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Attala Center ribbon-cutting set for Nov. 19

Attala Center ribbon-cutting set for Nov. 19 Holmes Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house for The Attala Center on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Located on West Jefferson Street in Kosciusko, the new facility is replacing the former Holmes Attala Educational Center on Highway 12 near Baptist Medical Center-Attala.

The new 70,000 square feet facility will offer academic and workforce training courses, as well as community workshops. A number of workshops/courses have already begun, but other new offerings are slated to start in January.

Nancy McRight, director of The Attala Center, said that she is proud of the new Kosciusko facility, and can't wait to open it to the public for an open house on Nov. 19.

"We have only been moved in for a couple of weeks now, but this place is remarkable," she told The Star-Herald, in reference to the new facility. "This new center is going to provide limitless opportunities for our community."
Most notably for her role directing The Attala Center, McRight was recently named as one of the Women of Attala 2015 by The Star-Herald. She has also been named Director of the Year in Adult Education in Mississippi three times. McRight has been a member of the Holmes family since 2002, and while she has only resided in Kosciusko for the past few years, she says it feels like home to her.

"We are thrilled to have The Attala Center open and look forward to serving our community, Attala County, and the surrounding areas," McRight said. "The hard work and effort of so many has paid off and we cannot wait for everyone to see it."

Some of the community courses The Attala Center is currently offering include Basic Photography, Conversational Spanish, Customer Service Training, a "Know Your Cell Phone" training course, a "Don't Let Your Smartphone Be Smarter than You" course, and 10 Exceptional Team Leadership workshops.

Upcoming workshops include "Preparing Yourself For Team Leadership Success," Nov. 19; "Lead Others? First Lead Yourself," Dec. 3; "Goal Setting For Success," Jan. 14; "Making the Most of Your Time," Jan. 28; "Motivation and Confidence," Feb. 11; "Building A Successful Team, Feb. 25; "Creating and Sustaining Top Performance," March 24; "Employee Evaluation And Discipline," April 7, and "Making Decisions and Solving Problems," April 21.

Academic courses including Nutrition, Word Processing I, English Composition II, American History II, Human Growth and Development, and College Algebra will be offered in the spring of 2016. Truck driving and workforce welding classes will also begin in the spring.

For more information about The Attala Center, contact McRight at (662) 290-0808 or

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