James Phillips

4 days 20 hours ago
The City of Kosciusko was named as the No. 7 safest city in Mississippi in a study released Thursday by a national organization. Safe Choice Security released the list after consulting with 2013 FBI Crime Data for more than 100 cities in Mississippi. The group compared property crimes and violent crimes to come up with a list of the 14 safest...
5 days 23 hours ago
A group of bikers from Texas recently spent several days in central Mississippi, spreading a message of hope and love. Bikers from Beautiful Feet Ministries of Fort Worth, Texas, were in Kosciusko and surrounding areas Aug. 14-17 “fishing for me” during the bike rally in Sturgis. The group is coordinated by Kosciusko native Mike...
5 days 23 hours ago
Rick Edwards accepted the call to ministry at the age of 13. Since that time, he has seen his share of ups and downs, but he says God has been with him through it all. Edwards, 60, has been in Attala County for the past couple of weeks. Many area residents have probably seen him walking the streets, dressed in his chaplain uniform, at all...
5 days 23 hours ago
During a meeting last week, the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted to approve the city budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed expenses for the 2015 General Fund will be $4,467,915, which is down slightly from the 2014 budget. “That number is our proposed expenses,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “We do not expect to...
5 days 23 hours ago
Attala County residents had the opportunity to address a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission during a town hall in Kosciusko last week. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley spoke briefly before fielding questions from citizens during the 1-hour forum held at the Attala County Courthouse. “I...
5 days 23 hours ago
Our family has lived in Mississippi for a little more than a year now.  Before our move to Kosciusko, our travel into the Magnolia State was very limited. As a family, we had only visited Tupelo, and I had only c0me to the state for a few sporting events early in my career. Due to that limited travel throughout the state, we have tried...
1 week 4 days ago
More than 100 cyclists converged on downtown Kosciusko Saturday morning for the Little Mountain Ride. The ride, sponsored by the Tour D' Attala Biking Club, raised funds for the Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund. The fund is administered by The Friends of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Organizers estimate $5,000 was raised Saturday. The ride, in...
1 week 4 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors received one bid from a health care provider interested in a long-term lease of Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. Scott Pickle, attorney for the county, said Wednesday morning Jackson-based Baptist Health Systems, was the only health care provider to answer the advertisement for leasees when they were due...
2 weeks 4 days ago
The 105th annual Central Mississippi Fair opened Saturday with a livestock competition and will continue throughout the week. The fair, which is sponsored by area businesses and organized by the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation and a group of area volunteers, features several exhibits inside the Attala County Coliseum as well as many...
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