James Phillips

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Get rid of hatred, forgive, and have hope was the message World War II veteran and Bataan Death March survivor Col. Glenn Frazier  gave participants who heard him speak Tuesday morning at the Aisle of Honor program at Parkway Cemetery.  Sheri Roebuck, former director of the Martha Jo Leslie State Veterans Home in Kosciusko,...
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The City of Kosciusko is now accepting applications for a new school board member. Mayor Jimmy Cockroft announced during the city aldermen meeting last week that Kim Williams had resigned from the city school board. “Kim has done a tremendous job during her time on the board,” Cockroft said. “Her spot is an appointed seat,...
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The Kosciusko City School Board accepted more than $45,000 in grant funds during its meeting Monday. Superintendent Tony McGee said the money was from a Rural and Low Income Grant for the 2014-2015 school year and totaled $45,179. McGee said the funds would go to purchase three projector boards for high school teachers who did not have them...
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With only one local race on the Nov. 4 election, Attala County saw only 30 percent of its voters cast a ballot. A total of 3,758 votes were cast in Attala County, where the only local race was for a spot on the Attala County School Board. The race for the District 5 seat on the school board saw Rodger Clark gain 55 percent of the vote to...
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There are many things that divide people these days. Important issues, such as healthcare, marriage equality and women’s rights, are only a few of the things that can separate us as people. A week or so back, I found quickly found out another issue where there is no middle ground amongst people — clowns. I had originally planned on...
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Entries are currently being accepted into the Kosciusko Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for Dec. 1. The theme for 2014 is “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Tonya Threet, vice president of community development for the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation, said she is expecting a large...
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Two young women are taking a little more than a month to walk across Mississippi. The pair’s journey led them to Kosciusko last week. Hannah Miller and Katya Korableva are taking part in Mississippi Heard, a project connecting the ladies’ home communities of Mississippi and Russia. The two started on their walking trip Oct. 12 and...
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A drug investigation that started by the Attala County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of nine people, including two from Attala County. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail announced Tuesday that a year-long investigation that started with undercover drug buys in the county has now netted nine arrests as well as the seizure of 118...
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The Attala County Board of Supervisors voted Monday for the county engineer to move forward with site design for a new jail. Christian Gardner of Gardner Engineering said he expected the site design plans would be completed in two to three weeks. “This is basically designing everything except the building,” he said. “We...
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