James Phillips

3 days 16 hours ago
A large crowd of family and friends attended the Monday night meeting of the Kosciusko City School Board to support Andrea Myers who was sworn in as the newest member of the board. Myers was recently appointed to the school board by the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen. She will continue the term of Kim Williams who stepped down from the school...
3 days 16 hours ago
As someone who was not born until 1978, I missed the civil rights era by quite a few years.  Despite that fact, I have always been interested in the time period. I am sure if I had been around in those days, my passion for social justice would have found me right in the middle of the marches, protests and rallies. I firmly believe that...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Jonathan Powers has a passion to serve his community. That passion is why is the chairperson of one of the most important entities in the area for 2015. Powers, who is agency manager for Farm Bureau in Kosciusko, took over as chairman of the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation in late 2014. Since that time, the group has already made some...
2 weeks 3 days ago
The 2015 election season officially opened Monday. The eight-week qualifying period for the August primary election started Monday and will continue through Friday, Feb. 27. Candidates for county positions will file paperwork and any required fees with the Attala County Circuit Clerk Office. In Attala County, races will be held to fill the...
2 weeks 3 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of 2015 Monday morning with its first order of business being organizing the board for the year. District 3 Supervisor Troy Hodges was named board president for the year. Hodges, who has served seven terms as a supervisor, is starting his 27th year on the board. Hodges said he is...
2 weeks 4 days ago
Coaching is something that I have always loved. If I had not decided on a career in journalism, I would have probably become a coach.  I have had my fair share of volunteer coaching gigs over the years. I coached my younger sister for several years before I had children of my own. Stone, my 12-year-old son, started playing ragball as a...
3 weeks 4 days ago
ETHEL — An evangelist from Louisiana is hoping a recent event at Ethel High School will be the start of a series of ministry events at high schools across Mississippi. Rick Edwards, an evangelist who spends most of his time traveling to cities across the south for prayer events, spoke to students at EHS just before the holiday break....
3 weeks 4 days ago
Kosciusko police may soon be outfitted with body cameras while on duty. Police Chief R.J. Adams spoke to members of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen recently about his intention to purchase body cameras for officers. “It is a matter of safety for our officers and for our citizens,” Adams said. “There is a lot of ‘he...
3 weeks 4 days ago
  Kosciusko officials are considering placing a moratorium on certain businesses within the city. Cathy Pham, owner of Lovely Nails located on Highway 12 in Kosciusko, spoke to city leaders at a recent meeting of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen. Pham expressed concern over the likelihood of her business surviving if another nail salon...
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