James Phillips

1 week 5 days ago
Tennessee Valley Authority held an open house last week in Kosciusko to inform area residents about a possible line expansion that would go through several areas of Attala County. The open house was held at the Attala County Coliseum and nearly 100 citizens attended. “We consider this to be a good turnout,” said Kim Choate,...
1 week 6 days ago
Surprise is an emotion that I just do not feel very often. My wife has tried to surprise me for years. From birthday parties to Christmas presents, she has only been able to truly surprise me a handful of times during our two decades as a couple. I must admit that I was surprised last week. The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Donations given several years ago by Kosciusko residents to help with a safe water project in Africa have indirectly helped one young African girl recently graduate college. Kosciusko resident Sherri Buchanan went to the Samburu District in north-central Kenya in July 2005 as a part of an Earthwatch.org Communities (Water and Wildlife) Project...
2 weeks 5 days ago
A local resident expressed traffic concerns near her home during the meeting of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen last week. Sue Nowell told board members that speeding in the area of North Natchez and Love Street is out of control. “They come off Highway 12 driving like they are in the Indianapolis 500,” she said. “I can...
2 weeks 5 days ago
The Kosciusko City School Board met Monday night with a technology discussion highlighting the meeting. Superintendent Tony McGee said the idea of having an outside person come in to evaluate the technology of the school district has been raised. He said he felt it was a good idea. Board member Jenny Baily Jones said she felt like the...
2 weeks 5 days ago
The 105th Central Mississippi Fair drew more than 5000 people to Kosciusko Aug. 13-16. Fair organizers met last week for a wrap-up meeting to discuss the success of the 2014 fair. Greg Cooper, vice president of economic development for the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation, said the fair attendance was a little down from last year,...
2 weeks 5 days ago
The fall is my favorite time of year. I learned last year that there is nothing better than a drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway in autumn when the leaves are changing and the temperature is a bit cooler. While I enjoy the beauty of fall foliage and the milder weather, the reason fall is my favorite time of year is because football season...
3 weeks 6 days ago
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) spent a short time in Kosciusko Thursday as he continued his campaign for re-election. Cochran was greeted by a full house at Rib Alley, a restaurant in downtown Kociusko. The senator spent time shaking hands and speaking to people in the restaurant before sitting down for a glass of sweet tea with Kosciusko...
3 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors approved three resolutions Tuesday morning related to the new jail project. Sam Keys, an attorney with Jackson-based Butler-Snow, spoke to members of the board about the needed resolutions. “These are just necessary items to be able to move forward with the bond issue once bids are received,...
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