James Phillips

3 weeks 1 day ago
An event to show support for a local politician Thursday night brought out more than 100 Kosciusko-area residents as well as two powerful Mississippi elected officials. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Rep. Philip Gunn (R-Clinton) were two of the guests at a campaign fundraiser for Rep. Jason White (R-West) held in...
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With the holiday shopping season officially getting its start this week, stores from across central Mississippi are vying for much needed dollars. Stores in the Kosciusko area are no exception, and one area official said shopping in Attala County during the holidays can have a major impact on the local economy. Tonya Threet, vice president of...
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Two area high school students have helped a Kosciusko business to design a funky alternative to the typical holiday window display. Subrina Weatherby and Hannah Palmertree, seniors at Ethel High School, are also third-year marketing students in the career pathway experience at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center. Through their studies...
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The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen appointed two local citizens to committees at its meeting last week. “We have a couple of appointments we need to make,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “These folks will work hard, be active and do a great job.” Sue Culpepper was appointed to the Kosciusko Histotic Preservation Committee,...
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For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing — lunch at my grandparents' house.  As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and Ruby Phillips .Their house has always been special to me because a good many of my childhood memories happened there....
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I cannot believe the holiday season is already here. It is time to start planning annual holiday social gatherings, writing letters to Santa Claus and doing all the other stuff that we think is necessary this time of year.  One of those things is picking out Christmas cards. In the past, that chore seemed to be much simpler. Most people I...
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The Attala County Board of Supervisors opened held a bid opening Monday morning for a bridge repair project just off the Natchez Trace Parkway. The bridge, which is located near Berea Baptist Church, has been in need of repair for several years. “We have been sending trucks around that thing for four or five years now,” District...
5 weeks 16 hours ago
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,...
5 weeks 16 hours ago
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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