James Phillips

2 weeks 3 days ago
For years I had heard about it. For years, I found it too gross an idea to try, but some wild hair spurred me to finally give it a shot about two years ago.  McDonald’s sandwich, the McRib, has long had a cult following. I always thought the idea of a pork patty, shaped like a slab of ribs, with onions and pickles, lathered in tangy...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Nov. 5, 1964 Alexander G. Noah of Kosciusko, has been named a crew leader for the 1964 Census of Agriculture. He is one of about 1,825 persons throughout the U.S. to receive this appointment. • Mrs. Jack Patterson and Mrs. Raymon Jackson...
3 weeks 3 days ago
A group of local paranormal investigators recently spent a night looking into possible ghost activity inside the Attala County Courthouse. Central Paranormal Research, which was started by Kosciusko brother and sister Doyle Goss and Lisa Goss Sanders, spent a Saturday night and early Sunday morning recording video and audio inside the...
3 weeks 3 days ago
The Mississippi Department of Education has released the 2014 school and district accountability ratings. Kosciusko and Attala County schools did not see much change in their grades from last year. The Kosciusko School District is one of 19 districts in the state to earn an A grade, while Attala County was one of 48 districts to earn a C. Both...
3 weeks 3 days ago
Melvin Gibson, who served several years as the Attala County Veterans’ Service Officer, has been re-appointed to that post. The Attala County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of John Pumphrey from that post on Monday and approved Gibson to return to the role on a temporary basis. Gibson will serve in the role until a...
3 weeks 3 days ago
A request by a Jackson-based health agency to take over a home on Jefferson Street brought out several neighbors who were against the possible rezoning of the home. Garden of Angels Health Agency has shown interest in putting a counseling center in what most locals call the Ivey House, which is a historic home in the area. A representative...
3 weeks 3 days ago
As anyone could tell from my columns in recent weeks, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. The candy and scary movies are great, but my main reason for loving the holiday is because the first spawn of James Phillips made his way into the world Halloween 2002.  I refer to my about to be 12-year-old son Stone as a spawn, because...
4 weeks 3 days ago
  A Kosciusko native recently released his first cookbook which is getting rave reviews nationwide. Ben Mims, a 2003 graduate of Kosciusko High School, is a food writer, recipe developer and pastry chef. He is the author of “Sweet & Southern: Classic Desserts with a Twist.” The book is now available on Amazon and in book...
4 weeks 3 days ago
The Kosciusko Fire Department is hosting its annual House of Horror starting tonight (Thursday). The spook house is located inside the all-purpose building at Jason Niles Park and is in its eighth year. It will take place Thursday through Saturday starting at 6 p.m. each night. Admission is $4 and proceeds will go to help purchase equipment...
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