James Phillips

3 weeks 6 days ago
In my family, holiday gatherings were pretty much always the same. For the first 17 years of my life, holidays were quite similar. It was only when I started dating my wife that holiday gatherings took on different look. While I still attended the familiar festive feasts of the Phillips family, I had become a stranger in a strange land by...
5 weeks 1 hour ago
Santa Claus took some time Friday to go over his “nice list” in between taking photographs with youngsters at Franks Chevrolet in Kosciusko. Letters from area children to Santa Claus make up the C-Section of this edition of The Star-Herald. Grab a paper today or subscribe online to gain access to our e-Edition to see the letters.
5 weeks 1 hour ago
Many residents of Attala County are having a brighter Christmas thanks to the work of a local civic group. Members of the Kosciusko Lions Club spent two days last week making deliveries to area citizens. Lions took throw blankets on Tuesday to residents in area nursing homes before handing out food baskets to needy families in Kosciusko and...
5 weeks 1 hour ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors is prepared to borrow as much as $5 million to pay needed expenses for Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. The board voted unanimously Friday morning to advertise the possibility of borrowing funds to pay certain closing costs and obligations related to the hospital. The resolution passed by supervisors...
5 weeks 1 hour ago
After interviewing three candidates, the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to appoint Andrea Myers to the city school board. Myers will serve the unexpired term of Kim Williams who stepped down from the Kosciusko School Board in September. The term will continue until 2018. Myers is a lifelong resident of Kosciusko and has worked...
5 weeks 2 hours ago
Christmas is here.  Many of us have or will take time over the next few days to celebrate the birth of a child. A child whom we believe became a savior to the world.  The scene of this birth has become so familiar to us. It is a couple with a newborn, surrounded by shepherds, wise men and angels. The scene also typically includes...
5 weeks 1 day ago
Kindergarten students at Kosciusko Lower Elementary School got a lesson in Handwashing 101 Friday morning. Students from the Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center led demonstrations in each kindergarten class at KLE, showing the younger students proper techniques for how to wash their hands. Amy Price, health science teacher at the career...
5 weeks 1 day ago
ETHEL — Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail was involved in a one-car crash Saturday night while responding to an accident in Ethel. A bus from the Martha Jo Leslie State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, which had participated in the Ethel Christmas Parade, slid off Henley Road, just off Main Street near the water tower at 6:52 p.m. Several VA...
5 weeks 1 day ago
The holiday schedule for Attala County employees was set Monday. The Attala County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to give county workers Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 as Christmas holidays and Thursday, Jan. 1 and Friday, Jan. 2 as New Year holidays. The board could have voted to give Wednesday, Dec. 24 instead of the Friday after...
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