James Phillips

1 week 2 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...
2 weeks 3 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...
2 weeks 3 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,...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Interim Holmes Community College President David Cole has spoken twice in recent days in Kosciusko. Cole was a guest of the Kosciusko Rotary Club last week and spoke to members of the Kosciusko Lions Club on Tuesday. “Kosciusko holds a special place in my heart, because I have known so many special people from this area,” Cole...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Over my 18-year newspaper career, I have done just about everything you can do at a newspaper. One of the few aspects of the newspaper business I had never done until a few months ago was delivering the paper. I have delivered a paper or two over the years, but I have never regularly delivered papers until recently.  While I have never...
3 weeks 1 day ago
The City of Kosciusko was named as the No. 7 safest city in Mississippi in a study released Thursday by a national organization. Safe Choice Security released the list after consulting with 2013 FBI Crime Data for more than 100 cities in Mississippi. The group compared property crimes and violent crimes to come up with a list of the 14 safest...
3 weeks 3 days ago
A group of bikers from Texas recently spent several days in central Mississippi, spreading a message of hope and love. Bikers from Beautiful Feet Ministries of Fort Worth, Texas, were in Kosciusko and surrounding areas Aug. 14-17 “fishing for me” during the bike rally in Sturgis. The group is coordinated by Kosciusko native Mike...
3 weeks 3 days ago
Rick Edwards accepted the call to ministry at the age of 13. Since that time, he has seen his share of ups and downs, but he says God has been with him through it all. Edwards, 60, has been in Attala County for the past couple of weeks. Many area residents have probably seen him walking the streets, dressed in his chaplain uniform, at all...
3 weeks 3 days ago
During a meeting last week, the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted to approve the city budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed expenses for the 2015 General Fund will be $4,467,915, which is down slightly from the 2014 budget. “That number is our proposed expenses,” Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said. “We do not expect to...
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