James Phillips

2 weeks 2 days ago
A new website to promote Kosciusko and Attala County went live last week.  Kosciusko.ms is the new site, which is headed up by the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation. The site features information on economic development, tourism, chamber activities and Kosciusko Main Street. The site also has portals to information about the City...
2 weeks 2 days ago
Downtown Kosciusko looks a little more festive this week after several volunteers worked Saturday to place hay bales, scarecrows and pumpkins throughout the area. Volunteers with Kosciusko Main Street spent several hours Saturday decorating the Attala County Courthouse Square and adjacent areas.  “This is the second year that we...
2 weeks 2 days ago
A downtown Kosciusko building has received a facelift in recent weeks that has helped restore the site to closer to what it looked like in years gone by. The building, which has been the site of everything from grocery stores to banks, was most recently home to offices for the Attala County School Board. When the school board vacated the...
2 weeks 2 days ago
A Durant-based manufacturing company celebrated a production milestone last week. Hunter Engineering Company produces an RX-style lift rack and recently produced rack number 20,000 at its Durant facility. “We are very proud to reach that number,” said Wayne Bowling, plant manager. “Our team here works hard, and we were...
2 weeks 2 days ago
Having a career in community newspapers can call for a person to wear many hats. Because our teams usually do not have the largest rosters, each member of a community staff must have that ability to juggle many things throughout a day. On a day-to-day basis, we find ourselves doing a lot of different things. One minute we might be working on...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Halloween, my absolute favorite holiday, is almost here. At the end of this month, ghouls and ghosts as well as super heroes and celebrity look-a-likes will take to the streets in search of a treasure trove of sweets.  A Halloween tradition that I love is watching horror movies. Starting this week, several cable television stations will...
4 weeks 2 days ago
Officials with the Kosciusko School District have seen a need in recent years to provide more resources to area parents. As a result of that need, a new facility has been opened by the school board, which will provide additional support for parents and students. The KSD Parent Resource Center is located at 301 East Jefferson Street in downtown...
4 weeks 2 days ago
Alderman Henry Daniel spoke to his fellow members of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen last week concerning a dangerous intersection in his district. Daniel provided a sketch of the intersection of Highway 19 and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and pointed out several dangerous areas around the intersection. “This is a very dangerous...
4 weeks 2 days ago
A group of several Kosciusko area women recently joined together to improve the lives of some the more furry residents of Attala County. The Rescuers of Kosciusko-Attala County describe themselves as a network of volunteers trying to save the world, one animal at a time. “That is exactly what we are trying to do,” said Angela...
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