James Phillips

12 min 57 sec ago
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....
26 min 32 sec ago
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...
1 hour 56 min ago
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...
1 week 6 days 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,...
1 week 6 days 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,...
1 week 6 days ago
The Kosciusko City School Board accepted more than $45,000 in grant funds during its meeting Monday. Superintendent Tony McGee said the money was from a Rural and Low Income Grant for the 2014-2015 school year and totaled $45,179. McGee said the funds would go to purchase three projector boards for high school teachers who did not have them...
1 week 6 days ago
With only one local race on the Nov. 4 election, Attala County saw only 30 percent of its voters cast a ballot. A total of 3,758 votes were cast in Attala County, where the only local race was for a spot on the Attala County School Board. The race for the District 5 seat on the school board saw Rodger Clark gain 55 percent of the vote to...
1 week 6 days ago
There are many things that divide people these days. Important issues, such as healthcare, marriage equality and women’s rights, are only a few of the things that can separate us as people. A week or so back, I found quickly found out another issue where there is no middle ground amongst people — clowns. I had originally planned on...
2 weeks 6 days ago
Entries are currently being accepted into the Kosciusko Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for Dec. 1. The theme for 2014 is “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Tonya Threet, vice president of community development for the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation, said she is expecting a large...
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