James Phillips

1 week 5 hours ago
Volunteers worked hard Saturday to make sure needy children in the Kosciusko area will have toys this Christmas by soliciting donations for Helping Hands. Helping Hands, a local ministry that assists area residents in need, is sponsoring an Angel Tree to provide toys for its clients. The Angel Tree was located at Wal-Mart in Kosciusko Saturday...
1 week 5 hours ago
A 28-year-old Kosciusko woman has been charged in a fatal hit and run accident that took place Friday morning. Victoria L. Windom was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident. Investigators Mark Hill and Brice Cole made the arrest. Windom was booked on the charges and transported to the Attala County Jail to...
1 week 5 hours ago
Downtown Kosciusko was buzzing with the sound of Christmas music Monday night as band students from the high school held a concert. Big Red, the KHS marching band, played several selections before the high school jazz band finished up the event with more holiday hits. Jesse Yates, the KHS band director, said moving the annual Christmas...
1 week 5 hours ago
The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen has the task of appointing a new member to the city school board after receiving seven applicants interested in the position last week. The application process closed just before the aldermen met on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Mayor Jimmy Cockroft said the board received seven strong applicants. “All of these...
1 week 6 hours ago
A babe in a manger, Santa Claus, snowmen, decorated trees, a winter wonderland. What memories do those images conjure up? For me, it takes me back to my grandmother’s house in December. Those images and many more were found on the hundreds of Christmas cards that surrounded the doorframes in her home.  My grandmother never learned...
1 week 6 hours ago
The Kosciusko Police Department is now taking donations to help fund its annual child safety and drug education program. “The greatest gift we can give our young children is a life filled with warm memories of a happy and safe life,” KPD Chief Ronnie Adams said. “Our police department is currently coordinating our annual...
2 weeks 7 hours ago
Picking out the perfect Christmas tree is a holiday tradition for many families. With the calendar now turned to December, many families in Attala County are doing just that.  In Kosciusko, there are two locations where residents can purchase live trees. Both of those businesses said they have seen a surge in business already this year...
2 weeks 7 hours ago
An explosion that seriously injured an Ethel man last week has been confirmed as an accident related to fireworks. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said Tuesday that an incident on Attala Road 2101 on Nov. 23 was the result of a man experimenting with commercial grade fireworks. Sean Manning, 29, was seriously injured in the incident and...
2 weeks 8 hours ago
Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to have a few encounters with Santa Claus or one of his many helper impersonators.  When I was a baby, my mother told me that I always cried and pitched a fit whenever I would sit in the jolly old elf’s lap. I think one time I even slapped him in the face and pulled his beard, but somehow...
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