James Phillips

5 days 8 hours ago
A group of Attala County students kicked off 2015 National Future Farmers of America Week on Monday by teaching younger students a lesson on agriculture. The Attala County FFA and Junior FFA groups presented Ag in the Classroom workshops at Long Creek and Greenlee elementary schools. FFA members taught a lesson on dairy products to second...
5 days 8 hours ago
Planning for the 2015 Natchez Trace Festival is currently under way, and headliners for Friday and Saturday entertainment have been announced. The festival is set for Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. Friday Family Night, sponsored by Franks Chevrolet, will be headlined for the second-straight year by a concert from Hunter and the...
5 days 9 hours ago
With the recent shakeup at the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation, our community finds itself at a crossroads. What is the biggest issue facing the Kosciusko area? Some would say it is a need for more jobs. Others might say more focus should be placed on tourism. Still others might say our biggest need is improving our...
5 days 10 hours ago
With it being the season of lent, I have spent some time in recent days reflecting on blessings in my life. My biggest blessing is definitely my family. With Easter coming soon, I was reminiscing about some family Easter outings. For the last several years, our family started off our Easter at a place called Brackner Park. It is a small piece...
5 days 14 hours ago
An updated and expanded Holmes Community College facility in Kosciusko is currently in the building phase and is expected to be open for classes in August. Nancy McRight, director of the HCC education center in Kosciusko, said she expects to move into the center in June or July. “The end date for the project is April 16,” McRight...
5 days 14 hours ago
A shooting Sunday night in Kosciusko left one man dead and another in jail. Amonds “Rio” Johnson, 21, of Kosciusko was killed after being shot as many as five times. The incident happened at a home on West North Street. Charles C. Phillips, 31, has been charged with murder and is currently being held in the Attala County Jail. A...
5 days 14 hours ago
After the Attala County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning, District 1 Supervisor Eddie Womble announced that he was withdrawing his name from the race for that seat. Womble, who has been in that position for several terms, said it was the right time for him to walk away. “It is just time,” he said. “There is a time...
6 days 9 hours ago
Classes at Kosciusko Junior High School were halted Thursday morning after a threatening letter was found at the school. Kosciusko Schools Superintendent Tony McGee said school officials found a bomb threat in a letter around 11 a.m. Students were evacuated from the building to the practice football field adjacent to the school. Kosciusko...
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A Kosciusko native announced last week that he is running for lieutenant governor. Tim Johnson, a former Republican state senator, has switched parties and is now challenging incumbent Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. During a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 4, Johnson explained to voters why he decided to change to the Democratic Party...
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