James Phillips

4 days 22 hours ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors held a called meeting Monday morning to approve items related to Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital, including the approval of borrowing up to $5 million to cover hospital debts. Supervisors voted unanimously to approve borrowing up to $5 million to pay for debts associated with the hospital that will not...
5 days 21 hours ago
A bill currently making its way through the Mississippi Legislature would allow Attala County to borrow up to $5 million in relation to a deal that would see Jackson-based Baptist Health Systems taking over the financially-strapped health care facility. House Bill 1418 passed unanimously by the Ways and Means committee last week, but the bill...
5 days 22 hours ago
The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation Board of Directors met Monday to discuss the future of the organization. The meeting was made necessary after the recent resignations of KADC employees Greg Cooper and Tonya Threet. Jonathan Powers, current board chairman, said it was decided the board would establish job descriptions for any...
5 days 22 hours ago
Valentine’s Day 2015 will mark the 19th Valentine’s Day that my wife, Andrea, and I have celebrated together.  How do we plan to celebrate 19 years of Valentine’s bliss?  I expect we will take our four kiddos out to eat for a meal and maybe all of us will take in a movie. On the off chance I can find a babysitter...
4 weeks 4 days ago
In the span of less than two weeks, two employees at the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation have handed in resignation letters. Greg Cooper, director of economic development at the KADC, formally resigned Thursday, Jan. 15, while Tonya Threet, director of community development for the group, notified board members of her resignation...
4 weeks 4 days ago
Three Attala County men are facing charges related to a shooting incident that took place Jan. 19 at a business near the Sallis community. The shooting happened at Horne’s Grocery on Highway 12 West. No one was injured. Bobby Malone, 18, of Sallis, and Charles Wilson, 26, of Sallis, were both arrested on Jan. 22 and charged with...
4 weeks 4 days ago
The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of body cameras for all patrol officers on the city police force during its regularly scheduled meeting last week. Kosciusko Police Chief R.J. Adams had recently approached the board concerning purchasing cameras for his officers. The board agreed to purchase 18 camera systems, which would...
4 weeks 5 days ago
The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated in Kosciusko Monday with a prayer service in front of city hall and a program at the junior high. The theme for the local celebrations was “The Dream Marces on: Non-violence, the Most Potent Weapon.” The day opened with pray from Pastor Marvin Myles Jr. and singing...
4 weeks 5 days ago
A Kosciusko High School senior was recently named Youth of the Year for the second-straight year by the Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko-Attala County. Biancca Ball, 18, said she is excited about the opportunity to go back to compete for the state youth of the year title again after finishing third last year. “I feel like...
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