James Phillips

1 week 6 days ago
  Easter egg hunts are not like they used to be.  The biggest difference is the eggs. These days the eggs are most always plastic and are either filled with candy or some small toy. Typically, the church or group hosting the egg hunt provides the eggs. When I was a child, about the only plastic eggs were in the clucking chicken...
1 week 6 days ago
Allie Grayce Gibson is a 5-year-old Kosciusko resident who has battled a blood and spleen disorder her entire life. Having hereditary spherocytosis has kept Allie Grayce in and out of hospitals since she was three weeks old. Many of her hospital stays have been at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson. Allie Grayce, with the help of...
1 week 6 days ago
A group of 37 bicycle enthusiasts making a 400-mile ride down the Natchez Trace Parkway stayed in Kosciusko Friday for a one-night pit stop. The group was participating in The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure, which started March 16 in Nashville. The weeklong bike ride is a fundraiser for The Fuller Center, which works to build new homes and...
1 week 6 days ago
A man wanted on felony escape charges was extradited back to Alabama last week after being arrested by Kosciusko area authorities earlier in the week. Manuel Wayne Posey, 49, of Carbon Hill, Ala., was arrested Monday after being located in Attala County. Kosciusko Police Chief R.J. Adams said information was given to the his department by...
2 weeks 6 days ago
Kosciusko residents will soon see improvements being made to the city police station. The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted last week to approve payment to an architect for design work on renovations to the police facility. The payment was for $3,494 with $2,810 of that being for the police project. The remainder was for architect work done on...
2 weeks 6 days ago
I am not a hunter. Well, I guess technically I used to not be a hunter.  That all changed last March when I went on my first turkey hunt, which was actually my first hunt of any kind.  Until about a year ago, I had little to no inclination to ever go hunting, but a Sunday morning sermon changed that. Mike Skelton is one of my best...
3 weeks 6 days ago
Claude Julian’s Clothing Company has been a staple in downtown Kosciusko for 30 years. The store, which is located on the historic Attala County Courthouse Square at the corner of West Washington and North Madison streets, has transformed from a clothier to a landmark during those 30 years. “We opened with $13,000 inventory and...
3 weeks 6 days ago
A request to use the Attala County Coliseum by a local agency sparked debate during the Monday meeting of the Attala County Board of Supervisors. District 1 Supervisor Eddie Womble, the current board president, said he had received a request from RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to use the coliseum as a backup venue for an event on...
3 weeks 6 days ago
A Louisiana native was found guilty of armed robbery by an Attala County jury Thursday. Jennifer Lee Hoffman was sentenced to the minimum sentence of three years in prison by Circuit Judge Joey Loper immediately following the verdict. “This was the most unsympathetic victim I have ever seen, and the witnesses with the exception of...
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