James Phillips

2 weeks 6 days ago
Officials with the Mississippi Development Authority gave a presentation to the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen last week, highlighting assets the group found during a day-long tour of the city earlier this year. Sonny Thomas, deputy director of the Asset Development Division of MDA, told board members that his group was overall impressed with...
2 weeks 6 days ago
Plans for a new Holmes Community College facility in Kosciusko are ongoing with advertising for bids on the project going out this week. “Holmes Community College is very excited for the residents of Kosciusko, Attala County and the surrounding area as the new facility is on track to open bids on Aug. 12,” said Nancy McRight,...
2 weeks 6 days ago
Thousands of dollars worth of fishing equipment was recently taken from The Country Club located on Highway 12 in Kosciusko. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail announced Monday that much of that equipment had been recovered. Nail said items taken from the club included fishing poles, batteries and tackle. He estimated the value of the stolen items...
2 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to advertise for construction of a new county jail and sheriff’s office. This is the second time this year the board had advertised for bids on the new jail. Bids were originally opened in February, but costs were much higher than the county and its architects expected. New plans for...
2 weeks 6 days ago
For the first time in almost 10 years, my wife and I found ourselves with only one child last week. Two of our children (Stone, 11, and Daisy, 7) spent last week with my in-laws in Alabama. Breeze, our 9-year-old daughter, spent the week at Camp of the Rising Son in French Camp. That left us with only 2-year-old Joy to take care of for the...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Selling fireworks is something 21-year-old Vincent Franks of Kosciusko has done for as long as he can remember. For most of that time, Chris Myer, his best friend since the third grade, has been right there selling the holiday explosives as well. Selling fireworks has become a tradition for members of the Franks family. Paul Franks, Vincent...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Three major hospitals have shown interest in leasing Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. MJMH Chief Executive Officer John Dawson told members of the Rotary Club of Kosciusko that University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic’s Hospital and Baptist Health Systems have all returned official letters of interest. “When we...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Kosciusko Water and Light should soon be moving to the Attala County Courthouse Square. General Manager Les Clark confirmed this week the KWL board had voted to purchase two pieces of property on the square. Both of the properties were formerly known as the Courthouse Square branch of M&F Bank.  “It is the location where the...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Today marks one year that I took over the post of publisher of The Star-Herald. It is hard to believe a year has already passed. On July 2 of last year, I said goodbye to my hometown newspaper in Jasper, Ala., where I had led its newsroom for the previous seven years. On that day, I attended a meeting of the Jasper City Council where I was...
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