James Phillips

1 week 6 days ago
Cheerleaders from Kosciusko High School spent the early part of this week giving downtown a homecoming facelift. With downtown businesses now properly decorated for homecoming week, it is time for homecoming festivities, which kick off tonight (Thursday) with a huge pep rally on the Attala County Courthouse Square. A new twist for the pep...
1 week 6 days ago
A longtime resident of Kosciusko presented the city with a framed piece of history during a meeting of the city board of aldermen last week. Eugene Hill Jr., a local railroad historian, presented Mayor Jimmy Cockroft with two photographs of the old Kosciusko Train Depot. Hill said he felt the city should have the historic photos. “The...
1 week 6 days ago
Halloween is almost here.  In about two weeks, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and princesses, and various types of other characters will be roaming the streets in search of candy.  Trick or treating is one of many traditions that come each year during the Halloween season. Other events such as haunted houses, haunted trails, fall...
3 weeks 16 hours ago
Area residents received a little motivation last week from one of the best college baseball coaches in the country. John Cohen, head baseball coach at Mississippi State, served as the keynote speaker for the 8th annual CARE (Children Are the Reason for Excellence) Banquet held at the Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko-Attala County...
3 weeks 16 hours ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Monday morning to start over the process to build a new county jail. Supervisors approved a nonbinding resolution to explore the options of a lease-purchase agreement as a route to getting a new jail built. “Instead of issuing bonds, this is a specific part of the code that...
3 weeks 17 hours ago
A new website to promote Kosciusko and Attala County went live last week.  Kosciusko.ms is the new site, which is headed up by the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation. The site features information on economic development, tourism, chamber activities and Kosciusko Main Street. The site also has portals to information about the City...
3 weeks 17 hours ago
Downtown Kosciusko looks a little more festive this week after several volunteers worked Saturday to place hay bales, scarecrows and pumpkins throughout the area. Volunteers with Kosciusko Main Street spent several hours Saturday decorating the Attala County Courthouse Square and adjacent areas.  “This is the second year that we...
3 weeks 17 hours ago
A downtown Kosciusko building has received a facelift in recent weeks that has helped restore the site to closer to what it looked like in years gone by. The building, which has been the site of everything from grocery stores to banks, was most recently home to offices for the Attala County School Board. When the school board vacated the...
3 weeks 17 hours ago
A Durant-based manufacturing company celebrated a production milestone last week. Hunter Engineering Company produces an RX-style lift rack and recently produced rack number 20,000 at its Durant facility. “We are very proud to reach that number,” said Wayne Bowling, plant manager. “Our team here works hard, and we were...
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