James Phillips

4 weeks 2 days ago
If you have been awake in Mississippi any time over the last week or so, there are a couple things that you have probably heard about. Did you know that the football teams at Mississippi State and Ole Miss were both undefeated? The Bulldogs and Rebels gridiron successes have been the topic of much discussion for several weeks and deservedly so...
5 weeks 1 day ago
Signs of work being done by a Kociusko-based cycling group can now be seen at several locations along the Natchez Trace Parkway. In recent weeks, lane stencils, also known as sharrows, have been painted at three different spots on the parkway to remind motorists that cyclists are common users of the road. Signs have also been installed to...
5 weeks 1 day 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...
5 weeks 1 day 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...
5 weeks 1 day 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...
6 weeks 2 days 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...
6 weeks 2 days 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...
6 weeks 2 days 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...
6 weeks 2 days 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...
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