James Phillips

4 weeks 3 days ago
Bids for a new Attala County Jail were opened last week, and county officials voted Monday to reject all of them. The Attala County Board of Supervisors rejected all of the bids after they came in much higher than officials were expecting. Five businesses turned in bids on the contract with all of them being near $6 million. “We just...
4 weeks 3 days ago
The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held its annual banquet Thursday at the Attala County Coliseum. Officials said around 150 people attended the meeting, which featured entertainment by Yazoo City blues artist Jesse Robinson and was headlined by motivational speaker Jack McCall, who challenged those at the event to continue to work...
4 weeks 4 days ago
GOODMAN — Jim Haffey, a Kosciusko resident, was named the new president of Holmes Community College during a press conference Thursday morning. Haffey grew up in the Ebenezer community of Holmes County. He is the ninth president of the Goodman-based college. Haffey is a HCC graduate and has worked for the school for 11 years in many...
4 weeks 4 days ago
Tennessee Valley Authority held an open house last week in Kosciusko to inform area residents about a possible line expansion that would go through several areas of Attala County. The open house was held at the Attala County Coliseum and nearly 100 citizens attended. “We consider this to be a good turnout,” said Kim Choate,...
4 weeks 5 days ago
Surprise is an emotion that I just do not feel very often. My wife has tried to surprise me for years. From birthday parties to Christmas presents, she has only been able to truly surprise me a handful of times during our two decades as a couple. I must admit that I was surprised last week. The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held...
5 weeks 4 days ago
Donations given several years ago by Kosciusko residents to help with a safe water project in Africa have indirectly helped one young African girl recently graduate college. Kosciusko resident Sherri Buchanan went to the Samburu District in north-central Kenya in July 2005 as a part of an Earthwatch.org Communities (Water and Wildlife) Project...
5 weeks 4 days ago
A local resident expressed traffic concerns near her home during the meeting of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen last week. Sue Nowell told board members that speeding in the area of North Natchez and Love Street is out of control. “They come off Highway 12 driving like they are in the Indianapolis 500,” she said. “I can...
5 weeks 4 days ago
The Kosciusko City School Board met Monday night with a technology discussion highlighting the meeting. Superintendent Tony McGee said the idea of having an outside person come in to evaluate the technology of the school district has been raised. He said he felt it was a good idea. Board member Jenny Baily Jones said she felt like the...
5 weeks 4 days ago
The 105th Central Mississippi Fair drew more than 5000 people to Kosciusko Aug. 13-16. Fair organizers met last week for a wrap-up meeting to discuss the success of the 2014 fair. Greg Cooper, vice president of economic development for the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation, said the fair attendance was a little down from last year,...
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