James Phillips

4 weeks 2 days ago
An active imagination is a good thing. If you have ever spent much time with a child, you have probably noticed the size of a little one’s imagination far exceeds the imagination of most adults. I have four large imaginations in my home (my wife would probably say five, because I am fairly childlike most of the time).  Daisy, our...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Two eyesores in downtown Kosciusko are becoming the focal point of a beautification effort in the city. Kosciusko Main Street is working to transform the former Alfa and City Cleaners buildings on Jefferson Street, which are both burnt out, into pocket parks. “To me it would be advantageous to the city because it would look a lot...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Kosciusko police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a car theft last week. KPD received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence on Weatherly Street around 10:30 a.m. on June 9. Early the next morning, the Attala County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning an abandoned vehicle on Attala Road 4142, also...
5 weeks 2 days ago
The 105th Central Mississippi Fair will take place in August, and organizers are in the middle of making plans for the event. Several fair volunteers met last week at the Kociusko-Attala Development Corporation office to discuss possible events for the 2014 fair, which will be Aug. 13-16 at the Attala County Coliseum. “The fair is...
5 weeks 2 days ago
“Into each life some rain must fall.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   While the skies in our area have been sunny in recent days, figurative storm clouds have held camp over the Phillips’ household. I was hoping to report good news this week. My wife and I found out about six weeks ago that we would be having a...
6 weeks 3 days ago
Cyclists are becoming more and more frequent at the Kosciusko Museum/Visitor Center on the Natchez Trace Parkway. One group of cyclists stopping for a rest at the facility last week was a family from south Louisiana. The Soileau family from Deville, La., were at the visitor center Wednesday afternoon, taking a break from their trek from...
6 weeks 3 days ago
Several drug arrests were made in Kosciusko and Attala County in a two-day span last week. Deputies with the Attala County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sallis man on June 5 after serving an unrelated warrant and finding 21 marijuana plants at his residence on Attala Road 4127. Mickele Roby, 25, was taken into custody and charged with...
6 weeks 3 days ago
Two Kosciusko schools now have new principals. The Kosciusko School Board voted Monday night to move Principal John Mark Cain from Kosciusko Middle Elementary School to Kosciusko High School. Cain will replace Jonathan Carnes at the high school. Carnes, who has been principal at KHS for several years, has accepted a job within the district as...
6 weeks 3 days ago
Voter turnout for the June 3 Mississippi Primary Election was higher than expected in Attala County. There were a total of 2,795 ballots cast in the Republican and Democratic primaries, which Attala County Circuit Clerk Wanda Fancher said was a high number. “Considering there were no local elections, I think that turnout is higher than...
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