James Phillips

5 weeks 4 days ago
The Kosciusko City School Board accepted more than $45,000 in grant funds during its meeting Monday. Superintendent Tony McGee said the money was from a Rural and Low Income Grant for the 2014-2015 school year and totaled $45,179. McGee said the funds would go to purchase three projector boards for high school teachers who did not have them...
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With only one local race on the Nov. 4 election, Attala County saw only 30 percent of its voters cast a ballot. A total of 3,758 votes were cast in Attala County, where the only local race was for a spot on the Attala County School Board. The race for the District 5 seat on the school board saw Rodger Clark gain 55 percent of the vote to...
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There are many things that divide people these days. Important issues, such as healthcare, marriage equality and women’s rights, are only a few of the things that can separate us as people. A week or so back, I found quickly found out another issue where there is no middle ground amongst people — clowns. I had originally planned on...
6 weeks 4 days ago
Entries are currently being accepted into the Kosciusko Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for Dec. 1. The theme for 2014 is “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Tonya Threet, vice president of community development for the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation, said she is expecting a large...
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Two young women are taking a little more than a month to walk across Mississippi. The pair’s journey led them to Kosciusko last week. Hannah Miller and Katya Korableva are taking part in Mississippi Heard, a project connecting the ladies’ home communities of Mississippi and Russia. The two started on their walking trip Oct. 12 and...
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A drug investigation that started by the Attala County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of nine people, including two from Attala County. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail announced Tuesday that a year-long investigation that started with undercover drug buys in the county has now netted nine arrests as well as the seizure of 118...
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The Attala County Board of Supervisors voted Monday for the county engineer to move forward with site design for a new jail. Christian Gardner of Gardner Engineering said he expected the site design plans would be completed in two to three weeks. “This is basically designing everything except the building,” he said. “We...
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For years I had heard about it. For years, I found it too gross an idea to try, but some wild hair spurred me to finally give it a shot about two years ago.  McDonald’s sandwich, the McRib, has long had a cult following. I always thought the idea of a pork patty, shaped like a slab of ribs, with onions and pickles, lathered in tangy...
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Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Nov. 5, 1964 Alexander G. Noah of Kosciusko, has been named a crew leader for the 1964 Census of Agriculture. He is one of about 1,825 persons throughout the U.S. to receive this appointment. • Mrs. Jack Patterson and Mrs. Raymon Jackson...
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