James Phillips

3 weeks 1 day ago
For the first time in almost 10 years, my wife and I found ourselves with only one child last week. Two of our children (Stone, 11, and Daisy, 7) spent last week with my in-laws in Alabama. Breeze, our 9-year-old daughter, spent the week at Camp of the Rising Son in French Camp. That left us with only 2-year-old Joy to take care of for the...
4 weeks 12 hours ago
Selling fireworks is something 21-year-old Vincent Franks of Kosciusko has done for as long as he can remember. For most of that time, Chris Myer, his best friend since the third grade, has been right there selling the holiday explosives as well. Selling fireworks has become a tradition for members of the Franks family. Paul Franks, Vincent...
4 weeks 14 hours ago
Three major hospitals have shown interest in leasing Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. MJMH Chief Executive Officer John Dawson told members of the Rotary Club of Kosciusko that University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic’s Hospital and Baptist Health Systems have all returned official letters of interest. “When we...
4 weeks 14 hours ago
Kosciusko Water and Light should soon be moving to the Attala County Courthouse Square. General Manager Les Clark confirmed this week the KWL board had voted to purchase two pieces of property on the square. Both of the properties were formerly known as the Courthouse Square branch of M&F Bank.  “It is the location where the...
4 weeks 15 hours ago
Today marks one year that I took over the post of publisher of The Star-Herald. It is hard to believe a year has already passed. On July 2 of last year, I said goodbye to my hometown newspaper in Jasper, Ala., where I had led its newsroom for the previous seven years. On that day, I attended a meeting of the Jasper City Council where I was...
5 weeks 1 day 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...
6 weeks 1 day 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...
6 weeks 1 day 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...
6 weeks 1 day 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...
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