James Phillips

3 weeks 2 days ago
Having a career in community newspapers can call for a person to wear many hats. Because our teams usually do not have the largest rosters, each member of a community staff must have that ability to juggle many things throughout a day. On a day-to-day basis, we find ourselves doing a lot of different things. One minute we might be working on...
3 weeks 2 days ago
Halloween, my absolute favorite holiday, is almost here. At the end of this month, ghouls and ghosts as well as super heroes and celebrity look-a-likes will take to the streets in search of a treasure trove of sweets.  A Halloween tradition that I love is watching horror movies. Starting this week, several cable television stations will...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Officials with the Kosciusko School District have seen a need in recent years to provide more resources to area parents. As a result of that need, a new facility has been opened by the school board, which will provide additional support for parents and students. The KSD Parent Resource Center is located at 301 East Jefferson Street in downtown...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Alderman Henry Daniel spoke to his fellow members of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen last week concerning a dangerous intersection in his district. Daniel provided a sketch of the intersection of Highway 19 and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and pointed out several dangerous areas around the intersection. “This is a very dangerous...
5 weeks 2 days ago
A group of several Kosciusko area women recently joined together to improve the lives of some the more furry residents of Attala County. The Rescuers of Kosciusko-Attala County describe themselves as a network of volunteers trying to save the world, one animal at a time. “That is exactly what we are trying to do,” said Angela...
5 weeks 2 days ago
The Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County is holding is biggest fundraiser of the year on Oct. 2. The Children Are the Reason for Excellence (CARE) Dinner will feature guest speaker John Cohen, head baseball coach at Mississippi State University. “We are honored to have Coach Cohen coming to our event,” said...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Dr. Gray Wallace has joined the staff at Kosciusko Medical Clinic. Wallace comes to Kosciusko from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he served as chief resident of the family medicine department in his final year of residency. Wallace grew up in Tupelo and said he knew he wanted to be a doctor at a young age. After...
5 weeks 2 days ago
“They’re like 4-foot whirling dervishes. I don’t even know what a whirling dervish is, but that’s what they’re like.” – Phil Weston, “Kicking & Screaming”   Several weeks ago, I agreed to coach two separate soccer teams for the Kosciusko Soccer Association for Youth (KSAY)....
6 weeks 14 hours 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...
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