James Phillips

3 weeks 21 hours ago
A man wanted on felony escape charges was extradited back to Alabama last week after being arrested by Kosciusko area authorities earlier in the week. Manuel Wayne Posey, 49, of Carbon Hill, Ala., was arrested Monday after being located in Attala County. Kosciusko Police Chief R.J. Adams said information was given to the his department by...
4 weeks 21 hours ago
Kosciusko residents will soon see improvements being made to the city police station. The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen voted last week to approve payment to an architect for design work on renovations to the police facility. The payment was for $3,494 with $2,810 of that being for the police project. The remainder was for architect work done on...
4 weeks 21 hours ago
I am not a hunter. Well, I guess technically I used to not be a hunter.  That all changed last March when I went on my first turkey hunt, which was actually my first hunt of any kind.  Until about a year ago, I had little to no inclination to ever go hunting, but a Sunday morning sermon changed that. Mike Skelton is one of my best...
5 weeks 14 hours ago
Claude Julian’s Clothing Company has been a staple in downtown Kosciusko for 30 years. The store, which is located on the historic Attala County Courthouse Square at the corner of West Washington and North Madison streets, has transformed from a clothier to a landmark during those 30 years. “We opened with $13,000 inventory and...
5 weeks 15 hours ago
A request to use the Attala County Coliseum by a local agency sparked debate during the Monday meeting of the Attala County Board of Supervisors. District 1 Supervisor Eddie Womble, the current board president, said he had received a request from RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to use the coliseum as a backup venue for an event on...
5 weeks 15 hours ago
A Louisiana native was found guilty of armed robbery by an Attala County jury Thursday. Jennifer Lee Hoffman was sentenced to the minimum sentence of three years in prison by Circuit Judge Joey Loper immediately following the verdict. “This was the most unsympathetic victim I have ever seen, and the witnesses with the exception of...
5 weeks 15 hours ago
When it comes to good candy, no other holiday even comes close to Easter.  I am partial to Cadbury Eggs. Those are the chocolate eggs with the gooey, creme-filled center that looks like a yolk. Cadbury Eggs are probably best known for their television commercials with a rabbit clucking like a hen before finally laying all those...
6 weeks 15 hours ago
The Kosciusko School Board swore in two members during a special called meeting Thursday. Jenny Bailey Jones was sworn in as a new member.  “We are excited about Jenny joining our board,” Kosciusko Schools Superintendent Tony McGee said. “She works in education at Holmes Community College, she has children in our...
6 weeks 17 hours ago
Visiting a new place is always a fun experience.  This past weekend, the Phillips family took our first trip to Memphis.  We had only been in the city for about 20 minutes when we bumped into someone from Kosciusko. We were searching for the famous Rendezvous restaurant when we heard a familiar voice say hello. It was Rob Pickle of...
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