James Phillips

4 weeks 1 day 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...
4 weeks 1 day 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...
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“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)....
4 weeks 6 days 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...
4 weeks 6 days ago
The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held its annual banquet Thursday at the Attala County Coliseum. Officials said around 150 people attended the meeting, which featured entertainment by Yazoo City blues artist Jesse Robinson and was headlined by motivational speaker Jack McCall, who challenged those at the event to continue to work...
5 weeks 15 hours ago
GOODMAN — Jim Haffey, a Kosciusko resident, was named the new president of Holmes Community College during a press conference Thursday morning. Haffey grew up in the Ebenezer community of Holmes County. He is the ninth president of the Goodman-based college. Haffey is a HCC graduate and has worked for the school for 11 years in many...
5 weeks 15 hours ago
Tennessee Valley Authority held an open house last week in Kosciusko to inform area residents about a possible line expansion that would go through several areas of Attala County. The open house was held at the Attala County Coliseum and nearly 100 citizens attended. “We consider this to be a good turnout,” said Kim Choate,...
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Surprise is an emotion that I just do not feel very often. My wife has tried to surprise me for years. From birthday parties to Christmas presents, she has only been able to truly surprise me a handful of times during our two decades as a couple. I must admit that I was surprised last week. The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held...
6 weeks 15 hours ago
Donations given several years ago by Kosciusko residents to help with a safe water project in Africa have indirectly helped one young African girl recently graduate college. Kosciusko resident Sherri Buchanan went to the Samburu District in north-central Kenya in July 2005 as a part of an Earthwatch.org Communities (Water and Wildlife) Project...
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