James Phillips

6 weeks 6 days ago
With classes starting back this week, Greenlee Elementary School in east Attala County will have a new leader. Culley Newman, a fourth-generation educator, was hired during the summer as the new principal at the school. “I am excited to be at Greenlee Elementary,” he said. “This is a great school. It is where two of my...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Letters of intent from healthcare providers interested in leasing Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital are due Tuesday, which has led the Attala County Board of Supervisors to set up two meetings for next week. Supervisors set a meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m. to discuss amongst themselves the options regarding the hospital, while the...
6 weeks 6 days ago
A back to school event held at Jason Niles Park in Kosciusko Saturday was attended by more than 600 people. The annual Back 2 School Bash, sponsored by Kingdom Life Church, saw its biggest crowd in its six-year history. KLC Pastor Antonio Patterson said the event, which gave backpacks and school supplies to 150 area children, is an outreach...
6 weeks 6 days ago
The world record for the most hot dogs in a competition is held by a California man named Joey Chestnut, who ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes during the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2012. Chestnut has set the standard for competitive hot dog eating by winning seven straight Nathan’s competitions. For the first time in the 105-...
7 weeks 4 days ago
Since the 1800s, the courthouse square in Kosciusko has been a hub of activity for central Mississippi, earning the location its nickname of the “Beehive of the Hills.” In recent months, a resurgence in activity on the square has taken place after the opening of several new businesses. In late 2013, many area residents felt the...
7 weeks 4 days ago
The transformation of two burned out buildings in downtown Kosciusko into two colorful pocket parks is nearing completion.  Volunteers with Kosciusko Main Street and city workers have spent several hours over the last week working on the parks, which are located inside the old Alfa and City Cleaners buildings on Jefferson Street. Old...
7 weeks 4 days ago
Autumn Lewis represented Attala County in the 65th Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant last week in Hattiesburg.  Lewis, a 2013 Kosciusko High School graduate, is studying pre-radiological sciences at Holmes Community College where she has earned a spot on the Dean’s List. She is also an ambassador, football and basketball...
7 weeks 4 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors is currently in the process of accepting letters of intent from healthcare entities interested in leasing Monfort Jones Memorial Hospital. According to the legal notice placed by the board in The Star-Herald, the lease would be for no more than 50 years, but may expire no earlier than 2036. Other minimum...
7 weeks 6 days ago
Over the weekend, Major League Baseball held its Hall of Fame induction ceremony for 2014. The three players enshrined for this year were Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddox. While I pay attention to who is placed in the Hall of Fame each year, I paid extra close attention this year because I have had the opportunity to meet all three...
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