James Phillips

7 weeks 21 hours ago
Voter turnout for the June 3 Mississippi Primary Election was higher than expected in Attala County. There were a total of 2,795 ballots cast in the Republican and Democratic primaries, which Attala County Circuit Clerk Wanda Fancher said was a high number. “Considering there were no local elections, I think that turnout is higher than...
7 weeks 21 hours ago
In the last 11 years, our family has hosted a total of 29 birthday parties for our four children. I have never dreaded one as much as I dreaded my daughter Daisy’s 7-year-old birthday party last Saturday. Up until the day of the party, I felt fine about driving back to Alabama so Daisy could celebrate with her grandparents, aunts, uncles...
8 weeks 16 hours ago
A car accident early Thursday morning led Attala County law enforcement to a search for two suspects who had reportedly stolen the crashed vehicle. The accident was reported on Sand Road at 7:22 a.m. with Attala deputies, Attala Fire and Rescue and MedStat EMS arriving on the scene minutes later to find the occupants had left the car. A male...
8 weeks 16 hours ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors made decisions Monday on two major concerns in the county. During their meeting Monday, supervisors voted to approve a new set of architectural plans for the construction of a new Attala County Jail. The new plans were necessary after bids on the project were much higher than expected when they were...
8 weeks 16 hours ago
Two teenagers are in police custody after being charged with armed robbery related to an incident early Friday morning. Justin Grissom, 17, and Keem A. Roberson, 17, are being held in the Attala County Jail and will be charged as adults after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Exxon convenience store on Highway 12 in...
8 weeks 16 hours ago
Fargo Assembly of Mississippi is one of the larger employers in Attala County, but that fact is not widely known. The business, which opened originally in 1980 and was purchased by North Dakota-based Fargo Assembly Company in 2004, constructs wiring harnesses for a variety of vehicles. The Kosciusko plant, which is the only one in Mississippi...
8 weeks 17 hours ago
Most people probably do not believe in love at first sight. Honestly, I do not know if I believe in it myself, but I do remember the first time I laid eyes on the girl who would one day become my wife.  In September 1983, I was a mere 5 years old. I had just been shaken up by the biggest thing that had happened in my young life —...
9 weeks 19 hours ago
Residents in Mississippi will have to show a photo identification at the polls for first time when placing a vote on June 3. The election will be the first since the Voter ID law was enacted, and Attala County Circuit Clerk Wanda Fancher said she does not expect the change to cause any problems. “I don’t think it is going to be a...
9 weeks 20 hours ago
A celebration of area veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars support event is scheduled for Saturday at the Attala County Coliseum.  The event is a fundraiser for Mississippi District 6 of the VFW. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 for a family of four. Activities will include games and entertainment for kids as well as cake walks. There...
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