James Phillips

5 weeks 6 days ago
A local resident expressed traffic concerns near her home during the meeting of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen last week. Sue Nowell told board members that speeding in the area of North Natchez and Love Street is out of control. “They come off Highway 12 driving like they are in the Indianapolis 500,” she said. “I can...
5 weeks 6 days ago
The Kosciusko City School Board met Monday night with a technology discussion highlighting the meeting. Superintendent Tony McGee said the idea of having an outside person come in to evaluate the technology of the school district has been raised. He said he felt it was a good idea. Board member Jenny Baily Jones said she felt like the...
5 weeks 6 days ago
The 105th Central Mississippi Fair drew more than 5000 people to Kosciusko Aug. 13-16. Fair organizers met last week for a wrap-up meeting to discuss the success of the 2014 fair. Greg Cooper, vice president of economic development for the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation, said the fair attendance was a little down from last year,...
5 weeks 6 days ago
The fall is my favorite time of year. I learned last year that there is nothing better than a drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway in autumn when the leaves are changing and the temperature is a bit cooler. While I enjoy the beauty of fall foliage and the milder weather, the reason fall is my favorite time of year is because football season...
7 weeks 16 hours ago
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) spent a short time in Kosciusko Thursday as he continued his campaign for re-election. Cochran was greeted by a full house at Rib Alley, a restaurant in downtown Kociusko. The senator spent time shaking hands and speaking to people in the restaurant before sitting down for a glass of sweet tea with Kosciusko...
7 weeks 16 hours ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors approved three resolutions Tuesday morning related to the new jail project. Sam Keys, an attorney with Jackson-based Butler-Snow, spoke to members of the board about the needed resolutions. “These are just necessary items to be able to move forward with the bond issue once bids are received,...
7 weeks 16 hours ago
Interim Holmes Community College President David Cole has spoken twice in recent days in Kosciusko. Cole was a guest of the Kosciusko Rotary Club last week and spoke to members of the Kosciusko Lions Club on Tuesday. “Kosciusko holds a special place in my heart, because I have known so many special people from this area,” Cole...
7 weeks 17 hours ago
Over my 18-year newspaper career, I have done just about everything you can do at a newspaper. One of the few aspects of the newspaper business I had never done until a few months ago was delivering the paper. I have delivered a paper or two over the years, but I have never regularly delivered papers until recently.  While I have never...
7 weeks 6 days ago
The City of Kosciusko was named as the No. 7 safest city in Mississippi in a study released Thursday by a national organization. Safe Choice Security released the list after consulting with 2013 FBI Crime Data for more than 100 cities in Mississippi. The group compared property crimes and violent crimes to come up with a list of the 14 safest...
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