From staff reports

2 weeks 16 hours ago
The Mega II Kosciusko High School Reunion for the graduating classes of 1963 and 1966 through 1975 was held on July 12, 2014, at the Attala County Coliseum. Approximately 250 classmates and guests attended.  Several other socials were held in conjunction with the reunion weekend, including reunions of individual classes, KHS Band Director...
2 weeks 16 hours ago
Meredith Thomas competed over the weekend in the Miss Mississippi pageant. Thomas is a Kosciusko native and a current student at Mississippi State University.
2 weeks 17 hours ago
Members of the Kosciusko High Big Red Band from 1971 to 1975 gathered Friday night for a reunion at Kosciusko High School.  The former bandmates spent time catching up with each other and also held a special reunion band performance with former director Mickey Grove conducting them as they played “Kosy High” and the “Fight...
2 weeks 19 hours ago
A Kosciusko woman was arrested last week in connection with a drive-by shooting. Latonia Roberson, 37, was arrested on Fairground Street and charged with drive-by shooting on July 10 by Lt. Steve Allen. The incident occurred early Thursday morning around the 600 block of Fairground Street. The vehicle used in the incident as well as a...
3 weeks 6 days ago
A couple from Carthage has been arrested in connection with burglaries that happened at three downtown Kosciusko businesses. The burglaries occurred early Saturday morning at Boyd’s Drug Store, Traditions and Trends and Dakota Rose Boutique. Erin Burnside, 30, was arrested  by Kosciusko Officer Jimmy Evans near the scene of the...
3 weeks 6 days ago
Despite losing the Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate, Chris McDaniel did carry Attala County in the election last week. McDaniel garnered 1,235 votes to Cochran’s 1,064 in Attala County. McDaniel carried every precint except East, Newport and North East. Cochran had strong showings in those areas. After finishing behind McDaniel...
5 weeks 13 hours ago
The Star-Herald earned several awards in the Mississippi Press Association 2013 Better Newspaper Awards Editorial Division Contest. The awards were announced Saturday at a luncheon at the IP Casino and Resort in Biloxi. The Star-Herald earned one first-place award, for Best Front Page by Publisher James Phillips. The newspaper also received...
5 weeks 13 hours ago
Holmes Community College President Dr. Glenn F. Boyce informed the Holmes Community College Board of Trustees last week he would be stepping down June 30 to become the associate commissioner for academic affairs with the Institution of Higher Learning. “I’m honored to be given that opportunity,” Boyce said. “It would...
6 weeks 11 hours ago
On June 11, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Central District Commissioner Dick Hall presented the City of Durant with a check for $348,000. It is the amount of the Transportation Alternatives Program Grant awarded to Durant for the renovation of the historic Durant Depot North Building.  Mayor Tasha Davis accepted on...
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