From staff reports

2 weeks 4 days ago
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee has finalized plans for the 2015 programs. On Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th Annual Image Award Banquet will be held at the Kosciusko High School Commons.  Social time is 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.  The Image Award for distinguished service will be presented to an...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Citizens across The Star-Herald coverage area ring in the New Year in a variety of ways. Some go to family gatherings, some attend special church services and some party until after midnight. Several church services are planned across Attala County and surrounding areas. Outfielders Sports Bar is planning on celebrating when the clock strikes 12...
5 weeks 14 hours ago
The Ethel Christmas Parade was held Saturday night with more than 50 entrants participating. Parade winners included Best of Show: Lawn Mower, Simmons Klan; Most Original:  Randy Clark, Santa Claus; Best Float:  Greenlee third grade; Best Religious:  Berea Baptist; Best Vehicle: Beaver Dam Tomato Farm; Best Rig: #29 Ted Burns of...
6 weeks 2 days ago
Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail was involved in a one-car crash while responding to an accident in Ethel. Nail suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko. A VA bus which had been in the Ethel Christmas Parade slid off a county road in Ethel near the water tower after the parade....
6 weeks 5 days ago
Sounds of Christmas filled the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center Sunday afternoon as the Attala Historical Society presented its annual program of music. The sounds began with a prelude of piano selections by Melanie Newman followed by the program at 2 as Bobby Atwood opened with Cowboy poetry. Kayla Winters, youth director at Wesley...
7 weeks 5 days ago
Thousands of people packed the Attala County Courthouse Square Monday night for the 2014 Kosciusko Christmas Parade. Float winners for the parade were Kosciusko Water & Light, Grand Sweepstakes Award for Best Float; Ivey Mechanical, Best Business/Industry; First United Pentecostal Church, Best Religious; Ko Ms Head Start, Best Children...
7 weeks 5 days ago
Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko has announced  a new policy regarding flu vaccination for healthcare workers. The new policy, which will take effect Monday, Dec. 8, will require all staff who chose not to receive the free flu vaccination offered to all employees, contracted staff, and medical staff to wear protective masks...
8 weeks 6 days ago
A domestic dispute that led to the death of a Kosciusko man will be heard by the Attala County Grand Jury when it convenes in February. Police confirmed earlier this month that Joel McCarty was run over on Nov. 2 by his wife in the driveway of a home on Hillcrest Drive. McCarty died several days later in a Jackson hospital. No arrest has been...
12 weeks 5 days ago
Polling places open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, and will remain open until 7 p.m. for voting in the 2014 General Election. The only contest affecting Attala County offices is for a position on the Attala County School board, District 5. Rodger Clark and Sharon Massey are seeking the post. For United States Senate, Democrat Travis W. Childers...
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