From staff reports

5 weeks 5 days ago
“To ride the routes that our ancestors followed…and to remember.”    These are two of many reasons members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Trail of Tears Bike Team say inspires them to ride their bicycles from Mississippi to Oklahoma the past two years. On this third year, some of the members may be different,...
6 weeks 5 days ago
Chris McDaniel carried Attala County Tuesday in the Republican U.S. Senate primary election with 53 percent of the vote. McDaniel finished the day with 990 votes in the county, compared to Thad Cochran's 869 and Thomas Carey's 17. The GOP Senate race is headed for a runoff election in three weeks between Cochran and McDaniel. In the...
7 weeks 5 days ago
  Kosciusko firefighters, Kosciusko police officers, MedStat and Kosciusko Water and Light workers responded to a house fire at 108 Elm Street in Kosciusko around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Firefighters found the residence 50 percent engulfed in flames. Initially there was a report of possible entrapment, but it was later confirmed no one...
7 weeks 5 days ago
High schools in The Star-Herald coverage area celebrated graduation ceremonies last week. Hundreds of students said goodbye to their respective schools and are now starting new chapters in their lives. The Star-Herald staff attended several graduations to capture candid photographs. Composite photographs of each graduating class are featured...
8 weeks 5 days ago
Registration began May 19 and will continue until June 2 for the summer reading program sponsored by the Attala County Library and the Mississippi Arts Commission.  Theme for the program this year is “Fizz, Boom, Read,” and will involve books, programs, and fun activities that will include a performance by Mississippi Puppet...
8 weeks 5 days ago
The Attala County Farmer’s Market officially opens at 7:30 a.m. Saturday  The market is at the intersection of Hwy 12 and 35 and will remain open until noon.  Vendors will provide locally grown produce.  “As we embark on this season, we would like to  remind you that our market is ‘certified’ by...
9 weeks 5 days ago
In response to the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 10, approximately 125 bags of canned food were collected for Helping Hands on rural and city routes of the Kosciusko Post Office. Carriers said this was the best collection they have made since they began the food drive in 2001. Postmaster Kendall Leforge (left) and postal...
9 weeks 5 days ago
The Kosciusko Whippets were eliminated from the Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night after a game 3 loss to Houston. Kosciusko led late in the game until the Hilltoppers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn the 4-3 win. Houston was up 2-0 after three innings, but Kosciusko bounced back with three runs in the fourth to take...
12 weeks 3 days ago
Workers with the City of Kosciusko spent much of Friday morning preparing the downtown area for The Natchez Trace Festival, which kicks off tonight with Moomba at 6 p.m. and a concert by Hunter and the Gators at 7 p.m. Both those events will take place near Renasant Bank downtown. Also tonight, Claude Julian's Clothing Company is hosting a...
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