From staff reports

5 weeks 1 day 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...
5 weeks 1 day 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...
7 weeks 18 hours 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...
7 weeks 19 hours 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...
8 weeks 1 day 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...
8 weeks 1 day 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...
9 weeks 1 day 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...
10 weeks 1 day 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,...
11 weeks 1 day 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...
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