From staff reports

12 weeks 5 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...
13 weeks 6 days 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...
13 weeks 6 days 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...
14 weeks 5 days 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...
15 weeks 6 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,...
16 weeks 6 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...
17 weeks 6 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...
17 weeks 6 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...
18 weeks 6 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...
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