From staff reports

13 weeks 6 days ago
In the last week, Kosciusko police have made several drug arrests. Captain Herbert Dew executed a traffic stop on April 10 on a vehicle for careless driving that led to the discovery of several grams of crack cocaine. The driver of the vehicle, Kenderich Peppers, was arrested and charged with careless driving, suspended drivers license, no...
14 weeks 6 days ago
Holmes Community College has been recognized as one of the top two-year colleges in the country and is now competing for a $1 million prize.  The Aspen Institute is seeking to reward the best of the best with its 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The Washington, D.C. based education and policy studies organization...
15 weeks 6 days ago
  Durant Excel by 5 Coalition received approval recently as a Candidate for Early Childhood Community with Mississippi Excel by 5, a non-profit organization dedicated to quality early learning for children ages birth to five.   State Director Bob Clay and Site Coordinator Kayla Beck presented Mayor Tasha Davis and Geraldine Sturgis...
16 weeks 6 days ago
Mississippi libraries will celebrate  National Library Week April 13-19 with the theme, “Lives change @ your library.” For the week week, the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week.   Libraries today are more than...
17 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for several stolen items after a rash of recent thefts.  The following are items reported stolen from a residence Highway 19 South on March 13: • 16 ft. Tandem Axle Trailer (Black in Color)  • Bundle of 250 Ft Water Pipe • Septic...
24 weeks 6 days ago
Members of the Attala County Sheriff’s Office and the Kosciusko Police Department joined forces last week to execute a search warrant at a residence on Highway 35 North. The search warrant was executed around 4 p.m. on Thursday. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said one person was arrested. Kevin J. Smith was charged with felony possession...
24 weeks 6 days ago
Kosciusko and Attala County will participate in the asset mapping program provided by the Mississippi Development Authority.  A presentation to the community will be given at 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center. The program is sponsored by the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation (KADC).  The Asset...
25 weeks 6 days ago
Kosciusko High School Football Coach Tyler Peterson was introduced Wednesday afternoon as the new head football coach at Northwest Rankin High School. The announcement was made during a press conference at the school. Peterson has coached Kosciusko for two seasons with an 11-14 record, leading the Whippets to the Class 4A playoffs in 2013.
25 weeks 6 days ago
After a two-year hiatus, The Star-Herald Cashword Contest will return next week. The contest will give readers a chance to win up to $850 over 16 weeks. Starting with the Jan. 30 edition of The Star-Herald, readers will be invited to attempt to solve a weekly Cashword puzzle by finding words inserted into ads sponsored by area businesses....
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