5 days 14 hours ago
It wasn’t much improvement when Mississippi went in 2012 from the fattest state in the nation to the second-fattest.
But reclaiming the top spot on the heavy list, based on a 2013 survey released last week, is a disappointing setback. It reaffirms the multitude of health problems this state is facing now as a result of its expansive...
1 week 6 days ago
Being named the No. 7 safest city in Mississippi by a recent study is a great designation for the City of Kosciusko.
Safe Choice Security gave the designation to Kosciusko after consulting with 2013 FBI Crime Data for more than 100 cities in Mississippi. The group compared property crimes and violent crimes to come up with a list of the 14...
2 weeks 6 days ago
t is often said that the states are the incubator for the nation. Public policy ideas get tested and refined at the state level. Once the ideas prove workable and effective on a smaller scale, then Congress considers implementing them nationwide.
The same principle could be applied to the relationship between municipal governments...
4 weeks 6 days ago
The Central Mississippi Fair is now under way.
The event, which is celebrating 105 years, is something Attala County and Kosciusko should be proud to host.
While the fair draws residents from well outside Attala County, it is the support of local citizens that will determine how successful the event is.
The fair for this year features...
6 weeks 6 days ago
The Star-Herald will always be on the side of freedom of information when it comes to public meetings and records.
This newspaper is also for honest elections, but we do not believe we have the right to know your birthday, unless you are willing to give it to us. The Mississippi Supreme Court is correct in standing by its decision that...
7 weeks 6 days ago
The Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the most popular spots in the world for cyclists.
That fact is a huge positive for Kosciusko and Attala County.
Hundreds of cyclists travel through our area each week. Many of them stop here, if for nothing else but a break at the Kosciusko Museum/Visitor Center, located on the parkway.
12 weeks 6 days ago
Kosciusko Main Street is working to put pocket parks in two burned out buildings in downtown.
The Star-Herald applauds this effort.
The two buildings, located on Jefferson Street, were filled with glass and rubble for some time, but city workers now have them cleaned out and Main Street officials have started the process of turning the...
18 weeks 6 days ago
According to the U.S. Census, more than 22 percent of Mississippians live below the poverty level. Thousands of families do not earn enough to afford basic necessities such as food, housing and child care, although most of those families have at least one working family member.
All of us can help Saturday, which marks the 21st anniversary of...
21 weeks 6 days ago
While the 2014 Kosciusko High School prom made history for being the first event of its nature on school property, the organizers of the prom need to be commended more for making sure there was only one prom in Kosciusko this year.
Some years, white students have had a prom and black students have had a prom. At this time in history, the idea...