The Star-Herald

5 weeks 1 day ago
Restoration of The Strand Theater in downtown Kosciusko took a baby step forward last week when the city approved hiring Belinda Stewart on an hourly basis to draw plans for the interior of the building. The initial renovation work on The Strand started in 2012 when the front façade was redone. That work was completed in early 2013 and...
7 weeks 2 days ago
It is hard to travel anywhere very far on a Mississippi highway this time of year without seeing the evidence of a vehicle having collided with a deer. According to an Associated Press story, one out of 84 drivers will hit a deer in Mississippi over the course of the next year — twice the national average. Most of those collisions occur...
9 weeks 3 days ago
In recent weeks, The Star-Herald has featured several stories on area citizens working to help others who are in need. On our front page this week, the work of the Kosciusko Lions Club is highlighted. Club members distributed nearly 300 boxes of food to people throughout Attala County last week. A couple of weeks ago, our front page informed...
11 weeks 2 days ago
Voting for The Star-Herald 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards is now under way. The ballot for this year has around 100 business and professional categories and is located on page B11. The ballots will be in The Star-Herald for the next several weeks. Voting for the contest will continue through Jan. 2. There can only be one entry per...
13 weeks 3 days ago
Turkey was not served at the first Thanksgiving celebration.  How can this be? The holiday is even referred to as Turkey Day.  Most historians believe the Pilgrims had some sort of fowl, but it is not known if it was an actual turkey. Most think the Pilgrims called any large bird a turkey. It is known that deer as well as lobster,...
13 weeks 3 days ago
Despite falling to Greenwood High School in the Class 4A playoffs Friday night, the Kosciusko Whippets have nothing to hang their heads about. Kosciusko was a mere couple of plays from earning a spot in the North State championship game.  On the season, the Whippets finished 11-3, which is the most successful season the team has had in...
13 weeks 3 days ago
With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday only days away, the holiday shopping season is about to be in full swing.  This is the time of year that many local establishments do the bulk of their annual business. For the next month or so, The Star-Herald challenges its readers and area citizens to shop locally in an effort...
13 weeks 3 days ago
It is not even Thanksgiving yet and downtown Kosciusko already looks like a holiday wonderland. Kosciusko Water and Light employees worked for several days to have Christmas lights installed throughout downtown before the recent Holiday Open House. Along with the city lights, most downtown merchants have adorned their windows and exteriors...
16 weeks 2 days ago
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set up as a legal holiday in the United States to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on Nov. 11, 1918. Legislation that was passed in 1938 declared Nov. 11 was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day...
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