The Star-Herald

4 weeks 5 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...
10 weeks 5 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...
13 weeks 5 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...
18 weeks 6 days ago
  After a fatal crash last week at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 19, something needs to be done to improve safety where those two roads meet. Linda C. Johnson, 65, of Belzoni is the latest victim of the fatal intersection after she pulled out in front of a vehicle Thursday afternoon. Witnesses on the scene said it appeared...
28 weeks 4 days ago
  2014 is here. What does that mean? At The Star-Herald, we are hopeful 2014 will be a positive year for Kosciusko and Attala County. We fully expect to report on “bad news” in the upcoming year, such as crime, accidents and other issues. We also expect to report on “good news,” such as new businesses...
30 weeks 3 days ago
  It is obvious that Mississippi is missing out on thousands of jobs by refusing to expand its Medicaid program, and a new study says that number of jobs may be more than double what state economists have guessed. The study, from the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, includes research and a report by two professors at the University...
33 weeks 5 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...
34 weeks 5 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, The Star-Herald challenges its readers and area citizens to shop locally in an...
35 weeks 5 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 “...
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