The Star-Herald

1 week 4 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...
3 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 lobster,...
3 weeks 5 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...
3 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 or so, The Star-Herald challenges its readers and area citizens to shop locally in an effort...
3 weeks 5 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...
6 weeks 4 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...
8 weeks 4 days ago
In the past seven days, downtown Kosciusko has been a beacon of activity. The Attala County Courthouse Square hosted a pep rally and fashion show Thursday evening as a way to celebrate homecoming for Kosciusko High School. The KHS homecoming parade took place on the square Friday afternoon. An autumn arts festival sponsored by Kosciusko Main...
10 weeks 4 days ago
Despite our changing world, the daily and weekly community newspapers remain a prime source for recording local news events. Newspaper staffs document the lives of local citizens from birth announcements to their obituaries, the developments of city councils, county boards and school boards, the hometown school athletics and arts programs, and...
12 weeks 4 days ago
The Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County is recognized as the premier youth development organization in our community. Serving an average of more than 100 children, ages 5 to 18, daily, the club offers character and leadership development; educational and career development; health and life skills, the arts and sports,...
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