The Star-Herald

2 weeks 3 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...
4 weeks 3 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...
6 weeks 3 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...
8 weeks 3 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,...
10 weeks 2 days 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...
11 weeks 3 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...
12 weeks 3 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...
14 weeks 3 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...
16 weeks 3 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...
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