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7 weeks 6 days ago
Jonathan Powers has a passion to serve his community. That passion is why is the chairperson of one of the most important entities in the area for 2015. Powers, who is agency manager for Farm Bureau in Kosciusko, took over as chairman of the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation in late 2014. Since that time, the group has already made some...
7 weeks 6 days ago
7 weeks 6 days ago
The 2015 election season officially opened Monday. The eight-week qualifying period for the August primary election started Monday and will continue through Friday, Feb. 27. Candidates for county positions will file paperwork and any required fees with the Attala County Circuit Clerk Office. In Attala County, races will be held to fill the...
7 weeks 6 days ago
The Attala County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of 2015 Monday morning with its first order of business being organizing the board for the year. District 3 Supervisor Troy Hodges was named board president for the year. Hodges, who has served seven terms as a supervisor, is starting his 27th year on the board. Hodges said he is...
7 weeks 6 days ago
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee has finalized plans for the 2015 programs. On Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th Annual Image Award Banquet will be held at the Kosciusko High School Commons.  Social time is 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.  The Image Award for distinguished service will be presented to an...
9 weeks 5 hours ago
Citizens across The Star-Herald coverage area ring in the New Year in a variety of ways. Some go to family gatherings, some attend special church services and some party until after midnight. Several church services are planned across Attala County and surrounding areas. Outfielders Sports Bar is planning on celebrating when the clock strikes 12...
9 weeks 5 hours ago
January Cases  of influenza were on the rise and area doctors predicted a possible epidemic. Three Kosciusko men, along with several friends, turned back the clock to remember a common event from their childhood – an old fashioned hog killing. Charles England, Frank Montague and Dr. Edward Bryant purchased three live hogs which...
9 weeks 5 hours ago
ETHEL — An evangelist from Louisiana is hoping a recent event at Ethel High School will be the start of a series of ministry events at high schools across Mississippi. Rick Edwards, an evangelist who spends most of his time traveling to cities across the south for prayer events, spoke to students at EHS just before the holiday break....
9 weeks 7 hours ago
Kosciusko police may soon be outfitted with body cameras while on duty. Police Chief R.J. Adams spoke to members of the Kosciusko Board of Aldermen recently about his intention to purchase body cameras for officers. “It is a matter of safety for our officers and for our citizens,” Adams said. “There is a lot of ‘he...
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