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5 days 3 hours ago
Is it possible to forget how to ride a bicycle? That was a question that I pondered recently before attempting my first bike ride in more than 25 years. Maybe I had not forgotten how to ride a bike, but I was fairly certain that I would not be able to balance one. As a child, bike riding was never really my thing. I loved to zoom down the...
5 days 4 hours ago
The Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the most popular spots in the world for cyclists. That fact is a huge positive for Kosciusko and Attala County. Hundreds of cyclists travel through our area each week. Many of them stop here, if for nothing else but a break at the Kosciusko Museum/Visitor Center,  located on the parkway. As a...
5 days 4 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   July 23, 1964 Kosciusko’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved the Kosciusko Separate School District budget of $609,502 for the 1964-65 term. Superintendent James Coleman and School Board President Harold Teasley met with the city...
1 week 5 days ago
When do we stop being children? Is there a certain age when someone magically loses the little child inside them? It has got to be a gradual thing. You don’t just go from being childlike one day to grown up the next. In our society, we are told from a very early age that we’ve got to start growing up or we need to be more...
1 week 5 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   July 16, 1964 A giant manhunt spread into Attala County on the 13th of July as FBI Agents, Mississippi Highway Patrol, and 150 Navy men spread out over the red clay hills of Attala County in search of three missing civil rights workers....
2 weeks 5 days ago
For the first time in almost 10 years, my wife and I found ourselves with only one child last week. Two of our children (Stone, 11, and Daisy, 7) spent last week with my in-laws in Alabama. Breeze, our 9-year-old daughter, spent the week at Camp of the Rising Son in French Camp. That left us with only 2-year-old Joy to take care of for the...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   July 12, 1964 Earnest Matt Graham of Ethel, foreman and head lineman of the Kosciusko Light and Water Department, was severely injured Wednesday about 10:30 as he fell from a light pole. He was working with his crew of men on new...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Today marks one year that I took over the post of publisher of The Star-Herald. It is hard to believe a year has already passed. On July 2 of last year, I said goodbye to my hometown newspaper in Jasper, Ala., where I had led its newsroom for the previous seven years. On that day, I attended a meeting of the Jasper City Council where I was...
3 weeks 4 days ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   July 2, 1964 Merchants and Farmers Bank opens its sixth banking office in the Attala County area Monday, July 6, on Highway 12. Known as the Northside Drive-In Branch, this modern banking facility has two drive-up teller windows,...
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