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21 hours 17 min ago
For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing — lunch at my grandparents' house.  As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and Ruby Phillips .Their house has always been special to me because a good many of my childhood memories happened there....
21 hours 19 min 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,...
21 hours 21 min 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...
21 hours 25 min ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Nov. 26, 1964 Three Kosciusko students have been nominated by their classmates at Mississippi State College for Women for the annual Elite Contest sponsored by Meh Lady yearbook. Johanne Cameron has been nominated for Most Charming,...
21 hours 30 min ago
I cannot believe the holiday season is already here. It is time to start planning annual holiday social gatherings, writing letters to Santa Claus and doing all the other stuff that we think is necessary this time of year.  One of those things is picking out Christmas cards. In the past, that chore seemed to be much simpler. Most people I...
21 hours 32 min 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...
21 hours 34 min 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...
21 hours 39 min ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Nov. 19, 1964 The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met Tuesday and one of the things discussed was extension of the city limits. A delegation from Highland Park was on hand to give their views on the expansion and to thank the board for its...
2 weeks 3 hours ago
There are many things that divide people these days. Important issues, such as healthcare, marriage equality and women’s rights, are only a few of the things that can separate us as people. A week or so back, I found quickly found out another issue where there is no middle ground amongst people — clowns. I had originally planned on...
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