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1 week 7 hours ago
A babe in a manger, Santa Claus, snowmen, decorated trees, a winter wonderland. What memories do those images conjure up? For me, it takes me back to my grandmother’s house in December. Those images and many more were found on the hundreds of Christmas cards that surrounded the doorframes in her home.  My grandmother never learned...
1 week 8 hours 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...
1 week 8 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Dec. 10, 1964 Adding to the Christmas spirit already prevalent in Kosciusko will be the annual open house at St. Therese’s Catholic Center scheduled for Dec. 14 and 15 from 5 until 8:30 p.m. Decorations in the spacious center are...
2 weeks 9 hours ago
Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to have a few encounters with Santa Claus or one of his many helper impersonators.  When I was a baby, my mother told me that I always cried and pitched a fit whenever I would sit in the jolly old elf’s lap. I think one time I even slapped him in the face and pulled his beard, but somehow...
2 weeks 9 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Dec. 3, 1964 Top coats, blankets, assorted footwear and hand warmers were the costume of the day at Kosciusko’s Christmas parade Tuesday night.  Streets and curbs were lined with chilly home-towners and visitors to view and...
3 weeks 1 day 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....
3 weeks 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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,...
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