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6 days 5 hours 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...
6 days 5 hours 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....
1 week 6 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...
1 week 6 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...
2 weeks 5 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...
2 weeks 5 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,...
3 weeks 5 days ago
An active imagination is a good thing. If you have ever spent much time with a child, you have probably noticed the size of a little one’s imagination far exceeds the imagination of most adults. I have four large imaginations in my home (my wife would probably say five, because I am fairly childlike most of the time).  Daisy, our...
3 weeks 5 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 28, 1964 The new, modern Drive-In Branch of the Merchants and Farmers Bank, located on Highway 12 will open for business on Monday, July 6, according to bank president, Clarence E. Morgan Jr. Formal opening will be held on June 10....
4 weeks 5 days ago
“Into each life some rain must fall.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   While the skies in our area have been sunny in recent days, figurative storm clouds have held camp over the Phillips’ household. I was hoping to report good news this week. My wife and I found out about six weeks ago that we would be having a...
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