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5 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of...
5 weeks 1 day ago
In recent weeks, The Star-Herald has featured several stories on area citizens working to help others who are in need. On our front page this week, the work of the Kosciusko Lions Club is highlighted. Club members distributed nearly 300 boxes of food to people throughout Attala County last week. A couple of weeks ago, our front page informed...
5 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Dec. 20, 1964 The number and scope of construction projects  already underway or announced for Attala County this winter will undoubtedly set all time records for any one period in the county’s history. With the recent...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Is it not funny how television networks start showing reruns about this time every year?  I am sure it is done for a variety of reasons, with one of the main reasons being that people are so busy during the holidays that they do not have time to keep up with their regular television shows.  I like the break in new programming. When...
5 weeks 2 days ago
In 1997, the Mississippi legislature passed the Mississippi Adequate Education Program(MAEP) to put a financial floor under all school districts to support education, even if the localities could not afford to do so. MAEP is for staff salaries, text books, and building operations.  Since that time, the state has only fully funded MAEP twice...
5 weeks 2 days ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Dec. 13, 1964 Dr. Lamar Bailey announced his plans this week to convert 11 motel rooms at the 27-room Bailey’s Motel on Highway 12 to a medical clinic with space provided for at least three physicians’ suites. Provided...
7 weeks 16 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...
7 weeks 16 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...
7 weeks 16 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...
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