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3 weeks 1 day 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...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
5 weeks 1 day 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...
5 weeks 1 day ago
A special thanks to the Attala County Sheriff’s Department for their leadership role in the major cocaine bust reported in last week’s Star-Herald. As a resident of Attala County I want to thank everyone involved in this operation. Drugs have destroyed countless lives, marriages, and families. Our prison system is filled with the...
5 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Nov. 12, 1964 One of the first hints of the coming Yule season was evidenced in Kosciusko this week as members of the City Water and Light Department crews began stringing Christmas lights around the square. The many strings of colored...
6 weeks 23 hours ago
For years I had heard about it. For years, I found it too gross an idea to try, but some wild hair spurred me to finally give it a shot about two years ago.  McDonald’s sandwich, the McRib, has long had a cult following. I always thought the idea of a pork patty, shaped like a slab of ribs, with onions and pickles, lathered in tangy...
6 weeks 23 hours ago
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set up as a legal holiday in the United States to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on Nov. 11, 1918. Legislation that was passed in 1938 declared Nov. 11 was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day...
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