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4 weeks 16 hours ago
I am not a hunter. Well, I guess technically I used to not be a hunter.  That all changed last March when I went on my first turkey hunt, which was actually my first hunt of any kind.  Until about a year ago, I had little to no inclination to ever go hunting, but a Sunday morning sermon changed that. Mike Skelton is one of my best...
4 weeks 16 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   March 26, 1964 A total of 13,339 Attalans received the second round of polio vaccine last Sunday at the eight clinics located over the county. • Eighth grade winner in the recent Exchange Club essay contest on crime prevention was...
5 weeks 10 hours ago
When it comes to good candy, no other holiday even comes close to Easter.  I am partial to Cadbury Eggs. Those are the chocolate eggs with the gooey, creme-filled center that looks like a yolk. Cadbury Eggs are probably best known for their television commercials with a rabbit clucking like a hen before finally laying all those...
5 weeks 10 hours ago
It was, perhaps, no coincidence that a century of “sunlight” was born during the winter holidays, when celebrants burn Yule logs, place stars atop trees and light candles to hold back the darkness during these longest nights. On Dec. 20, 1913, Harper’s Weekly published “What Publicity Can Do” by Louis Brandeis. In...
5 weeks 10 hours ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   March 19, 1964 Mississippi State Alumni held a breakfast meeting Monday morning and elected Alton Taylor, president; George Wade, vice president; Bill Jordan, secretary-treasurer. • Dr. W.W. McBryde, beloved physician of...
6 weeks 12 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   March 12, 1964 Kosy’s newest industry has turned out the first “Made-in-Kosciusko” suite of furniture during the past week as production began at the Southern Manufacturing Co. pilot plant on West Jefferson Street. Seven...
6 weeks 12 hours ago
Visiting a new place is always a fun experience.  This past weekend, the Phillips family took our first trip to Memphis.  We had only been in the city for about 20 minutes when we bumped into someone from Kosciusko. We were searching for the famous Rendezvous restaurant when we heard a familiar voice say hello. It was Rob Pickle of...
6 weeks 1 day ago
  After a fatal crash last week at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 19, something needs to be done to improve safety where those two roads meet. Linda C. Johnson, 65, of Belzoni is the latest victim of the fatal intersection after she pulled out in front of a vehicle Thursday afternoon. Witnesses on the scene said it appeared...
6 weeks 1 day ago
  Medicaid expansion needed for hospitals’ survival   Over the last four years, Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital’s federal funds from all sources have been reduced by some $10 million.  As a result, for the first time ever, the hospital has asked the Attala County Board of Supervisors to allow it to borrow...
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