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8 weeks 6 days ago
In my family, holiday gatherings were pretty much always the same. For the first 17 years of my life, holidays were quite similar. It was only when I started dating my wife that holiday gatherings took on different look. While I still attended the familiar festive feasts of the Phillips family, I had become a stranger in a strange land by...
8 weeks 6 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Jan. 3, 1965 Kosciusko and Attala County hunters have experienced one of the better deer hunting seasons according to reports gathered from game wardens and the local frozen locker plant. Most deers have been killed in the northeastern...
10 weeks 22 hours ago
Christmas is here.  Many of us have or will take time over the next few days to celebrate the birth of a child. A child whom we believe became a savior to the world.  The scene of this birth has become so familiar to us. It is a couple with a newborn, surrounded by shepherds, wise men and angels. The scene also typically includes...
10 weeks 22 hours 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...
10 weeks 22 hours 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...
10 weeks 22 hours 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...
10 weeks 1 day 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...
10 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...
10 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...
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