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8 weeks 22 hours ago
Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to have a few encounters with Santa Claus or one of his many helper impersonators.  When I was a baby, my mother told me that I always cried and pitched a fit whenever I would sit in the jolly old elf’s lap. I think one time I even slapped him in the face and pulled his beard, but somehow...
8 weeks 22 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Dec. 3, 1964 Top coats, blankets, assorted footwear and hand warmers were the costume of the day at Kosciusko’s Christmas parade Tuesday night.  Streets and curbs were lined with chilly home-towners and visitors to view and...
9 weeks 1 day ago
For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing — lunch at my grandparents' house.  As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and Ruby Phillips .Their house has always been special to me because a good many of my childhood memories happened there....
9 weeks 1 day ago
Turkey was not served at the first Thanksgiving celebration.  How can this be? The holiday is even referred to as Turkey Day.  Most historians believe the Pilgrims had some sort of fowl, but it is not known if it was an actual turkey. Most think the Pilgrims called any large bird a turkey. It is known that deer as well as lobster,...
9 weeks 1 day ago
Despite falling to Greenwood High School in the Class 4A playoffs Friday night, the Kosciusko Whippets have nothing to hang their heads about. Kosciusko was a mere couple of plays from earning a spot in the North State championship game.  On the season, the Whippets finished 11-3, which is the most successful season the team has had in...
9 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Nov. 26, 1964 Three Kosciusko students have been nominated by their classmates at Mississippi State College for Women for the annual Elite Contest sponsored by Meh Lady yearbook. Johanne Cameron has been nominated for Most Charming,...
9 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...
9 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...
9 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...
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