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7 weeks 6 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 28, 1964 The new, modern Drive-In Branch of the Merchants and Farmers Bank, located on Highway 12 will open for business on Monday, July 6, according to bank president, Clarence E. Morgan Jr. Formal opening will be held on June 10....
8 weeks 6 days ago
“Into each life some rain must fall.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   While the skies in our area have been sunny in recent days, figurative storm clouds have held camp over the Phillips’ household. I was hoping to report good news this week. My wife and I found out about six weeks ago that we would be having a...
8 weeks 6 days ago
Kosciusko Main Street is working to put pocket parks in two burned out buildings in downtown. The Star-Herald applauds this effort.  The two buildings, located on Jefferson Street, were filled with glass and rubble for some time, but city workers now have them cleaned out and Main Street officials have started the process of turning the...
8 weeks 6 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 21, 1964 Two hundred and seventy students graduated Friday night from the First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. The school lasted for two weeks and consisted of ten departments. An open house was held Friday night at the church...
10 weeks 2 hours ago
In the last 11 years, our family has hosted a total of 29 birthday parties for our four children. I have never dreaded one as much as I dreaded my daughter Daisy’s 7-year-old birthday party last Saturday. Up until the day of the party, I felt fine about driving back to Alabama so Daisy could celebrate with her grandparents, aunts, uncles...
10 weeks 2 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 14, 1964 This past Thursday an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. for an F.M. Radio Station to be operated here in Kosciusko. Application was made by Mims Boswell Jr., owner of the A.M...
10 weeks 6 days ago
Most people probably do not believe in love at first sight. Honestly, I do not know if I believe in it myself, but I do remember the first time I laid eyes on the girl who would one day become my wife.  In September 1983, I was a mere 5 years old. I had just been shaken up by the biggest thing that had happened in my young life —...
10 weeks 6 days ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 6, 1964 The seven Attala girls who will be among those who will attend the annual Magnolia Girls State to be held in Jackson are Frieda Joseph, Mary Tom Mills, Harriet Buchanan, Hazel Ann Barnes, Carol Burchfield, Janet Steed...
12 weeks 3 hours ago
On June 3, voters will head to the polls to cast  ballots in the Primary Election.  This date is historic for Mississippi and is the first time Mississippians are required to present acceptable photo identification at the polls.   Since this constitutional initiative was adopted by an overwhelming majority of Mississippi voters...
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