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4 weeks 6 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Oct. 24, 1964 Cotton farmers of Attala County are rushing the cotton harvest to completion. Only 30 to 35 percent remains in the fields according to estimates from farmers, ginners, cottonseed and cotton buyers, and the county agent’...
5 weeks 5 days ago
Halloween is almost here.  In about two weeks, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and princesses, and various types of other characters will be roaming the streets in search of candy.  Trick or treating is one of many traditions that come each year during the Halloween season. Other events such as haunted houses, haunted trails, fall...
5 weeks 5 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Oct. 15, 1964 Members of Troop 44 receiving awards at the Court of Honor held at the First Methodist Church were Newton Love III, Buddy Burks, Charles Stewart, Henry Paul Sullivant, Ray Jackson, Tommy Joseph Warren Sanders and Jackie Wiles...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Having a career in community newspapers can call for a person to wear many hats. Because our teams usually do not have the largest rosters, each member of a community staff must have that ability to juggle many things throughout a day. On a day-to-day basis, we find ourselves doing a lot of different things. One minute we might be working on...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Despite our changing world, the daily and weekly community newspapers remain a prime source for recording local news events. Newspaper staffs document the lives of local citizens from birth announcements to their obituaries, the developments of city councils, county boards and school boards, the hometown school athletics and arts programs, and...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Oct. 11, 1964 The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Kosciusko approved a balanced budget of $324,900 for the coming fiscal year at the regular monthly meeting. It was accomplished by inter departmental juggling and is essentially...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Halloween, my absolute favorite holiday, is almost here. At the end of this month, ghouls and ghosts as well as super heroes and celebrity look-a-likes will take to the streets in search of a treasure trove of sweets.  A Halloween tradition that I love is watching horror movies. Starting this week, several cable television stations will...
6 weeks 6 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Oct. 4, 1964 Dr. Joseph Aaron Pender, Kosciusko dentist and civic leader, was found dead on a farm he operated seven miles north of Kosciusko about noon Thursday. He was 44. A coroner’s jury ruled his death was from natural causes....
8 weeks 6 days ago
“They’re like 4-foot whirling dervishes. I don’t even know what a whirling dervish is, but that’s what they’re like.” – Phil Weston, “Kicking & Screaming”   Several weeks ago, I agreed to coach two separate soccer teams for the Kosciusko Soccer Association for Youth (KSAY)....
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