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6 weeks 3 days ago
The world record for the most hot dogs in a competition is held by a California man named Joey Chestnut, who ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes during the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2012. Chestnut has set the standard for competitive hot dog eating by winning seven straight Nathan’s competitions. For the first time in the 105-...
6 weeks 3 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Aug. 6, 1964 J.W. Adkerson is the new owner-manager of The Smart Shop. He has purchased the business from Ben Weiner who has operated in the same location in Kosciusko for the past quarter century. He assumed control on Aug. 1.The Adkerson...
7 weeks 2 days ago
Over the weekend, Major League Baseball held its Hall of Fame induction ceremony for 2014. The three players enshrined for this year were Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddox. While I pay attention to who is placed in the Hall of Fame each year, I paid extra close attention this year because I have had the opportunity to meet all three...
7 weeks 2 days ago
The Star-Herald will always be on the side of freedom of information when it comes to public meetings and records.  This newspaper is also for honest elections, but we do not believe we have the right to know your birthday, unless you are willing to give it to us. The Mississippi Supreme Court is correct in standing by its decision that...
7 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   July 30, 1964 Miss Barbara Jordan, pavilion manager, assisted by Miss Alesa Fowler conducted an art class at Jason Niles Park. This is one of the classes making use of the park facilities to help Kosy youngsters keep busy while school is...
8 weeks 2 days ago
Is it possible to forget how to ride a bicycle? That was a question that I pondered recently before attempting my first bike ride in more than 25 years. Maybe I had not forgotten how to ride a bike, but I was fairly certain that I would not be able to balance one. As a child, bike riding was never really my thing. I loved to zoom down the...
8 weeks 2 days ago
The Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the most popular spots in the world for cyclists. That fact is a huge positive for Kosciusko and Attala County. Hundreds of cyclists travel through our area each week. Many of them stop here, if for nothing else but a break at the Kosciusko Museum/Visitor Center,  located on the parkway. As a...
8 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   July 23, 1964 Kosciusko’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved the Kosciusko Separate School District budget of $609,502 for the 1964-65 term. Superintendent James Coleman and School Board President Harold Teasley met with the city...
9 weeks 3 days ago
When do we stop being children? Is there a certain age when someone magically loses the little child inside them? It has got to be a gradual thing. You don’t just go from being childlike one day to grown up the next. In our society, we are told from a very early age that we’ve got to start growing up or we need to be more...
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