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5 weeks 1 day ago
  What do Hines Ward, Kat Von D, James Van Der Beek and Micky Dolenz have in common?  They are not members of the next “Dancing with the Stars” cast — they were all born on March 8.  Why is that significant?  The date probably means nothing to most people, but March 8  happens to be my birthday...
10 weeks 15 hours ago
Each day, I get a lot of stuff sent to me electronically.  I get a ton of e-mail, and I also get several notes and messages on Facebook. Most of the stuff is work-related, like story ideas or press releases and that kind of thing.  On other occasions, I receive chain letters that ask me to do something and pass it along to other...
10 weeks 15 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Feb. 2, 1964 J.W. Parks, a former sales and merchandising manager of the J.C. Penney Co. store in Gadsden, Ala., officially assumed his new duties as manager of Kosciusko Penney’s on Jan. 22. • Jordan Chevrolet Company...
11 weeks 16 hours ago
Attala County is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world.  As I drive throughout the county on an almost daily basis, I cannot help but take in the abundance of beauty. Whether it is a green pasture full of cows in Sallis or an unbelievably gorgeous section of the Natchez Trace, our county is full of wonderful aesthetics....
11 weeks 16 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Jan. 30, 1964 A stained glass memorial window back of the baptistery will be dedicated here Sunday at the morning worship services of the First Baptist Church, announces the Rev. Lloyd A. Sparkman, pastor. The window will be dedicated to...
12 weeks 17 hours ago
With four small children, I never really know how a day is going to go. About a year ago, a random Thursday started off as a quiet day around the Phillips household. My wife, Andrea, had been helping our children with their homeschool lessons. She had just given them a break, so they were watching some television.  I was scheduled for a...
12 weeks 17 hours ago
CEDA needs to be passed Dear Editor: As the mayor of Kosciusko, I am an active member of the Mississippi Municipal League (MML), an organization of cities, towns and villages in Mississippi. Established in 1931, MML brings elected municipal officials from the state together to work for the promotion and support of critical issues facing...
13 weeks 20 hours ago
  Mississippi municipalities are desperate to find funding for needed projects, with many cities and towns just hoping to find a way to pave streets. The Mississippi Municipal League, along with many state cities and towns, are pushing the Legislature to pass the Citizens for Economic Development Act, which would allow local officials...
13 weeks 20 hours ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Jan. 16, 1964 Attala County continues to shiver in the wake of a bitter cold wave that brought low temperatures as it moved into the state early Monday morning. According to local weatherman Ed Reese the temperature dropped to 13...
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