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9 weeks 1 day ago
School has been back in session a few weeks now, and kids and teachers are in routines and working hard. All students can learn, but some need more assistance than others. After almost 30 years as an educator, I have come to the conclusion that everyone in a community should have an interest in the education of our students. I have some insights...
9 weeks 1 day ago
The Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County is recognized as the premier youth development organization in our community. Serving an average of more than 100 children, ages 5 to 18, daily, the club offers character and leadership development; educational and career development; health and life skills, the arts and sports,...
9 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Sept. 27, 1964 Ethel School to be enlarged. New rooms for McAdams, ditto for Long Creek Elementary School. This was the announcement made by County Superintendent Tom Mills, which shows that Attala’s school system is keeping pace with the...
10 weeks 1 day ago
Surprise is an emotion that I just do not feel very often. My wife has tried to surprise me for years. From birthday parties to Christmas presents, she has only been able to truly surprise me a handful of times during our two decades as a couple. I must admit that I was surprised last week. The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held...
10 weeks 1 day ago
Helping Hands Ministries 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 The temperature was in the 90s. As usual, because we are understaffed, we, the volunteers at Helping Hands, were all moving at a fast pace. By noon, we were not only hot, we were tired. Pat Rice, along with several of the volunteers who work in receiving, was busy winding down for...
10 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Sept. 20, 1964 Wilbur L. Brunt, aviation machinist’s mate reciprocating  engine mechanic first class USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Brunt of McCool, was chosen “Outstanding Enlisted Member of the Month for July at Saufley Field...
11 weeks 12 hours ago
The fall is my favorite time of year. I learned last year that there is nothing better than a drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway in autumn when the leaves are changing and the temperature is a bit cooler. While I enjoy the beauty of fall foliage and the milder weather, the reason fall is my favorite time of year is because football season...
11 weeks 12 hours ago
It wasn’t much improvement when Mississippi went in 2012 from the fattest state in the nation to the second-fattest. But reclaiming the top spot on the heavy list, based on a 2013 survey released last week, is a disappointing setback. It reaffirms the multitude of health problems this state is facing now as a result of its expansive...
11 weeks 12 hours ago
On Aug. 8, my husband Dobbin was unfortunate enough to get struck by a vehicle in front of Wal-Mart.  I would like to tell you about some unsung heroes. Well, first there was this lady, Kay Robertson, who does not even know us but saw Connie Parker, an RN, go into the store ahead of her. She ran into the store and got Connie. Connie was...
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