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9 weeks 1 day ago
Our family has lived in Mississippi for a little more than a year now.  Before our move to Kosciusko, our travel into the Magnolia State was very limited. As a family, we had only visited Tupelo, and I had only c0me to the state for a few sporting events early in my career. Due to that limited travel throughout the state, we have tried...
9 weeks 1 day ago
t is often said that the states are the incubator for the nation. Public policy ideas get tested and refined at the state level.  Once the ideas prove workable and effective on a smaller scale, then Congress considers implementing them nationwide.  The same principle could be applied to the relationship between municipal governments...
9 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Aug. 27, 1964 Young ladies in Mrs. Buddy Gardner’s Ballet Corp. gave a performance in the high school auditorium. They were Laura Jennings, Valerie Gardner, Nyma Lewis, Lisa Ryan, Mary Burge, Pamela Ellard, Lelea Swilley, Beth...
10 weeks 4 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Aug. 22, 1964 Over three hundred children registered for the summer reading program at the Attala County Library, according to Mrs. James Bruce, librarian. Seven thousand children’s books have been circulated from the Attala County...
11 weeks 1 day ago
Have you ever heard of Stevens Johnson Syndrome? I had not until about two years ago when I found myself inside the emergency room at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Earlier that day my daughter Daisy began screaming uncontrollably, saying her nose and mouth were “on fire.”  I was at work when I received a call...
11 weeks 1 day ago
The Central Mississippi Fair is now under way. The event, which is celebrating 105 years, is something Attala County and Kosciusko should be proud to host. While the fair draws residents from well outside Attala County, it is the support of local citizens that will determine how successful the event is. The fair for this year features...
11 weeks 1 day ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Aug. 15, 1964 Kosciusko High School has added additional courses of study to its curriculum to better prepare students in their bid for a successful life. The courses offered for the first time at Kosciusko High School are Art,...
12 weeks 1 day 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-...
12 weeks 1 day 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...
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