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12 weeks 7 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 28, 1964 Two homes were destroyed in the Kosciusko area Sunday as flames, apparently started in both instances because of air conditioner-overloaded wiring, gained such headway by the time alarms were sounded that firemen were able to...
13 weeks 3 hours ago
What could be better than a picnic on a small patch of green grass on a sunny May day? How about if that family feast was on a mere few feet from a headstone? It sounds weird. But it happens just about every weekend in May in many areas of the South, including the part of Alabama where I was born and raised. It is called Decoration Day....
13 weeks 3 hours ago
Memorial Day is a great way to start the summer season. But before hitting the lake or firing up the grill, take time to stop and think about the day and the reason we celebrate it. The Aisle of Honor Memorial Day Ceremony is planned for Monday morning in Kosciusko. Burial flags of deceased veterans will be flown from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the...
13 weeks 3 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 21, 1964 A class of 92 seniors, the largest class in many years at Kosciusko High School, will receive their coveted  diplomas in graduation exercises at the high school auditorium Friday night at 8, according to Superintendent...
14 weeks 3 hours ago
I am glad that I do not commute to work any more. Since I have been in Kosciusko, I can walk to work quicker than my commute has been at most jobs. While I enjoy being close to home, I am afraid I might miss some things by not having those daily drives. For several years, I commuted about 30 minutes or so to work each day. One of my favorite...
14 weeks 3 hours ago
  Remembering Dr. Paul Mink   Kosciusko and Attala County recently lost an unsung pioneer in the field of Family Medicine with the death of Dr. Paul Mink. As was the custom, Dr. Mink began his practice in Kosciusko out of the back of a local pharmacy in the 1950s.  In 1959 in a move which many called foolhardy but which...
14 weeks 3 hours ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 14, 1964 Summer activities at Jason Niles City Park will officially get under way with the opening of the pool slated for June 1, according to L.W. Jordan Jr., chairman of the Park Commission. Mrs. Howard Britt will sell...
15 weeks 7 hours ago
Dancing is something our family enjoys quite a bit. It is not rare in our home for someone to break out into a dance to a song or even an advertising jingle that might happen to be playing on the television or radio. Many times we will turn on some music and our living room transforms into the dance line on “Soul Train.” My two...
15 weeks 7 hours ago
According to the U.S. Census, more than 22 percent of Mississippians live below the poverty level. Thousands of families do not earn enough to afford basic necessities such as food, housing and child care, although most of those families have at least one working family member. All of us can help Saturday, which marks the 21st anniversary of...
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