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15 weeks 2 days ago
For millions of people, the next few days are quite sacred.  Tomorrow is Good Friday, which is a day set aside by Christians to remember the crucifixion of Jesus. Sunday will mark Easter (my preferred term is Resurrection Sunday), which is when believers celebrate the resurrection of the crucified savior.  The week before Easter (...
15 weeks 2 days ago
While the 2014 Kosciusko High School prom made history for being the first event of its nature on school property, the organizers of the prom need to be commended more for making sure there was only one prom in Kosciusko this year. Some years, white students have had a prom and black students have had a prom. At this time in history, the idea...
15 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   April 16, 1964  Near tornadic winds struck Attala and adjoining counties early Monday morning, accompanied by lightning, hail and a deluge of rainfall. Reported property damage was at Harmony Baptist Church in the northeast part of...
16 weeks 2 days ago
Many residents of Kosciusko and Attala County have probably never heard of Attala United. Before Tuesday morning, I had only a tiny bit of knowledge about the group. Attala United is a group of area ministers from multiple denominations who meet monthly to discuss ministry within the area. On Tuesday morning, I had the opportunity sit in on...
16 weeks 2 days ago
Charity Ball a success I am a honored twenty year life member of the Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary. This is an organization that has always been very close to my heart since my induction as a provisional in the early 90s. During the years I was active we promoted many projects that benefitted the children in our area, for which I took great...
16 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   April 9, 1964 A total of 3.8 inches of rainfall from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday caused ditches all over the city and county to become rampaging rivers that resulted in road damage and washed out bridges estimated at $25,000. • Jaycette...
17 weeks 2 days ago
  Easter egg hunts are not like they used to be.  The biggest difference is the eggs. These days the eggs are most always plastic and are either filled with candy or some small toy. Typically, the church or group hosting the egg hunt provides the eggs. When I was a child, about the only plastic eggs were in the clucking chicken...
17 weeks 2 days ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   April 2, 1964 Kosciusko Mayor and Board of Aldermen held a called meeting on March 24 for the purpose of receiving bids on paving nine streets within the city limits of Kosciusko. One bid was received from Warren Brothers Paving...
18 weeks 2 days ago
I am not a hunter. Well, I guess technically I used to not be a hunter.  That all changed last March when I went on my first turkey hunt, which was actually my first hunt of any kind.  Until about a year ago, I had little to no inclination to ever go hunting, but a Sunday morning sermon changed that. Mike Skelton is one of my best...
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