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13 weeks 22 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 21, 1964 Two hundred and seventy students graduated Friday night from the First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. The school lasted for two weeks and consisted of ten departments. An open house was held Friday night at the church...
14 weeks 1 day ago
In the last 11 years, our family has hosted a total of 29 birthday parties for our four children. I have never dreaded one as much as I dreaded my daughter Daisy’s 7-year-old birthday party last Saturday. Up until the day of the party, I felt fine about driving back to Alabama so Daisy could celebrate with her grandparents, aunts, uncles...
14 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 14, 1964 This past Thursday an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. for an F.M. Radio Station to be operated here in Kosciusko. Application was made by Mims Boswell Jr., owner of the A.M...
15 weeks 23 hours ago
Most people probably do not believe in love at first sight. Honestly, I do not know if I believe in it myself, but I do remember the first time I laid eyes on the girl who would one day become my wife.  In September 1983, I was a mere 5 years old. I had just been shaken up by the biggest thing that had happened in my young life —...
15 weeks 23 hours ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   June 6, 1964 The seven Attala girls who will be among those who will attend the annual Magnolia Girls State to be held in Jackson are Frieda Joseph, Mary Tom Mills, Harriet Buchanan, Hazel Ann Barnes, Carol Burchfield, Janet Steed...
16 weeks 1 day ago
On June 3, voters will head to the polls to cast  ballots in the Primary Election.  This date is historic for Mississippi and is the first time Mississippians are required to present acceptable photo identification at the polls.   Since this constitutional initiative was adopted by an overwhelming majority of Mississippi voters...
16 weeks 1 day 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...
17 weeks 1 day 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....
17 weeks 1 day 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...
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