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15 weeks 2 days 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...
15 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 7, 1964 Rev. J.C. Christian, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, announces that the David Wasson family has been selected as Methodist Family of the Year. The presentation of the award for this honor was made at the morning...
16 weeks 2 days ago
Over the weekend, thousands of people visited downtown Kosciusko to take part in the 45th annual Natchez Trace Festival. I was one of those thousands. Leading up to the festival, I had heard many things about the event. From some people, I heard it was the biggest even in Kosciusko each year, and from some people, I heard it was an even...
16 weeks 2 days ago
Thank you to festival workers   A huge “Thank You” to all who attended this year’s Natchez Trace Festival. What a great day we had to come together in historic downtown Kosciusko for a day of fun, shopping, play and great food. There is a part of the festival that you can’t see. It’s the folks that Tonya...
16 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 3, 1964 The Kosciusko Jaycees have undertaken the sponsorship of a summer baseball program for boys from ages 13-15. This League has formerly been sponsored by the VFW, which has been forced to discontinue such sponsorship, and has now...
17 weeks 2 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   April 23, 1964 Dr. W.W. McBryde was honored Saturday with a 50 year Past Masters pin and certificate. The presentation was made by W.P. Murdock, secretary of Carnot Posey Lodge No. 378 where Dr. McBryde has been a member since January 17,...
18 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 (...
18 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...
18 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...
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