Meet our staff

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KAREN FIORETTI, editor/publisher
kfioretti@starherald.net

Karen Fioretti was named publisher/editor of The Star-Herald in April 2017. She has more than 30 years of newspaper experience in roles ranging from reporting, photography, and editing to production and technology. She is happy to be again working at a small-town newspaper after years in senior management of daily newspapers and newspaper groups. Her son Samuel has just completed his third year at Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

 

 

 


 

TRISHA OAKES, bookkeeper/circulation

toakes@starherald.net

LAURIE WHITE, advertising consultant

lwhite@starherald.net

BEVERLY CASTEEL, lifestyles/proof reading
bcasteel@starherald.net


JENNIFER McCASKILL, graphic designer
jmccaskill@starherald.net

Jennifer McCaskill joined the staff of The Star-Herald in October 2013 as a graphic designer. She is an Attala County native. McCaskill was homeschooled from preschool through 12th grade. She is a Holmes Community College graduate (AA Degree). McCaskill also has a bachelors degree in graphic design from Mississippi State University. She and her husband, Daniel (D.J.), live in the Hesterville community on a small farm they share with five dogs, two cats, two goats, a rabbit, two geese, three mini pigs and approximately 40 chickens.

 

 

 

 

Obituaries

Mary Nell Burrell, 80, formerly of Durant, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Attala County... READ MORE