Meet our staff

Ruthie Robison
RUTHIE ROBISON, editor/publisher

Ruthie Robison became the editor and publisher of The Star-Herald in July of 2022. She is a native of Eupora and a graduate of Mississippi State University. She previously served as managing editor for three years and as lifestyles editor for six years at The Greenwood Commonwealth, which is owned by The Star-Herald’s parent company, Emmerich Newspapers. She was also a news editor for another sister publication in Hattiesburg. She got her first newspaper job the summer after graduating high school at her hometown weekly newspaper, The Webster Progress-Times, another Emmerich newspaper. She worked at the Webster Progress part time periodically throughout college, covering general news and sports. After college, her part-time position transitioned into a full-time one when she became the sports editor for the Eupora newspaper and two of its sister weeklies. Over the years, Robison has won numerous journalism awards in the Mississippi Press Association’s annual contest. She has a hyperactive dog named Chico and a cat named Frannie. 

Trisha Oakes - Mugshot
TRISHA OAKES, bookkeeper/circulation

Trisha Oakes became the bookkeeper at The Star-Herald in November of 2019. She was born here in Kosciusko but moved to Huntsville, Alabama at the age of five. Trisha returned to Kosciusko in 1999. She and her husband Daniel “Danny” Oakes live in the Hesterville community where they enjoy spending time with family and traveling whenever they can.



AUSTIN HUTCHINSON, graphics/classifieds/legals