From staff reports

1 day 5 hours ago
The Star-Herald earned nine awards in the recent Better Newspaper Advertising Contest sponsored by the Mississippi Press Association. Publisher James Phillips and Graphic Artist Jennifer McCaskill attended a luncheon Saturday in Jackson to accept the awards for the newspaper. The awards were judged by members of the Louisiana Press Association...
3 weeks 6 days ago
A Kosciusko man was killed Monday night when he was stuck by a vehicle while walking in the eastbound lane of Highway 12 in Holmes County Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, the Durant Police Department and Durant Fire and Rescure were dipatched  around 8 p.m. Monday to a one vehicle accident on Highway...
3 weeks 6 days ago
On Saturday January 31, the Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary will hold its annual charity ball event at the Attala County Coliseum at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the 2015 ball is Black and White.  Guests will be greeted with live music throughout the night by Delta Acoustic. There will be a silent auction and a draw down for $1000, kindly donated...
4 weeks 1 day ago
The Kosciusko Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two subjects who attempted to break-in a local business last week. Around midnight on Jan. 8, two subjects attempted to burglarize  Central Mississippi Firearms in Kosciusko. The two were unsuccessful in their attempt to pry open the iron bars and were scared away by...
7 weeks 5 hours ago
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee has finalized plans for the 2015 programs. On Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th Annual Image Award Banquet will be held at the Kosciusko High School Commons.  Social time is 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.  The Image Award for distinguished service will be presented to an...
8 weeks 1 day ago
Citizens across The Star-Herald coverage area ring in the New Year in a variety of ways. Some go to family gatherings, some attend special church services and some party until after midnight. Several church services are planned across Attala County and surrounding areas. Outfielders Sports Bar is planning on celebrating when the clock strikes 12...
9 weeks 3 days ago
The Ethel Christmas Parade was held Saturday night with more than 50 entrants participating. Parade winners included Best of Show: Lawn Mower, Simmons Klan; Most Original:  Randy Clark, Santa Claus; Best Float:  Greenlee third grade; Best Religious:  Berea Baptist; Best Vehicle: Beaver Dam Tomato Farm; Best Rig: #29 Ted Burns of...
10 weeks 5 days ago
Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail was involved in a one-car crash while responding to an accident in Ethel. Nail suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko. A VA bus which had been in the Ethel Christmas Parade slid off a county road in Ethel near the water tower after the parade....
11 weeks 1 day ago
Sounds of Christmas filled the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center Sunday afternoon as the Attala Historical Society presented its annual program of music. The sounds began with a prelude of piano selections by Melanie Newman followed by the program at 2 as Bobby Atwood opened with Cowboy poetry. Kayla Winters, youth director at Wesley...
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