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3 days 8 hours ago
As someone who was not born until 1978, I missed the civil rights era by quite a few years.  Despite that fact, I have always been interested in the time period. I am sure if I had been around in those days, my passion for social justice would have found me right in the middle of the marches, protests and rallies. I firmly believe that...
3 days 8 hours ago
Restoration of The Strand Theater in downtown Kosciusko took a baby step forward last week when the city approved hiring Belinda Stewart on an hourly basis to draw plans for the interior of the building. The initial renovation work on The Strand started in 2012 when the front façade was redone. That work was completed in early 2013 and...
6 days 10 hours ago
    Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star- Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Jan. 14, 1965 McCool has an unusual Board of Aldermen in that three housewives make up a majority of the five-member board. Monday night they set the date for a bond election as one of the steps towards getting...
2 weeks 4 days ago
Coaching is something that I have always loved. If I had not decided on a career in journalism, I would have probably become a coach.  I have had my fair share of volunteer coaching gigs over the years. I coached my younger sister for several years before I had children of my own. Stone, my 12-year-old son, started playing ragball as a...
2 weeks 4 days ago
It is hard to travel anywhere very far on a Mississippi highway this time of year without seeing the evidence of a vehicle having collided with a deer. According to an Associated Press story, one out of 84 drivers will hit a deer in Mississippi over the course of the next year — twice the national average. Most of those collisions occur...
2 weeks 4 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Jan. 7, 1965 Members of the 1929 State High School football championship Whippet football championship team gathered for their 35th anniversary during the New Year holidays. It was on Dec. 13, 1929, that Coach Aiken’s underdog...
3 weeks 4 days ago
In my family, holiday gatherings were pretty much always the same. For the first 17 years of my life, holidays were quite similar. It was only when I started dating my wife that holiday gatherings took on different look. While I still attended the familiar festive feasts of the Phillips family, I had become a stranger in a strange land by...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Jan. 3, 1965 Kosciusko and Attala County hunters have experienced one of the better deer hunting seasons according to reports gathered from game wardens and the local frozen locker plant. Most deers have been killed in the northeastern...
4 weeks 5 days ago
Christmas is here.  Many of us have or will take time over the next few days to celebrate the birth of a child. A child whom we believe became a savior to the world.  The scene of this birth has become so familiar to us. It is a couple with a newborn, surrounded by shepherds, wise men and angels. The scene also typically includes...
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