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1 week 3 days ago
There are many things that divide people these days. Important issues, such as healthcare, marriage equality and women’s rights, are only a few of the things that can separate us as people. A week or so back, I found quickly found out another issue where there is no middle ground amongst people — clowns. I had originally planned on...
1 week 3 days ago
A special thanks to the Attala County Sheriff’s Department for their leadership role in the major cocaine bust reported in last week’s Star-Herald. As a resident of Attala County I want to thank everyone involved in this operation. Drugs have destroyed countless lives, marriages, and families. Our prison system is filled with the...
1 week 3 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Nov. 12, 1964 One of the first hints of the coming Yule season was evidenced in Kosciusko this week as members of the City Water and Light Department crews began stringing Christmas lights around the square. The many strings of colored...
2 weeks 3 days ago
For years I had heard about it. For years, I found it too gross an idea to try, but some wild hair spurred me to finally give it a shot about two years ago.  McDonald’s sandwich, the McRib, has long had a cult following. I always thought the idea of a pork patty, shaped like a slab of ribs, with onions and pickles, lathered in tangy...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set up as a legal holiday in the United States to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on Nov. 11, 1918. Legislation that was passed in 1938 declared Nov. 11 was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Nov. 5, 1964 Alexander G. Noah of Kosciusko, has been named a crew leader for the 1964 Census of Agriculture. He is one of about 1,825 persons throughout the U.S. to receive this appointment. • Mrs. Jack Patterson and Mrs. Raymon Jackson...
3 weeks 3 days ago
As anyone could tell from my columns in recent weeks, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. The candy and scary movies are great, but my main reason for loving the holiday is because the first spawn of James Phillips made his way into the world Halloween 2002.  I refer to my about to be 12-year-old son Stone as a spawn, because...
3 weeks 3 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   Oct. 29, 1964 Natchez Trace Association members elected W. C. Leonard Jr. of Kosciusko vice president of the association at an annual statewide meeting held in Lorman Monday. Frank Gayden, executive director of the Kosciusko-Attala Chamber...
4 weeks 3 days ago
If you have been awake in Mississippi any time over the last week or so, there are a couple things that you have probably heard about. Did you know that the football teams at Mississippi State and Ole Miss were both undefeated? The Bulldogs and Rebels gridiron successes have been the topic of much discussion for several weeks and deservedly so...
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