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4 days 18 hours ago
Surprise is an emotion that I just do not feel very often. My wife has tried to surprise me for years. From birthday parties to Christmas presents, she has only been able to truly surprise me a handful of times during our two decades as a couple. I must admit that I was surprised last week. The Kosciusko-Attala Development Corporation held...
4 days 18 hours ago
Helping Hands Ministries 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 The temperature was in the 90s. As usual, because we are understaffed, we, the volunteers at Helping Hands, were all moving at a fast pace. By noon, we were not only hot, we were tired. Pat Rice, along with several of the volunteers who work in receiving, was busy winding down for...
4 days 18 hours ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Sept. 20, 1964 Wilbur L. Brunt, aviation machinist’s mate reciprocating  engine mechanic first class USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Brunt of McCool, was chosen “Outstanding Enlisted Member of the Month for July at Saufley Field...
1 week 3 days ago
The fall is my favorite time of year. I learned last year that there is nothing better than a drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway in autumn when the leaves are changing and the temperature is a bit cooler. While I enjoy the beauty of fall foliage and the milder weather, the reason fall is my favorite time of year is because football season...
1 week 3 days ago
It wasn’t much improvement when Mississippi went in 2012 from the fattest state in the nation to the second-fattest. But reclaiming the top spot on the heavy list, based on a 2013 survey released last week, is a disappointing setback. It reaffirms the multitude of health problems this state is facing now as a result of its expansive...
1 week 3 days ago
On Aug. 8, my husband Dobbin was unfortunate enough to get struck by a vehicle in front of Wal-Mart.  I would like to tell you about some unsung heroes. Well, first there was this lady, Kay Robertson, who does not even know us but saw Connie Parker, an RN, go into the store ahead of her. She ran into the store and got Connie. Connie was...
1 week 3 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago. Sept. 13, 1964 Kosciusko business leaders met with the Board of Directors of The Reformed Theological Institute who are seeking a permanent location for the independent school. They have been using and will continue to use First Presbyterian Church...
2 weeks 4 days ago
Over my 18-year newspaper career, I have done just about everything you can do at a newspaper. One of the few aspects of the newspaper business I had never done until a few months ago was delivering the paper. I have delivered a paper or two over the years, but I have never regularly delivered papers until recently.  While I have never...
2 weeks 4 days ago
Being named the No. 7 safest city in Mississippi by a recent study is a great designation for the City of Kosciusko. Safe Choice Security gave the designation to Kosciusko after consulting with 2013 FBI Crime Data for more than 100 cities in Mississippi. The group compared property crimes and violent crimes to come up with a list of the 14...
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