Holmes County man accused in slaying of 75-year-old woman

A central Mississippi man is accused in the death of a 75-year-old woman. Holmes County Sheriff Willie March tells local news outlets that Antony Fisher is charged with murder in the death of Ora Lee Irvin. A niece found Irvin dead in her backyard on May 3 when she stopped by to drop off food. Irvin had been shot... Read More.

Whippets’ Parker signs with Co-Lin

Kosciusko Whippet baseball player Micah Parker signed Wednesday to play for Copiah-Lincoln Community College. In his senior season, Parker led the team in batting average, hits and runs scored and helped lead the Whippets to a Co-Region 4-4A Championship. He was named the team's Most Valuable Player during Monday night's athletic awards banquet. Parker was joined at the signing by... Read More.

Attala County 4H announces dates for Summer Fun Program

The Attala County Summer Fun Program consists of a series of educational activities designed to make the most of summer vacation by encouraging youth to learn with productive activities that are FUN! Summer Fun is open to youth regardless of prior 4-H participation. You may register your child starting Monday, May 6 - Friday May 17 from 8:00 am -5:00... Read More.

Reminder: “So You Think You Can Sing” karaoke competition set for Carthage’s Square Affair

Boswell Media’s “So You Think You Can Sing” karaoke competition is coming to Carthage’s Square Affair. The competition pits the best singers around against one another to find out who is the greatest karaoke star in central Mississippi. The contest will be held at the Carthage Coliseum Saturday, May 18 at 10 am. It costs $10 to enter the contest,... Read More.

Awards announced at annual KHS Athletic Banquet

The best in Kosciusko Whippets' sports from the 2018 - 2019 season were honored Monday night at the annual Athletic Banquet. The evening began with a meal for all players and coaches. Following the meal, parents and members of the community joined the festivities as coaches from 16 teams took to the podium to hand out awards to the... Read More.

McAdams football player signs with Belhaven

McAdams High School football player Kendrioun Boatman has signed a letter of intent to play football for Belhaven University. Boatman played both offensive and defensive line for the Bulldogs. In his senior season, he recorded 54 tackles and 6 sacks. Bulldogs Head Coach Jim Risen said Boatman is the first McAdams... Read More.

Attala County Farmers Market returning this weekend

Spring time means it's just about time for the return of the Attala County Farmers Market. This year's  grand opening is set for Saturday, May 11. The market will feature turnip & mustard greens, sugar snap beans, onion, radish, herbs and garlic, honey, baked goods, and fresh farm eggs. There will also be a selection of starter plants for tomatoes, peppers,... Read More.

Trespassing, DUI, and other recent arrests

On 4-30-2019, Devin Jones, an 18-year-old black male, was arrested for possession of controlled substance. (Darrin Fleming) On 4-28-2019, David Griffin, a 23-year-old white male, was arrested for disturbance of family. (Brian Townsend) On 4-28-2019,Vincent Howard, a 33-year-old black male, was arrested for possession of a stolen weapon, possession of... Read More.

The Star-Herald pays tribute to Nancy Green

From Star-Herald Staff reports She came to the business when the creation of a newspaper was an arduous task that involved hot metal, long hours and dozens of employees. She brought to the job a sense of grace, patience,and fortitude—quietly but doggedly reporting on the people and events of Attala County and central Mississippi. Nancy Green's remarkable 65-year career... Read More.

Three local track athletes win track and field state championships

Three Attala County athletes won state championships at MHSAA State Track and Field Championships in Pearl. Kosciusko Whippet track star Devonte Ellis took home the gold medal in the Boys 100 Meter Dash (4A), Percy Lewis of McAdams won gold in Boys Shot Put (1A), and Zakiya Dotson of Ethel captured first place in the Girls 200 Meter... Read More.

Chief Anderson Receives 2019 Tribal Leader of the Year Award at NAFOA’s 37th Annual Conference

The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) hosted its 12th Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon during the 37th Annual Conference at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. NAFOA presented its first Leadership Awards in 2008 and continues to honor innovative and dedicated tribal leaders, tribal financial professionals, educational programs and landmark financial deals that advance tribal economies. “The NAFOA Leadership... Read More.