Longtime Kosciusko newspaper publisher Dub Shoemaker dies at 88

Source: usm.edu

Longtime newspaper publisher and Kosciusko resident W.C “Dub” Shoemaker has died, the Mississippi Press Association announced Monday.

A native of Simpson County, Shoemaker moved to Kosciusko in the mid 1960s.

While he had already made a name for himself at the Jackson Daily News, he was most known to many in Kosciusko as publisher/owner of The Star-Herald newspaper from 1964-1989.

Shoemaker also served on the Merchant & Farmers Bank Board of Directors and helped start Bluff Springs Paper Company.

In 2017, the nursing wing at Holmes Community College The Attala Center was dedicated to Shoemaker and his wife Nell.

“He loved Kosciusko and Attala County and worked hard everyday to make it better,”said Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft. “He will be missed.”

No funeral arrangements have been set at the time of this report.

1 comment
  1. william chaze
    william chaze
    May 25, 2023 at 12:36 PM

    a very fine newspaperman. and a gent of old school. as a young reporter for the competing morning paper, i learned never to take him for granted. he always had the telling detail.


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