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Parks remove products with Confederate flag
by Zack Steen
Shiloh National Military Park and the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center were among places to remove Confederate flag merchandise from its gift shops last week. The National Park Service made the decision to end sales of the flag in gift shops and bookstores located inside parks. “We had only a couple of items we had to remove,” said Dale Wilkerson, Shiloh National Military Park Superintende...
Contractor begins county garbage collection Wednesday
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County is looking forward to a clean transition to garbage collection by Waste Connections this week. The contractor for household garbage collection will start running the county’s routes on Wednesday. “Nothing should change except better service,” said Board of Supervisors President Lowell Hinton. “These people have dealt with garbage systems for many years.” The county has routes Mond...
Local tax collections continue...
Sales and tourism tax collections set high marks in funds returned to the city at mid-June. Refle...
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Corinth schools continue Cambr...
Corinth Elementary School teachers are changing the way they teach. When the new school year kick...
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Clinical, faith-based approach...
If drugs or alcohol are destroying your life, you may not know what kind of help you need. You ju...
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Byrom freed after guilty plea
An Iuka woman who spent more than a decade on death row after being convicted in the death of her...
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Heritage or Hate? Flag debate ...
Debate on whether Mississippi should remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag has...
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Sports
Plenty of intrigue added ...
by The Associated Press
Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won't take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era. Donovan left for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder...
US-Germany semifinal has ...
by The Associated Press
MONTREAL -- The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadin...
5 Royals lead in ASG voting
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz have moved ahead in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game, leaving f...
Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager
by The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA -- Ryne Sandberg left on his terms. An emotional Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager on Friday in his third season as...
Moss Point’s Booker belies his age
by The Associated Press
PHOENIX -- Devin Booker was almost finished with his introductory news conference on Friday, patiently, confidently, concisely answe...
Organizers to reveal new plan for Boston
by The Associated Press
BOSTON -- Organizers for Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics will release updated plans on Monday for how the city would pay f...
Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night...
Virginia wins its first CWS championship
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- Six weeks ago, it looked as though Virginia might not even qualify for its conference tournament, let alone the NCAA ...
Opinion
Marriage ruling faces pro...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that same-sex couples can marry nationwide isn’t immediately ...
Confederate emblem affect...
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — The racially sensitive topic of the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag was clearly was not on Republican Gov. Phil Bryant's agenda entering this el...
Black vs. Blue in America
by Pat Buchanan
Half a century ago this summer, the Voting Rights Act was passed, propelled by Bloody Sunday at Selma Bridge. The previous summer, the Civil Rights Act became law on July 2...
The southern lie
by Rich Lowry
It is telling that the South Carolina governor who called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the sta...
Foreign policy downplayed in announcement speeches
by Michael Barone
American presidents have greater leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues. Just see how President Obama is forging ahead to ...
The pope, the globe and the facts
by Cal Thomas
The media and the secular left have a love-hate relationship with the Roman Catholic Church and its popes. When the pope takes posit...
Retrenchment is an imperative
by Pat Buchanan
Toward the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, America stood alone at the top of the world – the sole superpower. After five ...
Rand Paul becomes radioactive
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Almost half of Republican primary voters – 45 percent – said they could not see themselves supporting Kentucky Senator Rand Paul for...
Crossroads
Flag brouhaha reveals lac...
by Stacy Jones
Well, I did it. I corrected someone’s grammar online this week. Because it's rude, I avoid correcting grammar publicly—except for that of my students, for whom I am paid to...
'Spy': An interesting sto...
by Terry Burns
Spy, R, ****, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Director Paul Feig, 20th Century Fox, Length 120 minutes. “Spy” will keep the audience laughing throughout the 120 minutes of the ...
Beach Boys’ Wilson finds ...
by Stacy Jones
I was slightly too young to catch the era of California rock fashioned by the Beach Boys at the height of their success. I can recall listening on occasion to their music a...
Sound familiar? You might be getting old if...
by Lora Ann Huff
Finding myself running low on inspiration for writing, I came across another one of the “You know you’re old if…” funnies. The sourc...
Southern culture is distinct but not always stereotypical
by Stacy Jones
I’ve been drinking glasses of tea this early summer and sitting some evenings on my balcony—the closest thing a body can have to a p...
‘Entourage’: ‘The boys are back in town’
by Terry Burns
Entourage, R, ***1⁄2, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Gremier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven. Director Doug Ellin, Warner Bros. L...
'Aloha' is a simple, easy change of pace
by Terry Burns
Aloha, PG-13 ****1/2, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel MacAdams Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Director, Cameron Crowe, C...
Quoting Mark Twain
by Lora Ann Huff
Do you know people who think that to make a difference in the world and a name for themselves, they must do something grand and note...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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