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Courthouse trees set for a trim
by Jebb Johnston
The trees of court square are due for some trimming and pruning after some recent concerns about falling limbs. A specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service recently assessed the trees and submitted a report to Alcorn County. The Board of Supervisors is following the report’s recommendation to hire a certified arborist who is licensed, bonded and insured to perform the p...
Family comedy takes CT-A stage
by Zack Steen
Director Joshua Steen calls his cast the best he’s ever seen grace the Corinth Theatre-Arts stage. The small, yet powerful group brings new life to an old favorite, he said, this weekend at the local playhouse. “Daddy’s Dyin’ – Who’s Got the Will?” — an award-winning comedy by American playwright and producer Del Shores — will take the stage tonight and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunda...
Info sought in theft of excavator
by Brant Sappington
Residents are being asked to be on the lookout for a backhoe stolen from a local water association. The Bobcat E42 Excavator was taken, along with a truck and trailer, from the Alcorn Water Association’s well at Glen during the early morning hours on Monday. Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Tommy Hopkins said the thieves tore down a fence to drive away with the equipment. The tru...
Black History Month 
program will honor
l aw enforcement
by Brant Sappington
African-Americans who have protected and served their community will be honored this Sunday with a special program marking Black History Month. Set for Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Christian Light Church at 1603 East Third Street, the program is hosted by the church and the Corinth Police Department. Officer Josh Fortenberry, one of the organizers of the event, said they want to take the opp...
People of the Crossroads – Kri...
Thirty-plus year Corinth resident Kristy Hopkins said she loves spending time with her seven gran...
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Civitan Club honors community ...
Expressing gratitude for their community partners, the Corinth Civitan Club hosted a special "tha...
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NWS forecasts freezing tempera...
A likely freeze shaping up for Saturday night could be trouble for the early blooms springing to ...
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Rienzi considers natural gas
RIENZI — Answering questions and addressing concerns, officials met in Rienzi on Tuesday night to...
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Rienzi has plans for annexation
RIENZI — Officials in Alcorn County’s southernmost municipality continue to have an eye on future...
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OMC ‘Walk For Life’ 
helps cha...
After twenty-two years of changing lives, Oasis Medical Center is planning their 23rd annual “Wal...
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City appoints Markenna Edgesto...
Markenna Edgeston is looking forward to adding her voice to the Corinth School District Board of ...
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Lights, action, Jacinto! Histo...
“On the trial date, all seats in the courtroom were filled for over an hour before the opening of...
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Police investigate shots fired...
The Corinth Police Department is investigating shots fired into an occupied home and an occupied ...
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Tourism approves rodeo grant r...
Strap on some spurs and get ready for action as the rodeo is coming to town and tourism has agree...
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People of the Crossroads — Nat...
Natalie Sleeper has been involved in the pharmaceutical business for many years. She has been the...
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Sports
Local Schedule 02/23
by the Daily Corinthian
Today HS Basketball Girls North Half (2nd Round) Booneville @ Aberdeen, 7 p.m. HS Baseball Cherokee (Ala.) @ Biggersville, 4:30 p.m. JV/6 p.m. Varsity Falkner @ New Site, 5...
Will Hugh Freeze Survive ...
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Sometimes you just have to look for the humor in a bad situation and make the best of it. But that’s easier said than done. To keep a positive attitude is an increasingly d...
Ole Miss Football Imposes 1-Year Bowl Ban
by The Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi has self-imposed a one-year postseason football ban for the 2017 season after officials say the school ...
Scoreboard 02/22
by the Daily Corinthian
HS Basketball (Tuesday, Feb. 21) Mississippi North Half 1st Round (2A) South Delta 88, Walnut 59 SDHS 15 18 28 27 — 88 WHS 13 14 10 ...
Kent's Corner: Corinth, Biggersville Playing For Jackson Trip
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
With basketball season winding down and softball and baseball about to heat up, I thought I’d take this opportunity to briefly revie...
Opinion
What's happening in Sweden
by Rich Lowry
As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Donald Trump for a vague warning about immigration-related pr...
Trump and the media: Demo...
by Cal Thomas
The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump's insults lying down. After what may be the strongest -- and to his supporters -- most thrilling takedown of ...
Trump shows substance ove...
by Michael Barone
Substance and style -- it's easy to get them confused or mistake one for the other. And they're never entirely unconnected, though exactly how much so is a matter of debate...
Legislature is at halftime, money bills are at fore
by Rep. Nick Bain
The Legislature will pass halftime of the 2017 session on February 23, when all of the money bills will have been reviewed by the re...
Sit down and shut up
by Rheta Johnson
If you watched the recent kerfuffle -- and thanks to Mitch McConnell, we all did -- when the Senate told one of its own, Elizabeth W...
Mississippi struggles with budget and revenues strains
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi isn’t alone. About two-thirds of U.S. states are engaged in the same problems confronting Mississippi. Econ...
Media errs by allowing itself to become the story
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — Big mistake. To use an overused term, “Yuuge.” The Trump administration has suckered the media into allowing itself to beco...
A new direction on education
by Cal Thomas
American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. A...
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Forty-year-old legislatio...
by Stacy Jones
n 1972, one of the most significant education amendments was implemented under the Nixon administration. Known to the public as Title IX, the legislation protected students...
Murphy's Law applies to m...
by Lora Ann Huff
While sitting in a doctor’s office the other day, I saw a framed list of Murphy’s Law scenarios and was laughing out loud before the doctor came in. Later I tried to find a...
Nothing's new and God nev...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other day my younger son complained that he felt like the project he was working on was just “spinning his wheels” and not really accomplishing anything. I understand t...
Valentine’s Day is full of legend and should be full of thought
by Stacy Jones
The world is full of poetry, much of it concerning love and the world of lovers. “If ever two were one, then surely we,” wrote Purit...
Black History Month comments raise questions
by Stacy Jones
This week, the president spoke favorably of the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian...
Jimmy Reed's stories always bring a smile, enjoyment every read
by Lora Ann Huff
(Editor’s Note: Jimmy Reed’s column can be found on page 10A in today’s newspaper.) Anyone who reads Jimmy Reed’s column in our news...
Be careful with lump sum benefit
by Roy and Diane Thompson
We received a phone call from a client this week regarding the Lump Sum Death Benefit and some misunderstandings of the rule. So, th...
Accomplished NASA mathematician no longer “hidden” in shadows
by Stacy Jones
Space was once dubbed the “final frontier,” and humankind endeavored to “transcend the surly bonds of earth,” as poet and aviator Jo...
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