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School district expecting funding increase
by Jebb Johnston
The Corinth School District is on track for a state funding increase for the next school year. With the appropriation made during the recently completed legislative session, the district expects to receive $11.621 million, an increase of $1.362 million, or 13 percent, from the current year’s funding through the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The increase is attributed to the trend of r...
Easter Bunny comes to City Park
by Steve Beavers
The Easter Bunny is planning an 'egg'travagant Saturday for children in the area. Peter Cottontail is hopping down the Crossroads Regional Park trail with 3,000 eggs to hide during the 10th Annual Community Egg Hunt. "Businesses have really come through this year," said Concerned Citizens for a Better Community Chairman J.C. Hill. "We will be able to just go through the crowd and pass out prize...
Sportsplex during break-in
Corinth Police met with the two juveniles this week who caused $6,000 in damages when they broke ...
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Wreck Update
A driver injured in a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday has been released from Magnolia Regional He...
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Circuit court hands down sente...
Following are the remainder of sentences handed down during the March-April term of Alcorn County...
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Rolling Rebels Visit Corinth
"Hotty toddy, gosh almighty" the Crossroads Arena was overflowing with Ole Miss Rebel fans Tuesda...
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City requests street closure
Corinth officials are asking the Mississippi Department of Transportation to consider closing a s...
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Sports
Warriors win third straig...
by H. Lee Smith II
Three years back in Class 4A and three Division Tournament titles. Corinth claimed its third consecutive Division 1-4A title on Wednesday, carding a 323 at Shiloh Ridge Ath...
Aggies qualify for state ...
by H. Lee Smith II
Booneville bounced back, while Kossuth repeated last year’s feat. The Blue Devils claimed the Division 1-3A Golf Tournament championship on Wednesday, beating out Kossuth b...
Softball
Northeast 3, Holmes 2 Game 1 @ Booneville Holmes 000 200 0 -- 2 9 1 NE 001 020 x -- 3 8 1 WP: Chelsea Buntin (9-11). LP: Katie Johnston (6-11). Multiple Hits: (H) Michelle ...
Kossuth serves up first-round winner
by H. Lee Smith II
First it rained. Then Kossuth High School reigned. Kossuth claimed five of seven matches on Tuesday, dispatching of North Pontotoc i...
CHS blanks rival Kossuth
by H. Lee Smith II
McKenzie Patterson tossed a four-hit shutout and Anna Kayte Webb and Colby Cox homered as Corinth blanked rival Kossuth 8-0 in a mak...
Prep Baseball
Corinth 8, Itawamba 3 Mooreville 5, Central 4, 9 inn. Corinth 8, Itawamba 3 Itawamba 100 100 1 -- 3 10 4 Corinth 021 122 x -- 8 4 2 ...
Local action washed out
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth’s opening round match with North Pontotoc was pushed back a day due to rain. The Division 1-3A champions will now face the D...
ICC’s Anderson named to NJCAA All-American team
by Adam Gore
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Alex Anderson was recently named National Junior College Athletic Association (...
Opinion
What would Reagan do?
by Pat Buchanan
President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as communications director, with a concern...
The equal-pay canard
by Rich Lowry
To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies and the "equal pay" statistic. The factoid that women earn only 77 cents of every dollar ea...
Doris Kearns Goodwin: Lin...
by Roger Simon
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a petite person who writes about towering figures -- Lyndon Johnson, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, the Kennedys....
Kerry's Middle East folly
by Cal Thomas
After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secreta...
Voter fraud tainted 2012 election
by Dick Morris
Allegations of voter fraud fly back and forth in modern American politics, each based on episodic personal observations or on anomal...
We must return to what works
by Cal Thomas
The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in Stat...
Focus on the big picture
by Ben S. Carson
Imagine a situation in which there is an earthquake that destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon. A passenger train is speed...
Dreams of tossing tech
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Six inches of snow out the window where the azaleas ought to be. I am in Colorado for a few weeks, and my...
Crossroads
Repairman blessed to be i...
by The Back Porch-Lora Ann Huff
His shop door is open each weekday morning around eight o’clock. He’s open for business whether he has several customers or just one or two. Ralph Hurley has run a lawn mow...
Country ‘poor’ belongs in...
by Lora Ann Huff
Driving through an area where large new houses were being built only a few feet apart, I made the comment to my husband I couldn’t be paid to live in such a tightly fit nei...
Wenasoga native recounts ...
by The Back Porch
What was life like in Alcorn County 100 years ago? We’ve heard the stories passed down from our parents and grandparents and read short-story accounts of local history, but...
The Back Porch: Children learn from 'heroes in faith'
by Lora Ann Huff
Listening to part of a message by Dr. Charles Stanley last weekend brought back memories I cherish from my childhood and growing-up ...
Avengers activate abilities to save the world
by Terry Burns
Avengers activate abilities to save the world The Avengers, PG-13, ****, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemswor...
The Back Porch: Mothers not always perfect, but Someone it
by Lora Ann Huff
Well known author and Bible teacher, Beth Moore, said recently if you think you are one who “has it all together,” just have childre...
The Back Porch: Confessing some burdens only to God
by Lora Ann Huff
Everybody’s writing a book these days. Seems every time I turn the TV on, someone is being interviewed because their new book is hit...
History of family tree in a nutshell
by Ryland Bruhwiler
When I headed up to Selmer for my appointment at a local hair salon last week, I got more than a new “do.” I got a lesson in local h...
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Kossuth Elementary School second grader Brayde Mitchell gets ready for next month's Candy Classic. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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