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County agrees to possible natural gas expansion
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County supervisors agreed to give their blessing to a possible natural gas expansion by Walnut that would extend into western parts of the county. At the request of the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the board adopted a resolution in support of the passage of a bill allowing Walnut to expand service from Tippah County into Alcorn County. The resolution is, however, contingent on ...
Artist depicts life on a smaller scale
by Jebb Johnston
For Simon Jackson, the bigger picture is in the small details. With an eye for history and rural scenes, the artist from Eads, Tennessee, creates elaborate miniature replicas of homes and objects such as guns. “I started out doing little wooden airplanes,” said Jackson, a house painter and the son of a sharecropper. “I used to make my own toys and toys for my little sisters and brothers. I love...
City park offers online regist...
Online registration is now open. Those searching for an easier way to signup for the many sports ...
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Capitol day promotes Corinth's...
Corinth is building capital at the State Capitol. The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau...
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Field house honors memory of s...
MICHIE, Tenn. – Carson Herrin still lives in the hearts of many. His fun-loving demeanor has brou...
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Alcorn County supervisors agre...
Alcorn County supervisors agreed to give their blessing to a possible natural gas expansion by Wa...
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Official will serve 28 months
OXFORD — Former Alcorn County purchase clerk Paul Rhodes must serve 28 months in prison for defra...
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Sports
Central sweeps on Senior ...
by H. Lee Smith II
GLEN -- Alcorn Central made the most of Senior Night, sweeping Hickory Flat on Friday. It also proved to be a longer celebration, as the Golden Bears needed overtime and a ...
Kossuth drops fourth stra...
by H. Lee Smith II
Back-to-back trips to Tippah County didn’t help Kossuth’s cause. One night after falling at Ripley, the Lady Aggies and Aggies were swept by Walnut. It was the fourth conse...
S. Carolina, A&M meet in ...
by The Associated Press
Here are some things to watch in the Southeastern Conference this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 25 South Carolina at No. 8 Texas A&M: Two of the SEC's three ranked teams s...
Corinth winning streak ends in OT
by H. Lee Smith II
The third time wasn’t a charm. After prevailing in a pair of overtime games while building the second-longest, single-season winning...
Roberson helps Vandy upset A&M
by The Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt was tired of the constant criticism. So the Commodores took it out on No. 8 Texas A&M as Jeff Roberso...
Moody gets 23 in win over Missouri
by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri made Stefan Moody work for his points. Not quite hard enough, as it turned out. The prolific guard had 23 ...
5 Warriors ink on signing day
by H. Lee Smith II
Five Corinth High School athletes signed autographs on Wednesday. And got something back in return. The quintet opted to continue th...
Top QB, OL among Ole Miss signees
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- Mississippi went toe-to-toe with college football's biggest programs for some of the nation's elite prospects on Wednesday...
Opinion
The United States of Trump
by Cal Thomas
"You wonder how these things begin." – (The Fantasticks) In the beginning there was a combative media. Dating back to Colonial America, as Eric Burns has chronicled in his ...
Magic words can make real...
by Thomas Sowell
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will this November's presidential election come down to a choice between a felon and a pied piper? People who call Barack Obama a lame...
Alien on the planet of fi...
by Rheta Johnson
In the flush of the new year, and at an old friend's prodding, I joined, for the first time ever, a health club. My dear friend's theory is this: On days I don't want to go...
Is a new era upon us?
by Pat Buchanan
Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity i...
Debate shows where immigration is headed
by Michael Barone
Donald Trump was absent from Fox News' Republican debate Thursday night, presiding at his own event seven minutes' drive away featur...
Reed would have made a great governor
by Sid Salter
Saddened to learn of the passing of iconic Tupelo businessman Jack Reed Sr. this week, my thoughts returned to 1987 and the campaign...
Bryant says he'd sign corporate franchise tax cut
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — More than a few observers walked away from Gov. Phil Bryant's State of the State speech believing they'd heard the second-...
Grow up!
by Thomas Sowell
Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two ...
Crossroads
Corinth Library has many ...
by By Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
January has turned out to be colder than we expected, but that’s just the perfect time for dipping into a good novel. Just grab a big blanket and a warm drink – we’ll take ...
The iconic ‘day the music...
Fifty-seven years ago this week, the end of an era occurred. Some might even say that it was “the day the music died,” as singer Don McLean crooned in his song “American Pi...
A good question: 'Who is ...
by Lora Ann Huff
Several years ago a friend shared a story with me that continues to stick in my mind. I used it in my column back then and most of you have heard the story elsewhere, but I...
A sad true story about what happened in Benghazi
by Terry Burns
Thirteen Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, R, *****, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Director Michael Bay, ...
Hateful Eight brings classic Tarantino darkness
by Terry Burns
The Hateful Eight, ****1/2, R rated, Double Feature Films, 167 Minutes, Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern. I am usu...
Mothers are truly special, amazing people to treasure, enjoy
by Lora Ann Huff
Why do kids expect mothers to be such exceptional people? Maybe we are taught that by the way mothers react to meet needs or repair ...
New TN state test measures preparation for post-secondary success
by Stacy Jones
Get ready for new state tests in English and math, Tennessee—but without that anxiety that may traditionally accompany the word “tes...
'Revenant' offers frontier adventure on film
by Terry Burns
The Revenant, R, ***** 156 minutes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Director Alexandro, New Regency Pictures. This film is excellent, ...
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Alcorn School District board president Carroll Morton welcomes aboard new interim second district school board member Laura Studdard. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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