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Police arrest man in shooting
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth police have made arrests in a recent shooting and a sexual battery case. Bryson Warren, 19, of Whippoorwill Cove, Corinth, was arrested at a local residence on Monday and charged with aggravated assault, said Police Chief Ralph Dance. Bond was set at $50,000. Warren is the suspect in the Jan. 9 nonfatal shooting of Mike Murphy on Pierce Street at the J.B. Combs Apartments. The arrest wa...
Wall is close to being finished
by Jebb Johnston
The Corinth National Cemetery Wall remediation project is nearing completion. Malcolm Bailey of Decatur Construction said it should take a few more weeks to wrap up the work, which has included extensive repair, including full replacement of some wall segments, the placement of new wall caps and end caps around the entire perimeter, and repairs to the gates. The work is currently focused on pla...
Panel gets restaurant variance...
If they can make it fit, owners of the Wine Barn hope to open a restaurant on their property. Mon...
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'Sharing the Vision' will help...
The growing need for helping others with addiction will be the focus of “Sharing the Vision” that...
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People urged to banish winter ...
Chilling the air with her icy breath, mother nature has woven her frosty spell and is content to ...
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Marolt opts against seeking 3r...
Another race in the 2015 county election will be without an incumbent on the ballot. Chancery cle...
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Law enforcement, firefighters ...
The local heroes called police officers and firefighters were recognized on Sunday afternoon at t...
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Sports
Big 4th quarter ends Bear...
by H. Lee Smith II
PINE GROVE -- Trevor Godwin got loose and the Alcorn Central Golden Bears ended their losing skid. Godwin scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter as Alco...
Co-leaders split in Divis...
by H. Lee Smith II
JUMPERTOWN -- Biggersville and Jumpertown came in undefeated on both sides in Division 1-1A into Friday’s meeting. While one was guaranteed of leaving the same way from eac...
Hall of Famer Ernie Banks...
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, di...
2 Ole Miss football players arrested
by David Brandt
Mississippi safety Trae Elston and receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Thursday ...
Late SEC Basketball: MSU ends 22-game road losing streak
by The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Gavin Ware scored 16 points and added a season-high 17 rebounds as Mississippi State ended a 22-game road losing str...
Gasol brothers to start NBA All-Star game
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Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surg...
Southern Miss self-imposes ban
by The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG -- Southern Mississippi has self-imposed a postseason ban for the current basketball season because of an ongoing NCAA i...
Florida plans $15M indoor practice facility
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida announced plans for a $15 million indoor practice facility for football on Wednesday, becoming one of t...
Opinion
Obama's foolish Gitmo fix...
by Rich Lowry
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address was an advertisement for his ideological fixity, and so he reiterated his unbending determination to close down the pris...
Obama's attempt to turn t...
by Michael Barone
It's not in the printed text, but the most revealing words in President Obama's seventh State of the Union address came near the end. After the scripted line, "I have no mo...
GOP clown car runs into d...
by Roger Simon
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Republican Party's clown car has become a clown van. With nearly two dozen possible presidential candidates, the GOP is having a seriousness deficit....
Lee enjoyed marvelous law career
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – The death of the retired Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice Roy Noble Lee Sr. should be noted for what it is – the...
Two initiatives could neutralize funding issue
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — All Mississippi politicians say they love education, especially during election years. The key question is: How do they tr...
Terror goal: Behavior modification of West
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both missed the point in their characterization of the terror attacks in Eu...
All my trials
by Rheta Johnson
The second record album I ever owned was "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first, a compilation of rock hits by various art...
Early presidential prospects
by Thomas Sowell
With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 ...
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Prayer for aging
by Lora Ann Huff
Someone has said that living a long life is what all of us dream of - but none of us wants to get old. I guess that’s true, and I’m reminded every time I look in the all-to...
Little-known holiday enco...
by Stacy Jones
After Christmas, I took down the tree and began getting ready for the next holiday I like to celebrate: Mardi Gras. I put up a wreath, accompanied by purple, green, and yel...
Upcoming holiday, recent ...
by Stacy Jones
I have walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. I did not walk the distance that Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fellow protesters ultimately walked in Mar...
Because he lives, we can face tomorrow
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s January again and the last half of the month always brings back memories of the last days of my mother’s life - which actually ...
Mountains remind of God's power
by Lora Ann Huff
January is not the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains – but my husband and I celebrated our 43rd anniversary the day after Chris...
School closure decision in cold weather is multi-faceted
by Stacy Jones
My friend Jimmy Carl, a retired Marine and writer who lives in Birmingham, and I have joked before that when people gripe about hot ...
Christmas leaves columnist weary
by Lora Ann Huff
If Christmas came twice a year, I would be a much older woman fast! I love the season but regardless of what I say or plan, I never ...
Annual holiday song not well known, despite interesting history
by Stacy Jones
Eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Burns devoted the last years of his life to writing verse that was put to song. The poem “Au...
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Philip Henson (George) and Channing Palmer (Mary) are part of the 46-member cast of "It's a Wonderful Life." / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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