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2 die when boat hits moored barge
by Jeff York
TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. -- A fatal late night accident on the Tennessee-Tom Waterway resulted in the deaths of two men from Counce, Tennessee on Friday. Their bodies were discovered early Saturday morning by the Hardin County Dive Team. Carey Downs, 40, and Jeremie Floyd, 39, were headed out to go bass fishing when their boat struck a parked barge loaded with coal around midnight Friday. Inves...
Suspected truck thief apprehended
by Kimberly Shelton
Alcorn County investigators have captured a suspect believed to be linked to at least two truck thefts within the past three days. According to Alcorn County Chief Investigator Tommy Hopkins, David Carnell, 32, of Booneville was apprehended around 7 p.m. Sunday night on County Road 755. Eluding the authorities since Friday, Hopkins said Carnell reportedly hitched a ride with a driver unaware th...
State holds first tax-free spo...
Passing both the House and the Senate with strong bipartisan support, Senate Bill 2425 was signed...
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Local school district among th...
A Crossroads area school district is among 14 suing the state in an attempt to reclaim money from...
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New schedule leads to quiet Fr...
Friday's are a little quieter this fall on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College ...
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27th Iuka Heritage Festival
Highlighting the end of summer celebrations in Tishomingo County, the 27th Annual Iuka Heritage F...
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Identity theft cases plague area
An influx of identify theft reports have plagued the Corinth area this week. Several people have ...
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Sports
New Site, Tishomingo Co. ...
by H. Lee Smith II
New Site needed 51 points to dispatch of Biggersville last season. Friday night in the Lions’ Den, the Royals tacked on 11 more and evened their short series with Biggersvi...
Mississippi St. bullies S...
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott threw for a career-high 284 yards and four touchdowns, including two to De'Runnya Wilson, and Mississippi State cruised to a 49-0 victory over So...
Sims starts, Alabama beat...
by Ralph D. Russo
ATLANTA -- Blake Sims was good enough in his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second...
Baldwyn, Walnut prevail in rivalries
by H. Lee Smith II
BALDWYN -- Willie and Mickey weren’t in Baldwyn on Thursday. But the Duke was. Duke Upshaw tallied four touchdowns, including a 99-y...
Warriors looking for revenge
by H. Lee Smith II
When you post a 10-2 mark, there’s no much room for revenge the next go around. Corinth will get that chance when it travels to face...
Lady Warriors take round one in rivalry
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors got rid of the Prentiss County hangover first. Corinth (5-1) bounced back from Tuesday’s late-inning loss ...
Prep Softball: Prentiss clubs sweep locals
by H. Lee Smith II
Booneville walked off a winner, while Baldwyn walked of early. Corinth and Kossuth both came up on the short end of the stick Tuesda...
Lewis a threat to run, catch and throw
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- It's easy to lose Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis on the football field. At just 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, he can ofte...
Opinion
Nine years later, Katrina...
by Sid Salter
Mississippi communities are rejoicing over the fact that Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Disaster Loan Program debts are being forgiven by the federal governm...
Irresponsible choices
by Thomas Sowell
The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove." Sinc...
Book takes fresh look at ...
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON -- The book is called "A New History of Mississippi," and a new approach is what Dennis Mitchell wanted when he wrote it. The professor at Mississippi State Univers...
Warren Buffett betrays America
by Rich Lowry
It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn't l...
Scotland's future hangs in balance
by Cal Thomas
"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." – Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland – For A...
Has Hillary ever been right?
by Pat Buchanan
Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy? The valkyrie of the Democ...
Obama’s segue from constructive tax proposals
by Michael Barone
“The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets.” T...
Hillary’s doomed if she is Obama’s third term
by Roger Simon
When Barack Obama was first elected president, he asked David Axelrod to leave Chicago and come to the White House with him. Axelrod...
Crossroads
Little ones demonstrate t...
by Lora Ann Huff
“What’s this?” Grandson Hayden asked as he reached to pick up the round, black thing on our bedside table. I laughed and said, “That’s an alarm clock.” “You mean Popaw actu...
Gritty writer elicits tru...
by Stacy Jones
He’s probably not a writer that most students read in school. Likely, his choice of language and overt themes would prevent his work from being required reading—at least un...
A house divided just cann...
by Gary Andrews
Each time I have heard the president give his State of the Union address, Congress sits divided according to their political persuasion. I have never seen anything differen...
‘When The Game Stands Tall’ ranks as ‘must see’
by Terry Burns
“What’s It All About, Alfie?” “When The Game Stands Tall,” PG, *****Plus, Jim Caviezel, Alexander Lindwig, Michael Chikis, Laura Der...
Holocaust survivor continues campaigning for human rights at 90
by Stacy Jones
If it were not for the events surrounding a well-publicized news story, Hedy Epstein, who turned 90 years old August 15, might not h...
Quiet Zone
by Lora Ann Huff
My ole soap box has been resting in the corner but has occasionally cried out to have a word or two. I had decided against sharing m...
Perfect World Turns Out Not so Perfect
by Terry Burns
The Giver, PG-13, ***, Brenton Thwaiting, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Strep. Walden Media. Director Phillip Noyce. Length 94 minutes. “The G...
Do you know what an aphorism is?
by Gary Andrews
Are you familiar with the word aphorism? Webster’s dictionary defines it as: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clev...
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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