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Police file manslaughter charge in shooting
by Jebb Johnston
Police charged a Corinth man with manslaughter on Friday in connection with the Tuesday night shooting death of Deondre Simmons. Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green said Darius Gaines, 21, of Bunch Street, was charged with the offense. Bond was set at $100,000. He is accused of shooting 19-year-old Simmons at a residence at 612 Cemetery Street just after 9 p.m. Tuesday as the result of a...
Student faces felony weapon charge
by Steve Beavers
A high school student has been charged a day after bringing a weapon to school. Zerek Hurd, 18, of Washington Street, was charged by the Corinth Police Department with felony possession of a weapon by a student and carrying a concealed weapon. The concealed weapon charge is a misdemeanor. Hurd, a senior at Corinth High School, remains in custody on a $10,800 bond. On Thursday, CHS administrator...
Area school districts hit with budget cuts
by Zack Steen
Area school budgets will be reduced by more than $360,000 following Gov. Phil Bryant’s decision to cut more funds from the already underfunded Mississippi Adequate Education Program last week. School districts across the state will be forced to dip into savings after the 0.43 percent reduction in funds are removed from their already allocated budgets for the 2015-16 fiscal year which ends in Ju...
School lockdown: Weapon found on student
by Steve Beavers
A threat by a Corinth High School student forced the lockdown of the school on Thursday morning. School administrators locked the school down around 8:50 a.m. when it was reported a male student had a weapon. “Out of an abundance of caution, other Corinth School District facilities were placed on lockdown even though there had been no reports of threats on those campuses,” stated the school dis...
Fire reported as minor at Burn...
BURNSVILLE – Mississippi Silicon officials are calling the Thursday morning fire at the Tishoming...
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Bill passed to allow 'go-cups'...
State legislatives passed a bill last week which would allow “go-cups” and the creation of a ente...
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People of the Crossroads: Jerr...
From poetry to song writing and now photography, Tishomingo County native Jerry Charbauski has do...
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Caterpillar will close Oxford ...
Oxford’s Caterpillar employees received notice today that the local plant is closing and a full c...
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Disagreement leads to deadly s...
A disagreement turned deadly for a Corinth man on Tuesday night. Deondre Simmons, 19, was shot on...
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Much-maligned road getting res...
One of Alcorn County’s bumpiest rides is getting a new surface this week. The Fourth District chi...
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CSD Foundation OKs more than $...
Corinth students will build mousetrap cars, paint a cafeteria mural and read amazing stories as t...
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School district planning wirel...
The Alcorn School District Board of Education recently reviewed bids for the installation of dist...
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Salvation Army sets summer cam...
The Salvation Army is ready to go camping. All it needs is some children for the trip. That’s goo...
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Negative blood donations a plu...
Desperately appealing to the public, United Blood Services has announced they are still in urgent...
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People of the Crossroads - Van...
Staff Photo by Zack Steen | Forty-eight-year-old McNairy County lawyer Van McMahan is a busy man....
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Proposed development concerns ...
A proposed commercial development on neighboring property has got the attention of Afton subdivis...
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Sports
Local trio bows from soft...
by H. Lee Smith II
Softball on the Alcorn County front came to a close Thursday. Biggersville, Corinth and Kossuth saw their respective seasons come to an end with series losses in the Missis...
AC claims third straight ...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Alcorn Central boys’ track team got a pleasant surprise on Saturday. Central left the Class 3A Region Track Meet at Pontotoc High School with its third straight title, ...
Tunsil's slide in draft e...
by The Associated Press
MIAMI -- Tackle Laremy Tunsil's surprising slide in the NFL draft ended with the 13th pick Thursday, where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins. Tunsil was once considered a ...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by Steve Beavers
Rebel Volunteer 4-21-16 Corinthian Inc. 45-19 Family Ties 43-21 Sweeter Than Yoo Hoo 42-22 KLCS 39-25 Just Havin Fun 37-27 Russell’s...
NFL ready to move on from 'Deflategate'
by The Associated Press

CHICAGO — As far as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from "Deflategate." Speaking two da...
North Carolina now on clock to respond to NCAA
by The Associated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina is preparing for the next step toward a long-awaited resolution in the multi-year case centered a...
Softball entries fall in Game One
by H. Lee Smith II
The Kossuth Lady Aggies went from stealing Game One, to giving it away. North Pontotoc took advantage of five Kossuth errors in the ...
Tunsil ready for whatever comes his way
by David Brandt
OXFORD — Former Mississippi left tackle Laremy Tunsil spent his final Saturday before the NFL Draft a couple miles from his college ...
Opinion
National values, not ‘spe...
by Star Parker
I periodically get mail from folks who find it annoying that anyone pays attention to racial and ethnic differences. Aren't we all Americans? Isn't it un-American to refer ...
Trump is playing a part
by Roger Simon
Donald Trump is living his word. His word often changes. But you can't blame him for that. At the time he is giving his word, he means it. And that is a politician's defini...
Trump's narrow window
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Thinks look bleak right now for Ted Cruz. And for Donald Trump. Both will have to pass through a narrow needle to thread their way to the nomination. But one of them will d...
The working-class meltdown
by Rich Lowry
During an era of headline-grabbing advances in medicine, the United States is experiencing a health cataclysm. The latest straw in t...
The felon vote
by Cal Thomas
Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. Writes The Washin...
Rain falls differently in New Orleans
by Rheta Johnson
NEW ORLEANS – Rain falls differently here, in entire puddles, not individual drops. Nobody stops. Not for a little rain. The homeles...
Ethnicity still matters in politics
by Michael Barone
Ethnicity still matters. That's one lesson I draw from the results so far of this year's Republican and Democratic primaries and cau...
Angry bills dominate the 2016 session
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — In 1980, a silly movie, “Airplane,” was released. In one scene a passenger loses her composure. The other passengers line u...
Crossroads
Former teacher, friend le...
by Stacy Jones
I knew my friend and former teacher George Souders for 28 years, since I was 14 years old. Even after knowing someone for so long, sometimes it is hard to capture in words ...
Warren Williams – a value...
by Lora Ann Huff
For many years Warren Williams has been a valuable staple around Corinth. Working as a skilled auto mechanic and garage owner, he has served thousands of folks in our area....
National Library Week bri...
by Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
National Library Week at the Corinth Library was a wonderful time to reflect on how libraries transform. Indeed, as I mentioned previously, the national theme for this week...
Are we in dubious times?
by Lora Ann Huff
Lots of people have been saying how bad things are in this day and time and how they fear for their children’s and grandchildren’s f...
Abolitionist Tubman to replace President Jackson on new bill
by Stacy Jones
In the future, “Old Hickory” will be getting a new home. This past Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced tha...
Graham's life is true story of faith
by Lora Ann Huff
Lately I’ve read some interesting things about Evangelist Billy Graham and marveled again at what an amazing spiritual leader he has...
Cronkite was a legend who heralded end of objective journalism
by Stacy Jones
In a 2015 article in the online publication ‘The Age,’ writer Jonathan Holmes stated, “Impartial journalism spells death for modern ...
Bill cloaks problems of poverty, lack of education
by Stacy Jones
This past week Mississippi made the national news after Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 into law Tuesday. The bill is al...
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