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Event connects Santa with special needs children
by Jebb Johnston
It’s not easy for some children to meet Santa. Those who have certain conditions may find it particularly distressing, especially in a hectic mall setting. With that in mind, the autism support group CAUSE (Corinth Autism Understanding Support & Education) is hosting a controlled-environment event for those children on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. inside the Crossroads Museum. “This event is open to...
City awards traffic signal upgrade job for Shiloh and Harper
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth is moving ahead with plans for improved traffic signalization at the busy intersection of Shiloh, Kendrick and Harper Roads. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen this week accepted the low quote of $29,573 from DeSoto County Electric of Horn Lake. A competing quote of $56,000 was submitted by Wade Electric. The city does not know exactly when the contractor will install the new traffic signa...
Holiday closing, garbage sched...
With Christmas and New Year’s day falling on Thursdays, a hodgepodge of closings and garbage coll...
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New church aims to bring grace...
The New Year will see a new church added to the area. Grace Community Church will open its doors ...
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Food ministry celebrates giving
Thursday was a time of celebration at Tate Baptist Church. Those on hand for the Bread of Life Fo...
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Corinth leaders push for speci...
The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen is asking local legislators to support a bill that would ...
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Paving will follow Webster uti...
After some sewer line repairs, the affected section of Webster Street is going to be resurfaced, ...
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Sports
Baldwyn takes two at Bigg...
by H. Lee Smith II
BIGGERSVILLE -- The schedule didn’t play out well for the Biggersville Lions. Looking to extend a two-game winning streak, Biggersville ran into Baldwyn on Thursday and the...
Davis tabbed Tigers' 14th...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Greg Davis will assume the duties of head football coach at Northeast Mississippi Community College effective January 1, 2015. Davis is the 14th headman for a...
White lifts Ole Miss past...
by The Associated Press
OXFORD -- LaDarius White scored a career-high 26 points, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, to lift Mississippi to a 71-68 win over Coastal Carolina on Thursday. Jarvis S...
Menu filled heading into annual break
by H. Lee Smith II
Fifteen games over five days remain on the Alcorn County slate before the annual Christmas break. After a light November schedule, C...
Georgia 's Bobo interviews at CSU
by The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Colorado State. Bulldogs ...
Rose Bowl a familiar setting for FSU
by The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national champi...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by H. Lee Smith II
Standings and results from recent league action at Plaza Bowling Lanes. Rebel Volunteer 12-11 Corinth Automotive 37-19 Sweeter Than ...
NEMCC’s Ivy earns state award
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball standout Aushiana Ivy broke free of a recent slump on the c...
Opinion
Obama tosses Fidel a rope
by Patrick Buchanan
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a hors...
Obama offers dangerous ol...
by Rich Lowry
Candidate Barack Obama said that, as president, he would talk to anti-American dictators without precondition. He didn't mention that he would also give them historic polic...
National government is no...
by Cal Thomas
INDIANAPOLIS — If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among the frontrunners...
Does America want dynasties?
by Michael Barone
Earlier this week, Jeb Bush announced he was setting up a political committee to explore a presidential candidacy. Hillary Clinton h...
Share the blessings this Christmas
by Wyatt Emmerich
My apologies to Dr. Dick Blount, who will be upset at the attention. I have known Dick, a retired opthalmologist, for many years as ...
Torture report is wasteful
by Ben Carson
The recent release of a Senate report commissioned by Democrats regarding torture of terrorism suspects in order to obtain vital inf...
The rules of war need updating
by Cal Thomas
The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, alo...
Health rankings reflect harsh reality
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In actual distance, it’s about 63 miles from Southaven in DeSoto County to Marks in Quitman County in Mississippi. But ...
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Christmas Joy
by Lora Ann Huff
“In the first light of a new day, no one knew he had arrived; things continued as they had been while a newborn softly cried. But the heavens wrapped in wonder, knew the me...
Christmas holiday has roo...
by Stacy Jones
On “the darkest evening of the year,” as he describes it in the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” poet Robert Frost’s speaker muses over the conflict between obl...
The holiday elf sensation
by Stacy Jones
In 2005, author Carol Aeborsold self-published a book that would create a new holiday institution. The subject of the book was an elf who oversaw and reported children’s be...
Sharing friends’ and family’s favorite recipes
by Sue Bronson
The story goes that once upon a time when cousin Billy was eating at a restaurant, the waitress asked if he wanted dessert. She prai...
Christ in Christmas
by Lora Ann Huff
Much has been said and written the last few years about an effort by some to change the term “Christmas” to “holiday” or some other ...
Best-loved Christmas movie has interesting setting and inspiring plot
by Stacy Jones
Sit back for a moment: you are now in Bedford Falls, as the sign reads in the movie. The snow is falling, and Harry Bailey is on his...
Western movie tells unusual, creative story
by Terry Burns
Homesman, R, *****, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, James Spader. EuropCorp. Director Tommy Lee Jones. Length 122 minut...
Common Core Standards are good, despite legislator’s claims
by Stacy Jones
This week Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves jumped into the educational foray. Reeves proposes that the state of Mississ...
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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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