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County, city prepare for annual property tax sale
by Jebb Johnston
Local governments will take unpaid property taxes to the auction block on Monday. The county tax sale is set for 8:30 a.m. at the courtroom of the Alcorn County Courthouse. The City of Corinth will conduct its sale at 1 p.m. in the board room at City Hall. Tax Collector Larry Ross said it’s important for residents to remember “that we are not selling land. We’re selling tax dollars.” Any proper...
Third graders 
perform well 
on state test
by Zack Steen
Almost all Corinth and Alcorn County third graders are performing at or above grade level. This is according to a recent snapshot of student performance and retention of students released by the Mississippi Department of Education. The results are part of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act which was enacted to improve the reading skills of kindergarten and first through third grade students so ev...
Venue showcases 
live local music
by Bobby J. Smith
Corinth has a new venue to showcase live local music. Slated for the first Thursday of each month at Pizza Grocery in downtown Corinth, the Corinth Singer Songwriter Showcase is a new event where area songwriters and performers can perform their best tunes in an intimate environment. Event organizer Joseph Newell said the main objective of the Singer Songwriter Showcase is to promote local musi...
People of the Crossroads: Kim Walker, Iuka
Staff photo by Bobby J. Smith For longtime cosmetologist Kim Walker, the best part of the job is making connections. “I love all of my clients, and I love doing their hair,” said Walker. “I love the connection I have with my clients.” She has worked for more than 18 years at the SmartStyle hair salon in the Corinth Wal-Mart. Walker describes herself as a “people person” who has never met a stra...
Photo gallery: American Legion...
More than 400 Legion Riders took their afternoon break in Corinth on Monday during the American L...
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NMMC receives coveted Quest Award
IUKA – During a board meeting in July, the board of directors at North Mississippi Medical Center...
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Testing results please officials
Another round of state testing has been released and local school officials are pleased. Mississi...
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Groups start wreath tribute to...
It may be only August, but thoughts are already turning to the Christmas veterans tribute. The Am...
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KCAB waste day set
Next month’s Household Hazardous Waste Day offers a chance to rid the garage, cabinets and shed o...
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People of the Crossroads - Kat...
Staff photo by Zack Steen The daughter of Donna and the late Scotty Barnes of Tishomingo, Katelyn...
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Community garden has reopened
Celebrating another bountiful season, the Easom Community Center’s (foundation) garden has reopen...
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People of the Crossroads - Rei...
Staff photo by Zack Steen “I meet someone new every single day,” said local banker Reid Bostick. ...
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Run with Rotary to honor Pratt
The Austin’s Shoes Run with Rotary 5K is going orange. The event will celebrate it’s eighth annua...
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Aldermen pull plug on solar pa...
Citing concerns about how large solar grids could affect neighborhoods, the Corinth Board of Alde...
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Unemployment dips from previou...
Registering at 5.9 percent in June, Alcorn County’s unemployment rate fared slightly better than ...
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Football fun coming to CARE Ga...
Crossroads Museum is putting up the big screen. “Tailgate in the Garden” is making its debut on L...
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Sports
Lady Warriors bounce back...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors ended a two-game skid with their own big inning. Fresh off a 7-3 loss to Booneville — in which the Lady Devils scored seven runs in the seventh — ...
Gamecocks report 22 infra...
by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s athletic department reported 23 violations of NCAA or Southeastern Conference rules in the past year, nine involving the football team. Al...
Norvell attempts to conti...
by The Associated Press
New Memphis coach Mike Norvell wants to build on the momentum established by his predecessor. Norvell begins his head coaching career this season by taking over for Justin ...
Booneville rallies for softball win
by H. Lee Smith II
The Booneville Lady Devils did the reflex at the complex. Booneville did all its damage in the seventh to hand the host Lady Warrior...
Tokyo preps for rising costs, new sports
by The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way. The ...
Nkemdiche practices for first time in camp
by The Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche worked out on a limited basis Monday, the first time he ...
4th straight CHS coach wins debut
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors got a good mix of old and young to produce a win for the new. Seniors Tameric Perry and Jay Cobbs combined for ...
Adams keys Kossuth comeback on road
by H. Lee Smith II
Jaley Adams scored all three of his touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Kossuth rallied for a 34-20 win in its season opener Friday ...
Opinion
Sheriff David Clarke spea...
Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He stood for law and order against bank ro...
Sympathy for victims can ...
by Michael Barone
Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their ow...
A Eulogy for John J. McLa...
by Pat Buchanan
Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s. For when John yelled "Wronnng" at me fr...
Is there a right not to be offended or uncomfortable?
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Part of the evolution of post-Internet life in our society is the growing notion – particularly in the media and on uni...
Once called soft some ask if state tests too hard
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Beneath the back-and-forth last week over how many Mississippi public schools should get As was the undertow o...
Trump puts spotlight on minority issues
by Thomas Sowell
Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from...
To Russia, with love
by Rich Lowry
So much for the old accusation that the Republican Party has a "Cold War mentality." Or if it still does, it has switched sides. The...
It ain't over till it's over
by Pat Buchanan
"I did it my way," crooned Sinatra. Donald Trump is echoing Ol' Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. Should he lose, he...
Crossroads
Beloved educator reflects...
by Lora Ann Huff
As I sat down to visit with Mr. Harold Padgett Smith and talk about his life which was dedicated to educating Corinth’s young people, he smiled and said, “We’ll talk but th...
Blues from late “Queen of...
In the fall of 1992, I entered college at The University of Memphis. I was ready to get away from the circumscribed environment of small towns and rural landscapes. I could...
Watermelons are what ange...
by Lora Ann Huff
I love watermelon! Have ever since I was big enough to sit down with a big slice of the juicy stuff! When I was growing up, my daddy planted a “patch” of watermelons every ...
Little-known Belgian writer Rodenbach provided artistic inspiration
by Stacy Jones
Probably not many people have heard of Georges Rodenbach. Although he published eight volumes of poetry, four novels, several essays...
Teachers were made more durable than the average men and women
by Lora Ann Huff
With school days back in full swing now, I’m so thankful for the good teachers we have in our local schools. It’s amazing how blesse...
'Typical’ day in English teacher’s
 life involves juggling range of tasks
by Stacy Jones
For me, a high school English instructor, school resumed this week for the first time in ten weeks, following our summer vacation, a...
Retirement is hard work
by Lora Ann Huff
“Your phone number?” the man in the business office asked; my husband answered the question. “And do you have a work phone?” “No, we...
Approach to First Lady’s role could change from tradition
by Stacy Jones
Tuesday night America witnessed history. Not only was it the first time that a former president spoke in support of his wife as a pr...
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