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Locals plan day of prayer observance
by Steve Beavers
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” – Psalm 34:17 The 65th Annual National Day of Prayer is taking a patriotic approach on Thursday at the Alcorn County Courthouse. “Our focus this year will be the presidential election,” said Bobby Capps with Crosswind Ministry. “We will take the national prayers from the Bible of how people like David...
MDOC makes delayed payments; county still short
by Jebb Johnston
The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently caught up on some delayed monthly reimbursements to Alcorn County totaling about $1 million. Last week, the county received payments for November and December — months when there were no state prisoners in the correctional facility — after previously receiving payments for February and March. While the county was excited to see those payments, ...
Blitz calls for railroad safety
by Zack Steen
See tracks? Think train. Norfolk Southern employees were present at two downtown Corinth railroad crossings last week asking the public to watch out for oncoming trains. As part of a new Operation Lifesaver campaign for rail public safety, employees handed out key chains and brochures during the safety blitz. “Whenever people see railroad tracks, we want them to use caution and expect a train,”...
Bascomb named veterans service officer
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors tapped a new leader for the veterans service office. Jill Bascomb, who has worked with the office on a part-time basis, got the nod Monday to move into the role of veterans service officer. She follows Steve Wallace, who is retiring, and the title is effective immediately. Bascomb is a veteran and has also been working as a 911 dispatcher. Wallace, a forme...
Welcome Center hosts travel ap...
Continuing their celebration of National Tourism Week, the Alcorn County Welcome Center will host...
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Bags bring tears of joy from p...
Bringing joy to others, local churches and businesses have come together to create gift bags for ...
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Severe storm hits McNairy County
SELMER, Tenn. -- A Sunday afternoon severe thunderstorm left damage across a path in Selmer. The ...
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People of the Crossroads — Joh...
Johnny Southward is working to make Iuka a better place to live. Currently in his 11th year as a ...
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West Clinic receives gift bags...
Bringing joy to others, local churches and businesses have come together to create gift bags for ...
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Selmer hit hard by flooding, wind
SELMER, Tenn. -- Parts of McNairy County was hit hard Sunday afternoon after a line of strong thu...
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Effort encourages train safety
See tracks? Think train. Norfolk Southern employees were present at two downtown Corinth railroad...
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Equipment issue delays new tra...
An equipment problem has delayed activation of the new traffic signals at South Parkway and U.S. ...
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Parent spearheads school distr...
BIGGERSVILLE – More than a dozen parents and school staffers gathered inside the Biggersville sch...
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Historic flag returns home
The 11th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Flag has returned home. The flag is set to be formally d...
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Derby party returns to Veranda...
Derby day bowties and hats are coming back to the Verandah-Curlee House. For the first time since...
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Author shares story of faith
“I cross-stitched a ‘Count it all Joy’ plaque for my bedroom, using yarn to match the colors of t...
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Sports
Deciding games pushed back
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central is in the third round. Corinth and Kossuth will go at it again today to extend their seasons in the Mississippi High School Activities Association'sBaseball ...
Warriors still hopeful to...
by The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope he could be ready to retu...
Last-place Braves make 7 ...
by The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The last-place Atlanta Braves reshuffled their roster Monday night, making seven moves while trying to boost a punchless lineup. The Braves went into the series...
Aggies sweep 1-3A hoops honors
by H. Lee Smith II
The Kossuth Aggies late run in the 2015-16 season gave them their first division title since 2000. It also gave them a sweep of the ...
Chiefs take MSU’s Jones in 2nd round
by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs spent most of the first two days of the NFL draft stockpiling picks, but still found time ...
Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil's comments
by David Brandt
Laremy Tunsil said enough about Mississippi at the NFL draft for the university to launch an investigation into his time at the scho...
Local trio bows from softball playoffs
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...
AC claims third straight Region title
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 Hig...
Opinion
The end of pieties
by Rich Lowry
When the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown, the surrendering British forces supposedly played "The World Turned Upside Down." The song should be on the soundtrack ...
Are fantasy sports consid...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Is everyone who plays fantasy sports a gambler? Of course not, just as not everyone who plays poker or blackjack is a gambler. But are fantasy sports considere...
Court reverses 40 years o...
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — Even the Mississippi Supreme Court gets to change its mind. And it did so in April, ruling that judges can sentence people convicted of rape to life in prison, ev...
At last, America is first
by Pat Buchanan
Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. The old order in th...
Donald Trump isn't the ‘presumptive nominee'
by Michael Barone
Donald Trump has declared himself, after following up his New York win April 19 with victories in five other Northeastern states Tue...
Fiorina: An authentic feminism
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
The difference between Carly Fiorina's and Hillary Clinton's assents to prominence is a lesson that compares that authentic and inau...
Dramatic felony voting action unlikely in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order last week that in one stroke of the pen restored the suffrage o...
If God is dead ...
by Pat Buchanan
In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular ou...
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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