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Three schools welcome new principals
by Zack Steen
Three schools in Alcorn County will see new principals at the helm when the school year kicks off in early August. With the retirement of long-time Kossuth Elementary School Principal Joe Horton, assistant principal Charla Essary will step up and take the KES principal reins. Essary’s assistant principal position will be taken by Elizabeth Wamsley, who was the principal of the now shuttered Gle...
Mother seeks ban of caffeine pills
by Jebb Johnston
A grieving mother made a tearful plea to the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance banning the sale of caffeine pills and powders to children under 18. Jennifer Westmoreland of Water Valley lost her 17-year-old son, Noah Smith, in 2014. She said his heart stopped after taking the caffeine pills. At her request, 14 other counties have adopted local ordinances. She said the reas...
Horticulture team wins state
by Steve Beavers
A quartet of high school students know their fruits and vegetables. And everything else dealing with horticulture. The Alcorn County Horticulture Judging Team proved their knowledge by winning the state title at the 4-H Congress in June. The state championship earns them a berth to the national convention on Oct. 6-10 in Erie, Pa. “They were put through some pretty extensive study time,” said v...
Texas college asks KHS to change logo
by Zack Steen
KOSSUTH – The long time Kossuth Aggies steer logo will slowly start to change. The University of Texas sent the Alcorn School District a letter last week concerning the use of the logo. The trademark request gave Kossuth High School 15 days to contact the Texas school to discuss concerns involving the logo. The university then asked Kossuth to stop using the steer logo, which is extremely simil...
City says goodbye to street co...
The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave a warm farewell to the city’s outgoing street commis...
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People of the Crossroads — Jay...
Jay Jones can usually be found wearing a coat and tie, but not at the Green Market. The 47-year-o...
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Guild celebrates with trunk show
Peggy Morrison with the Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild holds up one of the quilts displayed a...
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Hot Rod Shop keeps running
The Hot Rod Shop will celebrate the life of Michael Johnson by carrying on the legacy of his love...
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Back-to-school: New calendar a...
A new school year with a restructured calendar is days away for Corinth students. Monday, Aug. 1,...
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Bows show support for law enfo...
Blue bows are popping up around Corinth in support of the thin blue line. It is a campaign to rem...
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Kossuth ready to get back to s...
KOSSUTH – Principal Travis Smith has a lot of good things going on at his school. The second-year...
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Worley headlines Shiloh concert
SHILOH, Tenn. – On Thursday, August 25, Shiloh National Military Park, along with 411 of her sist...
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People of the Crossroads — But...
Butch Carmichiel is a busy man. The wholesale parts representative at Long-Lewis Ford went to wor...
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Gallery features kids' summer ...
Some of Corinth’s youngest artists took brushes in hand at the art gallery this summer to produce...
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Corinth superintendent: Studen...
While the Alcorn School District continues to discuss concerns about student transfers out of the...
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Piano man set for concert series
First Baptist Church’s popular Summer Concert Series will continue on Sunday with performances by...
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Sports
NFL adds game-day concuss...
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure. Unde...
NFL's 1st female official...
by STEPHEN HAWKINS
IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas was never hit by the pressure of being the first woman to be a full-time NFL game official until after her first season on the job. It wasn't u...
Earnhardt's return could ...
by The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. warned Monday that his return to NASCAR could take longer than planned. NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third co...
NE baseball adds Ole Miss signee Wilcher
by H. Lee Smith II
BOONEVILLE -- A three-time state champion has made the decision to stay close to home and anchor the baseball recruiting class at No...
Griffey Jr., Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame


by The Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at bes...
Royals claim 12U Global World Series
by H. Lee Smith II
A group of youngsters matched the feat of their namesakes. And even got a dose of football in return. The Royals claimed the 12U USS...
Officials: OSU player died following outdoor workout
by The Associated Press
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the ...
Jeff Gordon readies for surprising return


by The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Gordon always expected to be at this weekend's Brickyard 400. The tricky part was figuring out his role. One we...
Opinion
Trump's acceptance speech
by Cal Thomas
Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long – 75 minutes – and too loud. Modulation is the key to good public speaking. One's voice ...
The Trump dynasty takes o...
by Rich Lowry
Watching the GOP convention, you could be forgiven for believing that almost all the brightest stars in the Republican firmament are Trumps. Members of the Trump family wer...
Give Trump love and he wi...
by Roger Simon
You would think that a presidential campaign that humiliated itself this week with a plagiarism scandal would have picked a new and fresh message for its election effort. B...
Trump’s Neshoba visit will face instant scrutiny
by Sid Salter
PHILADELPHIA – From heated races to choose county supervisors or local justices of the peace to the White House, the Neshoba County ...
Ted Cruz and the Trump takeover
by Pat Buchanan
The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking a...
Pence is salt to Trump's pepper
by Cal Thomas
The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, bu...
Pence isn't really a hick
by Roger Simon
I love it when holders of high office who are arrogant, vain and disdainful suddenly decide that they need to stress one other quali...
The new Christian black leadership
by Star Parker
All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation's largest priva...
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Focus on the positive asp...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other night I was trying to watch some of the political convention and got so depressed, I started flipping channels and stopped on a program where Kevin Leman was bein...
Political plagiarism deni...
by Stacy Jones
This week provided an ideal teaching moment to share with students when school resumes in a couple of weeks. For that tidbit, I can thank the wife of a 2016 presidential no...
Empty nest leaves room fo...
by Lora Ann Huff
Many area parents are getting ready to send kids off to college next month, and if their youngest is “moving out,” they may be getting anxious about something called the “E...
Mississippi Civil War deserter makes for captivating narrative
by Stacy Jones
In the novel ‘Requiem for a Nun,’ Mississippi author William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Like many...
Bennett and Williams were right about ‘City by the Bay’
by Stacy Jones
Two of my favorite cities in the world are New York and New Orleans. I’ve been to the former three times and to the latter over twen...
May our God always bless, keep America!
by Lora Ann Huff
Last Sunday night I got a call asking me to go to Ramer, Tenn., on Monday morning to watch two of my grandchildren in the Fourth of ...
Things I never expected to see
by Lora Ann Huff
In the past I heard my parents act with surprise and sometimes disgust at things that happened and comment, “I never thought I would...
Packing for travel is difficult but necessary part of experience
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing this column, I should be packing, getting ready for a vacation in San Francisco. For someone who loves to travel, I...
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