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State holds first tax-free sportsmen holiday
by Kimberly Shelton
Passing both the House and the Senate with strong bipartisan support, Senate Bill 2425 was signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant on April 2, providing Mississippi sportsmen with an annual tax-free weekend in September. Backed by the National Rifle Association, the law went into effect on July 1. The holiday will be held annually on the first Friday of each September until midnight on the foll...
Local school district among the 14 seeking funds
by Brant Sappington
A Crossroads area school district is among 14 suing the state in an attempt to reclaim money from years of alleged underfunding of education by the state legislature. The Prentiss County School District has joined with districts including Clay County and Okolona in North Mississippi and 12 other districts from other areas of the state in the suit seeking funds they claim are owed due to shortfa...
New schedule leads to quiet Fr...
Friday's are a little quieter this fall on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College ...
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27th Iuka Heritage Festival
Highlighting the end of summer celebrations in Tishomingo County, the 27th Annual Iuka Heritage F...
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Suspected truck thief apprehended
Alcorn County investigators have captured a suspect believed to be linked to at least two truck t...
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2 die when boat hits moored barge
TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. -- A fatal late night accident on the Tennessee-Tom Waterway resulted in...
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Identity theft cases plague area
An influx of identify theft reports have plagued the Corinth area this week. Several people have ...
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Sports
New Site, Tishomingo Co. ...
by H. Lee Smith II
New Site needed 51 points to dispatch of Biggersville last season. Friday night in the Lions’ Den, the Royals tacked on 11 more and evened their short series with Biggersvi...
Mississippi St. bullies S...
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott threw for a career-high 284 yards and four touchdowns, including two to De'Runnya Wilson, and Mississippi State cruised to a 49-0 victory over So...
Sims starts, Alabama beat...
by Ralph D. Russo
ATLANTA -- Blake Sims was good enough in his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second...
Baldwyn, Walnut prevail in rivalries
by H. Lee Smith II
BALDWYN -- Willie and Mickey weren’t in Baldwyn on Thursday. But the Duke was. Duke Upshaw tallied four touchdowns, including a 99-y...
Warriors looking for revenge
by H. Lee Smith II
When you post a 10-2 mark, there’s no much room for revenge the next go around. Corinth will get that chance when it travels to face...
Lady Warriors take round one in rivalry
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors got rid of the Prentiss County hangover first. Corinth (5-1) bounced back from Tuesday’s late-inning loss ...
Prep Softball: Prentiss clubs sweep locals
by H. Lee Smith II
Booneville walked off a winner, while Baldwyn walked of early. Corinth and Kossuth both came up on the short end of the stick Tuesda...
Lewis a threat to run, catch and throw
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- It's easy to lose Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis on the football field. At just 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, he can ofte...
Opinion
Warren Buffett betrays Am...
by Rich Lowry
It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn't like paying taxes but hates America. Warr...
Scotland's future hangs i...
by Cal Thomas
"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." – Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland – For Americans whose knowledge of this beautif...
Has Hillary ever been right?
by Pat Buchanan
Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy? The valkyrie of the Democratic Party says she urged President Oba...
Obama’s segue from constructive tax proposals
by Michael Barone
“The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets.” T...
Hillary’s doomed if she is Obama’s third term
by Roger Simon
When Barack Obama was first elected president, he asked David Axelrod to leave Chicago and come to the White House with him. Axelrod...
A problem bigger than Ferguson
by Ben Carson
The international spotlight has recently been shining on Ferguson, Mo., after an 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white p...
ISIS is Obama’s Iraq war
by Rich Lowry
ISIS is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on whether ...
If ISIS attacks again, what will U.S. do?
by Cal Thomas
The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes “...
Crossroads
Little ones demonstrate t...
by Lora Ann Huff
“What’s this?” Grandson Hayden asked as he reached to pick up the round, black thing on our bedside table. I laughed and said, “That’s an alarm clock.” “You mean Popaw actu...
Gritty writer elicits tru...
by Stacy Jones
He’s probably not a writer that most students read in school. Likely, his choice of language and overt themes would prevent his work from being required reading—at least un...
A house divided just cann...
by Gary Andrews
Each time I have heard the president give his State of the Union address, Congress sits divided according to their political persuasion. I have never seen anything differen...
‘When The Game Stands Tall’ ranks as ‘must see’
by Terry Burns
“What’s It All About, Alfie?” “When The Game Stands Tall,” PG, *****Plus, Jim Caviezel, Alexander Lindwig, Michael Chikis, Laura Der...
Holocaust survivor continues campaigning for human rights at 90
by Stacy Jones
If it were not for the events surrounding a well-publicized news story, Hedy Epstein, who turned 90 years old August 15, might not h...
Quiet Zone
by Lora Ann Huff
My ole soap box has been resting in the corner but has occasionally cried out to have a word or two. I had decided against sharing m...
Perfect World Turns Out Not so Perfect
by Terry Burns
The Giver, PG-13, ***, Brenton Thwaiting, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Strep. Walden Media. Director Phillip Noyce. Length 94 minutes. “The G...
Do you know what an aphorism is?
by Gary Andrews
Are you familiar with the word aphorism? Webster’s dictionary defines it as: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clev...
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Recent photos from the Crossroads
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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