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Forrest Memorial will get new owner
by Jebb Johnston
More than three years after going into receivership, Forrest Memorial Park will have the opportunity to get new ownership. A chancery judge has ordered the sale of the cemetery by public bid, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. The deadline is 5 p.m. May 8 for sealed bids to be submitted to Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt, and bids will be opened no later than May 11. “We are hopeful this...
Students learn art of mandalas
by Kimberly Shelton
Encouraging creativity and a life-long love of art, local artist Judith Lowery visited the 3rd graders at Biggersville and Rienzi Elementary Schools on Tuesday for a very special project. “Each year, local artists, art teachers and their students take time at all six elementary schools in Corinth and Alcorn County to teach hands-on visual art activities as part of LINK’s Artists in the Schools ...
Three congregations celebrate ...
Thursday will not just be another day for a trio of local congregations. First United Methodist C...
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Alcorn jobless rate drops to 5.6%
Unemployment rates trended downward across the state in February with Alcorn County posting 5.6 p...
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Cost-share project helps to im...
Landowners are happy. The cost-share program of the Alcorn County Soil and Water Conservation Dis...
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Wheeler student killed in week...
A Wheeler High School student was killed and two other teens injured in a crash Saturday evening ...
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Museum hosting living history ...
SHILOH, Tenn. – Larry DeBerry has no plans to leave Shiloh. The 68-year-old has too much Civil Wa...
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Sports
Trio falls in league tilts
by H. Lee Smith II
One night after claiming a 4-0 win on the road, Pontotoc got even with the local Warriors. Pontotoc hung a six-spot in the fourth en route to a 9-1 win Friday at Jesse Bynu...
Central clubs sweep secon...
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central expanded it’s lead on the track on one end, and rallied on the other. Both Alcorn Central track club remained unbeaten on the season, sweeping the Alcorn Cen...
Tennessee hires former Te...
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he'd be coaching again "quicker than you probably th...
Softball, Baseball Summaries
Softball Corinth 5, Saltillo 3 Saltillo 100 002 0 -- 3 6 2 Corinth 023 000 x -- 5 9 2 WP: Colby Cox. LP: Williams. Multiple Hits: (S...
Three No. 1 seeds in Final Four
by The Associated Press
If you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a m...
Saban unapologetic over troubled signees
by The Associated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban and the Alabama football program are dealing with the weekend arrests of two Crimson Tide players in ...
Lady Aggies pin down title
by H. Lee Smith II
Thirteen proved to be lucky for the Kossuth girls’ bowling team. Kossuth recorded a total pin fall of 2,775 in the Class I State Cha...
Baseball: Corinth thumps host Shannon
by H. Lee Smith II
Austin McClamroch led an 11-hit attack with three hits, including a triple, as Corinth swept the home-and-home series with Shannon w...
Opinion
Yew deserved internationa...
by Thomas Sowell
It is not often that the leader of a small city-state – in this case, Singapore – gets an international reputation. But no one deserved it more than Lee Kuan Yew, the found...
Gentry liberals have incr...
by Michael Barone
Rahm Emanuel heads into a runoff April 7 in his bid for a second term as mayor of Chicago. He's the favorite going in, having won 46 percent in the Feb. 24 first round agai...
A diplomatic revolution
by Rich Lowry
The socialist government in France usually doesn't have much in common with congressional Republicans, for whom both France and socialism tend to be anathema. But the Frenc...
Legislature balances budget in waning days
by Nick Bain
As you read this, the 2015 Legislative session may be over. If not, it’s close to sine die, which this year is scheduled for Easter ...
Closed meetings can feed false public impressions
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — One lesson of the Dan Jones fiasco? While government boards in Mississippi can legally meet behind closed doors to discuss...
High court decision bolsters state law
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – The most recent action of the U.S. Supreme Court would seem to suggest that Mississippi will conduct our 2015 statewide...
Hillary is dead in water
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
She can't announce. Can't raise funds. Can't even face the allegations against her. While her political advisors may be urging her t...
Is the European Union dying?
by Pat Buchanan
As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a "United States of Europe" was at hand, m...
Crossroads
Movie just doesn't make t...
by Terry Burns
Get Hard, R, * 1/2 Stars. Will Farrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T Nelson, Alison Brie. Director Ethan Cohen. Warner Brothers. Length 100 minutes. The star and one-half star seems...
April Fool’s celebrates n...
by Stacy Jones
Wednesday will be a fun day for me. It is my mother’s 83rd birthday. And, of course, it is also April Fool’s Day. I have always loved teasing my mother on that day, the day...
‘The Gunman’ keeps you on...
by Terry Burns
“The Gunman,” R, *****, Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Director Pierre Morel, Anton Capital Entertainment, Length 115 minutes. Terrier (Sean Penn) is a sniper, a...
Immigrants
by Lora Ann Huff
Am I the only person who gets tired of hearing people complain about aliens and “illegal” immigrants? Sure, I know some of the immig...
Do Common Core naysayers even know the standards?
by Stacy Jones
Shouldn’t students be required to read complex, challenging texts containing academic language? Shouldn’t the teaching of reading, w...
Zoo trip brings hope spring is near
by Lora Ann Huff
On Wednesday of this week, I enjoyed the Memphis Zoo with our four spring-hungry grandchildren. The only day of “spring break” with ...
Lee’s new novel creates mystery, excitement
by Stacy Jones
One month ago, the literary world was set ablaze with the news that many avid readers would have only dreamed of hearing. For the fi...
Business can be a cutthroat situation
by Terry Burns
Unfinished Business. R. **. Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Fraco, Brittan Sear, Ella Anderson. Regency Enterprises. Director Ken ...
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Collin Dildy joined an illustrious group when he bowled a perfect game at Plaza Lanes. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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