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Nelms arraigned on embezzlment charges
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County Second District Supervisor Dal Nelms was arraigned in circuit court Friday morning, a week after being told to hire an attorney or face contempt of court. Nelms retained Booneville attorney Ronald Michael. The supervisor stood before Judge Jim Pounds for the reading of the charges. He faces numerous criminal counts, including embezzlement by a public official. He continues to be f...
Initiative to boost health at Northeast
by Brant Sappington
Northeast Mississippi Community College is ready to get fit. A partnership with the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is putting the home of the Tigers on track for a major cultural shift focused on making healthy living a part of daily campus life. "We hope that this initiative will help the college build a culture of health and wellness on campus and extend into the community...
Green Market seeks vendors
Green Market organizers are cultivating a fresh crop of vendors for the new season. Anyone who wa...
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Wrestling event to raise funds...
Alcorn County Emergency Management deals with mayhem on a daily basis. The agency is about to cre...
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Hotty Toddy: Rebel Road Trip r...
The Ole Miss Rebels will roll into the Crossroads next month. Presented by the Corinth based Tri-...
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Sales tax continues upward trend
One of the year’s typically slower months brought a big spike in sales tax collections. The mid-M...
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New literacy efforts reach stu...
The Corinth School District is reaching into the community to enhance reading skills and early ch...
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Sports
Softball
Wednesday’s Games Biggersville 3, Wheeler 1 Wheeler 000 100 0 -- 1 3 1 Biggersville 010 200 x -- 3 4 2 WP: Ali Settlemires. LP: Tutor. Multiple Hits: (W) None. (B) None. 2B...
Notre Dame races by Wichi...
by The Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed. Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwes...
Wisconsin hangs on to bea...
by The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES -- Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 ...
County trio picks up league wins
by H. Lee Smith II
Two-time defending Class 3A champion Kossuth evened its 1-3A mark at 1-1 with a 7-5 win at Alcorn Central on Tuesday. The final scor...
Central track opens with flourish
by H. Lee Smith II
It took awhile to get the season started, but the Alcorn Central track program got the 2015 season off on the right foot. Or feet, g...
Taylor 3rd NE player to win NJCAA award
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Brittany Taylor accomplished something in the first two months of her career at Northeast Mississippi Community Colleg...
Spring Sports
Baseball Central 7, Kossuth 5 SW Tennessee 9, NEMCC 5 Shannon @ Corinth, late SW Tennessee 9, Northeast 5 SW Tenn. 000 043 002 -- 9 ...
Howland MSU men's basketball coach
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland's coaching career has made the unlikely trek from Westwood to Starkville, with a TV timeout in between. Th...
Opinion
The power of forgiveness
by Cal Thomas
Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That's why what happened last week on "The Kelly File," Megyn Kelly's F...
A sick duck in Djibouti
by Rheta Johnson
When I was a child, I wanted to be, at various times depending on the day and the strength of the Sunday School lesson, a veterinarian, or a missionary or perhaps a veterin...
Prison system is like big...
by Wyatt Emmerich
The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) reform task force held an open hearing in downtown Jackson at the Woolfolk building. About a hundred people attended. The t...
‘Record high underfunding’ for K-12 schools
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — Money, by far, isn’t the only woe for some public schools in Mississippi, but pick a headline anyway: 1. “Legislature Appro...
Renowned art on display at MSU Library
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – At the Mississippi State University Mitchell Memorial Library’s John Grisham Suite for the next three months, Mississip...
Will Hispanics fire up America?
by Michael Barone
"Firing up America" is the cover line on the March 20 issue of The Economist, heralding a 16-page special report on America's Latino...
Will the GOP kick it away?
by Pat Buchanan
With Hillary Clinton scrambling to explain her missing emails, much of America is wailing, "Please don't make us watch this movie ag...
Clintons carefully cloaked foreign money
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Bill and Hillary Clinton have carefully cloaked the foreign money they've accepted in the garb of charitable fundraising. But alongs...
Crossroads
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 immigrants are in America without going throu...
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 ...
Technology has changed interactions regarding weather
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing on this Wednesday night, Mississippi remains in the throes of a winter storm warning. Of course, I’m inside, warm, ...
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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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