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Man pleads guilty in sexual battery case
by Jebb Johnston
Facing trial on a sexual battery charge, a defendant changed his mind and entered a last-minute guilty plea Wednesday morning in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Edward “Stone” Cox, 45, made the plea before Judge Jim Pounds as a jury pool waited outside the courtroom for the expected trial. On a charge of sexual battery of a child under 14 years old, Pounds sentenced Cox to 30 years in custody of t...
Snow days: County schools amend calendar again
by Zack Steen
The Alcorn School District has revised its school calendar — again. The school board called a special meeting Tuesday night following the attorney general’s decision on missed days due to inclement weather. School will not be in session on April 6, the Monday following Easter. School will also end on May 27 as originally scheduled. “We have amended the school calendar to contain 175 instruction...
Coke leaders tour Corinth
Corporate leaders from Coca-Cola North America toured Corinth on Wednesday. Corinth Coca-Cola Bot...
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Silent auction treasures ready...
Last minute details are coming together as Junior Auxiliary of Corinth prepares to hold their 53r...
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Shelter welcomes spring with a...
The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is kicking off spring in a big way. Shelter staff and volunteer...
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Corinth students get reprieve ...
Corinth School District students will not have to make up this winter’s snow and ice days. Follow...
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Timber company adding over 50 ...
A Crossroads area timber company is helping grow the economy with a multi-million dollar expansio...
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Sports
County trio picks up leag...
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 score was transposed in Wednesday’s edition....
Central track opens with ...
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, given both the Lady Bears and Bears rolle...
Taylor 3rd NE player to w...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Brittany Taylor accomplished something in the first two months of her career at Northeast Mississippi Community College that only two others have achieved pre...
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...
Whisenhunt: Mariota would be the starter
by The Associated Press
PHOENIX -- If the Tennessee Titans use the No. 2 overall pick in the draft to select Marcus Mariota, coach Ken Whisenhunt says he ex...
Three No. 1 seeds in Sweet 16
by The Associated Press
When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs...
Rebuilding Rebels show progress in series win
by The Associated Press
Don't be fooled by Mississippi's 13-10 start. Coach Mike Bianco expected growing pains after losing key pieces from his College Worl...
Opinion
‘Record high underfunding...
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 Approves Record Cash To Support K-12 Educatio...
Renowned art on display a...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – At the Mississippi State University Mitchell Memorial Library’s John Grisham Suite for the next three months, Mississippian have an opportunity to experience o...
Will Hispanics fire up Am...
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 Latinos. Its tone is resolutely upbeat – perha...
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...
Don't confirm Loretta Lynch
by Rich Lowry
An unanswerable question hangs over the nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general: Is Republican opposition to her more racis...
Sunshine Week should turn up the heat
by Cal Thomas
This week is "Sunshine Week," a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to "prom...
Impact of Pat Harrison court ruling watched
by Jack Elliott, Jr.
JACKSON — Mike Davis understands the angst felt by the Pat Harrison Waterway District when member counties leave and take their mone...
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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