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Project Attention faces early closure
by Jebb Johnston
With all of its funding spent, Project Attention is set to shut down two weeks ahead of the scheduled end of its summer enrichment program for youth. “We had enough to get through two days this week,” said Shirley Rolland, activities facilitator. “The staff volunteered for the other three days so we can complete the week.” The staff notified parents so they can make other arrangements for their...
4H holds Cloverbud Life Skills Fun Day
by Steve Beavers
4-H is fun. It didn't take long for 13 children to discover the many entertaining things the club has to offer. Youngsters, age 5-7, spent Tuesday getting acquainted with 4-H activities during the Cloverbud Life Skills Fun Day. "Everything the kids learn can be used when they get older," said 4-H agent Tammy Parker. "We coordinate easy and different things to get them moving." One thing most of...
'Plane' and simple: Airports a...
When it comes to economic development in a small community, the airport must be part of the plan....
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Full state of entertainment on...
The 27th Annual Slugburger Festival promises to be more than a mouthful of fun. Things get starte...
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Country artist Mitch Rossell's...
Up and coming country artist Mitch Rossell will bring a big dose of “God, Girls and Football” to ...
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Little time left for city qual...
The qualifying window for Corinth’s upcoming municipal elections will soon close. The deadline is...
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A look at the unemployment rate
Area jobless rates rose in May but continued to show longterm improvement. Alcorn County unemploy...
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Sports
Park team headed to state...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Dixie Youth Mississippi championship is there for the locals taking. They just need a little help getting there. The Corinth/Alcorn County All-Star team recently finish...
President calls for 'scho...
by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such ...
Argentina reaches World C...
by The Associated Press
SAO PAULO -- Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game f...
Wilcher named Player of the Year
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth’s Jacob Wilcher earned top billing in the annual Daily Journal All-Area Baseball Team. The incoming junior was named Player ...
Scolari apologizes for Brazil's failure
by The Associated Press
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari apologized to fans for failing to lead the host to the World Cup final, s...
Captains announce HR Derby lineups
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night's Home Run Der...
Wilcher earns POY accolades
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth’s Jacob Wilcher earned top billing in the annual Daily Journal All-Area Baseball Team. The incoming junior was named Player ...
Grantham signs with Southwestern College
by Adam Gore
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College head soccer coach Mike Sullivan announced sophomore keeper Cullen Grantham (Corinth) signed a N...
Opinion
Better than Obamacare: He...
by Ben Carson
It's fortunate the Supreme Court of the United States saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of b...
If Baghdad falls, will a ...
by Roger Simon
The lesson of Vietnam is that we refuse to learn any lessons from Vietnam. Even to dare mention the lesson of Vietnam is to risk painting oneself as weak-willed and lily-li...
Obama’s border crisis
by Rich Lowry
It's hard to imagine a more apt summation of the lunatic state of the nation's immigration debate than the split screen over the past week. In Washington, most respectable ...
Impeachment, a bridge too far
by Pat Buchanan
Increasingly, across this city, the "I" word is being heard. Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Oba...
Monica, where are thou?
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
I never figured on feeling sorry for Monica Lewinsky. She was too much like an Atlanta Hooters waitress I once interviewed who wante...
Racial differences are real but no cause for discrimination
by Michael Barone
"New analyses of the human genome establish that human evolution has been recent, copious and regional," writes Nicholas Wade in his...
Group maps Legislature's partisan splits
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON -- If you doubt Chris McDaniel's conservative credentials, the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation can back them up. McDaniel, a...
Land of the formerly free, currently oblivious?
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD -- Last week Mississippians joined in the celebration of America. We pulled out picnic baskets and coolers and dealt with the...
Crossroads
‘Freedom Summer’ annivers...
by Stacy Jones
A platitude often repeated in small Southern towns pertains to a wistful yearning to return to “easier” times. However, this idyllic view of the past perceived through the ...
It’s important to stay on...
by Gary Andrews
Living in a town where trains pass through each day, I am going to be caught at a crossing sitting and waiting for all of these cars to go by. This is nothing unusual and f...
Does pride really come be...
by Cathy Wood
I’m not sure if pride goes before a fall – for me it’s usually talking on the phone while holding a coffee cup and avoiding one or both cats as I’m walking up the stairs th...
Fascination with Sherlock Holmes is pure 'elementary'
by Carol Humphreys
I realize Sherlock Holmes’ aficionados may be offended, but I thoroughly enjoyed Hollywood’s adaptation of the famous 19th century d...
Good barbecue has boundaries, remains sacred matter
by Stacy Jones
If good barbecue were a hurricane, the eye of it would be located in Memphis, Tennessee. I’m convinced that an invisible perimeter r...
Let’s not ignore God’s blessings
by Lora Huff
Last Sunday my soul was “brought to its knees” as I listened to our guest speaker at church. A native of Soviet Russia during the co...
Looking for that great reunion day
by Gary Andrews
Having the opportunity of speaking at my 50th class reunion, I had been asked to memorialize our members that have passed away. Many...
Children never forget times at VBS
by Lora Huff
School is out for the summer and it’s Vacation Bible School time. When I was a kid, I loved Bible school and then when my kids were ...
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This week in Pictures
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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