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Hardin County man drowns on Pickwick Lake
BRUTON BRANCH, Tenn. – The second drowning of the year on Pickwick Lake happened this past weekend and claimed the life of a 74-year-old man from Bruton Branch. Charles Coln was moving his waverunner from the boat ramp to the boathouse when he fell into the water, according to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin. The fatal accident happened sometime after 2:30 p.m. Friday and the authorities...
Defendants enter pleas in circuit court
by Jebb Johnston
A number of individuals entered guilty pleas last week in Alcorn County Circuit Court. As a new term begins, the court held plea and revocation days on Wednesday and Thursday. Sentences handed down on guilty pleas, according to court records, include: • John Robert Kelly, 35, pleaded guilty to three separate indictments for burglary and larceny of a dwelling. He was sentenced to serve five year...
Slugburger shirts arrive
by Zack Steen
The 2016 Slugburger Festival t-shirts arrived last week, and Main Street Director Brent Johnson says it’s the best design in years. “It’s a fun watercolor design that’s actually based on a real photo taken from behind the stage and looking out across the festival,” he said. “It includes everything that makes the festival unique including the eating contest, entertainment and the Ferris wheel.” ...
Water main break closes North Shiloh
by Jebb Johnston
Workers with Corinth Gas & Water faced stormy conditions as they fixed a water main break on North Shiloh Road Monday afternoon. The blown water main near the Henderson Road intersection forced the closure of North Shiloh around 12:45 p.m. just before heavy rain moved into the area. Traffic coming southbound was detoured onto Henderson, while traffic coming northbound had to turn around at Shil...
People of the Crossroads — Cod...
Cody Daniel is settling in nicely as head librarian at the Corinth Library. Daniel took over the ...
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Hardin chamber director finds ...
SAVANNAH, Tenn. — The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director, Marilee Harriso...
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Corinthian gets seven press aw...
The Daily Corinthian has been named one of the best small daily newspapers in the state. The DC c...
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Combined bus routes will save ...
The Alcorn School District will save around $38,000 by combining three bus routes. Director of Tr...
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Local libraries brace for cuts
Operations are “bare-bones” at the Northeast Regional Library as they brace for state funding cut...
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Local graduation rates increase
Corinth city schools placed among the top-10 in the state and Alcorn County schools reported an i...
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City taking bids for Meigg Str...
The Meigg Street sidewalk and lighting project has reached the bid phase. Corinth is currently ad...
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County gets grant for hazardou...
Local residents will get an opportunity to safely dispose of old paint, batteries, electronics an...
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People of the Crossroads — Jam...
James Embrey has a love for military history and it shows in his work. In addition to manufacturi...
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Corinth man killed in Hwy. 72 ...
A crash late Thursday on Highway 72 claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Corinth Police Department...
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Home total loss after fire
GLEN – A rental home was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The blaze happened around 5:30 p.m...
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JA shares fun with 'Camp Holly...
It was a fun-filled week as Junior Auxiliary of Corinth members, parents and volunteers gathered ...
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Sports
AC claims NEMCABB Regional
by H. Lee Smith II
Turns out pitching and defense are keys to victory in the "off season". A month-and-a-half after being eliminated from the Class 3A quarterfinals, the Alcorn Central High S...
Durant, Anthony lead USA ...
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn't going to Rio, and neither ar...
Bryant first with 3 HR, 2...
by The Associated Press
CINCINNATI -- Kris Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Jake Arrieta added a solo shot in the ballpark where he threw a ...
Kossuth champs ink with Northeast
by H. Lee Smith II
Northeast Mississippi Community College didn’t have to travel too far to land four multiple state champions. Kossuth High School pro...
Arizona forces CWS bracket final rematch


by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- For the first time in a long time, Oklahoma State's pitching looked vulnerable. Arizona collected 14 hits Friday agai...
Manziel's attorney shows doubts in errant text


by The Associated Press
DALLAS -- An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback...
Rural mail carrier becomes pro fisherman
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. -- Fishing from the time he was a little boy has led a former Selmer man into becoming a pro fisherman in addition to ...
76ers take Simmons with No. 1 pick
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick Thursday night as the NBA draft opened with...
Opinion
Britain to EU: Good riddance
by Cal Thomas
Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomeration of nation states noted for invading...
Learn from 1964 Klan murd...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – After 52 years, the announcement of the closing of the investigation of the murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County by members of the White Kni...
Brexit earthquake hits Br...
by Michael Barone
Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to deci...
A blow against government
by Rich Lowry
Critics of Donald Trump worry what would happen if a man with little regard for the Constitution and a willingness to impose his per...
Hood, Reeves could headline 2019 race
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — The closing weeks of June have brought the first previews of what could be Mississippi's 2019 race for governor — Jim Hood...
Hire the best company
by Wyatt Emmerich
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the private contract with IMS to manage the special one percent sales tax to fund improvements to Jac...
Has Trump found the formula?
by Pat Buchanan
Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton...
Trump reshuffles campaign
by Michael Barone
Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experien...
Crossroads
Wisdom comes with age
by Lora Ann Huff
Don’t we learn a lot as we grow older and realize life is harder than we thought it would be when we launched on our journey? Everything does not flow like the story book t...
Annual Washington Youth T...
by Stacy Jones
Every June since the late 1950s, almost 50,000 rising high school seniors across America have had the opportunity to participate in the annual National Rural Electric Coope...
Does anyone remember Lewi...
by Mark Boehler
Does anyone else miss Lewis Gizzard, one of the greatest humor newspaper columnists who ever lived? On a trip to South Georgia a couple of years ago, somehow I managed to t...
God's love is the answer
by Lora Ann Huff
As all the scenes of pain and sorrow have filled the TV screen since the weekend, I keep remembering all the other times in past yea...
Balance of busyness and idleness increase brain power, productivity
by Stacy Jones
According to an NPR story from last week, “busy people” tend to retain sharper memory as they age. If that tidbit is true, then I sh...
Americans should pause to remember the fallen
by Lora Ann Huff
Spring is fading and it’s time for Memorial Day again, the day when we Americans should pause and remember those who, throughout our...
End of school year, commencement are bittersweet
by Stacy Jones
Another end of a year has come. No, it’s not the end of a calendar year, but anyone involved in education will know the time referen...
Be thankful for good memories of children
by Lora Ann Huff
My husband and I were married five years before having our first child. Actually we were concerned that we might remain childless, b...
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