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Fire consumes historic building
by Zack Steen
A large scale blaze took one of Corinth’s oldest commercial buildings Wednesday night around 8 p.m. Due to the significance of the fire, multiple Alcorn County volunteer fire departments provided back up to the Corinth Fire Department. The blaze consumed several businesses in the “Old Moses building” at the corner of U.S. 72 and Tate Street including the Family Outlet and 1 Stop Corner Package....
Judge upholds verdict against school district
by Jebb Johnston
A U.S. District Court Judge has upheld a jury verdict against the Corinth School District in a case involving the Family and Medical Leave Act. Last year, a jury awarded former maintenance worker and bus driver Alfred L. Newcomb $100,000 in damages in the dispute over his termination. In an order filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Judge Sharion Aycock upheld the verdict and denied the school...
TVA developer talks about new ...
A TVA marketing specialist highlighted some of the strengths of the property and challenges ahead...
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Absentee voting begins for spe...
With the special congressional election about six weeks away, absentee voting is getting started,...
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School readiness event joins e...
Before Saturday’s community egg hunt, Excel by 5 will offer parents of young children an opportun...
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Girl scouts offer 'spa day'
A trio of local Girl Scouts are offering a day of pampering to raise funds for a field trip. Troo...
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Forrest Memorial will get new ...
More than three years after going into receivership, Forrest Memorial Park will have the opportun...
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Sports
Prep Tennis
Corinth 4, Kossuth 3 March 19 @ CHS-APAC Boys Singles: (K) Zach Shawl def. (C) Dalton Reeves 6-0, 6-0 Girls Singles: (C) Madison Mayhall def. (K) Katlin Crum 6-0, 6-0 Boys ...
Allegation recanted again...
by The Associated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted the allegations and was arrested. The 24-year-old woman, wh...
5-9 Ulis coming up big fo...
by The Associated Press
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Being Kentucky's smallest player on the floor hasn't prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats. He'll likel...
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...
Central clubs sweep second meet
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 unbeate...
Tennessee hires former Texas coach
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 coac...
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...
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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