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Mother seeks ban of caffeine pills
by Jebb Johnston
A grieving mother made a tearful plea to the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance banning the sale of caffeine pills and powders to children under 18. Jennifer Westmoreland of Water Valley lost her 17-year-old son, Noah Smith, in 2014. She said his heart stopped after taking the caffeine pills. At her request, 14 other counties have adopted local ordinances. She said the reas...
Texas college asks KHS to change logo
by Zack Steen
KOSSUTH – The long time Kossuth Aggies steer logo will slowly start to change. The University of Texas sent the Alcorn School District a letter last week concerning the use of the logo. The trademark request gave Kossuth High School 15 days to contact the Texas school to discuss concerns involving the logo. The university then asked Kossuth to stop using the steer logo, which is extremely simil...
City says goodbye to street commissioner
by Jebb Johnston
The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave a warm farewell to the city’s outgoing street commissioner, Philip Verdung. His final day on the job was the same day as the board’s regular meeting last week. Mayor Tommy Irwin said Verdung had a key role in working on the city’s infrastructure fixes. “He’s done a great job,” said Irwin. “We are proud of all his efforts. We’ve done a lot of projects...
People of the Crossroads — Jay Jones
Jay Jones can usually be found wearing a coat and tie, but not at the Green Market. The 47-year-old is wearing T-shirt and shorts as owner of Jaybirds Shaved Ice, a business he operates with the help of his three sons, eight-year-old Cooper, five-year-old John Henry and two-year-old Tripp. Jay has been married to Jamie for nine years. He also has a daughter, 22-year-old Sarah Grace Jones. He lo...
Guild celebrates with trunk show
Peggy Morrison with the Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild holds up one of the quilts displayed a...
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Hot Rod Shop keeps running
The Hot Rod Shop will celebrate the life of Michael Johnson by carrying on the legacy of his love...
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Back-to-school: New calendar a...
A new school year with a restructured calendar is days away for Corinth students. Monday, Aug. 1,...
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Bows show support for law enfo...
Blue bows are popping up around Corinth in support of the thin blue line. It is a campaign to rem...
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Kossuth ready to get back to s...
KOSSUTH – Principal Travis Smith has a lot of good things going on at his school. The second-year...
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Worley headlines Shiloh concert
SHILOH, Tenn. – On Thursday, August 25, Shiloh National Military Park, along with 411 of her sist...
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People of the Crossroads — But...
Butch Carmichiel is a busy man. The wholesale parts representative at Long-Lewis Ford went to wor...
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Gallery features kids' summer ...
Some of Corinth’s youngest artists took brushes in hand at the art gallery this summer to produce...
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Corinth superintendent: Studen...
While the Alcorn School District continues to discuss concerns about student transfers out of the...
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Piano man set for concert series
First Baptist Church’s popular Summer Concert Series will continue on Sunday with performances by...
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Selmer's splash pad set to open
SELMER, Tenn. — The much anticipated Selmer Splash Pad will open next month and will be a great b...
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People of the Crossroads — Ela...
A familiar face in Rienzi has officially retired. After working as Rienzi town clerk 15 years, El...
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Sports
NE baseball adds Ole Miss...
by H. Lee Smith II
BOONEVILLE -- A three-time state champion has made the decision to stay close to home and anchor the baseball recruiting class at Northeast Mississippi Community College. F...
Griffey Jr., Piazza set t...
by The Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best, picked almost as an afterthought in t...
Royals claim 12U Global W...
by H. Lee Smith II
A group of youngsters matched the feat of their namesakes. And even got a dose of football in return. The Royals claimed the 12U USSSA Global World Series, less than a week...
Officials: OSU player died following outdoor workout
by The Associated Press
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the ...
Jeff Gordon readies for surprising return


by The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Gordon always expected to be at this weekend's Brickyard 400. The tricky part was figuring out his role. One we...
NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte

by The Associated Press
The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrim...
Obama honors Royals after 3 decade gap
by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Kansas City Royals are going to have to work on their nicknames as far as President Barack Obama is concerned. Eve...
Packers apply to host draft in '19, '20 or '21

by The Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers would like to host the NFL draft. The Packers have applied to host the draft in 2019, 2020 ...
Opinion
Trump’s Neshoba visit wil...
by Sid Salter
PHILADELPHIA – From heated races to choose county supervisors or local justices of the peace to the White House, the Neshoba County Fair remains Mississippi’s premier polit...
Ted Cruz and the Trump ta...
by Pat Buchanan
The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in t...
Pence is salt to Trump's ...
by Cal Thomas
The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn't stop the hard left from ha...
Pence isn't really a hick
by Roger Simon
I love it when holders of high office who are arrogant, vain and disdainful suddenly decide that they need to stress one other quali...
The new Christian black leadership
by Star Parker
All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation's largest priva...
Is the party over for Bushism?
by Pat Buchanan
Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland....
Solutions required to decrease feral hog population
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Despite the high-decibel discussions in either opposition to Big Government in among Republicans in Cleveland or the co...
Donald on display; Hillary in hiding
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
The two conventions now assembling have diametrically opposite strategies, caused by their differing political needs. Donald Trump i...
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Focus on the positive asp...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other night I was trying to watch some of the political convention and got so depressed, I started flipping channels and stopped on a program where Kevin Leman was bein...
Political plagiarism deni...
by Stacy Jones
This week provided an ideal teaching moment to share with students when school resumes in a couple of weeks. For that tidbit, I can thank the wife of a 2016 presidential no...
Empty nest leaves room fo...
by Lora Ann Huff
Many area parents are getting ready to send kids off to college next month, and if their youngest is “moving out,” they may be getting anxious about something called the “E...
Mississippi Civil War deserter makes for captivating narrative
by Stacy Jones
In the novel ‘Requiem for a Nun,’ Mississippi author William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Like many...
Bennett and Williams were right about ‘City by the Bay’
by Stacy Jones
Two of my favorite cities in the world are New York and New Orleans. I’ve been to the former three times and to the latter over twen...
May our God always bless, keep America!
by Lora Ann Huff
Last Sunday night I got a call asking me to go to Ramer, Tenn., on Monday morning to watch two of my grandchildren in the Fourth of ...
Things I never expected to see
by Lora Ann Huff
In the past I heard my parents act with surprise and sometimes disgust at things that happened and comment, “I never thought I would...
Packing for travel is difficult but necessary part of experience
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing this column, I should be packing, getting ready for a vacation in San Francisco. For someone who loves to travel, I...
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