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Local minister meets President Obama
by Brant Sappington
A local minister's efforts to build bridges across racial lines has taken him all the way to the White House for the president's annual Christmas celebration. Rev. Lamar Walker of Rienzi said it was the opportunity of a lifetime when he got the chance to attend the Christmas Ball at the White House on Dec. 8. Walker, a veteran preacher in Alcorn County who currently serves as an associate minis...
Defusing bombs on front lines: Marine honored for saving hundreds of lives
by Zack Steen
Alcorn County native Uriah Whittemore was an Ole Miss student working as a restaurant cook in 2003 when he realized his life wasn’t going the way he had envisioned. His brother, Wesley, had just enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Uriah decided to follow suit. “It was more of a brotherly bond than patriotism,” he said. The son of Jacky and Sue Whittemore and Charlotte and Steve Jones soon be...
38 angels still need adopted
The Salvation Army is asking for some last-minute generosity. With the deadline past to provide A...
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Cancer patient builds facility...
EASTVIEW, Tenn. -- An unselfish desire to help others has sparked a dream in the heart of a McNai...
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Knights event makes Christmas ...
Hugging the legs of Santa in an attempt to further enjoy his company, over 75 exceptional childre...
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Shiloh park celebrates 120th b...
SHILOH, Tenn. - Shiloh National Military Park will commemorate the 120th anniversary of its estab...
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City target drainage issues
Corinth is eyeing more creek cleanup with a list of projects ready for consideration by the Tombi...
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Sports
Corinth throttles Amory i...
by H. Lee Smith II
Moving the start time didn’t do much for Amory, outside of getting the Lady Panthers and Panthers home an hour early than usual. Corinth had little trouble sweeping the Div...
Kossuth doubles up as top...
by H. Lee Smith II
SPRINGVILLE -- The Aggies made the tiebreaker mute. Kossuth got a game-high 29 points from Rick Hodum and locked up the top seed in the annual Alcorn County Tournament with...
BHS clubs, AC girls head ...
by H. Lee Smith II
WALNUT -- One night later, the Biggersville Lady Lions knocked of a Class 2A contender. Jada Tubbs scored a game-high 25 points, including the game-winner, as Biggersville ...
Baldwyn takes two at Biggersville
by H. Lee Smith II
BIGGERSVILLE -- The schedule didn’t play out well for the Biggersville Lions. Looking to extend a two-game winning streak, Biggersvi...
Davis tabbed Tigers' 14th head coach
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Greg Davis will assume the duties of head football coach at Northeast Mississippi Community College effective January ...
White lifts Ole Miss past Coastal Carolina
by The Associated Press
OXFORD -- LaDarius White scored a career-high 26 points, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, to lift Mississippi to a 71-68 win ove...
Menu filled heading into annual break
by H. Lee Smith II
Fifteen games over five days remain on the Alcorn County slate before the annual Christmas break. After a light November schedule, C...
Georgia 's Bobo interviews at CSU
by The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Colorado State. Bulldogs ...
Opinion
Obama tosses Fidel a rope
by Patrick Buchanan
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a hors...
Obama offers dangerous ol...
by Rich Lowry
Candidate Barack Obama said that, as president, he would talk to anti-American dictators without precondition. He didn't mention that he would also give them historic polic...
National government is no...
by Cal Thomas
INDIANAPOLIS — If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among the frontrunners...
Does America want dynasties?
by Michael Barone
Earlier this week, Jeb Bush announced he was setting up a political committee to explore a presidential candidacy. Hillary Clinton h...
Share the blessings this Christmas
by Wyatt Emmerich
My apologies to Dr. Dick Blount, who will be upset at the attention. I have known Dick, a retired opthalmologist, for many years as ...
Torture report is wasteful
by Ben Carson
The recent release of a Senate report commissioned by Democrats regarding torture of terrorism suspects in order to obtain vital inf...
The rules of war need updating
by Cal Thomas
The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, alo...
Health rankings reflect harsh reality
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In actual distance, it’s about 63 miles from Southaven in DeSoto County to Marks in Quitman County in Mississippi. But ...
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Christmas Joy
by Lora Ann Huff
“In the first light of a new day, no one knew he had arrived; things continued as they had been while a newborn softly cried. But the heavens wrapped in wonder, knew the me...
Christmas holiday has roo...
by Stacy Jones
On “the darkest evening of the year,” as he describes it in the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” poet Robert Frost’s speaker muses over the conflict between obl...
The holiday elf sensation
by Stacy Jones
In 2005, author Carol Aeborsold self-published a book that would create a new holiday institution. The subject of the book was an elf who oversaw and reported children’s be...
Sharing friends’ and family’s favorite recipes
by Sue Bronson
The story goes that once upon a time when cousin Billy was eating at a restaurant, the waitress asked if he wanted dessert. She prai...
Christ in Christmas
by Lora Ann Huff
Much has been said and written the last few years about an effort by some to change the term “Christmas” to “holiday” or some other ...
Best-loved Christmas movie has interesting setting and inspiring plot
by Stacy Jones
Sit back for a moment: you are now in Bedford Falls, as the sign reads in the movie. The snow is falling, and Harry Bailey is on his...
Western movie tells unusual, creative story
by Terry Burns
Homesman, R, *****, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, James Spader. EuropCorp. Director Tommy Lee Jones. Length 122 minut...
Common Core Standards are good, despite legislator’s claims
by Stacy Jones
This week Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves jumped into the educational foray. Reeves proposes that the state of Mississ...
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Philip Henson (George) and Channing Palmer (Mary) are part of the 46-member cast of "It's a Wonderful Life." / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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