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Back-to-school: New calendar awaits city students
by Jebb Johnston
A new school year with a restructured calendar is days away for Corinth students. Monday, Aug. 1, will usher in a big change for the district with a move to a nine-weeks grading period and a modified calendar with a couple of three-week breaks. It is not a “year-round” calendar. “While we are the first ones in this area to do this type of schedule,” said Superintendent Lee Childress, “everybody...
Bows show support for law enforcement
by Jebb Johnston
Blue bows are popping up around Corinth in support of the thin blue line. It is a campaign to remind officers that the community cares in light of the shooting deaths of law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La. “I just feel like they need our support right now,” said Pam Talley, one of the people behind the bow effort. “Life is getting hard for them. It’s scary out there.” She de...
Kossuth ready to get back to school
by Steve Beavers
KOSSUTH – Principal Travis Smith has a lot of good things going on at his school. The second-year Kossuth High School principal is ready to let the rest of area in on it during the school’s open house next week. KHS students will be able to pick up their schedules during the event. Seniors can get their schedules from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 27. The time slot for juniors is from 1-4 p...
Worley headlines Shiloh concert
SHILOH, Tenn. – On Thursday, August 25, Shiloh National Military Park, along with 411 of her sister national parks, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. From sea to shining sea, park visitors and NPS employees will commemorate the founding of the Park Service with special programs and events all around the country. Shiloh Battlefield has been celebrating all summer...
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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Alcorn Central High School off...
The faculty and staff at Alcorn Central High school has planned orientation nights for the upcomi...
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National Guard Armory hosting ...
Pro wrestlers will take over Corinth’s National Guard Armory on Friday, July 22 as Memphis Power ...
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Groups partner for sweet cause
The Knights of Columbus and Region IV Mental Health Services have a sweet partnership. The two ar...
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Supervisors talk budget at wor...
Some tough choices are ahead for the Alcorn Board of Supervisors. Supervisors held a work session...
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Alcorn County Fair committee a...
Family, fun and fellowship. It’s what the Alcorn County Fair has always been about. The 6th Annua...
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People of the Crossroads: Lynn...
The Co-owner and Chef of Blazing Noodlez for approximately three years now, Lynn Rittem was born ...
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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

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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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