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Sentences handed out in Circuit Court
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County Circuit Court completed its term on Friday. Following are some of the sentences handed down on guilty pleas during the final week of the term: • Christopher A. Robinson, 37, possession of Methylphenidate — Suspended eight-year sentence, three years probation and $1,000 fine • Lamon Darrell West, 21, possession of cocaine with intent — House arrest, five years probation and $1,000 ...
Business spreads Christmas cheer
by Zack Steen
A local business is spreading Christmas cheer this week by collecting cards to send to families of those grieving the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. OneMain Financial has partnered with the nonprofit group, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to offer employees and customers across the country a way to give back to military families who have suffered the loss of a...
Growth continues for tourism tax
The tourism tax is off to a fast start in the new fiscal year while sales tax had a small decreas...
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Church continues community hol...
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalon...
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Boys & Girls Club honors Miller
The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi put the spotlight on reading. Cancer survivor Lyne...
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Bishop named officer of the year
Congratulations are in order for Corinth Police Officer, Bradley Bishop. The 26-year-old was rece...
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Corinth hosts economic council...
Highlighting the strengths of regions throughout Mississippi is the goal of the Mississippi Econo...
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Sports
No. 4 Mississippi St beat...
by DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead No. 4 Mississippi State over Vanderbilt 51-0 on Saturday night. It was a domi...
Arkansas defense shuts do...
by KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mississippi's late-season Southeastern Conference swoon continued in a 30-0 loss at Arkansas on Saturday. The Rebels (8-3, 4-3 SEC), who have now ...
Corinth sweeps host Alcor...
by H. Lee Smith II
GLEN -- The Alcorn Central Lady Bears outscored Corinth by 16 points at the free-throw line. Corinth was able to double that, outscoring the host club 61-29 from the floor ...
Kossuth clubs take Pine Grove titles
by H. Lee Smith II
PINE GROVE -- South Pontotoc and the host club will be playing for second place. Kossuth claimed both titles Friday at the Pine Grov...
Mississippi State set to host Vanderbilt
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has a tenuous grasp on the No. 4 spot in the most recent four-team College Football Playoff bracket....
KHS sweeps host club, BHS falls
by H. Lee Smith II
PINE GROVE -- Cheyenne Daniel matched her season high and Darbie Coleman surpassed hers as Kossuth trounced the host club 72-46 in t...
Moody, White lead Ole Miss past Southern
by The Associated Press
OXFORD -- Stefan Moody and LaDarius White scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, as Mississippi defeated Southern 69-38 on Thursday ...
Ole Miss-Arkansas highlight SEC slate
by The Associated Press
Things to watch in Week 13 of the Southeastern Conference season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 8 Mississippi at Arkansas: The Razorbacks fi...
Opinion
Bipartisan prison contrac...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – If anyone was expecting Gov. Phil Bryant to appoint a state Department of Corrections contract review task force panel that was a Republican rubber stamp crew,...
Obama is shamefully carel...
by Rich Lowry
To think that President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office four times (through accidents of circumstance, twice each time he was elected). Taking the oath must have ...
Ronald Reagan inspired ou...
by Wyatt Emmerich
It’s been fifty years since Ronald Reagan made his national political debut. The recent Republican congressional victories prove that Reagan’s cherished ideals of liberty a...
Let’s reform immigration to encourage immigrants
by Michael Barone
“When the facts change, I change my mind,” economist John Maynard Keynes said when charged with inconsistency. “What do you do, sir?...
Obama is going rogue president
by Pat Buchanan
Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive...
Why Democrats lack working class appeal
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
After their massive defeats in the midterm elections many Democrats are calling for the party to move away from its emphasis on soci...
Bryant’s proposal reflects election-year sensibilities
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Gov. Phil Bryant presented an executive budget recommendation that addresses some of the thorny issues that he will con...
A legacy of liberalism
by Thomas Sowell
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were "phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking." One of these phrases...
Crossroads
Death of novelist’s siste...
by Stacy Jones
Each fall I look forward to the time in the semester when I can introduce my sophomore students to one of my favorite books of all time: To Kill a Mockingbird. Before we be...
What God has done He can ...
by Lora Ann Huff
Passing by the church of my childhood the other day, I immediately thought about the people of the past, folks who helped shape my life, the pastor who left when I was nine...
Mississippi museum recogn...
by Stacy Jones
The arts get minimized too often in our culture. We generally see the effect of this minimization in public schools. In 2013, in Chicago, over 1000 teachers were laid off; ...
Veteran's Day
by Lora Ann Huff
Last week’s column didn’t make it to print on time because my computer was sick – but I still wanted to use portions of the writing ...
'The Best of Me' is Excellent Love Story
by Terry Burns
“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required” Winston S.Churchill. The Best of Me, PG13, ***, James ...
Visit to home forges connection with playwright
by Stacy Jones
Wandering around New Orleans’ French Quarter on a sunny, picturesque October day is, in itself, its own purpose. A few weeks ago, I ...
Vicent lives today like 'back in the day'
by Terry Burns
St Vincent, PG-13, ****1/2, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher. Director Chermin Entertainment. Length 102...
'Nightcrawler' -- a rough, tough and crazy film
by Terry Burns
Nightcrawler, R, ****1/2, Jake Gyllenhall, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed. Director Dan Gilroy. Open Road Films. Length 117 minu...
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