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BREAKING: Rienzi shooting ruled self-defense
by Zack Steen
RIENZI – No charges are being filed after a Prentiss County woman was gunned down in Rienzi on Friday night. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said 77-year-old Gynell Windham was killed in self-defense following an altercation at the Rienzi Auction shortly before 7 p.m. He said the shooting occurred later when two vehicles stopped in the middle of Highway 356 near Hopewell Baptist Church and l...
Marshals capture
 local jail escapee
by L.A. Story
IUKA — The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that last week’s jail escapee has been captured. Dustin Jourdan McCoy, 24, was apprehended by U.S. Marshals in Arkansas around 11 a.m. Monday morning, according to Tishomingo County Sheriff John Dennis Daugherty. The sheriff said they are now awaiting extradition for McCoy, who escaped from Tishomingo County Jail last week at approximately...
MOA offers free eye
tests for 3rd graders
by Zack Steen
Local third graders who do not pass the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment state test can get a free eye exam. In its third year, the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) and the Mississippi Vision Foundation (MVF) have joined together to provide eye exams at no-cost to third graders who did not pass the state reading assessment test and do not have insurance. Less than 7 percent of the 221 Alcor...
Victims identified in fatal wreck
by Zack Steen
A Iuka woman was killed Friday in a three vehicle wreck near a busy Corinth intersection. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said Christy Taylor, 49, of Iuka, suffered fatal injuries during the 5 p.m. wreck at U.S. Highway 72 and Cass Street. Officials took several eyewitness reports at the scene. Corinth Police Sgt. Chad Harville said the three vehicle wreck happened when a black Chevrolet Avalan...
Woman killed in Rienzi shooting
One person is in custody following a Friday night deadly shooting in Alcorn County. Sheriff Ben C...
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Living Free Ministries continu...
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a multi-part series spotlighting Living Free Ministri...
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'Butterfly guy' highlights hom...
The “butterfly guy” fluttered into Corinth on Saturday. Retired teacher and museum educator Doug ...
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Man dies after assault in Kossuth
An assault investigation has turned to homicide as a man who was involved in a fight at Kossuth s...
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Officer terminated after Tisho...
IUKA — Assistance will be requested for the services of the U.S. Marshals Service following a jai...
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Local fundraiser a fun way to ...
It’s time to knock down some pins in an attempt to “Strike Out Suicide.” From 10 a.m. until noon ...
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Bridge near Kossuth reopens
Replacement of one of the county’s most unsafe bridges is complete. The Fourth District removed t...
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Jared George named MHP Trooper...
The Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper's Association announced the 2016 Trooper of the Year on Ma...
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Third-graders do well on state...
Alcorn County third-graders fared well on state tests which determine if a student is ready to en...
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Warriors take game 1 in champi...
Corinth arrived in Jackson Tuesday afternoon with one thing on their mind: winning their first st...
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Fire destroys Liddon Lake stru...
An abandoned structure, part of the historic Liddon Lake complex, burned to the ground Wednesday ...
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Tourism board approves funds f...
Hotel room incentives can provide up to $6,500 total funding approved by the Corinth Area Convent...
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Sports
Sports Shorts
by the Daily Corinthian
•Corinth junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the AJGT Averifact Junior Classic at the Bluffs Country Club in St. Francisville, LA May 27-28. The two-day, 36...
SEC Baseball Tournament S...
Tuesday, May 23 Game 1 9:30 a.m. #6 Vanderbilt vs. #11 South Carolina [SEC Network] Game 2 TBD #7 Texas A&M vs. #10 Missouri [SEC Network] Game 3 4:30 p.m. #8 Auburn vs. #9...
Baseball America Top 25
RANK SCHOOL RECORD PREVIOUS 1 Oregon State 45-4 1 2 North Carolina 44-11 3 3 Texas Tech 42-13 4 4 Florida 40-15 5 5 Louisville 46-9 ...
Local Schedule
by the Daily Corinthian
Tuesday, May 23 HS Softball/Tennessee State Tournament (@ Murfreesboro) McNairy Central vs Sweetwater, 4 Wednesday, May 24 HS Softba...
Warriors fall in title game
by Kent Mohundro
Eating breakfast in the hotel lobby Saturday morning prior to Corinth's 4A state championship game against a formidable West Lauderd...
West Lauderdale forces third game
by Kent Mohundro
PEARL — After taking a 5-3 decision from No. 3 West Lauderdale Wednesday in game one of the best-of-three 4A state championship base...
Warriors take game 1 in championship; game 2 set for today
by Kent Mohundro
Corinth arrived in Jackson Tuesday afternoon with one thing on their mind: winning their first state baseball championship in 61 yea...
Opinion
Memorial Day honors those...
by Wyatt Emmerich
Memorial Day is set aside to honor the 1.2 million Americans who died fighting for this country. About half of those soldiers died in combat. The other half died from accid...
Battle for school dollars...
by Charlie Mitchell
Most students are out for summer, having finished their final exams. In all probability, there were no easy answers. The quest for better K-12 public schools in Mississippi...
Can lawmakers ignore law?...
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON (AP) — Few political observers think former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has much chance of winning his lawsuit trying to force the Legislature to spend the full amount dem...
Reach for hope in the darkness
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
The only way to get out of the darkness is to follow the light. Sometimes it's just a very faint light. Often you have to be in the ...
It's time to embrace the robots
by Rich Lowry
We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot. A wave of fear over automation is driving dire predictions about robots rendering swath...
The Demotic politics of May and Trump
by Michael Barone
DURHAM, England -- When I first visited England to cover a British election 20 years ago this month, there were striking similaritie...
The anonymous assassination of President Trump
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Lee Harvey Oswald hid behind the sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository building as he aimed his rifle at JFK. But h...
Rosenstein joins the posse
by Pat Buchanan
"With the stroke of a pen, Rod Rosenstein redeemed his reputation," writes Dana Milbank of The Washington Post. What had Deputy Atto...
Crossroads
Sometimes you just have t...
by Lora Ann Huff
…So what do you do when you’re headed toward the top of a hill on a narrow street and read the sign that says “Dead End” – and you’re pulling a 16’ livestock trailer and yo...
Organizing, packing light...
by Stacy Jones
One of the most exciting parts of a trip is the journey; however, one of the most difficult parts is the packing. It starts for me, of course, with a detailed list of items...
Passing on the old ways
by Lora Ann Huff
The other day I pinned two thick bath towels on my outdoor clothesline since my load of laundry was too much for the clothes dryer. Keeping those two big items out allowed ...
Beloved hymn has a special meaning
by Lora Ann Huff
Don’t you wonder at times about the origin of some of the old hymns of the Christian church? What event or thoughts brought the writ...
There is a purpose to life
by Lora Ann Huff
Most of us have had those days or moments when we see what some call the “circle of life” and wondered what it all means – what’s th...
Neighborhood theater operator presides over local movie scene
by Stacy Jones
Some people enjoy just going to the movies, but not Rene Brunet. Owner of the Prytania Theater, Louisiana’s only single-screen movie...
Going green in 2017
by Lora Ann Huff
Readers have probably heard the story about the older woman’s encounter with a young grocery store clerk who was promoting the reusa...
International Women’s Day grounded in equality for all people
by Stacy Jones
In the book “Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics” writer, feminist, and social activist bell hooks writes, “If any female...
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