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Hughes gets 15 life terms
by Jebb Johnston
Garnett Denzell Hughes, standing before Judge Jim Pounds in Alcorn County Circuit Court Friday afternoon, appeared to be a man resigned to his fate. “Can I be honest with you,” he said to Pounds, explaining why he wanted to enter an Alford plea on many of the charges against him. “I’m black and she is …” A long pause followed before he finished, “I ain’t going to be able to win down here.” An A...
Manslaughter plea entered in alcohol-related fatal crash
by Brant Sappington
A Tishomingo man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the DUI-related death of two Canadian motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Prentiss County. Donnie Wiliam Sartain, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in federal court in Oxford. The plea deal spared Sartain from trial on two more serious charges - two counts each of driving under the influence ...
Church growth prompts street c...
The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed this week to close a small portion of 8th Street t...
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Toy Store sees big response, b...
The final week of registration for the 2014 Lighthouse Foundation Toy Store brought a huge influx...
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Taste of Hope feeds the body a...
Oakland Baptist Church isn't reinventing the wheel with its 3rd Annual Taste of Hope. The church ...
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Jail manager submits resignation
The Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility will get new management. Irb Benjamin, whose Mis...
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Charges filed against accused ...
Charges were filed this week against the owners of the two large scale Alcorn County puppy mills ...
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Sports
KHS sweeps host club, BHS...
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 the opening night of the Pine Grove Tourn...
Moody, White lead Ole Mis...
by The Associated Press
OXFORD -- Stefan Moody and LaDarius White scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, as Mississippi defeated Southern 69-38 on Thursday night. Ole Miss (2-1) was never seriousl...
Ole Miss-Arkansas highlig...
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 finally broke their 17-game SEC losing str...
Biggersville clubs fall at New Site
by H. Lee Smith II
NEW SITE -- Defending Class 3A champion Booneville used a 24-17 advantage in the second half to down the Biggersville Lady Lions 46-...
No. 4 MSU, Prescott regroup after loss
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott said he was hanging around town earlier this week when a Mississippi State fan stopped him at a convenien...
Many SEC teams get a break this week
by The Associated Press
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a re...
Kossuth clubs maintain early form
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- The Lady Aggies and Aggies will head to “The Grove” unscathed. Kossuth swept its second doubleheader of the early season,...
Soccer: Corinth splits with Itawamba
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth split a pair of non-division games with Itawamba AHS on the artificial pitch at Warrior Stadium II. The Warriors ended a two...
Opinion
Bryant’s proposal reflect...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Gov. Phil Bryant presented an executive budget recommendation that addresses some of the thorny issues that he will confront along with the Republican legislat...
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 that substitute for thought today is on...
News about Epps was a bom...
by Wyatt Emmerich
The news about Chris Epps was a bombshell. It reinforces many unfortunate stereotypes about corruption in the Deep South, especially regarding our prison system. The bust c...
Election proved Americans aren’t fooled
by Ben Carson
Jonathan Gruber set off a firestorm of controversy, at least in the conservative media, with the recent revelation of his comments a...
2015 Republican primary may grow again
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — Here’s a number to watch in the 2015 statewide elections: Will more Mississippians vote in the Republican primary than in ...
2014: Political dynasties defeated
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Lost amongst the scattered debris of the Democratic midterm disaster is another phenomenon: the widespread rejection of dynastic pol...
Made in Church Hill, not China
by Rheta Johnson
If Martha Stewart were in charge of heaven, it might look something like Ocean Springs on Peter Anderson Festival days. Traffic is b...
Is the press broken?
by Roger Simon
Today is the day I was not going to disappoint @RonSupportsYou, who, as his nom de Twitter implies, is a positive and hopeful person...
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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