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District approves school bus purchases
by Zack Steen
The Alcorn County school district is getting ready to spend more than $230,000 on three much needed school buses. Board of Education members this week approved the purchase of two new 2016 IC 77 passenger school buses for $81,925 each and one new 2015 IC 77 passenger school bus for $79,000 from Summit Truck Sales Group of Tupelo. The move, according to Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell, is “only...
Stabbing brings assault charge
by Jebb Johnston
A local woman is charged with aggravated domestic assault after a Saturday stabbing. Candice Jimsen, 27, remained in custody at the county jail Wednesday with bond set at $25,000. Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green said officers responded to the Magnolia E.R. about 10:30 p.m. in reference to a stabbing victim. The man told officers that he and his wife got into an argument that escalate...
Woman dyes T-shirts with real ...
Kara Courtney’s love of art is only exceeded by her love of nature and the outdoors. Courtney own...
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Lawsuit filed against former j...
Two former jail workers are defendants in a federal lawsuit filed by a man who claims to have exp...
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County looks at budget challenges
County supervisors put their heads together on the budget this week, looking for answers in a cha...
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Ash Wednesday begins journey
First United Methodist Church began its Lenten journey to Easter on Ash Wednesday. The Lenten Lun...
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FBI investigating school bomb ...
IUKA — Authorities say the FBI and the Office of Homeland Security are investigating phone bomb t...
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Sports
Lions finally get OT win
by H. Lee Smith II
The Biggersville Lions solved their overtime problems. After dropping a pair of overtime games — including a triple one — earlier this year, Biggersville capped the regular...
No. 15 A&M women hold off...
by The Associated Press
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Courtney Williams had 22 points and Courtney Walker had 21 and No. 15 Texas A&M defeated No. 11 Mississippi State 64-58 on Thursday night. The Aggi...
Central sweeps finale
by H. Lee Smith II
The Alcorn Central Lady Bears ended the regular-season on a hot streak. Central claimed its 18th win in 27 outings and will head to the Division 1-3A Tournament on a three-...
Prep Basketball
by H. Lee Smith II
Prep Basketball Tuesday’s Games (G) Central 62, New Albany 31 Central 11 10 24 17 — 62 N. Albany 6 4 9 12 — 31 CENTRAL (62): Lauren ...
Warrior trio helps Tigers to top spot
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE — A trio of Corinth High School graduates put the Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s basketball program on the...
Lady Vols look to keep Top 25 streak alive
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee needs to end more than a month's worth of road frustration or risk falling out of the Top 25 for the fi...
Hodum surpasses scoring milestone
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- All was not lost in a doubleheader setback. On a night Kossuth was swept for the sixth straight time, Kossuth’s Rick Hodu...
Lady Bears, Lady Lions claim wins
by H. Lee Smith II
Half of Alcorn County came away happy in a road venture. Both Alcorn Central and Biggersville traveled to Union County for their nex...
Opinion
Hide your daughters – her...
by Rich Lowry
In the blink of an eye, we've gone from opening combat jobs to women to Republican presidential candidates endorsing registering women for a draft. Hide your daughters – ou...
Bernie and Hillary's America
by Cal Thomas
Watching last week's debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders one might have thought a Republican had been in the White Hou...
Republicans can get more ...
by Star Parker
The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with minorities. The realization that the American presidency can n...
Pass the peas and presidency
by Rheta Johnson
Sunday Family Dinner at the Bush House Jeb: It's just not fair, Ma. I'm the smart one. You and Pa always said I was the smart one. I...
Vote for Hillary or go to hell!
by Roger Simon
Bernie Sanders looks like an unmade bed. He appears to buy his suits in thrift stores and then sleep in them for three or four days....
Toxic words
by Thomas Sowell
During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fan...
History shapes New Hampshire Primary
by Michael Barone
Benning Wentworth is not a name you'll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to e...
The Remainderman
by Pat Buchanan
Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new a...
Crossroads
Crossroads gets short vis...
by Stacy Jones
Somehow I missed it. Singer Billy Corgan from the band Smashing Pumpkins stopped by Selmer Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by Jocephus Hudson, a wrestler from Nashville. My ...
Valentine's Day a reminde...
by Lora Ann Huff
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’m reminded of how my husband always labors over finding just the right card for me. He’s always been a “card guy” and looks and reads un...
Corinth Library has many ...
by By Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
January has turned out to be colder than we expected, but that’s just the perfect time for dipping into a good novel. Just grab a big blanket and a warm drink – we’ll take ...
The iconic ‘day the music died’ celebrates 57 years
Fifty-seven years ago this week, the end of an era occurred. Some might even say that it was “the day the music died,” as singer Don...
A good question: 'Who is packing your parachute?'
by Lora Ann Huff
Several years ago a friend shared a story with me that continues to stick in my mind. I used it in my column back then and most of y...
A sad true story about what happened in Benghazi
by Terry Burns
Thirteen Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, R, *****, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Director Michael Bay, ...
Hateful Eight brings classic Tarantino darkness
by Terry Burns
The Hateful Eight, ****1/2, R rated, Double Feature Films, 167 Minutes, Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern. I am usu...
Mothers are truly special, amazing people to treasure, enjoy
by Lora Ann Huff
Why do kids expect mothers to be such exceptional people? Maybe we are taught that by the way mothers react to meet needs or repair ...
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