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Girl Scouts close office for good
by Zack Steen
Corinth’s longtime Girl Scouts Heart of the South office closed for good this week. The leadership center had served the Crossroads area for more than 35 years until the recent sale of the building that housed the center. “They are tearing down that portion of Harper Square Mall,” said Jenny H. Jones, Chief Community Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts Heart of the South. “With the rent much hig...
Festival highlights holiday weekend
by Zack Steen
IUKA — Festival fun is returning to Tishomingo County this weekend. The 29th edition of the Heritage Festival is Friday and Saturday at Mineral Springs Park and Jay Bird Park in downtown Iuka. “We’ve got another great year on tap,” said Sandra Medlin, a member of the Iuka Heritage Committee. “There is literally something for everyone. It will be a family fun-filled Labor Day weekend.” The event...
People of the Crossroads — Larry Ross, Corinth
by Bobby J. Smith
“This is one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had, from the standpoint of taking care of people,” said second-term Corinth tax collector Larry Ross. “I just wish I was younger and had more time to spend with it in the future.” In addition to his job as tax collector, the 67-year-old Ross serves as treasurer at Shady Grove Methodist Church; is an active member of the Corinth Lions, Civitans ...
Heritage Festival highlights holiday weekend
by Zack Steen
IUKA – Festival fun is returning to Tishomingo County this weekend. The 29th edition of the Heritage Festival is Friday and Saturday at Mineral Springs Park and Jay Bird Park in downtown Iuka. “We’ve got another great year on tap,” said Sandra Medlin, a member of the Iuka Heritage Committee. “There is literally something for everyone. It will be a family fun-filled Labor Day weekend.” The weeke...
Officials address park field r...
Crossroads Regional Park Director Ray Holloway is playing some defense. As the park expansion nea...
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County repairs CR 306
Alcorn County Road 306 is “Pot Hole Road” no longer. District Two Supervisor James Voyles and his...
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Corinth leaders work on budget
Corinth leaders are planning to keep the property tax rate level as the budget for the upcoming f...
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People of the Crossroads – Lar...
“I came here to retire, but I’m still figuring on when it’s going to happen,” said Larry Mangus, ...
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Downed tree causes fatal wreck
CHEWALLA, Tenn. – A Friday afternoon accident claimed the life of a man involved in a one-vehicle...
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Town can't have beer referendum
RAMER, Tenn. – A plan to have a beer referendum in the Town of Ramer fell through when city commi...
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Update: Suspect identified in ...
A Corinth police officer is back on duty after he was struck by a vehicle at a safety checkpoint ...
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Alcorn County man arrested for...
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department charged a man with attempted murder and shooting into a dw...
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KHS class enlightened on politics
“A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character or the user.” – Theodore Roose...
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Person of interest released in...
A person of interest initially arrested in the shooting of a Northeast Mississippi Community Coll...
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County sets budget public hearing
County supervisors made the final allocation decisions for the proposed budget on Monday and sche...
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People of the Crossroads: Mike...
Mike Davis is living proof that sometimes you get a second chance. At age 39, after years of work...
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Sports
Softball teams drop home ...
by H. Lee Smith II
Home-field advantage went for naught for the local softball contingent on Tuesday. Both Biggersville and Corinth dropped their non-league contests on their home turf, falli...
MSU will use at least 2 Q...
by David Brandt
It’s not Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen’s style to reveal much about his depth chart before the first game, so it came as quite a surprise when he announced a starting ...
Bridgewater has dislocate...
by The Associated Press
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss at least the next season while recovering from a dislocated left knee and torn ant...
Pigskin Picks
by Pigskin Pete
The quality outnumbered the quantity in the Week 1 of the annual Pigskin Picks contest. Only 36 entries made their way inside the co...
Tight-knit Tigers ready to take the field
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Greg Davis has a much different feel about the Northeast Mississippi Community College football team, which enters its...
Miles says less could mean more for Fournette


by The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette can live with a lessened workload, if that's the way coach Les Miles wants it...
Booneville holds on to claim Skunk Bowl
by H. Lee Smith II
BALDWYN — Booneville jumped out to a two-touchdown lead and held on to beat Prentiss County rival Baldwyn in the Skunk Bowl. The Dev...
Alcorn County trio falls back to 1-1
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central, Corinth and Kossuth followed up Week 1 victories with Week 2 losses. For the second year in a row. At Larry B. Mitch...
Opinion
How long? Not long!
by Rheta Johnson
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Docent Wanda Howard Battle has a lilting voice, and snatches of songs keep erupting, poetry from prose, as she leads her small tour group around Dexter A...
Where there's smoke, ther...
by Cal Thomas
The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. In response to Donald Trump's charge that the Clintons set up a pay-for-play arrangement that g...
A Gem is found in Chicago
by Thomas Sowell
We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a...
Abstract immigrants in an abstract world
by Thomas Sowell
Why would a country with the world's largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries ...
Syria: Their war, not ours
by Pat Buchanan
The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display. NATO ally Turkey and U.S.-backed Arab rebels this weekend attacked ...
Murders of two Mississippi nuns underscores their Christianity
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Like most Mississippians, I absorbed the brutal news of the murders of two Catholic nuns in their Durant home Thursday ...
Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
by Cal Thomas
"He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them "Mankind" when they were created. (Genesis 5:2 NIV) Poor God. H...
The kinder, gentler Trump
by Rich Lowry
Behold the kinder, gentler Donald Trump. The latest of Trump's "pivots" is more far-reaching than a stab at greater message discipli...
Crossroads
Family breakfasts make sp...
by Lora Ann Huff
Recently I read an article describing typical family meals in the 1950’s in the South, and it brought back many memories. The writer pointed out that in those days, it was ...
American road trip a fitt...
by Stacy Jones
One of the best ways to see America is via a road trip. The country’s interstates—and the whole animus of the “American open road”—virtually beckon potential travelers to s...
Beloved educator reflects...
by Lora Ann Huff
As I sat down to visit with Mr. Harold Padgett Smith and talk about his life which was dedicated to educating Corinth’s young people, he smiled and said, “We’ll talk but th...
Blues from late “Queen of Beale Street” was part of cultural education
In the fall of 1992, I entered college at The University of Memphis. I was ready to get away from the circumscribed environment of s...
Watermelons are what angels eat
by Lora Ann Huff
I love watermelon! Have ever since I was big enough to sit down with a big slice of the juicy stuff! When I was growing up, my daddy...
Little-known Belgian writer Rodenbach provided artistic inspiration
by Stacy Jones
Probably not many people have heard of Georges Rodenbach. Although he published eight volumes of poetry, four novels, several essays...
Teachers were made more durable than the average men and women
by Lora Ann Huff
With school days back in full swing now, I’m so thankful for the good teachers we have in our local schools. It’s amazing how blesse...
'Typical’ day in English teacher’s
 life involves juggling range of tasks
by Stacy Jones
For me, a high school English instructor, school resumed this week for the first time in ten weeks, following our summer vacation, a...
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