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More candidates join busy ballot
by Jebb Johnston
Candidates continue to sign on for election 2015 in Alcorn County. The open chancery clerk’s race gained a second candidate as Karen Duncan filed to run for the office as a Democrat. An employee of the chancery clerk’s office, she joins former tax collector Greg Younger in seeking the post. Incumbent Bobby Marolt recently confirmed he will not seek reelection to a third term. A seventh candidat...
Souper Bowl mixes fun and ministry
by Steve Beavers
SELMER, Tenn. – There has been no talk of "Deflategate" during an area congregation's Souper Bowl Sunday. All the hype has been on getting people to church and helping a local food ministry. First Baptist Church-Selmer is set to crown its Souper Bowl I winner long before Seattle and New England battle for the Lombardi Trophy. Instead of Seahawks and Patriots, the church competition pits Orange ...
Career center offers path to f...
This is the second in a four-part series profiling programs at the Alcorn Career and Technology C...
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Teen set to model in show
An exciting time learning to be a model and helping a charity hospital has fueled the efforts of ...
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CT-A kids show sets performances
In addition to making its public debut to the historic Coliseum Civic Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday...
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Petition drive seeks marijuana...
Kelly Jacobs is no pothead. Chocolate is her strongest vice, she says, but she is the sponsor of ...
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Dog theft probed
A felony charge has been placed against a Tishomingo man regarding a dog theft in Prentiss County...
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Sports
Lions epic comeback falls...
by H. Lee Smith II
BIGGERSVILLE -- By the time Greg Robinson scored in the lane just ahead of the horn, many of the Biggersville faithful had headed for the exits. Tremont’s performance from ...
Former NE coach earns HOF...
by Blake D. Long
After five decades away from the sport of basketball, one Northeast Mississippi Community College legend is set to take his rightful place among the top coaches and student...
Pearl returns to Tennesse...
by The Associated Press
Here are things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEK: Auburn at Tennessee: There may be more important games this weekend in terms of ...
Locals headed to district event
by H. Lee Smith II
Six area youngsters shot their way into the district round. Anna Greene, Adriana Gwyn, Allison Greene, Hayden Konnor Williams, Brady...
Summers leads Ole Miss past MSU
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- The offensive possession was not what Mississippi wanted, with Jarvis Summers dribbling aimlessly beyond the 3-point line ...
USM: 2 basketball players ineligible
by David Brandt
Southern Mississippi says that two of its men's basketball players have been ruled ineligible as the university continues its joint ...
Maness claims weekly soccer honor
by H. Lee Smith II
Call her High Sierra. Corinth junior Sierra Maness was bestowed a high honor recently, being named the MaxPreps and National Soccer ...
Corinth, Kossuth split Tuesday tilts
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors moved one step closer to claiming the regular-season Division 1-4A title with another blowout win. Idle since a...
Opinion
GOP abortion bill: Right ...
by Cal Thomas
As thousands descended on Washington last week for the annual "March for Life," the Republican House of Representatives was busy watering down an antiabortion bill that res...
Are today's millennials a...
by Michael Barone
Public policymakers and political pundits tend to focus on problems – understandably, because if things are going right they aren't thought to need attention. Yet positive ...
The Persians are coming
by Pat Buchanan
"The Iranians are on the march," warned John McCain Sunday. "Iran is building a new Persian Empire," echoed Col. Ralph Peters. So alarmed is Speaker Boehner, he invited Bib...
When politics defy reality
by Ben Carson
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledg...
Random thoughts
by Thomas Sowell
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn't promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran's moving towar...
What's the alternative to funding education?
by David Hampton
What is the alternative? State lawmakers may think that will be the question voters will be asking about the language in a proposed ...
Winston Churchill: A man for all times
by Cal Thomas
LONDON – It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, w...
Freedom can't be taken for granted
by Wyatt Emmerich
Freedom cannot be taken for granted. The terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo brings that into perspective. In America, it is so easy t...
Crossroads
Pancakes
by Lora Ann Huff
A story was forwarded to me lately that really reminded me of how God’s love is so amazing and so caring. Sometimes we are led to believe He is a punishing Father but the v...
Poignancy of Challenger d...
by Stacy Jones
I was truly part of the space shuttle generation. I vaguely recall being in first grade April 12, 1981, and watching the very first space shuttle, Columbia, blast off into ...
‘Boy Next Door’ keeps aud...
by Terry Burns
The Boy Next Door, R, **1/2, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett. Director Bob Cohen. Universal Pictures. Length: 91 minutes. The film is rated R f...
Prayer for aging
by Lora Ann Huff
Someone has said that living a long life is what all of us dream of - but none of us wants to get old. I guess that’s true, and I’m ...
Little-known holiday encourages appreciation of squirrels during winter season
by Stacy Jones
After Christmas, I took down the tree and began getting ready for the next holiday I like to celebrate: Mardi Gras. I put up a wreat...
Upcoming holiday, recent movie return MLK’s vision to forefront
by Stacy Jones
I have walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. I did not walk the distance that Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fe...
Because he lives, we can face tomorrow
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s January again and the last half of the month always brings back memories of the last days of my mother’s life - which actually ...
Mountains remind of God's power
by Lora Ann Huff
January is not the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains – but my husband and I celebrated our 43rd anniversary the day after Chris...
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Gina the Shetland Sheepdog poses after being found by her owners last week after nearly four months on the loose.
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