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Photo gallery: American Legion Legacy Run makes Corinth stop
by Zack Steen
More than 400 Legion Riders took their afternoon break in Corinth on Monday during the American Legion Legacy Run. More than $3,000 was collected at American Legion Post 6 in Corinth for the Legacy Fund, which provides college scholarship funds for the children of disabled veterans and military personnel who lost their lives on active duty on or after 9/11.
County, city prepare for annual property tax sale
by Jebb Johnston
Local governments will take unpaid property taxes to the auction block on Monday. The county tax sale is set for 8:30 a.m. at the courtroom of the Alcorn County Courthouse. The City of Corinth will conduct its sale at 1 p.m. in the board room at City Hall. Tax Collector Larry Ross said it’s important for residents to remember “that we are not selling land. We’re selling tax dollars.” Any proper...
NMMC receives coveted Quest Award
by Kimberly Shelton
IUKA – During a board meeting in July, the board of directors at North Mississippi Medical Center of Iuka came to a unanimous decision. The resolution for the commendation of Administrator Fred Truesdale and the staff of NMMC Iuka has been approved in recognition of their 2016 award and rating. The hospital received the coveted 2016 Quest Award for high-value healthcare and is one of only 14 ou...
Testing results please officials
by Zack Steen
Another round of state testing has been released and local school officials are pleased. Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) results, a statewide assessment created in collaboration with Mississippi teachers, were released late last week by the Mississippi Department of Education. MAP, which assesses student performance in English Language Arts and mathematics in grades 3-8, English II and alg...
Groups start wreath tribute to...
It may be only August, but thoughts are already turning to the Christmas veterans tribute. The Am...
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KCAB waste day set
Next month’s Household Hazardous Waste Day offers a chance to rid the garage, cabinets and shed o...
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People of the Crossroads - Kat...
Staff photo by Zack Steen The daughter of Donna and the late Scotty Barnes of Tishomingo, Katelyn...
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Community garden has reopened
Celebrating another bountiful season, the Easom Community Center’s (foundation) garden has reopen...
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People of the Crossroads - Rei...
Staff photo by Zack Steen “I meet someone new every single day,” said local banker Reid Bostick. ...
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Run with Rotary to honor Pratt
The Austin’s Shoes Run with Rotary 5K is going orange. The event will celebrate it’s eighth annua...
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Aldermen pull plug on solar pa...
Citing concerns about how large solar grids could affect neighborhoods, the Corinth Board of Alde...
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Unemployment dips from previou...
Registering at 5.9 percent in June, Alcorn County’s unemployment rate fared slightly better than ...
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Football fun coming to CARE Ga...
Crossroads Museum is putting up the big screen. “Tailgate in the Garden” is making its debut on L...
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Scams continue to target local...
If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message from Corinth Police Chief Ralph D...
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Family team runs Pickwick Yach...
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Ron Tigner’s two daughters, Misty Clark and Marlee Tigner, have learned a lot f...
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Kossuth releases new Aggies logo
KOSSUTH – The Kossuth Aggies has a new logo. A branding dispute between the local high school and...
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Sports
Booneville rallies for so...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Booneville Lady Devils did the reflex at the complex. Booneville did all its damage in the seventh to hand the host Lady Warriors a 7-3 loss at the Corinth High School ...
Tokyo preps for rising co...
by The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way. The practice started when she received the O...
Nkemdiche practices for f...
by The Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche worked out on a limited basis Monday, the first time he has practiced in training camp. The 6-fo...
4th straight CHS coach wins debut
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors got a good mix of old and young to produce a win for the new. Seniors Tameric Perry and Jay Cobbs combined for ...
Adams keys Kossuth comeback on road
by H. Lee Smith II
Jaley Adams scored all three of his touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Kossuth rallied for a 34-20 win in its season opener Friday ...
3 new coaches make county debuts
by H. Lee Smith II
Football season will be in full swing tonight across the Magnolia State. Among the county quartet, three will debut under new leader...
Kossuth, BHS

 claim 4th wins

 with shutouts
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth and Biggersville both picked up their fourth slow-pitch softball wins in identical fashion on Thursday. Both blanked Tippah ...
Bolt gets another gold; Lochte saga changes


by The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Usain Bolt and Ryan Lochte commanded the Olympic spotlight Thursday for drastically different reasons. Bolt comple...
Opinion
Sheriff David Clarke spea...
Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He stood for law and order against bank ro...
Sympathy for victims can ...
by Michael Barone
Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their ow...
A Eulogy for John J. McLa...
by Pat Buchanan
Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s. For when John yelled "Wronnng" at me fr...
Is there a right not to be offended or uncomfortable?
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Part of the evolution of post-Internet life in our society is the growing notion – particularly in the media and on uni...
Once called soft some ask if state tests too hard
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Beneath the back-and-forth last week over how many Mississippi public schools should get As was the undertow o...
Trump puts spotlight on minority issues
by Thomas Sowell
Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from...
To Russia, with love
by Rich Lowry
So much for the old accusation that the Republican Party has a "Cold War mentality." Or if it still does, it has switched sides. The...
It ain't over till it's over
by Pat Buchanan
"I did it my way," crooned Sinatra. Donald Trump is echoing Ol' Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. Should he lose, he...
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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...
In the fall of 1992, I entered college at The University of Memphis. I was ready to get away from the circumscribed environment of small towns and rural landscapes. I could...
Watermelons are what ange...
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 planted a “patch” of watermelons every ...
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...
Retirement is hard work
by Lora Ann Huff
“Your phone number?” the man in the business office asked; my husband answered the question. “And do you have a work phone?” “No, we...
Approach to First Lady’s role could change from tradition
by Stacy Jones
Tuesday night America witnessed history. Not only was it the first time that a former president spoke in support of his wife as a pr...
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