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Greer gets life sentences in Copeland murder
by Jebb Johnston
The man accused of killing two brothers and setting their house on fire pleaded guilty Monday and received a net sentence of life plus 10 years in prison. Sirdon Copanion Greer appeared during a plea and revocation session of Alcorn County Circuit Court to plead guilty on two separate indictments including the murder cases and his subsequent jail escape. The victims in the February murder case ...
Soccer coaches love their drone
by Steve Beavers
A pair of soccer coaches are opening eyes in the community. Sites are now viewable in ways they have never been before – all via an agile flying device called a drone. “Everyone needs to get one,” said Gregg Parker of the DJI Phantom 1 he and fellow Corinth High School soccer coach Cameron Glenn partnered to buy. “It’s the remote control car on Christmas Day.” The coaches were intrigued with th...
Harville reflects on law enfor...
For 26 years, Scotty Harville has found a second home with the Corinth Police Department. As a yo...
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Port authority director dies
IUKA — Long time Yellow Creek Port Authority Director Eugene Bishop will be remembered as both a ...
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FMBank acquires SOUTHBank
Farmers and Merchants Bank has recently invested in the purchase of the former SouthBank location...
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Several inaugurations set for ...
Several inauguration events are planned for Corinth’s elected officials ahead of the beginning of...
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Packages lift spirits for sold...
A volunteer organization has not forgotten. Deployed soldiers are constantly on the minds of volu...
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Sports
Kossuth continues AC domi...
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH — Kossuth scored on four of its first five possessions in continuing its dominance of rival Alcorn Central. The Aggies (7-2, 2-1 in Division 1-3A) collected their 2...
Indians roll off 56 unans...
by H. Lee Smith II
FULTON -- Corinth scored on its first two possessions and led 14-0 just over midway into a key Division 1-4A matchup Itawamba dominated the final three quarters, scoring ei...
Hamilton tops BHS in Batt...
BIGGERSVILLE – The Hamilton Lions defeated the Biggersville Lions 38-6 Friday night for its third straight victory. Hamilton (6-3, 4-1) takes on Coldwater at home next week...
Lady Aggies sweep into 2nd round
by H. Lee Smith II
The Kossuth Lady Aggies continue to win the right games. Kossuth entered the Class 3A Slow-Pitch Softball Playoffs with just four wi...
Tonight’s Ticket: Alcorn County Football Capsules
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth (6-2, 2-0) @ Itawamba AHS (3-4, 2-0) When: Tonight, 7 Where: Itawamba Agricultural High School Coaches: Corinth, Doug Jones ...
Biggersville claims junior high title
by H. Lee Smith II
BIGGERSVILLE -- Turns out, they do have awards for that. The Little Lions reigned supreme on Thursday, beating Iuka 31-8 to lay clai...
No. 1 Mississippi State ready for break
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE — The first half of Mississippi State's football season was perfect. Now Dak Prescott and the Bulldogs get some time to d...
Opinion
The Military versus Marlboro
by Rich Lowry
We are losing a war in Iraq and Syria, the military is shrinking dangerously as global threats are growing, and yet the Pentagon is mustering its forces against tobacco pro...
You never had it so good
by Roger Simon
I hardly know where to begin. Ebola continues to spread around the world; the Islamic State pushes closer to Baghdad; the Secret Service can't prevent a guy with a knife fr...
Panetta's book is a contr...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Leon Panetta, Bill Clinton's former chief of staff, and Hillary's choice for that post when he was appointed, has come out with a book with one clear motive: to bolster Hil...
Chelsey is fine and well
by Rheta Johnson
The niece Chelsey grew up in this column, a recurring character from the time she was born until she graduated college. Then she dis...
What are the surprise races in this election?
by Michael Barone
One question I’m asked in every electoral cycle is, “What are the surprise races in this election?” My answer in recent years has be...
Congressional elections are overwhelmingly national
by Thomas Sowell
Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” That may have been true in Tip O’Neill’s day, but some election...
Voting rights for felons issue likely to resurface
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – As part of his final months in office, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has continued to beat the political drums for ...
Americans falling under rule of judicial dictatorship
by Pat Buchanan
Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage? Not long ago the question would have been seen as absurd. For every state ...
Crossroads
Grocery Shopping
by Lora Ann Huff
A news item caught my eye the other day and was rather disturbing. The quote was something like “Are America’s supermarkets in trouble?” The content of the article was that...
Festival affords taste of...
by Stacy Jones
Some days you just need a little gris-gris. Originating in West Africa as part of the voodoo tradition, gris-gris consists of an amulet intended to protect the wearer from ...
Here comes 'The Judge'
by Terry Burns
The Judge, R, ****, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Verga Farnigu, Billy Bob Thornton. Warner Bros. Director David Dobkin. Length 141 minutes. The memorabilia shown as th...
CT-A’s Becky’s New Car drives audience between reality and fantasy
by Stacy Jones
We all encounter instances in our lives when we would love, even momentarily, the opportunity to escape what may seem the humdrum qu...
Clothes Lines
by Lora Ann Huff
While having a telephone conversation with my friend in Columbus the other day, she mentioned she had just hung her wash out on the ...
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
by Terry Burns
Gone Girl, R, *****Plus, Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon. New Regency Pictures. Director D...
Revisiting former elementary school allows one to “go home” again
by Stacy Jones
Driving home from teaching my college English class one evening this week, I waxed nostalgic. I felt an inexplicable inclination to ...
‘Equalizer’: Helping the weak, troubled and innocent
by Terry Burns
The Equalizer, R, *****Plus, Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Mortez, Martin Csokas. Columbia Pictures. Director Antonio Fuqua. Length...
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Supply Sergeant Glen R. Marsh (from left), Rickey Crane with Veterans and Family Honors and MS Project Package Coordinator and Founder Rickey Pope put together a care package to be mailed to a deployed mid-south soldier in Iraq. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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