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Officials investigate weekend shooting
by Mark Boehler
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a weekend shooting. Sheriff Ben Caldwell told the Daily Corinthian the victim was 22-year-old Rick Dakota Holt of County Road 761, Corinth. He was shot once in the arm. A shooting suspect remains in custody. The sheriff identified the suspect as 22-year-old Christopher Clance of Tishomingo County. Aggravated assault charges are pen...
Galler promotes students' art
by Jebb Johnston
The art gallery is giving local high school students an opportunity to shine by using their designs on promotional materials. As part of the gallery’s “A Walk in History” project, students from each of the local high schools created images of landmarks such as the Jacinto Courthouse, Fillmore Street Chapel and B.F. Liddon home. Merry Overholt of the Corinth Artist Guild came up with the idea. “...
Corinth student named National Merit Finalist
by Kimberly Shelton
Praised for his academic performance and dedication to excellence, Daniel G. Villaflor, 18, of Corinth has been named as a Finalist for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship. The designation means that the Corinth High School student (out of the 16,000 Semifinalists) has met all requirements of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in order to advance to Finalist standing. The son of Greg an...
Corinth's Autry Davis headlines black history program
by Steve Beavers
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story by Independent Appeal Assistant Editor Steve Beavers first is being reprinted with permission.) SELMER, Tenn. -- Arts in McNairy is reaching out to all cultures during its first Black History celebration. "Why We Remember" will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Latta. Autry Davis – president of the Crossroads Poetry Project in Corinth – will be the keynote spea...
People of the Crossroads — Jen...
Even though she is a sports enthusiast, Jennifer Lancaster said that is not the reason her favori...
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NEMCC stages spring production
BOONEVILLE –Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Division of Fine Arts will stage the Don Zo...
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Officials investigate weekend ...
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a weekend shooting. Sheriff Ben C...
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MSU hosts ‘James Meredith and ...
STARKVILLE—Mississippi State’s African American Studies program is continuing its 10th anniversar...
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Young entrepreneur learns earl...
Walking in to Taylor Wick & Co., one is immediately enveloped in a warm, inviting atmosphere wher...
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McMullin retiring from regiona...
Corinth and William McMullin are a match made in the card catalog. It was his fascination with th...
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Road work to close part of int...
Motorists can expect some traffic interruptions this week as work continues at the Five Points in...
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Musician pushing for music cor...
West Tennessee has its Rockabilly Highway. Dale Rushing wants Northeast Mississippi to have a Roc...
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Bridal show helps plan the per...
Whether looking to exchange vows or plan the perfect party, this year’s Corinth Bridal & Event Sh...
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People of the Crossroads — Jon...
Lifelong Rienzi resident Jonathan Thomas Hughes loves video games and cooking. The 31-year-old ha...
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Rienzi school plan hits snag
RIENZI — A reverter clause in the property deed for the closed Rienzi Elementary School may preve...
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Auxiliary names top volunteer
Magnolia Regional Health Center Auxiliary’s most recent Volunteer of the Year recipient said volu...
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Sports
Plaza Lanes Results 02/20
by the Daily Corinthian
These are the latest league bowling results from Plaza Lanes in Corinth. (Monday Night Major: Week of 02/13) Hughes Outdoor & Marina 23.5 4.5 Last Minute 18 10 Outlaws 17 1...
Scoreboard 02/20
by the Daily Corinthian
HS Basketball (Girls North Half 1st Round) (@ Booneville HS) Booneville 85 Ruleville Central 61 BHS 19 32 14 20 - 85 RHS 8 13 22 18 - 61 (BHS) Adillace Young 15, Che Curlee...
Booneville Tops Ruleville Central To Advance
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Like a brand new bottle of heinz ketchup, the Booneville Lady Blue Devils took a few minutes to get going against pesky Ruleville Ce...
Local Schedule
by the Daily Corinthian
Monday HS Basketball Girls North Half 1A ­­­— Biggersville @ Ray Brooks, 7 2A ­­­— Walnut @ Leland, 7 4A ­­­— Corinth @ Greenwood, 7...
Richy Harrelson: A Baseball Treasure
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Richy Harrelson has been to the pinnacle of collegiate baseball and now he’s back home doing what he was meant to do. The Iuka nativ...
Scoreboard 02/18
by the Daily Corinthian
HS Basketball (From Friday, February 17) Division 1-4A Consolation Game (B) Tishomingo County 82 Pontotoc 79 TCHS 15 21 18 28 - 82 P...
Opinion
A new direction on education
by Cal Thomas
American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. According to the Trends in International ...
Is a Trump-Putin detente ...
by Pat Buchanan
Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and o...
Public deserves the facts...
by Rich Lowry
In an environment where every day has felt like a month and almost every news cycle has something that the media consider a potentially administration-shaking disaster, we ...
Mississippi museum directors see role as educators
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The newly hired directors of two Mississippi history museums see their jobs as being educators as much as cura...
Partisan lines stay fixed amid Trump turmoil
by Michael Barone
Amid the turmoil of the first month of the Trump administration, with courts blocking his temporary travel ban and his national secu...
Lessons learned about online sales tax
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE  – The fight in Mississippi over a very straightforward decision regarding whether it’s in the state’s best interests to ...
Some walls do work
"You must always leave the wall" -- "The Fantasticks" While the debate continues about when, how quickly and who will pay for a "wal...
Legislature shifts focus to spending
by Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter
With general House Bills out of the way, representatives began working on House Appropriations Bills, which will determine how much ...
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Forty-year-old legislatio...
by Stacy Jones
n 1972, one of the most significant education amendments was implemented under the Nixon administration. Known to the public as Title IX, the legislation protected students...
Murphy's Law applies to m...
by Lora Ann Huff
While sitting in a doctor’s office the other day, I saw a framed list of Murphy’s Law scenarios and was laughing out loud before the doctor came in. Later I tried to find a...
Nothing's new and God nev...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other day my younger son complained that he felt like the project he was working on was just “spinning his wheels” and not really accomplishing anything. I understand t...
Valentine’s Day is full of legend and should be full of thought
by Stacy Jones
The world is full of poetry, much of it concerning love and the world of lovers. “If ever two were one, then surely we,” wrote Purit...
Black History Month comments raise questions
by Stacy Jones
This week, the president spoke favorably of the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian...
Jimmy Reed's stories always bring a smile, enjoyment every read
by Lora Ann Huff
(Editor’s Note: Jimmy Reed’s column can be found on page 10A in today’s newspaper.) Anyone who reads Jimmy Reed’s column in our news...
Be careful with lump sum benefit
by Roy and Diane Thompson
We received a phone call from a client this week regarding the Lump Sum Death Benefit and some misunderstandings of the rule. So, th...
Accomplished NASA mathematician no longer “hidden” in shadows
by Stacy Jones
Space was once dubbed the “final frontier,” and humankind endeavored to “transcend the surly bonds of earth,” as poet and aviator Jo...
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