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Purple Heart group to honor veterans
by Steve Beavers
Military Order of the Purple Heart Post Chapter 813 isn’t finished honoring military veterans. The local chapter plans to hold a memorial for close to 300 veterans who have their names on the Purple Heart Monument at the corner of the Alcorn County Courthouse. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on Memorial Day. “We are really pleased with the monument,” said Jerry Eaton, a member of Chapter 813. “...
Juveniles charged in home burglary
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth police arrested several juveniles who were allegedly involved in a home burglary. The three male suspects, ages 12, 13 and 14, were each charged with two counts of burglary of a dwelling and referred to youth court. The burglary of a home on Main Street was reported on May 14. The homeowner found a door had been breached and items taken including a video game system, a child’s bicycle a...
Legion to mark Memorial Day at National Cemetery
by Jebb Johnston
Surrounded by the thousands of gravestones filling Corinth National Cemetery, locals will gather Sunday to remember those who lost their lives while serving the country. The annual observance organized by American Legion Post 6 is set for 2 p.m. Flags will be placed at each of the 7,600 graves in the cemetery today. Post Commander Tommy Watson encourages the community to participate in the memo...
Shiloh marks 100th anniversary of NPS
by Staff Reports
As Shiloh National Military Park continues to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service a pair of new events will join the traditional Memorial Day commemorations at the historic battlefield. The park will open the Centennial Concert-in-the-Park series today with a free concert on the visitor’s center lawn beginning at 5:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Olde Town Brass band pe...
People of the Crossroads: Darw...
Darwin Coleson has been around cars since he was in junior high school. The 55-year-old Eastview,...
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City continues property cleanup
Tall grass is keeping Corinth code enforcement busy. The mowing season brings a big increase in t...
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Nielsen tells CREATE about edu...
TUPELO — Don Nielsen has a plan of action. The Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute and chair of ...
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April jobless rate follows sta...
Alcorn County unemployment was 4.5 percent in April, following the state trend of a slight decrea...
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Woman hospitalized in 18-wheel...
A Kossuth woman remains hospitalized after a Wednesday night wreck in Corinth. Laura Holloway was...
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Bishop will dedicate Indian Sp...
GLEN — Joyful sounds will fill the sanctuary of Indian Springs United Methodist Church on Sunday ...
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Status should assist BFD fundi...
Monetary donors will soon receive an extra incentive for their contributions as Biggersville Fire...
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Pusser Festival honors nationa...
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. — Nationally known Sheriff David Clarke will be in the spotlight at the Buford ...
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People of the Crossroads - All...
Staff photo by Zack Steen | Allison Bugg has always had what she calls “junk fever.” The owner of...
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Corinth police investigate rep...
The Corinth Police Department is investigating the report of an intruder and possible burglary of...
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Officials link fugitive with s...
A Booneville man on the run from law enforcement for charges of burglary and assault has been arr...
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Police benefit helps youngsters
The cops are taking on the club. The Corinth Police Department will try to even the basketball se...
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Sports
Florida eliminated top-se...
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. — JJ Schwarz was 4 for 5 with four RBIs runs to lead Florida to a 12-2, seven-inning victory over regular-season champion Mississippi State on Friday night in ...
Ole Miss advances to SEC ...
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. — Colby Bortles drove in four runs and Henri Lartigue scored three times in Mississippi's 12-9 victory over Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournamen...
Baylor fires Briles amid assaults scandal
by The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas -- Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was strippe...
Lady Lions pace annual team
by H. Lee Smith II
The Biggersville Lady Lions defended their Division 1-1A fast-pitch softball championship. That helped lead to another repeat. Ali S...
Lartique powers Ole Miss past S.C.
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. — Henry Lartique had four hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, to power Mississippi past South Carol...
Five selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

by The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were indu...
Alcorn Central quartet signs tennis deals
by H. Lee Smith II
Four Alcorn Central High School athletes will continue their careers at the next level. The quartet recently signed scholarships wit...
Opinion
Delta Council crowd hears...
by Sid Salter
CLEVELAND – At face value, it’s still a day of Matlock meets Betty Crocker at a lawn party fish fry. Southern traditions – real and imagined, it seems – still hangs in the ...
Religious freedom in an a...
by Star Parker
The late Claremont Institute scholar, Harry V. Jaffa, opened an essay he wrote called "The American Founding as the Best Regime," discussing the meaning of the words of the...
Candidates need a good smack
by Roger Simon
Politics is a rough game, and it is the rare candidate for public office who could not benefit from a little smacking around. Still, there are unwritten rules even for poli...
The default candidate
by Rich Lowry
Hillary Clinton may be the weakest prohibitive favorite ever to run for the presidency. She is generally given strong odds of beatin...
Is Scarborough Shoal worth a war?
by Pat Buchanan
If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. S...
Why some people live like they do
by Rheta Johnson
WOODSTOCK, Ga. – I like to go back to Metro Atlanta often enough to remember why I left. Atlanta, of course, is now one hellishly de...
Policies to end pay gap would make it larger
by Michael Barone
Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has...
Trump and the Supreme Court
by Cal Thomas
In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun ...
Crossroads
Balance of busyness and i...
by Stacy Jones
According to an NPR story from last week, “busy people” tend to retain sharper memory as they age. If that tidbit is true, then I should be a “brainiac” after the last two ...
Americans should pause to...
by Lora Ann Huff
Spring is fading and it’s time for Memorial Day again, the day when we Americans should pause and remember those who, throughout our history, have given their lives defendi...
End of school year, comme...
by Stacy Jones
Another end of a year has come. No, it’s not the end of a calendar year, but anyone involved in education will know the time reference of which I speak. We educators, like ...
Be thankful for good memories of children
by Lora Ann Huff
My husband and I were married five years before having our first child. Actually we were concerned that we might remain childless, b...
Mothers are treasures full of wisdom, love
by Lora Ann Huff
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and I found something I used in my column almost ten years ago that I think will bring a smile to all of...
Former teacher, friend leaves behind unforgettable impact
by Stacy Jones
I knew my friend and former teacher George Souders for 28 years, since I was 14 years old. Even after knowing someone for so long, s...
Warren Williams – a valued staple
by Lora Ann Huff
For many years Warren Williams has been a valuable staple around Corinth. Working as a skilled auto mechanic and garage owner, he ha...
National Library Week brings fun and memories to local library
by Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
National Library Week at the Corinth Library was a wonderful time to reflect on how libraries transform. Indeed, as I mentioned prev...
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