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Breaking Grass headlines Pickin' at the Fair
by Steve Beavers
Breaking Grass is ready to do some "Pickin' at the Fair." The group gets its chance tonight. Day 3 of the 4th Annual Alcorn County Fair is being highlighted by "Pickin' at the Fair" tonight at the Crossroads Arena. The Hatchie Bottom Boys, Courthouse Pickers, Country Cloggers and a dulcimers group are also slated to perform as the event begins at 5:30 p.m. Breaking Grass is slated to hit the st...
Female fighter pilot shares lessons learned
by Brant Sappington
Piloting an F-14 Tomcat fighter jet at more than twice the speed of sound, America’s first female fighter pilot Carey Lohrenz learned a lot about how to perform under intense pressure. Today after breaking the sound barrier and the gender barrier she’s sharing the lessons she’s learned as she travels across the country as a motivational speaker and author, bringing her message of pinpoint focus...
Needle Chasers making mad dash...
Devoting countless hours to preparation for their upcoming exhibit, members of the Needle Chasers...
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Democratic primary: J.C. Hill ...
J.C. Hill hopes the dark cloud of the contested ward 4 election four years ago can be erased. Opp...
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'Big Chicken' gets homecoming
As residents of the Gift community prepare for the Big Chicken’s homecoming, confusion has reigne...
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Cancer walk brings awareness
For every fight won, for each battle lost, for those still fighting... Rallying for a cause, Hope...
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Whitehurst tourney benefits DARE
A pair of local DARE officers are glad the Owen B. Whitehurst Memorial Golf Tournament decided to...
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Sports
Lady Lions even their mar...
by H. Lee Smith II
THRASHER -- Biggersville recorded nine base knocks -- hitting for the cycle as a team -- as the Lady Lions downed Thrasher 9-3 in slow-pitch softball action on Tuesday. Bri...
Corinth, Kossuth edged in...
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth and Kossuth fell in an early hole as far as the slow-pitch softball playoffs are concerned. The Lady Warriors (10-5, 0-1) came up on the short end of a 6-4 decision...
Northeast QB earns MACJC ...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- The director of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s epic come-from-behind victory last Thursday has received statewide recognition for his incredible ef...
Pigskin Picks
by by Pigskin Pete
This week’s winner was Dan Marsh, who was a perfect 13-0. Matthew Bobo also turned in a clean sheet, but was 11 points behind Marsh ...
LSU expects toughest matchup yet
by The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The early season performances of Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott have gotten the attention of LSU coa...
SEC West dominant through early weeks
by The Associated Press
Outside of the Southeastern Conference's footprint, it's become commonplace to hope for stumbles by college football's most dominant...
Corinth wins two of three in own tournament
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth swept its season series with Kossuth, but couldn’t avenge an earlier loss to Class 3A contender Nettleton on Saturday. The L...
Rebs have no trouble with Ragin’ Cajuns
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- Bo Wallace's first throw was perfect — a 25-yard strike that Vince Sanders caught in stride for a big gain. Mississippi's ...
Opinion
News doesn’t come any harder
by Rheta Johnson
McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. — Highway 17 heading north from Charleston is the kind of funky, low-country trail I love. Roadside vendors sell sweetgrass baskets made in Gullah trad...
Obama forced by events to...
by Michael Barone
Iraq, immigration, inversion. On all three of the issues referred to, President Obama finds himself forced by events to do something he dislikes – and he’s in trouble with ...
Uber facing pressure glob...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — A rising and enterprising international car service finds itself at the intersection of civics and technology. In Mississippi and elsewhere, this means the company...
The halfhearted war on terror
by Rich Lowry
Only President Barack Obama would feel compelled to mention the success of the American auto industry in a speech rallying the natio...
Mob rule economics
by Thomas Sowell
While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by m...
The Forever War
by Pat Buchanan
The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is...
Nunnelee looks more than capable of more service
by Sid Salter
TUPELO — One bright spot during the visitation and funeral of Mississippi State University radio broadcaster Jack Cristil was the op...
Why Hillary hates Iowa
by Roger Simon
INDIANOLA, Iowa — “Hello, Iowa!” says Hillary Clinton, who has not set foot in Iowa for six years and eight months and in fact, unti...
Crossroads
Trains remain part of dow...
by Stacy Jones
Where I live in downtown Corinth, every day is like the opening of the Johnny Cash song “Fulsom Prison Blues”— without the prison bars. A block away from the railroad cross...
Wonderful muscadines brin...
by Lora Ann Huff
Browsing through the fresh produce in the grocery section of our local super store, I got a whiff of a unique smell that takes me back to my childhood. I was picking throug...
A list of movies to be re...
by Terry Burns
Maybe this will be a handy sheet for movies that just might be worth the time. Doing this by the month should make for a list worth the read, since the films will be playin...
Govan sang “sweet soul music” with distinct Memphis style
by Stacy Jones
He may not be a household name like Otis Redding, the singer to whom he was most often compared, but Memphis musician James Govan wa...
After November passes through nothing will live
by Terry Burns
he November Man, R, ***, Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko. Dreamline. Director Roger Donaldson. Time 1 hour 48 minutes. “...
Children and the Bible
by Lora Ann Huff
Children never cease to amaze us – they obviously listen when we think their minds are otherwise occupied and they come up with conc...
Little ones demonstrate that time is precious
by Lora Ann Huff
“What’s this?” Grandson Hayden asked as he reached to pick up the round, black thing on our bedside table. I laughed and said, “That...
Gritty writer elicits truth in novels, poetry
by Stacy Jones
He’s probably not a writer that most students read in school. Likely, his choice of language and overt themes would prevent his work...
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This week in Pictures
Recent photos from the Crossroads
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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