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Corinth police investigate report of an intruder
by Staff Reports
The Corinth Police Department is investigating the report of an intruder and possible burglary of a downtown Corinth residence in the early morning hours Thursday. Detective Del Green said police responded to the call at 4 a.m. to the home of Judy McPeters on Polk Street. The home owner and another family member reported seeing someone in their home, said Green, as rooms appeared to have been s...
Officials link fugitive with several area thefts
by Brant Sappington
A Booneville man on the run from law enforcement for charges of burglary and assault has been arrested and faces numerous charges in multiple jurisdictions for thefts. Police Chief Michael Ramey said Christopher Bryan Blassingame, 23, of 111 Brewer Street, Booneville, was wanted on felony charges of burglary, aggravated assault and breaking and entering for breaking into trailers at Spain’s Tra...
Police benefit helps youngsters
by Steve Beavers
The cops are taking on the club. The Corinth Police Department will try to even the basketball series with the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi when things tip off Saturday morning. Both squads are lacing their basketball shoes up in effort to raise money for a field trip later this summer for club members. A donation to the club will admit fans to the game. “This is what we do,” said...
Travelers will see more patrols
by Jebb Johnston
Memorial Day weekend travelers can expect to see increased patrols on Mississippi highways and gasoline prices continuing to creep upward. The Mississippi Highway Patrol will focus on the period from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday. “All available troopers will be assigned saturation patrols in an effort to maximize visibility and reduce traffic crashes,” said Capt. Johnny Poulos. “Safety chec...
Illegal ATVing causes problems
Property owners are spinning their wheels to come up with a solution as illegal ATVing continues ...
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State bishop visiting Corinth
First United Methodist Church hasn’t stopped. The downtown Corinth congregation continues to be t...
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State park's new cabins will o...
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Crossroads area visitors to Pickwick Landing State Park will soon be able to ta...
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Firefighters destroy old house
Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth got some help on Tuesday in its quest to assist the Na...
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City aims to coordinate street...
Corinth is moving towards putting a process in place to ensure utilities under streets are in goo...
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Third-graders do well on state...
More than 92 percent of all Corinth and Alcorn County third-graders passed the mandatory gateway ...
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Singing honors Frazier's legacy
Honoring the life and legacy of one of Corinth’s most beloved residents, the Kiwanis Club of Cori...
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Business hosting community app...
A Corinth business has selected a local non-profit as part of a national Community Appreciation D...
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People of the Crossroads — Aar...
Aaron Pyles is a 23-year-old firefighter for the Corinth Fire Department stationed at Station #1 ...
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School District to provide fre...
Though school may be out, healthy meals will remain in as the Alcorn County School District Food ...
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Planning commission rejects co...
Residents of the Afton subdivision in North Corinth won the sympathy of the Corinth Planning Comm...
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Two indicted in gang-related s...
A year after a deadly shootout that police believe to be gang-related, an Alcorn County Grand Jur...
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Sports
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 Settlemires collected her second straight...
Lartique powers Ole Miss ...
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 Carolina 10- 4 on Wednesday in the Southeaste...
Five selected to NASCAR H...
by The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wed...
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...
Manager's career is his 'greatest game'
by Carol Humphreys
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Preston Maxey’s job has its rewards. On a daily basis, he is able to feel the warmth of the summer sun on his back...
Woodman sends Ole Miss past Georgia
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. — J.B. Woodman tripled, doubled and drove in three runs Tuesday as No. 7 seed Mississippi defeated No. 10 seed Georgia ...
All-Star game ends in shutout 
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE — The West evened the series in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association (NEMFCA) All-Star Game with a 31-0...
Mississippi State makes dramatic rise

by The Associated Press
Mississippi State won the Southeastern Conference regular-season title one year after finishing in the league basement. Now the Bull...
Opinion
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 beating Donald Trump in the fall, yet she is t...
Is Scarborough Shoal wort...
by Pat Buchanan
If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino, the Uni...
Why some people live like...
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 dense suburb that stretches from Chattanoo...
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 ...
The season of commencements
by Thomas Sowell
This is the season of college Commencement speeches – an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic ...
Tuberculosis remains a scourge in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In writing a book about the beloved broadcaster Jack Cristil five years ago, I learned more about tuberculosis than I e...
Museum is big step in right direction
by Wyatt Emmerich
The Delta can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction. The $20 million, 28,0...
Crossroads
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 memo...
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, but the Lord answered our prayers and ble...
Mothers are treasures ful...
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 us. The quotes are not real but only im...
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...
Are we in dubious times?
by Lora Ann Huff
Lots of people have been saying how bad things are in this day and time and how they fear for their children’s and grandchildren’s f...
Abolitionist Tubman to replace President Jackson on new bill
by Stacy Jones
In the future, “Old Hickory” will be getting a new home. This past Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced tha...
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