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Administrative raises approved for CSD
by Zack Steen
Corinth School District administrative office employees, including Superintendent Lee Childress, received a raise this week. “It is my recommendation that we vote for a four percent raise across the board. The economy is turning around and we’ve got the cash,” said board member Frank Davis. “I think these raises show that we want to continue to retain the best people we can attract.” The Board ...
Quilt guild donates colorful pillowcases to Pine Vale
by Steve Beavers
Pine Vale Children's Home is now bursting with color. The Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild presented the home with 33 pillowcases on Monday afternoon. "We are always looking to get bed linens for the children," said children's home director Tommy Baragona. "These will put lots of color in their rooms." The home, located on County Road 700 in Wenasoga, currently is home to 18 children. "That n...
Commissioner killed in accident
A McNairy County Commissioner died Friday afternoon in an accident at Packaging Corporation of Am...
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Smith receives coveted Ole Mis...
OXFORD – Hard work, discipline and determination have paid off for Megan Lindsey Smith. The Corin...
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Shoppers take advantage of tax...
Crossroads area residents looking to save a buck shopped till they dropped this weekend as Missis...
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Event celebrates education eff...
The hard work and dedication of Corinth and Alcorn County teachers and educational staff will be ...
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Event salutes senior citizens
Local seniors will have the opportunity to mingle as they participate in Senior Citizen’s Day at ...
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Sports
North Mississippi Motor P...
by H. Lee Smith II
After a week off due to weather, action returned to the North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway on Saturday. The United Sprint Car Series took center stage, with the featured...
Santana, Gattis lead Brav...
by The Associated Press
ATLANTA --Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit. It took a while to know if that would be good enough for a win. In the seventh, Evan...
Kentucky basketball legen...
by The Associated Press
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school's greatest all...
Turf installation begins at Warrior Stadium II
by H. Lee Smith II
The Deuce is getting spruced. Workers began installing the synthetic playing surface on Friday in preparation for the 21st season op...
Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine
by The Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. "I was never that blue-chip prospect," ...
Torre, Cox, La Russa manage their way into Hall
by The Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure. "It's still sort of unbelievable," he said. "Coopersto...
Sprint Car Series takes the track at NMMPS
by Zach Steen
The stars of the United Sprint Car Series will invade the Crossroads tonight at the North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway in Corinth...
Corinth, Shannon share 1-4A honors
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors and Shannon Red Raiders have split their six regular-season matchups since the former Little 10 Conference riva...
Opinion
Political fireworks in Lo...
by BRIAN SCHWANER
NEW ORLEANS -- The world is a politically tense place these days with hot spots ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine. In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political c...
Fighting parasitic bureau...
by Michael Barone
"Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bure...
Black citizens want to ha...
by Robert J. Walker
During the June 2014 Republican Primary in Mississippi, black voters in the deep red state of Mississippi shocked the political world by helping Thad Cochran win the Republ...
History ignored in debate over black vote in GOP Senate primary
by Sid Salter
Reaction to the fact that black voters were either invited or influenced to take part in a Mississippi Republican second primary vot...
Is Putin worse than Stalin?
by Patrick Buchanan
In 1933, the Holodomor was playing out in Ukraine. After the "kulaks," the independent farmers, had been liquidated in the forced co...
Democrats lose big bet on exchanges
by Michael Barone
Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell i...
Rick Perry's bold border move
by Cal Thomas
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide ...
Hamas' useful idiots
by Rich Lowry
Sound bites are usually meant to obfuscate as much as clarify. Rarely is one so incisive as the line uttered by Israeli Prime Minist...
Crossroads
Sixties ‘Folk’ songster m...
by Stacy Jones
It was 49 years ago this week that CBS News describes as “the day rock music really got rolling.” The anniversary doesn’t involve Elvis, Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, or...
Obeying the law is in God...
by Gary Andrews
Much of the problems hindering today’s social society are that everyone wants to live by their own rules and not abide by rules put in place years and years ago. I remember...
New School Year
by Lora Ann Huff
Someone may think I’m harping about parenting and having the right attitude with our children and grandchildren, but with a new school year just around the corner, I think ...
Tips on being a better parent ... or grandparent
by Lora Ann Huff
Many of us wish we could do a better job at parenting or grandparenting. Researchers have found that what grown-up children look bac...
Receiving God’s message through song
by Gary Andrews
I am a fan of gospel music and I really enjoy the Gaithers and all of the old time singers coming together to perform. I have only s...
Keepsakes help keep memories alive
by Lora Ann Huff
This week I came across an article I wrote many years ago, and in order to keep the memory of a couple of special folks from our com...
One of Corinth’s newest bands adds some ‘jazz’
by Stacy Jones
Corinth has its own three-piece jazz ensemble. And while “jazz ensemble” may not be the most exact moniker for the trio, they do inc...
‘Freedom Summer’ anniversary should honor sacrifices for the common good
by Stacy Jones
A platitude often repeated in small Southern towns pertains to a wistful yearning to return to “easier” times. However, this idyllic...
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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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