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Sales tax tops half million mark
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth sales tax collections continue to sprint toward another record-breaking year. The city logged a 17th consecutive monthly increase in the sales tax diversions returned to cities by the Mississippi Department of Revenue at mid-April. With $500,084.89 for the month, it is the first time the April deposit has topped the half-million mark. Reflecting sales activity in local businesses during...
Week celebrates tourism's benefits
by Steve Beavers
Travel is more than just fun. It is also serious business and family bonding. Those are just a few examples the U.S. Travel Association has thrown out to promote National Travel and Tourism Week May 2-10. The Alcorn County Welcome Center will add its own touch to the week by hosting Traveler's Appreciation Day. "Picnic on the Patio" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on May 6. Tourists will be tr...
Schools to get help with lawns
Three county schools are asking for yard work help. Principals at Alcorn Central school campuses ...
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Koon receives career guidance ...
Recently recognized for her guiding light and practical advice to students, CTE Counselor Jennife...
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10K nears capacity
Time is running out. So are spots for the 34th Annual Corinth Coca-Cola Classic 10K. Less than 20...
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Wet conditions challenge farmers
An extremely wet end to winter and beginning of spring is challenging local growers who want to g...
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Murder arrest award goes to $8...
Corinth citizens want to see the murder of Cleo Henderson solved. A spike in reward money proves ...
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Sports
Corinth sweeps, Kossuth p...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors started a new winning streak in style. The No. 3 seed from Division 1-4A, moved into the first round of the Class 4A Fast Pitch Softball Playoffs ...
KHS sweeps, AC, Corinth p...
by H. Lee Smith II
The only local nine that could win their opening-round series on Friday, did just that. Two-time defending champion Kossuth took a step towards its fourth straight appearan...
Craven earns state golf bid
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth will be represented in the state golf match. While the Warriors golf team finished 29 strokes back of second-place Amory to earn a team invite, Courtney Craven will...
Kossuth, Corinth open play-in series with wins
by H. Lee Smith II
Going from first to third on the last day of the fast-pitch softball regular season didn’t stop Corinth and Kossuth. The two Alcorn ...
Kossuth lone Game 1 winner
by H. Lee Smith II
The two-time defending Class 3A champions got out of the gate early. Garison Lathrop tossed the first five innings to get the win, a...
Lady Lions take Division1-1A title
by H. Lee Smith II
A nine-run fifth earned Biggersville the title. It also earned the Lady Lions some rest. Biggersville topped Pine Grove 13-8 on Wedn...
Aggies power their way to state title
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth High School’s powerlifting program has come a long way the past six years. It reached the apex Saturday at Mississippi Colis...
County trio opens 2nd season today
by H. Lee Smith II
A baseball season that got off to a slow start has picked up the pace. Two nights after wrapping up regular-season play, Alcorn Cent...
Opinion
Flunking civics should no...
by Cal Thomas
"Don't know much about history" – Sam Cooke It's an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: "What do you think about the level of ignorance an...
Hillary is true to her se...
by Roger Simon
Sen. Rand Paul steps off the low stage and into the crowd. He is wearing a white shirt, a red tie, no jacket and bluejeans. He looks like either a relaxed candidate for pre...
America needs clarity in ...
by Ben Carson
For much of the past century, America has embodied, both in word and in deed, a commitment to freedom and democracy that has improved the lives of billions of people all ov...
Campaign expected to embrace the debate of income inequality
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – If you aren’t accustomed to hearing the term “income inequality” as part of your political lexicon, then perhaps you sh...
Hillary Clinton: Out of sync with the times
by Michael Barone
Presidents are inevitably shaped by the circumstances in which they campaign for – and come into – office. In 1932, Franklin Rooseve...
Obama outlines where he is taking us
by Pat Buchanan
At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an i...
Sleeping out in the rain for love
by Rheta Johnson
He wore an open-collar polka-dot shirt the way some men wear Gucci. He had swagger and style and a gap-toothed smile the width of th...
‘Incumbency Protection Act’ is working fairly well
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — It’s April. Mississippi’s general election is in November. Want to be on a ballot? To part of the “change” people are alway...
Crossroads
Disappearing Delta juke j...
by Satcy Jones
American literary and jazz critic Albert Murray said the following of the juke joint: “The juke joint, the honky tonk, and the ballroom also represent one more thing, anthr...
Dented Bucket
by Lora Ann Huff
Several years ago a friend forwarded a story that might in some way help our thought process when it comes to some of the things we experience in our imperfect world. I sha...
Two liars try to discover...
by Terry Burns
True Story, R, ***1/2 James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Director Rupert Goold, Regency Enterprises, Length 100 minutes. Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) is a reporter fo...
Life and death of Lincoln assassin 150 years ago offers fascination
by Stacy Jones
This week public radio has featured stories of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. To my recollection, the man who shot Lincoln in t...
Friendship
by Lora Ann Huff
A friend since college days sent an e-mail devotional this week about the importance of having special friends in our lives – maybe ...
Time keeps on slipping into the future
by Terry Burns
Danny Collins, R, *****Plus, Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Glselle, Giselle Eise...
Easter Memories
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s Easter again and, as always, my mind is flooded with memories of times past. I’ve shared before about the many reasons I love s...
Teaching profession sometimes involves skill of juggling
by Stacy Jones
I say for those who do not know: teaching is work. This week has been especially taxing for me as a teacher. I told someone that I’m...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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