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Corinth leaders push for special sales tax vote
by Jebb Johnston
The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen is asking local legislators to support a bill that would give citizens a chance to vote on enacting a special local sales tax in Corinth for infrastructure work. The board passed a resolution on Tuesday to request the legislation move forward. It would allow a special tax of not more than 1 percent — and would likely be less than 1 percent — if approved b...
Paving will follow Webster utility work
by Jebb Johnston
After some sewer line repairs, the affected section of Webster Street is going to be resurfaced, but it’s not going to be right away. The city wants residents to know that the strip that has been paved down the center of the street is just the initial patching to the cut that was made in the street. “The pavers that we use under our supply bid contract are shut down for the rest of the year, so...
Orchestra gets event funding
The decision of the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board was music to the ears of th...
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Santa event raises scholarship...
GLEN – Children were ready for last-minute requests. Santa Claus was happy to listen as students ...
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Election commissioner will resign
Keith Settlemires is resigning as a county election commissioner as he prepares to launch a campa...
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Animal owners will go to trial
The owners of the two large puppy mills raided in October by the Humane Society of the United Sta...
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Basket fund tops $6,600
The spirit of giving this Christmas season is alive and well in the Alcorn County area. Donations...
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Sports
Menu filled heading into ...
by H. Lee Smith II
Fifteen games over five days remain on the Alcorn County slate before the annual Christmas break. After a light November schedule, Corinth will play five combined games, wi...
Georgia 's Bobo interview...
by The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Colorado State. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that Bob...
Rose Bowl a familiar sett...
by The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the ti...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by H. Lee Smith II
Standings and results from recent league action at Plaza Bowling Lanes. Rebel Volunteer 12-11 Corinth Automotive 37-19 Sweeter Than ...
NEMCC’s Ivy earns state award
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball standout Aushiana Ivy broke free of a recent slump on the c...
Florida hires MSU’s Collins as DC
by The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- New Florida coach Jim McElwain made his first official hire Tuesday. McElwain named Mississippi State's Geoff C...
Warriors, Lions pick up BIGG wins
by H. Lee Smith II
BIGGERSVILLE -- Corinth and Biggersville came up big at the BIGG Christmas Classic. Corinth bounced back from a two-overtime loss at...
NFL rushing leader has broken hand
by The Associated Press
IRVING, Texas -- NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray has a broken hand that requires surgery and may miss Sunday's game against Indian...
Opinion
We'll have a blue Christmas
by Rheta Johnson
PINE LEVEL, Ala. – Mother loves Christmas, so upon release from a recent hospital stay – the first of two in two weeks – she directed the decoration of the den from her lif...
Mitt just keeps coming back
by Roger Simon
Mitt Romney has become the acid reflux candidate. He just keeps coming back up. There has been poll after poll, story after story, and now, over the weekend, a "Ready for R...
The emerging Latino divide
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Tear up the textbooks, a new pattern may be emerging among Latino voters. The conventional wisdom – that Hispanics habitually vote Democrat over the immigration issue – may...
The left's lawless shock troops
by Rich Lowry
Anti-police protesters have found their enemy, and it is commuters and shoppers. The protest movement that has sprung up in the wake...
Tortured reasoning
by Thomas Sowell
Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods...
The rise of Putinism
by Pat Buchanan
"Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election." So ran the page one headline of the Financial Times on the victory of Prime ...
Need government help to walk across street?
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Of course, it has name that fits our self-absorbed society – it’s called “distracted walking.” Consider it a second cou...
If teaching is a profession, let professionals do it
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — I know what Mississippi teachers want for Christmas. They want Santa to haul politicians who think they know how to teach b...
Crossroads
Christmas Joy
by Lora Ann Huff
“In the first light of a new day, no one knew he had arrived; things continued as they had been while a newborn softly cried. But the heavens wrapped in wonder, knew the me...
Christmas holiday has roo...
by Stacy Jones
On “the darkest evening of the year,” as he describes it in the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” poet Robert Frost’s speaker muses over the conflict between obl...
The holiday elf sensation
by Stacy Jones
In 2005, author Carol Aeborsold self-published a book that would create a new holiday institution. The subject of the book was an elf who oversaw and reported children’s be...
Sharing friends’ and family’s favorite recipes
by Sue Bronson
The story goes that once upon a time when cousin Billy was eating at a restaurant, the waitress asked if he wanted dessert. She prai...
Christ in Christmas
by Lora Ann Huff
Much has been said and written the last few years about an effort by some to change the term “Christmas” to “holiday” or some other ...
Best-loved Christmas movie has interesting setting and inspiring plot
by Stacy Jones
Sit back for a moment: you are now in Bedford Falls, as the sign reads in the movie. The snow is falling, and Harry Bailey is on his...
Western movie tells unusual, creative story
by Terry Burns
Homesman, R, *****, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, James Spader. EuropCorp. Director Tommy Lee Jones. Length 122 minut...
Common Core Standards are good, despite legislator’s claims
by Stacy Jones
This week Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves jumped into the educational foray. Reeves proposes that the state of Mississ...
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Philip Henson (George) and Channing Palmer (Mary) are part of the 46-member cast of "It's a Wonderful Life." / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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