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Petition drive seeks marijuana ballot initiative
by Jebb Johnston
Kelly Jacobs is no pothead. Chocolate is her strongest vice, she says, but she is the sponsor of a proposed ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in Mississippi. A petition drive is underway to get Initiative Measure 48 on the ballot in November 2016. “I’ve never smoked it,” she said of marijuana. “I think it smells ghastly. I did this because I felt that young Mississippians were really inter...
Dog theft probed
by Angela Storey
A felony charge has been placed against a Tishomingo man regarding a dog theft in Prentiss County. Justin Wade Sauls, 29, of Dennis was arrested Monday, Jan. 19, and charged with stealing a dog, said Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar. The arrest stems from a report of the theft of a dog that had been filed with the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office. He was released on $5,000 bond the following...
County seeks grant for hospita...
Alcorn County will apply for grant funds to help fix a broken water line supplying the hospital a...
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Employment office's Choate hon...
Recognized for his 37 years of dedication to state government, Corinth resident Terry Choate was ...
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TV series details bizarre murd...
A simple burglary arrest turned into something more in 2008. Two investigators with the Alcorn Co...
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New candidates for supervisor,...
Another candidate is in the running for supervisor. Shane Serio filed a statement of intent on We...
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Alcorn unemployment at 6.2 per...
Alcorn County unemployment registered at 6.2 percent in December, continuing a downward trend fro...
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Sports
Maness claims weekly socc...
by H. Lee Smith II
Call her High Sierra. Corinth junior Sierra Maness was bestowed a high honor recently, being named the MaxPreps and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) M...
Corinth, Kossuth split Tu...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors moved one step closer to claiming the regular-season Division 1-4A title with another blowout win. Idle since a 27-point win over Pontotoc on Jan. 20, ...
Soccer: CHS hosting secon...
by H. Lee Smith II
The artificial surface at Warrior Stadium II is hosting its first soccer playoff match. The Corinth Warriors earned a home game in the second round of the Class 4A Mississi...
Big 4th quarter ends Bears’ skid
by H. Lee Smith II
PINE GROVE -- Trevor Godwin got loose and the Alcorn Central Golden Bears ended their losing skid. Godwin scored 16 of his game-high...
Co-leaders split in Division 1-1A
by H. Lee Smith II
JUMPERTOWN -- Biggersville and Jumpertown came in undefeated on both sides in Division 1-1A into Friday’s meeting. While one was gua...
Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of ...
2 Ole Miss football players arrested
by David Brandt
Mississippi safety Trae Elston and receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Thursday ...
Late SEC Basketball: MSU ends 22-game road losing streak
by The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Gavin Ware scored 16 points and added a season-high 17 rebounds as Mississippi State ended a 22-game road losing str...
Opinion
When politics defy reality
by Ben Carson
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his many speeches that were quite s...
Random thoughts
by Thomas Sowell
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn't promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran's moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Sen...
What's the alternative to...
by David Hampton
What is the alternative? State lawmakers may think that will be the question voters will be asking about the language in a proposed constitutional amendment on education fu...
Winston Churchill: A man for all times
by Cal Thomas
LONDON – It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, w...
Freedom can't be taken for granted
by Wyatt Emmerich
Freedom cannot be taken for granted. The terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo brings that into perspective. In America, it is so easy t...
Obama's foolish Gitmo fixation
by Rich Lowry
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address was an advertisement for his ideological fixity, and so he reiterated his unbend...
Obama's attempt to turn the page is undermined
by Michael Barone
It's not in the printed text, but the most revealing words in President Obama's seventh State of the Union address came near the end...
GOP clown car runs into ditch
by Roger Simon
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Republican Party's clown car has become a clown van. With nearly two dozen possible presidential candidates, ...
Crossroads
Pancakes
by Lora Ann Huff
A story was forwarded to me lately that really reminded me of how God’s love is so amazing and so caring. Sometimes we are led to believe He is a punishing Father but the v...
Poignancy of Challenger d...
by Stacy Jones
I was truly part of the space shuttle generation. I vaguely recall being in first grade April 12, 1981, and watching the very first space shuttle, Columbia, blast off into ...
‘Boy Next Door’ keeps aud...
by Terry Burns
The Boy Next Door, R, **1/2, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett. Director Bob Cohen. Universal Pictures. Length: 91 minutes. The film is rated R f...
Prayer for aging
by Lora Ann Huff
Someone has said that living a long life is what all of us dream of - but none of us wants to get old. I guess that’s true, and I’m ...
Little-known holiday encourages appreciation of squirrels during winter season
by Stacy Jones
After Christmas, I took down the tree and began getting ready for the next holiday I like to celebrate: Mardi Gras. I put up a wreat...
Upcoming holiday, recent movie return MLK’s vision to forefront
by Stacy Jones
I have walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. I did not walk the distance that Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fe...
Because he lives, we can face tomorrow
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s January again and the last half of the month always brings back memories of the last days of my mother’s life - which actually ...
Mountains remind of God's power
by Lora Ann Huff
January is not the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains – but my husband and I celebrated our 43rd anniversary the day after Chris...
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Gina the Shetland Sheepdog poses after being found by her owners last week after nearly four months on the loose.
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