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Equipment issue delays new traffic signals
by Jebb Johnston
An equipment problem has delayed activation of the new traffic signals at South Parkway and U.S. Highway 72. The lights had been expected to be in operation by this week. “The wireless signaling device wasn’t functioning correctly and required reordering,” said Johnny Crotts of Cook Coggin Engineers. “MDOT approved the order for a new one earlier this week. We expect two to three weeks for deli...
Parent spearheads school district advisory council
by Zack Steen
BIGGERSVILLE – More than a dozen parents and school staffers gathered inside the Biggersville school cafeteria on Thursday night to learn about the creation of Alcorn County’s first P16 Parent Advisory Council, a Mississippi Department of Education backed group which will soon act as a direct voice of advisement to the Alcorn School District Board of Education. “The P16 Council will be a place ...
Historic flag returns home
by Steve Beavers
The 11th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Flag has returned home. The flag is set to be formally donated to Shiloh National Military Park during a Wednesday, May 4 ceremony at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Chief Park Ranger Stacy Allen and Supervisory Park Ranger Ashley Berry drove over 10 hours to Edwards this week to transport the flag back to the...
Derby party returns to Verandah-Curlee House
by Jebb Johnston
Derby day bowties and hats are coming back to the Verandah-Curlee House. For the first time since 2007, the grounds will host a derby party for the viewing of the Kentucky Derby. It’s set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Supporters of the historic home are bringing the event back as another fundraising opportunity for the ongoing needs of the 1857 structure. “It’s going to be great fun, we hope,” s...
Author shares story of faith
“I cross-stitched a ‘Count it all Joy’ plaque for my bedroom, using yarn to match the colors of t...
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People of the Crossroads — Shi...
A diehard Biggersville Lion, teacher Shiela Duncan has taught English and Spanish at the school f...
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Color Run Fun
Photos by Keith Jackson Crossroads Regional Park was filled with color Saturday as Reconnect 4 Au...
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Police file manslaughter charg...
Police charged a Corinth man with manslaughter on Friday in connection with the Tuesday night sho...
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Student faces felony weapon ch...
A high school student has been charged a day after bringing a weapon to school. Zerek Hurd, 18, o...
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Storm knocks out power
A spring storm system brought hail, flash flooding and power outages to the Corinth area Friday a...
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Pancake breakfast supports kids
Pancakes will still be available on race day. The Corinth Kiwanis Club is making sure. The annual...
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Ride honors fallen soldier
American Legion Post 6 has full day of riding and recognition set for today at the legion hall. T...
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Area school districts hit with...
Area school budgets will be reduced by more than $360,000 following Gov. Phil Bryant’s decision t...
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School lockdown: Weapon found ...
A threat by a Corinth High School student forced the lockdown of the school on Thursday morning. ...
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Fire reported as minor at Burn...
BURNSVILLE – Mississippi Silicon officials are calling the Thursday morning fire at the Tishoming...
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Bill passed to allow 'go-cups'...
State legislatives passed a bill last week which would allow “go-cups” and the creation of a ente...
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Sports
Aggies sweep 1-3A hoops h...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Kossuth Aggies late run in the 2015-16 season gave them their first division title since 2000. It also gave them a sweep of the annual postseason awards in Division 1-3...
Chiefs take MSU’s Jones i...
by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs spent most of the first two days of the NFL draft stockpiling picks, but still found time to fill two of their biggest needs by gr...
Ole Miss to investigate T...
by David Brandt
Laremy Tunsil said enough about Mississippi at the NFL draft for the university to launch an investigation into his time at the school. Now, the former Rebel offensive line...
Local trio bows from softball playoffs
by H. Lee Smith II
Softball on the Alcorn County front came to a close Thursday. Biggersville, Corinth and Kossuth saw their respective seasons come to...
AC claims third straight Region title
by H. Lee Smith II
The Alcorn Central boys’ track team got a pleasant surprise on Saturday. Central left the Class 3A Region Track Meet at Pontotoc Hig...
Tunsil's slide in draft ends with Dolphins' pick
by The Associated Press
MIAMI -- Tackle Laremy Tunsil's surprising slide in the NFL draft ended with the 13th pick Thursday, where he was taken by the Miami...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by Steve Beavers
Rebel Volunteer 4-21-16 Corinthian Inc. 45-19 Family Ties 43-21 Sweeter Than Yoo Hoo 42-22 KLCS 39-25 Just Havin Fun 37-27 Russell’s...
NFL ready to move on from 'Deflategate'
by The Associated Press

CHICAGO — As far as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from "Deflategate." Speaking two da...
Opinion
Dramatic felony voting ac...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order last week that in one stroke of the pen restored the suffrage of 206,000 convicted felons in a state th...
If God is dead ...
by Pat Buchanan
In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ... They are unaware of t...
God and politics
by Cal Thomas
LOUISVILLE – Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year's presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don't seem as concerned a...
National values, not ‘special interests'
by Star Parker
I periodically get mail from folks who find it annoying that anyone pays attention to racial and ethnic differences. Aren't we all A...
Trump is playing a part
by Roger Simon
Donald Trump is living his word. His word often changes. But you can't blame him for that. At the time he is giving his word, he mea...
Trump's narrow window
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Thinks look bleak right now for Ted Cruz. And for Donald Trump. Both will have to pass through a narrow needle to thread their way t...
The working-class meltdown
by Rich Lowry
During an era of headline-grabbing advances in medicine, the United States is experiencing a health cataclysm. The latest straw in t...
The felon vote
by Cal Thomas
Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. Writes The Washin...
Crossroads
Former teacher, friend le...
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, sometimes it is hard to capture in words ...
Warren Williams – a value...
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 has served thousands of folks in our area....
National Library Week bri...
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 previously, the national theme for this week...
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...
Graham's life is true story of faith
by Lora Ann Huff
Lately I’ve read some interesting things about Evangelist Billy Graham and marveled again at what an amazing spiritual leader he has...
Cronkite was a legend who heralded end of objective journalism
by Stacy Jones
In a 2015 article in the online publication ‘The Age,’ writer Jonathan Holmes stated, “Impartial journalism spells death for modern ...
Bill cloaks problems of poverty, lack of education
by Stacy Jones
This past week Mississippi made the national news after Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 into law Tuesday. The bill is al...
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