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Coach dies in accident
by Brant Sappington
WHEELER — Wheeler High School boys basketball coach Wesley McKay was remembered this week as a dedicated mentor and friend. McKay was killed Friday after he was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross a highway on foot in Hampton, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. The collision remains under investigation. The coach was preparing to begin his first season at the helm of the Wheeler high scho...
County proposes shelter contract
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors is proposing a contract with the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter that would require the acceptance of any animals brought by Alcorn County residents. Along with the contract would come an increase in funding from $25,000 in fiscal 2014 to $30,000 in fiscal 2015, with the additional $5,000 payable within the first 60 days of the contract to offset the expense...
County reappoints arena chairman
Alcorn County supervisors acted on a couple of board appointments on Tuesday. The board agreed to...
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Awareness group plans fundraiser
Ending the Shame, a local awareness group, is once again partnering with Grandma’s Iron Skillet K...
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Showcase spotlights talent
Music will fill the air at Martha's Menu as Lisa Lambert brings her third Songwriter's Showcase t...
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Two die when boat hits moored ...
TISHOMINGO COUNTY — A fatal late night accident on the Tennessee-Tom Waterway resulted in the dea...
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Suspected truck thief apprehended
Alcorn County investigators have captured a suspect believed to be linked to at least two truck t...
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Sports
Ole Miss looks to improve...
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze likes his four running backs, praising them for their depth, toughness and versatility. Now, he says, all they need is a little room...
Struggling Braves' offens...
by The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers. "You feel like ...
Idaho, Florida working on...
by The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida expects to know what will happen with its postponed season opener in the next two days. The Gators don't need nearly as much time to decide wha...
New Site, Tishomingo Co. roll past county foes
by H. Lee Smith II
New Site needed 51 points to dispatch of Biggersville last season. Friday night in the Lions’ Den, the Royals tacked on 11 more and ...
Mississippi St. bullies Southern Miss
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott threw for a career-high 284 yards and four touchdowns, including two to De'Runnya Wilson, and Mississippi...
Sims starts, Alabama beats WVU
by Ralph D. Russo
ATLANTA -- Blake Sims was good enough in his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. ...
Baldwyn, Walnut prevail in rivalries
by H. Lee Smith II
BALDWYN -- Willie and Mickey weren’t in Baldwyn on Thursday. But the Duke was. Duke Upshaw tallied four touchdowns, including a 99-y...
Warriors looking for revenge
by H. Lee Smith II
When you post a 10-2 mark, there’s no much room for revenge the next go around. Corinth will get that chance when it travels to face...
Opinion
Nine years later, Katrina...
by Sid Salter
Mississippi communities are rejoicing over the fact that Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Disaster Loan Program debts are being forgiven by the federal governm...
Irresponsible choices
by Thomas Sowell
The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove." Sinc...
Book takes fresh look at ...
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON -- The book is called "A New History of Mississippi," and a new approach is what Dennis Mitchell wanted when he wrote it. The professor at Mississippi State Univers...
Warren Buffett betrays America
by Rich Lowry
It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn't l...
Scotland's future hangs in balance
by Cal Thomas
"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." – Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland – For A...
Has Hillary ever been right?
by Pat Buchanan
Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy? The valkyrie of the Democ...
Obama’s segue from constructive tax proposals
by Michael Barone
“The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets.” T...
Hillary’s doomed if she is Obama’s third term
by Roger Simon
When Barack Obama was first elected president, he asked David Axelrod to leave Chicago and come to the White House with him. Axelrod...
Crossroads
Little ones demonstrate t...
by Lora Ann Huff
“What’s this?” Grandson Hayden asked as he reached to pick up the round, black thing on our bedside table. I laughed and said, “That’s an alarm clock.” “You mean Popaw actu...
Gritty writer elicits tru...
by Stacy Jones
He’s probably not a writer that most students read in school. Likely, his choice of language and overt themes would prevent his work from being required reading—at least un...
A house divided just cann...
by Gary Andrews
Each time I have heard the president give his State of the Union address, Congress sits divided according to their political persuasion. I have never seen anything differen...
‘When The Game Stands Tall’ ranks as ‘must see’
by Terry Burns
“What’s It All About, Alfie?” “When The Game Stands Tall,” PG, *****Plus, Jim Caviezel, Alexander Lindwig, Michael Chikis, Laura Der...
Holocaust survivor continues campaigning for human rights at 90
by Stacy Jones
If it were not for the events surrounding a well-publicized news story, Hedy Epstein, who turned 90 years old August 15, might not h...
Quiet Zone
by Lora Ann Huff
My ole soap box has been resting in the corner but has occasionally cried out to have a word or two. I had decided against sharing m...
Perfect World Turns Out Not so Perfect
by Terry Burns
The Giver, PG-13, ***, Brenton Thwaiting, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Strep. Walden Media. Director Phillip Noyce. Length 94 minutes. “The G...
Do you know what an aphorism is?
by Gary Andrews
Are you familiar with the word aphorism? Webster’s dictionary defines it as: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clev...
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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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