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Koon receives state award
by Steve Beavers
An Alcorn Career and Technology Center counselor has been named the state's best. Jennifer Koon was awarded the 2015 Mississippi ACTE Career Guidance Award. Koon, a high school CTE counselor the past 13 years, represented Mississippi in the ACTE Excellence Awards program at the ACTE Region IV Conference in New Orleans earlier this month. "I have always been fortunate to work with people who sup...
Green flag set to wave on new racing season
by Zack Steen
GLEN – Buddy is back. After a 18 year absence, Buddy Ayers is returning to North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway. Drivers are set to fire their engines on a new season of racing at 7 p.m. Saturday night. Ayers, who originally built the speedway located off U.S. Highway 72 in 1993, has been leasing the high banked oval during his time away from the track. Now he is back at the helm as track prom...
Reenactment of Rienzi Battle s...
History will be resurrected as re-enactors, under the direction of the 3rd Tennessee Calvary and ...
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Expert shares reality of drug ...
Who knew that heroin (chemical name diacetylmorphine) was introduced by the Bayer company in 1898...
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Bids unsealed on demolition of...
Contractors entered a wide range of bids on the proposed demolition of the Wurlitzer building and...
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Bill provides teacher pay incr...
Mississippi gets an “A” in its recent rewarding of public school teachers. Gov. Phil Bryant signe...
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Board questions use of school ...
The use of four school buses to shuttle Brantley Gilbert concert goers from a satellite parking l...
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Sports
Corinth completes rally w...
by H. Lee Smith II
Gentry’s William Ross had a 4-for-4 night at the plate in Thursday’s Class 4A playoff game with Corinth. His big out on the bases ended Game One at Jesse Bynum Field. After...
Corinth rolls past Yazoo ...
by H. Lee Smith II
After winning three straight Division 1-4A games to even get into the playoffs, the Corinth Lady Warriors had little trouble in their opener on Thursday. Corinth used just ...
Dampeer out as McNairy Ce...
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. – McNairy Central will be searching for a new football coach for next season. Coach Charlie Dampeer will not have his contract renewed after this school year ...
Baseball
Wednesday’s Game Corinth 7, Tish County 3 Tish Co. 100 010 1 -- 3 6 4 Corinth 202 021 x -- 7 2 4 WP: Quade Reaves. Multiple Hits: No...
SEC's pitchers having banner season
by David Brandt
Now more than ever, the key to success in the Southeastern Conference is pitching. The league has the lowest ERA in the country, and...
Grizzlies want to keep home edge
by The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies are happy to be back in Memphis, where they finished the regular season by winning a franchise-recor...
KHS repeats in Division 1-3A
by H. Lee Smith II
BELMONT -- In the driver’s seat following a 4-3 win over Mooreville last week, the Kossuth Lady Aggies arrived at their destination....
Prep Baseball
Tuesday’s Scores Kossuth 2, North Pontotoc 0 Booneville 6, Central 2 Thrasher 18, Biggerville 0 Tish County @ Corinth, late Monday’s...
Opinion
Congressman's tragic deat...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE —  Politics has always been – and will likely always be – a full-contact sport and in no venue is that more evident than in the South. Some of my earliest politi...
Obamacare creates guinea ...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Obamacare has signed up 8 million people. Democrats are breathing a sign of relief, but their trials have only just begun. Now a large swath of America will experience firs...
The high cost of liberali...
by Thomas Sowell
Income inequality has long been one of the liberals' favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year. If nothing else, it is ...
When government looks more like foe than friend
by Ben Carson
The Cliven Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the peo...
Send troops to Ukraine
by Dick Morris
Do our treaty commitments mean anything? Are they worth the paper upon which they are written? In 1994, President Clinton, British P...
The beat of Bishop Castle
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
RYE, Colo. -- There are different drummers, and then there are different drummers. Jim Bishop has been marching to a really strange ...
The high cost of liberalism
by Thomas Sowell
Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisi...
School funding divides Cochran, McDaniel
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON -- How large a role should the federal government have in educating American children? It's a politically sensitive question...
Crossroads
Repairman blessed to be i...
by The Back Porch-Lora Ann Huff
His shop door is open each weekday morning around eight o’clock. He’s open for business whether he has several customers or just one or two. Ralph Hurley has run a lawn mow...
Country ‘poor’ belongs in...
by Lora Ann Huff
Driving through an area where large new houses were being built only a few feet apart, I made the comment to my husband I couldn’t be paid to live in such a tightly fit nei...
Wenasoga native recounts ...
by The Back Porch
What was life like in Alcorn County 100 years ago? We’ve heard the stories passed down from our parents and grandparents and read short-story accounts of local history, but...
The Back Porch: Children learn from 'heroes in faith'
by Lora Ann Huff
Listening to part of a message by Dr. Charles Stanley last weekend brought back memories I cherish from my childhood and growing-up ...
Avengers activate abilities to save the world
by Terry Burns
Avengers activate abilities to save the world The Avengers, PG-13, ****, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemswor...
The Back Porch: Mothers not always perfect, but Someone it
by Lora Ann Huff
Well known author and Bible teacher, Beth Moore, said recently if you think you are one who “has it all together,” just have childre...
The Back Porch: Confessing some burdens only to God
by Lora Ann Huff
Everybody’s writing a book these days. Seems every time I turn the TV on, someone is being interviewed because their new book is hit...
History of family tree in a nutshell
by Ryland Bruhwiler
When I headed up to Selmer for my appointment at a local hair salon last week, I got more than a new “do.” I got a lesson in local h...
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Kossuth Elementary School second grader Brayde Mitchell gets ready for next month's Candy Classic. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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