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Event tells Contraband Camp story
by Jebb Johnston
Numerous people gathered Friday morning to trace the steps to freedom birthed by Corinth’s contraband camp. Park Ranger Tom Parson talked visitors through the camp’s history, an emerging story in recent years for many Corinthians who had never before heard of a contraband camp and its role in the Civil War. Among those walking through the historic site was Larry Lugar, the sculptor who created ...
Sales tax collections post gains
by Jebb Johnston
Sales tax collections generally rose across northeast Mississippi in the latest reported month. Seven of 11 area municipalities posted gains as collections across the state rose almost 3 percent. Collections in Corinth rose slightly — about half of 1 percent — during the month compared to a year ago. The city received $447,540.65 at mid-April, reflecting sales activity in local establishments d...
Library volunteers join in Wor...
Volunteers at the Northeast Regional Library are devoting their time and efforts to improving lit...
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Trike-a-Thon supports St. Jude
Wheeler Grove Learning Center hosted their 8th Annual St. Jude Trike-A-Thon on Thursday. The lear...
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Corinth native pens new novel
Best selling Kindle author J.E. "James" Gurley continues to whet the public's appetite when it co...
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OBC presents annual passion play
Storylines change through the years. Jesus Christ is the one constant. Oakland Baptist Church beg...
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School district expecting fund...
The Corinth School District is on track for a state funding increase for the next school year. Wi...
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Sports
Warriors win third straig...
by H. Lee Smith II
Three years back in Class 4A and three Division Tournament titles. Corinth claimed its third consecutive Division 1-4A title on Wednesday, carding a 323 at Shiloh Ridge Ath...
Aggies qualify for state ...
by H. Lee Smith II
Booneville bounced back, while Kossuth repeated last year’s feat. The Blue Devils claimed the Division 1-3A Golf Tournament championship on Wednesday, beating out Kossuth b...
Softball
Northeast 3, Holmes 2 Game 1 @ Booneville Holmes 000 200 0 -- 2 9 1 NE 001 020 x -- 3 8 1 WP: Chelsea Buntin (9-11). LP: Katie Johnston (6-11). Multiple Hits: (H) Michelle ...
Kossuth serves up first-round winner
by H. Lee Smith II
First it rained. Then Kossuth High School reigned. Kossuth claimed five of seven matches on Tuesday, dispatching of North Pontotoc i...
CHS blanks rival Kossuth
by H. Lee Smith II
McKenzie Patterson tossed a four-hit shutout and Anna Kayte Webb and Colby Cox homered as Corinth blanked rival Kossuth 8-0 in a mak...
Prep Baseball
Corinth 8, Itawamba 3 Mooreville 5, Central 4, 9 inn. Corinth 8, Itawamba 3 Itawamba 100 100 1 -- 3 10 4 Corinth 021 122 x -- 8 4 2 ...
Local action washed out
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth’s opening round match with North Pontotoc was pushed back a day due to rain. The Division 1-3A champions will now face the D...
ICC’s Anderson named to NJCAA All-American team
by Adam Gore
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Alex Anderson was recently named National Junior College Athletic Association (...
Opinion
The stupid hounding of Co...
by Rich Lowry
If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accou...
Watch out for Chicken Lit...
by Cal Thomas
The cult centered on "global warming" alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show "climate change" barely register...
NED's chickens come home ...
by Patrick Buchanan
When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Empire an "evil empire," the phrase reflected his conviction that while the East-West struggle was indeed a global geostrategic conflic...
Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat
by Cal Thomas
Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: "1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their p...
Recovering America's exceptionalism
by Ben Carson
In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French historian, came to America to study our nation. Europeans and others were fascinat...
What would Reagan do?
by Pat Buchanan
President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as...
The equal-pay canard
by Rich Lowry
To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies and the "equal pay" statistic. The factoid that wom...
Kerry's Middle East folly
by Cal Thomas
After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secreta...
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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