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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
Locals headed to district...
by H. Lee Smith II
Six area youngsters shot their way into the district round. Anna Greene, Adriana Gwyn, Allison Greene, Hayden Konnor Williams, Brady Talley and Austin Barnes moved onto the...
Summers leads Ole Miss pa...
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- The offensive possession was not what Mississippi wanted, with Jarvis Summers dribbling aimlessly beyond the 3-point line with no real plan or direction. As the s...
USM: 2 basketball players...
by David Brandt
Southern Mississippi says that two of its men's basketball players have been ruled ineligible as the university continues its joint investigation with the NCAA related to p...
Maness claims weekly soccer honor
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 ...
Corinth, Kossuth split Tuesday tilts
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...
Soccer: CHS hosting second round
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 t...
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...
Opinion
GOP abortion bill: Right ...
by Cal Thomas
As thousands descended on Washington last week for the annual "March for Life," the Republican House of Representatives was busy watering down an antiabortion bill that res...
Are today's millennials a...
by Michael Barone
Public policymakers and political pundits tend to focus on problems – understandably, because if things are going right they aren't thought to need attention. Yet positive ...
The Persians are coming
by Pat Buchanan
"The Iranians are on the march," warned John McCain Sunday. "Iran is building a new Persian Empire," echoed Col. Ralph Peters. So alarmed is Speaker Boehner, he invited Bib...
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 knowledg...
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 towar...
What's the alternative to funding education?
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 ...
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...
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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