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KHS ranks fourth in the state, Alcorn Central gets first A rating
by Zack Steen
Consistency may be key for two local high school’s recent academic success. The Alcorn School District’s Alcorn Central High School and Kossuth High School each received “A” accountability grades from the Mississippi Department of Education on Thursday, and school leaders are enthusiastic. ACHS principal Brandon Quinn and KHS principal Travis Smith have each been at the helm of their school for...
Schools see big success in latest state ratings
by Zack Steen
Three Alcorn County schools received top grades on the latest state accountability ratings, and one is ranked among the best. The Mississippi Department of Education released letter grades for schools and districts based on the state’s A-F accountability system on Thursday. Kossuth High School is ranked as the fourth best high school in the state, according to MDE. Kossuth improved from a “B” i...
Weekend walk brings meaning and hope

by L.A. Story
TUPELO — The Out of the Darkness Walk takes it name seriously because that is precisely what participants set out to do — end the darkness of suicide and bring about the light of awareness and hope. The Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk will begin with registration at 12 p.m. Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Tupelo. Registration is free, but donations are welcomed. “Donations ar...
Man charged in vehicle theft
by Zack Steen
A Tennessee man has been arrested for the theft of a vehicle from an Alcorn County used car lot. Sheriff Ben Caldwell said 25-year-old Michael Anthony Smith of Henning, Tenn., was arrested and charged with felony taking of a motor vehicle along with mutilation of motor vehicle identification number. Deputies responded to Wholesale Used Cars on County Road 200 on Monday night regarding a vehicle...
U.S. Marshals seek area fugitive
A man known to frequent the Corinth area is wanted by U.S. Marshals. Patrick Dillon Butler, a 24-...
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City, county split on hospital...
Corinth alderman and Alcorn County supervisors are at odds on a hospital board appointment. The A...
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Fired up: Memorial bricks to h...
Crossroads Museum is offering the community the opportunity to purchase a memorial brick to be pl...
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People of the Crossroads - Wes...
Wesley Wilbanks celebrates two things in October: his third anniversary as a Corinth firefighter ...
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Man shot in Meigg Street area

A 25-year-old Corinth man was taken to Magnolia Regional Health Center after he was shot while wa...
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Pursuit results in fatal crash
Authorities are awaiting official identification of a suspect who died Sunday when his vehicle bu...
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Corinth legends: Cemetery tour...
The stories of eight historic Corinthians will come alive later this month when the second annual...
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Displaced Heritage festival se...
IUKA — Even a hurricane could not stop this festival. After being displaced from its traditional ...
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City closes Tate Street bridge
The City of Corinth is looking at options after closing a bridge on a busy street over the weeken...
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County school board OKs 3 bus ...
The county school district needs new school buses more than ever.
 Alcorn School District Superin...
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Miss Ole Miss: CHS grad electe...
OXFORD — She put her heart into something unexpected and it paid off. Corinth native, and 2014 Co...
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Support group hosts breast can...
When one is at one’s most afraid, there could possibly be no support more valuable than from thos...
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Sports
Area Roundup
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Three area high school volleyball teams started Thursday evening still alive in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs. When the dust settled only Alcorn Central remained st...
Sports Shorts
by the Daily Corinthian
Michie Firehouse 5K The Michie Firehouse 5K and Community Walk will take place Saturday, October 21 starting at 9 a.m. at the Michie Fire Department at 5725 Hwy. 22 South. ...
Northeast travels to Holmes for rare Saturday game
by Northeast Sports Information
GOODMAN, Miss. - The Northeast Mississippi Community College football program is working towards its first weekend matchup in two ye...
Scoreboard
by the Daily Corinthian
Thursday, October 19 HS Volleyball/MHSAA Playoffs 1st Round @ Glen Alcorn Central 3 St. Joe’s 0 AC 25 25 25 SJ 17 20 15 (Assists) La...
Local Schedule
by the Daily Corinthian
Thursday, October 19 HS Volleyball Playoffs/1st Round Corinth @ Lafayette County, 6 St. Joe’s @ Alcorn Central, 5 Kossuth @ St. Andr...
MSU Faces Nebraska For Hurricane Victims
by Mississippi State Sports Information
STARKVILLE, Miss. — NCAA officials have agreed to grant waivers to college basketball teams wanting to play an extra exhibition game...
Opinion
Prevention requires a lot...
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Most of us believe in prevention but we don't always practice it. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure we've heard before. The best way to keep a car healthy is ...
Johnny Carson is greater ...
by Rich Lowry
Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn't care about losing Republican viewers....
Insurgent candidates can ...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
As he appeared at President Trump's side on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell derided conservative insurgent candidates for the Senate saying that they might w...
Is war with Iran inevitable?
by Pat Buchanan
With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on th...
Trump makes timely appeal to evangelicals
by Star Parker
President Trump addressed this year's annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. He is the first sitting U.S. president to do s...
Voting Rights Act had a down side, too
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD  —A case the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term illustrates what happens when good intentions go bad. The case is from ...
Pence may be Trump's best asset
by Cal Thomas
If a metaphor could be used for this White House, it might be a two-sided coin with President Trump the head and Vice President Mike...
Wicker praises Trump as '18 Senate race approaches
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON (AP) — Facing a potential Republican primary battle in 2018, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi is stepping up his praise...
Crossroads
Mississippi school board’...
by Stacy Jones
In the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the main characters, Atticus Finch, offers guidance to his daughter, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, about the n...
We're in danger of repeat...
by Lora Ann Huff
Hearing the continuation of frightening threats of war and disunity in the news this week reminded me of a clipping my mother-in-law saved from a newspaper around 1965. The...
Rocker’s reported death u...
by Stacy Jones
The immediacy of technology is, on one hand, an asset. We can stay in touch with family and friends at lightning speed. It allows for interaction in real-time, as well as q...
Thinking about Las Vegas
by Lora Ann Huff
With all the sorrow in our world and all the constant unrest among groups of people, it’s quite easy to become discouraged. The news...
Educators’ responsibility is to teach students, not safeguard from violence
by Stacy Jones
This week I viewed a story on the evening news that disturbed me. No matter what restrictions—or lack of restraints—that one believe...
Children have a way with words
by Lora Ann Huff
A friend sent me some stories and comments made by children, and although I’ve shared some of them before, I thought we needed a smi...
Public education is vital to the success of our students
by Stacy Jones
I spent this week at a meeting in Nashville reviewing end-of-course assessment items for Tennessee’s state department of education. ...
A house and a home are different things
by Lora Ann Huff
Many years ago my Home Economics teacher at Alcorn Central High School marked me for life. Mrs. Lorene Dean stressed over and over t...
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