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Court overturns murder conviction
by Brant Sappington
The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned the capital murder conviction of a Prentiss County man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the beating death of a Thrasher resident. The court has ordered a new trial for Charles David Burleson in the 2010 death of Stephen Holley of Thrasher. Last Thursday the supreme court issued a unanimous ruling overturning Burleson's 2012 conviction on...
Candy Classic gets under way
by Zack Steen
Becky Nelms calls it one of the best community events in Corinth. The associate director of the 36th Annual Candy Classic Memorial Tennis Tournament said she’s happy an event for such a good cause exists in her home town. “It’s great to see our players and sponsors step up to raise money for St. Jude,” said Nelms. The long standing tourney, named in honor of 10-year-old Candy Hammond who lost h...
ACES collects big amount for a...
Alcorn Central Elementary School was ready with change. ACES collected around $680 in coins for t...
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Club kicks off camp in June
Seven weeks of summer fun is all planned out for the Corinth Unit of the Northeast Mississippi Bo...
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Stabbing victim dies
A Corinth man seriously injured in a stabbing last week has died. Michael Decker, who was involve...
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Man driving 118 mph arrested
A Tennessee man is awaiting bond in Alcorn County jail following a Memorial Day weekend traffic s...
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Walnut man dies in wreck
WALNUT — A man was killed during in a Memorial Day weekend wreck on a Tippah County highway. Alex...
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Sports
SEC to 'substantially' in...
by The Associated Press
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004. Now, a decade later, those penalties are going up...
Things to know: NCAA base...
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- The NCAA baseball tournament starts Friday with regionals. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World S...
Blatter: FIFA to regain s...
by The Associated Press
ZURICH -- While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top officials on Wednesday by insisting it sh...
SEC seeking 'level playing field'
by The Associated Press
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive football nati...
Warriors try again to close out Rockets
by The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One play. One fall. One bad break. That's all it takes to shift a series and derail a dream season. Stephen Curry...
Titans’ Mariota adapting to huddle, plays
by Teresa M. Walker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcus Mariota never had to worry about huddling up to call plays at Oregon — he and the Ducks simply glanced to...
NEMCABB enters silver territory
by H. Lee Smith II
The Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball turns 25 today. In line with the Sliver Anniversary, the annual Al...
SEC agenda includes transfers, camps
by The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference agenda for spring meetings leans heavily toward ensuring other leagues don't have an...
Opinion
Our next Mideast war – Syria
by Pat Buchanan
Jeb Bush has spent time debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq. When he figures it out, hopefully, our would-be presi...
Democrat’s rewrite of MAE...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – After a long period of seeming political inaction, Democrats in the Mississippi House of Representatives are beginning to push back against the Republican majo...
Scott Walker's problem of...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Being outside of Washington, D.C., is usually an advantage for a presidential aspirant as he confronts the crowded field of potential Republican candidates. Away from the t...
Do not go gentle
by Rheta Johnson
I don't know exactly what all I feel about Dave Letterman retiring, except old, very old. It's like the first time you realize you'r...
Legislative candidates prep for August primaries
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — Mississippi politicians are gearing up for a busy summer campaign season. One legislative race worth watching is a Democra...
Can Hillary reverse decline in Democratic turnout?
by Michael Barone
Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gea...
Obama's hot-air commencement address
by Cal Thomas
I didn't attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail...
The return of Sid Vicious
by Rich Lowry
Charity Navigator should make this an informal rule: If your charity is employing Sidney Blumenthal, it automatically goes on the wa...
Crossroads
Wonderful World
by Lora Ann Huff
Maybe I’m still on my soapbox this week, but after attending awards ceremonies in a county elementary school and then a kindergarten program in our city school, I have come...
‘King of the Blues’ says ...
by Stacy Jones
Last Friday I awoke to sad news on public radio: B.B. King died at the age of 89 at his home in Las Vegas late Thursday night. It had been expected after the announcement o...
Gun Law
by Lora Ann Huff
The trends and news of our day never cease to amaze me. Yesterday on national news I heard there’s a push now to legalize guns on college campuses. In fact, they reported t...
Downtown Corinth living offers observation, interest, vitality
by Stacy Jones
Living downtown and watching the transmutations of a town are akin to residing with a familiar companion and learning the nuances of...
Endless Summer
by Lora Ann Huff
My eyes filled with tears when I read the words on the tote bag in a local store. “We dream of summers that last forever.” The pictu...
Movie remains musical cult classic as it celebrates 35th anniversary
by Stacy Jones
The opening scene of the movie is classic: nighttime breaks into a smoggy morning haze, and the sun rises over the gridded landscape...
Latest Avengers movie has plenty of action
by Terry Burns
Avengers: Age of Ultron, PG-13 ***1/2, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson, Jeremy Renn...
Barnabas
by Lora Ann Huff
Have you ever thought about how, in the grand scheme of things, you would like to be remembered when you’re gone? What do you do tha...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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