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Man driving 118 mph arrested
by Zack Steen
A Tennessee man is awaiting bond in Alcorn County jail following a Memorial Day weekend traffic stop. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Ray Hall, Michael B. Johnson, 35, of Endville, Tennessee was stopped Sunday on U.S. 72 in Alcorn County for traveling at a high rate of speed. “Troopers clocked the driver going 118 mph in a 65-mph zone,” said Hall. After a brief in...
Walnut man dies in wreck
by Zack Steen
WALNUT — A man was killed during in a Memorial Day weekend wreck on a Tippah County highway. Alex Rayhe “Bubba” Wilbanks, 22, of Walnut, died as a result of a one-vehicle wreck on Sunday. The Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated 124 wrecks involving two fatalities and 33 injuries on highways statewide. A 17-year-old girl died Sunday in Tate County after her vehicle left the roadway and colli...
Packed days set for Verandah-C...
The Verandah-Curlee House is ready to greet the public once again. Closed to general visitation f...
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Timms memorial reaps rewards
Organizers of the 2nd Annual Tom Timms Memorial Golf Tournament have reason to celebrate as this ...
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Shiloh program features youth
SHILOH, Tenn. – On Memorial Day as rain fell on the hallowed ground of Shiloh National Military P...
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World War II took man's hero
Ray Bennett never got to meet his hero. U.S. Army Corporal Elbert Prentiss Bennett of Marietta wa...
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Trent Kelly: National defense ...
District Attorney Trent Kelly is campaigning on issues of national defense and the economy as the...
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Sports
NEMCABB enters silver ter...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball turns 25 today. In line with the Sliver Anniversary, the annual All-Star showcase continues its expansion ...
SEC agenda includes trans...
by The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference agenda for spring meetings leans heavily toward ensuring other leagues don't have any competitive advantage, either from sat...
Harden's unique game hard...
by The Associated Press
HOUSTON -- Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and pla...
Hawks' Carroll avoids serious injury
by The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- An MRI on DeMarre Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night's Gam...
Tull 8 shots back after 1-over 73
by H. Lee Smith II
Alex Tull shot a one-over on Wednesday and now sits eight shots off of the lead after the second round of action at the NJCAA Divisi...
Howard unsure if he can play in Game 2
by The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has a sprained left knee and is unsure whether he'll be able to play against...
Goodell wants to hear directly from Brady
by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback...
Tull 2 shots back after first round
by H. Lee Smith II
Alex Tull is part of a log jam. The Northeast Mississippi Community College freshman is among a group of three golfers two shots bac...
Opinion
Obama's hot-air commencem...
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. I didn't want to listen to a boring sp...
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 watch list. The ethical controversies arou...
Gaming revenues on the de...
by Wyatt Emmerich
Sugar Ditch is broke after 20 years of living the high life. In 2006, river gaming revenues peaked in the river counties at about $1.7 billion. Now it’s under a billion. Th...
Biography offers honest look at the 'senator’s senator'
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In writing a biography of the late U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis, Don H. Thompson – who holds a doctoral degree in forestry...
Huck can beat Hillary
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
I was there in 1993 when Mike Huckabee beat the vaunted Clinton machine in their Arkansas backyard, even as the president pulled all...
The false god of politics
by Cal Thomas
If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is tr...
Wright has her act together
by Wyatt Emmerich
Carey Wright, Mississippi’s superintendent for eduction, has her act together. If all the students in Mississippi were as smart as s...
The two-point-something campaign
by Michael Barone
This spring it seems as if there have been two-point-something Republican presidential candidacy announcements per week. And, since ...
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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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