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Some jails give unauthorized leave to inmates
by Associated Press
JACKSON — Some Mississippi sheriffs have given unauthorized passes to state inmates to temporarily leave custody for unacceptable reasons, the head of the state prison system says. Alcorn County was one of several counties cited. Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher told The Clarion-Ledger that a convicted sex offender, 33-year-old Jason Rush, got two rides home from Quitman County deputies...
County opposes inmate labor cuts
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Monday in opposition to a Mississippi Department of Corrections plan to close the Joint State County Work Program. Alcorn County is one of 30 in the program, which provides state inmates to perform labor such as working on garbage trucks and to work for organizations such as the animal shelter and park. The county typically has 60 to 70...
Wallace joins veterans service
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved the hiring of Stephen N. Wallace as a v...
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Fair to encourage healthy habits
Encouraging healthy habits at an early age, the Alcorn Career and Technology Center’s Health Scie...
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Purple Heart monument arrives
Veterans Louis Harris and Jerry Eaton were all smiles. Their goal of honoring fellow veterans is ...
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Inspiration, fun highlight Coc...
Aaron Rogers had plans to participate in his first Corinth Coca-Classic 10K. Those intentions see...
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From Tamales to the Skies
At 83, James Anthony “Tony” Ferguson Sr. has stories to tell. He enjoys sharing memories of a lon...
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Sports
Warriors' Stephen Curry v...
by The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. -- His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried. He had felt this way in the past — when he barely received any scholarship...
Freeze gets firsthand tas...
by The Associated Press
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Hugh Freeze knows a little something about speed and about NASCAR. The Mississippi football coach uses NASCAR terms to describe the various tempos of his...
Donovan says goodbye, Flo...
by The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's search to replace basketball coach Billy Donovan began weeks -- really months -- ago. The Gators have been collecting information on potentia...
1st-time winners highlight 34th 10K
by H. Lee Smith II
It was more the final kick than beginner’s luck for Stanley Boen. Boen, racing in his first Corinth Coca-Cola Classic 10K, overtook ...
Softball Playoffs
Class 3A Kossuth 13, South Pontotoc 0 South Pontotoc 1, Kossuth 0 (South Pontotoc wins series 2-1) Monday Class 1A Smithville @ Bigg...
American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby
by The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Brilliant but untested, American Pharoah was put to a fight in the Kentucky Derby and won. Sent off as the 5-2 fa...
Central claims North tennis title
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central is the lone Class 3A tennis team still alive in the North. The Bears and Lady Bears claimed the North Half championsh...
Aggies sweep, softball teams drop openers
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth made short work of Humphreys County again and has a North Half semifinal date against a Division 1-3A foe. Fresh off a 19-0 ...
Opinion
The anti-Charlie Hebdo fi...
by Rich Lowry
If there is any group of people on the planet that should feel solidarity with the slain editors of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it is writers. Appropriatel...
Defining poverty is key t...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – I wrote recently about that fact that both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio launched their presidential bids talking about income inequality...
Paul right to demand repo...
by Michael Barone
It was sort of inevitable that on his first day of campaigning as an announced candidate for president earlier this month, Rand Paul would be asked whether he supported a b...
Continue to exercise the voting privilege
by Ben Carson
I grew up in Detroit, in an environment where one was supposed to be Democrat and where people constantly told me that Republicans w...
Defending traditional marriage in America
by Star Parker
The late Judge Robert Bork wrote prophetically in 2004 that the only viable option left for protecting the institution of traditiona...
Another signpost on the road to destruction
by Cal Thomas
When future historians analyze the decline of America they need look no further than the trivialities increasingly occupying our tim...
Hillary and Brian slide down the ladder
by Roger Simon
Who, or even whom, do you trust? A) Brian Williams B) Hillary Clinton Both are important public figures. Both have been accused of d...
A U.S.-Russia war over Ukraine?
by Pat Buchanan
"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?" This jolting question...
Crossroads
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 that will give folks a reason to look back ...
“Chitlin’ Circuit King” B...
by Stacy Jones
On Saturday I plan to see Mississippi blues musician Bobby Rush in concert. Although, it’s not my first time to see Rush, I’m willing to bet that not all Mississippians kno...
Disappearing Delta juke j...
by Stacy Jones
American literary and jazz critic Albert Murray said the following of the juke joint: “The juke joint, the honky tonk, and the ballroom also represent one more thing, anthr...
Dented Bucket
by Lora Ann Huff
Several years ago a friend forwarded a story that might in some way help our thought process when it comes to some of the things we ...
Two liars try to discover their iniquities
by Terry Burns
True Story, R, ***1/2 James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Director Rupert Goold, Regency Enterprises, Length 100 minutes. Mich...
Life and death of Lincoln assassin 150 years ago offers fascination
by Stacy Jones
This week public radio has featured stories of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. To my recollection, the man who shot Lincoln in t...
Friendship
by Lora Ann Huff
A friend since college days sent an e-mail devotional this week about the importance of having special friends in our lives – maybe ...
Time keeps on slipping into the future
by Terry Burns
Danny Collins, R, *****Plus, Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Glselle, Giselle Eise...
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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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