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City leaders discuss goals at planning retreat
by Jebb Johnston
Goals such as creating a community splash pad and sprucing up the Highway 72 corridor came to the table as the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen spent some time thinking about the future. The board recently convened for a planning retreat at a Pickwick cabin with Joe Fratesi, project director with the John C. Stennis Institute of Government. A similar session was held in 2013. A common trait ...
County district anticipates budget savings
by Zack Steen
The Alcorn School District anticipates finishing out the upcoming school year $130,183 to the good. Director of Finance Kimberly Woodard presented the final proposed 2017 fiscal year budget to the Board of Education on Thursday. Woodard said the budget will include revenues of $28,812,163 and expenditures of $28,681,980. “The proposed budget is a planning tool that we use to measure and monitor...
Ribbon cutting set for KES auditorium
by Steve Beavers
KOSSUTH – Phase 1 is complete. The Kossuth Elementary School auditorium is ready to be unveiled. The public will get a chance to view work completed on the auditorium on Monday, Aug. 1 during a 5:30 ribbon cutting. “I am overwhelmed with the beauty,” said Anthia Follin-King, a member of the committee formed to raise funds for the renovations. “We have been able to finish this all in a summer … ...
Dance Academy is holding registration
by Kimberly Shelton
Twirling and leaping their way into a new season, Turning Pointe Dance Academy is currently accepting new students. The dance studio is holding Fall registration for ballet, jazz pointe, lyrical, acro and hip-hop as well as private and competitive lessons. Daytime classes for home school groups and adults are also available. “We register for classes year-round, but those wishing to participate ...
People of the Crossroads – Mar...
For more than 26 years Martha Parson has worked as office manager for Little Properties, Inc. Dur...
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Back to School: Alcorn Central...
GLEN — High school senior traditions are alive and well in Alcorn County. Biggersville High Schoo...
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Corinth man dies in Hwy. 72 wreck
A Corinth man died in a single-vehicle vehicle crash Thursday afternoon after his truck went down...
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Mississippi sales tax holiday ...
Last-minute back-to-school shopping comes with a break on sales tax for clothing during Friday an...
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Annual School Prayer Walk returns
With the humble faith of a mustard seed, residents will gather in prayer on Saturday. Lifting the...
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KES receives WiFi Internet grant
Kossuth Elementary School may become the first Alcorn County school to offer state-of-the-art wir...
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People of the Crossroads: Lisa...
As a business owner and licensed manicurist and pedicurist, to say Lisa Green is a work workaholi...
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Sister counties to unite in ge...
BOONEVILLE – Sister counties will unite in genealogy for the 2016 Old Tishomingo County Genealogy...
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Bids for street upgrades unsealed
Cook Coggin Engineers unsealed bids Tuesday for the city’s Meigg Street sidewalk and lighting pro...
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Project gives sense of accompl...
Sharing Hearts had the assembly line going. Participants and volunteers of the non-profit center ...
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District approves policy changes
The number of credits required for graduation for incoming Corinth High School students is increa...
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Artist will make a stop at Piz...
Bringing his signature sound and honest storytelling, award-winning songwriter Bryan Hayes is com...
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Sports
Walker opens with 65 at s...
by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal T...
Gordon returns from 80-ga...
by The Associated Press
MIAMI -- Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes — bats, gloves, sh...
Panthers look to buck tre...
by The Associated Press
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Ron Rivera is a student of history, which is why he has been quick to address the elephant in the Carolina Panthers locker room. The two-time NFL Coach...
EMCC to be featured in Netflix documentary


by EMCC Sports Information
SCOOBA – Three-time NJCAA national champion East Mississippi Community College will be featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary s...
New Cubs closer arrives to a mixed reaction


by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't re...
Mickelson not close to being over British Open


by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British ...
NFL adds game-day concussion protocol


by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline fo...
NFL's 1st female official felt pressure

by STEPHEN HAWKINS
IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas was never hit by the pressure of being the first woman to be a full-time NFL game official until after ...
Opinion
Will Putin get a Pulitzer?
by Pat Buchanan
Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies...
One good week or bust: Th...
by Roger Simon
Hillary Clinton has never felt that lucky. Bill Clinton has always been the lucky one of the pair. If Bill had been the Titanic, the iceberg would have sunk. But now, after...
As somebody once said
by Rheta Johnson
Another heartfelt and original speech from the Republican National Convention, this one delivered by Donald J. Trump himself. Fourscore and seven weeks ago, our followers b...
Black votes matter
by Thomas Sowell
Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, give...
What's ‘making America one again' about?
by Michael Barone
"Make America One Again." That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. In the welter of analys...
Cause and effect
by Cal Thomas
In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philoso...
H.B. 1523 makes a sturdy stump for politics
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD – In 1994 former Attorney General Mike Moore laid out a plan to force tobacco companies to reimburse Mississippi the cost of ...
Is America ready for a disruptive president?
by Michael Barone
Disruptive. That's a good word to describe Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, and to describe the sometimes-ramshackle Republica...
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Retirement is hard work
by Lora Ann Huff
“Your phone number?” the man in the business office asked; my husband answered the question. “And do you have a work phone?” “No, we’re both retired,” came my husband’s rep...
Approach to First Lady’s ...
by Stacy Jones
Tuesday night America witnessed history. Not only was it the first time that a former president spoke in support of his wife as a presidential candidate, but it also marked...
Focus on the positive asp...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other night I was trying to watch some of the political convention and got so depressed, I started flipping channels and stopped on a program where Kevin Leman was bein...
Political plagiarism denial offers instructional opportunity
by Stacy Jones
This week provided an ideal teaching moment to share with students when school resumes in a couple of weeks. For that tidbit, I can ...
Empty nest leaves room for new adventure
by Lora Ann Huff
Many area parents are getting ready to send kids off to college next month, and if their youngest is “moving out,” they may be getti...
Mississippi Civil War deserter makes for captivating narrative
by Stacy Jones
In the novel ‘Requiem for a Nun,’ Mississippi author William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Like many...
Bennett and Williams were right about ‘City by the Bay’
by Stacy Jones
Two of my favorite cities in the world are New York and New Orleans. I’ve been to the former three times and to the latter over twen...
May our God always bless, keep America!
by Lora Ann Huff
Last Sunday night I got a call asking me to go to Ramer, Tenn., on Monday morning to watch two of my grandchildren in the Fourth of ...
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