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NAACP readies Freedom Fund banquet
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County NAACP Branch is inviting the community to take part in the food, fun and fellowship of the annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The chapter’s main fundraiser is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Easom Community Center. “I think it’s going to be one to remember,” said J.C. Hill, a member of the banquet committee. “Being at Easom this year, it’s going to give people a chance to see the facil...
Students work on siege lines trail
by Jebb Johnston
Raking fresh mulch onto the walking trail of a Union siege lines site, Corinth students continued a project to make one of the city’s historic properties more accessible. About 10 youths worked on the project Saturday morning at the site on the southeast corner of Mississippi Highway 2 and North Polk Street. The National Park Foundation awarded a Park Stewards Grant for the project. “A lot of p...
Walk for Life raises funds for...
Supporters of the Oasis Medical Center gathered to champion choosing life on Saturday. The 21st a...
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Rienzi considers law enforceme...
RIENZI — Alcorn County’s southernmost municipality is looking for a way to give its residents the...
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Sales tax issue dead for now
Corinth’s push to increase local sales tax has hit a roadblock. District 1 Rep. Lester “Bubba” Ca...
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County school board acts on st...
The board members of the Alcorn School District approved several retirements and resignations thi...
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Music club hosts ballet perfor...
Ending on a high note, the Corinth Music Club will present its final Mid-Morning Performance of t...
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Sports
Corinth wins 10th straight
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth banged out 17 hits, including four doubles, as the Lady Warriors took a 10-3 win over host Booneville on Friday. The Lady Warriors, which had last night’s key Divis...
Battle for 2nd, 3rd heats...
by H. Lee Smith II
While Belmont locked up the Division 1-3A title with a sweep of Kossuth, including a 17-inning 13-7 win on Wednesday, four teams are left battling for the final two playoff...
Bryant goes 0 for 4 with ...
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family me...
Corinth clubs garner 4 top awards
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth boys and girls basketball teams held their own at the recent postseason meeting of Division 1-4A coaches. The two squads...
NFL reinstates Peterson from suspension
by The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next ...
Grizzlies trying to get healthy for series
by The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger insists he's not protecting or hiding Mike Conley or Tony Allen. He said both are hur...
Price leads NE into State Tournament
by Blake D. Long
Reid Price wielded a winning record for the second consecutive campaign. He went 4-3 as a sophomore and compiled an overall regular ...
Hernandez convicted, sentenced to life
by The Associated Press
FALL RIVER, Mass. -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in ...
Opinion
Natchez is an incredible ...
by Wyatt Emmerich
Had it really been 30 years since I last went to the Natchez Pilgrimage? Worse, my wife Ginny had never been. Fortunately, my 18-year-old son John has some tourism aptitude...
A time for national action
by Ben Carson
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Action Network's (NAN) 17th annual national convention in New York City. NAN is one of the leading civil rights or...
Be careful what you wish ...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Despite the objections of skilled attorney Jim Keith and the Better Schools, Better Jobs group to a prior column pointing out that one Hinds County judge usurp...
Away from the spring break hordes
by Rheta Johnson
FRONT ROYAL, Va. – It must have been a harried parent trying to cope while youngsters protested a long drive who invented that car g...
Carly Fiorina, a woman of accomplishment
by Cal Thomas
When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon. ...
The new inquisition
by Thomas Sowell
How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But ho...
It's a good time to live in Mississippi
by Wyatt Emmerich
April is under way and it’s a good time to live in Mississippi. The temperature is perfect and it’s inspiring to see nature’s annual...
Hillary is new and improved
by Roger Simon
Most of us get only one chance to make a first impression. But Hillary Clinton gets as many chances as she wants. She has invented h...
Crossroads
Life and death of Lincoln...
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 the Ford Theatre 150 years ago this week ...
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 one, maybe two or three – who stick clos...
Time keeps on slipping in...
by Terry Burns
Danny Collins, R, *****Plus, Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Glselle, Giselle Eisenberg. Director Dan Fogelman. Big Indie ...
Easter Memories
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s Easter again and, as always, my mind is flooded with memories of times past. I’ve shared before about the many reasons I love s...
Teaching profession sometimes involves skill of juggling
by Stacy Jones
I say for those who do not know: teaching is work. This week has been especially taxing for me as a teacher. I told someone that I’m...
Movie just doesn't make the cut
by Terry Burns
Get Hard, R, * 1/2 Stars. Will Farrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T Nelson, Alison Brie. Director Ethan Cohen. Warner Brothers. Length 100 m...
April Fool’s celebrates new year for Mom and ancient calendar
by Stacy Jones
Wednesday will be a fun day for me. It is my mother’s 83rd birthday. And, of course, it is also April Fool’s Day. I have always love...
‘The Gunman’ keeps you on the edge of your seat
by Terry Burns
“The Gunman,” R, *****, Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Director Pierre Morel, Anton Capital Entertainment, Length 115 min...
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Collin Dildy joined an illustrious group when he bowled a perfect game at Plaza Lanes. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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