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County looks at budget challenges
by Jebb Johnston
County supervisors put their heads together on the budget this week, looking for answers in a challenging year for finances. With a third of the budget year elapsed, the board reviewed where each department stands during a budget work session. “Everything is running pretty good except a few key areas,” such as 911 and garbage collection, said Chancery Clerk Greg Younger. Much of the discussion ...
Ash Wednesday begins journey
by Steve Beavers
First United Methodist Church began its Lenten journey to Easter on Ash Wednesday. The Lenten Luncheon series – sponsored by the First United Methodist Women – kicked off the Lent season at the Weaver Center. Five more luncheons will be held each Wednesday until Easter. Half of the six events are scheduled for the Weaver Center at Refreshments, Inc. while work is done to replace flooring at the...
FBI investigating school bomb ...
IUKA — Authorities say the FBI and the Office of Homeland Security are investigating phone bomb t...
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Agencies to give away pine see...
Agencies are combining to put people in the planting mood. The Mississippi State Extension Servic...
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43 Havis’ kids will make Disne...
They aren’t done yet. The Corinth-Alcorn County Special Needs Kids still have some work to do bef...
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Volunteers sought for Addie’s ...
Vibrant orange bows will fill the cafeteria of Corinth Middle School on Saturday as volunteers jo...
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Battle of the Banks set for Fe...
Local banks are in for some healthy competition as they prepare for their upcoming Battle of the ...
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Sports
Hodum surpasses scoring m...
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- All was not lost in a doubleheader setback. On a night Kossuth was swept for the sixth straight time, Kossuth’s Rick Hodum eclipsed another milestone in points. ...
Lady Bears, Lady Lions cl...
by H. Lee Smith II
Half of Alcorn County came away happy in a road venture. Both Alcorn Central and Biggersville traveled to Union County for their next-to-last contests of the regular season...
Rebel football cited in 1...
by David Brandt
Mississippi's football program was cited by the NCAA in nearly half of the 28 rules violations levied against the school in the Notice of Allegations the university recentl...
Super Bowl MVP awaits financial reward
by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO -- On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller's docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princ...
Central sweeps rival in final 1-3A contests
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- The Alcorn Central boys survived to claim the No. 2 seed in Division 1-3A. The Booneville Blue Devils also came out a big...
Lions earn top seed, Lady Lions No. 2
by H. Lee Smith II
Biggersville claimed one and finished shy of another. The Lions completed their run following a triple-overtime loss at Jumpertown t...
Central sweeps on Senior Night
by H. Lee Smith II
GLEN -- Alcorn Central made the most of Senior Night, sweeping Hickory Flat on Friday. It also proved to be a longer celebration, as...
Kossuth drops fourth straight twinbill
by H. Lee Smith II
Back-to-back trips to Tippah County didn’t help Kossuth’s cause. One night after falling at Ripley, the Lady Aggies and Aggies were ...
Opinion
History shapes New Hampsh...
by Michael Barone
Benning Wentworth is not a name you'll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to establish the political culture – or cult...
The Remainderman
by Pat Buchanan
Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new all-time record. And Marco Rubio exceeded...
Recent steps toward priso...
by Sid Salter
A quick fact – Mississippi has a rate of incarceration that sees 1,120 inmates jailed per 100,000 of the state’s 3 million residents. That dwarfs the U.S incarceration rate...
Don't discount Donald Trump
by Rich Lowry
Donald Trump's loss in Iowa wasn't just a victory for conservatives, but a loss for the mogul's routinely low and dishonest style of...
The failure of multiculturalism
by Cal Thomas
Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only f...
Two crowns, one gas mask show Mississippi complexity
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — Two of Mary Ann Mobley's dazzling crowns sat delicately on a shelf. The doe-eyed beauty won the smaller, golden-hued crown...
One thing can keep Trump from victory
by Roger Simon
They hate him; they really hate him. Donald Trump is not the golden boy he thought he was. He thought he could build an invincible c...
No firewall for Clinton
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
As Hillary Clinton underwhelms in Iowa, barely eking out of a tie with Bernie Sanders – a thought that would have been ridiculous si...
Crossroads
Corinth Library has many ...
by By Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
January has turned out to be colder than we expected, but that’s just the perfect time for dipping into a good novel. Just grab a big blanket and a warm drink – we’ll take ...
The iconic ‘day the music...
Fifty-seven years ago this week, the end of an era occurred. Some might even say that it was “the day the music died,” as singer Don McLean crooned in his song “American Pi...
A good question: 'Who is ...
by Lora Ann Huff
Several years ago a friend shared a story with me that continues to stick in my mind. I used it in my column back then and most of you have heard the story elsewhere, but I...
A sad true story about what happened in Benghazi
by Terry Burns
Thirteen Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, R, *****, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Director Michael Bay, ...
Hateful Eight brings classic Tarantino darkness
by Terry Burns
The Hateful Eight, ****1/2, R rated, Double Feature Films, 167 Minutes, Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern. I am usu...
Mothers are truly special, amazing people to treasure, enjoy
by Lora Ann Huff
Why do kids expect mothers to be such exceptional people? Maybe we are taught that by the way mothers react to meet needs or repair ...
New TN state test measures preparation for post-secondary success
by Stacy Jones
Get ready for new state tests in English and math, Tennessee—but without that anxiety that may traditionally accompany the word “tes...
'Revenant' offers frontier adventure on film
by Terry Burns
The Revenant, R, ***** 156 minutes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Director Alexandro, New Regency Pictures. This film is excellent, ...
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