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Local lawmakers weigh in on budget
by Zack Steen
Lawmakers were back in Jackson this week passing a state budget bill which will allow Gov. Phil Bryant (R) to pull $60 million from Mississippi’s rainy day fund, marking the second dip into the fund this year. The special session saw the Senate easily pass the legislation, while House members spent more time bickering about the bill’s consequences before passing it as well. As passed, Senate Bi...
Campers enjoy hands-on learning
by Steve Beavers
School is out for the summer, but learning has never stopped. The temporary break hasn’t slowed close to 50 children from learning while doing at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Camp (STEM) this week. “This has been a great thing for kids to do and they love it,” said camp coordinator Stacy Brooks. “It has all been hands-on and the they love it.” On Wednesday, four groups of Pre-K...
Vandals strike airport
by Kimberly Shelton
In an effort to deter further destruction, Corinth-Alcorn County Airport Manager Donna Briggs is speaking out following a recent act of vandalism at the Roscoe Turner Airfield. The incident occurred somewhere between Sunday night and early Monday morning after the airport received an unwelcome visitor to its runway. “We believe the person(s) responsible came through the hog wire on the west sid...
Jobless rate rises
by Jebb Johnston
County unemployment rates across the state rose in May with Alcorn County going back over the 5 percent mark at 5.4 percent. The rate rose from 4.5 percent in April but fared better than the year-ago rate of 6.1 percent and is half the rate from five years ago, when the county was at 10.8 percent. The county ranked 11th among the state’s 82. Mississippi posted a jobless rate of 6 percent for th...
Tuba player hitting right note...
A two-year member of the prestigious Mississippi All-State Lions Band, Jared Moore, 18, of Glen h...
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People of the Crossroads – Jas...
After running a seafood truck in Birmingham, Ala. for three years, Jason Burcham has brought his ...
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Firefighters respond to small ...
Kimberly-Clark is cleaning up after a fire that apparently resulted from roof work. Four Corinth ...
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Man bites police officer; face...
A 23-year-old Corinth man faces a felony assault charge after he bit the arm of a Corinth police ...
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Board recommends sign approval
The Corinth Board of Adjustment is recommending approval of a variance for a pole-mounted busines...
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Uprooted tree knocks out service
An uprooted tree in Crossroads Regional Park knocked out service for countless AT&T customers. AT...
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FBC to host Community Fourth o...
FARMINGTON – A local church is planning an even bigger spectacle and the community is invited. Th...
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People of the Crossroads: Beth...
“I love coaching cheer – everything about it,” said Beth James, early childhood education teacher...
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Several arrested in drug probe
The Corinth Narcotics Unit made four arrests stemming from investigation of alleged drug activity...
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Students enjoy summer fun
Kossuth and Alcorn Central elementary school students recently had fun at the Alcorn School Distr...
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Jacinto set for July 4 festival
While the Jacinto Festival often hangs its hat on notoriety for political speaking, this off-year...
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Kindergartners fare well on as...
Local kindergarteners are ready to enter the first grade, according to the latest round of test r...
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Sports
Cowboys' McClain gets 10-...
by The Associated Press
IRVING, Texas — Linebacker Rolando McClain was suspended 10 games Thursday for his second violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy in as many years, leaving the Dallas...
NEMCC athletes earn acade...
by Blake D. Long
Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency. T...
Loss aside, teacher revel...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon? Or merely for the ...
Colts give Luck $140M contract extension


by The Associated Press
Andrew Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers ...
Pat Summitt, winningest D1 coach, dies

by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding...
CWS, swimming on collision course
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. --The College World Series and U.S. swimming trials have coexisted nicely this week. That might not be the case if Omaha...
Ryan, coach and master of defense, dies at 85


by The Associated Press
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive ...
AC claims NEMCABB Regional
by H. Lee Smith II
Turns out pitching and defense are keys to victory in the "off season". A month-and-a-half after being eliminated from the Class 3A ...
Opinion
A vote for self-government
by Rich Lowry
Democracy is too important to be left to the people. That is the global elite's collective reaction to Britain's vote to exit the European Union, which is being portrayed a...
A disastrous court decisi...
by Star Parker
The Supreme Court's decision, striking down the Texas abortion law signed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, is but the latest example of the lost, confused, sick nation we ha...
Call me what you want
by Roger Simon
Elizabeth Warren has blown it. In just one speech this week, she may have ended any chance she had to become Hillary Clinton's running mate. When the two took the stage at ...
After Brexit, a Trump path to victory
by Pat Buchanan
Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While...
Kris' birthday coming down
by Rheta Johnson
FISHTRAP HOLLOW – As soon as the heat dropped below 90 degrees one recent late afternoon – about 7 o'clock, really – I moved the CD ...
The fraud goes on
by Thomas Sowell
Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from t...
Britain to EU: Good riddance
by Cal Thomas
Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomera...
Learn from 1964 Klan murder case
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – After 52 years, the announcement of the closing of the investigation of the murders of three civil rights workers in Ne...
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Things I never expected t...
by Lora Ann Huff
In the past I heard my parents act with surprise and sometimes disgust at things that happened and comment, “I never thought I would live to see the day…” Now I find myself...
Packing for travel is dif...
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing this column, I should be packing, getting ready for a vacation in San Francisco. For someone who loves to travel, I ought to be better at packing—although,...
Wisdom comes with age
by Lora Ann Huff
Don’t we learn a lot as we grow older and realize life is harder than we thought it would be when we launched on our journey? Everything does not flow like the story book t...
Annual Washington Youth Trip Offers Valuable Experience
by Stacy Jones
Every June since the late 1950s, almost 50,000 rising high school seniors across America have had the opportunity to participate in ...
Does anyone remember Lewis Grizzard?
by Mark Boehler
Does anyone else miss Lewis Gizzard, one of the greatest humor newspaper columnists who ever lived? On a trip to South Georgia a cou...
God's love is the answer
by Lora Ann Huff
As all the scenes of pain and sorrow have filled the TV screen since the weekend, I keep remembering all the other times in past yea...
Balance of busyness and idleness increase brain power, productivity
by Stacy Jones
According to an NPR story from last week, “busy people” tend to retain sharper memory as they age. If that tidbit is true, then I sh...
Americans should pause to remember the fallen
by Lora Ann Huff
Spring is fading and it’s time for Memorial Day again, the day when we Americans should pause and remember those who, throughout our...
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