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Silicon facility makes progress
by Zack Steen
BURNSVILLE – Construction crews at the future site of the Mississippi Silicon in Burnsville have been busy in recent weeks. “We are making good progress on construction so far,” said David Tuten, president of the Mississippi-based high-tech company. “We are on track for our expected startup in the second half of 2015.” Earthwork was completed in July on the $200 million project at the Northeast...
Ceremony honors famous sheriff
by Steve Beavers
LAWTON, Tenn. – Supporters of the man who "walked tall" gathered near where he was killed Thursday. They were there to remember one of McNairy County's true legends. Former McNairy County Sheriff Buford Pusser was recalled as a national hero by the ones who spoke on the 40th anniversary of his tragic death. Pusser died August 21, 1974 from injuries sustained after his Corvette slammed into an e...
N. Madison gets facelift
Improvements to North Madison Street are set to begin early in the coming week. The street depart...
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Absentee voting off to fast start
Absentee voting is off to a fast start in the city. Since opening absentee voting two weeks ago f...
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Shelter plans efforts to reduc...
Unwanted animals continue to be a big problem in Alcorn County. “We are not making progress in re...
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City leaders make budget requests
Corinth aldermen began digging deeper into the budget for fiscal 2015 Wednesday morning in a meet...
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Cab driver seeks justice for m...
William "Billy" Burress wants to stir things up. The Liberty Cab Service driver doesn't want the ...
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Sports
Softball complex opens today
by H. Lee Smith II
The third time is a charm for the Corinth High School softball program. The slow-pitch version, which debuted in the fall of 1991, will officially open its third home this ...
SEC takes steps to improv...
by The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- All 14 Southeastern Conference members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums, the league said. The changes resulted...
Kelly's follow-up exam sh...
by The Associated Press
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer. An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the f...
Lady Aggies left looking for first win
by H. Lee Smith II
SALTILLO -- Kossuth High School left Saltillo still looking for its first softball win of the season. The Lady Aggies also left plen...
Braves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win
by The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH -- Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the...
Backup QB: Marshall will win Heisman
by The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's backup quarterback predicts Nick Marshall will win the Heisman Trophy this season. Jeremy Johnson expresses...
Lady Warriors off to 3-0 start
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth High School will take a perfect record into its new home debut on Thursday. Corinth claimed a pair of wins on Saturday at th...
North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway
by H. Lee Smith II
Racing was a no go two weeks ago the North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway due to thunderstorms. This past Saturday, racing returned...
Opinion
The media and the mob
by Thomas Sowell
Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We...
Is the Ferguson nightmare...
by Roger Simon
Could it be that our long national nightmare is just beginning? Could it be that after decade upon decade of refusing to address the cost of racism in America, the bill has...
Forgetting the meaning of...
by Ben Carson
Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to p...
Free Rick Perry
by Rich Lowry
It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perr...
Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Missouri
by Cal Thomas
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by Eu...
2015 forecast: No merging from the political right lane
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – While legal precedent and political realities suggest that state Sen. Chris McDaniel faces an exceedingly slim chance o...
Random thoughts on the passing scene
by Thomas Sowell
I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and i...
Whatever you do, don’t shoot a writer
by Rheta Johnson
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — I’ve met some brave people in my life: survivors of war, politics, natural disasters -- and one heroic woman...
Crossroads
Perfect World Turns Out N...
by Terry Burns
The Giver, PG-13, ***, Brenton Thwaiting, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Strep. Walden Media. Director Phillip Noyce. Length 94 minutes. “The Giver” film is based on a book by Lois Lo...
Do you know what an aphor...
by Gary Andrews
Are you familiar with the word aphorism? Webster’s dictionary defines it as: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clever observation or a general truth. One a...
Watch Your Words
by Lora Ann Huff
How long has it been since you heard someone call another person a wench? Probably a long time. I remember when I was growing up hearing someone say something about “that o...
Legendary screen seductress leaves behind classic filmography
by Stacy Jones
There was no doubt: after her first appearance in To Have and Have Not in 1944, everyone knew how to whistle. That classic scene sti...
‘A Most Wanted Man’: An edge-of-your-seats yarn
by Terry Burns
“A Most Wanted Man,” PG-13, ****, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Defoe, Homayoun Ershadi. Potboiler Pr...
Know where you are going; Know where you have been
by Gary Andrews
I overheard someone say that, “to know where you are going you need to know where you have been.” I believe this is a true statement...
Travel affords valuable education unobtainable elsewhere
by Stacy Jones
Mark Twain writes in the The Innocents Abroad that “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our pe...
CT-A’s ‘Hairspray’ brings race, rock ’n’ roll, spirit
by Stacy Jones
When I landed a role in the upcoming Corinth Theatre-Arts production of “Hairspray,” I felt like a fraud. At the time of auditions i...
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Recent photos from the Crossroads
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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