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Forestry official: Minimal service changes coming with reorganization
by Jebb Johnston
Despite a major reorganization following a reduction in funds, the Mississippi Forestry Commission says Alcorn County will see minimal changes to services, including the fighting of wildfires. Effective July 1, the state agency will consolidate from seven districts to four, and about 75 positions are being eliminated across the state. But Alcorn County is retaining its equipment and firefightin...
Holiday weekend brings new seat belt law
by Jebb Johnston
A new seat belt law will figure into traffic enforcement during the weekend and through Independence Day. Effective Saturday, Mississippi’s seat belt law changes to require not only drivers but also all passengers in a vehicle be restrained. “The new law also applies to unrestrained passengers riding in the cargo area of a pickup truck, which is not permitted,” said Capt. Johnny Poulos of the M...
Toddler drowns in swimming pool
by Jebb Johnston
A 16-month-old Alcorn County resident died in an accidental swimming pool drowning Tuesday morning. Coroner Jay Jones identified the toddler as Easton Dildy of County Road 249 in the Glen area. Jones said it appears the child, along with his twin, got outside the home through a garage door that was partially open. They then went behind the house to the pool, where the child apparently climbed t...
Slugburger Festival celebrates 30 years
by Zack Steen
The Slugburger Festival will celebrate 30 years next month as it pays homage to the deep fried goodness. The three-day event will return to downtown Corinth on July 13-15 and feature entertainment, a pageant, a eating contest, carnival rides and, of course, fresh slugburgers cooked onsite. Main Street Corinth’s summer festival will act as Director Angela Avent’s first major event in her new lea...
Coke Museum opens: New attract...
There was enough memorabilia to transport people of all ages into fondly remembered realms as vis...
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Farmington officials take oath...
FARMINGTON — Two new aldermen were among the officials taking the oath of office during a swearin...
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Sales and tourism tax near fla...
Sales tax and tourism tax results continue to hover around a flat trajectory as the fiscal year h...
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Community needs fundraising 'F...
KOSSUTH — Money is the fuel needed to power FUEL. Kossuth Methodist Church will be launching the ...
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Alcorn man wanted for robbery ...
A Glen man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and other felony charges in Lee County was ...
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Road closures coming with Five...
The second portion of the Five Points intersection upgrade enters the major construction phase in...
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Local church reaches out with ...
See a need — fill a need. One local church takes this philosophy on as a mission and their latest...
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Alliance opens downtown office
“This is for you,” said Clayton Stanley, as he addressed the crowd gathered in front of The Allia...
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Board to
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Several requests for zoning changes will get hearings before the Corinth Board of Mayor and Alder...
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Tourism board approves advance...
The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Board approved a $2,500 advance for the u...
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'Shot of adrenaline' — Bishop ...
A donation of $2,500 from Commerce Bank helped push the E.S. Bishop Park project a little closer ...
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Tishomingo County escapees cau...
IUKA — After a week on the run, two Tishomingo County escaped inmates were caught Tuesday night i...
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Sports
Sports Shorts
by the Daily Corinthian
•The Mississippi Baseball Record Book is once again for sale at $10 a copy. Send checks to Diamonds By Smillie, 3159 Kendrick Road, Corinth, MS, 38834. The book is loaded w...
Coming up Sunday
by the Daily Corinthian
Coming up in Sunday’s Daily Corinthian sports pages we’ll feature a local youth baseball team that recently won the state championship in the 12U division. Included will be...
Rooker wins rare triple c...
by Mississippi State Sports Information
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The first Southeastern Conference player to ever surpass 20 home runs, 30 doubles and 75 RBIs in a single season, Brent Rooker has claimed the SEC tripl...
Ole Miss basketball 2017 non-league opponents
by ole miss sports information
Date Opponent Nov. 10 Louisiana Nov. 13 Eastern Kentucky Nov. 17 Georgia State Nov. 20 vs. Utah (MGM Grand Main Event, Las Vegas) No...
Sports Shorts
by the Daily Corinthian
•The Mississippi Baseball Record Book is once again for sale at $10 a copy. Send checks to Diamonds By Smillie, 3159 Kendrick Road, ...
Scoreboard
by the Daily Corinthian
(Tuesday, June 27) NEMCABB Summer Baseball Championships (@ New Albany, Ms.) Kossuth 9 Caledonia 3 Ripley 4 Kossuth 3 (*Tigers score...
Local Schedule
by the Daily Corinthian
Friday, August 11 HS Football *Several local teams will be involved in jamboree action. Friday, August 18 HS Football/Opening Week C...
Opinion
Give states power over Ob...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
From Senator Mike Lee comes an important and impressive idea: Give states the right to opt out completely from the replacement for Obamacare that is currently pending befor...
A Democratic blind spot o...
by Rich Lowry
How much do Democrats really want to defeat Donald Trump? It's worth asking in the wake of the latest Democratic failure to notch an electoral victory for the resistance, t...
Look at the real cost of ...
by Star Parker
The number of Americans enrolled in Medicaid has increased from 29 million in 1990 to 73 million today -- an increase of 252 percent over a period when the nation's populat...
Real scandal is overspending
by Cal Thomas
Is there anyone who can point to the "Affordable Care Act" (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for ...
Neighbors ‘up north’ take a different approach
by Charlie Mitchell
The Mississippi Legislature reduced funding for community colleges, causing an upsurge in the cost of attendance. Lawmakers in Tenne...
Navy is critical to national security
by Sen. Roger Wicker
The Navy’s new requirement for a 355-ship battle fleet has earned the attention of Congress. As chairmen of the congressional subcom...
Mississippi LGBT law faces more court scrutiny
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi is in for a long court fight over constitutional questions about its law dealing with religious objection...
The outlook after the special elections
by Michael Barone
The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged De...
Crossroads
Beloved poem encourages f...
by Lora Ann Huff
This week I was flipping through a book of poems written by Helen Steiner Rice and published in 1976 by Guideposts. One particular poem jumped out at me because the words s...
Sometimes you just have t...
by Lora Ann Huff
…So what do you do when you’re headed toward the top of a hill on a narrow street and read the sign that says “Dead End” – and you’re pulling a 16’ livestock trailer and yo...
Organizing, packing light...
by Stacy Jones
One of the most exciting parts of a trip is the journey; however, one of the most difficult parts is the packing. It starts for me, of course, with a detailed list of items...
Passing on the old ways
by Lora Ann Huff
The other day I pinned two thick bath towels on my outdoor clothesline since my load of laundry was too much for the clothes dryer. ...
Beloved hymn has a special meaning
by Lora Ann Huff
Don’t you wonder at times about the origin of some of the old hymns of the Christian church? What event or thoughts brought the writ...
There is a purpose to life
by Lora Ann Huff
Most of us have had those days or moments when we see what some call the “circle of life” and wondered what it all means – what’s th...
Neighborhood theater operator presides over local movie scene
by Stacy Jones
Some people enjoy just going to the movies, but not Rene Brunet. Owner of the Prytania Theater, Louisiana’s only single-screen movie...
Going green in 2017
by Lora Ann Huff
Readers have probably heard the story about the older woman’s encounter with a young grocery store clerk who was promoting the reusa...
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