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Bill provides teacher pay increase
by Steve Beavers
Mississippi gets an “A” in its recent rewarding of public school teachers. Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday giving teachers a $2,500 pay increase over the next two years. Teachers will also still receive their normal annual raises. “I am extremely excited teachers are getting a state-funded pay increase,” said Corinth District Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress. “It has been seven or eight ...
Board questions use of school buses
by Zack Steen
The use of four school buses to shuttle Brantley Gilbert concert goers from a satellite parking lot to the Crossroads Arena is being questioned. Alcorn School District Board Member Carroll Morton addressed the issue at Monday's board of education meeting. “I would like to not do this anymore ... especially with such a short notice,” said Morton. “The event was for profit. The arena is for profi...
Annual senior class production...
Corinth High School seniors will hit the stage this week for their annual Follies talent and vari...
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Confederate holiday to be obse...
Confederate soldiers lost during the Civil War will be remembered this weekend during the Confede...
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Dramatized talk headlines Cont...
Taking the stage together in 1863, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass tackl...
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Man run over by train, killed
Police are investigating why a Corinth man was lying across railroad tracks Monday night, resulti...
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House fire was controlled burn
Black smoke billowed high into the sky, drawing curious spectators like moths to lights at night....
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Sports
Grizzlies want to keep ho...
by The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies are happy to be back in Memphis, where they finished the regular season by winning a franchise-record 14 straight games. They brought home-c...
KHS repeats in Division 1-3A
by H. Lee Smith II
BELMONT -- In the driver’s seat following a 4-3 win over Mooreville last week, the Kossuth Lady Aggies arrived at their destination. Kossuth defended its Division 1-3A Fast...
Prep Baseball
Tuesday’s Scores Kossuth 2, North Pontotoc 0 Booneville 6, Central 2 Thrasher 18, Biggerville 0 Tish County @ Corinth, late Monday’s Game Corinth 6, Tish County 0 @ Iuka Co...
Kossuth advances to tennis semifinal
by H. Lee Smith II
Cleveland East Side had a Sklar White, but it was Kossuth that was “Breaking Bad.” The Division 1-3A champions knocked off the Divis...
Biggersville rolls at Division 1-1A meet
by H. Lee Smith II
Biggersville had a field day on the track and field. The Lions and Lady Lions rolled to a pair of championships at the Division 1-1A...
Prep Softball
Kossuth 13, Central 3 Kossuth 041 331 1 -- 13 16 2 Central 002 001 0 -- 3 7 2 WP: Kristen Devers (5-4). LP: Delanie Brown. Multiple ...
Central sweeps 1-3A track meet
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central kept up its record-setting season when it counted the most. In the first of three steps to the Class 3A State Meet, L...
Lady Aggies control 1-3A destiny
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- Kossuth got the win, but more importantly, by the right margin. Kossuth broke a tie with a two-run sixth and kept Moorevi...
Opinion
When government looks mor...
by Ben Carson
The Cliven Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government. The Bundys appea...
Send troops to Ukraine
by Dick Morris
Do our treaty commitments mean anything? Are they worth the paper upon which they are written? In 1994, President Clinton, British Prime Minister Major, Russian President Y...
The beat of Bishop Castle
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
RYE, Colo. -- There are different drummers, and then there are different drummers. Jim Bishop has been marching to a really strange one for four decades now, building a cas...
The high cost of liberalism
by Thomas Sowell
Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisi...
School funding divides Cochran, McDaniel
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON -- How large a role should the federal government have in educating American children? It's a politically sensitive question...
Nationalism, not NATO, is our great ally
by Pat Buchanan
With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of Ea...
The stupid hounding of Condi Rice
by Rich Lowry
If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it...
Watch out for Chicken Little science
by Cal Thomas
The cult centered on "global warming" alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and pol...
Crossroads
Repairman blessed to be i...
by The Back Porch-Lora Ann Huff
His shop door is open each weekday morning around eight o’clock. He’s open for business whether he has several customers or just one or two. Ralph Hurley has run a lawn mow...
Country ‘poor’ belongs in...
by Lora Ann Huff
Driving through an area where large new houses were being built only a few feet apart, I made the comment to my husband I couldn’t be paid to live in such a tightly fit nei...
Wenasoga native recounts ...
by The Back Porch
What was life like in Alcorn County 100 years ago? We’ve heard the stories passed down from our parents and grandparents and read short-story accounts of local history, but...
The Back Porch: Children learn from 'heroes in faith'
by Lora Ann Huff
Listening to part of a message by Dr. Charles Stanley last weekend brought back memories I cherish from my childhood and growing-up ...
Avengers activate abilities to save the world
by Terry Burns
Avengers activate abilities to save the world The Avengers, PG-13, ****, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemswor...
The Back Porch: Mothers not always perfect, but Someone it
by Lora Ann Huff
Well known author and Bible teacher, Beth Moore, said recently if you think you are one who “has it all together,” just have childre...
The Back Porch: Confessing some burdens only to God
by Lora Ann Huff
Everybody’s writing a book these days. Seems every time I turn the TV on, someone is being interviewed because their new book is hit...
History of family tree in a nutshell
by Ryland Bruhwiler
When I headed up to Selmer for my appointment at a local hair salon last week, I got more than a new “do.” I got a lesson in local h...
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Kossuth Elementary School second grader Brayde Mitchell gets ready for next month's Candy Classic. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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