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Court overturns murder conviction
by Brant Sappington
The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned the capital murder conviction of a Prentiss County man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the beating death of a Thrasher resident. The court has ordered a new trial for Charles David Burleson in the 2010 death of Stephen Holley of Thrasher. Last Thursday the supreme court issued a unanimous ruling overturning Burleson's 2012 conviction on...
Candy Classic gets under way
by Zack Steen
Becky Nelms calls it one of the best community events in Corinth. The associate director of the 36th Annual Candy Classic Memorial Tennis Tournament said she’s happy an event for such a good cause exists in her home town. “It’s great to see our players and sponsors step up to raise money for St. Jude,” said Nelms. The long standing tourney, named in honor of 10-year-old Candy Hammond who lost h...
ACES collects big amount for a...
Alcorn Central Elementary School was ready with change. ACES collected around $680 in coins for t...
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Club kicks off camp in June
Seven weeks of summer fun is all planned out for the Corinth Unit of the Northeast Mississippi Bo...
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Stabbing victim dies
A Corinth man seriously injured in a stabbing last week has died. Michael Decker, who was involve...
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Man driving 118 mph arrested
A Tennessee man is awaiting bond in Alcorn County jail following a Memorial Day weekend traffic s...
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Walnut man dies in wreck
WALNUT — A man was killed during in a Memorial Day weekend wreck on a Tippah County highway. Alex...
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Sports
SEC seeking 'level playin...
by The Associated Press
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive football national championships, resides in some of t...
Warriors try again to clo...
by The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One play. One fall. One bad break. That's all it takes to shift a series and derail a dream season. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors found out...
Titans’ Mariota adapting ...
by Teresa M. Walker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcus Mariota never had to worry about huddling up to call plays at Oregon — he and the Ducks simply glanced to the sideline for what to run next. Now ...
NEMCABB enters silver territory
by H. Lee Smith II
The Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball turns 25 today. In line with the Sliver Anniversary, the annual Al...
SEC agenda includes transfers, camps
by The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference agenda for spring meetings leans heavily toward ensuring other leagues don't have an...
Harden's unique game hard to stop _ and to like
by The Associated Press
HOUSTON -- Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden e...
Hawks' Carroll avoids serious injury
by The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- An MRI on DeMarre Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night's Gam...
Tull 8 shots back after 1-over 73
by H. Lee Smith II
Alex Tull shot a one-over on Wednesday and now sits eight shots off of the lead after the second round of action at the NJCAA Divisi...
Opinion
Do not go gentle
by Rheta Johnson
I don't know exactly what all I feel about Dave Letterman retiring, except old, very old. It's like the first time you realize you're older than Miss America, which seals t...
Legislative candidates pr...
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — Mississippi politicians are gearing up for a busy summer campaign season. One legislative race worth watching is a Democratic primary that pits two incumbent stat...
Can Hillary reverse decli...
by Michael Barone
Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is h...
Obama's hot-air commencement address
by Cal Thomas
I didn't attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail...
The return of Sid Vicious
by Rich Lowry
Charity Navigator should make this an informal rule: If your charity is employing Sidney Blumenthal, it automatically goes on the wa...
Gaming revenues on the decline
by Wyatt Emmerich
Sugar Ditch is broke after 20 years of living the high life. In 2006, river gaming revenues peaked in the river counties at about $1...
Biography offers honest look at the 'senator’s senator'
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In writing a biography of the late U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis, Don H. Thompson – who holds a doctoral degree in forestry...
Huck can beat Hillary
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
I was there in 1993 when Mike Huckabee beat the vaunted Clinton machine in their Arkansas backyard, even as the president pulled all...
Crossroads
Wonderful World
by Lora Ann Huff
Maybe I’m still on my soapbox this week, but after attending awards ceremonies in a county elementary school and then a kindergarten program in our city school, I have come...
‘King of the Blues’ says ...
by Stacy Jones
Last Friday I awoke to sad news on public radio: B.B. King died at the age of 89 at his home in Las Vegas late Thursday night. It had been expected after the announcement o...
Gun Law
by Lora Ann Huff
The trends and news of our day never cease to amaze me. Yesterday on national news I heard there’s a push now to legalize guns on college campuses. In fact, they reported t...
Downtown Corinth living offers observation, interest, vitality
by Stacy Jones
Living downtown and watching the transmutations of a town are akin to residing with a familiar companion and learning the nuances of...
Endless Summer
by Lora Ann Huff
My eyes filled with tears when I read the words on the tote bag in a local store. “We dream of summers that last forever.” The pictu...
Movie remains musical cult classic as it celebrates 35th anniversary
by Stacy Jones
The opening scene of the movie is classic: nighttime breaks into a smoggy morning haze, and the sun rises over the gridded landscape...
Latest Avengers movie has plenty of action
by Terry Burns
Avengers: Age of Ultron, PG-13 ***1/2, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson, Jeremy Renn...
Barnabas
by Lora Ann Huff
Have you ever thought about how, in the grand scheme of things, you would like to be remembered when you’re gone? What do you do tha...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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