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Younger gets win; Ross is reelected
by Zack Steen
Greg Younger’s bid for the Chancery Clerk position wasn’t so close this time. Younger lost by just 98 votes to incumbent Bobby Marolt four years ago. Tuesday night he took a commanding victory by snatching almost 54 percent of the vote to become Alcorn County’s new Chancery Clerk. “It’s going to be a tough job – I’m not going to lie about that,” said Younger. “Our county is in a difficult situa...
Jones wins coroner; turnout drops
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones won a second term Tuesday in a primary election that drew a lower voter turnout than four years ago. A neck-and-neck race for Jones with Ron Strom came down to the tabulation of absentee ballots. Jones finished with 4,467 votes (51.22 percent) to Strom’s 4,251. “I am relieved,” said Jones. “It was a close race, and it was also a close race last time between me an...
Judges move to Nov. 3; constab...
Johnny Butler and Landon Tucker will go at it again on Aug. 25. The two Democrat candidates for C...
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Several runoffs for supervisor...
Affidavit ballots will determine whether Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ross makes it to a runof...
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Sheriff’s race is too close to...
Too close to call. Three Democrat candidates were still standing in the Alcorn County Sheriff’s r...
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Mitchell is new superintendent
The Alcorn School District has a new leader. Longtime Kossuth High School principal Larry B. Mitc...
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1st-time challenger heads to r...
IUKA — It was a long Tuesday night as ballot boxes slowly rolled into the Tishomingo County Court...
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Sports
Dombrowski out as Tigers'...
by Noah Trister
DETROIT — Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an aft...
South Carolina newcomers ...
by Pete Iacobelli
COLUMBIA, S.C. — New defensive tackle Ulric Jones can't wait to make an impact at South Carolina. And he's not the only one as the Gamecocks open practice Tuesday. Jones, a...
Pryor more confident of s...
by Tom Withers
BEREA, Ohio — Terrelle Pryor took the handoff, set his feet and unloaded a deep pass that fluttered, floated and somehow landed in Travis Benjamin's hands for a touchdown. ...
SEC spares no expense in hiring coordinators
by John Zenor
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban and his staff always devote some offseason time to studying new offensive and defensive ...
Oher not a big fan of 'The Blind Side'
by Steve Reed
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — When people first meet Michael Oher naturally they want to ask him about the 2009 hit movie "The Blind Side," wh...
Aggies, Lions expected big turnout
by H. Lee Smith II
A little more for the maroons. Kossuth High School and Biggersville High School will open preseason football camp on Monday in prepa...
Warriors open preseason camp Monday
by H. Lee Smith II
By this time next week, Doug Jones will be preparing for Corinth High School’s Black and Red Scrimmage. But first things, first. Jon...
Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole...
Opinion
Asymmetry between the two...
by Michael Barone
As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political partie...
Now the Turks are all in
by Pat Buchanan
All through the Cold War, the Turks were among America's most reliable allies. After World War II, when Stalin encroached upon Turkey and Greece, Harry Truman came to the r...
Sprawling Google litigati...
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood professes pride in the number of large corporations that he's gone after as Mississippi's chief legal officer. But the sprawling Google ...
Killing Cecil
by Rich Lowry
"Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter." – African proverb On the ledger o...
The core of heritage is emotion
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — Quick: Name a Mississippi public university named for a slave-owning Confederate general. If you said, “Alcorn,” you’re rig...
Documented irresponsibility of both parties
by Thomas Sowell
People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well...
Debates vs. debates
by Cal Thomas
WARWICK, England – When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the "world's most prestigious debating society,"...
Jason Oliver lived a rich and triumphant life
by Sid Salter
PHILADELPHIA – During the Neshoba County Fair – a time reserved for family, fun and politics – I received some news that cast a long...
Crossroads
Teaching is a labor of love
by Lora Ann Huff
With the new school year just around the corner, I’m feeling sorry for the small children who will soon be getting into the routine of bus rides, long days in the classroom...
Quotes recalled from 1957
by Lora Ann Huff
The Corinth area lost two good men this week. I thought it quite ironic that Ralph Hurley and Leon Fields went home so close to the same time. Both are well known in our ar...
Novel's publication raise...
by Stacy Jones
Today I am driving through Alabama on my way to a wedding this week in Florida. I am sure that today, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, is somewhat of a special day in Alabama, but I...
Americans and Christians need a discerning spirit
by Lora Ann Huff
Someone mentioned the word “discernment” the other day, and that was the exact word I had been thinking about lately. At this moment...
Crossroads’ slugburger tradition carries history, nostalgia
by Stacy Jones
It is possible these days, in the time of modern technology, to open the Yelp app on a smartphone or visit Yelp.com on the web and s...
Film about loving, learning rates five-plus stars
by Terry Burns
I’ll See You in My Dreams, PG13, *****Plus, Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Director Bret Haley, Two Flints Production Co....
Professor’s controversial tweets raise interesting questions
by Stacy Jones
Be careful what you rant about on social media—at least if you have a job subject to public scrutiny. Such appeared to be the case f...
Faith remains through cancer fight
by Lora Ann Huff
Everyone has a story – and several members of our Sunday School class have had extraordinary health issues for the past few years th...
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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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