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Tax hike likely for Alcorn County
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County is likely headed toward a tax increase in the new budget year beginning Oct. 1. After three hours Tuesday afternoon going through the budget line-by-line, the Board of Supervisors arrived at a total millage rate of 116.21, an increase of 5.21 mills from the current budget. The numbers are preliminary, and the proposed budget will go to a public hearing in September. The fiscal 201...
County closes unsafe bridge
by Jebb Johnston
Fourth District Supervisor Steve Glidewell shut down the County Road 510 bridge over Kossuth Creek Wednesday afternoon after an inspection deemed it no longer safe for traffic. The unsafe bridge is in line for replacement soon. “The pilings are all buckling, allowing the bridge to have movement,” said Glidewell, who closed down the bridge around 4 p.m. “I am hoping this bridge will now be exped...
Corinth continues planning discussion
by Zack Steen
City leaders are looking to the future. The Corinth Board of Mayor and Alderman furthered discussed on Tuesday the possibility of entering into a comprehensive planning project that would change the city’s current infrastructure codes and planning policies. “The question I have as a planner – where is Corinth going to be in 20 years without comprehensive planning?” said Bob Barber with Orion Pl...
Armyworms invading area yards, fields
by Brant Sappington
An army of tiny invaders is wreaking havoc on area yards and fields, but there are defenses available to battle the onslaught of the fall armyworm. Heavy infestations of the hungry worms have been reported throughout northeast Mississippi and the entire state. The tiny worms can take a big bite out of fields and lawns, devastating a huge area in a very short time period. Each worm can eat as mu...
Walnut touts wellness center p...
WALNUT — The Town of Walnut has announced plans to renovate the vacant building located at 130 Sm...
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More than 60 volunteers sign u...
SELMER, Tenn. — Making life better for children. It’s why over 60 people showed up on a Sunday af...
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Happy 100th birthday to Nation...
Today the National Park Service turns 100 years old, and there are celebrations and commemoration...
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People of the Crossroads - Ger...
“Try to treat people like you want to be treated yourself and you’ll be alright in business.” Thi...
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Miss Corinth donates teddy bea...
Miss Corinth is helping make things a little more bearable for the youngest victims of crimes and...
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County, city prepare for annua...
Local governments will take unpaid property taxes to the auction block on Monday. The county tax ...
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Third graders 
perform well 
o...
Almost all Corinth and Alcorn County third graders are performing at or above grade level. This i...
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Venue showcases 
live local music
Corinth has a new venue to showcase live local music. Slated for the first Thursday of each month...
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People of the Crossroads: Kim ...
Staff photo by Bobby J. Smith For longtime cosmetologist Kim Walker, the best part of the job is ...
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Photo gallery: American Legion...
More than 400 Legion Riders took their afternoon break in Corinth on Monday during the American L...
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NMMC receives coveted Quest Award
IUKA – During a board meeting in July, the board of directors at North Mississippi Medical Center...
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Testing results please officials
Another round of state testing has been released and local school officials are pleased. Mississi...
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Sports
Lions begin two-week Thur...
by H. Lee Smith II
The smallest school in the county is going big tonight. And it will do it again next week. Biggersville High School will host varsity contests in two sports today, with the...
Sales tax holiday begins ...
by H. Lee Smith II
It will be all about the Second Amendment this weekend in Mississippi. Well, a little more than normal. Passed in the 2014 Legislative Session, the Mississippi Second Amend...
FCS kingpins not shying a...
by The Associated Press
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State rolled to its fifth straight Football Championship Subdivision title last year and then watched its star quarterback walk to the stage as t...
Lady Warriors bounce back from loss
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors ended a two-game skid with their own big inning. Fresh off a 7-3 loss to Booneville — in which the Lady De...
Gamecocks report 22 infractions in past year
by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s athletic department reported 23 violations of NCAA or Southeastern Conference rules in the past ye...
Norvell attempts to continue Memphis' resurgence
by The Associated Press
New Memphis coach Mike Norvell wants to build on the momentum established by his predecessor. Norvell begins his head coaching caree...
Booneville rallies for softball win
by H. Lee Smith II
The Booneville Lady Devils did the reflex at the complex. Booneville did all its damage in the seventh to hand the host Lady Warrior...
Tokyo preps for rising costs, new sports
by The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way. The ...
Opinion
A shout-out about Whisper...
by Rheta Johnson
It's almost like one of those "Where's Waldo?" books, when you find the man in the funny cap on every page in every location in every situation. The subtitle of Whisperin' ...
A clash of police policies
by Thomas Sowell
Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police E...
The Colin Powell defense
by Rich Lowry
The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nation's secre...
Sheriff David Clarke speaks truth
Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He...
Sympathy for victims can be misdirected
by Michael Barone
Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those w...
A Eulogy for John J. McLaughlin
by Pat Buchanan
Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s....
Is there a right not to be offended or uncomfortable?
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Part of the evolution of post-Internet life in our society is the growing notion – particularly in the media and on uni...
Once called soft some ask if state tests too hard
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Beneath the back-and-forth last week over how many Mississippi public schools should get As was the undertow o...
Crossroads
American road trip a fitt...
by Stacy Jones
One of the best ways to see America is via a road trip. The country’s interstates—and the whole animus of the “American open road”—virtually beckon potential travelers to s...
Beloved educator reflects...
by Lora Ann Huff
As I sat down to visit with Mr. Harold Padgett Smith and talk about his life which was dedicated to educating Corinth’s young people, he smiled and said, “We’ll talk but th...
Blues from late “Queen of...
In the fall of 1992, I entered college at The University of Memphis. I was ready to get away from the circumscribed environment of small towns and rural landscapes. I could...
Watermelons are what angels eat
by Lora Ann Huff
I love watermelon! Have ever since I was big enough to sit down with a big slice of the juicy stuff! When I was growing up, my daddy...
Little-known Belgian writer Rodenbach provided artistic inspiration
by Stacy Jones
Probably not many people have heard of Georges Rodenbach. Although he published eight volumes of poetry, four novels, several essays...
Teachers were made more durable than the average men and women
by Lora Ann Huff
With school days back in full swing now, I’m so thankful for the good teachers we have in our local schools. It’s amazing how blesse...
'Typical’ day in English teacher’s
 life involves juggling range of tasks
by Stacy Jones
For me, a high school English instructor, school resumed this week for the first time in ten weeks, following our summer vacation, a...
Retirement is hard work
by Lora Ann Huff
“Your phone number?” the man in the business office asked; my husband answered the question. “And do you have a work phone?” “No, we...
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