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Sentences handed down as court term ends
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County Circuit Court recently completed its latest term. Sentences handed down on guilty pleas during the final week of the term included: • Darnell Durr, 40, fondling — Suspended 15-year sentence followed by five years of probation and a fine of $1,000. He must maintain sex offender registration. • Mitchell Kimbrough, burglary of a dwelling — Twenty years in custody of the Mississippi D...
Businesses see good start to holiday shopping season
by Zack Steen
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. The one day where local small businesses use national and social media advertising campaigns as leverage to help lure more foot traffic into their doors. In downtown Corinth, stores are sweeping away the success of another Black Friday to make way for Small Business Saturday. Andie Grace owner Grace Daniel introduced a new twist ...
Shoppers flock to stores for g...
It was pandemonium at the Southgate Shopping Center as customers poured in early on Black Friday ...
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Small Business Saturday encour...
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. The one day where local small b...
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Christmas parades ready to roll
Alcorn County will be the site of four Christmas parades this year as the Crossroads area prepare...
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Planning board hears requests
Although short of a quorum to conduct business, the Corinth Planning Commission and Board of Adju...
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Animal shelter plans Christmas...
The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is getting into the Christmas spirit and encouraging others to ...
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Sports
Bulldogs riding high into...
by David Brandt
For perhaps the first time in more than a month, No. 4 Mississippi State actually looked like a team that belonged in the College Football Playoff. The Bulldogs’ 51-0 victo...
No. 18 Mississippi trying...
by David Brandt
OXFORD — A difficult month of November has sent Mississippi tumbling down the Southeastern Conference standings and out of the national playoff picture. Now the 18th-ranked...
Lady Aggies use 3s to win...
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- The Lady Aggies rode nine 3-point baskets to head into Thanksgiving unbeaten. Darbie Coleman scored a game-high 14 points and hit four 3-pointers -- the last the...
Texas A&M, LSU meet on Thanksgiving
by The Associated Press
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M Aggies will play on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011 when they host LSU, hoping th...
Cowboys, Eagles play for NFC East lead
by The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony Romo still talks about wishing he had been on the field instead of at home following back surgery when the ...
MACJC All-Star Classic to feature new twist
by Blake Long
BOONEVILLE – The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star Football Classic will feature a slight al...
Bench pivotal part of Grizzlies' strong start
by Clay Bailey
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the Los Angeles Clippers still hanging around in the fourth quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies' reserves put them ...
Host clubs maintain perfect marks
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- Local basketball fans will get an early Thanksgiving treat today. Four teams combining for a 19-1 mark will play for the ...
Opinion
Pelosi's grip seems to ha...
by Michael Barone
No one in Washington much cares what House Democrats do these days. House rules tend to ensure that the main job of members of the minority is to show up, vote "no" and los...
Corruption probe should b...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – It’s not merely the Mississippi prison vendor contracts that should draw scrutiny in the wake of the Chris Epps corruption probe. The state’s private prison co...
Obama rewards illegal imm...
by Ben Carson
Like millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themselves in the United State...
Moral befuddlement hits Ferguson
by Patrick Buchanan
"It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fett...
Amnesty will force layoffs
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Obama's amnesty for illegal immigrants will produce a disaster of unparalleled magnitude when the Obamacare employer mandate kicks i...
A stupendous bounty
by Rich Lowry
We live in an age of miracles. Throughout all of human history, material progress essentially didn't exist until around 1800. The ec...
Debates threaten Hillary candidacy
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
The Democratic Party debates among presidential candidates – now slated to start in May or June of 2015 – pose a serious threat to H...
Civil-rights lawyer Doar earned respect
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — U.S. Justice Department attorney John Doar earned respect among Mississippi civil-rights activists in the 1960s as a trust...
Crossroads
Past Thanksgiving celebra...
by Stacy Jones
Despite what we may have learned in school about pilgrims and Native Americans, Thanksgiving wasn’t always celebrated exactly as it is today everywhere across America; peop...
Classic serves up 14 games
by Steve Beavers
Hoop Heaven. Corinth High School will be the place to be for those in need of a heavy helping of high school basketball. Fans will get their fill Friday and Saturday with 1...
Cornbread
by Lora Ann Huff
Cornbread has been my lifelong staple when it comes to eating. I love it – so when I read the current issue of “Mississippi Farm Country” the other day, I enjoyed the artic...
Good movies are coming out during holiday season
by Terry Burns
I decided to write about some of the movies coming out this holiday season and at the first of the year. “The Imitation Game” follow...
Death of novelist’s sister makes reading of To Kill a Mockingbird more poignant
by Stacy Jones
Each fall I look forward to the time in the semester when I can introduce my sophomore students to one of my favorite books of all t...
What God has done He can do again
by Lora Ann Huff
Passing by the church of my childhood the other day, I immediately thought about the people of the past, folks who helped shape my l...
Mississippi museum recognized for immersing youth in the arts
by Stacy Jones
The arts get minimized too often in our culture. We generally see the effect of this minimization in public schools. In 2013, in Chi...
Veteran's Day
by Lora Ann Huff
Last week’s column didn’t make it to print on time because my computer was sick – but I still wanted to use portions of the writing ...
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