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Sheriff arraigned in circuit court
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart, accused by the state auditor of a bid-rigging scheme for vehicles, was arraigned along with two alleged co-conspirators in Alcorn County Circuit Court Wednesday morning. Rinehart, 73, of 10 Rollingwood Circle, Corinth, waived a formal reading of the indictment and entered a plea of “not guilty” on five counts of fraudulently obtaining public funds and fiv...
Special quilt raises money for Legion
by Steve Beavers
Carlean Parker challenged quilter Mary Dell Dicks. The longtime quilter produced. Dicks churned out a patriotic quilt design which will be used to help the American Legion Post 6 Ladies Auxiliary raise money. "I love this one more," said Dicks as she looked over the Queen-size product. "It's bigger than the one I did last year and it's made from actual flags." Parker came up with the idea of us...
County issues same-sex license
Prentiss County has issued its first marriage license to a same-sex couple. Circuit Clerk Mike Ke...
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Langston case: Officials respond
Federal prosecutors have responded to a motion by former Booneville attorney Joey Langston seekin...
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Troopers to beef up holiday pr...
Motorists will see more troopers on the highways as the state beefs up its law enforcement presen...
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Church hosts July 4th event
Multi-colored pyrotechnics will light up the sky as The Central Church of Corinth holds its 4th A...
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Company acquires Avectus Healt...
Bolder Healthcare Solutions has acquired Corinth-based Avectus Healthcare Solutions as the local ...
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Sports
Venus Williams nears Sere...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. At age 35,...
UT enters new era with st...
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport. Nike took over as Tenn...
NBA: Love stays, Chandler...
by The Associated Press
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries a...
Zverev tries to join exclusive group
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Since 2006, only five teenagers have managed to reach the men's third round at Wimbledon — and three of them went on to be...
Nike co-founder stepping down as chairman
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable...
Rangers activate Hamilton from DL
by The Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- Josh Hamilton is back on the Texas Rangers' 25-man roster, eager to jump-start a season that has been marred by injury....
Plenty of intrigue added to SEC hoops
by The Associated Press
Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won't take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era. Donovan ...
US-Germany semifinal has top goalkeepers
by The Associated Press
MONTREAL -- The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of...
Opinion
South’s heritage includes...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — One stereotype we Southerners love to hear praises our collective gentility. We open doors for ladies. We say yes ma’am and no sir. When a friend’s momma dies, we ...
Clinton's weakness in imp...
by Michael Barone
Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it's not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton, can win four preside...
Brake for books
by Rheta Johnson
Location, location, location. That applies to Little Free Libraries as well as real estate, the official Library literature says. Must be true. So far, nobody has bothered ...
Marriage ruling faces procedural roadblock
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that same-sex couples...
Confederate emblem affects election dynamic
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — The racially sensitive topic of the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag was clearly was not on Republican Go...
Black vs. Blue in America
by Pat Buchanan
Half a century ago this summer, the Voting Rights Act was passed, propelled by Bloody Sunday at Selma Bridge. The previous summer, t...
The southern lie
by Rich Lowry
It is telling that the South Carolina governor who called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the sta...
Foreign policy downplayed in announcement speeches
by Michael Barone
American presidents have greater leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues. Just see how President Obama is forging ahead to ...
Crossroads
Flag brouhaha reveals lac...
by Stacy Jones
Well, I did it. I corrected someone’s grammar online this week. Because it's rude, I avoid correcting grammar publicly—except for that of my students, for whom I am paid to...
'Spy': An interesting sto...
by Terry Burns
Spy, R, ****, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Director Paul Feig, 20th Century Fox, Length 120 minutes. “Spy” will keep the audience laughing throughout the 120 minutes of the ...
Beach Boys’ Wilson finds ...
by Stacy Jones
I was slightly too young to catch the era of California rock fashioned by the Beach Boys at the height of their success. I can recall listening on occasion to their music a...
Sound familiar? You might be getting old if...
by Lora Ann Huff
Finding myself running low on inspiration for writing, I came across another one of the “You know you’re old if…” funnies. The sourc...
Southern culture is distinct but not always stereotypical
by Stacy Jones
I’ve been drinking glasses of tea this early summer and sitting some evenings on my balcony—the closest thing a body can have to a p...
‘Entourage’: ‘The boys are back in town’
by Terry Burns
Entourage, R, ***1⁄2, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Gremier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven. Director Doug Ellin, Warner Bros. L...
'Aloha' is a simple, easy change of pace
by Terry Burns
Aloha, PG-13 ****1/2, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel MacAdams Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Director, Cameron Crowe, C...
Quoting Mark Twain
by Lora Ann Huff
Do you know people who think that to make a difference in the world and a name for themselves, they must do something grand and note...
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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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