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Update: Suspect identified in hit and run of police officer
by Zack Steen
A Corinth police officer is back on duty after he was struck by a vehicle at a safety checkpoint early Sunday. Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance told the Daily Corinthian Officer Ken Walker was involved in a hit and run around 12:55 a.m. during a routine safety checkpoint at the corner of Young and Proper Street. “Several officers were present when a vehicle approached slowly,” said Dance. “The ...
Alcorn County man arrested for attempted murder
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department charged a man with attempted murder and shooting into a dwelling following an incident in the southwest part of the county. Sheriff Ben Caldwell said Billy Wayne Lauderdale of 235 County Road 500 is being held with bond at $200,000. The situation happened on Thursday at 242 County Road 500 in the Hightown area, where Lauderdale, apparently upset about a pr...
KHS class enlightened on politics
by Kimberly Shelton
“A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character or the user.” – Theodore Roosevelt Educating the next generation of voters, one teacher is going above and beyond to inform her students. “I was brainstorming at smith. restaurant during lunch with one of my co-workers (Vicki Jones) one day and we began discussing politics as well as back-to-school,” said Kossuth High School Ins...
Suspect arrested in Northeast shooting
by Brant Sappington
A person of interest initially arrested in the shooting of a Northeast Mississippi Community College student has been released without being charged in the case. The investigation into the shooting of the student while he was jogging on the college’s Booneville campus last Thursday evening continues, Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey said Monday. The student was shot in the leg with what au...
County sets budget public hearing
County supervisors made the final allocation decisions for the proposed budget on Monday and sche...
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People of the Crossroads: Mike...
Mike Davis is living proof that sometimes you get a second chance. At age 39, after years of work...
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Update: Northeast shooting rem...
A person of interest initially arrested in the shooting of a Northeast Mississippi Community Coll...
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4 seek school board
At the midpoint of qualifying for three seats on the county school board, four candidates have ju...
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Saving a landmark: KES auditor...
KOSSUTH — The Kossuth community is celebrating a new lease on life for the historic 1936 elementa...
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Constables complete training, ...
Alcorn County’s two first-term constables have recently completed their certification training an...
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Coaching legend gains hall of ...
Corinth native and Gulf Coast sports legend Ronnie Farris will be honored on Sunday when he is in...
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People of the Crossroads - Chr...
Staff photo by Zack Steen The face of all things Corinth tourism, Christy Burns has been the exec...
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Alcorn Central seeks more invo...
The Golden Bears are asking local golfers to hit the links for a good cause. Hillandale Golf Cour...
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Display features items from Un...
The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center has a new exhibit that focuses on a lesser-known chapte...
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A voice for horses: Tishomingo...
BURNSVILLE — Ricky and Diana (Dee) Rogers traveled to Corinth recently to rescue several large ab...
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Update: Northeast student shot...
A Northeast Mississippi Community College student was shot in the leg while jogging on the campus...
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Sports
Pigskin Picks
by Pigskin Pete
The quality outnumbered the quantity in the Week 1 of the annual Pigskin Picks contest. Only 36 entries made their way inside the confines of Daily Corinthian within the al...
Tight-knit Tigers ready t...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Greg Davis has a much different feel about the Northeast Mississippi Community College football team, which enters its 57th season of competition in the fall ...
Miles says less could mea...
by The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette can live with a lessened workload, if that's the way coach Les Miles wants it. "It doesn't matter," Fournette said Mo...
Booneville holds on to claim Skunk Bowl
by H. Lee Smith II
BALDWYN — Booneville jumped out to a two-touchdown lead and held on to beat Prentiss County rival Baldwyn in the Skunk Bowl. The Dev...
Alcorn County trio falls back to 1-1
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central, Corinth and Kossuth followed up Week 1 victories with Week 2 losses. For the second year in a row. At Larry B. Mitch...
Garrett, top SEC QB chasers back for more
by The Associated Press
Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it. The league...
Lions begin Thursday slate with win
by H. Lee Smith II
Thursday night kickoffs got off to a good start at Biggersville High School. The Lions bounced back from a season-opening loss to Al...
Trio looks to continue winning ways
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central, Corinth and Kossuth opened the season the way they wanted to last week. On the winning side. All three return to act...
Opinion
Murders of two Mississipp...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Like most Mississippians, I absorbed the brutal news of the murders of two Catholic nuns in their Durant home Thursday with a mixture of incredible sadness and...
Abolishing 'man' at Princ...
by Cal Thomas
"He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them "Mankind" when they were created. (Genesis 5:2 NIV) Poor God. He, or maybe I should say, "It," was so b...
The kinder, gentler Trump
by Rich Lowry
Behold the kinder, gentler Donald Trump. The latest of Trump's "pivots" is more far-reaching than a stab at greater message discipline. It is an effort to make him more app...
Is 2016 redrawing the political map?
by Michael Barone
Is the political map, so familiar that even non-pundits offhandedly refer to red, blue and purple states, changing before our eyes? ...
Lots of smoke here, Hillary
by Pat Buchanan
Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on c...
To ID or not to ID?
by Cal Thomas
Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it com...
Doctors’ advice: It’s time to opt in to Medicaid expansion
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — During the past two and a half years, dozens of factual studies and reports have accumulated from states that expanded Medi...
Immigration reform issues are slowly evolving in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – A decade ago, while serving as state auditor, Phil Bryant offered taxpayers a performance audit entitled “The Impact of...
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Family breakfasts make sp...
by Lora Ann Huff
Recently I read an article describing typical family meals in the 1950’s in the South, and it brought back many memories. The writer pointed out that in those days, it was ...
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 Beale Street” was part of cultural education
In the fall of 1992, I entered college at The University of Memphis. I was ready to get away from the circumscribed environment of s...
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...
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