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Thunderstorms won't stop politicing
by Jebb Johnston
Whatever the weather has in store today, the traditions of Jacinto will go on. “This may be one of those years that I tell the Indians they can’t do a rain dance,” said Jacinto Foundation Executive Director Beth Whitehurst. Since the festival’s beginning, “We have never had it rain out the entire festival,” she said. Despite a grim forecast of likely thunderstorms, all plans are moving forward....
Area has two big band options
by Zack Steen
PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. – Crossroads area residents will have two firework show options when the sun sets tonight. Pickwick Lake will act as the ultimate backdrop for one of the biggest Fourth of July firework shows in several states as Pickwick Landing State Park plays host to their annual show. Another huge crowd is expected this year when the show begins sometime between 8:30 and 9 p.m., dependi...
Confederate cash
A promise to pay. The Confederate States of America had to rely on it when it came to currency du...
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For sale: Trash carts
Corinth is preparing for delivery of its new trash carts and making arrangements to sell the old ...
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Pink Sapphiret'z hope to land ...
The Pink Sapphiret'z are looking to land the big one. The group is throwing its line out there wi...
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Stormy weather could impact Fo...
The loud pops and booms heard Saturday night may not be fireworks with several lines of serve thu...
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Officials urge fireworks safety
As Crossroads residents and out-of-town visitors prepare for a celebratory weekend, local law enf...
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Sports
Serena Williams battles b...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Pushed to the absolute limit, Serena Williams once again found a way to win. Down 3-0 and 5-4 in the third set, twice within two points of defeat, Williams dug de...
Finley likes what he sees...
by The Associated Press
PARIS -- As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run his expert eyes over the sport's pioneerin...
A-Rod, Yanks settle dispu...
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves t...
Freeman won't return until after All-Star break
by The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he likely won't return from a wrist injury until after the All-Star break. The ...
Indiana's deal is perfect fit for Ellis
by The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers got the shooting guard they coveted. Monta Ellis' family found the welcoming community it wanted ...
Scouting director fired amid hacking scandal
by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the ...
Venus Williams nears Serena showdown
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...
UT enters new era with start of Nike contract
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 a...
Opinion
Fewer traditional values ...
by Star Parker
More unsettling than the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges directing states to recognize same-sex marriage is the reasoning that went into the decision....
America's glorious failures
by Roger Simon
Note to Readers: This award-winning column was written July 4, 1976, and has been reprinted every year since. I have done some pretty awful things in the name of journalism...
A nation of strong opinions
by Wyatt Emmerich
It had been 40 years since I first attended the Black Hawk political rally in Carroll County, Mississippi. It was 1975 and unknown Cliff Finch was running for governor. It ...
Obama makes odd choices
by Michael Barone
Is the world back to where it was around the year 1800? One could come to that conclusion after reading British historian John Darwi...
The anti-politician
by Pat Buchanan
At the declaration by Donald Trump that he is a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, media elites of l...
How Bill Clinton duped the State Department
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
In 2011, Bill Clinton had a problem. He had already figured out how to parlay his reputation into income by giving speeches. But, no...
The next gay marriage battle
by Rich Lowry
Everyone knows where the debate over gay marriage is going next. Now that the Supreme Court has imposed its edict on the land, the q...
Same-sex marriage is only the beginning
by Cal Thomas
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." What Winston Churc...
Crossroads
Professor’s controversial...
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 for Zandria Robinson, a former assistant ...
Faith remains through can...
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 that have taken a lot of joy out of their ...
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 story full of laughter, fun
by Terry Burns
Spy, R, ****, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Director Paul Feig, 20th Century Fox, Length 120 minutes. “Spy” will keep the audience lau...
Beach Boys’ Wilson finds ‘Love and Mercy’ in new biopic
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 recal...
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...
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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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