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Intersection project goes to bid phase
by Jebb Johnston
The long-planned project to upgrade the intersection of South Parkway and U.S. Highway 72 is moving to the bid phase. The project is being advertised with bids to be unsealed at City Hall on Oct. 23. Encompassing a total of 0.46 miles, the project includes: • widening of South Parkway on the north side of the intersection with the addition of a turn lane and a protected left turn for southbound...
Fair organizers plan for bigger event
by Steve Beavers
Bigger and better. That is the plan of Alcorn County Fair organizers. Ways to expand the event next year are already on the minds of committee members. Year four in the resurgence of a county fair came to a successful end Saturday at the Crossroads Arena. The 5th Annual Alcorn County Fair, set for September of 2015, is already in the works. "The fair has proven to be a fixture," said committee ...
Presley will hold local town m...
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will listen to local residents’ con...
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Run with Rotary set for Oct. 4
The Corinth Rotary Club is hoping its annual Austin's Shoes Run with Rotary 5K reaches the $100,0...
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Estimated 500 turn out for chi...
Standing watch over the soy bean crop, the “Big Chicken” now calls “Gift Bottom” his final roosti...
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Prison escapees among those in...
Two men who escaped from the regional correctional facility in June are among those indicted duri...
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United Way kicks off year
Area civic club members got a preview of the local agencies United Way has chosen to support for ...
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Sports
Aggies collect third shut...
by Steve Beavers
NETTLETON – Kossuth returned the favor. The Aggies won their fourth straight decision with a 20-0 blanking of host Nettleton on Friday night. KHS (4-1) avenged last year's ...
Mustangs down Bears
by Steve Beavers
MANTACHIE – Alcorn Central took an early lead only to see Mantachie answer with 18 straight points. The Mustangs (3-2) used the spurt to take a 38-14 win over the visiting ...
Warriors bounce back with...
by H. Lee Smith II
NEW ALBANY -- The Corinth Warriors turned in stellar performances on both sides of the ball and bounced back from last Friday’s loss with a 52-13 win at New Albany on Frida...
Lady Warriors walk off for 11th win
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth answered Mooreville’s seventh-inning run ... twice over. The Lady Warriors sent five batters to the plate and all reached in...
Warriors looking to bounce back
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors are looking to bounce back from their first regular-season loss since Aug. 30, 2013 while continuing one of its...
Tonight’s Ticket: Alcorn County Football Capsules
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central (1-3) @ Mantachie (2-2) When: Tonight, 7 Where: Mantachie High School Coaches: Alcorn Central, Jeff Boren (3rd year, ...
Lady Warriors unscathed in first league leg
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors volleyball team finished the first half of the Region 1, District 1 double round-robin a perfect 6-0. Cori...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by H. Lee Smith II
Results from recent league action at Plaza Bowling Lanes. Monday Major 9-22 Hughes Outdoor 10-2 Almost a Harem 8-4 Wendy’s Baconator...
Opinion
Understanding health insu...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In 2013, the Census Bureau reports in their Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement that about 500,000 Mississippians or around 17.1 pe...
Which is the weaker party?
by Michael Barone
Which of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker. The case that the Republicans are weaker is easy to s...
Hosemann will offer elect...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — There are no gaping flaws in Mississippi elections. This Chris McDaniel stuff is just that: stuff. All that’s required for honest elections is honest people. All t...
Why do Americans hate America?
by Cal Thomas
After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one r...
Book gives parents unique advice
by Thomas Sowell
Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two,...
Act establishes path to ensure skilled readers
by Dr. Carey M. Wright
Being a good reader is critical to success in school. That’s why Mississippi’s youngest students started this school year with class...
On ISIS, Congress should vote
by Rich Lowry
We have as close to a national consensus as possible in the war against ISIS. Polls show the public wants strong measures. Practical...
Fine print raises doubts of both approaches to MAEP ‘full funding’
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE — Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove wants Mississippi to sue its way to so-called “full funding” of the Mississippi Adequate Ed...
Crossroads
Southern women remain an ...
by Stacy Jones
Southern women are lively, interesting characters. A couple of friends reminded me of that fact this past week. First, the Miss America pageant apparently got some Southern...
Remembering the music of ...
by Lora Ann Huff
Watching a recent TV replay of a retirement concert by the Statler Brothers, I remembered the days when as a teenager, I began to love their music. The first song coming to...
Trains remain part of dow...
by Stacy Jones
Where I live in downtown Corinth, every day is like the opening of the Johnny Cash song “Fulsom Prison Blues”— without the prison bars. A block away from the railroad cross...
Wonderful muscadines bring back memories
by Lora Ann Huff
Browsing through the fresh produce in the grocery section of our local super store, I got a whiff of a unique smell that takes me ba...
A list of movies to be released in September
by Terry Burns
Maybe this will be a handy sheet for movies that just might be worth the time. Doing this by the month should make for a list worth ...
Govan sang “sweet soul music” with distinct Memphis style
by Stacy Jones
He may not be a household name like Otis Redding, the singer to whom he was most often compared, but Memphis musician James Govan wa...
After November passes through nothing will live
by Terry Burns
he November Man, R, ***, Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko. Dreamline. Director Roger Donaldson. Time 1 hour 48 minutes. “...
Children and the Bible
by Lora Ann Huff
Children never cease to amaze us – they obviously listen when we think their minds are otherwise occupied and they come up with conc...
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Recent photos from the Crossroads
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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