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Update: Northeast student shot on campus
by Brant Sappington
A Northeast Mississippi Community College student was shot in the leg while jogging on the campus Thursday night. Two students were jogging on Jefferson Street on the campus around 11 p.m. when shots were fired in their direction. One shot struck one of the students in the back of the leg. He was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville where he was treated and released, according to...
Council of governments would bring local leaders together
by Jebb Johnston
Chancery Clerk Greg Younger is proposing a “council of governments” meeting that would bring together all elected officials of the county and its municipalities to share ideas. “Basically, it’s leaders of the county getting together and trying to make sure we’re all on the same page to move forward,” he said. “What affects the Kossuth mayor and Board of Aldermen affects us. We all can benefit f...
Northeast unveils newest workforce training center
by Bobby J. Smith
TISHOMINGO COUNTY — Local, state, and college officials turned out Thursday to celebrate the opening of the new Northeast Mississippi Community College Workforce Training Center in the Tri-State Commercial Park north of Iuka. The center will provide non-credit specialized workforce training that will evolve to meet the needs of the community. The center currently offers a highly in-demand cours...
CHS Geezers to host reunion
by Bobby J. Smith
Corinth High School graduates from all years are invited to the first annual Corinth Old Geezers Organization (COGO) reunion. Graduates from all classes as well as teachers and coaches are invited to be part of the first of what organizers hope to be many COGO reunions, set for Saturday, Sept. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. “We are going to visit, mix and mingle with other fellow CHS graduates and teacher...
Corinth education foundation t...
After a successful first year fundraiser, the Corinth School District Foundation is returning wit...
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Fundraising contest to highlig...
One Golden Bear fan could go home a lucky winner. Friday’s gridiron match-up between Alcorn Centr...
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People of the Crossroads — Gin...
Lifelong Corinth resident Ginger Dillinger has been in the insurance business for over 20 years. ...
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Law Enforcement Appreciation R...
“The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out ...
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Foundation fundraiser set for ...
After a successful first year fundraiser, the Corinth School District Foundation is returning wit...
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Tax hike likely for Alcorn County
Alcorn County is likely headed toward a tax increase in the new budget year beginning Oct. 1. Aft...
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County closes unsafe bridge
Fourth District Supervisor Steve Glidewell shut down the County Road 510 bridge over Kossuth Cree...
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Corinth continues planning dis...
City leaders are looking to the future. The Corinth Board of Mayor and Alderman furthered discuss...
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Armyworms invading area yards,...
An army of tiny invaders is wreaking havoc on area yards and fields, but there are defenses avail...
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Walnut touts wellness center p...
WALNUT — The Town of Walnut has announced plans to renovate the vacant building located at 130 Sm...
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More than 60 volunteers sign u...
SELMER, Tenn. — Making life better for children. It’s why over 60 people showed up on a Sunday af...
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Happy 100th birthday to Nation...
Today the National Park Service turns 100 years old, and there are celebrations and commemoration...
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Sports
Lions begin Thursday slat...
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 Alcorn Central by downing New Site 26-12 o...
Trio looks to continue wi...
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 action tonight looking to continue their wi...
Rattlers, Soul set for Ar...
by The Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Rattlers should have a big home field advantage when they play the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Bowl on Friday night. Except they aren't re...
Lions begin two-week Thursday run
by H. Lee Smith II
The smallest school in the county is going big tonight. And it will do it again next week. Biggersville High School will host varsit...
Sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday
by H. Lee Smith II
It will be all about the Second Amendment this weekend in Mississippi. Well, a little more than normal. Passed in the 2014 Legislati...
FCS kingpins not shying away from FBS
by The Associated Press
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State rolled to its fifth straight Football Championship Subdivision title last year and then watched its...
Lady Warriors bounce back from loss
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors ended a two-game skid with their own big inning. Fresh off a 7-3 loss to Booneville — in which the Lady De...
Gamecocks report 22 infractions in past year
by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s athletic department reported 23 violations of NCAA or Southeastern Conference rules in the past ye...
Opinion
Is 2016 redrawing the pol...
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? Yes, at least to a limited extent -- and...
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 charges of political corruption, thereby ...
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 comes to voter ID laws. This year is no dif...
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...
As the cultural war rages, can we live together?
by Star Parker
Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. In a recent survey from Pew Research, 40 percent of ...
Trump comeback is in high gear
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Are you wondering whether Donald Trump can win? He can. In fact, in the past week and a half he's been winning. He's moved up in all...
Tired of our current universe? Try joining Trump
by Roger Simon
Even as a guy who won't release his tax returns, Donald Trump has become America's leading crime fighter. He doesn't want people to ...
Crossroads
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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