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Couple escapes burning home
by Zack Steen
As they wiped away tears, Aaron and Martha Bonds watched flames destroy their home. “This is so hard for us,” said Martha. “We’re a 75-year-old couple, and we’re not suppose to be going through something like.” Originally from Iuka, the elderly couple had lived in their North Harper Road home for more than 10 years. Home Thursday night at the time of the fire, the Bonds’ escaped the burning str...
Pageants to return to Corinth
by Zack Steen
The Mrs. America Pageant state preliminary events for Mississippi and Tennessee rocked Corinth’s runway on February 7, and good news was recently released -- they’ll be back next year. Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau director Christy Burns shared the good news with board members this week. “All the contestants really enjoyed Corinth, and they've decided to come back,” Burns said. "The...
Fundraising under way for annu...
Partnering with the American Cancer Society, the Alcorn County Relay for Life team has released t...
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Fire destroys house
Neighbors huddled together in the cold air Thursday night as they watched in disbelief as a house...
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Snowfall hits the Crossroads area
Crossroads area residents woke up to a winter wonderland Thursday morning. Meteorologists may hav...
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More funds sought for beautifi...
More money is needed for Corinth’s downtown beautification. That’s the message Mona Lisa Grady de...
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Charity Ball will have glitz, ...
Guests at Franklin Courtyard will channel the roaring 20s as Corinth meets West Egg during the 53...
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Sports
Basketball Playoffs
Boys Playoffs Second-Round Games Class 4A Corinth @ Rosa Fort, 7 (WXRZ) New Albany @ West Lauderdale Byhalia @ Pontotoc Itawamba @ Gentry Class 3A Kossuth @ Holly Springs K...
Lady Aggies win opener on...
by H. Lee Smith II
It took three tries, but the Kossuth Lady Aggies are one game away from the State Tournament. After having their first-round contest postponed on Monday and Wednesday, the ...
Girls Basketball Playoffs
by H. Lee Smith II
Thursday’s Scores Class 1A Vardaman 70, Jumpertown 66 Class 3A Kossuth 64, Kemper Co. 63 Class 4A Ripley 55, Yazoo Co. 34 Itawamba 64, W. Lauderdale 38 Today’s Games Class ...
South Carolina women whip Mississippi St.
by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Con...
Girls Basketball Playoffs
First-Round Games Today Class 1A Houlka @ Biggersville, 4:30 (WXRZ) Class 3A Central @ Nettleton, 5 Kossuth @ Kemper Co., 5 Class 4A...
Boys Basketball Playoffs
by H. Lee Smith II
Winners from these second-round games, all set for Saturday at 7 p.m., advance to face a South team the State Tournament. These quar...
Rivals both struggling in close games
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's inability to win close games has sent the Volunteers tumbling down the Southeastern Conference stand...
No. 1 Kentucky stands at 28-0, tops Mississippi St., 74-56
by BY DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — On a roster full of superstars, top-ranked Kentucky's Trey Lyles often is an afterthought. At least for one...
Opinion
Yes, liberals are less pa...
by Rich Lowry
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani instantly became the most notorious man in America when he said at a conservative dinner in Manhattan that President Barack Obama d...
Who loves America?
by Cal Thomas
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat – and winning praise in some quarters – for remarks he made at a private dinner last week at which he ...
Malingerers draw criticis...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — What state Rep. Gene Alday put in words earlier this month struck a chord with many. They believe America in 2015 is a place where a decreasing number of people wo...
Hanging Rudy out to dry
by Pat Buchanan
Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan's s...
Voices through space and time
by Rheta Johnson
BAY ST. LOUIS – These voices "speak through time and space," he promises, and it is true. They penetrate with the authority of earne...
Romney and Obama yuk it up
by Roger Simon
(The following column originally was published in October of 2012. Certain time references have been updated.) The Al Smith dinner i...
The education of Scott Walker
by Rich Lowry
Scott Walker belongs to an embattled minority that happens to be most of the population. The root of this paradox is that Walker is ...
Chris Cuomo: 'Our rights do not come from God'
by Cal Thomas
"... the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Jan...
Crossroads
Technology has changed in...
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing on this Wednesday night, Mississippi remains in the throes of a winter storm warning. Of course, I’m inside, warm, full of homemade chili and sweet snow cr...
‘Kingsmen’ brings enough ...
by Terry Burns
Kingsman: The Secret Service. R. ***1/2. Colin Firth, Taron Egaton, Samuel L. Jackson. Director Matthew Vaughn. 20th Century Fox. Length 129 minutes. The movie begins when ...
Messages from the heart r...
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s that time of the year again – time for hearts and flowers and boxed candy, time to let special folks know they are appreciated. I really believe Valentine’s Day has be...
Weekend proves unlucky for unlocking or driving vehicles
by Stacy Jones
My car might be easy for some thieves to steal, but if I truly want to prevent theft, I know what to do now to keep almost anyone fr...
Wishing for normal
by Lora Ann Huff
At the end of a couple of days this week, I went over in my mind the details of how tired I was and why. My schedule had been full a...
Local wild game supper offers unique experience rooted in tradition
by Stacy Jones
In modern society, most of us do not think about the food we eat. We are accustomed to immediacy and convenience when it comes to me...
Pancakes
by Lora Ann Huff
A story was forwarded to me lately that really reminded me of how God’s love is so amazing and so caring. Sometimes we are led to be...
Poignancy of Challenger disaster remains after nearly three decades
by Stacy Jones
I was truly part of the space shuttle generation. I vaguely recall being in first grade April 12, 1981, and watching the very first ...
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Gina the Shetland Sheepdog poses after being found by her owners last week after nearly four months on the loose.
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