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Election stirs interest among locals
by Jebb Johnston
Activity at the circuit clerk’s office points to great anticipation for the upcoming presidential election. Residents have been registering to vote in large numbers. “We are averaging probably 10 people a day,” said Deputy Clerk Crystal Starling. As of noon Tuesday, the office has registered 305 new voters since Aug. 1. That does not include many others who have been moved from inactive status ...
Bows honor Pratt at Rotary 5K
by Bobby J. Smith
The starting line in going orange. Organizers of the eighth annual Austin’s Shoes Run with Rotary 5K are lining the opening section of the track with orange bows in honor of a local girl’s fight with cancer. The orange bows are joining hundreds of other orange ribbons and bows around town put up in a show of support for 15-year-old Addie Paige Pratt, a Corinth High School 10th grader who was di...
Animal lovers: It's dress-up time
by Zack Steen
Animal lovers are encouraged to dress up their pets for a good cause. The Green Market at the Corinth Depot will host its annual Pet Costume Contest on Saturday to benefit the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter. Participates in the contest, set for 1 p.m. in front of the Crossroads Museum at 221 North Fillmore Street, should meet in front of the museum prior to contest start time to register their p...
Alcorn unemployment rate at 5 percent
August’s unemployment rate of 5 percent in Alcorn County showed slight improvement from the prior year. The county posted 5.7 percent in July and 5.2 percent in August 2015. Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted rate held at 6 percent over the month, and the not seasonally adjusted rate declined from 6.5 percent to 5.7 percent. Alcorn County had 780 counted as unemployed during the month, compared ...
First-graders find power of rh...
LINK is bringing the beat to local elementary schools. Courtesy of LINK, the X8 Interactive Drumm...
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Principal rides motorcycle dow...
BURNSVILLE — The sound of a motorcycle engine revving up brought excited school children to the d...
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Yard sales 
take over 
Tishomingo
IUKA – More than 50-miles of yard sales will take over Tishomingo County this weekend. The 10th a...
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CHS to honor two former facult...
Remembered for their excellent instruction and tireless dedication to students, two former Corint...
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Grand event seeks volunteers
The call is out for volunteers to help with the Grand Illumination — a showpiece event for local ...
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Three nights of music highligh...
The Hog Wild Festival returns this week with good barbecue and great entertainment. The 26th annu...
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Two local pageants deemed succ...
This year’s Miss Alcorn County Magnolia State and Miss Heritage Magnolia State Pageants proved to...
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Zika virus case number rises t...
Two more Prentiss County residents have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, bringing to three the...
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Waste day the biggest ever
Thousands of pounds of chemicals, electronics and other potential hazards are getting recycled ra...
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Auditions set for the Haunted ...
Spine-tingling screams will fill the historic Coliseum Civic Center on Thursday, Sept. 29 as the ...
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Sales tourism tax show gains
Fiscal 2016 closes with a mixed month for local tax collections, but both the sales and tourism t...
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Sports
Tuesday Area Sports Recap
by Kent Mohundro
High School football is still a couple of nights away, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action on the local fields last night. Let’s take a look at the results:...
NEMCC Hall of Fame Class ...
by Kent Mohundro
BOONEVILLE — It’s a special week in Booneville on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College, as the Tigers celebrate homecoming week. The week will culminate wi...
State H.S. Football Rankings
by The Associated Press
Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Clinton (...
Kent's Corner:What Sports should teach our kids
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Many of you who are reading this article right now have kids who participate on various athletic teams where they attend school. Hav...
Monday Area Sports Recap
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Two area teams were in action last night. Here’s a look at how each team performed. • Kossuth got back on the winning track by takin...
Pigskin Picks Winner
There were 48 entries in the weekly Pigskin Picks contest this past week, which is a new high in entries since I have been in this s...
Ole Miss Crushes Georgia
by The Associated Press
OXFORD — Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly faked the handoff and then took off running toward the end zone. A few seconds and 41 ya...
Third Annual Corinth Softball Tournament
by Kent Mohundro
Corinth hosted eight regional high school softball teams Saturday in the 3rd annual Corinth Softball Tournament at the Lady Warriors...
Opinion
It's time for Trump
by Cal Thomas
Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it's my tur...
Home is where the art is
by Rheta Johnson
Last week the temperatures dropped, the sedum in the front yard turned blush pink, SEC teams took the field, an owl hooted, and it was safe to go on the porch again. Fall i...
Riot first, ask questions...
by Rich Lowry
The Charlotte rioters didn't know whether the controversial police shooting of Keith Scott was justified or not, and didn't care. They worked their mayhem -- trashing busin...
As prison closes, state still reckons with debt
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON (AP) — If you've got to keep paying for something, you might as well use it. That, more than anything, might be the logic be...
Domestic migration explains changes
by Michael Barone
Let's step back, as we approach the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, and look back to try to understand how voting pa...
'Favors' to blacks aren't favors
by Thomas Sowell
Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone aske...
Where can voters ‘park’ their presidential votes?
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – First and foremost, I’m not advocating the whole notion of voters taking a powder on choosing between the Democratic pr...
How Bill Clinton helped the Saudis
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
As President Obama vetos legislation giving the families of 9/11 victims the right to sue Saudi Arabia, a prominent and devoted Clin...
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Familiar aromas can bring...
by Lora Ann Huff
Isn’t it funny how a particular aroma or the crispness of a seasonal breeze can take us, in our minds, to another place or another time – reminding us of favorite people or...
Cultural anthropologist p...
by Stacy Jones
There is no longer an overabundance of juke joints left in the Delta and the remainder of the Deep South. In July, Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry, 75, owner of Po’ Monkey’s i...
Witnessing death, remembe...
For the first time ever, I watched someone die this week. Even when it’s seemingly peaceful, it’s still not easy. My cousin Jim, who was 68, 24 years older than me, was a m...
Universities should not 
sacrifice freedom to 'protect' students
by Stacy Jones
One of the loudest news headlines this week concerns “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” on university campuses. For those who are ...
Events of 9/11 still fresh 15 years later
by Lora Ann Huff
Yesterday I heard an announcement about a TV special for this weekend called “Fifteen Years Later.” The words brought back reminders...
Proper grammar should remain in era of electronic communication
by Stacy Jones
When I learned to write whole paragraphs in second grade, Ms. Linda Johnston urged us at Ramer School to employ good grammar. We wer...
Everything that happens is not God’s will
by Lora Ann Huff
With so much pain in the world and so many people searching for answers to so many questions, we seem to have become a bewildered so...
Family breakfasts make special memories
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...
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