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Sales tax continues upward trend
by Jebb Johnston
One of the year’s typically slower months brought a big spike in sales tax collections. The mid-March deposit, reflecting sales made in local businesses during January, totaled $461,795 for Corinth, up about $64,000, or 16 percent, from a year ago, according to sales tax figures released by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. It is the 16th consecutive month to show an increase from a year e...
New literacy efforts reach students
by Zack Steen
The Corinth School District is reaching into the community to enhance reading skills and early childhood development with Project Reach. Part of the district’s eMerge Initiative, the program has introduced a wide range of new community projects focused on encouraging both students and parents to read more. “Investing in the future generation is a very important step for the district,” said Mark...
Schol district considers West ...
The Corinth School District is beginning to move toward the sale of parcels of land it owns at th...
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Next school calendar shifts st...
The Corinth School District will open classes a little later in the next school year. The city sc...
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Town Mountain brings bluegrass...
SELMER, Tenn. – Town Mountain proclaims to be a "hard drivin' Carolina string band." The group pl...
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Man pleads guilty in sexual ba...
Facing trial on a sexual battery charge, a defendant changed his mind and entered a last-minute g...
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Snow days: County schools amen...
The Alcorn School District has revised its school calendar — again. The school board called a spe...
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Sports
Softball
Wednesday’s Games Biggersville 3, Wheeler 1 Wheeler 000 100 0 -- 1 3 1 Biggersville 010 200 x -- 3 4 2 WP: Ali Settlemires. LP: Tutor. Multiple Hits: (W) None. (B) None. 2B...
Notre Dame races by Wichi...
by The Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed. Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwes...
Wisconsin hangs on to bea...
by The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES -- Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 ...
County trio picks up league wins
by H. Lee Smith II
Two-time defending Class 3A champion Kossuth evened its 1-3A mark at 1-1 with a 7-5 win at Alcorn Central on Tuesday. The final scor...
Central track opens with flourish
by H. Lee Smith II
It took awhile to get the season started, but the Alcorn Central track program got the 2015 season off on the right foot. Or feet, g...
Taylor 3rd NE player to win NJCAA award
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Brittany Taylor accomplished something in the first two months of her career at Northeast Mississippi Community Colleg...
Spring Sports
Baseball Central 7, Kossuth 5 SW Tennessee 9, NEMCC 5 Shannon @ Corinth, late SW Tennessee 9, Northeast 5 SW Tenn. 000 043 002 -- 9 ...
Howland MSU men's basketball coach
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland's coaching career has made the unlikely trek from Westwood to Starkville, with a TV timeout in between. Th...
Opinion
‘Record high underfunding...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — Money, by far, isn’t the only woe for some public schools in Mississippi, but pick a headline anyway: 1. “Legislature Approves Record Cash To Support K-12 Educatio...
Renowned art on display a...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – At the Mississippi State University Mitchell Memorial Library’s John Grisham Suite for the next three months, Mississippian have an opportunity to experience o...
Will Hispanics fire up Am...
by Michael Barone
"Firing up America" is the cover line on the March 20 issue of The Economist, heralding a 16-page special report on America's Latinos. Its tone is resolutely upbeat – perha...
Will the GOP kick it away?
by Pat Buchanan
With Hillary Clinton scrambling to explain her missing emails, much of America is wailing, "Please don't make us watch this movie ag...
Clintons carefully cloaked foreign money
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Bill and Hillary Clinton have carefully cloaked the foreign money they've accepted in the garb of charitable fundraising. But alongs...
Don't confirm Loretta Lynch
by Rich Lowry
An unanswerable question hangs over the nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general: Is Republican opposition to her more racis...
Sunshine Week should turn up the heat
by Cal Thomas
This week is "Sunshine Week," a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to "prom...
Impact of Pat Harrison court ruling watched
by Jack Elliott, Jr.
JACKSON — Mike Davis understands the angst felt by the Pat Harrison Waterway District when member counties leave and take their mone...
Crossroads
April Fool’s celebrates n...
by Stacy Jones
Wednesday will be a fun day for me. It is my mother’s 83rd birthday. And, of course, it is also April Fool’s Day. I have always loved teasing my mother on that day, the day...
‘The Gunman’ keeps you on...
by Terry Burns
“The Gunman,” R, *****, Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Director Pierre Morel, Anton Capital Entertainment, Length 115 minutes. Terrier (Sean Penn) is a sniper, a...
Immigrants
by Lora Ann Huff
Am I the only person who gets tired of hearing people complain about aliens and “illegal” immigrants? Sure, I know some of the immigrants are in America without going throu...
Do Common Core naysayers even know the standards?
by Stacy Jones
Shouldn’t students be required to read complex, challenging texts containing academic language? Shouldn’t the teaching of reading, w...
Zoo trip brings hope spring is near
by Lora Ann Huff
On Wednesday of this week, I enjoyed the Memphis Zoo with our four spring-hungry grandchildren. The only day of “spring break” with ...
Lee’s new novel creates mystery, excitement
by Stacy Jones
One month ago, the literary world was set ablaze with the news that many avid readers would have only dreamed of hearing. For the fi...
Business can be a cutthroat situation
by Terry Burns
Unfinished Business. R. **. Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Fraco, Brittan Sear, Ella Anderson. Regency Enterprises. Director Ken ...
Technology has changed interactions regarding weather
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, ...
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Collin Dildy joined an illustrious group when he bowled a perfect game at Plaza Lanes. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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