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Corinth superintendent: Student transfers go both ways
by Jebb Johnston
While the Alcorn School District continues to discuss concerns about student transfers out of the district, Corinth’s superintendent wants people to know it’s a two-way street. “What people are being led to believe is that it is a one-way street and it’s only Alcorn students coming to Corinth,” said Corinth School District Superintendent Lee Childress. “But, in fact, the Corinth School District...
Piano man set for concert series
by Kimberly Shelton
First Baptist Church’s popular Summer Concert Series will continue on Sunday with performances by several artists. Affectionately known as “Mr. Piano Man," Jeff Stice will tickle the ivories as he shares his love of gospel music. Captivated by the piano at a young age, Stice started playing the piano at age six and was often found lying under the piano while his mother played. When she finished...
Selmer's splash pad set to open
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. — The much anticipated Selmer Splash Pad will open next month and will be a great back-to-school gift for the students. The splash pad is tentatively set to open the second weekend in August and is located in Selmer’s Dixie Park. The splash pad began as an idea as a community project of the Adult Leadership Class of 2014. Their group raised $5,000 and the City of Selmer provided t...
People of the Crossroads — Elaine Matthews, Rienzi
A familiar face in Rienzi has officially retired. After working as Rienzi town clerk 15 years, Elaine Mathews retired July 15. She has worked with two mayors, Walter Williams and David Potts. She also got to know Mayor David Lee during the almost 15 years she worked at First American National Bank in Rienzi. Her family includes two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Meka Mathews and Kristop...
Alcorn Central High School off...
The faculty and staff at Alcorn Central High school has planned orientation nights for the upcomi...
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National Guard Armory hosting ...
Pro wrestlers will take over Corinth’s National Guard Armory on Friday, July 22 as Memphis Power ...
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Groups partner for sweet cause
The Knights of Columbus and Region IV Mental Health Services have a sweet partnership. The two ar...
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Supervisors talk budget at wor...
Some tough choices are ahead for the Alcorn Board of Supervisors. Supervisors held a work session...
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Alcorn County Fair committee a...
Family, fun and fellowship. It’s what the Alcorn County Fair has always been about. The 6th Annua...
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People of the Crossroads: Lynn...
The Co-owner and Chef of Blazing Noodlez for approximately three years now, Lynn Rittem was born ...
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ACHS sets orientation nights
The faculty and staff at Alcorn Central High school has planned orientation nights for the 2016-2...
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Officials look into workforce ...
Another tool in the tool box. ACT Work Ready Communities is just that when it comes to linking wo...
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Funding approved for annual Al...
A September bash is getting some cash. Funding for the 6th Annual Alcorn County Fair was approved...
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Guild will mark 11th anniversary
Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild is ready to celebrate. The guild will mark its 11th anniversar...
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Church names female pastor
SELMER, Tenn. — Joy could be a perfect description of the new pastor at Selmer’s First United Met...
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People of the Crossroads – Els...
Staff photo by Steve Beavers Elise Clark loves her customers. The 80-year-old is in charge of the...
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Sports
Royals claim 12U Global W...
by H. Lee Smith II
A group of youngsters matched the feat of their namesakes. And even got a dose of football in return. The Royals claimed the 12U USSSA Global World Series, less than a week...
Officials: OSU player die...
by The Associated Press
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, ...
Jeff Gordon readies for s...
by The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Gordon always expected to be at this weekend's Brickyard 400. The tricky part was figuring out his role. One week after Gordon asked his publicist to d...
NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte

by The Associated Press
The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrim...
Obama honors Royals after 3 decade gap
by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Kansas City Royals are going to have to work on their nicknames as far as President Barack Obama is concerned. Eve...
Packers apply to host draft in '19, '20 or '21

by The Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers would like to host the NFL draft. The Packers have applied to host the draft in 2019, 2020 ...
Tyndall attorney: NCAA missed deadline

by David Brandt
JACKSON -- An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA's Committee on Infractions miss...
Surgery a possibility for Dodgers' Kershaw
by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching injury woes aren't likely to go away any time soon. Manager Dave Roberts said surger...
Opinion
Pence is salt to Trump's ...
by Cal Thomas
The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn't stop the hard left from ha...
Pence isn't really a hick
by Roger Simon
I love it when holders of high office who are arrogant, vain and disdainful suddenly decide that they need to stress one other quality to the voters: their humility. If Mik...
The new Christian black l...
by Star Parker
All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation's largest private school choice scholarship program, th...
Is the party over for Bushism?
by Pat Buchanan
Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland....
Solutions required to decrease feral hog population
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Despite the high-decibel discussions in either opposition to Big Government in among Republicans in Cleveland or the co...
Donald on display; Hillary in hiding
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
The two conventions now assembling have diametrically opposite strategies, caused by their differing political needs. Donald Trump i...
The fire this time
by Rich Lowry
In the past two weeks, the "war on police" has gone from a metaphor to a reality, with eight officers killed in targeted attacks in ...
May and Trump: A replay of Thatcher and Reagan?
by Cal Thomas
Is Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities. May is certainly as tough as t...
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Focus on the positive asp...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other night I was trying to watch some of the political convention and got so depressed, I started flipping channels and stopped on a program where Kevin Leman was bein...
Political plagiarism deni...
by Stacy Jones
This week provided an ideal teaching moment to share with students when school resumes in a couple of weeks. For that tidbit, I can thank the wife of a 2016 presidential no...
Empty nest leaves room fo...
by Lora Ann Huff
Many area parents are getting ready to send kids off to college next month, and if their youngest is “moving out,” they may be getting anxious about something called the “E...
Mississippi Civil War deserter makes for captivating narrative
by Stacy Jones
In the novel ‘Requiem for a Nun,’ Mississippi author William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Like many...
Bennett and Williams were right about ‘City by the Bay’
by Stacy Jones
Two of my favorite cities in the world are New York and New Orleans. I’ve been to the former three times and to the latter over twen...
May our God always bless, keep America!
by Lora Ann Huff
Last Sunday night I got a call asking me to go to Ramer, Tenn., on Monday morning to watch two of my grandchildren in the Fourth of ...
Things I never expected to see
by Lora Ann Huff
In the past I heard my parents act with surprise and sometimes disgust at things that happened and comment, “I never thought I would...
Packing for travel is difficult but necessary part of experience
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing this column, I should be packing, getting ready for a vacation in San Francisco. For someone who loves to travel, I...
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