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Firefighters respond to small roof fire at Kimberly-Clark
by Jebb Johnston
Kimberly-Clark is cleaning up after a fire that apparently resulted from roof work. Four Corinth and three Farmington trucks responded to the fire, which was reported at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday at the Kendrick Road plant. A KC spokesman, Terry Balluck, described the fire as minor. "No one was injured, and we appreciate the quick response of local fire departments who responded to assist the site's e...
Man bites police officer; faces felony assault charge
by Mark Boehler
A 23-year-old Corinth man faces a felony assault charge after he bit the arm of a Corinth police officer. Corinth Police Department Detective Del Green identified the suspect as Anthony Brooks of Hickory Terrace Apartments in Corinth. He remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of a $20,000 bond set, said Green. In addition to the simple assault on a police officer charge, Brooks faces a drug possessi...
Board recommends sign approval
by Jebb Johnston
The Corinth Board of Adjustment is recommending approval of a variance for a pole-mounted business sign on South Harper Road for Little’s Jewelers. A variance is needed because it will be a second business sign on one property. The longtime Cruise Street business is preparing to move to South Harper, where it will share the former Blockbuster building with Farmers and Merchants Bank, which has ...
Uprooted tree knocks out service
by Staff Reports
An uprooted tree in Crossroads Regional Park knocked out service for countless AT&T customers. AT&T workers were busy repairing lines along Parkway on Wednesday. “It happened some time last night or early this morning,” said park director Ray Holloway around noon Wednesday. The large tree – located on the back stretch of the walking track near Parkway – was uprooted and across part of the track...
FBC to host Community Fourth o...
FARMINGTON – A local church is planning an even bigger spectacle and the community is invited. Th...
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People of the Crossroads: Beth...
“I love coaching cheer – everything about it,” said Beth James, early childhood education teacher...
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Several arrested in drug probe
The Corinth Narcotics Unit made four arrests stemming from investigation of alleged drug activity...
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Students enjoy summer fun
Kossuth and Alcorn Central elementary school students recently had fun at the Alcorn School Distr...
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Jacinto set for July 4 festival
While the Jacinto Festival often hangs its hat on notoriety for political speaking, this off-year...
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Kindergartners fare well on as...
Local kindergarteners are ready to enter the first grade, according to the latest round of test r...
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Easom hosts Gatsby gala
Borrowing a page from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “ The Great Gatsby,” the Easom Outreach Foundation’s ...
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People of the Crossroads — Oli...
Tishomingo County High School drum major Olivia Bobo has been devoted to the band since fifth gra...
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Hardin County man drowns on Pi...
BRUTON BRANCH, Tenn. – The second drowning of the year on Pickwick Lake happened this past weeken...
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Defendants enter pleas in circ...
A number of individuals entered guilty pleas last week in Alcorn County Circuit Court. As a new t...
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Slugburger shirts arrive
The 2016 Slugburger Festival t-shirts arrived last week, and Main Street Director Brent Johnson s...
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Water main break closes North ...
Workers with Corinth Gas & Water faced stormy conditions as they fixed a water main break on Nort...
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Sports
Pat Summitt, winningest D...
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way ...
CWS, swimming on collisio...
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. --The College World Series and U.S. swimming trials have coexisted nicely this week. That might not be the case if Omaha hosts the trials again in 2020. The eve...
Ryan, coach and master of...
by The Associated Press
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been suc...
AC claims NEMCABB Regional
by H. Lee Smith II
Turns out pitching and defense are keys to victory in the "off season". A month-and-a-half after being eliminated from the Class 3A ...
Durant, Anthony lead USA basketball roster


by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. ...
Bryant first with 3 HR, 2 doubles


by The Associated Press
CINCINNATI -- Kris Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Jake Arrieta added a sol...
Kossuth champs ink with Northeast
by H. Lee Smith II
Northeast Mississippi Community College didn’t have to travel too far to land four multiple state champions. Kossuth High School pro...
Arizona forces CWS bracket final rematch


by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- For the first time in a long time, Oklahoma State's pitching looked vulnerable. Arizona collected 14 hits Friday agai...
Opinion
After Brexit, a Trump pat...
by Pat Buchanan
Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to ...
Kris' birthday coming down
by Rheta Johnson
FISHTRAP HOLLOW – As soon as the heat dropped below 90 degrees one recent late afternoon – about 7 o'clock, really – I moved the CD player to the front porch, adjusted the ...
The fraud goes on
by Thomas Sowell
Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. ...
Britain to EU: Good riddance
by Cal Thomas
Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomera...
Learn from 1964 Klan murder case
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – After 52 years, the announcement of the closing of the investigation of the murders of three civil rights workers in Ne...
Brexit earthquake hits Britain
by Michael Barone
Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns star...
A blow against government
by Rich Lowry
Critics of Donald Trump worry what would happen if a man with little regard for the Constitution and a willingness to impose his per...
Hood, Reeves could headline 2019 race
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — The closing weeks of June have brought the first previews of what could be Mississippi's 2019 race for governor — Jim Hood...
Crossroads
Wisdom comes with age
by Lora Ann Huff
Don’t we learn a lot as we grow older and realize life is harder than we thought it would be when we launched on our journey? Everything does not flow like the story book t...
Annual Washington Youth T...
by Stacy Jones
Every June since the late 1950s, almost 50,000 rising high school seniors across America have had the opportunity to participate in the annual National Rural Electric Coope...
Does anyone remember Lewi...
by Mark Boehler
Does anyone else miss Lewis Gizzard, one of the greatest humor newspaper columnists who ever lived? On a trip to South Georgia a couple of years ago, somehow I managed to t...
God's love is the answer
by Lora Ann Huff
As all the scenes of pain and sorrow have filled the TV screen since the weekend, I keep remembering all the other times in past yea...
Balance of busyness and idleness increase brain power, productivity
by Stacy Jones
According to an NPR story from last week, “busy people” tend to retain sharper memory as they age. If that tidbit is true, then I sh...
Americans should pause to remember the fallen
by Lora Ann Huff
Spring is fading and it’s time for Memorial Day again, the day when we Americans should pause and remember those who, throughout our...
End of school year, commencement are bittersweet
by Stacy Jones
Another end of a year has come. No, it’s not the end of a calendar year, but anyone involved in education will know the time referen...
Be thankful for good memories of children
by Lora Ann Huff
My husband and I were married five years before having our first child. Actually we were concerned that we might remain childless, b...
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