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Two charged with drive-by shooting
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth police have charged two Alabama residents in Friday’s Cass Street shooting that left a Corinth man critically injured. Police Chief Ralph Dance said both suspects are charged with drive-by shooting: Jodi Ann Haney, 35, of 1009 Scott Drive, Red Bay, Ala., and Steven Bradley Pharr, 44, of 1 Village Circle, King Apartments, Red Bay, Ala. Bond was set at $50,000 for both. They were taken in...
Bid opening delayed for park expansion
by Jebb Johnston
Bids for the Crossroads Regional Park expansion will be unsealed later than originally scheduled. The new bid opening date is 10 a.m. on May 14. It had been set for Monday. “Some of the contractors needed more time to prepare their bids,” said Johnny Crotts of Cook Coggin Engineers. Members of the park commission and Corinth Board of Aldermen will be invited to a special meeting of the Alcorn C...
Bike and car show set for Marc...
No one needs to tell Denise McAlpin the important role March of Dimes plays in premature pregnanc...
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Williams completes another Bos...
BOSTON – Kenneth Williams celebrated Patriot's Day by putting one foot in front of the other. The...
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Kids get dirty for good cause
Most kids love to get dirty and play in the mud, even if it means they are in deep trouble with t...
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School district adds public sa...
Alcorn County students will soon learn more about law and public safety from within the class roo...
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Church removes old concrete wall
Rev. Roger Shock has a message for those in the area. The First United Methodist Church pastor wa...
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Sports
Central, Kossuth net open...
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central had little trouble making a return to the Class 3A State Tennis Playoffs. The Division 1-3A champions easily handled Division 3 runner-up Ruleville Central o...
Settlemires strikes out 1...
by H. Lee Smith II
THRASHER -- Ali Settlemires was near perfect on Monday. The Biggersville hurler tossed a no-hitter and got all the outs via strikes as the Lady Lions blanked Thrasher 11-0 ...
Slive: Still SEC boss aft...
by The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mike Slive made it clear he's still the boss of the Southeastern Conference, even with his successor seated next to him. The outgoing SEC commissioner s...
Corinth wins 10th straight
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth banged out 17 hits, including four doubles, as the Lady Warriors took a 10-3 win over host Booneville on Friday. The Lady Wa...
Battle for 2nd, 3rd heats up in 1-3A
by H. Lee Smith II
While Belmont locked up the Division 1-3A title with a sweep of Kossuth, including a 17-inning 13-7 win on Wednesday, four teams are...
Bryant goes 0 for 4 with 3 Ks in debut
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-u...
Corinth clubs garner 4 top awards
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth boys and girls basketball teams held their own at the recent postseason meeting of Division 1-4A coaches. The two squads...
NFL reinstates Peterson from suspension
by The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next ...
Opinion
Hillary Clinton's joyless...
by Rich Lowry
You can never know what that wacky Hillary Clinton will do next. At the outset of her latest presidential campaign, she decided to drive from New York to Iowa for her first...
The 'new' Hillary Clinton
by Cal Thomas
In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck "is still stacked in favor of those at the top." She should know because she has ...
Natchez is an incredible ...
by Wyatt Emmerich
Had it really been 30 years since I last went to the Natchez Pilgrimage? Worse, my wife Ginny had never been. Fortunately, my 18-year-old son John has some tourism aptitude...
A time for national action
by Ben Carson
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Action Network's (NAN) 17th annual national convention in New York City. N...
Be careful what you wish for in handcuffing the Legislature
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Despite the objections of skilled attorney Jim Keith and the Better Schools, Better Jobs group to a prior column pointi...
Away from the spring break hordes
by Rheta Johnson
FRONT ROYAL, Va. – It must have been a harried parent trying to cope while youngsters protested a long drive who invented that car g...
Carly Fiorina, a woman of accomplishment
by Cal Thomas
When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon. ...
The new inquisition
by Thomas Sowell
How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But ho...
Crossroads
Life and death of Lincoln...
by Stacy Jones
This week public radio has featured stories of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. To my recollection, the man who shot Lincoln in the Ford Theatre 150 years ago this week ...
Friendship
by Lora Ann Huff
A friend since college days sent an e-mail devotional this week about the importance of having special friends in our lives – maybe one, maybe two or three – who stick clos...
Time keeps on slipping in...
by Terry Burns
Danny Collins, R, *****Plus, Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Glselle, Giselle Eisenberg. Director Dan Fogelman. Big Indie ...
Easter Memories
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s Easter again and, as always, my mind is flooded with memories of times past. I’ve shared before about the many reasons I love s...
Teaching profession sometimes involves skill of juggling
by Stacy Jones
I say for those who do not know: teaching is work. This week has been especially taxing for me as a teacher. I told someone that I’m...
Movie just doesn't make the cut
by Terry Burns
Get Hard, R, * 1/2 Stars. Will Farrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T Nelson, Alison Brie. Director Ethan Cohen. Warner Brothers. Length 100 m...
April Fool’s celebrates new year for Mom and ancient calendar
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 love...
‘The Gunman’ keeps you on the edge of your seat
by Terry Burns
“The Gunman,” R, *****, Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Director Pierre Morel, Anton Capital Entertainment, Length 115 min...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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