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City continues property cleanup
by Jebb Johnston
Tall grass is keeping Corinth code enforcement busy. The mowing season brings a big increase in the number of properties the city is requesting to be cleaned up, and this spring is no exception. The last session of the Board of Aldermen included action on 39 properties that were either before the board for a public hearing or had a new public hearing scheduled. “The majority of these are repeat...
Nielsen tells CREATE about education plan
by Steve Beavers
TUPELO — Don Nielsen has a plan of action. The Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute and chair of the Institute’s program on public education reform outlined the strategy Thursday during the CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi at the BancorpSouth Center. Nielsen was among five individuals who spoke on the various topics of Transforming Education, Linking Educati...
April jobless rate follows state trend
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County unemployment was 4.5 percent in April, following the state trend of a slight decrease for the month. The county was at 4.8 percent in March and 4.9 percent a year earlier. Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted rate for the month was 5 percent, down from 5.6 percent in March and 5.7 percent a year earlier, according to figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Emp...
Woman hospitalized in 18-wheeler wreck
by Staff reports
A Kossuth woman remains hospitalized after a Wednesday night wreck in Corinth. Laura Holloway was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center following the wreck which occurred on U.S. Highway 72 East near Kimberley Clark Parkway. According to law enforcement, Holloway’s Jeep Commander SUV collied with a rear axel which had came unhitched from a 18-wheeler’s trailer. The driver of the 18-whe...
Bishop will dedicate Indian Sp...
GLEN — Joyful sounds will fill the sanctuary of Indian Springs United Methodist Church on Sunday ...
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Status should assist BFD fundi...
Monetary donors will soon receive an extra incentive for their contributions as Biggersville Fire...
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Pusser Festival honors nationa...
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. — Nationally known Sheriff David Clarke will be in the spotlight at the Buford ...
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People of the Crossroads - All...
Staff photo by Zack Steen | Allison Bugg has always had what she calls “junk fever.” The owner of...
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Corinth police investigate rep...
The Corinth Police Department is investigating the report of an intruder and possible burglary of...
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Officials link fugitive with s...
A Booneville man on the run from law enforcement for charges of burglary and assault has been arr...
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Police benefit helps youngsters
The cops are taking on the club. The Corinth Police Department will try to even the basketball se...
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Travelers will see more patrols
Memorial Day weekend travelers can expect to see increased patrols on Mississippi highways and ga...
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Illegal ATVing causes problems
Property owners are spinning their wheels to come up with a solution as illegal ATVing continues ...
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State bishop visiting Corinth
First United Methodist Church hasn’t stopped. The downtown Corinth congregation continues to be t...
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State park's new cabins will o...
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Crossroads area visitors to Pickwick Landing State Park will soon be able to ta...
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Firefighters destroy old house
Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth got some help on Tuesday in its quest to assist the Na...
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Sports
Candy Classic Memorial Te...
by H. Lee Smith II
Play in the 37th Candy Classic Memorial Tennis Tournament concluded earlier this week. The local tradition included play in Junior and Adult Divisions at the Corinth High S...
Ole Miss advances to SEC ...
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. — Colby Bortles drove in four runs and Henri Lartigue scored three times in Mississippi's 12-9 victory over Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournamen...
Baylor fires Briles amid ...
by The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas -- Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was stripped of his job as president of Baylor Univ...
Lady Lions pace annual team
by H. Lee Smith II
The Biggersville Lady Lions defended their Division 1-1A fast-pitch softball championship. That helped lead to another repeat. Ali S...
Lartique powers Ole Miss past S.C.
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. — Henry Lartique had four hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, to power Mississippi past South Carol...
Five selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

by The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were indu...
Alcorn Central quartet signs tennis deals
by H. Lee Smith II
Four Alcorn Central High School athletes will continue their careers at the next level. The quartet recently signed scholarships wit...
Manager's career is his 'greatest game'
by Carol Humphreys
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Preston Maxey’s job has its rewards. On a daily basis, he is able to feel the warmth of the summer sun on his back...
Opinion
The default candidate
by Rich Lowry
Hillary Clinton may be the weakest prohibitive favorite ever to run for the presidency. She is generally given strong odds of beating Donald Trump in the fall, yet she is t...
Is Scarborough Shoal wort...
by Pat Buchanan
If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino, the Uni...
Why some people live like...
by Rheta Johnson
WOODSTOCK, Ga. – I like to go back to Metro Atlanta often enough to remember why I left. Atlanta, of course, is now one hellishly dense suburb that stretches from Chattanoo...
Policies to end pay gap would make it larger
by Michael Barone
Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has...
Trump and the Supreme Court
by Cal Thomas
In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun ...
The season of commencements
by Thomas Sowell
This is the season of college Commencement speeches – an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic ...
Tuberculosis remains a scourge in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In writing a book about the beloved broadcaster Jack Cristil five years ago, I learned more about tuberculosis than I e...
Museum is big step in right direction
by Wyatt Emmerich
The Delta can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction. The $20 million, 28,0...
Crossroads
Balance of busyness and i...
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 should be a “brainiac” after the last two ...
Americans should pause to...
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 history, have given their lives defendi...
End of school year, comme...
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 reference of which I speak. We educators, like ...
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...
Mothers are treasures full of wisdom, love
by Lora Ann Huff
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and I found something I used in my column almost ten years ago that I think will bring a smile to all of...
Former teacher, friend leaves behind unforgettable impact
by Stacy Jones
I knew my friend and former teacher George Souders for 28 years, since I was 14 years old. Even after knowing someone for so long, s...
Warren Williams – a valued staple
by Lora Ann Huff
For many years Warren Williams has been a valuable staple around Corinth. Working as a skilled auto mechanic and garage owner, he ha...
National Library Week brings fun and memories to local library
by Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
National Library Week at the Corinth Library was a wonderful time to reflect on how libraries transform. Indeed, as I mentioned prev...
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