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Surface improvements set for CHS
by Jebb Johnston
The running track and tennis courts at Corinth High School are set for resurfacing. The Corinth School District Board of Trustees on Thursday accepted Pittman Construction’s proposal to resurface both athletic facilities. The track resurfacing was bid as an alternate on the football field turf project, and it was previously put on hold because Pittman had the low bid on the football field but t...
Pros set to battle for slugburger eating title
by Steve Beavers
Joey Chestnut has pretty much done it all when it comes to Major League Eating. Only one title has escaped the MLE veteran of nine years. Saturday, he gets another crack at eating the World Slugburger Eating Championship away from two-time reigning champion Matt "Megatoad" Stonie. Chestnut, better known as "Jaws" on the MLE circuit, and Stonie are set to slug it out in another classic showdown ...
Highway honors ultimate sacrifice
On May 3, 1945, Navy Seaman Oliver Wendell Pinson stayed at his battle station operating a 40mm g...
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Blue Magnolia appeaing at KC's...
Blue Magnolia is back for a repeat performance. The three-piece jazz ensemble is appearing at KC'...
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Quilters receive statewide honors
Two local quilters were recently rewarded by the Mississippi Quilt Association for their exceptio...
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Mckewen auction includes histo...
When health issues affected both Joe and Doris McKewen late last fall, it became clear their phot...
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Highway Opens
A Prentiss Countian killed in action during World War II will have a portion of Highway 364 named...
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Sports
Sorrell, McCreless top an...
by H. Lee Smith II
The girls’ side saw a repeat, while Corinth swept the boys’ awards in the annual Coaches All-County Basketball team. Alcorn Central sophomore Lauren McCreless repeated as g...
LeBron returns to Cavs: '...
by The Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home....
Braves lose on Ruggiano’s...
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4. Arismendy Alcantara singled wi...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by H. Lee Smith II
Results from recent bowling league action at Plaza Bowling Lanes. Summer Fun 7-10 Sweeter Than Yoo-Hoo 22-6 Women’s Lib 20-8 Howell ...
Northeast athletes rewrite history books
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Supporters of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s nine intercollegiate sports programs once again had plenty of ...
Southern Miss AD talks about facilities
by The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG -- Ever since Bill McGillis was hired as athletic director at Southern Miss, he's made it clear that several facilities ...
Park team headed to state tournament
by H. Lee Smith II
The Dixie Youth Mississippi championship is there for the locals taking. They just need a little help getting there. The Corinth/Alc...
President calls for 'scholarships for life'
by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in ...
Opinion
Obama's disaster
by Rich Lowry
As a defender of the nation's borders, President Barack Obama is a hell of a pool player. The president enjoyed a game at a bar in Denver with Colorado Gov. John Hickenloop...
Chicago: A town that won'...
by Cal Thomas
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and doz...
Energy costs key to state...
by Wyatt Emmerich
The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) keeps track of electricity costs. Their April statistics show that Mississippi homeowners paid 11.87 cents per kil...
Long, hot summer changed Mississippi
by Wyatt Emmerich
At the Mississippi Press Association, a panel was convened to discuss the long hot summer of 1964, when civil rights tension was at ...
Is Nixon's resurrection still relevant?
by Patrick Buchanan
One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, "The Greatest Comeback," on the resurrection of Richard Nixon, is: Does Nixon...
Obama skitters, scampers way from failure
by Michael Barone
Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late. Skitter away from your red line in Syria. ...
Worried about partisan purity in elections? Try the straight ticket
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE -- The never-ending story that Mississippi’s Republican U.S. Senate primary has become has raised the issue of the desira...
Constitution, not illegal immigration is 'central to our way of life'
by Cal Thomas
The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. He said ...
Crossroads
Receiving God’s message t...
by Gary Andrews
I am a fan of gospel music and I really enjoy the Gaithers and all of the old time singers coming together to perform. I have only seen them once in person and I sat in the...
Keepsakes help keep memor...
by Lora Ann Huff
This week I came across an article I wrote many years ago, and in order to keep the memory of a couple of special folks from our community alive, I wish to reprint portions...
One of Corinth’s newest b...
by Stacy Jones
Corinth has its own three-piece jazz ensemble. And while “jazz ensemble” may not be the most exact moniker for the trio, they do incorporate a number of jazz standards in t...
‘Freedom Summer’ anniversary should honor sacrifices for the common good
by Stacy Jones
A platitude often repeated in small Southern towns pertains to a wistful yearning to return to “easier” times. However, this idyllic...
It’s important to stay on the right track
by Gary Andrews
Living in a town where trains pass through each day, I am going to be caught at a crossing sitting and waiting for all of these cars...
Does pride really come before every fall? At times it seems so
by Cathy Wood
I’m not sure if pride goes before a fall – for me it’s usually talking on the phone while holding a coffee cup and avoiding one or b...
Fascination with Sherlock Holmes is pure 'elementary'
by Carol Humphreys
I realize Sherlock Holmes’ aficionados may be offended, but I thoroughly enjoyed Hollywood’s adaptation of the famous 19th century d...
Good barbecue has boundaries, remains sacred matter
by Stacy Jones
If good barbecue were a hurricane, the eye of it would be located in Memphis, Tennessee. I’m convinced that an invisible perimeter r...
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Recent photos from the Crossroads
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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