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Aldermen take office oath
by Zack Steen
All six city aldermen will make a rare return for another four years of service in Corinth. Mayor Tommy Irwin performed the oath of office ceremony for five of the six returning city alderman on Thursday afternoon before a jam packed board room. Andrew “Bubba” Labas, Ben Albarracin, J.C. Hill, Michael McFall and Mike Hopkins accepted their duties for four years of service from the mayor. Adrian...
Winter temps coming soon
by Zack Steen
Old Man Winter will blow into the Crossroads area the weekend and it could produce the area’s first freeze of the season. The National Weather Service in Memphis issued a Freeze Watch for all of North Mississippi and parts of West Tennessee in effect for late tonight through Sunday morning. Temperatures are set to creep into the low 30s tonight, with even cooler air blowing into the area on Sat...
Toy store drive starts
Christmas is just around the corner and as children dream of gifts under the tree many families a...
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Groups back fundraiser for wre...
Revving up their rides for a cause, B.A.G.G.E.R.S., U.S. Veterans and Family Honors, McPeters Inc...
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ACTC celebrates Red Ribbon Wee...
Winding down from a week of well-earned fun, students at the Alcorn County Career and Technology ...
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Two airlifted following traffi...
BIGGERSVILLE — Two people were airlifted with apparent serious injuries after a one-vehicle rollo...
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Films on Fillmore shows ‘Monst...
Main Street Corinth will host a special Halloween edition of Films on Fillmore presented by Regio...
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Sports
Tonight’s Ticket: Alcorn ...
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth (7-3, 3-1) @ Amory (6-4, 3-1) When: Tonight, 7 Where: Longenecker Field, Amory High School Coaches: Corinth, Doug Jones (3rd year, 25-8); Ben Ashley (2nd year at Am...
County quintet to slug it...
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn will be well represented in Newton. A total of five local seniors will take part in two Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Slow-Pitch Softball Games set for...
No. 1 MSU winning despite...
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Undefeated Mississippi State is the consensus No. 1 team in the country so smiles and praise are easy to find in Starkville. But the success accolades have co...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by H. Lee Smith II
Results from recent league action at Plaza Bowling Lanes. Monday Major 11-3 3 Nuts & A Bolt 27-9 Wendy’s Baconators 21-15 Shot Who??...
Robinson running around, through foes
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's Josh Robinson is often the shortest guy on the field, a low-to-the-ground, maroon-and-white blur t...
Rebels, Tigers game features interception leaders
by The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Senquez Golson and Jonathan Jones might have been best known for unpleasant moments coming into this season. Now, th...
Senatobia advances in straight sets
by H. Lee Smith II
The third time was a charm for the Lady Warriors. Problem was, it was the blue ones from Tate County. Corinth extended two sets with...
Horton among inductees into MCHS Hall of Fame
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. -- McNairy Central’s Sports Hall of Fame will gain six new members when the 2014 class is inducted on Saturday night. ...
Opinion
Terrorism & 'The True Bel...
by Pat Buchanan
"A mass movement," wrote Eric Hoffer in "The True Believer," "appeals not to those intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished self, but to those who crave to be rid of ...
Reagan's speech continues...
by Michael Barone
On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candid...
America's most incurable ...
by Ben Carson
I have had a fulfilling career as a pediatric neurosurgeon, which unfortunately included numerous instances where worst-case scenarios played out in the operating room. Goo...
Help for Middle East Christians
by Cal Thomas
American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against...
This girl wanted to be gone
by Rheta Johnson
I’ve had trouble explaining to several friends why I didn’t like the movie “Gone Girl.” And, I’ve had trouble explaining to myself w...
Things fall apart
by Pat Buchanan
When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I ...
Fear is good
by Roger Simon
Can you get the light out of my eyes? No. Can you loosen the handcuffs? No. Why am I here? You coughed. Coughing is a symptom of Ebo...
Why the House will stay Republican
by Michael Barone
You probably haven’t read much commentary about this year’s elections to the House of Representatives. There’s a good reason for tha...
Crossroads
Storms
by Lora Ann Huff
Checking e-mails and deleting old ones this week, I came across one I had never opened to read. The title interested me – “Can You Sleep When the Wind Blows?” – so I read i...
Halloween evokes childhoo...
by Stacy Jones
As a child, I was afraid of almost everything. I don’t think I slept alone until I was at least 10, and even then, I can recall lying in the quiet dark of my bedroom late n...
One Good Bad Guy and a Cl...
by Terry Burns
John Wick, R, ****, Keanu Reeves, Michael Nuquist, Alfie Allen, Isoef Tarasov, William Defoe. Summit Entertainment. Length: 101 Minutes. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a retir...
Train travel affords scenic, communal journey
by Stacy Jones
I probably fell in love with train travel the way that many other Americans did: by seeing it romanticized in movies and television ...
Pursuit of happiness or happiness of pursuit?
by Terry Burns
Hector and The Search for Happiness, R, ****, Simon Pegg, Rosanund Pike, Jean Reno, Stellan Skarsgaird, Christopher Plummer, Ming Zh...
Turnip Green Cookoff highlights fall festival
by Stacy Jones
Returning after school to a home where my mother regularly cooked turnip greens for dinner was a distinct experience. The air was fi...
Grocery Shopping
by Lora Ann Huff
A news item caught my eye the other day and was rather disturbing. The quote was something like “Are America’s supermarkets in troub...
Festival affords taste of classic New Orleans lyricist
by Stacy Jones
Some days you just need a little gris-gris. Originating in West Africa as part of the voodoo tradition, gris-gris consists of an amu...
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Supply Sergeant Glen R. Marsh (from left), Rickey Crane with Veterans and Family Honors and MS Project Package Coordinator and Founder Rickey Pope put together a care package to be mailed to a deployed mid-south soldier in Iraq. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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