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Corinth awards two drainage project contracts
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth awarded two contracts this week for major drainage work in the city after several years in the works. Although the Board of Aldermen awarded the contracts, it is still pending concurrence by the granting agency, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, which awarded $4.09 million for the project. The work will include new box culverts, channel improvements, riprap, erosion control ...
Supervisors hire new accounting firm
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County is hiring a new accounting firm as it moves to get all county audits up to date. The Board of Supervisors during this past week voted to end its contract with the Sparks CPA firm and to contract with the J.E. Vance & Company firm of Tupelo for the 2016 audit and the 2017-2018 audit. The board wants the 2016 audit completed by the end of the year, and the Sparks firm indicated it c...
Law enforcement on the lookout for armed fugitive
by Jebb Johnston
Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who is wanted for a parole violation and fled officers with the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Friday. The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Joshua Haynes, 33, of County Road 793. “When the MDOC officers went to the residence, he eluded authorities,” said Chief Deputy Dusty Essary. “He has been seen once and is sti...
Man charged with drug possession
by Daily Corinthian
A Corinth man faces felony charges after being found in possession of two different controlled substances. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell reports Curtis Lee Collins, 26, was arrested Oct. 18 following an investigation by Narcotics Investigator Adam Rencher and Deputy Lucas Wooten. Collins was charged with felony possession of approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine and felony possession o...
Students celebrate 50 days wit...
Fifty days was recently a cause for a big celebration for Alcorn Central Elementary kindergartene...
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KHS ranks fourth in the state,...
Consistency may be key for two local high school’s recent academic success. The Alcorn School Dis...
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Schools see big success in lat...
Three Alcorn County schools received top grades on the latest state accountability ratings, and o...
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Weekend walk brings meaning an...
TUPELO — The Out of the Darkness Walk takes it name seriously because that is precisely what part...
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Man charged in vehicle theft
A Tennessee man has been arrested for the theft of a vehicle from an Alcorn County used car lot. ...
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U.S. Marshals seek area fugitive
A man known to frequent the Corinth area is wanted by U.S. Marshals. Patrick Dillon Butler, a 24-...
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City, county split on hospital...
Corinth alderman and Alcorn County supervisors are at odds on a hospital board appointment. The A...
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Fired up: Memorial bricks to h...
Crossroads Museum is offering the community the opportunity to purchase a memorial brick to be pl...
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People of the Crossroads - Wes...
Wesley Wilbanks celebrates two things in October: his third anniversary as a Corinth firefighter ...
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Man shot in Meigg Street area

A 25-year-old Corinth man was taken to Magnolia Regional Health Center after he was shot while wa...
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Pursuit results in fatal crash
Authorities are awaiting official identification of a suspect who died Sunday when his vehicle bu...
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Corinth legends: Cemetery tour...
The stories of eight historic Corinthians will come alive later this month when the second annual...
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Sports
Northeast fall at Holmes
by Northeast Sports Information
GOODMAN — Northeast Mississippi Community College fell in heartbreaking fashion to Holmes Community College by a 51-49 score on Saturday, October 21 at Ras Branch Stadium. ...
Penn State crushes Michigan
by The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley cut through Michigan’s stingy defense, each scoring three touchdowns, and No. 2 Penn State emphatically avenged its l...
Plaza Lanes Results
by the Daily Corinthian
Special to the Daily Corinthian. Monday Night Major: Week of 10/16 MS Care 26 10 Hughes Outdoor & Marina 21 15 Family Ties 20 16 Shot Who? 19 17 Two Odd Couples 19 17 Outla...
Plaza Lanes Results
by the Daily Corinthian
Special to the Daily Corinthian. Monday Night Major: Week of 10/16 MS Care 26 10 Hughes Outdoor & Marina 21 15 Family Ties 20 16 Sho...
SEC Roundup
by The Associated Press
The following list of SEC game summaries was comiled from AP reports. No. 1 Alabama 45 Tennessee 7 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Bo Scarbrough ...
Coming up Sunday
by the Daily Corinthian
Coming up Sunday in the print edition of the Daily Corinthian sports pages we’ll have complete game recaps of the Ole Miss and Missi...
Mississippi Prep Scores
by The Associated Press
Adams Christian 57, Central Private, La. 28 Amite County 53, Enterprise Lincoln 20 Amory 42, Caledonia 0 Bay Springs 48, Enterprise ...
Opinion
The holiday that scares a...
by Lenore Skenazy
"Trick or treat! Trick or treat! Give us something lethal to eat!" That's not the actual rhyme, but from all the warnings about Halloween, you just might think it was. Even...
The cognitive dissonance ...
by Rich Lowry
To paraphrase Groucho Marx, President Donald Trump has a position on the Lamar Alexander/Patty Murray health care deal, and if you don't like it, he has another one. Within...
Please, don’t deny the ch...
by Ray Mosby
“I’m not understanding really, what the big controversy is.”—Biloxi School District Supt. Arthur McMillan. ROLLING FORK  — Well, let me educate a superintendent of educatio...
Johnny Carson is greater than Jimmy Kimmel
by Rich Lowry
Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn...
Prevention requires a lot of effort
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Most of us believe in prevention but we don't always practice it. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure we've heard before...
Insurgent candidates can beat Democrats
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
As he appeared at President Trump's side on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell derided conservative insurgent candidates...
Is war with Iran inevitable?
by Pat Buchanan
With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on th...
Trump makes timely appeal to evangelicals
by Star Parker
President Trump addressed this year's annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. He is the first sitting U.S. president to do s...
Crossroads
Mississippi school board’...
by Stacy Jones
In the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the main characters, Atticus Finch, offers guidance to his daughter, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, about the n...
We're in danger of repeat...
by Lora Ann Huff
Hearing the continuation of frightening threats of war and disunity in the news this week reminded me of a clipping my mother-in-law saved from a newspaper around 1965. The...
Rocker’s reported death u...
by Stacy Jones
The immediacy of technology is, on one hand, an asset. We can stay in touch with family and friends at lightning speed. It allows for interaction in real-time, as well as q...
Thinking about Las Vegas
by Lora Ann Huff
With all the sorrow in our world and all the constant unrest among groups of people, it’s quite easy to become discouraged. The news...
Educators’ responsibility is to teach students, not safeguard from violence
by Stacy Jones
This week I viewed a story on the evening news that disturbed me. No matter what restrictions—or lack of restraints—that one believe...
Children have a way with words
by Lora Ann Huff
A friend sent me some stories and comments made by children, and although I’ve shared some of them before, I thought we needed a smi...
Public education is vital to the success of our students
by Stacy Jones
I spent this week at a meeting in Nashville reviewing end-of-course assessment items for Tennessee’s state department of education. ...
A house and a home are different things
by Lora Ann Huff
Many years ago my Home Economics teacher at Alcorn Central High School marked me for life. Mrs. Lorene Dean stressed over and over t...
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