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Silicon facility makes progress
by Zack Steen
BURNSVILLE – Construction crews at the future site of the Mississippi Silicon in Burnsville have been busy in recent weeks. “We are making good progress on construction so far,” said David Tuten, president of the Mississippi-based high-tech company. “We are on track for our expected startup in the second half of 2015.” Earthwork was completed in July on the $200 million project at the Northeast...
Ceremony honors famous sheriff
by Steve Beavers
LAWTON, Tenn. – Supporters of the man who "walked tall" gathered near where he was killed Thursday. They were there to remember one of McNairy County's true legends. Former McNairy County Sheriff Buford Pusser was recalled as a national hero by the ones who spoke on the 40th anniversary of his tragic death. Pusser died August 21, 1974 from injuries sustained after his Corvette slammed into an e...
N. Madison gets facelift
Improvements to North Madison Street are set to begin early in the coming week. The street depart...
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Absentee voting off to fast start
Absentee voting is off to a fast start in the city. Since opening absentee voting two weeks ago f...
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Shelter plans efforts to reduc...
Unwanted animals continue to be a big problem in Alcorn County. “We are not making progress in re...
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City leaders make budget requests
Corinth aldermen began digging deeper into the budget for fiscal 2015 Wednesday morning in a meet...
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Cab driver seeks justice for m...
William "Billy" Burress wants to stir things up. The Liberty Cab Service driver doesn't want the ...
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Sports
Lady Warriors christen co...
by H. Lee Smith II
It took six years from the bond issue vote until the opening of Corinth High School’s Softball Complex. It took the Lady Warriors just one turn at-bat to score all the runs...
Warriors, Aggies meet for...
by H. Lee Smith II
The oldest rivalry for both schools continues to write its own story. Kossuth is at Corinth tonight in the season opener for both clubs as the Warriors unveil their new art...
Rival Bears-Lions meet fo...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Alcorn Central-Biggersville matchup hasn’t been much of a rivalry on the football field lately. Alcorn Central has won five of the last six meetings -- three overall --...
Softball complex opens today
by H. Lee Smith II
The third time is a charm for the Corinth High School softball program. The slow-pitch version, which debuted in the fall of 1991, w...
SEC takes steps to improve fan experience
by The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- All 14 Southeastern Conference members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadium...
Kelly's follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer
by The Associated Press
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer. An initial physical exam showed no evidence ...
Lady Aggies left looking for first win
by H. Lee Smith II
SALTILLO -- Kossuth High School left Saltillo still looking for its first softball win of the season. The Lady Aggies also left plen...
Braves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win
by The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH -- Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the...
Opinion
ISIS 'a national security...
by Cal Thomas
BELFAST, Northern Ireland – U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terroris...
Not nearly as daunting as...
by Michael Barone
Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office ...
Race-based justice
by Pat Buchanan
Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor R...
The media and the mob
by Thomas Sowell
Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, ...
Is the Ferguson nightmare just beginning?
by Roger Simon
Could it be that our long national nightmare is just beginning? Could it be that after decade upon decade of refusing to address the...
Forgetting the meaning of freedom
by Ben Carson
Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under ...
Free Rick Perry
by Rich Lowry
It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perr...
Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Missouri
by Cal Thomas
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by Eu...
Crossroads
Perfect World Turns Out N...
by Terry Burns
The Giver, PG-13, ***, Brenton Thwaiting, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Strep. Walden Media. Director Phillip Noyce. Length 94 minutes. “The Giver” film is based on a book by Lois Lo...
Do you know what an aphor...
by Gary Andrews
Are you familiar with the word aphorism? Webster’s dictionary defines it as: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clever observation or a general truth. One a...
Watch Your Words
by Lora Ann Huff
How long has it been since you heard someone call another person a wench? Probably a long time. I remember when I was growing up hearing someone say something about “that o...
Legendary screen seductress leaves behind classic filmography
by Stacy Jones
There was no doubt: after her first appearance in To Have and Have Not in 1944, everyone knew how to whistle. That classic scene sti...
‘A Most Wanted Man’: An edge-of-your-seats yarn
by Terry Burns
“A Most Wanted Man,” PG-13, ****, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Defoe, Homayoun Ershadi. Potboiler Pr...
Know where you are going; Know where you have been
by Gary Andrews
I overheard someone say that, “to know where you are going you need to know where you have been.” I believe this is a true statement...
Travel affords valuable education unobtainable elsewhere
by Stacy Jones
Mark Twain writes in the The Innocents Abroad that “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our pe...
CT-A’s ‘Hairspray’ brings race, rock ’n’ roll, spirit
by Stacy Jones
When I landed a role in the upcoming Corinth Theatre-Arts production of “Hairspray,” I felt like a fraud. At the time of auditions i...
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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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