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County will privatize trash collection
by Jebb Johnston
Trying to overcome a growing deficit in the funding of garbage collection, the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to privatize residential garbage collection. In a special meeting, supervisors approved a contract with Waste Connections at a cost of $5.98 monthly per household. The board had one other proposal from Alabama-based Arrow Disposal Service at a cost of $7.25 monthly...
Wounded Warrior Project receives local donation
by Steve Beavers
Adam Lyons knows the importance of the Wounded Warrior Project. So does AutoZone. Lyons, a veteran of the United States Army, received a $1,000 donation on behalf of the veterans service organization from AutoZone during a brief ceremony on Wednesday. "It is an honor to be able to do this," said AutoZone District Manager Terrell Hudson. "We didn't plan it this way, but everything fell in place ...
District plans facility upgrades
With school out, the Corinth School District plans to make some facility upgrades and do some spr...
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Relay for Life slated for Cori...
Lacing up their walking shoes in an effort to stamp out cancer, participants in the Alcorn County...
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Healthy meals are still in
The Alcorn County Schools Food Service Department has announced details for their 2015 Summer Mea...
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Court overturns murder conviction
The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned the capital murder conviction of a Prentiss County m...
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Candy Classic gets under way
Becky Nelms calls it one of the best community events in Corinth. The associate director of the 3...
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Sports
Tigers hosting four games...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- The Northeast Mississippi Community College football team will treat its followers to a stellar lineup of home contests during their 56th campaign. Three of N...
SEC continues to raise ba...
by The Associated Press
DESTIN, Fla. -- When Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings first stepped into the meeting room this week in Destin, he immediately noticed four new faces. And one familiar one m...
LSU beats Auburn in Women...
by The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Bianka Bell and Kellsi Kloss hit home runs to help LSU beat Auburn 6-1 on Thursday in the Women's College World Series. Bell, a first-team All-American, ho...
SEC to 'substantially' increase fines
by The Associated Press
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004. Now, a de...
Things to know: NCAA baseball tourney
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- The NCAA baseball tournament starts Friday with regionals. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and t...
Blatter: FIFA to regain soccer's trust
by The Associated Press
ZURICH -- While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top o...
SEC seeking 'level playing field'
by The Associated Press
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive football nati...
Warriors try again to close out Rockets
by The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One play. One fall. One bad break. That's all it takes to shift a series and derail a dream season. Stephen Curry...
Opinion
Deadbeat dad not a deadbe...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — “Is it working?” That’s an easy question most of the time. Problem is, when lawmakers and regulation writers fix something broken, they rarely ask. They stick to t...
The season of graduation ...
by Thomas Sowell
This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and...
Is expensive electricity ...
by Wyatt Emmerich
Mississippi Power Company (MPC) is spending millions of dollars to convince ratepayers its $6.2 billion (and growing) plant is a good idea. This will be a good test of the ...
Our next Mideast war – Syria
by Pat Buchanan
Jeb Bush has spent time debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq. When he figur...
Democrat’s rewrite of MAEP’s history short on fact
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – After a long period of seeming political inaction, Democrats in the Mississippi House of Representatives are beginning ...
Scott Walker's problem of national coverage
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Being outside of Washington, D.C., is usually an advantage for a presidential aspirant as he confronts the crowded field of potentia...
Do not go gentle
by Rheta Johnson
I don't know exactly what all I feel about Dave Letterman retiring, except old, very old. It's like the first time you realize you'r...
Legislative candidates prep for August primaries
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — Mississippi politicians are gearing up for a busy summer campaign season. One legislative race worth watching is a Democra...
Crossroads
Piper Books
by Lora Ann Huff
Recently I read about the controversy over the books about life after death, such as one little boy’s story in “Heaven is for Real” and others. One book in particular was p...
End of school year can be...
by Stacy Jones
Some may think that teachers can hardly wait until the end of a school year. Summertime for many teachers translates into vacations, sleeping late, eating at the time one d...
‘Mad Max’ returns and rem...
by Terry Burns
Mad Max and Fury Road, R, *****, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Director George Miller, Warner Bros, Length 120 minutes. In this Mad Max, the earth has turned into a horrible ...
Wonderful World
by Lora Ann Huff
Maybe I’m still on my soapbox this week, but after attending awards ceremonies in a county elementary school and then a kindergarten...
‘King of the Blues’ says goodbye amidst remembrances from fans
by Stacy Jones
Last Friday I awoke to sad news on public radio: B.B. King died at the age of 89 at his home in Las Vegas late Thursday night. It ha...
Gun Law
by Lora Ann Huff
The trends and news of our day never cease to amaze me. Yesterday on national news I heard there’s a push now to legalize guns on co...
Downtown Corinth living offers observation, interest, vitality
by Stacy Jones
Living downtown and watching the transmutations of a town are akin to residing with a familiar companion and learning the nuances of...
Endless Summer
by Lora Ann Huff
My eyes filled with tears when I read the words on the tote bag in a local store. “We dream of summers that last forever.” The pictu...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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