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People of the Crossroads — Aaron Pyles
by Mark Boehler
Aaron Pyles is a 23-year-old firefighter for the Corinth Fire Department stationed at Station #1 located at Corinth City Hall in downtown Corinth. In addition to fighting fires, he goes on First Responder calls to help sick and injured people, including victims of vehicle accidents. Pyles has been with the fire department for one-and-a half years. "I had an interest in firefighting, so when I g...
School District to provide free student lunches
by Kimberly Shelton
Though school may be out, healthy meals will remain in as the Alcorn County School District Food Service Department continues their summer meals program. Alcorn County children 18 and younger will receive free breakfast and lunch at no cost during the entire month of June when they visit the Kossuth Elementary and Alcorn Central Elementary school cafeterias. “We are excited to announce the deta...
Planning commission rejects commercial zoning near Afton
by Jebb Johnston
Residents of the Afton subdivision in North Corinth won the sympathy of the Corinth Planning Commission on Monday as they said “not in my back yard” to a proposed commercial development. Before the commission was a request from Hill Brothers Leasing Company to rezone 10 acres of property at the northwest corner of Mississippi Highway 2 and North Shiloh Road from R-1 residential to C-1 commercia...
Two indicted in gang-related shootout
by Jebb Johnston
A year after a deadly shootout that police believe to be gang-related, an Alcorn County Grand Jury returned two murder indictments in the case. The two men indicted are Marcus McGaha, 27, and Cedric Gunn, 27. The grand jury returned a two-count indictment for each suspect with one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. McGaha, whose last address on record was on North Joh...
Gang members could face enhanc...
Gang members who commit criminal activity could serve extra time. The Corinth Police Department p...
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All-star game leaves Bynum field
Organizers of the NEMCABB All-Star Game are moving the event. The 26th Annual NEMCABB All-Star hi...
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People of the Crossroads — Woo...
Woody Harrell was named Time Magazine "Man of the Year" in 1966 -- the year they gave the award t...
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Community blood drive set for ...
Continuing their efforts to keep a steady supply of fresh donations on hand, Mississippi Blood Se...
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Kossuth collects county’s 73rd...
The second team state championship in just over two months upped Alcorn County’s tote board to 73...
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Alcorn County murder victim id...
Alcorn County’s most recent murder victim has been identified. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones to...
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Two schools' final chapter: Ri...
RIENZI – Showing off a child's handwritten letter with green stick-person art, Lisa Palmer leaned...
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Two schools' final chapter: It...
GLEN – Glendale Elementary School staff came to an agreement earlier this week. They decided not ...
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Corinth considers more county ...
Corinth is considering contracting with Alcorn County to obtain inmate workers to provide needed ...
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Supervisors want road register...
County supervisors are seeing a need to update the county road register with more specific detail...
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Local schools will offer codin...
Coding and robotics will soon be taught in elementary classrooms in the Corinth and Alcorn school...
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Alcorn Central graduation
Alcorn Central High School graduation was held Thursday night at the Crossroads Arena. For more p...
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Sports
All-Star game ends in shu...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE — The West evened the series in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association (NEMFCA) All-Star Game with a 31-0 decision over the East during the fourt...
Mississippi State makes d...
by The Associated Press
Mississippi State won the Southeastern Conference regular-season title one year after finishing in the league basement. Now the Bulldogs want to carry the momentum of that ...
Mangum wins

 Ferris Trophy
by The Associated Press
JACKSON -- Mississippi State freshman outfielder Jake Mangum has won this year's Ferriss Trophy, which is given to Mississippi's top college baseball player. Mangum, of Pea...
Kossuth collects county’s 73rd title
by H. Lee Smith II
The second team state championship in just over two months upped Alcorn County’s tote board to 73. Kossuth captured its third baseba...
KHS sweeps its way to third baseball title
by H. Lee Smith II
The coaches have changed, but the results have remained the same. Kossuth High School collected its third state championship — all c...
Nyquist ready for rainy Preakness

by The Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- Let it rain again on the Preakness. Team Nyquist doesn't seem concerned. A driving rainstorm didn't faze American Pharo...
Thunder look bounce back after big loss
by The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have valuable experience bouncing back from disaster. In Game 1 of the Western Conference...
Aggies eying third state title
by H. Lee Smith II
Sweeps have been the norm for the Kossuth Aggies in championship action on the diamond. Kossuth brought out the brooms in winning th...
Opinion
Tuberculosis remains a sc...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In writing a book about the beloved broadcaster Jack Cristil five years ago, I learned more about tuberculosis than I ever thought I would and in the process, ...
Museum is big step in rig...
by Wyatt Emmerich
The Delta can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction. The $20 million, 28,000-square-foot museum opened in March wi...
The Trump-Sanders two-step
by Rich Lowry
The upshot of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena is that both parties are moving to the left. Sanders' and Trump's styles and affects are very different – the ru...
'Ferguson effect' is real
by Michael Barone
University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had "second thoughts." Like many academic criminologists, he...
Mental health funding has been a battle for years
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Don’t take this statement the wrong way or interpret it as one that is short on sympathy for the mentally ill in Missis...
Hamilton: Lessons from the man and the musical
by Cal Thomas
The popularity of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" offers us all an opportunity to consider the wisdom of one of our most prolifi...
Who is the conservative heretic?
by Pat Buchanan
In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "principles" of the party of Abraha...
Losses without gains
by Cal Thomas
"If you won't stand for something, you will fall for anything." – quote attributed to numerous sources Historically, when our nation...
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End of school year, comme...
by Stacy Jones
Another end of a year has come. No, it’s not the end of a calendar year, but anyone involved in education will know the time reference of which I speak. We educators, like ...
Be thankful for good memo...
by Lora Ann Huff
My husband and I were married five years before having our first child. Actually we were concerned that we might remain childless, but the Lord answered our prayers and ble...
Mothers are treasures ful...
by Lora Ann Huff
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and I found something I used in my column almost ten years ago that I think will bring a smile to all of us. The quotes are not real but only im...
Former teacher, friend leaves behind unforgettable impact
by Stacy Jones
I knew my friend and former teacher George Souders for 28 years, since I was 14 years old. Even after knowing someone for so long, s...
Warren Williams – a valued staple
by Lora Ann Huff
For many years Warren Williams has been a valuable staple around Corinth. Working as a skilled auto mechanic and garage owner, he ha...
National Library Week brings fun and memories to local library
by Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
National Library Week at the Corinth Library was a wonderful time to reflect on how libraries transform. Indeed, as I mentioned prev...
Are we in dubious times?
by Lora Ann Huff
Lots of people have been saying how bad things are in this day and time and how they fear for their children’s and grandchildren’s f...
Abolitionist Tubman to replace President Jackson on new bill
by Stacy Jones
In the future, “Old Hickory” will be getting a new home. This past Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced tha...
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