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City leaders make budget requests
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth aldermen began digging deeper into the budget for fiscal 2015 Wednesday morning in a meeting with department heads. It was the Board of Aldermen’s first work session for the upcoming budget, and another will follow next week. The public hearing for the FY 2015 budget will be scheduled to coincide with the next regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Sept. 2. The department heads presented th...
Cab driver seeks justice for murdered friend
by Steve Beavers
William "Billy" Burress wants to stir things up. The Liberty Cab Service driver doesn't want the murder of his longtime friend and fellow driver Cleo Henderson to fall by the wayside. "I don't understand how someone killed him and no one knows anything or saw anything," said Burress. "Something has to break somewhere." Henderson, 66, was found shot about 2:39 a.m. outside of Liberty Cab Service...
Shiloh superintendent stepping...
SHILOH, Tenn. – Shiloh National Military Park is in the hunt for a new superintendent. Current su...
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Marching competition coming to...
The Corinth School District is putting on its marching shoes. District Director of Fine Arts Tomm...
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Snowflakes to add holiday spirit
FARMINGTON – Farmington is offering residents an opportunity to buy a snowflake to complete the p...
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City board shelves annexed bus...
The Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted to dismiss Margaret Bradley’s variance request reg...
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Pastor walking across America
A Tennessee pastor is taking a stroll. One which covers 3,200 miles across the United States. Pas...
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Sports
Lady Aggies left looking ...
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 plenty of runners on base. Kossuth (0-3) out...
Braves jump on Liriano in...
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 Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday nigh...
Backup QB: Marshall will ...
by The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's backup quarterback predicts Nick Marshall will win the Heisman Trophy this season. Jeremy Johnson expresses much less certainty over who will start...
Lady Warriors off to 3-0 start
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth High School will take a perfect record into its new home debut on Thursday. Corinth claimed a pair of wins on Saturday at th...
North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway
by H. Lee Smith II
Racing was a no go two weeks ago the North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway due to thunderstorms. This past Saturday, racing returned...
Auburn, Bama open Top 10 for 4th time
by The Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama and Auburn are no strangers to going into seasons ranked in the Top 10 — just not at the same time. The ...
Football clubs going through rehearsals
by H. Lee Smith II
They do keep score, but this weekend’s jamboree action is more of a final dress rehearsal for local high school football teams. Play...
1st female Little Leaguer happy for 2 girls
by The Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- More than six decades after Kathryn "Tubby" Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her...
Opinion
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. Perry was indicted last week for the offense...
Theater of the Absurd in ...
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 European playwrights between the 1940s and...
2015 forecast: No merging...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – While legal precedent and political realities suggest that state Sen. Chris McDaniel faces an exceedingly slim chance of prevailing in his legal challenge to t...
Random thoughts on the passing scene
by Thomas Sowell
I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and i...
Whatever you do, don’t shoot a writer
by Rheta Johnson
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — I’ve met some brave people in my life: survivors of war, politics, natural disasters -- and one heroic woman...
Is Ferguson our future?
by Pat Buchanan
“America is on trial,” said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark’s Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri. At issue, the...
It’s too easy to generalize about shootings by police
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — A problem with public outrage when citizens — especially young citizens — are shot and killed by police is that no two situ...
Teen births down in Miss., other states
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON -- Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said for years that one of his top goals is reducing Mississippi's teenage pregnancy rate...
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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Recent photos from the Crossroads
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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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