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No tax increase planned for Corinth
by Jebb Johnston
Working with a plan for no change to city taxes, the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen began to dig into the next fiscal year’s budget in a Friday meeting. The city’s public hearing on the fiscal 2016 budget and tax levy is set for 5 p.m. on Tuesday during a regular meeting of the board, and the board will adopt the budget during its regular meeting on Sept. 15. Including school taxes, the to...
Remembering Katrina: Storm survivors find new lives in the Crossroads
by Zack Steen and Kimberly Shelton
Ten years ago this weekend one of the worst natural disasters in American history hit the Mississippi coast line. Hurricane Katrina was a massive Category 3 storm when it made landfall on August 29, 2005. The storm caused severe destruction along the Gulf Coast resulting in thousands of deaths and more than a $100 billion in property damage. Even though Katrina’s storm surge flattened towns alo...
Jobless rate declines
Alcorn County unemployment hit 5.8 percent in July, faring better than the prior month and a year...
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Wamsley finds calling as princ...
GLEN — Born from education royalty, Elizabeth Wamsley never wanted to be a teacher. She grew up i...
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Mentors make connections
KOSSUTH — Close to 40 Kossuth High School junior and seniors are onboard with making a difference...
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Driver faces drug charge after...
A driver who caused major damage to a sign at Thrasher School is facing a felony drug charge. Bre...
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Farmington plans tax increase
FARMINGTON – The City of Farmington is proposing a tax increase. Officials announced this week th...
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Sports
Pigskin Picks
by Pigskin Pete
Jerry Robertson of Corinth claimed the Week 1 edition of Pigskin Picks. Robertson was one of two entries to go 9-2. He won the tiebreaker by getting closest to the total po...
Ole Miss welcomes back Tr...
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze hopes star receiver Laquon Treadwell scores a touchdown every time he touches the ball this season. Except once. "In a strange kind ...
Playoff-hopeful Cubs get ...
by The Associated Press
HOUSTON -- The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners on Monday, boosting their depth for their run at a possible playoff spot. Chicago s...
Tupelo rides early scoring Wave
by H. Lee Smith II
With all the excitement surrounding just the third gridiron meeting between Corinth and Tupelo in 31 years, the Golden Wave took the...
Braves scalp Golden Bears
by Kent Mohundro
By Kent Mohundro For the Daily Corinthian IUKA -- The shoe was on the other foot for the Alcorn Central Bears as they traveled to ne...
Lions explode in third for first win
by H. Lee Smith II and Jeff York
Biggersville used a pair of pick 6’s and a 24-point fourth quarter to earn its first win with a 38-14 decision over New Site. Qua Da...
Corinth-Tupelo meet for third time in 22 years
by H. Lee Smith II
Tupelo (0-1) @ Corinth (1-0) When: Tonight, 7 Where: Warrior Stadium II, CHS-APAC Coaches: Corinth, Doug Jones (4th year, 27-9); Tup...
Tonight's Ticket: Alcorn County Capsules
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth (1-0) @ Pontotoc (0-1) When: Tonight, 7 Where: The Hollow, Pontotoc High School Coaches: Kossuth, Brian Kelly (4th year, 29-...
Opinion
The GOP field that failed
by Rich Lowry
The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. To paraphrase Bruce S...
U.S. and UK politics are ...
by Cal Thomas
LONDON – It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. Following a disastrous defeat at the hands of Prime Min...
Detailed state agency bud...
by Jack Elliott, Jr.
JACKSON — For political junkies who can't get enough of the legislative budgeting process or for average folks just curious about how much money is being requested by Missi...
Two impossible things that could happen in 2016
by Michael Barone
"One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was...
If Obama endorses Biden ...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
If Joe Biden runs and President Obama endorses him – and both now appear likely – then all bets are off. Hillary Clinton will soon b...
Festival success was typical day at the Capitol
by Sid Salter
JACKSON – The inaugural Mississippi Book Festival was an unqualified success – one that surpassed the rudimentary shade tree estimat...
Is Trumpism the new nationalism?
by Pat Buchanan
Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a tailspin. Why should this be? After all, 3 percent deva...
The end of China envy
by Rich Lowry
A funny thing happened on the way to China's inevitable global dominance – the country's economic tumult rocked markets around the w...
Crossroads
'Man From Uncle' makes ex...
by Terry Burns
Man From Uncle, PG-13, *****, Henry Cavill, Arnie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Director Guy Richie, Davis Entertainment, Warner Bros., Length 116 minutes. This film...
Five prayer suggestions f...
by Lora Ann Huff
Last week our nine-year-old grandson and I were talking about school starting back when he said, “Momaw, I guess you’re kinda glad we’re going back to school and you won’t ...
Philosophy teacher goes w...
by Terry Burns
Irrational Man, R, ****, Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Director Woody Allen, Graver Productions, Length 96 minutes. Psychology was one of my favorite classes i...
Friends are worth more than silver or gold
by Lora Ann Huff
For the last few days I’ve been thinking about a statement a friend made the other day when he stopped by to pick up something I had...
New ‘Mission: Impossible’ delivers plenty of drama
by Terry Burns
Mission:Impossible- Rogue Nation, *****, PG-13, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Director Christopher McQua...
Producer who shaped traditional-style country music dies
by Stacy Jones
What I knew as a teenager as country music were the bland, pop-infused tunes that passed for country, a problem which has increased ...
Teaching is a labor of love
by Lora Ann Huff
With the new school year just around the corner, I’m feeling sorry for the small children who will soon be getting into the routine ...
Quotes recalled from 1957
by Lora Ann Huff
The Corinth area lost two good men this week. I thought it quite ironic that Ralph Hurley and Leon Fields went home so close to the ...
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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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