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Snowfall hits the Crossroads area
by Zack Steen
Crossroads area residents woke up to a winter wonderland Thursday morning. Meteorologists may have had the timing off by a few hours, but they were correct in the amount of snow the area might receive. Downtown residents reported seeing two inches of snow fall, while folks in the southern parts of the county reported more than three inches of the white stuff. As businesses closed across the cit...
More funds sought for beautification
by Zack Steen
More money is needed for Corinth’s downtown beautification. That’s the message Mona Lisa Grady delivered to members of the Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau board this week. “We are requesting additional funding to help cover the costs of more landscape maintenance for the Corinth Beautification Program,” said Grady, the executive director of CREATE Foundation’s CARE who oversees the pr...
Charity Ball will have glitz, ...
Guests at Franklin Courtyard will channel the roaring 20s as Corinth meets West Egg during the 53...
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Shelter fundraiser off to bris...
Ticket sales for the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter’s 30 Guns Giveaway and fish fry fundraiser is ...
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Firefighters recuit snowman
FARMINGTON – A local volunteer fire department added a new recruit to its team. Until the tempera...
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Three more candidates qualify ...
Three new candidates threw their hats into the ring this week. Billy Clyde Burns filed papers to ...
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Sports
Lady Aggies win opener on...
by H. Lee Smith II
It took three tries, but the Kossuth Lady Aggies are one game away from the State Tournament. After having their first-round contest postponed on Monday and Wednesday, the ...
Girls Basketball Playoffs
by H. Lee Smith II
Thursday’s Scores Class 1A Vardaman 70, Jumpertown 66 Class 3A Kossuth 64, Kemper Co. 63 Class 4A Ripley 55, Yazoo Co. 34 Itawamba 64, W. Lauderdale 38 Today’s Games Class ...
South Carolina women whip...
by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Conference title. The Gamecocks, behind Mit...
Girls Basketball Playoffs
First-Round Games Today Class 1A Houlka @ Biggersville, 4:30 (WXRZ) Class 3A Central @ Nettleton, 5 Kossuth @ Kemper Co., 5 Class 4A...
Boys Basketball Playoffs
by H. Lee Smith II
Winners from these second-round games, all set for Saturday at 7 p.m., advance to face a South team the State Tournament. These quar...
Rivals both struggling in close games
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's inability to win close games has sent the Volunteers tumbling down the Southeastern Conference stand...
No. 1 Kentucky stands at 28-0, tops Mississippi St., 74-56
by BY DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — On a roster full of superstars, top-ranked Kentucky's Trey Lyles often is an afterthought. At least for one...
Warriors cruise past Whippets
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors rebounded from their last-second loss in the Division 1-4A Tournament by ... rebounding. Corinth held a 12-9 ad...
Opinion
Hanging Rudy out to dry
by Pat Buchanan
Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan's signing of an INF treaty to remove all nu...
Voices through space and ...
by Rheta Johnson
BAY ST. LOUIS – These voices "speak through time and space," he promises, and it is true. They penetrate with the authority of earned perspective. An oral historian named L...
Romney and Obama yuk it up
by Roger Simon
(The following column originally was published in October of 2012. Certain time references have been updated.) The Al Smith dinner in New York is a true test for the modern...
The education of Scott Walker
by Rich Lowry
Scott Walker belongs to an embattled minority that happens to be most of the population. The root of this paradox is that Walker is ...
Chris Cuomo: 'Our rights do not come from God'
by Cal Thomas
"... the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Jan...
Giuliani versus Obama
by Thomas Sowell
The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved Am...
House votes to help vets, small cities and counties
by Nick Bain
Last week, most of our time was spent working on appropriation and revenue bills. It appears that the state’s budget will be about $...
Looks like state will have a governor’s race
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi is going to have a contested governor’s race in 2015 after all – well, after a fashion. The entry of succes...
Crossroads
Technology has changed in...
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing on this Wednesday night, Mississippi remains in the throes of a winter storm warning. Of course, I’m inside, warm, full of homemade chili and sweet snow cr...
‘Kingsmen’ brings enough ...
by Terry Burns
Kingsman: The Secret Service. R. ***1/2. Colin Firth, Taron Egaton, Samuel L. Jackson. Director Matthew Vaughn. 20th Century Fox. Length 129 minutes. The movie begins when ...
Messages from the heart r...
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s that time of the year again – time for hearts and flowers and boxed candy, time to let special folks know they are appreciated. I really believe Valentine’s Day has be...
Weekend proves unlucky for unlocking or driving vehicles
by Stacy Jones
My car might be easy for some thieves to steal, but if I truly want to prevent theft, I know what to do now to keep almost anyone fr...
Wishing for normal
by Lora Ann Huff
At the end of a couple of days this week, I went over in my mind the details of how tired I was and why. My schedule had been full a...
Local wild game supper offers unique experience rooted in tradition
by Stacy Jones
In modern society, most of us do not think about the food we eat. We are accustomed to immediacy and convenience when it comes to me...
Pancakes
by Lora Ann Huff
A story was forwarded to me lately that really reminded me of how God’s love is so amazing and so caring. Sometimes we are led to be...
Poignancy of Challenger disaster remains after nearly three decades
by Stacy Jones
I was truly part of the space shuttle generation. I vaguely recall being in first grade April 12, 1981, and watching the very first ...
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Gina the Shetland Sheepdog poses after being found by her owners last week after nearly four months on the loose.
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