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Harassment suit filed against sheriff, county
by Jebb Johnston
A former sheriff’s department employee has filed suit against Sheriff Charles Rinehart, the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department and Alcorn County, alleging sexual harrasment, a sexually hostile work environment and retaliation. Requesting a jury trial and seeking damages, Michelle Cohoon-Loyd filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Feb. 21. “In the final months of her employment with the Alc...
Siege & Battle gets West Corinth school property
by Jebb Johnston
The Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission is set to take possession of the vacant West Corinth Elementary School property. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday accepted the group’s bid of $1,499 for the property, which will change hands as soon as the deed is signed, said City Attorney Wendell Trapp. It was the only bid for the property. The board also agreed to declare the playground eq...
War leaders converge on Corinth
Crossroads area residents and visitors will get a unique opportunity to hear from three important...
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School board adopts calendar f...
As the state steps away from school start date restrictions, the Corinth School District is large...
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Tourism considers "my Corinth"...
My Corinth. Students in the Corinth School District may get the chance to describe what the two w...
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Trike-A-Thon rolls Thursday
Wheeler Grove Learning Center students will take to the pavement Thursday for the pre-school’s 8t...
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Defendants sentenced during co...
Dozens of defendants entered guilty pleas and received sentences during the term of Alcorn County...
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Sports
Local action washed out
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth’s opening round match with North Pontotoc was pushed back a day due to rain. The Division 1-3A champions will now face the Division 2 runners-up today at 4 at Cross...
ICC’s Anderson named to N...
by Adam Gore
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Alex Anderson was recently named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball secon...
Corinth falls in first round
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth High School ran into a familiar foe in its quest for a 15th state tennis championship. Division 2-4A champion New Albany ended Corinth’s season for a third straight...
Alcorn Central Track
by H. Lee Smith II
Team results and the top three finishers for the Alcorn Central Golden Bears and Lady Bears at last weekend’s Daily Journal Relays. ...
Baseball
Saturday’s Scores Central 11, Tish County 8 Falkner 14, Biggersville 1 NEMCC 8, Pearl River 1 Pearl River 16, NEMCC 6 Friday’s Games...
KHS finally back over .500 mark
by H. Lee Smith II
The fourth time was a charm thanks to a third straight win. The Kossuth Lady Aggies got back over the .500 mark for the first time s...
Alcorn Central boys remain on track
by H. Lee Smith II
The Alcorn Central boys continued on their record pace with another program first last weekend. Central rolled through its eight-tea...
Prep Baseball
Thursday’s Games Mooreville 7, Kossuth 5 Kossuth 101 000 3 -- 5 5 1 M’ville 030 130 x -- 7 5 1 WP: John David Peugh. LP: Hunter Swin...
Opinion
What would Reagan do?
by Pat Buchanan
President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as communications director, with a concern...
The equal-pay canard
by Rich Lowry
To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies and the "equal pay" statistic. The factoid that women earn only 77 cents of every dollar ea...
Doris Kearns Goodwin: Lin...
by Roger Simon
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a petite person who writes about towering figures -- Lyndon Johnson, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, the Kennedys....
Kerry's Middle East folly
by Cal Thomas
After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secreta...
Voter fraud tainted 2012 election
by Dick Morris
Allegations of voter fraud fly back and forth in modern American politics, each based on episodic personal observations or on anomal...
We must return to what works
by Cal Thomas
The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in Stat...
Focus on the big picture
by Ben S. Carson
Imagine a situation in which there is an earthquake that destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon. A passenger train is speed...
Dreams of tossing tech
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Six inches of snow out the window where the azaleas ought to be. I am in Colorado for a few weeks, and my...
Crossroads
Repairman blessed to be i...
by The Back Porch-Lora Ann Huff
His shop door is open each weekday morning around eight o’clock. He’s open for business whether he has several customers or just one or two. Ralph Hurley has run a lawn mow...
Country ‘poor’ belongs in...
by Lora Ann Huff
Driving through an area where large new houses were being built only a few feet apart, I made the comment to my husband I couldn’t be paid to live in such a tightly fit nei...
Wenasoga native recounts ...
by The Back Porch
What was life like in Alcorn County 100 years ago? We’ve heard the stories passed down from our parents and grandparents and read short-story accounts of local history, but...
The Back Porch: Children learn from 'heroes in faith'
by Lora Ann Huff
Listening to part of a message by Dr. Charles Stanley last weekend brought back memories I cherish from my childhood and growing-up ...
Avengers activate abilities to save the world
by Terry Burns
Avengers activate abilities to save the world The Avengers, PG-13, ****, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemswor...
The Back Porch: Mothers not always perfect, but Someone it
by Lora Ann Huff
Well known author and Bible teacher, Beth Moore, said recently if you think you are one who “has it all together,” just have childre...
The Back Porch: Confessing some burdens only to God
by Lora Ann Huff
Everybody’s writing a book these days. Seems every time I turn the TV on, someone is being interviewed because their new book is hit...
History of family tree in a nutshell
by Ryland Bruhwiler
When I headed up to Selmer for my appointment at a local hair salon last week, I got more than a new “do.” I got a lesson in local h...
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Kossuth Elementary School second grader Brayde Mitchell gets ready for next month's Candy Classic. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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