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Stormy weather could impact Fourth celebrations
by Zack Steen
The loud pops and booms heard Saturday night may not be fireworks with several lines of serve thunderstorms forecast to move through the Crossroads area. The Fourth of July weekend may be a wet one with the National Weather Service forecasting a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today and tonight. Rainfall amounts are expected to be between a half and three quarters of an inch. On ...
Officials urge fireworks safety
by Kimberly Shelton
As Crossroads residents and out-of-town visitors prepare for a celebratory weekend, local law enforcement agents are urging caution when it comes to fireworks. “It is illegal to shoot fireworks inside the city limits,” said Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance. “We realize people will continue to do it despite the ordinance and ask that they please do so safely and with caution.” “If the neighbors ...
Singers to shine in Slug Idol
Amateur singers will get their chance to shine on the first night of entertainment at the 28th An...
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Lt. Governor touts state's pro...
Good things are going on in Mississippi. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves shared the news during the Corinth ...
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Ministry aims to help the home...
As Crosswind Ministries continues to work on ending homelessness, Executive Director Bobby Capps ...
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Sheriff arraigned in circuit c...
Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart, accused by the state auditor of a bid-rigging scheme for ...
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Special quilt raises money for...
Carlean Parker challenged quilter Mary Dell Dicks. The longtime quilter produced. Dicks churned o...
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Sports
Venus Williams nears Sere...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. At age 35,...
UT enters new era with st...
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport. Nike took over as Tenn...
NBA: Love stays, Chandler...
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Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries a...
Zverev tries to join exclusive group
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Since 2006, only five teenagers have managed to reach the men's third round at Wimbledon — and three of them went on to be...
Nike co-founder stepping down as chairman
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable...
Rangers activate Hamilton from DL
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BALTIMORE -- Josh Hamilton is back on the Texas Rangers' 25-man roster, eager to jump-start a season that has been marred by injury....
Plenty of intrigue added to SEC hoops
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Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won't take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era. Donovan ...
US-Germany semifinal has top goalkeepers
by The Associated Press
MONTREAL -- The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of...
Opinion
The next gay marriage battle
by Rich Lowry
Everyone knows where the debate over gay marriage is going next. Now that the Supreme Court has imposed its edict on the land, the question is whether religious institution...
Same-sex marriage is only...
by Cal Thomas
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." What Winston Churchill said in 1942 following a British mi...
Supreme Court disasters
by Thomas Sowell
Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is c...
South’s heritage includes reputation for gentility
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — One stereotype we Southerners love to hear praises our collective gentility. We open doors for ladies. We say yes ma’am and...
Clinton's weakness in important states
by Michael Barone
Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it's not clear whether she and her hus...
Brake for books
by Rheta Johnson
Location, location, location. That applies to Little Free Libraries as well as real estate, the official Library literature says. Mu...
Marriage ruling faces procedural roadblock
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that same-sex couples...
Confederate emblem affects election dynamic
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — The racially sensitive topic of the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag was clearly was not on Republican Go...
Crossroads
Flag brouhaha reveals lac...
by Stacy Jones
Well, I did it. I corrected someone’s grammar online this week. Because it's rude, I avoid correcting grammar publicly—except for that of my students, for whom I am paid to...
'Spy': An interesting sto...
by Terry Burns
Spy, R, ****, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Director Paul Feig, 20th Century Fox, Length 120 minutes. “Spy” will keep the audience laughing throughout the 120 minutes of the ...
Beach Boys’ Wilson finds ...
by Stacy Jones
I was slightly too young to catch the era of California rock fashioned by the Beach Boys at the height of their success. I can recall listening on occasion to their music a...
Sound familiar? You might be getting old if...
by Lora Ann Huff
Finding myself running low on inspiration for writing, I came across another one of the “You know you’re old if…” funnies. The sourc...
Southern culture is distinct but not always stereotypical
by Stacy Jones
I’ve been drinking glasses of tea this early summer and sitting some evenings on my balcony—the closest thing a body can have to a p...
‘Entourage’: ‘The boys are back in town’
by Terry Burns
Entourage, R, ***1⁄2, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Gremier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven. Director Doug Ellin, Warner Bros. L...
'Aloha' is a simple, easy change of pace
by Terry Burns
Aloha, PG-13 ****1/2, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel MacAdams Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Director, Cameron Crowe, C...
Quoting Mark Twain
by Lora Ann Huff
Do you know people who think that to make a difference in the world and a name for themselves, they must do something grand and note...
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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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