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Tax free weekend set
by Zack Steen
Back-to-school shopping will kick into overdrive during the upcoming tax free weekend. The annual Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m., on Friday and ends 12:00 midnight on Saturday giving shoppers just 48 hours to purchase school related and other general merchandise items on the list provided by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. In Corinth, stores and boutiques are looking forward to t...
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Celebrates 10 years
by Kimberly Shelton
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center has a momentous milestone to celebrate. On July 24, 2004, exactly ten years ago today the interpretive center opened its doors filling in the gaps for those interested in discovering the events leading up to the Battle of Shiloh. A presence in the community for a decade, the center is pondering their past and looking with promise toward the future. "We are ...
Insurance rates drop for county
Alcorn County is getting a break on health insurance rates for the coming year. The Aug. 1 renewa...
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National Park sites drive econ...
Business is booming locally and in the region, thanks to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Cente...
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Health Department holds immuni...
The Alcorn County Health Department will hold a special childhood and adolescent immunization cli...
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After arrest, purchase clerk g...
Alcorn County Purchase Clerk Paul Rhodes is on administrative leave. The Alcorn County Board of S...
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City changes center rates
A special meeting of the Corinth Board of Aldermen on Monday included adjustments to rates at the...
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Sports
Lady Devils top annual 1-...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Booneville Lady Blue Devils claimed their first state basketball championship and added some more postseason hardware. Booneville, which finished 28-6 en route to the C...
Gurley: 2,000 yards 'woul...
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. --Todd Gurley downplays talk of being a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the Georgia running back can't contain a smile at the mention of one milestone ...
Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggi...
by The Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the ...
Football title games moving to MSU, UM
by The Associated Press
JACKSON -- The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced several changes to its postseason venues, including moving t...
UT's freshman class features familiar names
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is counting on family connections to help the program return to prominence. Five players from Butch Jo...
LSU shrugs off NFL departures, has high hopes
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. -- The NFL has taken another big chunk out of LSU's roster. As usual, coach Les Miles just shrugs, says that's part of ...
Parks among ICC softball academic honorees
by Adam Gore
FULTON -- Nine Itawamba Community College softball players have been recognized as All-America Scholar Athletes by the National Fast...
MACJC confirms changes for baseball in 2015
by The Associated Press
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges is changing scheduling and playoff formats for the 2015 base...
Opinion
The Day of the Hawk is at...
by Pat Buchanan
The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie was premeditated mass murder. Gadhafi was taking revenge for Reagan's raid on Tripoli in 1986. The downing of KAL 007, flying from ...
Obama dragged down by cha...
by Michael Barone
"Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked. It's a fair question, even though the economy decl...
Bordering on madness
by Thomas Sowell
In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man...
Neshoba Fair could shape Senate race
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON -- Mississippi's 2014 U.S. Senate race has been dominated by a bitter Republican primary that never seems to end. One of the...
When not meddling itself, government protects our privacy
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD -- Want privacy? Get a typewriter. Came across an article last week saying that’s what higher-ups in Germany are considering ...
Bordering on madness
by Thomas Sowell
In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-...
Black voter participation not a step backward
by Sid Salter
Back in 1995 in the film “The American President,” Michael Douglas delivered a speech answering a rival that for many defined the cy...
Obama's hilarious lawlessness
by Rich Lowry
President Barack Obama styles himself a wit, and some of his best material lately has to do with his abuse of his powers. "As long a...
Crossroads
Tips on being a better pa...
by Lora Ann Huff
Many of us wish we could do a better job at parenting or grandparenting. Researchers have found that what grown-up children look back on and value most is the time they spe...
Receiving God’s message t...
by Gary Andrews
I am a fan of gospel music and I really enjoy the Gaithers and all of the old time singers coming together to perform. I have only seen them once in person and I sat in the...
Keepsakes help keep memor...
by Lora Ann Huff
This week I came across an article I wrote many years ago, and in order to keep the memory of a couple of special folks from our community alive, I wish to reprint portions...
One of Corinth’s newest bands adds some ‘jazz’
by Stacy Jones
Corinth has its own three-piece jazz ensemble. And while “jazz ensemble” may not be the most exact moniker for the trio, they do inc...
‘Freedom Summer’ anniversary should honor sacrifices for the common good
by Stacy Jones
A platitude often repeated in small Southern towns pertains to a wistful yearning to return to “easier” times. However, this idyllic...
It’s important to stay on the right track
by Gary Andrews
Living in a town where trains pass through each day, I am going to be caught at a crossing sitting and waiting for all of these cars...
Does pride really come before every fall? At times it seems so
by Cathy Wood
I’m not sure if pride goes before a fall – for me it’s usually talking on the phone while holding a coffee cup and avoiding one or b...
Fascination with Sherlock Holmes is pure 'elementary'
by Carol Humphreys
I realize Sherlock Holmes’ aficionados may be offended, but I thoroughly enjoyed Hollywood’s adaptation of the famous 19th century d...
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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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