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Byrom freed after guilty plea
by Brant Sappington
An Iuka woman who spent more than a decade on death row after being convicted in the death of her husband is now free after pleading to a lesser charge. Michelle Byrom, 58, entered an Alford plea of guilt Friday to a single count of conspiracy to commit murder in the 1999 killing of her husband, Eddie Byrom Sr. She was sentenced to 20 years, but was given credit for 16 years and 20 days she had...
Heritage or Hate? Flag debate stirs emotions
by Steve Beavers
Debate on whether Mississippi should remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag has regained life. The topic was back in the news earlier this week when Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn called the emblem offensive and said the state flag should change. Locally, views on the flag have been mixed. "Individuals have the right to fly whatever flag they want, but my opinion is it s...
Happy slug travels aboard fest...
All aboard, the Slugburger Festival T-shirts are in. Main Street Director Brent Johnson tore into...
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Board approves insurance change
The Alcorn School District Board of Education will do business with a new property and liability ...
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Locals react to same-sex marriage
A historic ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples now have the righ...
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Storm claims 200-year-old tree
Tuesday's late-night storm brought down a huge part of Crossroads history. A Red Oak tree believe...
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Donations benefit school district
The Alcorn School District recently benefited from several local donations. The district’s techno...
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Sports
Sandberg resigns as Phill...
by The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA -- Ryne Sandberg left on his terms. An emotional Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager on Friday in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst r...
Moss Point’s Booker belie...
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PHOENIX -- Devin Booker was almost finished with his introductory news conference on Friday, patiently, confidently, concisely answering one question after another, a perfo...
Organizers to reveal new ...
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BOSTON -- Organizers for Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics will release updated plans on Monday for how the city would pay for and stage the games. A spokesman for ...
Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick
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NEW YORK -- The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night...
Virginia wins its first CWS championship
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OMAHA, Neb. -- Six weeks ago, it looked as though Virginia might not even qualify for its conference tournament, let alone the NCAA ...
Backers of Lady Vols nickname rally
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- As Tennessee prepares to eliminate the Lady Vols nickname and logo for all women's sports other than basketball,...
When Corinth was a baseball mecca
by Bill Wagoner
Early Corinth history centered around a mill town located at a crossroads in North Mississippi. Most talk was done on Saturday, the ...
Big bodies Towns, Okafor sit atop NBA
by Teresa M. Walker
NEW YORK -- Karl-Anthony Towns hoisted a child high up toward his shoulders, letting the youngster at an NBA community service event...
Opinion
The southern lie
by Rich Lowry
It is telling that the South Carolina governor who called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state Capitol is a woman, an Indian-America...
Foreign policy downplayed...
by Michael Barone
American presidents have greater leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues. Just see how President Obama is forging ahead to an agreement with Iran opposed by large ...
The pope, the globe and t...
by Cal Thomas
The media and the secular left have a love-hate relationship with the Roman Catholic Church and its popes. When the pope takes positions with which they agree, they applaud...
Retrenchment is an imperative
by Pat Buchanan
Toward the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, America stood alone at the top of the world – the sole superpower. After five ...
Rand Paul becomes radioactive
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Almost half of Republican primary voters – 45 percent – said they could not see themselves supporting Kentucky Senator Rand Paul for...
The majesty of the black church
by Rich Lowry
It shouldn't be a surprise that Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has taken an unspeakable crime and m...
Has the state changed since 2001 flag vote?
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In the wake of the tragic South Carolina mass shooting in a house of worship by a young white supremacist, public debat...
Hillary and history
by Thomas Sowell
There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate fo...
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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