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Volunteers give Interpretive Center a spring cleaning during Park Day
by Steve Beavers
Volunteers helped get the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center ready for spring on Saturday. Six supporters braved non-spring weather as part of the annual National Park Day at the Interpretive Center. "Volunteers are critical to the Interpretive Center since there is so much to do with a small staff," said ranger Heather Henson. Bernard Toomer and his two sons, Morgan and Denzel, gave up a Sa...
PTO ready to play in the mud for students
by Zack Steen
A successful fundraiser is making it’s muddy return next month. Corinth Elementary School PTO members have been busy making final preparations for the 2nd Annual Muddy Warrior Run set for April 18 at the Corinth High School Softball Complex on Proper Street. “We had a blast last year. Despite the cooler weather and the rain, kids came from all over the area to run our slippery course,” said eve...
Streff drives away with projec...
What started out as a deal between mother and son morphed into an award-winning science project f...
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Nelms arraigned on embezzlment...
Alcorn County Second District Supervisor Dal Nelms was arraigned in circuit court Friday morning,...
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Initiative to boost health at ...
Northeast Mississippi Community College is ready to get fit. A partnership with the Blue Cross & ...
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Green Market seeks vendors
Green Market organizers are cultivating a fresh crop of vendors for the new season. Anyone who wa...
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Wrestling event to raise funds...
Alcorn County Emergency Management deals with mayhem on a daily basis. The agency is about to cre...
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Sports
Lady Aggies pin down title
by H. Lee Smith II
Thirteen proved to be lucky for the Kossuth girls’ bowling team. Kossuth recorded a total pin fall of 2,775 in the Class I State Championship on March 5 at Fannin Lanes in ...
Baseball: Corinth thumps ...
by H. Lee Smith II
Austin McClamroch led an 11-hit attack with three hits, including a triple, as Corinth swept the home-and-home series with Shannon with a 12-1 five-inning decision. Corinth...
Softball: BHS remains per...
by H. Lee Smith II
The run-rule was a walkover. Biggersville drew 14 walks in just four innings on Friday, easing past Tremont 17-2 in Division 1-1A play. The Lady Lions rolled to their four ...
Softball
Wednesday’s Games Biggersville 3, Wheeler 1 Wheeler 000 100 0 -- 1 3 1 Biggersville 010 200 x -- 3 4 2 WP: Ali Settlemires. LP: Tuto...
Notre Dame races by Wichita State
by The Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed. Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dom...
Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina
by The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES -- Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 m...
County trio picks up league wins
by H. Lee Smith II
Two-time defending Class 3A champion Kossuth evened its 1-3A mark at 1-1 with a 7-5 win at Alcorn Central on Tuesday. The final scor...
Central track opens with flourish
by H. Lee Smith II
It took awhile to get the season started, but the Alcorn Central track program got the 2015 season off on the right foot. Or feet, g...
Opinion
A latte with a shot of co...
by Roger Simon
Starbucks is such a fat target that you have to be nuts not to take a swing at it. The coffee costs so much that some people call the place "Fivebucks." English is not good...
The learning curve of a c...
by Ben Carson
As we stand about 20 months out from Election Day 2016, I have much to learn in terms of becoming both a better candidate and a better potential president of the United Sta...
A simple question
by Thomas Sowell
It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and i...
The power of forgiveness
by Cal Thomas
Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That's why what happened last w...
A sick duck in Djibouti
by Rheta Johnson
When I was a child, I wanted to be, at various times depending on the day and the strength of the Sunday School lesson, a veterinari...
Prison system is like big rock in garden
by Wyatt Emmerich
The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) reform task force held an open hearing in downtown Jackson at the Woolfolk building...
‘Record high underfunding’ for K-12 schools
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — Money, by far, isn’t the only woe for some public schools in Mississippi, but pick a headline anyway: 1. “Legislature Appro...
Renowned art on display at MSU Library
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – At the Mississippi State University Mitchell Memorial Library’s John Grisham Suite for the next three months, Mississip...
Crossroads
April Fool’s celebrates n...
by Stacy Jones
Wednesday will be a fun day for me. It is my mother’s 83rd birthday. And, of course, it is also April Fool’s Day. I have always loved teasing my mother on that day, the day...
‘The Gunman’ keeps you on...
by Terry Burns
“The Gunman,” R, *****, Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Director Pierre Morel, Anton Capital Entertainment, Length 115 minutes. Terrier (Sean Penn) is a sniper, a...
Immigrants
by Lora Ann Huff
Am I the only person who gets tired of hearing people complain about aliens and “illegal” immigrants? Sure, I know some of the immigrants are in America without going throu...
Do Common Core naysayers even know the standards?
by Stacy Jones
Shouldn’t students be required to read complex, challenging texts containing academic language? Shouldn’t the teaching of reading, w...
Zoo trip brings hope spring is near
by Lora Ann Huff
On Wednesday of this week, I enjoyed the Memphis Zoo with our four spring-hungry grandchildren. The only day of “spring break” with ...
Lee’s new novel creates mystery, excitement
by Stacy Jones
One month ago, the literary world was set ablaze with the news that many avid readers would have only dreamed of hearing. For the fi...
Business can be a cutthroat situation
by Terry Burns
Unfinished Business. R. **. Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Fraco, Brittan Sear, Ella Anderson. Regency Enterprises. Director Ken ...
Technology has changed interactions regarding weather
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, ...
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Collin Dildy joined an illustrious group when he bowled a perfect game at Plaza Lanes. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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