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Budget woes: County holds agency funds
by Jebb Johnston
With Alcorn County pinching pennies to make it through the next few months, outside agencies that rely on county funds are forced to join in the belt-tightening. In a tense discussion that turned personal at times, the shelter’s board president, Kayo McPeters, made a plea on Monday to receive the regular monthly allotments of funding, which have been delayed, to help meet payroll. No action was...
Voting begins in window contest
by Bobby J. Smith
It’s time to cast ballots in the inaugural “Deck the Town” holiday-themed window painting contest. “What we’d like to emphasize is for people to go into these businesses and get a ballot,” said contest organizer Tom Chartres, a board member of the Community Development Council. “They can leave it at any other participating business — they don’t have to bring it back where they started.” The vot...
County 
awards 
contracts
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors awarded two construction contracts Monday for one of the county’s longest-planned projects — a major upgrade for the Five Points intersection. Parsons Earthworks of Iuka was low bidder for the for the road work at $850,000, and Buz Plaxico Dover Service took the utility relocation portion with a bid of $110,218.97. The junction east of Corinth includes Ken...
Basket Fund donations now arriving
The spirit of giving this Christmas season is alive and well in the Alcorn County area. Donations are now arriving for the 21st Annual Corinth Rotary Club / Daily Corinthian Christmas Basket Fund. A $23,000 fund raising goal was set so 1,000 food baskets can be given to local families on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Crossroads Arena. The newspaper has received $1,105 in donations. Donations include...
School, ministry team up
 for ...
No one needs to spend Christmas alone. This is the idea that led to the creation of the Crossroad...
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JA announces Charity Ball menu
Bringing the glamour and excitement of the “Big Apple” to “Little Chicago”, Junior Auxiliary of C...
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MRHC adds Merry Market to Wint...
Winter Wonderland is back and better than ever. The annual Magnolia Regional Health Center fundra...
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Santa visits welcome center
It was a jovial afternoon, filled with sparkling lights and festive treats as young and old lined...
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Woman encourages through Hatha...
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Educating others about their anatomy, one retired pedagogue is encouraging stud...
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Officials arrest 
pair of stor...
Both city and county law enforcement recently made arrests in the burglary of commercial storage ...
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Corinth family loses Gatlinbur...
GATLINBURG, Tenn. – “Daddy knelt down in the center of the charred rubble that used to be our hom...
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Author: Baseball brings people...
Trivial or historical, Phil Dixon knows the baseball diamond. The author is the next speaker in c...
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2016 Lighthouse Toy Store
seek...
A pair of training sessions are set for this week as the Lighthouse Foundation gears up for Toy S...
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School district makes large de...
Debt is being made off in the Alcorn School District. The county school district has paid almost ...
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Grants available to local arts...
With the common goal to improve the arts in the Crossroads community, Corinth Theatre-Arts hosted...
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Stickland Bridge Wreck
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car wreck with injuries which happened just...
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Sports
Alcorn Central Volleyball...
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
How does a 3A school known traditionally for basketball become a volleyball powerhouse in just four short years? Just more than four years ago, Alcorn Central dropped their...
Ole Miss wins over Memphis
by The Associated Press
OXFORD, Miss.— Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy leaned into the microphone at his postgame press conference, flashed a smile and whispered softly. "Coaches aren't supposed to...
Scoreboard
HS Basketball (Smithville Shootout) (B) Corinth 70 N. Pontotoc 32 CHS 16 24 21 9 - 70 NPHS 10 3 10 9 - 32 (CHS) Tada Strickland 27, John D. Warren 9 Record: (CHS) 3-3 (Doc ...
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Girls Kossuth 55 Amory 52, OT Kossuth 12 13 18 8 4 - 55 Amory 9 15 10 17 1 - 52 (KHS) Morgan Hodum 31; Lydia Lee10 Boys Kossuth 67 A...
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HS Basketball (From Tuesday, November 29) (B) Southaven 54 Corinthn 50 SHS 14 15 13 10 - 54 CHS 12 20 6 12 - 50 (CHS) Cole McGrath 1...
Local Schedule
Saturday, December 3 HS Basketball (B) Corinth (at Smithville Shootout) (Doc vandiver Classic: Baldwyn) Biggersville (Boys and Girls...
Local Sports Recap 12.02
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Splits happen all the time in bowling. They also happen with basketball games. Biggersville hosted Tupelo Christian Prep School (TCP...
What's Happening Around Here?
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
As the old cliche goes ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’. Besides the fact that it is definitely a wonderful time of year- ...
Opinion
Remembering a day that wi...
by James F Burns
The events of the past few minutes coursed through John Anderson’s mind like the hellish nightmare that it was. He had been assigned to set up chairs on the ship’s main dec...
Trump redraws Midwest par...
by Michael Barone
Would any Republican besides Donald Trump have beaten Hillary Clinton and been elected the 45th president? It's an interesting question, not susceptible to a definitive ans...
Fake news and war party lies
by Pat Buchanan
"I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government -- by the planners of the New World Order," FDR told the nation in his Navy Day radio address ...
Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
by Cal Thomas
Only five of the 335 men who survived the unprovoked attack that sunk the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 remain alive. Donald Stratton,...
No, the swamp won't be drained
by Rich Lowry
It wasn't quite "build the wall" or "lock her up," but "drain the swamp" was a signature Donald Trump slogan. It evoked visions of p...
For secretary of state: John Bolton
by Cal Thomas
President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. O...
Term's 2nd year could see action on schools, roads
by Emily Pettus
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers could be gearing up for the most productive portion of their current term. And, for better or w...
Democrats and the Nazi card
by Larry Elder
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the odds-on favorite to become the Democratic National Committee's chairman, had a long association wit...
Crossroads
Destruction of East Tenne...
After marrying an East Tennessean, I became one for eight years. It was my home. I was thus saddened to hear of the wildfires this week that destroyed homes, businesses, an...
We are all broken and nee...
by Lora Ann Huff
Asking questions and offering consolation as the lady shared her story, Naomi’s friend said, “Do you ever think about going to church?” Having a muddled view of “religion” ...
Accuracy is more importan...
by Stacy Jones
This week while perusing my Facebook new feed, I noticed that a friend of mine had been tagged in a post with almost 50 other people. The woman who tagged him had shared an...
Election underscores importance of coming together
by Stacy Jones
My father was born in 1929, so when Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated in March 1933, he was almost four years old. The country h...
Kindred spirits leave footprints on our hearts
by Lora Ann Huff
Once in a while people cross our paths, leaving a footprint in our minds and hearts that will last as long as we live. Our parents a...
‘Local color’ easily found in cemetery tour characters, stories
by Stacy Jones
In her novel ‘Colony,’ author Anne Rivers Siddons describes the sensuousness of life in the U.S. South: “That sinuous southern life,...
Observations on growing older
by Lora Ann Huff
Suffering from writer’s block, I decided to share some amusing observations I found on growing older. It’s amazing how familiar some...
'Happy trails?' What would Roy and Dale think today?
by Lora Ann Huff
What a contrast! Before sitting down to write, I had been listening to the King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers, sing “Happy Trails to Yo...
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