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Officer resigns after arrest
by Jebb Johnston
A Corinth police officer tendered his resignation Tuesday after being arrested on a domestic violence charge on Friday. The Corinth Board of Aldermen accepted a letter of resignation from Jerry Mayhall, a lieutenant with 15 years on the police force, in an executive session. Chief Ralph Dance said he is sad to see it happen to a veteran of the department and that Mayhall is seeking counseling. ...
Kelly easily carries Alcorn County in congressional runoff
by Jebb Johnston
Republican Trent Kelly handily carried Alcorn County on Tuesday en route to winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. One surprise emerged for the day: Voter turnout actually rose in the county, albeit slightly, compared to the first round of voting on May 20. Turnout totaled 3,593 (15.2 percent), compared to 3,501 on May 20. Predictions in the Circuit Clerk’s Office had been for a t...
Man dies in traffic accident
GUYS, Tenn. – A 43-year-old Chewalla man died as a result of a traffic accident Saturday night. H...
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New deadline set for cemetery ...
The bid process for the Forrest Memorial Park cemetery is starting over following a judge’s order...
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Wreck closes road for 12 hours
KOSSUTH – A misrouted truck driver caused a 12-hour closure of Wheeler Grove Road on Monday. Alco...
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Fair taking next step to becom...
The best county fair possible. That was the mindset of Alcorn County Fair organizers when the eve...
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Keenum elected vice president ...
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected vice president of the Sout...
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Sports
Blatter's rule marked by ...
by The Associated Press
GENEVA -- Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's...
Richt hopes for 'discreti...
by The Associated Press
The Associated Press MACON, Ga. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt hopes there is room for "discretion" in the SEC's new rule which blocks schools from accepting transfers who hav...
Bulls introduce Hoiberg a...
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The ...
36th Candy Classic
Results from the 36th Candy Classic Memorial Tennis Tournament held last week at the Corinth High School Tennis Complex. Juniors Gir...
5 of 8 national seeds in super regionals
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- Five of the eight national seeds in the NCAA baseball tournament have advanced to super regionals, and the three othe...
UAB bringing football back in 2016
by The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- UAB President Ray Watts said Monday he is bringing the football program back as early as 2016, reversing a decis...
Nine locals honored by 1-3A
by H. Lee Smith II
Kossuth and Alcorn Central combined for nine spots on the annual All-Division 1-3A Baseball team. League champion and Class 3A runne...
Ole Miss records just 2 hits in 3-1 loss
by The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES -- Mike Shawaryn gave up one run in 5 1-3 innings and combined with three relievers on a two-hitter in Maryland's 3-1 vi...
Opinion
Movement slogan is a lie
by Rich Lowry
Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase ...
Caruso played the Ryman
by Rheta Johnson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – I try to love Nashville because of its country-music heritage. Whenever I visit that city, I listen to WSM on the drive up to get my mind right, and I we...
The O'Malley factor
by Cal Thomas
Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of Pr...
Delta Council sees 80 years of change
by Sid Salter
CLEVELAND – The 80th Annual Meeting of the Delta Council on May 29 on the campus of Delta State University presented a tableau of mo...
How the world has changed since World War I
by Michael Barone
Over the past year, I've been reading books inspired by the centenary of World War I, a war with horrific casualties painful to cont...
What the fall of Ramadi means
by Pat Buchanan
The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of the Iraqi army by a few hundred ISIS fighters using ...
No Memorial Day for inner-city dead
by Cal Thomas
"Black lives matter!" was the chant heard at recent demonstrations in cities and towns from Ferguson, Missouri, to Baltimore, Maryla...
Court to debate definition of ‘one person, one vote’
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a fascinating case out of the state of Texas regarding the definition of “one...
Crossroads
Piper Books
by Lora Ann Huff
Recently I read about the controversy over the books about life after death, such as one little boy’s story in “Heaven is for Real” and others. One book in particular was p...
End of school year can be...
by Stacy Jones
Some may think that teachers can hardly wait until the end of a school year. Summertime for many teachers translates into vacations, sleeping late, eating at the time one d...
‘Mad Max’ returns and rem...
by Terry Burns
Mad Max and Fury Road, R, *****, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Director George Miller, Warner Bros, Length 120 minutes. In this Mad Max, the earth has turned into a horrible ...
Wonderful World
by Lora Ann Huff
Maybe I’m still on my soapbox this week, but after attending awards ceremonies in a county elementary school and then a kindergarten...
‘King of the Blues’ says goodbye amidst remembrances from fans
by Stacy Jones
Last Friday I awoke to sad news on public radio: B.B. King died at the age of 89 at his home in Las Vegas late Thursday night. It ha...
Gun Law
by Lora Ann Huff
The trends and news of our day never cease to amaze me. Yesterday on national news I heard there’s a push now to legalize guns on co...
Downtown Corinth living offers observation, interest, vitality
by Stacy Jones
Living downtown and watching the transmutations of a town are akin to residing with a familiar companion and learning the nuances of...
Endless Summer
by Lora Ann Huff
My eyes filled with tears when I read the words on the tote bag in a local store. “We dream of summers that last forever.” The pictu...
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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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