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Sentences handed out in Circuit Court
by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County Circuit Court completed its term on Friday. Following are some of the sentences handed down on guilty pleas during the final week of the term: • Christopher A. Robinson, 37, possession of Methylphenidate — Suspended eight-year sentence, three years probation and $1,000 fine • Lamon Darrell West, 21, possession of cocaine with intent — House arrest, five years probation and $1,000 ...
Business spreads Christmas cheer
by Zack Steen
A local business is spreading Christmas cheer this week by collecting cards to send to families of those grieving the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. OneMain Financial has partnered with the nonprofit group, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to offer employees and customers across the country a way to give back to military families who have suffered the loss of a...
Growth continues for tourism tax
The tourism tax is off to a fast start in the new fiscal year while sales tax had a small decreas...
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Church continues community hol...
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalon...
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Boys & Girls Club honors Miller
The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi put the spotlight on reading. Cancer survivor Lyne...
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Bishop named officer of the year
Congratulations are in order for Corinth Police Officer, Bradley Bishop. The 26-year-old was rece...
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Corinth hosts economic council...
Highlighting the strengths of regions throughout Mississippi is the goal of the Mississippi Econo...
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Sports
MACJC All-Star Classic to...
by Blake Long
BOONEVILLE – The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star Football Classic will feature a slight alteration for the second straight year. T...
Bench pivotal part of Gri...
by Clay Bailey
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the Los Angeles Clippers still hanging around in the fourth quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies' reserves put them away with a long-range barrage: Quincy P...
Host clubs maintain perfe...
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- Local basketball fans will get an early Thanksgiving treat today. Four teams combining for a 19-1 mark will play for the Pool 1 title today at the Kossuth Thanks...
Egg Bowl has rare national clout
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is already a part of Egg Bowl lore, thanks to his unlikely performance in l...
Bills rout Jets in rescheduled game
by The Associated Press
DETROIT -- After a week of frightening weather and an abbreviated practice schedule, the Buffalo Bills played one of their best game...
No. 4 Mississippi St beats Vanderbilt 51-0
by DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead No. 4 Mississippi State over Vanderbi...
Arkansas defense shuts down Ole Miss in 30-0 win
by KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mississippi's late-season Southeastern Conference swoon continued in a 30-0 loss at Arkansas on Saturday. ...
Corinth sweeps host Alcorn Central
by H. Lee Smith II
GLEN -- The Alcorn Central Lady Bears outscored Corinth by 16 points at the free-throw line. Corinth was able to double that, outsco...
Opinion
Hagel didn't start the fire
by Pat Buchanan
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team, has been fired. And John McCain's assessment is dead on. Hag...
Nobody is pushing Thomas ...
by Michael Barone
Last spring, you may remember, the French economist Thomas Piketty was all the rage in certain enlightened circles. His book "Capital" shot up to the No. 1 spot on bestsell...
Beware of our betters
by Thomas Sowell
Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the w...
Bipartisan prison contract review board features strong characters
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – If anyone was expecting Gov. Phil Bryant to appoint a state Department of Corrections contract review task force panel ...
Obama is shamefully careless of his oaths
by Rich Lowry
To think that President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office four times (through accidents of circumstance, twice each time he ...
Ronald Reagan inspired our nation
by Wyatt Emmerich
It’s been fifty years since Ronald Reagan made his national political debut. The recent Republican congressional victories prove tha...
Let’s reform immigration to encourage immigrants
by Michael Barone
“When the facts change, I change my mind,” economist John Maynard Keynes said when charged with inconsistency. “What do you do, sir?...
Obama is going rogue president
by Pat Buchanan
Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive...
Crossroads
Good movies are coming ou...
by Terry Burns
I decided to write about some of the movies coming out this holiday season and at the first of the year. “The Imitation Game” follows cryptanalyst Alan Turing during World ...
Death of novelist’s siste...
by Stacy Jones
Each fall I look forward to the time in the semester when I can introduce my sophomore students to one of my favorite books of all time: To Kill a Mockingbird. Before we be...
What God has done He can ...
by Lora Ann Huff
Passing by the church of my childhood the other day, I immediately thought about the people of the past, folks who helped shape my life, the pastor who left when I was nine...
Mississippi museum recognized for immersing youth in the arts
by Stacy Jones
The arts get minimized too often in our culture. We generally see the effect of this minimization in public schools. In 2013, in Chi...
Veteran's Day
by Lora Ann Huff
Last week’s column didn’t make it to print on time because my computer was sick – but I still wanted to use portions of the writing ...
'The Best of Me' is Excellent Love Story
by Terry Burns
“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required” Winston S.Churchill. The Best of Me, PG13, ***, James ...
Visit to home forges connection with playwright
by Stacy Jones
Wandering around New Orleans’ French Quarter on a sunny, picturesque October day is, in itself, its own purpose. A few weeks ago, I ...
Vicent lives today like 'back in the day'
by Terry Burns
St Vincent, PG-13, ****1/2, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher. Director Chermin Entertainment. Length 102...
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