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Defendants enter pleas in circuit court
by Jebb Johnston
A number of individuals entered guilty pleas last week in Alcorn County Circuit Court. As a new term begins, the court held plea and revocation days on Wednesday and Thursday. Sentences handed down on guilty pleas, according to court records, include: • John Robert Kelly, 35, pleaded guilty to three separate indictments for burglary and larceny of a dwelling. He was sentenced to serve five year...
Combined bus routes will save money
by Zack Steen
The Alcorn School District will save around $38,000 by combining three bus routes. Director of Transportation Gary Johnson said he was able to combine three routes and still keep the route under one hour. “We have others that are over an hour, but none of these that were able to combine,” he told the Board of Education during the June meeting. Johnson was also able to secure a $15,000 grant fro...
Local libraries brace for cuts
by Zack Steen
Operations are “bare-bones” at the Northeast Regional Library as they brace for state funding cuts coming next month. Director William McMullin said local libraries funding will be cut 16 percent. It’s part of a more than $1 million cut to the Mississippi Library Commission handed down by state lawmakers earlier this year. “We are just barely hanging on,” said McMullin, whose the director of 13...
Local graduation rates increase
by Zack Steen
Corinth city schools placed among the top-10 in the state and Alcorn County schools reported an increase on four-year graduation and dropout rates recently released by the Mississippi Department of Education. Corinth High School’s 91.5 percent graduation rate is the eighth best in the state. The school’s four-year dropout rate is 2.9 percent and seventh best on the statewide list. “Our teachers...
City taking bids for Meigg Str...
The Meigg Street sidewalk and lighting project has reached the bid phase. Corinth is currently ad...
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County gets grant for hazardou...
Local residents will get an opportunity to safely dispose of old paint, batteries, electronics an...
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People of the Crossroads — Jam...
James Embrey has a love for military history and it shows in his work. In addition to manufacturi...
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Home total loss after fire
GLEN – A rental home was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The blaze happened around 5:30 p.m...
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Corinth man killed in Hwy. 72 ...
A crash late Thursday on Highway 72 claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Corinth Police Department...
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JA shares fun with 'Camp Holly...
It was a fun-filled week as Junior Auxiliary of Corinth members, parents and volunteers gathered ...
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Effort encourages boating safety
PICKWICK – Heightening awareness of drug and alcohol abuse on the water as well as the devastatin...
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Camp offers football fun
Are you ready for a little football? The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi hopes the ans...
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People of the Crossroads — Jim...
Jimmy Jones has owned Gray’s Department Store in downtown Booneville some 40 years. That’s about ...
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City board interviews street c...
A long session on the upcoming vacancy in the city street commissioner position yielded no action...
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Youth experience Manufacturing...
A group of youngsters have been hard at work. The 4th Annual NEMCC Manufacturing Camp has allowed...
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Sports
Kossuth champs ink with N...
by H. Lee Smith II
Northeast Mississippi Community College didn’t have to travel too far to land four multiple state champions. Kossuth High School proved to be the hot spot with four recent ...
Arizona forces CWS bracke...
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- For the first time in a long time, Oklahoma State's pitching looked vulnerable. Arizona collected 14 hits Friday against what had been the best pitching staf...
Manziel's attorney shows ...
by The Associated Press
DALLAS -- An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was...
Rural mail carrier becomes pro fisherman
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. -- Fishing from the time he was a little boy has led a former Selmer man into becoming a pro fisherman in addition to ...
76ers take Simmons with No. 1 pick
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick Thursday night as the NBA draft opened with...
Toy dinosaur fuels Oklahoma St. success
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- Oklahoma State shut out its first two opponents at the College World Series and has allowed only five earned runs whi...
Former MVP Rose traded to Knicks


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NEW YORK -- Derrick Rose was once writing a great NBA story, the hometown kid leading the Chicago Bulls to their greatest heights si...
Cardinals complete sweep of Cubs


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CHICAGO -- When the St. Louis Cardinals arrived at Wrigley Field for a three-game series, manager Mike Matheny shook off questions a...
Opinion
A blow against government
by Rich Lowry
Critics of Donald Trump worry what would happen if a man with little regard for the Constitution and a willingness to impose his personal will on a hot-button issue like im...
Hood, Reeves could headli...
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — The closing weeks of June have brought the first previews of what could be Mississippi's 2019 race for governor — Jim Hood versus Tate Reeves. At this time last y...
Hire the best company
by Wyatt Emmerich
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the private contract with IMS to manage the special one percent sales tax to fund improvements to Jackson’s infrastructure. It is a deal frau...
Has Trump found the formula?
by Pat Buchanan
Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton...
Trump reshuffles campaign
by Michael Barone
Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experien...
How Trump can get his groove back
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Donald Trump is not in nearly the trouble that the media and the elders in the Republican Party make him out to be. The national pol...
Character no longer counts
by Cal Thomas
Ranking right up there with the line, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" is this recent headline in The Was...
Special fund sweeps are nothing new
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has sounded the political and perhaps judicial alarm over the so-called “Budget T...
Crossroads
Wisdom comes with age
by Lora Ann Huff
Don’t we learn a lot as we grow older and realize life is harder than we thought it would be when we launched on our journey? Everything does not flow like the story book t...
Annual Washington Youth T...
by Stacy Jones
Every June since the late 1950s, almost 50,000 rising high school seniors across America have had the opportunity to participate in the annual National Rural Electric Coope...
Does anyone remember Lewi...
by Mark Boehler
Does anyone else miss Lewis Gizzard, one of the greatest humor newspaper columnists who ever lived? On a trip to South Georgia a couple of years ago, somehow I managed to t...
God's love is the answer
by Lora Ann Huff
As all the scenes of pain and sorrow have filled the TV screen since the weekend, I keep remembering all the other times in past yea...
Balance of busyness and idleness increase brain power, productivity
by Stacy Jones
According to an NPR story from last week, “busy people” tend to retain sharper memory as they age. If that tidbit is true, then I sh...
Americans should pause to remember the fallen
by Lora Ann Huff
Spring is fading and it’s time for Memorial Day again, the day when we Americans should pause and remember those who, throughout our...
End of school year, commencement are bittersweet
by Stacy Jones
Another end of a year has come. No, it’s not the end of a calendar year, but anyone involved in education will know the time referen...
Be thankful for good memories of children
by Lora Ann Huff
My husband and I were married five years before having our first child. Actually we were concerned that we might remain childless, b...
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