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Firefighters respond to small roof fire at Kimberly-Clark
by Jebb Johnston
Kimberly-Clark is cleaning up after a fire that apparently resulted from roof work. Four Corinth and three Farmington trucks responded to the fire, which was reported at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday at the Kendrick Road plant. A KC spokesman, Terry Balluck, described the fire as minor. "No one was injured, and we appreciate the quick response of local fire departments who responded to assist the site's e...
Man bites police officer; faces felony assault charge
by Mark Boehler
A 23-year-old Corinth man faces a felony assault charge after he bit the arm of a Corinth police officer. Corinth Police Department Detective Del Green identified the suspect as Anthony Brooks of Hickory Terrace Apartments in Corinth. He remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of a $20,000 bond set, said Green. In addition to the simple assault on a police officer charge, Brooks faces a drug possessi...
Board recommends sign approval
by Jebb Johnston
The Corinth Board of Adjustment is recommending approval of a variance for a pole-mounted business sign on South Harper Road for Little’s Jewelers. A variance is needed because it will be a second business sign on one property. The longtime Cruise Street business is preparing to move to South Harper, where it will share the former Blockbuster building with Farmers and Merchants Bank, which has ...
Uprooted tree knocks out service
by Staff Reports
An uprooted tree in Crossroads Regional Park knocked out service for countless AT&T customers. AT&T workers were busy repairing lines along Parkway on Wednesday. “It happened some time last night or early this morning,” said park director Ray Holloway around noon Wednesday. The large tree – located on the back stretch of the walking track near Parkway – was uprooted and across part of the track...
FBC to host Community Fourth o...
FARMINGTON – A local church is planning an even bigger spectacle and the community is invited. Th...
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People of the Crossroads: Beth...
“I love coaching cheer – everything about it,” said Beth James, early childhood education teacher...
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Several arrested in drug probe
The Corinth Narcotics Unit made four arrests stemming from investigation of alleged drug activity...
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Students enjoy summer fun
Kossuth and Alcorn Central elementary school students recently had fun at the Alcorn School Distr...
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Jacinto set for July 4 festival
While the Jacinto Festival often hangs its hat on notoriety for political speaking, this off-year...
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Kindergartners fare well on as...
Local kindergarteners are ready to enter the first grade, according to the latest round of test r...
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Easom hosts Gatsby gala
Borrowing a page from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “ The Great Gatsby,” the Easom Outreach Foundation’s ...
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People of the Crossroads — Oli...
Tishomingo County High School drum major Olivia Bobo has been devoted to the band since fifth gra...
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Hardin County man drowns on Pi...
BRUTON BRANCH, Tenn. – The second drowning of the year on Pickwick Lake happened this past weeken...
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Defendants enter pleas in circ...
A number of individuals entered guilty pleas last week in Alcorn County Circuit Court. As a new t...
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Slugburger shirts arrive
The 2016 Slugburger Festival t-shirts arrived last week, and Main Street Director Brent Johnson s...
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Water main break closes North ...
Workers with Corinth Gas & Water faced stormy conditions as they fixed a water main break on Nort...
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Sports
NEMCC athletes earn acade...
by Blake D. Long
Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their intellectual prowess and proficiency. T...
Loss aside, teacher revel...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon? Or merely for the ...
Colts give Luck $140M con...
by The Associated Press
Andrew Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. Colts...
Pat Summitt, winningest D1 coach, dies

by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding...
CWS, swimming on collision course
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. --The College World Series and U.S. swimming trials have coexisted nicely this week. That might not be the case if Omaha...
Ryan, coach and master of defense, dies at 85


by The Associated Press
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive ...
AC claims NEMCABB Regional
by H. Lee Smith II
Turns out pitching and defense are keys to victory in the "off season". A month-and-a-half after being eliminated from the Class 3A ...
Durant, Anthony lead USA basketball roster


by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. ...
Opinion
A vote for self-government
by Rich Lowry
Democracy is too important to be left to the people. That is the global elite's collective reaction to Britain's vote to exit the European Union, which is being portrayed a...
A disastrous court decisi...
by Star Parker
The Supreme Court's decision, striking down the Texas abortion law signed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, is but the latest example of the lost, confused, sick nation we ha...
Call me what you want
by Roger Simon
Elizabeth Warren has blown it. In just one speech this week, she may have ended any chance she had to become Hillary Clinton's running mate. When the two took the stage at ...
After Brexit, a Trump path to victory
by Pat Buchanan
Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While...
Kris' birthday coming down
by Rheta Johnson
FISHTRAP HOLLOW – As soon as the heat dropped below 90 degrees one recent late afternoon – about 7 o'clock, really – I moved the CD ...
The fraud goes on
by Thomas Sowell
Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from t...
Britain to EU: Good riddance
by Cal Thomas
Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomera...
Learn from 1964 Klan murder case
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – After 52 years, the announcement of the closing of the investigation of the murders of three civil rights workers in Ne...
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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