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Officials link fugitive with several area thefts
by Brant Sappington
A Booneville man on the run from law enforcement for charges of burglary and assault has been arrested and faces numerous charges in multiple jurisdictions for thefts. Police Chief Michael Ramey said Christopher Bryan Blassingame, 23, of 111 Brewer Street, Booneville, was wanted on felony charges of burglary, aggravated assault and breaking and entering for breaking into trailers at Spain’s Tra...
Police benefit helps youngsters
by Steve Beavers
The cops are taking on the club. The Corinth Police Department will try to even the basketball series with the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi when things tip off Saturday morning. Both squads are lacing their basketball shoes up in effort to raise money for a field trip later this summer for club members. A donation to the club will admit fans to the game. “This is what we do,” said...
Travelers will see more patrols
by Jebb Johnston
Memorial Day weekend travelers can expect to see increased patrols on Mississippi highways and gasoline prices continuing to creep upward. The Mississippi Highway Patrol will focus on the period from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday. “All available troopers will be assigned saturation patrols in an effort to maximize visibility and reduce traffic crashes,” said Capt. Johnny Poulos. “Safety chec...
Illegal ATVing causes problems
by Kimberly Shelton
Property owners are spinning their wheels to come up with a solution as illegal ATVing continues to be an issue in the areas of J.P. Coleman State Park and Hatchie and Sharp’s Bottoms. “Those three areas have become a problem,” said North Region Boating Supervisor Lt. Ricky Barry who works for the Law Enforcement Bureau of the Mississippi Departments of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. “We want p...
State bishop visiting Corinth
First United Methodist Church hasn’t stopped. The downtown Corinth congregation continues to be t...
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State park's new cabins will o...
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Crossroads area visitors to Pickwick Landing State Park will soon be able to ta...
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Firefighters destroy old house
Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth got some help on Tuesday in its quest to assist the Na...
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City aims to coordinate street...
Corinth is moving towards putting a process in place to ensure utilities under streets are in goo...
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Third-graders do well on state...
More than 92 percent of all Corinth and Alcorn County third-graders passed the mandatory gateway ...
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Singing honors Frazier's legacy
Honoring the life and legacy of one of Corinth’s most beloved residents, the Kiwanis Club of Cori...
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Business hosting community app...
A Corinth business has selected a local non-profit as part of a national Community Appreciation D...
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People of the Crossroads — Aar...
Aaron Pyles is a 23-year-old firefighter for the Corinth Fire Department stationed at Station #1 ...
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School District to provide fre...
Though school may be out, healthy meals will remain in as the Alcorn County School District Food ...
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Planning commission rejects co...
Residents of the Afton subdivision in North Corinth won the sympathy of the Corinth Planning Comm...
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Two indicted in gang-related s...
A year after a deadly shootout that police believe to be gang-related, an Alcorn County Grand Jur...
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Gang members could face enhanc...
Gang members who commit criminal activity could serve extra time. The Corinth Police Department p...
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Sports
Alcorn Central quartet si...
by H. Lee Smith II
Four Alcorn Central High School athletes will continue their careers at the next level. The quartet recently signed scholarships with three different institutions of higher...
Manager's career is his '...
by Carol Humphreys
PICKWICK, Tenn. — Preston Maxey’s job has its rewards. On a daily basis, he is able to feel the warmth of the summer sun on his back or a refreshing fall breeze across his ...
Woodman sends Ole Miss pa...
by The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. — J.B. Woodman tripled, doubled and drove in three runs Tuesday as No. 7 seed Mississippi defeated No. 10 seed Georgia 5-1 in the first round of the Southeaste...
All-Star game ends in shutout 
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE — The West evened the series in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association (NEMFCA) All-Star Game with a 31-0...
Mississippi State makes dramatic rise

by The Associated Press
Mississippi State won the Southeastern Conference regular-season title one year after finishing in the league basement. Now the Bull...
Mangum wins

 Ferris Trophy
by The Associated Press
JACKSON -- Mississippi State freshman outfielder Jake Mangum has won this year's Ferriss Trophy, which is given to Mississippi's top...
Kossuth collects county’s 73rd title
by H. Lee Smith II
The second team state championship in just over two months upped Alcorn County’s tote board to 73. Kossuth captured its third baseba...
KHS sweeps its way to third baseball title
by H. Lee Smith II
The coaches have changed, but the results have remained the same. Kossuth High School collected its third state championship — all c...
Opinion
Policies to end pay gap w...
by Michael Barone
Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has repeated that lament again and again, u...
Trump and the Supreme Court
by Cal Thomas
In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservati...
The season of commencements
by Thomas Sowell
This is the season of college Commencement speeches – an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem to domi...
Tuberculosis remains a scourge in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – In writing a book about the beloved broadcaster Jack Cristil five years ago, I learned more about tuberculosis than I e...
Museum is big step in right direction
by Wyatt Emmerich
The Delta can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction. The $20 million, 28,0...
The Trump-Sanders two-step
by Rich Lowry
The upshot of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena is that both parties are moving to the left. Sanders' and Trump's styles...
'Ferguson effect' is real
by Michael Barone
University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had "second thoughts." Like many academic criminologists, he...
Mental health funding has been a battle for years
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Don’t take this statement the wrong way or interpret it as one that is short on sympathy for the mentally ill in Missis...
Crossroads
End of school year, comme...
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 reference of which I speak. We educators, like ...
Be thankful for good memo...
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, but the Lord answered our prayers and ble...
Mothers are treasures ful...
by Lora Ann Huff
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and I found something I used in my column almost ten years ago that I think will bring a smile to all of us. The quotes are not real but only im...
Former teacher, friend leaves behind unforgettable impact
by Stacy Jones
I knew my friend and former teacher George Souders for 28 years, since I was 14 years old. Even after knowing someone for so long, s...
Warren Williams – a valued staple
by Lora Ann Huff
For many years Warren Williams has been a valuable staple around Corinth. Working as a skilled auto mechanic and garage owner, he ha...
National Library Week brings fun and memories to local library
by Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
National Library Week at the Corinth Library was a wonderful time to reflect on how libraries transform. Indeed, as I mentioned prev...
Are we in dubious times?
by Lora Ann Huff
Lots of people have been saying how bad things are in this day and time and how they fear for their children’s and grandchildren’s f...
Abolitionist Tubman to replace President Jackson on new bill
by Stacy Jones
In the future, “Old Hickory” will be getting a new home. This past Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced tha...
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