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KES receives WiFi Internet grant
by Zack Steen
Kossuth Elementary School may become the first Alcorn County school to offer state-of-the-art wireless Internet. That according to Alcorn School District Director of Technology Rose Seaborn. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us,” she said. “I’m excited.” Seaborn told school board members this week that KES has been rewarded a $70,400 Digital Interactive Learning Grant from the Mississippi De...
People of the Crossroads: Lisa Green, Farmington
As a business owner and licensed manicurist and pedicurist, to say Lisa Green is a work workaholic would be a understatement. Green has owned Seasons in the Sun Salon on Linden Street in downtown Corinth for more than 12 years. The daughter of Kendall and Carolyn Steen, she’s married to Leslie Green. The couple have three Havanese dogs, Kiki, Rocco and Addie. “They are our babies,” said Green. ...
Corinth man dies in Hwy. 72 wreck
by Jebb Johnston
A Corinth man died in a single-vehicle vehicle crash Thursday afternoon after his truck went down a highway embankment. Coroner Jay Jones identified the victim as Tyler Thomas, 31, of Oakland School Road. It happened about 1:45 p.m. on Highway 72 near the Alcorn and Tishomingo County line. Thomas was driving a GMC Sierra SLT pickup that went off the north side of the highway and down a steep em...
Sister counties to unite in genealogy
by Kimberly Shelton
BOONEVILLE – Sister counties will unite in genealogy for the 2016 Old Tishomingo County Genealogy Fair. Held Friday, Aug.19–Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Old Booneville Hardware Building, the fair will bring together historical and genealogical societies from the counties of Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo. “Each county takes a turn hosting the fair,” said President Diane Garvin of the Prentiss Coun...
Bids for street upgrades unsealed
Cook Coggin Engineers unsealed bids Tuesday for the city’s Meigg Street sidewalk and lighting pro...
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Project gives sense of accompl...
Sharing Hearts had the assembly line going. Participants and volunteers of the non-profit center ...
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District approves policy changes
The number of credits required for graduation for incoming Corinth High School students is increa...
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Artist will make a stop at Piz...
Bringing his signature sound and honest storytelling, award-winning songwriter Bryan Hayes is com...
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Ex-McNairy educator lands new ...
MCNAIRY COUNTY — Former McNairy County Assistant Director of Schools Mark Massey has been hired a...
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People of the Crossroads – Tes...
When not running things at The Hole Dozen, she’s chasing her six-year-old son, Coleman. Tess Rous...
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Back to School: House system a...
Corinth Middle School is creating a new culture of positivity and praise. With lessons learned at...
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Indictment made in homicide case
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Selme...
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A sacred find: Corinth man sea...
A Corinth man found an unusual item while metal detecting over the weekend. Veteran Bobby McDanie...
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County school board examines t...
Changes are coming for the way student transfers are handled for those wanting to be released fro...
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UBS sets 'Corinth Cares' blood...
In an effort to restock dwindling supplies, United Blood Services will present a community blood ...
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Biggersville schools set orien...
Biggersville High and Elementary Schools are looking forward to new beginnings. The high school w...
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Sports
EMCC to be featured in Ne...
by EMCC Sports Information
SCOOBA – Three-time NJCAA national champion East Mississippi Community College will be featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary series reviewing the Lions’ 2015 football...
New Cubs closer arrives t...
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about of...
Mickelson not close to be...
by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess aga...
NFL adds game-day concussion protocol


by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline fo...
NFL's 1st female official felt pressure

by STEPHEN HAWKINS
IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas was never hit by the pressure of being the first woman to be a full-time NFL game official until after ...
Earnhardt's return could take more time


by The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. warned Monday that his return to NASCAR could take longer than planned. NASCAR's most popular ...
NE baseball adds Ole Miss signee Wilcher
by H. Lee Smith II
BOONEVILLE -- A three-time state champion has made the decision to stay close to home and anchor the baseball recruiting class at No...
Griffey Jr., Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame


by The Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at bes...
Opinion
Black votes matter
by Thomas Sowell
Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. Howe...
What's ‘making America on...
by Michael Barone
"Make America One Again." That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. In the welter of analysis of Donald Trump's acceptance speech, ...
Cause and effect
by Cal Thomas
In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United St...
H.B. 1523 makes a sturdy stump for politics
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD – In 1994 former Attorney General Mike Moore laid out a plan to force tobacco companies to reimburse Mississippi the cost of ...
Is America ready for a disruptive president?
by Michael Barone
Disruptive. That's a good word to describe Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, and to describe the sometimes-ramshackle Republica...
Democratic odds improve
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — Does Hillary Clinton really have a chance of winning Mississippi's six electoral votes? Not likely. Are Democrats more com...
Trump's acceptance speech
by Cal Thomas
Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long – 75 minutes – and too loud. Modulation is the k...
The Trump dynasty takes over the GOP
by Rich Lowry
Watching the GOP convention, you could be forgiven for believing that almost all the brightest stars in the Republican firmament are...
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Retirement is hard work
by Lora Ann Huff
“Your phone number?” the man in the business office asked; my husband answered the question. “And do you have a work phone?” “No, we’re both retired,” came my husband’s rep...
Approach to First Lady’s ...
by Stacy Jones
Tuesday night America witnessed history. Not only was it the first time that a former president spoke in support of his wife as a presidential candidate, but it also marked...
Focus on the positive asp...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other night I was trying to watch some of the political convention and got so depressed, I started flipping channels and stopped on a program where Kevin Leman was bein...
Political plagiarism denial offers instructional opportunity
by Stacy Jones
This week provided an ideal teaching moment to share with students when school resumes in a couple of weeks. For that tidbit, I can ...
Empty nest leaves room for new adventure
by Lora Ann Huff
Many area parents are getting ready to send kids off to college next month, and if their youngest is “moving out,” they may be getti...
Mississippi Civil War deserter makes for captivating narrative
by Stacy Jones
In the novel ‘Requiem for a Nun,’ Mississippi author William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Like many...
Bennett and Williams were right about ‘City by the Bay’
by Stacy Jones
Two of my favorite cities in the world are New York and New Orleans. I’ve been to the former three times and to the latter over twen...
May our God always bless, keep America!
by Lora Ann Huff
Last Sunday night I got a call asking me to go to Ramer, Tenn., on Monday morning to watch two of my grandchildren in the Fourth of ...
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