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Humane Society raids homes: Officials rescue more than 170 animals
by Zack Steen
More than 170 animals were rescued from two large-scale puppy mills in Alcorn County early Wednesday morning. Deputies served a search warrant to Larry Meeks, whose Kendrick Road property housed a puppy mill, which is a commercial animal breeding facility where profits are more important than animal welfare. “We had received multiple complaints over the last six months about the property,” said...
Cyclist Killed
by Mark Boehler
A 19-year-old Alcorn County man riding his bicycle to work was stuck by an 18-wheeler and killed Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 45 just south of the Corinth city limits at the intersection of County Road 405. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones identified the victim as Joseph "Joey" Gino Demitro Jr., who was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 3:55 p.m. fatal accident. Demitro had left his ...
Police chief stresses safety
With mischief night making its appearance on Friday, all are encouraged to have fun but be mindfu...
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Courthouse now back in business
Local government was halted this week when the main computer system inside the Alcorn County Cour...
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Volunteers train for military ...
The respect they deserve. The mission of the U.S. Veterans and Family Honors is to ensure each de...
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Local team wins Reserve Grand ...
The 24th Annual Hog Wild BBQ Cooking Contest got silly on the final day. Smoke Me Silly was crown...
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'Mississippi Roads' features S...
The season finale of Mississippi Roads features Holly Springs’ Humming Bird Migration Festival, B...
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Sports
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by H. Lee Smith II
Results from recent league action at Plaza Bowling Lanes. Monday Major 11-3 3 Nuts & A Bolt 27-9 Wendy’s Baconators 21-15 Shot Who??? 19-17 Hughes Outdoor 19-17 Crow Hop Kr...
Robinson running around, ...
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's Josh Robinson is often the shortest guy on the field, a low-to-the-ground, maroon-and-white blur that's all muscle and churning legs. Quar...
Rebels, Tigers game featu...
by The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Senquez Golson and Jonathan Jones might have been best known for unpleasant moments coming into this season. Now, they're two of the nation's best pickoff a...
Senatobia advances in straight sets
by H. Lee Smith II
The third time was a charm for the Lady Warriors. Problem was, it was the blue ones from Tate County. Corinth extended two sets with...
Horton among inductees into MCHS Hall of Fame
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. -- McNairy Central’s Sports Hall of Fame will gain six new members when the 2014 class is inducted on Saturday night. ...
Mississippi State, FSU top playoff list
by Ralph D. Russo
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The ...
Lady Warriors hosting NH match
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth High School is back in volleyball’s North Half championship for the second time in three years. Tonight it will be all about...
Pigskin Picks
by Pigskin Pete
There was plenty of separation between the contenders and pretenders during Week 8 of Pigskin Picks. Both on the field, and amongst ...
Opinion
Help for Middle East Chri...
by Cal Thomas
American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic S...
This girl wanted to be gone
by Rheta Johnson
I’ve had trouble explaining to several friends why I didn’t like the movie “Gone Girl.” And, I’ve had trouble explaining to myself why, once I’d seen the preview, I ever we...
Things fall apart
by Pat Buchanan
When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office i...
Fear is good
by Roger Simon
Can you get the light out of my eyes? No. Can you loosen the handcuffs? No. Why am I here? You coughed. Coughing is a symptom of Ebo...
Why the House will stay Republican
by Michael Barone
You probably haven’t read much commentary about this year’s elections to the House of Representatives. There’s a good reason for tha...
Eric Holder hits a new low
by Thomas Sowell
The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: “He can run but he can’t hide...
45 years after Alexander v. Holmes, nation’s schools reach milestone
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – It’s been a long time – 45 years to be exact – since massive school desegregation changed Mississippi’s educational lan...
The poll tax that wasn't
by Rich Lowry
When the Supreme Court rejected a petition to stop a Texas voter-ID law from going into effect for the midterms, the left commenced ...
Crossroads
Storms
by Lora Ann Huff
Checking e-mails and deleting old ones this week, I came across one I had never opened to read. The title interested me – “Can You Sleep When the Wind Blows?” – so I read i...
Halloween evokes childhoo...
by Stacy Jones
As a child, I was afraid of almost everything. I don’t think I slept alone until I was at least 10, and even then, I can recall lying in the quiet dark of my bedroom late n...
One Good Bad Guy and a Cl...
by Terry Burns
John Wick, R, ****, Keanu Reeves, Michael Nuquist, Alfie Allen, Isoef Tarasov, William Defoe. Summit Entertainment. Length: 101 Minutes. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a retir...
Train travel affords scenic, communal journey
by Stacy Jones
I probably fell in love with train travel the way that many other Americans did: by seeing it romanticized in movies and television ...
Pursuit of happiness or happiness of pursuit?
by Terry Burns
Hector and The Search for Happiness, R, ****, Simon Pegg, Rosanund Pike, Jean Reno, Stellan Skarsgaird, Christopher Plummer, Ming Zh...
Turnip Green Cookoff highlights fall festival
by Stacy Jones
Returning after school to a home where my mother regularly cooked turnip greens for dinner was a distinct experience. The air was fi...
Grocery Shopping
by Lora Ann Huff
A news item caught my eye the other day and was rather disturbing. The quote was something like “Are America’s supermarkets in troub...
Festival affords taste of classic New Orleans lyricist
by Stacy Jones
Some days you just need a little gris-gris. Originating in West Africa as part of the voodoo tradition, gris-gris consists of an amu...
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Supply Sergeant Glen R. Marsh (from left), Rickey Crane with Veterans and Family Honors and MS Project Package Coordinator and Founder Rickey Pope put together a care package to be mailed to a deployed mid-south soldier in Iraq. / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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