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School board to Mitchell: Continue
by Zack Steen
Alcorn School District board members voted 4-1 Monday night to continue investigating the possibility of closing Glendale and Rienzi elementary schools. Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell asked the five-person Board of Education if he should continue researching ways to save the district money, including the possible merger of the two smaller campus schools with other large...
Supervisors study budget concerns
by Jebb Johnston
County supervisors spent a couple of hours Monday afternoon taking a look at current budget challenges, with the recurring themes of 911 and garbage again coming to the fore. Along with the budget concerns, the board and Sheriff Ben Caldwell discussed some of the logistical issues at the justice center. “I’m unhappy with the fact that my office closes at 5 o’clock,” said Caldwell, who would lik...
Housing development set for Br...
New lease-to-own residences targeted at middle-income families are planned for Bradley Road. The ...
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Inmate number returns to 240
With the return of state inmates to Alcorn County, the Mississippi Department of Corrections cred...
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Woman upset with condition of ...
An Alcorn County woman is highly upset about the conditions of six graves at Forrest Memorial Par...
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Pine Vale gets child safety do...
Liberty National is making a commitment to children. The insurance agency recently donated severa...
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Sheriff's deputy confiscates d...
A couple remains in custody in the Alcorn County Jail pending drug possession charges after a rou...
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Sports
Super Bowl MVP awaits fin...
by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO -- On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller's docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. "I was just talking to Coach...
Central sweeps rival in f...
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- The Alcorn Central boys survived to claim the No. 2 seed in Division 1-3A. The Booneville Blue Devils also came out a big winner. The Golden Bears watched their ...
Lions earn top seed, Lady...
by H. Lee Smith II
Biggersville claimed one and finished shy of another. The Lions completed their run following a triple-overtime loss at Jumpertown to claim the league title and No. 1 seed ...
Central sweeps on Senior Night
by H. Lee Smith II
GLEN -- Alcorn Central made the most of Senior Night, sweeping Hickory Flat on Friday. It also proved to be a longer celebration, as...
Kossuth drops fourth straight twinbill
by H. Lee Smith II
Back-to-back trips to Tippah County didn’t help Kossuth’s cause. One night after falling at Ripley, the Lady Aggies and Aggies were ...
S. Carolina, A&M meet in SEC showdown
by The Associated Press
Here are some things to watch in the Southeastern Conference this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 25 South Carolina at No. 8 Texas A&...
Corinth winning streak ends in OT
by H. Lee Smith II
The third time wasn’t a charm. After prevailing in a pair of overtime games while building the second-longest, single-season winning...
Roberson helps Vandy upset A&M
by The Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt was tired of the constant criticism. So the Commodores took it out on No. 8 Texas A&M as Jeff Roberso...
Opinion
Don't discount Donald Trump
by Rich Lowry
Donald Trump's loss in Iowa wasn't just a victory for conservatives, but a loss for the mogul's routinely low and dishonest style of campaigning. There was nothing subtle a...
The failure of multicultu...
by Cal Thomas
Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only for Europeans, if they continue to allow ...
Two crowns, one gas mask ...
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — Two of Mary Ann Mobley's dazzling crowns sat delicately on a shelf. The doe-eyed beauty won the smaller, golden-hued crown as Miss Mississippi 1958 and the larger...
One thing can keep Trump from victory
by Roger Simon
They hate him; they really hate him. Donald Trump is not the golden boy he thought he was. He thought he could build an invincible c...
No firewall for Clinton
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
As Hillary Clinton underwhelms in Iowa, barely eking out of a tie with Bernie Sanders – a thought that would have been ridiculous si...
The age of working-class discontent
by Rich Lowry
We live in the age of working-class discontent, which, if it wasn't obvious before, has been made plain by the passions roiling 2016...
Carmichael’s courage paved way for GOP success
by Sid Salter
My first exposure to statewide politics outside the confines of the Founder’s Square Pavilion at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds was ...
Trump's disregard for private property
by Star Parker
Donald Trump is running a pretty successful presidential campaign saying that he wants to "Make America Great Again." But he seems t...
Crossroads
Corinth Library has many ...
by By Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
January has turned out to be colder than we expected, but that’s just the perfect time for dipping into a good novel. Just grab a big blanket and a warm drink – we’ll take ...
The iconic ‘day the music...
Fifty-seven years ago this week, the end of an era occurred. Some might even say that it was “the day the music died,” as singer Don McLean crooned in his song “American Pi...
A good question: 'Who is ...
by Lora Ann Huff
Several years ago a friend shared a story with me that continues to stick in my mind. I used it in my column back then and most of you have heard the story elsewhere, but I...
A sad true story about what happened in Benghazi
by Terry Burns
Thirteen Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, R, *****, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Director Michael Bay, ...
Hateful Eight brings classic Tarantino darkness
by Terry Burns
The Hateful Eight, ****1/2, R rated, Double Feature Films, 167 Minutes, Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern. I am usu...
Mothers are truly special, amazing people to treasure, enjoy
by Lora Ann Huff
Why do kids expect mothers to be such exceptional people? Maybe we are taught that by the way mothers react to meet needs or repair ...
New TN state test measures preparation for post-secondary success
by Stacy Jones
Get ready for new state tests in English and math, Tennessee—but without that anxiety that may traditionally accompany the word “tes...
'Revenant' offers frontier adventure on film
by Terry Burns
The Revenant, R, ***** 156 minutes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Director Alexandro, New Regency Pictures. This film is excellent, ...
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Alcorn School District board president Carroll Morton welcomes aboard new interim second district school board member Laura Studdard. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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