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School district aims 
to save $600,000
by Zack Steen
The Alcorn County school system hopes the closing of two schools will save the district more than $600,000 in the coming school year. Alcorn School District Finance Director Kimberly Woodard told board members the savings will be mostly due to a large reduction in staff. “Big decreases in our kindergarten, elementary and middle schools, along with a $64,000 debt falling off will contribute to t...
Church invites community to Celebrate America
by Steve Beavers
Independence Day is a time of celebration. The Central Church plans on marking the day with the community. The church is hosting its 4th Annual Celebrate America on Monday, July 4 after last year’s event was cancelled due to weather. “Our goal is a renewed love of America and oneness in the community,” said church pastor Terry Harmon about the event. “It’s our gift back to the community and Ame...
Vehicle burglar faces charges
by Jebb Johnston
Video surveillance footage helped lead to the arrest of a man who burglarized several vehicles at Cedar Creek. Dakota Stults, 22, of Davis Avenue, Florence, Ala., was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of burglary of a vehicle. Bond was set at $75,000 and he remained in custody Friday afternoon. Capt. Dell Green said surveillance video obtained from one of the residences captured the...
Troopers keeping holiday roads safe
by Kimberly Shelton
Keeping safety in mind, The Mississippi Highway Patrol began their 2016 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and will conclude at midnight on Monday, July 4. Anticipating a heavy traffic flow throughout the magnolia state, all available troopers will be assigned saturation patrols in an effort to maximize visibility and reduce traffic crashes. Motorists are caut...
People of the Crossroads: Eune...
For those needing help researching family trees in the Tishomingo County area, Eunell Skinner Han...
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Two injured in morning wreck
Two women were transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center following a morning ac...
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Local lawmakers weigh in on bu...
Lawmakers were back in Jackson this week passing a state budget bill which will allow Gov. Phil B...
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Campers enjoy hands-on learning
School is out for the summer, but learning has never stopped. The temporary break hasn’t slowed c...
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Vandals strike airport
In an effort to deter further destruction, Corinth-Alcorn County Airport Manager Donna Briggs is ...
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Jobless rate rises
County unemployment rates across the state rose in May with Alcorn County going back over the 5 p...
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Tuba player hitting right note...
A two-year member of the prestigious Mississippi All-State Lions Band, Jared Moore, 18, of Glen h...
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People of the Crossroads – Jas...
After running a seafood truck in Birmingham, Ala. for three years, Jason Burcham has brought his ...
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Firefighters respond to small ...
Kimberly-Clark is cleaning up after a fire that apparently resulted from roof work. Four Corinth ...
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Man bites police officer; face...
A 23-year-old Corinth man faces a felony assault charge after he bit the arm of a Corinth police ...
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Board recommends sign approval
The Corinth Board of Adjustment is recommending approval of a variance for a pole-mounted busines...
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Uprooted tree knocks out service
An uprooted tree in Crossroads Regional Park knocked out service for countless AT&T customers. AT...
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Sports
Greene wins NEMBCA coachi...
by H. Lee Smith II
Keith Greene has another award to add to a crowded trophy case. The 11th-year Corinth High School basketball head coach got his most recent hardware last month at the 12th ...
Memphis lands Parsons wit...
by The Associated Press
The Memphis Grizzlies have landed one of the NBA's best recruiters in free agent forward Chandler Parsons. They hope they won't need those skills when it comes to Mike Conl...
Serena survives at Wimble...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and cracked her racket agains...
Jobe named to MAC All-State team
by H. Lee Smith II
Playing for the Class 3A Boys’ Singles title gave Brendan Jobe another award. The recent Alcorn Central High School graduate was nam...
Coastal Carolina wins first national title
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. — Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series. Until this w...
Cowboys' McClain gets 10-game suspension
by The Associated Press
IRVING, Texas — Linebacker Rolando McClain was suspended 10 games Thursday for his second violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse pol...
NEMCC athletes earn academic honors


by Blake D. Long
Players from six of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s eight sanctioned athletic programs have garnered distinction for their...
Loss aside, teacher revels in chance

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 Centr...
Opinion
Brexit due to failure of ...
by Michael Barone
Bigotry! Nativism! Racism! That's what elites in Britain, Europe and here have been howling, explanations for why 52 percent of a higher-than-general-election turnout of Br...
Why Trump is routing free...
by Pat Buchanan
In Tuesday's indictment of free trade as virtual economic treason, The Donald has really set the cat down among the pigeons. For, in denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for Chin...
So what will Lynch get?
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
What did Bill Clinton promise Loretta Lynch during their tete-a-tete on her plane as it sat on the tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona? Did they restrict their conversation to their...
Campaign conversion?
by Cal Thomas
Following a meeting between a group of evangelical leaders and Donald Trump last week, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Fam...
Courts taking state’s HB 1523 apart
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE — Federal courts are dismantling Mississippi’s legislative efforts to work around prior Supreme Court decisions on aborti...
Newspapers are on the front lines
by Wyatt Emmerich
The Mississippi Press Association celebrated its 150th anniversary last week at the Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi. After the Missis...
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 Eu...
A disastrous court decision on abortion
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 ...
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Things I never expected t...
by Lora Ann Huff
In the past I heard my parents act with surprise and sometimes disgust at things that happened and comment, “I never thought I would live to see the day…” Now I find myself...
Packing for travel is dif...
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing this column, I should be packing, getting ready for a vacation in San Francisco. For someone who loves to travel, I ought to be better at packing—although,...
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 Trip Offers Valuable Experience
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 ...
Does anyone remember Lewis Grizzard?
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 cou...
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...
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