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MDOC makes delayed payments; county still short
by Jebb Johnston
The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently caught up on some delayed monthly reimbursements to Alcorn County totaling about $1 million. Last week, the county received payments for November and December — months when there were no state prisoners in the correctional facility — after previously receiving payments for February and March. While the county was excited to see those payments, ...
Blitz calls for railroad safety
by Zack Steen
See tracks? Think train. Norfolk Southern employees were present at two downtown Corinth railroad crossings last week asking the public to watch out for oncoming trains. As part of a new Operation Lifesaver campaign for rail public safety, employees handed out key chains and brochures during the safety blitz. “Whenever people see railroad tracks, we want them to use caution and expect a train,”...
Bascomb named veterans service officer
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors tapped a new leader for the veterans service office. Jill Bascomb, who has worked with the office on a part-time basis, got the nod Monday to move into the role of veterans service officer. She follows Steve Wallace, who is retiring, and the title is effective immediately. Bascomb is a veteran and has also been working as a 911 dispatcher. Wallace, a forme...
Welcome Center hosts travel appreciation
by Kimberly Shelton
Continuing their celebration of National Tourism Week, the Alcorn County Welcome Center will host their annual National Tourists/Travel Appreciation Day from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. In keeping with the spirit of the day, the welcome center will be giving out specialty door prizes from the Mississippi Development Authority/Tourism Division and other gifts donated from the Corinth ...
Bags bring tears of joy from p...
Bringing joy to others, local churches and businesses have come together to create gift bags for ...
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Severe storm hits McNairy County
SELMER, Tenn. -- A Sunday afternoon severe thunderstorm left damage across a path in Selmer. The ...
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People of the Crossroads — Joh...
Johnny Southward is working to make Iuka a better place to live. Currently in his 11th year as a ...
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West Clinic receives gift bags...
Bringing joy to others, local churches and businesses have come together to create gift bags for ...
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Selmer hit hard by flooding, wind
SELMER, Tenn. -- Parts of McNairy County was hit hard Sunday afternoon after a line of strong thu...
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Effort encourages train safety
See tracks? Think train. Norfolk Southern employees were present at two downtown Corinth railroad...
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Equipment issue delays new tra...
An equipment problem has delayed activation of the new traffic signals at South Parkway and U.S. ...
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Parent spearheads school distr...
BIGGERSVILLE – More than a dozen parents and school staffers gathered inside the Biggersville sch...
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Historic flag returns home
The 11th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Flag has returned home. The flag is set to be formally d...
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Derby party returns to Veranda...
Derby day bowties and hats are coming back to the Verandah-Curlee House. For the first time since...
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Author shares story of faith
“I cross-stitched a ‘Count it all Joy’ plaque for my bedroom, using yarn to match the colors of t...
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People of the Crossroads — Shi...
A diehard Biggersville Lion, teacher Shiela Duncan has taught English and Spanish at the school f...
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Sports
Aggies sweep 1-3A hoops h...
by H. Lee Smith II
The Kossuth Aggies late run in the 2015-16 season gave them their first division title since 2000. It also gave them a sweep of the annual postseason awards in Division 1-3...
Chiefs take MSU’s Jones i...
by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs spent most of the first two days of the NFL draft stockpiling picks, but still found time to fill two of their biggest needs by gr...
Ole Miss to investigate T...
by David Brandt
Laremy Tunsil said enough about Mississippi at the NFL draft for the university to launch an investigation into his time at the school. Now, the former Rebel offensive line...
Local trio bows from softball playoffs
by H. Lee Smith II
Softball on the Alcorn County front came to a close Thursday. Biggersville, Corinth and Kossuth saw their respective seasons come to...
AC claims third straight Region title
by H. Lee Smith II
The Alcorn Central boys’ track team got a pleasant surprise on Saturday. Central left the Class 3A Region Track Meet at Pontotoc Hig...
Tunsil's slide in draft ends with Dolphins' pick
by The Associated Press
MIAMI -- Tackle Laremy Tunsil's surprising slide in the NFL draft ended with the 13th pick Thursday, where he was taken by the Miami...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by Steve Beavers
Rebel Volunteer 4-21-16 Corinthian Inc. 45-19 Family Ties 43-21 Sweeter Than Yoo Hoo 42-22 KLCS 39-25 Just Havin Fun 37-27 Russell’s...
NFL ready to move on from 'Deflategate'
by The Associated Press

CHICAGO — As far as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from "Deflategate." Speaking two da...
Opinion
At last, America is first
by Pat Buchanan
Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. The old order in this capital city is on the way out, Ameri...
Donald Trump isn't the ‘p...
by Michael Barone
Donald Trump has declared himself, after following up his New York win April 19 with victories in five other Northeastern states Tuesday, the "presumptive nominee" of the R...
Fiorina: An authentic fem...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
The difference between Carly Fiorina's and Hillary Clinton's assents to prominence is a lesson that compares that authentic and inauthentic models of feminism. Fiorina earn...
Dramatic felony voting action unlikely in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order last week that in one stroke of the pen restored the suffrage o...
If God is dead ...
by Pat Buchanan
In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular ou...
God and politics
by Cal Thomas
LOUISVILLE – Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year's presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-describe...
National values, not ‘special interests'
by Star Parker
I periodically get mail from folks who find it annoying that anyone pays attention to racial and ethnic differences. Aren't we all A...
Trump is playing a part
by Roger Simon
Donald Trump is living his word. His word often changes. But you can't blame him for that. At the time he is giving his word, he mea...
Crossroads
Former teacher, friend le...
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, sometimes it is hard to capture in words ...
Warren Williams – a value...
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 has served thousands of folks in our area....
National Library Week bri...
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 previously, the national theme for this week...
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...
Graham's life is true story of faith
by Lora Ann Huff
Lately I’ve read some interesting things about Evangelist Billy Graham and marveled again at what an amazing spiritual leader he has...
Cronkite was a legend who heralded end of objective journalism
by Stacy Jones
In a 2015 article in the online publication ‘The Age,’ writer Jonathan Holmes stated, “Impartial journalism spells death for modern ...
Bill cloaks problems of poverty, lack of education
by Stacy Jones
This past week Mississippi made the national news after Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 into law Tuesday. The bill is al...
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