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Alcorn County inmates create riot
by Mark Boehler
A potentially dangerous situation was quickly brought under control Tuesday night when 30 Alcorn County inmates created a riot. Inmates barricaded themselves in their jail zone so officers could not enter, used a toothpaste solution to opaque viewing windows, then created a small fire to fill the cell with smoke at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell told the Daily Corinthian....
City bans guns from city park
by Brant Sappington
The accidental discharge of a firearm by a little league coach at Booneville’s city park has led to a misdemeanor charge for the coach and a move by aldermen to restrict weapons at the park. Daniel S. Wigginton, 30, of 49 County Road 2360 in Tishomingo County, was charged Tuesday with one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. Bond was set at $1,000. Booneville Polic...
Welcome Center rolls out red carpet
by Kimberly Shelton
It was a gorgeous, but windy Wednesday as employees and volunteers gathered in celebration of the Alcorn County Welcome Center’s annual National Tourists/Travel Appreciation Day. Held from noon until 1 p.m. as part of the center’s National Tourism Week activities, the exciting event served up invaluable information with a generous portion of Mississippi-style hospitality. “We wanted to mix thin...
Officials pave the way for street improvements
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth will see some scattered street paving today through early next week. The work includes some needed patching and some paving jobs that had been delayed. Scheduled for today are patching of Alcorn Drive and leveling of Bell School Road and McKewen Road. Set for Friday are patching of Fourth Street at Webster; Shiloh at Buchanan, where the city recently made a drainage repair; and Walnut a...
Free outdoor movie among weeke...
A busy weekend in downtown Corinth is set to kickoff Friday night with the return of the free, fa...
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People of the Crossroads: Madd...
Ten-year-old Maddie Potts loves to compete in pageants. Once a very shy child, she entered her fi...
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Locals plan day of prayer obse...
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” – ...
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Students take learning journey...
A journey of learning. A group of North Corinth Christian Academy students climbed onboard for ju...
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Performer 'Freddie Boy' Burns ...
When Freddie Burns died last week at the age of 102, he took several books worth of history with ...
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County schools hold registration
Parents will get another chance this week to register their children for the upcoming school year...
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Runners honored for contributi...
Nathan Hall already has his running attire planned for the 35th Corinth Coca-Cola Classic 10K. Th...
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People of the Crossroads — Bil...
Billy Harbin loves to climb trees. He is the sole owner and operator of Pickwick Tree Service. He...
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MDOC makes delayed payments; c...
The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently caught up on some delayed monthly reimbursemen...
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Blitz calls for railroad safety
See tracks? Think train. Norfolk Southern employees were present at two downtown Corinth railroad...
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Bascomb named veterans service...
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors tapped a new leader for the veterans service office. Jill ...
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Welcome Center hosts travel ap...
Continuing their celebration of National Tourism Week, the Alcorn County Welcome Center will host...
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Sports
MCHS senior wants to be a...
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. — A strong willed child knew what she wanted early in life and, now that she is a teenager, still has her plans laid out for her future. The idea of being a C...
With ban lifted, SEC coac...
by The Associated Press
Southeastern Conference coaches are ready to start participating in the satellite camps their league had wanted to eliminate nationwide. When the NCAA Division I Board of D...
Nyquist draws No. 13 post...
by The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Doug O'Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The number with an unlucky reputation did...
KHS, CHS baseball clubs advance
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn County is guaranteed a spot in the state semifinals. Kossuth and Corinth each came away with wins on Tuesday to advance in to...
CHS girls tied for 5th in first forray
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth High School girls’ golf team made the most of its first appearance in state competition. Fielding a full team for the fi...
Big 12 ponders expansion; AAC on guard
by RALPH D. RUSSO
The Big 12 presidents will consider in the coming weeks whether the league should expand, leaving the American Athletic Conference o...
Deciding games pushed back
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central is in the third round. Corinth and Kossuth will go at it again today to extend their seasons in the Mississippi High ...
Warriors still hopeful to get Curry back

by The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still...
Opinion
‘Civility’ vs. ‘political...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — They are not the same. Never have been. One is truth-centered. The other is not. Early on in his run for the presidency, Donald Trump sought to explain or excuse h...
Republicans should have a...
by Michael Barone
The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one 12 months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic prim...
A little more leg
by Rheta Johnson
It's not enough that this has been one of the strangest years in presidential politics ever when you consider the candidates – a former first lady, a reality television sta...
The end of pieties
by Rich Lowry
When the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown, the surrendering British forces supposedly played "The World Turned Upside Down...
Are fantasy sports considered gambling?
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Is everyone who plays fantasy sports a gambler? Of course not, just as not everyone who plays poker or blackjack is a g...
Court reverses 40 years of law on rape sentences
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — Even the Mississippi Supreme Court gets to change its mind. And it did so in April, ruling that judges can sentence people...
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 th...
Donald Trump isn't the ‘presumptive nominee'
by Michael Barone
Donald Trump has declared himself, after following up his New York win April 19 with victories in five other Northeastern states Tue...
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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