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Officials address park field rumors
by Jebb Johnston
Crossroads Regional Park Director Ray Holloway is playing some defense. As the park expansion nears completion, talk is circulating that the new ball fields do not meet certain specifications that would be required to attract “travel ball.” He says it is simply not true. Field dimensions and the use of portable fencing and portable pitching mounds are some of the items in question. The park is ...
County repairs CR 306
by Bobby J. Smith
Alcorn County Road 306 is “Pot Hole Road” no longer. District Two Supervisor James Voyles and his crew recently completed repairs on the notoriously bumpy stretch of rural roadway. Work on County Road 306 included extensive leveling and double-surfacing with the DBST surfacing process. “This particular road lasted 38 years with just a single surface,” said Voyles. “We believe it will be here no...
Corinth leaders work on budget
by Jebb Johnston
Corinth leaders are planning to keep the property tax rate level as the budget for the upcoming fiscal year begins to take shape. A public hearing on Corinth’s proposed budget and tax levy will be held at 5 p.m. on Sept. 6, coinciding with a regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The current tax rate, including the school tax, is 95 mills. The school district is requesting no chang...
People of the Crossroads – Larry Mangus, Corinth
“I came here to retire, but I’m still figuring on when it’s going to happen,” said Larry Mangus, who moved to Corinth nine years ago, following his retirement from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mangus’ retirement has been far from sedate. The 75-year-old Civil War historian and collector is active in a plethora of local groups. Mangus also loves talking about the Civil War, espe...
Downed tree causes fatal wreck
CHEWALLA, Tenn. – A Friday afternoon accident claimed the life of a man involved in a one-vehicle...
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Town can't have beer referendum
RAMER, Tenn. – A plan to have a beer referendum in the Town of Ramer fell through when city commi...
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Update: Suspect identified in ...
A Corinth police officer is back on duty after he was struck by a vehicle at a safety checkpoint ...
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Alcorn County man arrested for...
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department charged a man with attempted murder and shooting into a dw...
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KHS class enlightened on politics
“A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character or the user.” – Theodore Roose...
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Person of interest released in...
A person of interest initially arrested in the shooting of a Northeast Mississippi Community Coll...
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County sets budget public hearing
County supervisors made the final allocation decisions for the proposed budget on Monday and sche...
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People of the Crossroads: Mike...
Mike Davis is living proof that sometimes you get a second chance. At age 39, after years of work...
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Update: Northeast shooting rem...
A person of interest initially arrested in the shooting of a Northeast Mississippi Community Coll...
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4 seek school board
At the midpoint of qualifying for three seats on the county school board, four candidates have ju...
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Saving a landmark: KES auditor...
KOSSUTH — The Kossuth community is celebrating a new lease on life for the historic 1936 elementa...
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Constables complete training, ...
Alcorn County’s two first-term constables have recently completed their certification training an...
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Sports
Bridgewater has dislocate...
by The Associated Press
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss at least the next season while recovering from a dislocated left knee and torn ant...
Pigskin Picks
by Pigskin Pete
The quality outnumbered the quantity in the Week 1 of the annual Pigskin Picks contest. Only 36 entries made their way inside the confines of Daily Corinthian within the al...
Tight-knit Tigers ready t...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE -- Greg Davis has a much different feel about the Northeast Mississippi Community College football team, which enters its 57th season of competition in the fall ...
Miles says less could mean more for Fournette


by The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette can live with a lessened workload, if that's the way coach Les Miles wants it...
Booneville holds on to claim Skunk Bowl
by H. Lee Smith II
BALDWYN — Booneville jumped out to a two-touchdown lead and held on to beat Prentiss County rival Baldwyn in the Skunk Bowl. The Dev...
Alcorn County trio falls back to 1-1
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central, Corinth and Kossuth followed up Week 1 victories with Week 2 losses. For the second year in a row. At Larry B. Mitch...
Garrett, top SEC QB chasers back for more
by The Associated Press
Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it. The league...
Lions begin Thursday slate with win
by H. Lee Smith II
Thursday night kickoffs got off to a good start at Biggersville High School. The Lions bounced back from a season-opening loss to Al...
Opinion
Abstract immigrants in an...
by Thomas Sowell
Why would a country with the world's largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to ...
Syria: Their war, not ours
by Pat Buchanan
The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display. NATO ally Turkey and U.S.-backed Arab rebels this weekend attacked our most effective allies against ISIS, ...
Murders of two Mississipp...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Like most Mississippians, I absorbed the brutal news of the murders of two Catholic nuns in their Durant home Thursday with a mixture of incredible sadness and...
Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
by Cal Thomas
"He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them "Mankind" when they were created. (Genesis 5:2 NIV) Poor God. H...
The kinder, gentler Trump
by Rich Lowry
Behold the kinder, gentler Donald Trump. The latest of Trump's "pivots" is more far-reaching than a stab at greater message discipli...
Is 2016 redrawing the political map?
by Michael Barone
Is the political map, so familiar that even non-pundits offhandedly refer to red, blue and purple states, changing before our eyes? ...
Lots of smoke here, Hillary
by Pat Buchanan
Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on c...
To ID or not to ID?
by Cal Thomas
Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it com...
Crossroads
Family breakfasts make sp...
by Lora Ann Huff
Recently I read an article describing typical family meals in the 1950’s in the South, and it brought back many memories. The writer pointed out that in those days, it was ...
American road trip a fitt...
by Stacy Jones
One of the best ways to see America is via a road trip. The country’s interstates—and the whole animus of the “American open road”—virtually beckon potential travelers to s...
Beloved educator reflects...
by Lora Ann Huff
As I sat down to visit with Mr. Harold Padgett Smith and talk about his life which was dedicated to educating Corinth’s young people, he smiled and said, “We’ll talk but th...
Blues from late “Queen of Beale Street” was part of cultural education
In the fall of 1992, I entered college at The University of Memphis. I was ready to get away from the circumscribed environment of s...
Watermelons are what angels eat
by Lora Ann Huff
I love watermelon! Have ever since I was big enough to sit down with a big slice of the juicy stuff! When I was growing up, my daddy...
Little-known Belgian writer Rodenbach provided artistic inspiration
by Stacy Jones
Probably not many people have heard of Georges Rodenbach. Although he published eight volumes of poetry, four novels, several essays...
Teachers were made more durable than the average men and women
by Lora Ann Huff
With school days back in full swing now, I’m so thankful for the good teachers we have in our local schools. It’s amazing how blesse...
'Typical’ day in English teacher’s
 life involves juggling range of tasks
by Stacy Jones
For me, a high school English instructor, school resumed this week for the first time in ten weeks, following our summer vacation, a...
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