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Home total loss after fire
by Zack Steen
GLEN – A rental home was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The blaze happened around 5:30 p.m. on County Road 248 in the Glen area, according to Alcorn County Assistant Fire Coordinator Jackie Pharr. “When I arrived there was smoke showing from the northwest part of the home, but no fire,” he said. “We were able to contain the fire to the structure. It spread into the attic space and ran th...
Corinth man killed in Hwy. 72 wreck
by Jebb Johnston
A crash late Thursday on Highway 72 claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Corinth Police Department Capt. Ben Gann identified the deceased as Gerald Brent Walker, 43, of Fulton Drive. He was taken to Magnolia Regional Health Center where he was pronounced dead. Walker was a truck driver for Complete Mobile Home Service. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home. The cras...
City board interviews street commissioner candidates
by Jebb Johnston
A long session on the upcoming vacancy in the city street commissioner position yielded no action from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday. Four different individuals selected from the pool of applicants went before the mayor and board for interviews in a closed session. Following the interviews, the board had discussion for another hour before concluding the special meeting. City Attor...
Youth experience Manufacturing...
A group of youngsters have been hard at work. The 4th Annual NEMCC Manufacturing Camp has allowed...
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Main Street director leaving f...
Brent Johnson is moving on. The Main Street Corinth director’s last day won’t be until mid-July, ...
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People of the Crossroads – Cha...
Staff photo by Zack Steen No individual in the area has a greater love for caring for the abused,...
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Benefit being held for 'Cannon...
WALNUT – The “Cannon Man” needs help. Robert “Cannon Man” Nichols was seriously injured in a horr...
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Jesus Prom returns Saturday
Providing special needs adults with a one-of-a-kind experience, Jesus Prom will once again make i...
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Man sentenced for 
attempted m...
A Corinth man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for attempted murder. Frederick Patterson,...
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District searches deeds on sch...
Alcorn County school board members will soon decide the future of the shuttered Glendale and Rien...
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Car 54 Where Are You? ASD gett...
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department will get a communications upgrade with the installation of...
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Church making use
 of addition...
Hallelujah Hill is a spiritual place for North Corinth Baptist Church. The church purchased the n...
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People of the Crossroads: Pat ...
Pat Grossell can usually be found at two places. Those looking for Pat can find her involved with...
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VBS adventure puts light on Jesus
KOSSUTH – Children have been on an underground adventure at Pleasant Hill United Pentecostal Chur...
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New book relates 'Ghost Tales ...
“By age 12 Jack Hatchcock had dynamited an outhouse with a kid inside; spent eight months in refo...
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Sports
Rural mail carrier become...
by Jeff York
SELMER, Tenn. -- Fishing from the time he was a little boy has led a former Selmer man into becoming a pro fisherman in addition to his regular job as a rural route postal ...
76ers take Simmons with N...
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick Thursday night as the NBA draft opened with three straight freshmen. The 76ers grab...
Toy dinosaur fuels Oklaho...
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OMAHA, Neb. -- Oklahoma State shut out its first two opponents at the College World Series and has allowed only five earned runs while winning all seven of its NCAA Tournam...
Former MVP Rose traded to Knicks


by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Derrick Rose was once writing a great NBA story, the hometown kid leading the Chicago Bulls to their greatest heights si...
Cardinals complete sweep of Cubs


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CHICAGO -- When the St. Louis Cardinals arrived at Wrigley Field for a three-game series, manager Mike Matheny shook off questions a...
LSU's Simmons hopes to be NBA's top pick


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NEW YORK -- Ben Simmons has the sneaker deal and the TV show, so off the court he already has the look of a star. The only questions...
Locals win annual NE golf tournament

by Blake D. Long
Northeast Mississippi Community College’s gridiron supporters recently spent an afternoon on the links with the goals of giving back...
ESPYs will honor slain Tennessee teen

by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Zaevion Dobson, a high school football player who was shot to death while shielding two girls from gunfire, will...
Opinion
Character no longer counts
by Cal Thomas
Ranking right up there with the line, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" is this recent headline in The Washington Times: "Honesty issues aside, vo...
Special fund sweeps are n...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has sounded the political and perhaps judicial alarm over the so-called “Budget Transparency and Simplification Act” and ...
Corruption is part of life
by Wyatt Emmerich
One nice thing about being a publisher is getting to meet interesting people. One of these people is Lazarus Chakwera, opposition leader of Malawi, a country of 16 million ...
Trump dumps campaign manager
by Roger Simon
Did he say anything? I had been interviewing a source, and I couldn't take my cellphone out of my pocket every time it buzzed. So fo...
The irrelevant crusade
by Rich Lowry
Almost as soon as the massacre at the Orlando nightclub Pulse ended, Democrats took up their push to forbid people on the terrorism ...
USA needs more entrepreneurs
by Star Parker
Uber, the ride-hailing company, founded in 2009, began operations in San Francisco in 2011, and now has a presence in 449 cities wor...
Truth is often a casualty in politics
by Cal Thomas
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of...
Trolling for war with Russia
by Pat Buchanan
Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus r...
Crossroads
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 T...
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 the annual National Rural Electric Coope...
Does anyone remember Lewi...
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 couple of years ago, somehow I managed to t...
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...
End of school year, commencement are bittersweet
by Stacy Jones
Another end of a year has come. No, it’s not the end of a calendar year, but anyone involved in education will know the time referen...
Be thankful for good memories of children
by Lora Ann Huff
My husband and I were married five years before having our first child. Actually we were concerned that we might remain childless, b...
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