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City budget holds taxes level
by Jebb Johnston
The city of Corinth’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year will make no change to the property tax rate. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a special meeting Thursday morning to continue working on the budget. It goes to a public hearing in Tuesday’s regular meeting but will not be ready for adoption until a later date, said City Clerk Vickie Roach. Among the details still to be deter...
Locals respond to ice bucket challenge
by Jebb Johnston
If there’s ever a time to get doused by a bucket of icy water, it might as well be 5 p.m. on a sweaty August afternoon. That’s what happened to Circuit Clerk Joe Caldwell and his deputies on Wednesday as the ice bucket challenge, which has been sweeping the nation, found its way to the steps of the Alcorn County Courthouse. It is intended to raise awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclero...
Kossuth Middle School gym gets...
KOSSUTH – Football is king this time of year. That isn't keeping Kossuth Middle School from looki...
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Service set for 9/11
GLEN — Honoring those who perished during the attacks of 9/11, Indian Springs United Methodist Ch...
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Sales, tourism tax has solid g...
Sales and tourism tax collections made solid gains in the latest reported month. Both taxes saw i...
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Network group helps Crosswind
BNI is in the business of helping others. The local Business Network International (BNI) chapter ...
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Three police officers fired
BOONEVILLE — Booneville aldermen have voted to remove three officers from the city’s police force...
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Sports
Prep Softball: Prentiss c...
by H. Lee Smith II
Booneville walked off a winner, while Baldwyn walked of early. Corinth and Kossuth both came up on the short end of the stick Tuesday, falling in their slow-pitch contests ...
Lewis a threat to run, ca...
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- It's easy to lose Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis on the football field. At just 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, he can often slice through creases in the defense o...
Wallace set for last seas...
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- Nobody is going to confuse Bo Wallace with Eli Manning. Manning is royalty in the Ole Miss football universe, still loved in Oxford for his clean-cut looks, famil...
Biggersville falls in slugfest
by H. Lee Smith II
BIGGERSVILLE -- The host Lady Lions cranked out three home runs by came up on the short end of an 18-13 slugfest to Walnut on Monday...
North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway
by H. Lee Smith II
The track wasn’t dusty Saturday, but Ashley Newman left his fellow competitors in it. Newman claimed the $2,000, 10-strong Limited L...
MSU hopes to have breakout season
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State was a football program in a tailspin heading down the stretch last season. Then came mid-November, a...
Central runs to 4th straight over Biggersville
by Matt Doyle
GLEN -- A pair of juniors gave Alcorn Central's seniors rare bragging rights Friday night. Junior running backs Saylor Gray and Etha...
Warriors ride running game, TOs to shutout
by H. Lee Smith II
If Corinth High School held a dedication ceremony before every home event, the recent trend would show an unblemished record. Odds a...
Opinion
Obama’s segue from constr...
by Michael Barone
“The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets.” That’s from the Obama administration’s 20...
Hillary’s doomed if she i...
by Roger Simon
When Barack Obama was first elected president, he asked David Axelrod to leave Chicago and come to the White House with him. Axelrod would be a senior adviser, a powerful p...
A problem bigger than Fer...
by Ben Carson
The international spotlight has recently been shining on Ferguson, Mo., after an 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer. There was massive nationa...
ISIS is Obama’s Iraq war
by Rich Lowry
ISIS is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on whether ...
If ISIS attacks again, what will U.S. do?
by Cal Thomas
The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes “...
To defeat the Islamic state
by Pat Buchanan
The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For ...
Mister Sipp draws blood
by Rheta Johnson
OCEAN SPRINGS – I've always wondered what it would have felt like to be in the Ed Sullivan audience, CBS' Studio 50, on a simmering ...
Facts vs. Visions
by Thomas Sowell
The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they ...
Crossroads
‘When The Game Stands Tal...
by Terry Burns
“What’s It All About, Alfie?” “When The Game Stands Tall,” PG, *****Plus, Jim Caviezel, Alexander Lindwig, Michael Chikis, Laura Dern. Sony Pictures. Director Thomas Carter...
Holocaust survivor contin...
by Stacy Jones
If it were not for the events surrounding a well-publicized news story, Hedy Epstein, who turned 90 years old August 15, might not have made the news this week. Last week, ...
Quiet Zone
by Lora Ann Huff
My ole soap box has been resting in the corner but has occasionally cried out to have a word or two. I had decided against sharing my opinion of a railroad “quiet zone” in ...
Perfect World Turns Out Not so Perfect
by Terry Burns
The Giver, PG-13, ***, Brenton Thwaiting, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Strep. Walden Media. Director Phillip Noyce. Length 94 minutes. “The G...
Do you know what an aphorism is?
by Gary Andrews
Are you familiar with the word aphorism? Webster’s dictionary defines it as: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clev...
Watch Your Words
by Lora Ann Huff
How long has it been since you heard someone call another person a wench? Probably a long time. I remember when I was growing up hea...
Legendary screen seductress leaves behind classic filmography
by Stacy Jones
There was no doubt: after her first appearance in To Have and Have Not in 1944, everyone knew how to whistle. That classic scene sti...
‘A Most Wanted Man’: An edge-of-your-seats yarn
by Terry Burns
“A Most Wanted Man,” PG-13, ****, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Defoe, Homayoun Ershadi. Potboiler Pr...
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Recent photos from the Crossroads
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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