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'Big Chicken' gets homecoming
by Kimberly Shelton
As residents of the Gift community prepare for the Big Chicken’s homecoming, confusion has reigned over what to do and where to park. An itinerary has been provided for the “Big Chicken” Homecoming, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Interest in the "Big Chicken" story continues to grow after the Associated Press distributed the Daily Corinthian story about how ...
Cancer walk brings awareness
by Kimberly Shelton
For every fight won, for each battle lost, for those still fighting... Rallying for a cause, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Rienzi is teaming up with others to sponsor their first ever awareness walk. The Inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Registration for the two-mile walk will be one hour prior to start time. The cost to join is $15 per...
Whitehurst tourney benefits DARE
A pair of local DARE officers are glad the Owen B. Whitehurst Memorial Golf Tournament decided to...
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VFW Ladies Aux. hosts silent a...
The members of VFW Post 3962 Ladies Auxiliary are at it again. This time, Life Member Barbie Rein...
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County fair hosts kids health ...
It's all about the kids. Organizers of the 4th Annual Alcorn County Fair are continuing their hea...
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SO deputies, narcotics unit ma...
A Corinth man was arrested over the weekend for felony possession of methamphetamine with intent ...
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Strength Team performs at fair
Jonathan Marsh is in need of 100 concrete blocks. The Modern Woodmen financial representative isn...
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Sports
Pigskin Picks
by by Pigskin Pete
This week’s winner was Dan Marsh, who was a perfect 13-0. Matthew Bobo also turned in a clean sheet, but was 11 points behind Marsh on the tiebreaker. No fewer than 10 of t...
LSU expects toughest matc...
by The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The early season performances of Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott have gotten the attention of LSU coach Les Miles. "Dak Prescott is as good a...
SEC West dominant through...
by The Associated Press
Outside of the Southeastern Conference's footprint, it's become commonplace to hope for stumbles by college football's most dominant league. There's only one problem with t...
Corinth wins two of three in own tournament
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth swept its season series with Kossuth, but couldn’t avenge an earlier loss to Class 3A contender Nettleton on Saturday. The L...
Rebs have no trouble with Ragin’ Cajuns
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- Bo Wallace's first throw was perfect — a 25-yard strike that Vince Sanders caught in stride for a big gain. Mississippi's ...
Mississippi St. rolls past South Alabama
by The Associated Press
MOBILE, Ala. -- The first sellout in South Alabama's six years as a football program was not enough to upset Southeastern Conference...
Aggies record first shutout over TC
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- Weston Bobo threw for three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth as Kossuth avenged its second loss from the 2013 season wi...
Booneville rallies past rival Warriors
by H. Lee Smith II
BOONEVILLE -- The Booneville Blue Devils saved their best for last. In a back-and-forth game, the Booneville defense came up with tw...
Opinion
The halfhearted war on te...
by Rich Lowry
Only President Barack Obama would feel compelled to mention the success of the American auto industry in a speech rallying the nation for a long war of annihilation against...
Mob rule economics
by Thomas Sowell
While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic abo...
The Forever War
by Pat Buchanan
The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimatel...
Nunnelee looks more than capable of more service
by Sid Salter
TUPELO — One bright spot during the visitation and funeral of Mississippi State University radio broadcaster Jack Cristil was the op...
Why Hillary hates Iowa
by Roger Simon
INDIANOLA, Iowa — “Hello, Iowa!” says Hillary Clinton, who has not set foot in Iowa for six years and eight months and in fact, unti...
Snap out of it, Mr. President
by Roger Simon
I wish the president would go golfing again. Really. He skipped it Sunday, a beautiful day, because he wanted to show the nation tha...
August jobs data point way toward GOP victory
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Amid the media focus on the basic data in the August jobs report – that the economy “added” 143,000 jobs – is the figure that will u...
Crime and punishment, with compassion
by Ben Carson
The incident in which Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice savagely beat his fiancee in an elevator has garnered much attention, l...
Crossroads
Trains remain part of dow...
by Stacy Jones
Where I live in downtown Corinth, every day is like the opening of the Johnny Cash song “Fulsom Prison Blues”— without the prison bars. A block away from the railroad cross...
Wonderful muscadines brin...
by Lora Ann Huff
Browsing through the fresh produce in the grocery section of our local super store, I got a whiff of a unique smell that takes me back to my childhood. I was picking throug...
A list of movies to be re...
by Terry Burns
Maybe this will be a handy sheet for movies that just might be worth the time. Doing this by the month should make for a list worth the read, since the films will be playin...
Govan sang “sweet soul music” with distinct Memphis style
by Stacy Jones
He may not be a household name like Otis Redding, the singer to whom he was most often compared, but Memphis musician James Govan wa...
After November passes through nothing will live
by Terry Burns
he November Man, R, ***, Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko. Dreamline. Director Roger Donaldson. Time 1 hour 48 minutes. “...
Children and the Bible
by Lora Ann Huff
Children never cease to amaze us – they obviously listen when we think their minds are otherwise occupied and they come up with conc...
Little ones demonstrate that time is precious
by Lora Ann Huff
“What’s this?” Grandson Hayden asked as he reached to pick up the round, black thing on our bedside table. I laughed and said, “That...
Gritty writer elicits truth in novels, poetry
by Stacy Jones
He’s probably not a writer that most students read in school. Likely, his choice of language and overt themes would prevent his work...
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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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