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District approves school bus purchases
by Zack Steen
The Alcorn County school district is getting ready to spend more than $230,000 on three much needed school buses. Board of Education members this week approved the purchase of two new 2016 IC 77 passenger school buses for $81,925 each and one new 2015 IC 77 passenger school bus for $79,000 from Summit Truck Sales Group of Tupelo. The move, according to Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell, is “only...
Stabbing brings assault charge
by Jebb Johnston
A local woman is charged with aggravated domestic assault after a Saturday stabbing. Candice Jimsen, 27, remained in custody at the county jail Wednesday with bond set at $25,000. Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green said officers responded to the Magnolia E.R. about 10:30 p.m. in reference to a stabbing victim. The man told officers that he and his wife got into an argument that escalate...
Mississippi Mud
Kara Courtney’s love of art is only exceeded by her love of nature and the outdoors. Courtney own...
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Lawsuit filed against former j...
Two former jail workers are defendants in a federal lawsuit filed by a man who claims to have exp...
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County looks at budget challenges
County supervisors put their heads together on the budget this week, looking for answers in a cha...
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Ash Wednesday begins journey
First United Methodist Church began its Lenten journey to Easter on Ash Wednesday. The Lenten Lun...
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FBI investigating school bomb ...
IUKA — Authorities say the FBI and the Office of Homeland Security are investigating phone bomb t...
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Sports
Warrior trio helps Tigers...
by Blake D. Long
BOONEVILLE — A trio of Corinth High School graduates put the Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s basketball program on their shoulders during a pivotal rivalry ma...
Prep Basketball
by H. Lee Smith II
Prep Basketball Tuesday’s Games (G) Central 62, New Albany 31 Central 11 10 24 17 — 62 N. Albany 6 4 9 12 — 31 CENTRAL (62): Lauren McCreless 26, Malory Wigginton 7, Briann...
Lady Vols look to keep To...
by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee needs to end more than a month's worth of road frustration or risk falling out of the Top 25 for the first time in three decades. The 25th-rank...
Hodum surpasses scoring milestone
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- All was not lost in a doubleheader setback. On a night Kossuth was swept for the sixth straight time, Kossuth’s Rick Hodu...
Lady Bears, Lady Lions claim wins
by H. Lee Smith II
Half of Alcorn County came away happy in a road venture. Both Alcorn Central and Biggersville traveled to Union County for their nex...
Rebel football cited in 13 of 28 violations
by David Brandt
Mississippi's football program was cited by the NCAA in nearly half of the 28 rules violations levied against the school in the Noti...
Central sweeps rival in final 1-3A contests
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- The Alcorn Central boys survived to claim the No. 2 seed in Division 1-3A. The Booneville Blue Devils also came out a big...
Super Bowl MVP awaits financial reward
by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO -- On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller's docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princ...
Opinion
Pass the peas and presidency
by Rheta Johnson
Sunday Family Dinner at the Bush House Jeb: It's just not fair, Ma. I'm the smart one. You and Pa always said I was the smart one. I really, really, really want to be presi...
Vote for Hillary or go to...
by Roger Simon
Bernie Sanders looks like an unmade bed. He appears to buy his suits in thrift stores and then sleep in them for three or four days. His voice is somewhere between a rasp a...
Toxic words
by Thomas Sowell
During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these ...
History shapes New Hampshire Primary
by Michael Barone
Benning Wentworth is not a name you'll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to e...
The Remainderman
by Pat Buchanan
Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new a...
Recent steps toward prison reform now being emulated
by Sid Salter
A quick fact – Mississippi has a rate of incarceration that sees 1,120 inmates jailed per 100,000 of the state’s 3 million residents...
Don't discount Donald Trump
by Rich Lowry
Donald Trump's loss in Iowa wasn't just a victory for conservatives, but a loss for the mogul's routinely low and dishonest style of...
The failure of multiculturalism
by Cal Thomas
Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only f...
Crossroads
Crossroads gets short vis...
by Stacy Jones
Somehow I missed it. Singer Billy Corgan from the band Smashing Pumpkins stopped by Selmer Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by Jocephus Hudson, a wrestler from Nashville. My ...
Valentine's Day a reminde...
by Lora Ann Huff
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’m reminded of how my husband always labors over finding just the right card for me. He’s always been a “card guy” and looks and reads un...
Corinth Library has many ...
by By Cody Daniel, Corinth Librarian
January has turned out to be colder than we expected, but that’s just the perfect time for dipping into a good novel. Just grab a big blanket and a warm drink – we’ll take ...
The iconic ‘day the music died’ celebrates 57 years
Fifty-seven years ago this week, the end of an era occurred. Some might even say that it was “the day the music died,” as singer Don...
A good question: 'Who is packing your parachute?'
by Lora Ann Huff
Several years ago a friend shared a story with me that continues to stick in my mind. I used it in my column back then and most of y...
A sad true story about what happened in Benghazi
by Terry Burns
Thirteen Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, R, *****, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Director Michael Bay, ...
Hateful Eight brings classic Tarantino darkness
by Terry Burns
The Hateful Eight, ****1/2, R rated, Double Feature Films, 167 Minutes, Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern. I am usu...
Mothers are truly special, amazing people to treasure, enjoy
by Lora Ann Huff
Why do kids expect mothers to be such exceptional people? Maybe we are taught that by the way mothers react to meet needs or repair ...
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