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Back-to-school tax holiday arrives
by Jebb Johnston
Mississippi adds fuel to the back-to-school shopping season today and Saturday with the annual sales tax holiday on clothing items. The 7-cents per dollar tax is forgiven on the same items as in past years — clothing and footwear items meant to be worn next to the body and costing less than $100 per item. The sales tax holiday does not apply to a long list of items including school supplies, ba...
City schools plan no tax changes
by Jebb Johnston
The Corinth School District will request no change to its ad valorem tax levy in the 2015-2016 budget. The millage rate taxed to city residents for schools will continue to be 59.2. The district held a public hearing on its budget on Tuesday, and the board will adopt it in a special meeting next week. State revenue sources are increasing about $590,000 for the district to $14.386 million. “That...
Candidate profiles presented
Dear reader: The Daily Corinthian presents its Candidate Questionnaire 2015 inside Friday's print...
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Thrift store relocates
Continuing their mission of giving back to the community, The Lighthouse Family Thrift Store has ...
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School prayer walk set
Prayer is the answer. The Alcorn Baptist Association is coordinating the 15th Annual School Praye...
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Corinth Head Start seeks space...
Mississippi Action for Progress is seeking to move Corinth Head Start classes to Corinth Elementa...
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Leaders break ground on expansion
Crossroads Regional Park is about to change. For the better. City and county leaders came togethe...
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Sports
Roberts named Aggies head...
by H. Lee Smith II
Joe Dan Roberts was happy to adhere to the old sports’ adage. After watching Kossuth take the Pine Grove Tournament the last two years -- including a pair of wins over his ...
Spurrier more confident i...
by The Associated Press
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident about South Carolina's direction than he was at times last season. Spurrier acknowledged it was hard to b...
Titans ready for camp wit...
by Teresa M. Walker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Drafting a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback brings greater attention and expectations to any NFL team. For the Tennessee Titans, all this buzz has b...
Brady's 4-game suspension upheld
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexico...
Rockies, Jays swap star shortstops
by The Associated Press
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday...
'Dr. Jen' embraces breakthrough role
by The Associated Press
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of a...
Bostonians wonder: Now what?
by The Associated Press
BOSTON -- Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some are wistfully wonde...
Wallace aims for more than deep throws
by The Associated Press
MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings acquired Mike Wallace for his speed and his experience at the wide receiver position. The fo...
Opinion
Two marijuana initiatives...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – There are now formally two initiative-and-referendum efforts underway to get a marijuana legalization question in front of Mississippi voters in 2016. The firs...
'A new Dark Age'
by Pat Buchanan
"If God does not exist, then everything is permissible." Ivan Karamazov's insight came to mind while watching the video of Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood describe, ...
Iran deal flunks in polls
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Mark Twain said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." The recent Washington Post/ABC News Poll is a good example of the third kind. Published l...
Divided Democrats causing problems for party
by Michael Barone
America's two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51 percent coalition in a nation that has always been – not ...
Three wise women
by Rheta Johnson
Turns out you have to finagle for parking in downtown Montgomery, Ala., on a weeknight. Condos are rising; clubs are hopping. I arri...
The fact-free left
by Thomas Sowell
The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exace...
The toxic worldview of Ta-Nehisi Coates
by Rich Lowry
Moses gave us the Ten Commandments. Paul gave us the Epistles. And Ta-Nehisi gave us "Between the World and Me." The new book by Atl...
Initiative 51 state term limits effort is cleaner
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi voters have rejected term limits each time the question has come before them, but the United Conservative F...
Crossroads
Teaching is a labor of love
by Lora Ann Huff
With the new school year just around the corner, I’m feeling sorry for the small children who will soon be getting into the routine of bus rides, long days in the classroom...
Quotes recalled from 1957
by Lora Ann Huff
The Corinth area lost two good men this week. I thought it quite ironic that Ralph Hurley and Leon Fields went home so close to the same time. Both are well known in our ar...
Novel's publication raise...
by Stacy Jones
Today I am driving through Alabama on my way to a wedding this week in Florida. I am sure that today, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, is somewhat of a special day in Alabama, but I...
Americans and Christians need a discerning spirit
by Lora Ann Huff
Someone mentioned the word “discernment” the other day, and that was the exact word I had been thinking about lately. At this moment...
Crossroads’ slugburger tradition carries history, nostalgia
by Stacy Jones
It is possible these days, in the time of modern technology, to open the Yelp app on a smartphone or visit Yelp.com on the web and s...
Film about loving, learning rates five-plus stars
by Terry Burns
I’ll See You in My Dreams, PG13, *****Plus, Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Director Bret Haley, Two Flints Production Co....
Professor’s controversial tweets raise interesting questions
by Stacy Jones
Be careful what you rant about on social media—at least if you have a job subject to public scrutiny. Such appeared to be the case f...
Faith remains through cancer fight
by Lora Ann Huff
Everyone has a story – and several members of our Sunday School class have had extraordinary health issues for the past few years th...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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