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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...
JA shares fun with 'Camp Hollywood'
by Kimberly Shelton
It was a fun-filled week as Junior Auxiliary of Corinth members, parents and volunteers gathered at the Crossroads Arena on Monday through Thursday to take part in Camp Hollywood 2016. Presented annually as a way to provide special needs elementary school children in the county and city with a wholesome summer camp experience, the 4-day event featured arts-based camp instruction, games, music, ...
Effort encourages boating safety
by Kimberly Shelton
PICKWICK – Heightening awareness of drug and alcohol abuse on the water as well as the devastating aftermath which can result, officers from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) are spending the weekend observing and enforcing Operation Dry Water 2016. A nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities resulting from BUI (Boating Und...
Camp offers football fun
Are you ready for a little football? The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi hopes the ans...
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People of the Crossroads — Jim...
Jimmy Jones has owned Gray’s Department Store in downtown Booneville some 40 years. That’s about ...
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City board interviews street c...
A long session on the upcoming vacancy in the city street commissioner position yielded no action...
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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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Sports
Kossuth champs ink with N...
by H. Lee Smith II
Northeast Mississippi Community College didn’t have to travel too far to land four multiple state champions. Kossuth High School proved to be the hot spot with four recent ...
Arizona forces CWS bracke...
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- For the first time in a long time, Oklahoma State's pitching looked vulnerable. Arizona collected 14 hits Friday against what had been the best pitching staf...
Manziel's attorney shows ...
by The Associated Press
DALLAS -- An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was...
Rural mail carrier becomes pro fisherman
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 ...
76ers take Simmons with No. 1 pick
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...
Toy dinosaur fuels Oklahoma St. success
by The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- Oklahoma State shut out its first two opponents at the College World Series and has allowed only five earned runs whi...
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


by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- When the St. Louis Cardinals arrived at Wrigley Field for a three-game series, manager Mike Matheny shook off questions a...
Opinion
Has Trump found the formula?
by Pat Buchanan
Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech end...
Trump reshuffles campaign
by Michael Barone
Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after c...
How Trump can get his gro...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Donald Trump is not in nearly the trouble that the media and the elders in the Republican Party make him out to be. The national polls have in four or five points behind Hi...
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 Was...
Special fund sweeps are nothing new
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has sounded the political and perhaps judicial alarm over the so-called “Budget T...
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 le...
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 ...
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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