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Prison escapees among those indicted
by Jebb Johnston
Two men who escaped from the regional correctional facility in June are among those indicted during the latest session of the Alcorn County Grand Jury. A joint indictment for Sirdon Capanion Greer and Garnett Denzell Hughes includes two counts — one for jail escape and one for grand larceny. In addition to the escape, they are accused of taking jail keys and a two-way radio. Hughes, who was bei...
United Way kicks off year
by Zack Steen
Area civic club members got a preview of the local agencies United Way has chosen to support for 2014 during a special kickoff meeting this week. More than 150 Kiwanis, Rotary and Civitain members packed The Chop House at Shiloh Ridge banquet room to hear from United Way of Corinth and Alcorn County President Ellis Rhett. “After 75 years in Corinth, United Way continues to be a strong community...
Strength team teaches about ri...
GLEN – Choices come in either the good or bad variety. Strength Team members Joel Caldwell and Ze...
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Event adds 'bark' in Oktoberfest
As trick-or-treaters prepare for a haunting Halloween, the Corinth Alcorn Animal Shelter is givin...
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Festival highlights fun-filled...
Today is a big day for the Crossroads area as multiple events are set to kick off at once. Corint...
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National FFA officer teaches l...
KOSSUTH – FFA isn't just about cows and plows anymore. Kossuth High School FFA instructor Brad Gi...
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Tax collections continue upwar...
An upward trend in sales tax collections helped make fiscal 2014 the best for the city in six yea...
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Sports
Aggies collect third shut...
by Steve Beavers
NETTLETON – Kossuth returned the favor. The Aggies won their fourth straight decision with a 20-0 blanking of host Nettleton on Friday night. KHS (4-1) avenged last year's ...
Mustangs down Bears
by Steve Beavers
MANTACHIE – Alcorn Central took an early lead only to see Mantachie answer with 18 straight points. The Mustangs (3-2) used the spurt to take a 38-14 win over the visiting ...
Warriors bounce back with...
by H. Lee Smith II
NEW ALBANY -- The Corinth Warriors turned in stellar performances on both sides of the ball and bounced back from last Friday’s loss with a 52-13 win at New Albany on Frida...
Lady Warriors walk off for 11th win
by H. Lee Smith II
Corinth answered Mooreville’s seventh-inning run ... twice over. The Lady Warriors sent five batters to the plate and all reached in...
Warriors looking to bounce back
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Warriors are looking to bounce back from their first regular-season loss since Aug. 30, 2013 while continuing one of its...
Tonight’s Ticket: Alcorn County Football Capsules
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central (1-3) @ Mantachie (2-2) When: Tonight, 7 Where: Mantachie High School Coaches: Alcorn Central, Jeff Boren (3rd year, ...
Lady Warriors unscathed in first league leg
by H. Lee Smith II
The Corinth Lady Warriors volleyball team finished the first half of the Region 1, District 1 double round-robin a perfect 6-0. Cori...
Plaza Lanes Bowling Leagues
by H. Lee Smith II
Results from recent league action at Plaza Bowling Lanes. Monday Major 9-22 Hughes Outdoor 10-2 Almost a Harem 8-4 Wendy’s Baconator...
Opinion
Why do Americans hate Ame...
by Cal Thomas
After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many...
Book gives parents unique...
by Thomas Sowell
Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what...
Act establishes path to e...
by Dr. Carey M. Wright
Being a good reader is critical to success in school. That’s why Mississippi’s youngest students started this school year with classes that provide a greater emphasis on li...
On ISIS, Congress should vote
by Rich Lowry
We have as close to a national consensus as possible in the war against ISIS. Polls show the public wants strong measures. Practical...
Fine print raises doubts of both approaches to MAEP ‘full funding’
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE — Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove wants Mississippi to sue its way to so-called “full funding” of the Mississippi Adequate Ed...
Bryant emphasizes distrust of refugee program
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant’s distrust of President Barack Obama is flaring again. The Republican is once more citing something he fe...
News doesn’t come any harder
by Rheta Johnson
McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. — Highway 17 heading north from Charleston is the kind of funky, low-country trail I love. Roadside vendors sel...
Obama forced by events to reverse course
by Michael Barone
Iraq, immigration, inversion. On all three of the issues referred to, President Obama finds himself forced by events to do something...
Crossroads
Southern women remain an ...
by Stacy Jones
Southern women are lively, interesting characters. A couple of friends reminded me of that fact this past week. First, the Miss America pageant apparently got some Southern...
Remembering the music of ...
by Lora Ann Huff
Watching a recent TV replay of a retirement concert by the Statler Brothers, I remembered the days when as a teenager, I began to love their music. The first song coming to...
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 bring back memories
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 ba...
A list of movies to be released in September
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 ...
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...
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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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