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Marolt opts against seeking 3rd term
by Jebb Johnston
Another race in the 2015 county election will be without an incumbent on the ballot. Chancery clerk can be added to the list of open offices, as Bobby Marolt has decided he will not seek a third term. “I’ve only ever had two full-time jobs,” said Marolt. “I tell people the best job I ever had was working with the kids and adults in school teaching, and the second best is being the chancery cler...
Law enforcement, firefighters honored
by Zack Steen
The local heroes called police officers and firefighters were recognized on Sunday afternoon at the Law Enforcement & Firefights Appreciation Day. Sponsored by Firearm Freedom Day, the American Legion Post 6 and the American Legion Post 6 Ladies Auxiliary, a number of awards were handed out to the men and women who protect the citizens of Corinth and Alcorn County. “What is going on in this cou...
Group plans out monthly cleanups
Keep Corinth-Alcorn Beautiful is planning a new attack on litter with a monthly community cleanup...
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Auditions under way for CT-A's...
In preparation of their upcoming production of “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire, Corinth The...
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Suicide claims too many lives ...
In 2013, intentional self-harm was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee, a ranking that ...
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New standards changing educati...
Public school in Mississippi isn’t as easy as it once was. New teaching standards put into place ...
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Tax receipts continue to rise
Tax collections continued to sprint ahead in the mid-January deposits. Sales tax posted a 14th co...
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Sports
Big 4th quarter ends Bear...
by H. Lee Smith II
PINE GROVE -- Trevor Godwin got loose and the Alcorn Central Golden Bears ended their losing skid. Godwin scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter as Alco...
Co-leaders split in Divis...
by H. Lee Smith II
JUMPERTOWN -- Biggersville and Jumpertown came in undefeated on both sides in Division 1-1A into Friday’s meeting. While one was guaranteed of leaving the same way from eac...
Hall of Famer Ernie Banks...
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, di...
2 Ole Miss football players arrested
by David Brandt
Mississippi safety Trae Elston and receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Thursday ...
Late SEC Basketball: MSU ends 22-game road losing streak
by The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. -- Gavin Ware scored 16 points and added a season-high 17 rebounds as Mississippi State ended a 22-game road losing str...
Gasol brothers to start NBA All-Star game
by The Associated Press
Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surg...
Southern Miss self-imposes ban
by The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG -- Southern Mississippi has self-imposed a postseason ban for the current basketball season because of an ongoing NCAA i...
Florida plans $15M indoor practice facility
by The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida announced plans for a $15 million indoor practice facility for football on Wednesday, becoming one of t...
Opinion
Lee enjoyed marvelous law...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – The death of the retired Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice Roy Noble Lee Sr. should be noted for what it is – the passing of the man who led efforts to m...
Two initiatives could neu...
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON — All Mississippi politicians say they love education, especially during election years. The key question is: How do they translate that love into public policy? So...
Terror goal: Behavior mod...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both missed the point in their characterization of the terror attacks in Europe. Obama was way off the mark calling...
All my trials
by Rheta Johnson
The second record album I ever owned was "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first, a compilation of rock hits by various art...
Early presidential prospects
by Thomas Sowell
With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 ...
Selma, 50 years on
by Pat Buchanan
On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, how stand race relations in America? "Selma," a film focused on the police clubbing of civil rights...
Where are conservative candidates for 2016?
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
All the focus is on the three major center-right candidates: Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie. By jumping out early, each is...
The return of the war hero
by Rich Lowry
Clint Eastwood's new movie, "American Sniper," marks the return of the American war hero. Heroism on the battlefield had never gone ...
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Prayer for aging
by Lora Ann Huff
Someone has said that living a long life is what all of us dream of - but none of us wants to get old. I guess that’s true, and I’m reminded every time I look in the all-to...
Little-known holiday enco...
by Stacy Jones
After Christmas, I took down the tree and began getting ready for the next holiday I like to celebrate: Mardi Gras. I put up a wreath, accompanied by purple, green, and yel...
Upcoming holiday, recent ...
by Stacy Jones
I have walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. I did not walk the distance that Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fellow protesters ultimately walked in Mar...
Because he lives, we can face tomorrow
by Lora Ann Huff
It’s January again and the last half of the month always brings back memories of the last days of my mother’s life - which actually ...
Mountains remind of God's power
by Lora Ann Huff
January is not the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains – but my husband and I celebrated our 43rd anniversary the day after Chris...
School closure decision in cold weather is multi-faceted
by Stacy Jones
My friend Jimmy Carl, a retired Marine and writer who lives in Birmingham, and I have joked before that when people gripe about hot ...
Christmas leaves columnist weary
by Lora Ann Huff
If Christmas came twice a year, I would be a much older woman fast! I love the season but regardless of what I say or plan, I never ...
Annual holiday song not well known, despite interesting history
by Stacy Jones
Eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Burns devoted the last years of his life to writing verse that was put to song. The poem “Au...
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Philip Henson (George) and Channing Palmer (Mary) are part of the 46-member cast of "It's a Wonderful Life." / Staff photo by Steve Beavers
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