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Back to School: House system a huge success for Corinth Middle School
by Zack Steen
Corinth Middle School is creating a new culture of positivity and praise. With lessons learned at Atlanta’s highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, CMS Principal Nathan Hall and teacher Beth Mitchell are changing the fabric of school life for more than 200 Corinth kids. “It’s all about teaching fair competition and rewarding students for doing good,” said Hall. “And the results have been tremendous...
Indictment made in homicide case
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Selmer man accused in connection to the homicide of a Shiloh man earlier this year. At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matthew Stowe, TBI Agents began investigating the death of Sidney Layne Burks on May 5, a day after authorities from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department found the body o...
A sacred find: Corinth man searches for POW's family
by Steve Beavers
A Corinth man found an unusual item while metal detecting over the weekend. Veteran Bobby McDaniel found a POW bracelet about six inches underground while hunting in a yard near the Kimberly-Clark Road. McDaniel wants to see the more than 40-year-old bracelet returned to a family member or friend. The name on the bracelet is Capt. Dennis Wilkinson. The date — which is listed as 5-10-72 under hi...
County school board examines transfers
by Zack Steen
Changes are coming for the way student transfers are handled for those wanting to be released from the Alcorn County school system. During a special called Alcorn School District meeting this week, board members discussed each individual student transfer out of the district – a task that has been absent from board meetings for some time. While 12 students were granted release from the district,...
UBS sets 'Corinth Cares' blood...
In an effort to restock dwindling supplies, United Blood Services will present a community blood ...
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Biggersville schools set orien...
Biggersville High and Elementary Schools are looking forward to new beginnings. The high school w...
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People of the Crossroads — Liz...
Liz Mincey is just trying to stay involved in her son’s school. The substitute teacher and stay-a...
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Three schools welcome new prin...
Three schools in Alcorn County will see new principals at the helm when the school year kicks off...
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Mother seeks ban of caffeine p...
A grieving mother made a tearful plea to the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors to pass an ordina...
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Horticulture team wins state
A quartet of high school students know their fruits and vegetables. And everything else dealing w...
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Texas college asks KHS to chan...
KOSSUTH – The long time Kossuth Aggies steer logo will slowly start to change. The University of ...
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City says goodbye to street co...
The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave a warm farewell to the city’s outgoing street commis...
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People of the Crossroads — Jay...
Jay Jones can usually be found wearing a coat and tie, but not at the Green Market. The 47-year-o...
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Guild celebrates with trunk show
Peggy Morrison with the Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild holds up one of the quilts displayed a...
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Hot Rod Shop keeps running
The Hot Rod Shop will celebrate the life of Michael Johnson by carrying on the legacy of his love...
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Back-to-school: New calendar a...
A new school year with a restructured calendar is days away for Corinth students. Monday, Aug. 1,...
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Sports
EMCC to be featured in Ne...
by EMCC Sports Information
SCOOBA – Three-time NJCAA national champion East Mississippi Community College will be featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary series reviewing the Lions’ 2015 football...
New Cubs closer arrives t...
by The Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about of...
Mickelson not close to be...
by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess aga...
NFL adds game-day concussion protocol


by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline fo...
NFL's 1st female official felt pressure

by STEPHEN HAWKINS
IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas was never hit by the pressure of being the first woman to be a full-time NFL game official until after ...
Earnhardt's return could take more time


by The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. warned Monday that his return to NASCAR could take longer than planned. NASCAR's most popular ...
NE baseball adds Ole Miss signee Wilcher
by H. Lee Smith II
BOONEVILLE -- A three-time state champion has made the decision to stay close to home and anchor the baseball recruiting class at No...
Griffey Jr., Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame


by The Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at bes...
Opinion
H.B. 1523 makes a sturdy ...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD – In 1994 former Attorney General Mike Moore laid out a plan to force tobacco companies to reimburse Mississippi the cost of treating people with smoking-related ill...
Is America ready for a di...
by Michael Barone
Disruptive. That's a good word to describe Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, and to describe the sometimes-ramshackle Republican National Convention his campaign more ...
Democratic odds improve
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON — Does Hillary Clinton really have a chance of winning Mississippi's six electoral votes? Not likely. Are Democrats more competitive in the Magnolia State's preside...
Trump's acceptance speech
by Cal Thomas
Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long – 75 minutes – and too loud. Modulation is the k...
The Trump dynasty takes over the GOP
by Rich Lowry
Watching the GOP convention, you could be forgiven for believing that almost all the brightest stars in the Republican firmament are...
Give Trump love and he will give us law and order
by Roger Simon
You would think that a presidential campaign that humiliated itself this week with a plagiarism scandal would have picked a new and ...
Trump’s Neshoba visit will face instant scrutiny
by Sid Salter
PHILADELPHIA – From heated races to choose county supervisors or local justices of the peace to the White House, the Neshoba County ...
Ted Cruz and the Trump takeover
by Pat Buchanan
The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking a...
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Focus on the positive asp...
by Lora Ann Huff
The other night I was trying to watch some of the political convention and got so depressed, I started flipping channels and stopped on a program where Kevin Leman was bein...
Political plagiarism deni...
by Stacy Jones
This week provided an ideal teaching moment to share with students when school resumes in a couple of weeks. For that tidbit, I can thank the wife of a 2016 presidential no...
Empty nest leaves room fo...
by Lora Ann Huff
Many area parents are getting ready to send kids off to college next month, and if their youngest is “moving out,” they may be getting anxious about something called the “E...
Mississippi Civil War deserter makes for captivating narrative
by Stacy Jones
In the novel ‘Requiem for a Nun,’ Mississippi author William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Like many...
Bennett and Williams were right about ‘City by the Bay’
by Stacy Jones
Two of my favorite cities in the world are New York and New Orleans. I’ve been to the former three times and to the latter over twen...
May our God always bless, keep America!
by Lora Ann Huff
Last Sunday night I got a call asking me to go to Ramer, Tenn., on Monday morning to watch two of my grandchildren in the Fourth of ...
Things I never expected to see
by Lora Ann Huff
In the past I heard my parents act with surprise and sometimes disgust at things that happened and comment, “I never thought I would...
Packing for travel is difficult but necessary part of experience
by Stacy Jones
As I sit writing this column, I should be packing, getting ready for a vacation in San Francisco. For someone who loves to travel, I...
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