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Man run over by train, killed
by Jebb Johnston
Police are investigating why a Corinth man was lying across railroad tracks Monday night, resulting in his death. Detective Capt. Ralph Dance of the Corinth Police Department said the man was James Michael Becht, 38, of Mathis Road. At 6:26 p.m., Corinth PD received a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a train. The man was on the tracks an estimated 60 yards off Johns Street. "Apparently th...
House fire was controlled burn
by Kimberly Shelton
Black smoke billowed high into the sky, drawing curious spectators like moths to lights at night. The leaping flames were coming from a house fire on CR 410 just off U.S. 45 south of Biggersville. Turns out, firefighters from the Jacinto Volunteer Fire Department were conducting a controlled structure burn Monday evening. The house owned by Carolyn Bishop had seen better days and was vacant for...
Alcorn schools build 4 snow da...
The Alcorn School District Board of Education finalized the 2014-15 school calendar this week. Du...
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New jobs coming to ACCO
BOONEVILLE — Care for the customers of ACCO Brands will now be centered in the City of Hospitalit...
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Epps to headline NAACP banquet
Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps will headline this year’s Fre...
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Fire remains under investigation
The Corinth Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a 111-year-old h...
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Spots for annual 10K going fast
The official start of the 33rd Annual Corinth Coca-Cola Classic 10K is less than two weeks away. ...
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Sports
KHS repeats in Division 1-3A
by H. Lee Smith II
BELMONT -- In the driver’s seat following a 4-3 win over Mooreville last week, the Kossuth Lady Aggies arrived at their destination. Kossuth defended its Division 1-3A Fast...
Prep Baseball
Tuesday’s Scores Kossuth 2, North Pontotoc 0 Booneville 6, Central 2 Thrasher 18, Biggerville 0 Tish County @ Corinth, late Monday’s Game Corinth 6, Tish County 0 @ Iuka Co...
Kossuth advances to tenni...
by H. Lee Smith II
Cleveland East Side had a Sklar White, but it was Kossuth that was “Breaking Bad.” The Division 1-3A champions knocked off the Division 3 title holders 5-2 Monday at Crossr...
Biggersville rolls at Division 1-1A meet
by H. Lee Smith II
Biggersville had a field day on the track and field. The Lions and Lady Lions rolled to a pair of championships at the Division 1-1A...
Prep Softball
Kossuth 13, Central 3 Kossuth 041 331 1 -- 13 16 2 Central 002 001 0 -- 3 7 2 WP: Kristen Devers (5-4). LP: Delanie Brown. Multiple ...
Central sweeps 1-3A track meet
by H. Lee Smith II
Alcorn Central kept up its record-setting season when it counted the most. In the first of three steps to the Class 3A State Meet, L...
Lady Aggies control 1-3A destiny
by H. Lee Smith II
KOSSUTH -- Kossuth got the win, but more importantly, by the right margin. Kossuth broke a tie with a two-run sixth and kept Moorevi...
Baseball
.Central 14, Thrasher 4 Thrasher 103 00 -- 4 6 1 Central 610 7x -- 14 8 1 WP: Tyler Moore (3-4). LP: Landon Weatherbee. Multiple Hit...
Opinion
The beat of Bishop Castle
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
RYE, Colo. -- There are different drummers, and then there are different drummers. Jim Bishop has been marching to a really strange one for four decades now, building a cas...
The high cost of liberalism
by Thomas Sowell
Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kin...
Nationalism, not NATO, is...
by Pat Buchanan
With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with tal...
School funding divides Cochran, McDaniel
by Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON -- How large a role should the federal government have in educating American children? It's a politically sensitive question...
The stupid hounding of Condi Rice
by Rich Lowry
If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it...
Watch out for Chicken Little science
by Cal Thomas
The cult centered on "global warming" alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and pol...
NED's chickens come home to roost
by Patrick Buchanan
When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Empire an "evil empire," the phrase reflected his conviction that while the East-West struggle ...
Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat
by Cal Thomas
Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: "1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their p...
Crossroads
Repairman blessed to be i...
by The Back Porch-Lora Ann Huff
His shop door is open each weekday morning around eight o’clock. He’s open for business whether he has several customers or just one or two. Ralph Hurley has run a lawn mow...
Country ‘poor’ belongs in...
by Lora Ann Huff
Driving through an area where large new houses were being built only a few feet apart, I made the comment to my husband I couldn’t be paid to live in such a tightly fit nei...
Wenasoga native recounts ...
by The Back Porch
What was life like in Alcorn County 100 years ago? We’ve heard the stories passed down from our parents and grandparents and read short-story accounts of local history, but...
The Back Porch: Children learn from 'heroes in faith'
by Lora Ann Huff
Listening to part of a message by Dr. Charles Stanley last weekend brought back memories I cherish from my childhood and growing-up ...
Avengers activate abilities to save the world
by Terry Burns
Avengers activate abilities to save the world The Avengers, PG-13, ****, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemswor...
The Back Porch: Mothers not always perfect, but Someone it
by Lora Ann Huff
Well known author and Bible teacher, Beth Moore, said recently if you think you are one who “has it all together,” just have childre...
The Back Porch: Confessing some burdens only to God
by Lora Ann Huff
Everybody’s writing a book these days. Seems every time I turn the TV on, someone is being interviewed because their new book is hit...
History of family tree in a nutshell
by Ryland Bruhwiler
When I headed up to Selmer for my appointment at a local hair salon last week, I got more than a new “do.” I got a lesson in local h...
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Kossuth Elementary School second grader Brayde Mitchell gets ready for next month's Candy Classic. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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