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Smith gets 10 years in child assault case
by Jebb Johnston
A Corinth man will serve the maximum possible sentence on charges of aggravated assault of a child and misdemeanor domestic violence. After a trial and guilty verdict last week, Michael Lynn Smith appeared in Alcorn County Circuit Court Tuesday morning before Judge Thomas Gardner III for sentencing. The judge imposed a sentence of 10 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections...
Deadline Saturday for homestead filing
by Jebb Johnston
The Alcorn County Tax Assessor’s Office is opening on Saturday to help people avoid missing a tax credit. People who have bought a home or had certain status changes in the past year should visit the office to file an application for homestead exemption. With the April 1 deadline falling on Saturday, the office is opening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the last chance to file. Tax Assessor Kenneth B...
Mystery solved: Story inspires former area resident
by L.A. Story
A Corinth woman discovered a mystery through a piece of “carport junk” she found in 1989, but a former Crossroads area resident stepped up to help solve it. James Gray, a Tishomingo County native now retired in Nashville, Tenn., still keeps up with his hometown area. He read the story where Peggy Drewry Smith of Corinth had found a sort of micro time capsule in an old eyeglass case. Smith purch...
Tornado warning: Storm spotter follows funnel cloud
by Zack Steen
No damage was reported Monday afternoon after a tornado briefly touched down in northern Alcorn County. The strong line of severe thunderstorms moved through the area around 2 p.m. While multiple people spotted a funnel cloud near Magnolia Regional Health Center, it was a local storm chaser who caught the actual tornado touchdown on film. Aaron Canaday, a Skywarn Advanced Spotter with the Natio...
Grandfather, grandkid 
die in ...
A Prentiss County grandfather and granddaughter have died after the vehicle they were traveling i...
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Officials seize 3 pounds of me...
Narcotics officers seized just over three pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $...
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Woman found in shop building, ...
A 30-year-old Benton County woman faces three felony charges after sheriff's deputies found her i...
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Volunteer firefighter arrested...
The secretary-treasurer of a local volunteer fire department has been arrested for embezzlement o...
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County restructures debt for b...
With the restructuring of debt tied to the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility and assoc...
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Lost in time: Eyeglass case be...
A Corinth woman bought a piece of “junk” at a carport sale in 1989, but it wasn’t until this year...
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Bill would require back seat p...
Buckle up everybody ... it may soon be the law. If Gov. Phil Bryant approves SB 2724, a new law m...
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Committee postpones Crossroads...
The Crossroads Chili Cookoff will return this year ... just not in April. Normally held the first...
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Officials arrest suspect for a...
A 45-year-old Hardeman County, Tenn. man believed to have assaulted and robbed an Alcorn County w...
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Director spreads tobacco-free ...
With several events under her belt, the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Alcorn and Tippah C...
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Jury finds man guilty of child...
A three-day domestic violence trial ended late Thursday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. A jury fo...
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Rodeo rides 
into arena 
Frida...
Those who are bucking for the excitement of a professional rodeo can ride on down to the Crossroa...
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Sports
Sports Shorts
by the Daily Corinthian
•The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth will host a ‘glow in the dark’ golf tournament on Friday, April 7 at Shiloh Ridge. The cost is $65 per person or $260 per team and will be ...
Local Schedule
by the Daily Corinthian
Tuesday, March 28 HS Baseball Biggersville @ Wheeler (JV & V), 5 Alcorn Central @ New Site, 6 Pontotoc @ Corinth (JV & V), 5 Booneville @ Kossuth (JV & V), 5 Jumpertown @ T...
Kent's Corner: Will Carolina Be Blue After Final Four?
by Kent Mohundrokmohundro@dailycorinthian.com
Following a week away, I return with the latest edition of Kent’s Corner. And this time we’re not gonna talk rules, NCAA politics or...
Toppers Win Third Straight Series
by blue mountain sports information
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The tide may be finally turning for Blue Mountain baseball in the SSAC as the Toppers took their first ever serie...
Patterson Leading Impressive New Rebel Offense
by ole miss sports information
(Oxford) - For sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson, everything is starting to click. With eight spring practices in the books, the ...
Local Schedule
by the Daily Corinthian
Monday, March 27 HS Baseball Walnut @ Ashland (V & JV), 5 McNairy Central @ Chester Co., 6:30 HS Softball Myrtle @ Pine Grove (V & J...
Opinion
Financial health of state...
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — A healthier Mississippi with more medical services, specifically for the underserved, was a hallmark of Gov. Phil Bryant’s stump speech when he was running for off...
The Obama plot to sabotag...
by Pat Buchanan
Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons. Two days after FBI Director James Comey assured us there was no truth to President Trump's tweet about being wiretapped...
Legislators have busy week
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
At this point in the session at the end of last week, a majority of bills have either been sent to the governor to be signed into law or are being discussed in conference. ...
Taxpayers were already obligated to provide indigent care
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE  – Perhaps the most frustrating fallout from the ongoing national struggle over “repealing and replacing” the Affordable ...
Governor continues support for Trump
by Jeff Amy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor, after serving as a campaign surrogate for Donald Trump, continues to provide high prof...
Republican rage serves Democrats
by Michael Barone
In a week chock-full of news, the party that on the night of Nov. 8 found itself, much to its surprise, very much out of power has b...
Response to crime in Maryland not enough
by Cal Thomas
A rough translation of Maryland's state motto is "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." In the case of a 14-year-old girl who was recently ra...
What to do about the uninsurable
by Larry Elder
When it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare, defenders of President Barack Obama's signature domestic law constantly ask, "Wh...
Crossroads
There is a purpose to life
by Lora Ann Huff
Most of us have had those days or moments when we see what some call the “circle of life” and wondered what it all means – what’s the reason for all the ups and downs and t...
Neighborhood theater oper...
by Stacy Jones
Some people enjoy just going to the movies, but not Rene Brunet. Owner of the Prytania Theater, Louisiana’s only single-screen movie theater and the oldest operating cinema...
Going green in 2017
by Lora Ann Huff
Readers have probably heard the story about the older woman’s encounter with a young grocery store clerk who was promoting the reusable “green bags,” but it’s worth thinkin...
International Women’s Day grounded in equality for all people
by Stacy Jones
In the book “Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics” writer, feminist, and social activist bell hooks writes, “If any female...
Loving those vehicle commercials about safety
by Lora Ann Huff
Don’t you just love Subaru commercials? I don’t own a Subaru, have never even ridden in one – but if I was depending on TV advertise...
Annual celebration takes root in European and American tradition
by Stacy Jones
Fat Tuesday has come and gone once again. One would think that those across the Bible Belt would celebrate Mardi Gras, the French ph...
Forty-year-old legislation continues to protect rights of those involved in education
by Stacy Jones
n 1972, one of the most significant education amendments was implemented under the Nixon administration. Known to the public as Titl...
Murphy's Law applies to motherhood
by Lora Ann Huff
While sitting in a doctor’s office the other day, I saw a framed list of Murphy’s Law scenarios and was laughing out loud before the...
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