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Contract awarded for park expansion
by Jebb Johnston
The start of construction of the Crossroads Regional Park expansion should be just weeks away following Monday’s awarding of the contract. With the bond sale completed, the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Monday awarded the job to Michael Pittman Construction Co. of Corinth at $4,875,208.86. County Engineer Kent Geno of Cook Coggin said this should clear the way for work to begin around A...
Road map pillows featured on GMA
by Kimberly Shelton
Recently appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Corinth artist Jessica Humphreys impressed viewers with her Southern charm and colorful road map design pillows. Capturing the true flavor and essence of each state, the 18x18 muslin and burlap pillows feature vivid pigments and hand-painted designs. “I have always been a lover of all things map, globe and travel-inspired. I love the bold colo...
Raises approved for county emp...
Pay raises approved Monday for several Alcorn County employees will be the last of the current fi...
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High speed chase ends in Alcor...
A Chester County, Tenn. juvenile is in police custody after an assault and high speed chase that ...
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Clergy ponders issue of safety
Local pastors and church officials are bringing to the forefront the issues surrounding church sa...
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Effort collects coupons for tr...
Sheila McDaniel had her calculator in hand. The American Legion Post 6 Ladies Auxiliary member ne...
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Large crowd attends Jacinto
JACINTO – Mother nature couldn’t dampen the patriotic spirit as an estimated crowd of 1,000 gathe...
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Sports
A win, then a hug: Serena...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournament...
Frightening wreck puts sa...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly ...
Serena Williams battles b...
by The Associated Press
LONDON -- Pushed to the absolute limit, Serena Williams once again found a way to win. Down 3-0 and 5-4 in the third set, twice within two points of defeat, Williams dug de...
Finley likes what he sees of pioneering girl
by The Associated Press
PARIS -- As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run hi...
A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets historic ball
by The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3...
Freeman won't return until after All-Star break
by The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he likely won't return from a wrist injury until after the All-Star break. The ...
Indiana's deal is perfect fit for Ellis
by The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers got the shooting guard they coveted. Monta Ellis' family found the welcoming community it wanted ...
Scouting director fired amid hacking scandal
by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the ...
Opinion
Injection ruling may swin...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – On its face, the Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling that allows Oklahoma and other states to continue to use a three-drug “cocktail” for lethal injections that ...
Repeating myself on an Ir...
by Cal Thomas
Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal? Why not, since that is what Iran's leaders are doing. They are repeating th...
Fewer traditional values ...
by Star Parker
More unsettling than the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges directing states to recognize same-sex marriage is the reasoning that went into the decision....
America's glorious failures
by Roger Simon
Note to Readers: This award-winning column was written July 4, 1976, and has been reprinted every year since. I have done some prett...
A nation of strong opinions
by Wyatt Emmerich
It had been 40 years since I first attended the Black Hawk political rally in Carroll County, Mississippi. It was 1975 and unknown C...
Obama makes odd choices
by Michael Barone
Is the world back to where it was around the year 1800? One could come to that conclusion after reading British historian John Darwi...
The anti-politician
by Pat Buchanan
At the declaration by Donald Trump that he is a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, media elites of l...
How Bill Clinton duped the State Department
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
In 2011, Bill Clinton had a problem. He had already figured out how to parlay his reputation into income by giving speeches. But, no...
Crossroads
Professor’s controversial...
by Stacy Jones
Be careful what you rant about on social media—at least if you have a job subject to public scrutiny. Such appeared to be the case for Zandria Robinson, a former assistant ...
Faith remains through can...
by Lora Ann Huff
Everyone has a story – and several members of our Sunday School class have had extraordinary health issues for the past few years that have taken a lot of joy out of their ...
Flag brouhaha reveals lac...
by Stacy Jones
Well, I did it. I corrected someone’s grammar online this week. Because it's rude, I avoid correcting grammar publicly—except for that of my students, for whom I am paid to...
'Spy': An interesting story full of laughter, fun
by Terry Burns
Spy, R, ****, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Director Paul Feig, 20th Century Fox, Length 120 minutes. “Spy” will keep the audience lau...
Beach Boys’ Wilson finds ‘Love and Mercy’ in new biopic
by Stacy Jones
I was slightly too young to catch the era of California rock fashioned by the Beach Boys at the height of their success. I can recal...
Sound familiar? You might be getting old if...
by Lora Ann Huff
Finding myself running low on inspiration for writing, I came across another one of the “You know you’re old if…” funnies. The sourc...
Southern culture is distinct but not always stereotypical
by Stacy Jones
I’ve been drinking glasses of tea this early summer and sitting some evenings on my balcony—the closest thing a body can have to a p...
‘Entourage’: ‘The boys are back in town’
by Terry Burns
Entourage, R, ***1⁄2, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Gremier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven. Director Doug Ellin, Warner Bros. L...
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Corinth Police Captain Landon Tucker and officer Chad Harville look over the wrecked Mercury Grand Marquis sedan near Gaylean Road and U.S. 72. Two shooting victims inside the vehicle where trying to get to the hospital.
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