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No indictment made in probe of day care center
by Jebb Johnston
A recent session of the Alcorn County Grand Jury yielded no indictment of an individual stemming from the investigation of the Circle Y Child Care and Learning Center. “Unless some new evidence comes forward, we would not present the case again,” said District Attorney John Weddle. The Mississippi State Department of Health suspended the center’s license in March, citing health and safety conce...
Beer sales approved,
vice-mayor resigns
by Steve Beavers
RAMER – The sale of beer is a step closer to returning to Ramer. The controversial vote caused the vice mayor to resign after the Ramer City Commission passed an ordinance authorizing beer sales in the city during its Monday meeting. The vote to bring back beer passed by a 3-0 vote. Commissioner Danny Ayers made the motion to sale beer under Ordinance 19 of the city. The motion was seconded by ...
Hog Wild brings food and fun
by Bobby J. Smith
Downtown Corinth is going wild for the hog this weekend. Professional and amateur barbecue chefs flocked to the Hog Wild Festival area all day Thursday, while teams of workers finished setting up the entertainment area. “So far we have 30 pro teams and seven backyard teams,” said event organizer Tammy Bond. “And we still have room for a few more — so, come on!” In Friday night’s segment of the ...
Scouts join firefighters to distribute detectors
by Jebb Johnston
Firefighters and Boy Scouts will team to deliver a potential lifesaver to residents throughout the county beginning on Saturday. A grant-funded distribution of 500 smoke alarms to elderly residents and other eligible households begins this weekend and will continue for several weeks. “We are teaming with a couple of Boy Scout troops that are working on Eagle Scout projects,” said Ricky Gibens, ...
People of the Crossroads: Nata...
For longtime hospice worker Natache Floyd, the best part of the job is getting to know her patien...
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Favorites return 
for Green Ma...
For 66-year-old Dottie Smith, there’s no greater joy than spending the day at Green Market. She’l...
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Election stirs interest among ...
Activity at the circuit clerk’s office points to great anticipation for the upcoming presidential...
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Bows honor Pratt at Rotary 5K
The starting line in going orange. Organizers of the eighth annual Austin’s Shoes Run with Rotary...
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Animal lovers: It's dress-up time
Animal lovers are encouraged to dress up their pets for a good cause. The Green Market at the Cor...
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Alcorn unemployment rate at 5 ...
August’s unemployment rate of 5 percent in Alcorn County showed slight improvement from the prior...
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First-graders find power of rh...
LINK is bringing the beat to local elementary schools. Courtesy of LINK, the X8 Interactive Drumm...
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Principal rides motorcycle dow...
BURNSVILLE — The sound of a motorcycle engine revving up brought excited school children to the d...
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Yard sales 
take over 
Tishomingo
IUKA – More than 50-miles of yard sales will take over Tishomingo County this weekend. The 10th a...
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CHS to honor two former facult...
Remembered for their excellent instruction and tireless dedication to students, two former Corint...
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Grand event seeks volunteers
The call is out for volunteers to help with the Grand Illumination — a showpiece event for local ...
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Three nights of music highligh...
The Hog Wild Festival returns this week with good barbecue and great entertainment. The 26th annu...
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Sports
Friday Football Previews
by Kent Mohundro
Week seven of high school football kicks off tonight with several area teams on the road. I don’t know how you did with your Friday night picks last week but I finished 6-1...
Tony Stewart Fed Up
by The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end. There are eight races remaining in his storied career, but he is on the ...
Thursday Sports Recap
by Kent Mohundro
Several area schools were in action last night. Here’s a look at the results: • Biggersville righted their ship by topping Jumpertown 17-8 on the softball diamond. The win ...
Pick With Kent: Week 3
by Kent Mohundro
I was having a really good week of picks- until Sunday rolled around. I was 4-0 and fairly confident that Pittsburgh and Tennessee w...
Sports Shorts
•The 8th annual Austin’s Shoes Run with Rotary 5K is Saturday, Oct 1 at 8:30 a.m. The race takes place in historic downtown commerci...
SEC Coaches Humbled
by The Associated Press
Teams throughout the Southeastern Conference that have been pummeled can take some solace in knowing that one humbling loss does not...
Tuesday Area Sports Recap
by Kent Mohundro
High School football is still a couple of nights away, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action on the local fields last ...
NEMCC Hall of Fame Class of 2016
by Kent Mohundro
BOONEVILLE — It’s a special week in Booneville on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College, as the Tigers celebrate hom...
Opinion
Debate tells how candidat...
by Michael Barone
You've heard and read by now lots of spin and speculation about who won and where the polls are going to move after Monday's presidential debate. We'll know the answers to ...
Report eyes sluggish stat...
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – Does the Mississippi Legislature bear some responsibility for the impact that tax cuts have had on sluggish state tax revenues? Absolutely. Most lawmakers acce...
The media freaks out
by Rich Lowry
We are in the midst of an epic media freakout. It is a subset of a larger liberal panic over Donald Trump's strength in the general election. The mood of the center-left is...
Mabus satisfied with career
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — One night Ray Mabus was on the veranda of the presidential palace in Mexico City observing that nation’s independence day f...
Is chaos of Charlotte the future?
by Pat Buchanan
Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, pro...
What do we learn from Black history
by Star Parker
As the doors swung open last week to the nation's new Museum of African American History and Culture, my organization, CURE, was hos...
Trump was barely adequate in debate
by Roger Simon
Donald Trump knows how to work a Republican room. Give him that. Give him a gym packed full of yahoos wearing backward baseball caps...
It's time for Trump
by Cal Thomas
Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous de...
Crossroads
One of most historical te...
by Stacy Jones
The first general election presidential debate was broadcast from Chicago on CBS 56 years ago this month in September 1960, with Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President ...
Familiar aromas can bring...
by Lora Ann Huff
Isn’t it funny how a particular aroma or the crispness of a seasonal breeze can take us, in our minds, to another place or another time – reminding us of favorite people or...
Cultural anthropologist p...
by Stacy Jones
There is no longer an overabundance of juke joints left in the Delta and the remainder of the Deep South. In July, Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry, 75, owner of Po’ Monkey’s i...
Witnessing death, remembering life is bittersweet
For the first time ever, I watched someone die this week. Even when it’s seemingly peaceful, it’s still not easy. My cousin Jim, who...
Universities should not 
sacrifice freedom to 'protect' students
by Stacy Jones
One of the loudest news headlines this week concerns “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” on university campuses. For those who are ...
Events of 9/11 still fresh 15 years later
by Lora Ann Huff
Yesterday I heard an announcement about a TV special for this weekend called “Fifteen Years Later.” The words brought back reminders...
Proper grammar should remain in era of electronic communication
by Stacy Jones
When I learned to write whole paragraphs in second grade, Ms. Linda Johnston urged us at Ramer School to employ good grammar. We wer...
Everything that happens is not God’s will
by Lora Ann Huff
With so much pain in the world and so many people searching for answers to so many questions, we seem to have become a bewildered so...
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