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Sales, tourism tax has solid gains
by Jebb Johnston
Sales and tourism tax collections made solid gains in the latest reported month. Both taxes saw increases of about 8 percent in the mid-August deposits. Seven of 11 northeast Mississippi communities experienced gains for the month, while results were mixed across the state with a 1 percent decrease statewide. Corinth’s latest sales tax deposit is $523,393.52, compared to $484,690.06 a year earl...
Network group helps Crosswind
by Steve Beavers
BNI is in the business of helping others. The local Business Network International (BNI) chapter recently gave back to the community with a $3,850 charitable donation to Crosswind Ministry. "The philosophy of the chapter is the giver gains," said incoming chapter president Lesley Raines. "BNI is not about how much money you are going to make today." Crosswind is set to use the donation to help ...
Three police officers fired
BOONEVILLE — Booneville aldermen have voted to remove three officers from the city’s police force...
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Local musicans highlight festival
IUKA– Tishomingo County’s premier event, the Iuka Heritage Festival, will kick off it’s 27th year...
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Sportsman's Banquet provides f...
SELMER, Tenn. – A community is reaching out to see a ministry continue to make a difference. The ...
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Panel eyes 'Old Town' zone cha...
With the intent of protecting the character of the area, the Corinth Planning Commission will rec...
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Wicker: Senate moves slowly
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was in Corinth on Tuesday to meet with the big three local civic clubs....
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Sports
Prep Softball: Prentiss c...
by H. Lee Smith II
Booneville walked off a winner, while Baldwyn walked of early. Corinth and Kossuth both came up on the short end of the stick Tuesday, falling in their slow-pitch contests ...
Lewis a threat to run, ca...
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- It's easy to lose Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis on the football field. At just 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, he can often slice through creases in the defense o...
Wallace set for last seas...
by David Brandt
OXFORD -- Nobody is going to confuse Bo Wallace with Eli Manning. Manning is royalty in the Ole Miss football universe, still loved in Oxford for his clean-cut looks, famil...
Biggersville falls in slugfest
by H. Lee Smith II
BIGGERSVILLE -- The host Lady Lions cranked out three home runs by came up on the short end of an 18-13 slugfest to Walnut on Monday...
North Mississippi Motor Park Speedway
by H. Lee Smith II
The track wasn’t dusty Saturday, but Ashley Newman left his fellow competitors in it. Newman claimed the $2,000, 10-strong Limited L...
MSU hopes to have breakout season
by David Brandt
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State was a football program in a tailspin heading down the stretch last season. Then came mid-November, a...
Central runs to 4th straight over Biggersville
by Matt Doyle
GLEN -- A pair of juniors gave Alcorn Central's seniors rare bragging rights Friday night. Junior running backs Saylor Gray and Etha...
Warriors ride running game, TOs to shutout
by H. Lee Smith II
If Corinth High School held a dedication ceremony before every home event, the recent trend would show an unblemished record. Odds a...
Opinion
Mister Sipp draws blood
by Rheta Johnson
OCEAN SPRINGS – I've always wondered what it would have felt like to be in the Ed Sullivan audience, CBS' Studio 50, on a simmering September evening, when a pretty down-ho...
Facts vs. Visions
by Thomas Sowell
The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or ag...
Those with depression sho...
by Nathan Sexton
With the recent sudden loss of the talented and hilarious Robin Williams, it seems that depression and other mental health issues are on people’s minds a lot here lately, b...
Immigration remains political lightning rod
by Sid Salter
STARKVILLE – With statewide elections looming next year and federal elections a year later, Mississippi voters can prepare for anoth...
If ‘shall’ means ‘shall,’ Musgrove says he’ll win
by Charlie Mitchell
OXFORD — The school funds lawsuit former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is spearheading isn’t complicated. It’s simple litigation — a petition...
Decent lawyer should tell liberals to stop
by Michael Barone
"About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop." So sup...
ISIS 'a national security threat'
by Cal Thomas
BELFAST, Northern Ireland – U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least t...
Not nearly as daunting as the 1960s riots
by Michael Barone
Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row sea...
Crossroads
‘When The Game Stands Tal...
by Terry Burns
“What’s It All About, Alfie?” “When The Game Stands Tall,” PG, *****Plus, Jim Caviezel, Alexander Lindwig, Michael Chikis, Laura Dern. Sony Pictures. Director Thomas Carter...
Holocaust survivor contin...
by Stacy Jones
If it were not for the events surrounding a well-publicized news story, Hedy Epstein, who turned 90 years old August 15, might not have made the news this week. Last week, ...
Quiet Zone
by Lora Ann Huff
My ole soap box has been resting in the corner but has occasionally cried out to have a word or two. I had decided against sharing my opinion of a railroad “quiet zone” in ...
Perfect World Turns Out Not so Perfect
by Terry Burns
The Giver, PG-13, ***, Brenton Thwaiting, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Strep. Walden Media. Director Phillip Noyce. Length 94 minutes. “The G...
Do you know what an aphorism is?
by Gary Andrews
Are you familiar with the word aphorism? Webster’s dictionary defines it as: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clev...
Watch Your Words
by Lora Ann Huff
How long has it been since you heard someone call another person a wench? Probably a long time. I remember when I was growing up hea...
Legendary screen seductress leaves behind classic filmography
by Stacy Jones
There was no doubt: after her first appearance in To Have and Have Not in 1944, everyone knew how to whistle. That classic scene sti...
‘A Most Wanted Man’: An edge-of-your-seats yarn
by Terry Burns
“A Most Wanted Man,” PG-13, ****, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Defoe, Homayoun Ershadi. Potboiler Pr...
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Mother and daughter, Janessa and Sara Gibbs, return to where "Baby Jane Doe" was found almost 18 years ago.
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