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Corinth Woman Charged With Credit Card Fraud, Police Say

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth woman was arrested Monday and charged with felony credit card fraud, police said. Charla Duncan, 51, of North Parkway Street, is accused of making two unauthorized withdrawls from ATMs at two different banks in Corinth on July 18, said Police Detective Sgt. Jerry Rogers ...
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Whitfield Nursing Home Has Heart for Service

Whitfield Family Has Served Corinth Over 90 Years By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There are many reasons Whitfield Nursing Home on Proper Street in Corinth is a great place for loved ones. Its smaller size allows for a beneficial staff-to-resident ratio, Administrator Jennie Whitfield said. Whitfield Nursing Home ...
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Public Invited to Audition for ‘Oklahoma!’ at Blue Mountain

The public is invited to audition for roles in Blue Mountain College’s upcoming production of “Oklahoma!” Auditions are Aug. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Garrett Hall auditorium and will consist of acting, singing and movement. Complete audition information is at http://www.bmc.edu/bmc_theatre.asp. People of high school age and older ...
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Eight New West Nile Cases Reported in State

Peak WNV Season Is Now Eight new human cases of West Nile virus were recently reported in Mississippi, bringing the state’s total to 21 so far this year. Human cases have been reported in the counties of Adams (two), Calhoun, Copiah, Forrest, (two), Hinds (eight), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, ...
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Area Health Clinics Awarded $109,000 in Federal Grants

Centers serve patients 'regardless of ability to pay' North Mississippi Primary Health Care Inc., which has a clinic in Corinth on South Harper Road, was awarded more than $109,000 in federal grant money, it was announced Tuesday. Other than the Corinth clinic, North Mississippi Primary Health Care Inc. also has ...
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Corinth Man Indicted on Meth Charge

A 55-year-old Corinth man has been indicted on a methamphetamine charge, court records show. Stuart Kevin Holley, of County Road 408, allegedly sold, bartered, transferred, distributed or dispensed meth, the indictment charges. The indictment alleges that the amount of meth involved was at least two grams but less than 10 ...
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Magnolia Hospital Foundation Acquires Five Properties in Eight Months

Most of the Properties Are on Alcorn Drive by the Hospital By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Magnolia Regional Health Center Foundation Inc. acquired five properties between October and May, public records show. Four of the five acquisitions were for properties on Alcorn Drive near the hospital. (Photos below) ...
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Three Charged With Drive-by Shooting, Sheriff Says

Three Corinth residents have been arrested and charged with drive-by shooting after an early morning incident this month, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Alcorn County deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a County Road 301 residence Aug. 4 at 3 a.m. in Alcorn County, a ...
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Corinth Head Start Shows Off Its Superpowers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Learning is a “superpower” at Corinth Head Start. Open house visitors Friday saw impressive learning displays that make education fun and productive at the remodeled building on Crater Street. “I'm expecting great things out of this year,” said Corinth Head Start Director Veronica ...
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Rural Hospital Closure Announced in Tennessee

'The closure reflects a national trend . . .' A rural Tennessee hospital about two hours north of Corinth announced last month that it will close. The 45-bed McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, Tenn., said in July that it would discontinue most of its services by Sept. 15. Baptist Memorial ...
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Alcorn County Prison Doctor Cleared by State Auditor

Does State Investigation Cast Doubt on Former Prison Nurse's Lawsuit Against County? By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County prison doctor was cleared this year in an embezzlement investigation conducted by the state auditor's office, documents show. Officials could not comment on whether the lack of evidence ...
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Corinth Businesses Treat Single Moms to Special Evening

Downtown Corinth Boutiques Serve Community A special evening for single moms and their friends was recently hosted by Emerson Kate Boutique and other businesses in downtown Corinth. “We were so blessed to be able to give back to a group of women who don't always get the credit they deserve,” ...
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Former Jail Nurse Sues Alcorn County

County attorney says case will be 'vigorously defended' By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A registered nurse who worked at the Alcorn County Jail for six years has sued the county and the man who serves as warden, court records show. Jail Warden Joshua Davis is being sued in ...
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Does Alcorn County Need a Full-Time Public Defender?

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth public defender John Windsor said there are some good ideas in a new report about improving legal representation for Mississippi defendants who cannot afford their own attorney. “I think a number of these (recommendations) could be beneficial, but there's a funding issue,” ...
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Corinth Civil War Tour of Downtown Aug. 11

The Corinth Battlefield Summer Tour Series will conclude Saturday, Aug. 11, with a walking tour of downtown Corinth. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, 501 W. Linden St., Corinth. “We invite everyone to participate in the final program of the summer and discover 1862 ...
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Public Can Audition for ‘Oklahoma!’ at BMC

Auditions Are Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m., at BMC's Garrett Hall The public is invited to audition for roles in Blue Mountain College's upcoming production of “Oklahoma!” Auditions are Aug. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Garrett Hall auditorium and will consist of acting, singing and movement. Complete audition ...
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Ex-Alcorn Supervisor Charged With Possession of Guns as Felon

'Dal' Nelms Back in Jail Less Than Four Months After Being Released from Prison By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An ex-Alcorn County supervisor who was convicted of embezzlement almost three years ago was arrested last week by the Corinth Police Department, officials said. Jimmy Dallan Nelms, also known ...
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Mississippi Land Bank Offers Loans for the Rural Lifestyle

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Whether customers want to buy recreational property, a house in the country or farm equipment, Mississippi Land Bank in Corinth can make their dreams come true. Vice President and Branch Manager Dustin Lambert and his team of loan administrators have 85 years of ...
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Kroger Launches Online Shopping, Free Delivery in Four Markets

Kroger on Wednesday launched a new online shopping platform that allows customers to have groceries and other products delivered directly to their homes at no cost. Initially, Kroger Ship will only be offered in Nashville, Cincinnati, Houston and Louisville markets. But Kroger expects to expand the service in other markets ...
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Man Charged in Two Armed Robberies, Corinth Police Say

Suspect, 18, Also Charged With Possession of Stolen Firearm By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An 18-year-old Corinth man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and possession of a stolen firearm, according to Corinth Police. The suspect, Tyler Gates, is charged with two separate robberies, one ...
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Minimum Wage May Rise to $11 in Arkansas

Mississippi Follows Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The neighboring state of Arkansas already has a higher minimum wage than the federal amount, and it could even go higher. The current minimum wage in Arkansas is $8.50 an hour for employers with four or ...
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Country Music Star John Conlee to Play the Hits Sunday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor When famed country music artist John Conlee steps on the stage Sunday at the Corinth Coliseum Theatre fans can expect to hear a string of hits dating back decades. Conlee is well known for hits such as “Rose Colored Glasses,” “Miss Emily's Picture,” ...
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Three New West Nile Virus Cases Reported

Peak WNV Season: July-September Three new human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Mississippi, and one of them occurred in Itawmaba County. The other two were in Hinds County. In total this year there have been seven human cases of West Nile virus, according to the department ...
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Man Charged With Grocery Store Burglary

A 35-year-old man has been charged with burglary of a business after he was allegedly identified on surveillance video inside a grocery store, Corinth Police said. The suspect, William Edward Savell, allegedly stole miscellaneous items from Helendale's Grocery. The back door had been pried open, according to police. The burglary ...
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Convicted Felon Charged With Meth Trafficking, Corinth Police Say

A Corinth man has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine after Corinth Police narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at his residence Friday, police said James Williams Wimsatt, 40, was arrested as he was leaving his Gaines Road residence Friday after a six-month Corinth Police Department investigation. About 4.6 ounces of ...
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Payday Lenders ‘Fill a Real Need,’ Sen. Parks Says

Parks' Campaign Received More Than $2,000 From Payday Lenders By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Sen. Rita Potts Parks, R-Corinth, responded to questions from Corinth Today on Friday concerning campaign contributions she received from institutions associated with the payday lending industry. Parks' most recent annual report on the ...
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Alcorn School Board Candidate Qualifying Opens Aug. 8

Three Seats Up For Election By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The election qualifying period for three Alcorn County School Board seats is Aug. 8-Sept. 7. Seats for 3rd and 4th District will be on the ballot for regular six-year terms. The 5th District will be on the ballot to fill an ...
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Sales Tax Holiday for Clothing, Footwear Friday, Saturday

The Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday is Friday and Saturday, July 27-28. Sales tax is not due on clothing and footwear on these two days as long as a single item is less than $100. The sales tax holiday takes place around the back-to-school shopping rush. For a complete list of ...
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State Farm Cuts Auto Rates for Mississippi Customers

State Farm, the largest auto insurer in Mississippi and in the nation, will cut its rates in Mississippi. The overall personal auto rate will drop by 3 percent for a total of about $13.5 million statewide, the company said. People can contact Corinth State Farm Agent Scott Sawyer for more ...
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Sexual Harassment in Housing Targeted by Feds

Federal authorities are stepping up efforts to combat sexual harassment in housing. One victim featured in a new national public service announcement said her landlord threatened to evict her if she didn't have sex with him. "It was something that I didn't want to do but I had to do it ...
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