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Black Tar Heroin, Various Strains of Fentanyl Hit Alabama. Is Alcorn County Next?

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor As Corinth and Alcorn County law enforcement prepare for a possible increase in heroin and fentanyl, the neighboring states of Alabama and Tennessee have already seen spikes in those substances. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency seized 3,769 grams of heroin in 2015 and 2,067 grams last year compared […]

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Alcorn County Woman Allegedly Shot Husband, Sheriff Says

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Staff reports An Alcorn County woman who allegedly shot her husband has been charged with aggravated domestic violence, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, Brittanie N. Fletcher, 31, allegedly shot her husband in the upper abdomen area at a residence on County Road 749, a sheriff’s office news release said. The man […]

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Blue Mountain Man Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a Tuesday afternoon crash in Tippah County that claimed the life of a pedestrian. Troopers responded to State Highway 15 and County Road 81 at approximately 5 p.m. It appeared there was a two-vehicle crash near the intersection. One of the vehicles involved in the crash also collided into […]

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Company Plans 600 New Jobs in DeSoto County

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Staff reports A “world-class” company in DeSoto County plans to create 600 jobs and invest $20 million over the next five years, the Mississippi Development Authority announced Tuesday. The jobs will be created by the SYNNEX Corporation, which recently expanded in DeSoto County about an hour and a half from Corinth. “The new jobs being […]

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Corinth Hospital Employees Raise Concerns About State Retirement

Staff reports Some Magnolia Regional Health Center employees in Corinth recently expressed concerns about the future of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. Magnolia Regional Health Center CEO Ronny Humes on Tuesday released a statement, which said the hospital is financially sound but the “poor performance of the state retirement plan (PERS) continues to affect Magnolia’s […]

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Heroin, Fentanyl Crime Lab Submissions Spike in Tennessee

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The state bureau of investigation in nearby Tennessee saw a notable increase in heroin and fentanyl submissions to crime labs last year, according to the agency. Local law enforcement officials have also expressed concerns that Corinth and Alcorn County could see an increase in heroin and fentanyl. In […]

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MSU Head Baseball Coach Resigns

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By Logan Lowery  For Corinth Today STARKVILLE – The Andy Cannizaro era at Mississippi State has ended abruptly. The second-year head baseball coach of the Bulldogs resigned Tuesday morning amid off the field controversy. “Earlier this morning, I accepted Andy Cannizaro’s resignation as the head baseball coach at Mississippi State,” MSU director of athletics John Cohen […]

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More Than $1.5 Million From USDA Farm Loan Programs Outstanding in Alcorn County

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Twenty-eight borrowers in Alcorn County have a total outstanding loan amount of more than $1.5 million from USDA farm loan programs, the agency said. The average outstanding amount per borrower is about $54,884. Corinth Today obtained the loan information through a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the […]

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Corinth Man Charged With Bringing Meth to Tish County Jail

Staff reports A Corinth man was charged with felony introduction of narcotics into a correctional facility, according to the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office. Nathan Lee Shelton, 31, 132A County Road 405, Corinth, was arrested Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said. Shelton was arrested after the deputies looked into a situation involving people camping on property that […]

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Corinth Man Charged With Six Counts of Robbery

By William Moore  For Corinth Today BOONEVILLE – A Corinth man wanted for a series of robberies in Prentiss County was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service in Alcorn County. Tomango Ali Barton, 18 of Corinth, was arrested Feb. 16 and charged with six counts of armed robbery and one count of burglary after a […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Feb. 15-19

Everyone listed on the jail docket is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Crystal Lynn French, 24, Corinth Police, shoplifting first; Daniel Frank Carter, 38, Corinth Police, (warrant) malicious mischief; Sara Joann Deatheraqe, 23, Corinth Police, DUI first, open container in vehicle; Timothy Scott Wilson, 32, Corinth Police, possession of paraphernalia, […]

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Investigation of ‘Possible Threat’ Against CHS Finds ‘No Credible Evidence’

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Staff reports The Corinth School District received a report Saturday night of a possible threat against Corinth High School, a notification on the school district’s website says. Below is a picture of the notification from the school district’s website:

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Life-Saving Drug Used in Alcorn County Overdoses

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County was among the top 15 counties in Mississippi in terms of the number of times an opioid overdose reversal drug was given in nine months last year, a state report says. Emergency medical services data show that the life-saving drug naloxone was administered 27 times in […]

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Church Revival This Weekend in Glen

Solid Rock Full Gospel Church, 11 County Road 236, Glen, will hold a revival Feb. 16-18. The revival will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and on 1 p.m. Sunday. It will include singing and preaching.

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Alcorn County Residents Charged With Burglary, Sheriff Says

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Staff reports Two Corinth residents were charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling in connection with an alleged incident Tuesday in Alcorn County, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Brandy Leigh Mauney, 37, and Stephen William Hardin, 39, both of County Road 105, were charged with the alleged burglary of a residence on State Highway 350. The […]

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Corinth Police Seize 47 Grams of Meth, Official Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Police Department seized a “substantial” amount of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Sunday, an official said. Duane Ruggles, 37, of Third Street, Corinth, was charged with trafficking a controlled substance after he was allegeldy found in possession of approximately 47 grams of meth during a traffic […]

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Business Feature Friday: J&B Auto Sales Offers Revitalized Vehicles at Discount

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Jimmy Rowsey and his son, Brian, have been working together a long time. In fact, Brian was just a little boy when he started going into work with his dad. Now, the father-son duo are owners of J&B Auto Sales just a few miles north of Corinth on […]

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Corinth Firefighter’s House Damaged in Blaze

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth firefighter’s home was damaged in a fire Thursday night. The fire occurred at the residence of Corinth Fire Department Capt. Chris Duncan, said Jerry Whirley, the fire department’s training officer. No one was hurt in the fire, which occurred at 3202 County Road 402, said Biggersville Fire […]

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