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Mental Health Board May Seek Waiver of Education Standards for Director

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The local mental health board may apply for a waiver to allow someone without a mental health-related college degree to lead the agency, the chairman said. The Region IV board could ask the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to waive certain educational requirements for an executive director. Region […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Nov. 14-17

Everyone listed on the jail docket is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Clarence Elmer Grisham IV, 25, Corinth Police, public drunk; Matthew Justin Childers, 39, Farmington Police, (warrant) failure to appear; Adrian Antonio Dixon, 31, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, disorderly, possession of cocaine, possession of controlled substance (meth), possession of […]

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Biggersville Quest Students Succeed in Chess

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Biggersville Elementary Quest students recently competed in the school-level chess tournament to qualify for the district competition to be held Dec. 1 at the Alcorn School District Office. The top three students in third and fourth and fifth and sixth grades qualified to compete as well as the top two in the second grade. Quest […]

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Fire Destroys Corinth Factory, Second Major Blaze This Week

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A factory with a presence in Corinth for more than 30 years was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon. No one was hurt in the fire that engulfed Palmer-Handrail at 35 County Road 324, south of U.S. Highway 72 and west of Glen, said Ricky Gibens, Alcorn County […]

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Opinion: Mental Health Director Job Should Be Advertised

Corinth Today Editorial There are concerns about the current executive director situation at Region IV Mental Health Services based in Corinth. The taxpayer-funded agency, which provides substance abuse and mental health services to five counties, is currently without an executive director. The Region IV board recently appointed Jason Ramey of Booneville as the interim executive […]

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Corinth Chargers Team Wins Super Bowl

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The 7-8-year-old Corinth Chargers peewee football team won the Super Bowl on Saturday in Okolona. The Chargers beat the Columbus Cowboys 7-0 in the championship game at Okolona High School. The players won rings and a trophy resembling the actual Super Bowl trophy. The two other Corinth Chargers team also made […]

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Corinth Caterpillar Celebrates 35 Years, Unveils New Engine

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Thirty-five was an important number in Corinth on Tuesday for two reasons. It marked 35 years since Caterpillar Inc. started in Corinth with 11 employees. Now, there are more than 1,300 in Alcorn and Prentiss counties. The number 35 was also significant for another reason. The 3500 series […]

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Boarded Up: Abandoned House Where Baby Born Is Secured

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today An abandoned house where a premature baby boy was born last month has been boarded up. Large panels covered windows and doorways that were previously broken and unsecured. City of Corinth Code Enforcement Officer Kim Ratliff had asked the property owner, Danny Patterson, to board up the house at 1105 Allen […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Nov. 9-14

Bryson Joe Berryman, 24, Corinth Police, misdemeanor possession of controlled substance; Samuel Aubry Smith, 23, Corinth Police, misdemeanor possession of controlled substance; Katrina Yvette McGee, 30, Corinth Police, possession of marijuana; Jessica D. Rice, 37, Corinth Police, no driver’s license; Jason Christopher Brown, 41, Corinth Police, possession of paraphernalia; Cory Demond Burns, 43, Alcorn County […]

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Mental Health Agency Doing Well During Leadership Transition, Chairman Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Region IV Mental Health Services continues to do a great job serving the community as the agency transitions to new leadership after the retirement of its longtime director, an official said. Region IV is “still on top,” and officials plan to keep moving the agency forward, said Chairman […]

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Former Region IV Director Honored With Building Dedication

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The former executive director of Region IV Mental Health Services has been enshrined on a new transportation facility in Booneville. The Charlie D. Spearman Sr. Transportation Building was dedicated in his honor during a ceremony in Booneville on Nov. 8. Spearman was executive director of the five-county mental […]

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Corinth Firefighters Battle Warehouse Blaze

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth firefighters responded to an early morning warehouse fire Monday on U.S. Highway 72 East in the middle of town. The warehouse, which was estimated to measure 10,000 to 15,000 square feet, was a total loss, said Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch. Fifteen firefighters from the four Corinth […]

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Photos: Alcorn County Honors Veterans Day

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Take a look at these photos from the Veterans Day Parade in Corinth on Friday morning and the meal afterward at the American Legion.

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Patterson, Baugus Lead Corinth to Playoff Upset

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By Brad Locke For Corinth Today CORINTH – Down three touchdowns early, Corinth just stuck to what it does best, and it paid off big. Michael Baugus drilled a 31-yard field goal with 16 seconds left, and the Warriors stunned Pontotoc – the Journal’s No. 4-ranked large school – 27-24 Friday night in the second […]

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Veteran Without Legs Receives Electric Wheelchair From Fellow Service Member

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Veterans stand by each other even when they are in wheelchairs. The bond between service members was shown Friday in Corinth during a touching moment between two veterans in wheelchairs. Vietnam veteran Willie Hardy, who lost both his legs to diabetes, showed up at the Alcorn County Veterans […]

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Lighthouse Toy Store Registration Open

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Lighthouse Foundation of Corinth is looking for families to register their children for the annual Christmas Toy Store event. In order for children from infants to 18 to receive toys, clothes and other items, families need to register in advance, said Lenay Williams with The Lighthouse Foundation. […]

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Corinth Hospital CFO Honored as Statewide Leader in Finance

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Brian Craven with Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth was recently honored by the Mississippi Business Journal as a statewide leader in finance. “I am honored to receive this award from the Mississippi Business Journal,” said Craven, the hospital’s chief financial officer. “I have a terrific team around me at MRHC, and we have greatly […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Nov. 7-9

Everyone listed on the jail docket is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Johnny Wayne Burkhalter, 45, Corinth Police, (warrant) stalking, driving while license suspended, no tag, no insurance, simple assault; Matthew Scott Jones, 35, Corinth Police, public drunk, possession of paraphernalia; Jeffery Scott Credille. 34, Corinth Police, (warrant) failure to […]

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