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Corinth Has Fourth Highest Graduation Rate in State

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School District has the fourth-highest graduation rate in the state, according to figures released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education. CSD Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress said “we were extremely pleased” with the district's graduation rate for 2018. The district's four-year ...
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Alcorn County Suicides Up in 2018, Coroner Says

Know the warning signs, help available There were 13 suicides in Alcorn County in 2018, according to Coroner Jay Jones. That is a higher number of suicides than typically occur in a year, he said. Most of the suicides in 2018 in Alcorn County were males, he said. Suicide warning ...
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Mobile Home Explosion Cause Determined

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The cause of a mobile explosion that occurred in the Biggersville area in December has been determined, according to the state fire marshal's office. Cynthia Hughey, who lived at the residence, was found deceased after the explosion, which occurred the night of Dec. 28 on County ...
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Commentary: I’ve Got Some Bad Habits

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today I've got quite a few bad habits. I need to break them. I can hear a hip-hop song on TV and immediately start singing along and moving my head as though I am cool. I'm not. I eat a lot of salt, but at least I ...
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Chance of Snow Sunday in Corinth

There is a chance of snow Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected before 4 a.m. Sunday, and then there is a chance of snow. There is a 50 percent chance of snow before 7 a.m. Sunday, according to the forecast. The low temperature Saturday night is ...
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School Employees Could Be Fired for Failing to Report Bullying Under Bill

School employees could be fired for failing to report bullying under a bill filed in the Mississippi Legislature. The Bullying Deterrent Act would also expand the definition of bullying to include acts that “cause others to harm themselves.” It would also allow schools, school districts and anyone who fails to ...
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Former Alcorn County Supervisor Gary Ross Seeks Fourth Term

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Gary Ross, who served three terms as an Alcorn County supervisor, is once again seeking election to the 4th District. Ross is running as an independent candidate and has one opponent so far — incumbent Democrat Steve Glidewell. Ross said he is not ...
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Glidewell Seeks Re-Election as District 4 Alcorn County Supervisor

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Democrat Alcorn County Supervisor Steve Glidewell is seeking re-election to District 4. Glidewell, who is seeking his second term, faces one opponent so far — independent candidate Gary Ross. Glidewell said the financial standing of Alcorn County has greatly improved during his tenure ...
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Active Shooters Addressed in School Safety Bill

Schools, Law Enforcement Would Conduct Shooter Drills With Students Present By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Mississippi lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would require schools to work with law enforcement to conduct drills addressing active shooters and other emergencies. Students would have to be present when the drills were conducted, according to ...
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Four-Day School Week Worth Exploring in Alcorn County, Mitchell Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said a four-day school week is worth studying and exploring. But Corinth School District Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress does not think a four-day school week would be good for Corinth schools. A number of Missouri school districts ...
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Kimberly-Clark to Close Arkansas Plant — No Specifics on Corinth Plant

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Kimberly-Clark has announced that it will close an Arkansas plant four hours from Corinth. The Conway, Ark. plant will close no later than 2021, according to Kimberly-Clark. Corinth Today on Monday asked Kimberly-Clark for information on whether the Corinth plant would be closed ...
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Photos: Landscaping, Building Upgrades for Corinth

Workers with All Seasons on Monday morning put in new landscaping next to a recently renovated building on Tate Street in the downtown Corinth area. The building was renovated to serve as the new location of the Sparks accounting firm. The work taking place in the area is seen as ...
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Woman Allegedly Had 26 Grams of Meth, Syringe, Sheriff Says

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old Adamsville, Tenn. woman after she was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, April K. Parrott, was allegedly found in possession of 26 grams of meth and liquid meth, which was in a syringe, ...
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Little Says ‘I Will Be a Judge for the People’

John Little, candidate for Alcorn County Justice Court judge Post 1, has responded to questions from Corinth Today about his candidacy. Corinth Today has asked the judge candidates the same questions and will run the responses as they come in. John Little's responses are below: Why do you want to be elected ...
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Alcorn County Cancer Death Rate Below State Average

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County cancer death rate from 2011 to 2015 was lower than the state average, according to a report from the Mississippi State Department of Health. The cancer death rate in Alcorn County was in the lowest category of 131 to 183 ...
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Burns Running for Tax Collector, Says Customer Service Vital

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Independent candidate Bobby Burns of Corinth is running for Alcorn County tax collector. Burns has one opponent in the race so far —incumbent Democrat Larry Ross. Burns ran for tax collector about eight years ago among a field of around nine candidates when ...
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Ross Seeks Third Term as Tax Collector, Says Much Has Been Accomplished

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Democrat Alcorn County Tax Collector Larry Ross is seeking re-election to a third term. Ross has one opponent in the race so far — independent candidate Bobby Burns. Numerous accomplishments have occurred during Ross' tenure, he said. Ross noted that he and his ...
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County Roads Are ‘Failing,’ Supervisor Candidate Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Democrat Jerry Miller, an EMT, is seeking election to the District 1 supervisor seat in Alcorn County. Miller of Corinth faces incumbent Democrat Lowell Hinton in the Aug. 6 election. Miller is a full-time emergency medical technician for the North Mississippi Medical Center ...
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Hinton Touts County’s Financial Gains in Re-Election Bid

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Democrat Lowell Hinton of Corinth is seeking his third term as District 1 Alcorn County supervisor. Hinton has one opponent in the race so far — Democrat Jerry Miller of Corinth. Hinton said the board of supervisors has been a part of numerous ...
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Jones, Strom in Alcorn County Coroner’s Race

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Incumbent Democrat Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones, who manages two Corinth funeral homes, is running against independent candidate Ron Strom, who is a certified paramedic. This is the third time Strom and Jones have faced off against each other in the Alcorn County ...
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Corinth Hospital Board Meets Thursday

The Magnolia Regional Health Center Board of Trustees meets Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital's Executive Offices Boardroom. The agenda is below: ...
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Duncan, Voyles Enter Alcorn County Constable Post 2 Race

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There is now a race for Alcorn County constable Post 2. Incumbent Democrat Wayne Duncan is running against Democrat Roger Voyles, who previously served as constable for 16 years. Duncan is currently in his first term as constable. Voyles served four terms as ...
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Mobile Home Fire in Glen Area Wednesday

Farmington and Glen firefighters were dispatched to a mobile home fire on County Road 260 on Wednesday shortly before noon. Details were not immediately available ...
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MRHC Chief Operating Officer No Longer With Hospital

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Angela Nowlin, who served as chief operating officer for Magnolia Regional Health Center, is no longer employed with the organization, according to hospital spokesman Ben Tucker. Tucker said he did not have any information on why Nowlin is no longer with the publicly ...
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A Beautiful Day in Corinth for a Walk

David Krzyzkowski of Corinth was enjoying the nice weather Tuesday afternoon as he took his dog Harley for a walk on Fillmore Street in downtown Corinth. Krzyzkowski said Harley was a rescue dog that he took in when she showed up at the fire department in the town of Walls ...
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English Learners, Mostly Hispanic, on Rise in Local Schools

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The number of students who are not proficient in the English language continues to increase in local school districts, officials say. Most of these students are Hispanic, and the goal is to help them develop English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, ...
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Author to Speak at Corinth Library Thursday

Tupelo author Merle Temple will speak and read from his books at the Corinth Library on Thursday at 2 p.m. Below is his bio from his website www.merletemple.com: Merle Temple is the author of the Michael Parker series: Deputy: Once Upon A Time in Mississippi, A Ghostly Shade of Pale, ...
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Thousands of Area Schoolchildren Live in Poverty

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Corinth Today has compiled a list of school districts in Northeast Mississippi to look at how the poverty levels of their students compare. The poverty levels are based on the U.S. Census Bureau's latest estimates from 2017. Estimates of the number of impoverished children 5-17 is ...
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Corinth Historical Markers Getting Refurbished

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The historical markers that preserve Corinth's history are getting preserved themselves. Ten of the green informational signs are being refurbished, and some of the posts are being replaced, said Sandy Williams, chairman of C.A.R.E., which is helping fund the project. Other financial supporters ...
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Local High School Basketball Teams Face Conference Challenges Tuesday

Local high school boys and girls basketball teams will be in action on Tuesday. All of the games start at 6 p.m. with the girls playing first. Alcorn Central boys (3-13) and girls (5-10) will play at Belmont. Biggersville boys (9-2) and girls (1-6) will will play Blue Mountain at ...
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