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Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office Assists With Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting

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Staff reports The Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office this month assisted with a nationwide human trafficking crackdown that resulted in the recovery of 84 minors and the arrest of 120 traffickers across the United States. Two traffickers and 20 individuals associated with prostitution in Mississippi were arrested by the FBI Jackson Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force […]

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Photos: Corinth Firefighter Rope Training

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Take a look at these photos of the Corinth Fire Department taking part in rope training this week. The class was offered through the Mississippi State Fire Academy, and 11 Corinth firefighters took part and five firefighters from Booneville. The 40-hour class spanned several days, and on Thursday firefighters climbed the wall at the training […]

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Blue Mountain Show Thursday on Protestant Reformation

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The Blue Mountain College Fine Arts Department will present a show Thursday to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The free show about Martin Luther and his 95 Theses is at 7:30 p.m. and will include performances by the drama team, choir and band. It will be in the Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium […]

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Man Charged With Taking Vehicle, Mutilating VIN

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Staff reports A Tennessee man was arrested and charged with felony taking of a motor vehicle and mutilation of a vehicle identification number, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The suspect is Michael Anthony Smith, 25, of Henning, Tenn, and his bond was set at $50,000 by Justice Court Judge Jimmy McGee. The sheriff’s office […]

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CHS Students Bring Treat Baskets to Cancer Patients

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today  Members of the Corinth High School Volleyball Team have done their part to spread awareness and become educated during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The players on Tuesday toured the West Clinic cancer treatment center and the mammography department at Magnolia Regional Health Center. They also took treat baskets and bottled water […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Oct. 16-18

Everyone listed on the jail docket is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Jessica S. Lowery, 34, Corinth Police, (warrant) shoplifting; Wanda N. Vandiver, 24, Corinth Police, (warrant) failure to appear, public drunk, disorderly conduct; Beverly Carmonleta Newsom, 28, Corinth Police, shoplifting first; Brandi Nichole Rowsey, 32, Corinth Police, (warrant) petit […]

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Corinth Mayor Got ‘Very Sad Feeling’ at House

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin said he got a “very sad feeling” on Tuesday when he visited an abandoned house where a premature baby was reportedly born early Saturday. The baby was pronounced dead at Magnolia Regional Health Center at 2:10 a.m. Saturday. Irwin said he has a plan […]

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Photos: Abandoned House Where Premature Baby Was Reportedly Born

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Below you can see photos of the abandoned house at 1105 Allen St. in Corinth where a premature baby boy was reportedly born early Saturday. The baby was later pronounced dead at Magnolia Regional Health Center at 2:10 a.m. Saturday. The house appears to be a duplex with one side much dirtier than the other. […]

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Hospital to Recognize Purple Thursday for Domestic Violence Awareness

Magnolia Regional Health Center is raising awareness about the problem of domestic violence. Hospital employees will take part in the national Purple Thursday campaign this week. Jade Henry, community education manager with the hospital’s behavioral health unit, designed domestic violence awareness shirts with the message, “End the silence. Stop the violence.” Those who are currently […]

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Officers Rescue Missing Hunter in Prentiss County

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Law enforcement officers battled swampy terrain to rescue a lost squirrel hunter in Prentiss County on Saturday. The search was behind Indian mounds off the Natchez Trace near the Prentiss/Itawamba County line. The hunter was reported missing at about 1 p.m. Saturday and was brought out of the […]

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Man Shot in Jaw, Corinth Police Say

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police responded to an incident early Tuesday in which a man was shot in the jaw. The man, 25, was in stable condition, said Corinth Police Detective Sgt. Jerry Rogers. Someone called 911 at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday to report shots being fired near the intersection of Meigg […]

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Neighbor Says She Called 911, Saw Woman, Baby in Abandoned House

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A neighbor said she called 911 early Saturday to report that a woman was having a baby in an abandoned house on Allen Street in Corinth. “I told them there was a lady down there who was giving birth to a child and that they needed to send […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Oct. 13-16

Everyone listed on the jail docket is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Lewis Edward Weeks, 37, Corinth Police, unlawful felon with firearm, possession of marijuana; Billy Clay Mullins, 34, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, burglary of building; Jeffery Dylan Ross, 23, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, (warrant) driving while license suspended, no […]

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Premature Baby to Undergo Autopsy, Coroner Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An autopsy will be conducted on a premature baby boy who was pronounced dead after apparently being born in an abandoned house in Corinth, Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said. The baby’s body will be taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Pearl for the autopsy, Jones […]

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