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Man Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence on Meth Charge

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A man was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison on a methamphetamine charge Thursday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Anthony Scott Merryman of New Site pleaded guilty to possession of 10 to 30 grams of meth with intent to sell. Alcorn County Circuit Court Judge ...
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Corinth Child Care Facility Moving Forward After Inspection Issues

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Little Superstars, a Corinth child care facility, provides a safe environment for children and is moving forward after recent state inspection issues, the owner said. Little Superstars owner Arlene Settle said she is considering appealing the alleged violations found in a June 26 ...
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Ex-Farmington Fire Chief Ordered to Pay $103,000 for Embezzlement Charge

Charge Will Be Dismissed if Boren Completes Judge's Order By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Former Farmington Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Boren was ordered Thursday by an Alcorn County judge to pay more than $103,000 in restitution to the fire department for an embezzlement charge. Boren, 48, of ...
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Accidental Shooting Injures Alcorn County Woman

Woman Airlifted to Memphis An Alcorn County woman was airlifted to Memphis on Thursday afternoon after she was injured in an accidental shooting, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Her condition is unknown at this time. Alcorn County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched at around 2:45 p.m. to a report of ...
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Grand Ole Opry Star to Perform in Corinth Aug. 5

'Mr. Rose Colored Glasses' Has Eight No. 1 Hits Country legend John Conlee, also known as Mr. Rose Colored Glasses, will perform Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Coliseum Theatre in Corinth. Conlee is a regular performer at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, where he has been a member ...
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MRHC to Hold Job Fair July 26 and 28

Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth will hold a two-day job fair next week. The first day will be Thursday, July 26, from 4-7 p.m, The other day will be Saturday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the hospital, and those attending should come ...
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Former Alcorn County Barbecue Joint Burns Down Wednesday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former Alcorn County barbecue restaurant on U.S. Highway 72 West near the Tippah County line burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon. Wilbanks Bar-B-Q and Sandwich Shop was started by Joe and Gladys Wilbanks in 1978 and remained a fixture in Alcorn County ...
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Staged Reading of ‘The Egg and I’ Is Thursday

A staged reading of “The Egg and I” will be held Thursday night at 7:30 at Corinth Theatre-Arts. It is a one-night only event. The presentation will kick off CT-A’s “huge” 50th season, said Director Joshua Steen. “The Egg and I” was the first production the local theatre did, and it ...
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Shiloh Apothecary Is ‘Like Coming Home’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Shiloh Apothecary on East Shiloh Road in Corinth is steadily growing. Many customers are happy that Shiloh Apothecary is keeping the hometown pharmacy tradition alive. Customer Mary Jane Marlar said she loves Shiloh Apothecary because “everyone is so nice and caring.” It ...
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UM Campus Police Take Part in Active Shooter Training

Campus Ranked Among Safest in Nation, Officials Say Officers with the University of Mississippi Police Department are being trained to respond quickly and effectively to possible active shooter situations. The training is mandatory for all UPD officers, and the curriculum includes classroom lecture, instructor demonstration and force-on-force scenario-based application. “Our officers are ...
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Plans for Property by Corinth Hospital Unclear

Foundation Was Indebted $800,000 to Hospital  By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It remains unclear if there are plans to develop a six-acre piece of property across from Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. The property was acquired last year by the nonprofit Magnolia Regional Health Center Foundation Inc ...
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Casabella to Serve Eight Years in Prison

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former school administration official was sentenced to serve eight years in prison Monday morning for child sex crimes. Michael Shane Casabella appeared in an orange jumpsuit in Alcorn County Circuit Court with his attorneys as Circuit Court Judge Jim Pounds handed down ...
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Video: Corinth Civil War Earthworks Tour Saturday

Below are several videos of a tour Saturday morning of Confederate Earthworks in Corinth located off of North Polk Street. Park Ranger Tom Parson led a short hike to discuss the seven-mile Confederate entrenchments, which were also used by the Union in the Battle of Corinth in October 1862. Earthworks are located ...
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Videos: Slug Voice Performances in Corinth

Take a look at videos of Slug Voice performances Friday evening in downtown Corinth at the Slugburger Festival. The Slug Voice contest was sponsored by Garrett Eye Clinic and included a youth and adult competition with cash prizes ...
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HUD Awards $43 Million to Fight Youth Homelessness

Eleven communities across the nation were awarded a total of $43 million to help end youth homelessness. The funding was announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Five rural areas were among the 11 communities to receive funding through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). It ...
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Consumers Rarely Clean Hands Properly Before Meals, Study Finds

Consumers fail to properly clean their hands before meals 97 percent of the time, a new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodborne illness. “As a mother of three young children, I am very familiar with ...
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Mississippi Sees Its First West Nile Virus Case of Year

Staff reports The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported the first human case of West Nile virus for Mississippi in 2018. It was in Hinds County. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths, and the first case was reported in late June. “This first case ...
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Used Car Sales Rule Enforced by Feds

Staff reports The federal government is enforcing a new rule pertaining to used car sales. Under the amended rule, dealers must display a revised window sticker called a “Buyers Guide,” which contains warranty and other important information for consumers, on each used car. The Federal Trade Commission recently conducted the first ...
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Alcorn County Corrections Officer Arrested on Contraband Charge

Staff reports An Alcorn County correctional facility officer was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The employee, Angela R. Salmon, 40, of Tate Street, Corinth, was booked into the county jail. She was arrested after Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility officers received information ...
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No Slugburger Eating Contest This Year, But New Events Added

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor For the first time since 2012 there will not be a World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth, but there will be new events added to grow the festival, an official said. Main Street Corinth Director Angela Avent said Slugburger Festival organizers decided to ...
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Public Invited to Court Official’s Retirement Party

Staff reports The public is invited to a retirement party in honor of Alcorn County Circuit Clerk's Office employee Sherra Green on Monday, July 16, from 4- 6 p.m. It will be held on the second floor of the Alcorn County Courthouse, 600 E. Waldron St. The party is hosted ...
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Corinth Coke Competes for Global Award in Russia

Staff reports Corinth Coke is honored to be just one of four Coca-Cola bottling locations around the world to compete for a prestigious award in Moscow, Russia on Friday. The public is invited to the Corinth Coca-Cola Museum, 601 Washington St., on Friday at 1 p.m. to celebrate inclusion in ...
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Corinth Battlefield Tour Series Continues Saturday

Staff reports There will be an opportunity Saturday to gain a deeper understanding of the Civil War battle fought in Corinth. The second part of this summer's driving/walking tour series will feature the “Salient” located on the Confederate Siege Works. The program starts at 10 a.m. at the Corinth Civil ...
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Marshall Tucker Band to Perform at Crossroads Arena

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Vintage Southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth on Nov. 8. “After continued requests from Crossroads Arena fans and friends, we are bringing a Southern rock show to Corinth,” Crossroads Arena General Manager Tammy Genovese said in ...
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Corinth Man Allegedly Used Stolen Credit Card to Buy Nintendo

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth man has been charged with grand larceny and credit card fraud in separate cases, police say. Christopher Wallis, 22, allegedly used two credit cards that were reported stolen in a Hardin County burglary, said Detective Heather Russell of the Corinth Police Department. Wallis allegedly ...
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Glen Student Earns Prestigious Teacher Education Scholarship at MSU

A Glen student at Mississippi State University is one of only 30 MSU students to earn a scholarship in a prestigious teacher education program. Rhiannon D. Lambert, a secondary education/English education major at MSU, received the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program scholarship. It includes full tuition, with room, board and ...
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Tree Falls on Alcorn County House in Fourth of July Storm

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A tree fell on an Alcorn County house several miles east of Kossuth during a storm Wednesday night. No one was hurt, but the home was damaged. Robert Wolfe said he and his wife had recently arrived home after celebrating the Fourth of July with family ...
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Bus Carrying 1880s Wagon Stops in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A school bus pulling an 1880s covered wagon was parked at McDonald's in Corinth on Thursday morning. Corinth Today was intrigued by this rare site and decided to knock on the bus door. A dog named Misty started barking, and the owner walked across ...
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Slugburger Superstar Chestnut Sets New Hotdog Eating World Record

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Legendary eater and Corinth slugburger superstar Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new world record Wednesday during the Nathan's Famous hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, N.Y. when he consumed 74 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Chestnut, who has won the World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth the ...
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Jacinto Fourth of July Festival Will Have Fun for Everyone

The Jacinto Foundation will hold its 39th Annual Fourth of July Festival on Wednesday on the grounds of the historic Jacinto Courthouse. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with music. Entertainment, including the County Line Dancers, will follow. An old-fashioned political speaking will begin at 11 a.m. Federal, state and ...
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