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Corinth Man Indicted on Credit Card, Burglary Charges

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today  A Corinth man has been indicted on a trio of theft-related charges, including breaking and entering a house and unauthorized use of a credit card, court records show. Nigel Winston Suggs, 34, was recently arrested in connection with the indictments handed down by an Alcorn County ...
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Corinth Library Turkey Display Shares Messages of Thanks

Corinth Head Librarian Cody Daniel adds a feather to the library's turkey display, which shows what many people in the community are grateful for as Thanksgiving approaches. What are you thankful for? ...
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Granddaughter, Boyfriend Allegedly Rob Elderly Woman

Grandmother Allegedly Injured, Purse Stolen By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth woman and her boyfriend allegedly robbed her grandmother last week, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The two suspects, Heather Lollis, 36, and Brandon Smith, 23, have both been charged with strong-armed robbery, according to Caldwell. The elderly ...
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Alcorn Central Elementary Shines in Kindergarten Readiness

ACES Scores Among Top Schools on State Kindergarten Test By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School District is part of an elite statewide group when it comes to making sure children are ready for kindergarten. Out of 141 school districts statewide, the Alcorn School District was one ...
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Snow ‘Likely’ Wednesday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Snow is likely to occur Wednesday night in Corinth before midnight, but little to no accumulation is expected, according to the National Weather Service. The low temperature is expected to be about 29 degrees at night, and rain up to a quarter of an inch is ...
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Ex-Teacher Assistant Pleads No Contest to Striking Boy at ACES

Boy, 9, has non-verbal autism, affidavit says By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An ex-teacher assistant at Alcorn Central Elementary School on Tuesday in justice court pleaded no contest to a simple assault charge involving a minor. Remonda Dale Ellis, 49, appeared before Alcorn County Justice Court Judge Steve ...
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Students With Disabilities to Receive Extra Focus at KMS, ACMS

KMS, ACMS Seek to Close Achievement Gaps for Students With Disabilities By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn Central Middle School and Kossuth Middle School are getting a boost to help close English and math achievement gaps for students with disabilities. Each school will receive about $40,000 in federal ...
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Photo Gallery: Veterans, Spouses Honored at Country Cottage

Country Cottage assisted living in Corinth on Monday honored veterans and their spouses. Those who were honored are residents of Country Cottage. Kare-In-Home Hospice partnered with Country Cottage on the veterans recognition ceremony, which included plaques and  certificates for the veterans and U.S. flag pins for the spouses. There was ...
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Photos: Scenes on Veterans Day in Corinth

Take a look at these pictures and video taken on Veterans Day 2018 at the Corinth National Cemetery. (Photos/Video by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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World War I Ended 100 Years Ago

By Kelly Ann Holder U.S. Census Bureau The “War to End All Wars” came to an end on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. A year later on Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day, the precursor to ...
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VIDEO: Corinth Care Packages Sent to Veterans Overseas

On Veteran's Day, many people in Corinth are thinking about those who have stepped up to protect the nation's freedoms. Last week, volunteers shipped care packages from Corinth to troops in the Middle East. The troops say, "'What a joy it is to know that the people back home are ...
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VIDEOS: Angelic Voices in SoCo Saturday

Children from Theatre Journey in Corinth sang Christmas songs for shoppers Saturday in the SoCo District. Take a look at the clips below of each singer. (Videography by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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VIDEOS: Corinth Lions Club, Others Dedicate Trail Upgrades

Take a look at these videos of trail upgrades being dedicated Saturday morning at Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth. The trail was widened and resurfaced, security fencing was installed to separate the park from the road and parking was improved. The project was described as "ambitious" and service oriented since ...
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‘Eyewitnesses’ Will Testify Off-Duty Trooper Was ‘Intoxicated,’ ‘Aggressive,’ Lawyers Say

DA: Statements are 'speculative at this point' By Josh Mitchell Corrinth Today News Editor "Eyewitnesses" will testify that an off-duty trooper was “intoxicated” and “aggressive” when he was fatally shot over a month ago in Big Hatchie Bottom near the Tippah/Alcorn County line, according to the suspect's attorneys. Defense attorneys ...
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Capital Murder Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper Shooting Released From Jail

Preliminary Hearing Postponed as State Cites 'Fluid' Investigation By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper over a month ago was released from jail Friday afternoon, his attorneys said. Troy Anthony Eaton, 43, of Rienzi, ...
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Corinth Police: Convicted Felon Had Fully Loaded Handgun With 33 Rounds

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police arrested a convicted felon with a firearm after officials were notified that a driver was waving a gun at traffic while leaving a local business on Thursday afternoon, a news release states. Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop ...
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Corinth Man Gets 55 Years for Child Sexual Offenses

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor More than a half-century in prison was the sentence handed down Thursday in Alcorn County Circuit Court for a local man convicted on four counts of child sexual offenses. Bobbie Wade Butler, 38, was smiling and quietly laughing as Circuit Court Judge Paul ...
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‘Career Drug Offender’ Gets Life for Meth Trafficking

A McNairy County man with four prior drug trafficking convictions in Tennessee was sentenced to life in prison for methamphetamine trafficking on Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Michael Jay Harris, 46, of Finger, Tenn. faced a mandatory life sentence as a career drug offender, a news release states ...
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Unofficial ‘F’ Rating Given to Corinth High School, Overall District ‘C’

Childress: Grade Does Not Reflect District's 'True' Achievement By Dillon Mullan  For Corinth Today Corinth High School is receiving an unofficial "F" accountability rating from the state, and the district overall is getting a "C" after issues were disputed regarding how to measure the district, which operates under a unique ...
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Photo Gallery: Downtown Corinth Merchants Open Christmas Season

Take a look at these photos from the Christmas open house in downtown Corinth, including the SoCo District on Thursday. Merchants will also hold Christmas open houses Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m ...
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Walnut Woman Dies in Alcorn County Crash

A 25-year-old Walnut woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Alcorn County on Wednesday night, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Haley Wilbanks was apparently driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 72 when she collided head-on with an 18-wheeler, an MHP news release states. The 18-wheeler ...
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U.S. 72 West Crash Leaves Vehicle With Major Damage Wednesday Night

Extent of Injuries, Crash Cause Unclear By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A crash resulting in major damage to at least one vehicle occurred Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 72 West in the Union Center area. A wrecked SUV on the side of the highway next to the westbound lanes had severe ...
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Christmas in Corinth Kicks Off Thursday Downtown

Downtown Corinth, including the SoCo District, will have a Christmas open house Thursday from 5-7 p.m., as well as Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5p.m. Merchants will also have a Christmas window display unveiling Thursday evening from 5-7. Sneak peek below: ...
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Over 30 Shell Casings Found After Report of Gunshots, Corinth Police Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor More than 30 shell casings were found after a report of gunshots fired Sunday in Corinth, according to police. No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred around 11:20 p.m. at the corner of Horton Street and Martin Luther King Drive, police ...
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VIDEO: Troop Care Packages Shipped From Corinth to Middle East

Please take a moment to watch this video of care packages being shipped Wednesday morning from Corinth to troops in the Middle East. The volunteers hear back from the troops who say, "'What a joy it is to know that the people back home are really thinking about us.'" (Video ...
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Officials Release Name of Woman Airlifted After Wreck With MHP Trooper

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 20-year-old Booneville woman was airlifted to Tupelo after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash with a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, an MHP news release states. It appeared Savanna Sheppard “pulled into the path” of the highway patrol trooper and ...
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UPDATE: One Person Reportedly Airlifted After Crash With MHP Unit in Burnsville

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor UPDATE: Here is the latest information Corinth Today has received regarding a wreck involving a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle Tuesday night at around 5:30 p.m. in the Burnsville area. There were no fatalities in the wreck as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to ...
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UPDATE: One Person Reportedly Airlifted After Crash With MHP Unit in Burnsville

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor UPDATE: Here is the latest information Corinth Today has received regarding a wreck involving a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle Tuesday night at around 5:30 p.m. in the Burnsville area. There were no fatalities in the wreck as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to ...
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Dunn Makes Rienzi Library a Storybook Success

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Changes are underway at the Rienzi Library with a new head librarian. Rienzi Head Librarian Destiny Dunn said she loves the people of Rienzi and really enjoys the “very calm and peaceful” atmosphere. The people of Rienzi are “very loving,” Dunn said. It is easy to ...
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Shell Casings Found After Shots Fired Report at Corinth Park Sunday

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Corinth Police responded to a park on South Johns Street on Sunday afternoon after receiving a report of shots being fired, according to a police report. Police responded to the park at 1102 S. Johns St. at about 2:13 p.m. after it was reported that several ...
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