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Report: Tish County Had Third Highest Overdose Death Rate in State

Tishomingo County had the third highest overdose death rate in the state for the period from 2011-2017, a Mississippi State Department of Health report says. Alcorn and Tishomingo counties were identified as overdose death “hotspots” in the report. Alcorn County had 40 overdose deaths between 2011 and 2017 at a rate ...
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Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Arrests

Three Corinth residents were arrested early Thursday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The suspects — Justin Wade Mills, 28; Kimberly Dawn Luker, 24; and Joseph Lynn Bowden, 32 — were arrested after a traffic stop at the U.S. Highway 45 ...
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Federal Grants to Support Rural Healthcare

About $6.4 Million Available for Improved Patient Care A new funding opportunity is available for up to 32 public or nonprofit healthcare providers in rural areas. The goal of the federal program is to improve patient care in rural communities. About $6.4 million is expected to be invested in the ...
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Corinth Payless Going Out of Business

All Payless ShoeSource stores nationwide are closing. A large “Store Closing” sign is posted on the front of the Corinth Payless store on U.S. Highway 72 East in the East Town shopping center. Several signs on the front of the Corinth store say, “Everything on Sale.” A notice on the ...
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Rural Women Healthcare Funding to be Announced Soon

A recent study said about 50 percent of U.S. counties lacked a single OB-GYN. But Corinth and Alcorn County have a number of OB-GYNs, according to Magnolia Regional Health Center spokesman Ben Tucker. More than 10 million women lived in those counties lacking an OB-GYN, according to the study by ...
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Advanced Degrees on Rise in U.S.

The number of U.S. residents with master's or doctoral degrees has risen significantly in the past two decades, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 2000, the number of people age 25 and over whose highest degree was a master’s has doubled to 21 million. The ...
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Glidewell Running for Alcorn County Circuit Clerk

Jeremy Glidewell of Corinth is running for Alcorn County circuit clerk as an independent candidate. Glidewell has one opponent in the race so far — Crystal Starling, who is also running as an independent. Glidewell, who does construction work for a living, is a graduate of Kossuth High School and ...
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Plaza Lanes Bowling Center in Corinth for Sale

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Plaza Lanes bowling center on East Shiloh Road in Corinth is for sale, said owner David Curry. Curry has owned Plaza Lanes for 40 years, and prior to that worked there for 13. That means he has worked at the bowling center a ...
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Biggersville School Volunteer Honored With Fire Department Service Award

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A longtime Biggersville school volunteer was honored at the basketball game Tuesday night. Rachel Stafford has been volunteering in the concession stand at Biggersville sporting events since 1980 — almost 40 years. “I just love the school,” said Stafford. She was presented with the Bagwell Service ...
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Corinth Man Indicted on Meth Trafficking Charge

A 29-year-old Corinth man has been indicted on a methamphetamine trafficking charge in Alcorn County. The suspect, Jonathan Andrew Lambert, was also indicted by the grand jury for allegedly possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He allegedly possessed a 9 millimeter gun last year. He was convicted of possession ...
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Corinth Anesthesiologists Release Statement

Magnolia Anesthesiology Associates has released a statement in regard to anesthesia provider changes taking place at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.  Official Statement from Magnolia Anesthesiology Associates: It has been our honor and privilege to provide anesthesia care for the citizens of Corinth and the surrounding communities for over ...
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Corinth Hospital CEO Provides More Info on Anesthesia Provider Changes

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Magnolia Regional Health Center CEO Ronny Humes has provided an additional statement in regard to anesthesia provider changes at the Corinth hospital. Last week, Humes released a statement that said, in part, “The four providers at Magnolia Anesthesiology Associates, including Dr. Lane Armstrong, Dr. James Jacque, ...
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Corinth Police Make Meth Arrests

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Police Department has made a number of methamphetamine arrests recently. A 30-year-old Corinth woman has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, police say. The suspect, Heather Whitehurst, was arrested last week in connection with a prior a ...
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Feds Announce Plan to Create Opioid Recovery Housing

A plan to create housing for people overcoming opioid addiction in rural communities was announced last week by federal agencies. Nonprofit organizations can purchase homes from USDA and convert them to transitional housing for people recovering from opioid addiction. Corinth Today has not heard of any plan to bring such ...
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Voyles Seeks Re-Election as District 2 Alcorn County Supervisor

District 2 Alcorn County Supervisor James Voyles released the below statement in regard to his re-election campaign: Why I am seeking re-election: •God has given me the passion to serve our communities and represent our great county. • I will continue to get up every day and work to make ...
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Photos: Rainy Sunday in Corinth

These pictures were taken Sunday in Corinth on a rainy morning. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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Corinth Hospital Changing Anesthesia Providers

Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth is changing anesthesia providers. The providers at Magnolia Anesthesiology Associates are leaving the hospital, and the hospital has contracted with Memphis-based LifeLinc Anesthesia. “The four providers at Magnolia Anesthesiology Associates, including Dr. Lane Armstrong, Dr. James Jacque, Dr. Tina Jobe, and Dr. Angel Rodriguez, ...
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Coln Running for District 2 Alcorn County Supervisor

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Democrat Ralph Coln of Glen is running for District 2 Alcorn County supervisor. He has one opponent in the race so far — incumbent Supervisor James Voyles, who is running as an independent. Coln served about four months as District 2 supervisor in ...
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Photo Gallery: Whitfield Nursing Home Valentine’s Day

Whitfield Nursing Home residents in Corinth enjoyed a Valentine's Day party Thursday. Administrator Jennie Whitfield even brought her dog, Cleo, by to visit the residents. Check out the photo gallery below. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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Photos: Valentine’s Day at MS Care Center

MS Care Center of Alcorn County held a Valentine's Day party for its residents Thursday. Take a look at the pictures below. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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Photo Gallery: Valentine’s Day at Country Cottage

Country Cottage in Corinth held a Valentine's Day party for its residents Thursday. Check out these photos, including the Valentine's Day king and queen. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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Corinth Symphony to Perform March 2

The Corinth Symphony Orchestra's spring concert will be held March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center, 404 Taylor St. The concert will feature a professional orchestra of approximately 40 musicians from the Mid-South area. There will also be a trio of tenor soloists, high school brass ...
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Old Corinth Library Books Available for Free or Small Donation

Are you looking for some used books? The Corinth Library is weeding out hundreds of adult fiction books from its shelves. The books are free to the public, or people can make a voluntary donation to the library. Corinth Head Librarian Cody Daniel said weeding out older books is a ...
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Part 11: Country Roads of Alcorn County — Jacinto

Take a look at these pictures from Jacinto in Part 11 of Corinth Today's series "The Country Roads of Alcorn County." (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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Biggersville Fire Department to Honor Those Who Serve

A new award program to recognize people in the Biggersville community who have a heart for service has been announced by Biggersville Fire & Rescue. The award is named after Biggersville’s first fire chief, Bill Bagwell, who served from 1980 until 1991. The Bagwell Service Award will honor those in ...
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‘Trial by Jury’ Musical Opens at Northeast Thursday

"Trial by Jury," the spring musical production from Northeast Mississippi Community College’s division of fine arts, opens on the Hines Hall Auditorium stage Thursday at 7 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. A jury and the public hear the case of ...
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Counseling Can Help Prevent Pregnancy-Related Depression

Women at increased risk of pregnancy-related depression should be referred to counseling, a panel of national experts has recommended. The recommendation was handed down Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Perinatal depression is one of the more common complications of pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects as ...
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E-Cig Use Rises Among High School Students

Tobacco use by U.S. youth is on the rise, and the increase is driven by e-cigarettes, officials say. More than one in four high school students in 2018 had used a tobacco product in the past 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-cigarette use by ...
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Part 10: Country Roads of Alcorn County — Gift Bottom, Tuscumbia

Check out these photos from Gift Bottom and Tuscumbia in Part 10 of Corinth Today's Series "The Country Roads of Alcorn County." (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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Part 9: Country Roads of Alcorn County — Rienzi

Take a look at these pictures from Rienzi in Part 9 of Corinth Today's series "The Country Roads of Alcorn County." (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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