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Corinth Today Readers Win Gift Certificates to Celebrate 5,000 Facebook Likes

Two Corinth Today readers were recently selected in a drawing for gift certificates to local businesses. The gift certificates were from Corinth Today advertisers Vitality Health Foods, 1904 E. Shiloh Road, and Zaxby’s, 1601 Highway 72 E. The prizes were awarded after Corinth Today reached the milestone of hitting 5,000…

Photos: Community Shows Strong Support for KES Auditorium

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The love that the community has for the 80-year-old Kossuth Elementary Auditorium was clearly shown Saturday by a large fundraiser turnout. (Please see photo gallery at end of story.) Anthia Follin-King, who organized the event, said the large number of people who showed…

Students Have Fun Learning About Weather at Corinth Elementary

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today Raindrops fell from the ceiling at Corinth Elementary on Friday, but it was not due to roof problems. A lightning bolt crashed into the hallway, snowflakes dropped to the floor and a black cloud floated toward a classroom. But in the distance there was a…

Photo Gallery: Corinth Bridal & Event Show at Franklin Courtyard

See the photo gallery below from The Corinth Bridal & Event Show on Sunday at The Franklin Courtyard. The event featured a fashion show with models wearing clothes and jewelry from area boutiques and retailers. Fashions from Corinth Jewelers, t. feazell, Sparkle, Belk, Ginger’s and Kay’s Kreations were modeled. The…

Photo Gallery: Corinth Green Market

The 8th annual Corinth Green Market at the Crossroads Museum kicked off on Saturday. The other dates for the Green Market this season are May 7, June 4, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and Nov. 19. There was also a chili cookoff on Saturday. Take a look at the photo gallery…

Corinth Bridal & Event Show Is Sunday

The Corinth Bridal & Event Show will be Sunday, April 3 from 2-5 p.m. at Franklin Courtyard downtown. Dozens of event specialists will be on display, and there will be live music by the Magnolia Trio. The show will feature catering samples, hair and makeup demos, lighting and stage professionals,…

‘Lucky’ Fire Chief Is Grateful That He Was Able to Serve Community

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Retiring Corinth Fire Chief Billy “Lucky” Briggs III grew up working on a farm in Alcorn County. His kitchen now sits on what used to be the cow pasture. “I started driving a tractor when I was 10 years old,” said Briggs. But…

Former Biggersville Champion Headed to Final Four With Sooners

By John L. Pitts Corinth Today  A long and winding road has taken Alcorn County’s Scott Thompson from Biggersville to this weekend’s Final Four. Thompson, video coordinator and radio analyst for the Oklahoma Sooners, is quick to point out that “this is less about me and more about all the…

Teen Facing Health Challenges Wants to Grant Wishes, and You Can Help

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth teen who has dealt with many health challenges wants to help others, his mom said. That’s why 16-year-old Bryce Bearden wants to raise at least $5,000 to grant someone else a wish through Make-A-Wish Mid-South. A fundraiser will be held June…

Dance Academy Brings Home Awards from Memphis

Turning Pointe Dance Academy, which is the home of the Corinth Ballet, recently brought home awards from the BravO! National Dance Competition in Memphis at the Cook Convention Center. The group won awards ranging from high gold to platinum and several overall all wins.  

Large Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday at Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth

A “huge” Easter egg hunt will take place at Crossroads Regional Park on Saturday. Free pictures with the Easter Bunny start at 11 a.m., and the egg hunt starts at noon. There will be four categories for the egg hunt— special needs, 0-3, 4-6 and 7-10. This will be the 12th year…

Photo Gallery: Corinth Black Rodeo at Crossroads Arena

Many people turned out for the first Corinth Black Rodeo on Saturday night at the Crossroads Arena. Check out this photo gallery of some of the attendees, cowboys and cowgirls.    

Photo Gallery: Easter Bunny Visits American Legion

Photos by Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Easter Bunny paid a visit to American Legion Post 6 in Corinth on Saturday morning. Everyone from babies to veterans enjoyed visiting with the Easter Bunny. The event also featured a pancake and sausage breakfast. It was sponsored by the Perry…

Corinth Black Rodeo is Saturday at Crossroads Arena

The first Corinth Open Black Rodeo will take place Saturday, March 19, at the Crossroads Arena, 2800 S. Harper Road, Corinth. It starts at 7:30 p.m., and the event will also feature live performances by Jwonn and Big Yayo with guest DJ Rick Don’t Go Mason. Tickets can be purchased…

Molly Warren Crowned Miss Corinth 2016

By June Plaxco For Corinth Today The Miss Corinth Pageant took place Sunday at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center. Molly Warren was crowned Miss Corinth. Contestants ranged in age from 13 months to 20 years old. Other winners were: Wee Miss Ava Claire Marcinek; Tiny Miss Ella Danielle Swindle; Petite…

Corinth American Legion to Host Pancakes With the Easter Bunny Saturday

Corinth American Legion Post 6 will host a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 19. It is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the address is 511 S. Tate St. Children can have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $6 and $4…

Crossroads Poetry Project Holds Eighth Annual Writing Contest

By June Plaxco For Corinth Today This is the eighth year that the Crossroads Poetry Project has sponsored a poetry writing contest open to all students in Corinth and Alcorn County. It is too late to enter this year’s contest, but it’s never too late to enjoy poetry thanks to…

Alcorn County 4-H Youth Excel in Contests

The annual 4-H Cloverleaf Exhibit Contest and the 4-H Visual Presentation Contest were both held Saturday, March 5, at the Alcorn County Extension office. In the Coverleaf Exhibit Contest, 4-H members, ages 8-9, exhibit information about their 4-H project and are interviewed by the judges. Youth ages 7 and under…

Civil War Relics Show Saturday, Sunday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Civil War relics will be on display Saturday and Sunday at the Crossroads Arena Convention Center in Corinth. “It will all be authentic stuff from the Civil War,” said Buddy Ellis, who is in charge of the show. There will be 28 dealers…

Bluegrass Concert Saturday in Corinth to Benefit Relay for Life

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Six bluegrass bands will take the stage this Saturday at the American Legion in Corinth, and all proceeds go to Alcorn County Relay for Life. This is the 10th year pancreatic cancer survivor Lanell Coln of Corinth has put on the event, and…

Boy Scouts Learn About Police Work

Corinth Police Officer Lane Fowler visited with members of Boy Scout Troop 27 from First Presbyterian Church. The troop took a tour of the police department Tuesday. Fowler, who is the middle school D.A.R.E officer, said he enjoys interacting with the children.

Photo Gallery: Jesse Clausel Memorial 4-H Scholarship Soup Luncheon

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Jesse Clausel was happy when he was helping others, his wife said. While Jesse has passed away, his generous spirit lives on through the Jesse Clausel Memorial Scholarship 4-H Soup Luncheon, which took place today, March 4. (Please see the photo gallery below).…