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Several Events Going on in Corinth This Weekend

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There’s a lot going on around Corinth this weekend. Here is a rundown of some events. Run/Walk The nonprofit Oasis Medical Center will sponsor a 3k walk/5k “fun run for life” on Saturday at Crossroads Regional Park on South Parkway in Corinth. Registration…

Community Cleanup Event Is Saturday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor If you want to help make the Corinth area more beautiful, you can take part in a community cleanup event on Saturday. Those who want to help pick up litter in certain areas should meet at the city street department, 110 W. Shiloh…

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Goes Until 7 p.m. Friday at Legion

Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth American Legion Auxiliary will be serving spaghetti until 7 p.m. Friday at the Legion, 511 S. Tate St. The cost is $5 and includes a salad, garlic roll and tea. Homemade peach cobbler is $1 extra. Proceeds go to Auxiliary programs and future…

Photos: Corinth Civitan Club Membership Drive at Pizza Grocery

Photos by Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Civitan Club held a membership drive at Pizza Grocery on Thursday night. Please see the photo gallery below of some of the people who attended. Civitan International helps people with developmental disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome. Local Civitans also…

Alcorn County Painter Awarded by Legion Auxiliary for Showing Patriotism

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn man wearing a Hank Williams III shirt talked about why he loves America so much and how he shows his respect for the country through painting. He has used the fence around his property as a canvas to paint many different…

Alcorn County Fisherman Nets Litter

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Tom Vinson of Alcorn County was just killing some time casting a line in the Hurricane Creek Watershed Tuesday. He has been fishing that body of water for almost 20 years and said there is a good variety of fish. Bass, bluegill, crappie…

The Rubel House Is Getting a Touchup

Ray Floyd with Gardner Painting Contractors of Booneville pressure washes the Rubel House on Monday so the trim can be painted. First Baptist Church of Corinth owns the building, which was built in 1904, and uses it for youth programs. It is located at the corner of Jackson and Main…

Well-Known Gardening Expert Speaks at Verandah-Curlee House

Story and photos by Abby Vanderford  For Corinth Today Saturday, April 15, the Verandah-Curlee House was open for a Home & Garden Show. The show included a passalong plant sale, guided tours of the Verandah-Curlee House, a silent auction and a vintage carnival. Garden specialist Felder Rushing spoke on passalong plants…

Photos: Vintage Carnival at Verandah-Curlee House

See the photos below from the Vintage Carnival that was held at the Verandah-Curlee House on Saturday in Corinth. The free carnival was just one of many events that took place at the historic home on Jackson Street. .

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.