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4-H Scholarship Soup Luncheon Is Today

The Alcorn County 4-H Advisory Council will hold a soup luncheon fundraiser today, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Jesse Clausel Memorial 4-H Scholarship Fund. It will be at the Alcorn County Extension Service Exhibit Hall, 2200 Levee Road in Corinth behind…

Horses Buck ‘Killer Barn,’ Get Fresh Life With New Owners

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor GLEN – Country music played from the barn as two horses stood by their new owners in Glen. “We hate to see a good horse go off to a killer barn,” said Brenda Freeno, who adopted the horses with her husband Robbin. Their…

Woman Rejoices After Missing Dog Is Found

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A woman is rejoicing because a dog that was missing was found today in Corinth. “I just want to thank everybody for their efforts,” said Teresa Turner. “It’s just a wonderful thing, and she’s safe. She’s with her owner.” The dog was listed as…

Help Needed Finding Missing Dog

A woman is asking Corinth residents to be on the lookout for a missing dog. The dog’s owner is a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam. The dog, Lexie, was last seen in the Polk Street area downtown. She is a medium-sized shepherd/bird dog mix. Lexie is tan and white with…

Local Woman Wins $5,000 in Effort to Enhance Handicap Access

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local woman won $5,000 in a drawing Tuesday night at Zaxby’s as part of an effort to enhance handicap accessibility at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth. Leadership Alcorn, which builds leadership skills for professionals, sponsored the fundraiser. The effort involved selling raffle…

Volunteer Drivers Help Fellow Veterans Through VA Ride Service

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor After serving the country through their military service, five local men continue to give back to the community by helping fellow veterans. They are volunteer drivers for a VA service that provides veterans with free rides from Alcorn County to the VA hospital…

Mrs. Mississippi, Tennessee Crowned Sunday in Corinth

By June Plaxco For Corinth Today The 2016 Mrs. Mississippi and Mrs. Tennessee were crowned Sunday at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center. The winners were Mrs. Tupelo Ashley Buse and Mrs. West Tennessee Dawn Williamson. First runner-up in Mrs. Mississippi was Mrs. Columbus Brittany Hopkins, and the second runner-up was…

Dog Missing After Wreck as Owner Recovers in ICU

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor For almost two weeks a man has been in the intensive care unit after a vehicle wreck in Corinth, and the dog that was with him in the car is still missing. The good news is that the man could be taken out…

Photo Gallery: Mrs. Mississippi Pageant Contestants

  The finals of the 2016 Mrs. Mississippi America Pageant and Mrs. Tennessee America Pageant will be Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center. (Please see the photo gallery below for pictures of the Mrs. Mississippi contestants.) During their stay in Corinth, the ladies were scheduled…

Couple Tours Country on Harley Davidson

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Rocky Mountains, Devils Tower and the Tail of the Dragon are just a few of the places Steve Wilburn and his wife have traveled on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. From Washington, D.C. to Wyoming, they have toured the country for about 15…

Photos: Alcorn County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

The annual 4-H public speaking contest was held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Alcorn County Extension Service. The public speaking contest allows youth ages 8-18 the opportunity to build self-confidence by learning at a young age how to speak to an audience. Youth ages 7 and under are allowed…

‘Hard Work Never Hurt Anybody,’ Retired City Department Head Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Billy Glover has been making money since he was 12 years old. His life took a major turn this week when he retired from the city of Corinth after 34 years and one day. Glover said his dad, who passed away a couple…

Black Poetry Crosses Generational, Cultural Gaps at Corinth Artist Guild

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Autry Davis does not just read a poem— he performs it. “I have to admit that I’m an entertainer, so I like performing,” said Davis, president of the Crossroads Poetry Project. By singing, raising his hand and changing his facial expressions, Davis brought…

Corinth Kiwanis Club Father-Daughter Ball Photos

The 5th Annual Corinth Kiwanis Club Father-Daughter Ball took place Saturday at the Crossroads Arena. Please see the photo gallery below of some of the well-dressed attendees. The event featured dancing, professional photography, limo rides and food.

Couples Paint Valentine’s Portraits of Their Loves

For Valentine’s Day couples painted portraits of each other at an event hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Corinth at smith. restaurant Friday. Look at what some of the local Rembrandts created:

Corinth World War II Veteran Says Monument Is ‘Wonderful’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor On a quiet Saturday afternoon in downtown Corinth, a World War II veteran remembered the Japanese bomb blasts. “They would bomb us at night,” said Leroy Worsham. “We’d hear them all the time.” Worsham, 97, visited the veterans monument by the Alcorn County…

‘Heartbreaking’ and Humorous Moments in Honduras for Corinth Woman

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A concrete floor does not sound like something to get excited about, but a Corinth woman said it was a big deal for two families in Honduras. “They were so grateful for a concrete floor because that means they didn’t have to sleep…

Wildlife Tasting Supper Brings Hundreds to Crossroads Arena

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Rattlesnake dressing, wild hog sausage rolls and duck with cheesy grits were just some of the delicacies at the 38th Annual Wildlife Tasting Supper at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth Tuesday night. “It’s just a really big community event,” said Sandy Coleman Mitchell,…

The entrepreneur: Biggersville man does what he wants to do

  By M. Scott Morris Corinth Today BIGGERSVILLE – Jay Baxter, 72, said his wife told him he had to quit sometime. “Monday to Friday, I don’t do nothing,” he said. “Saturday and Sunday, I do less.” Baxter said it with a smile, but he wasn’t exactly truthful. A few…