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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).…

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…