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Category Archives: Alcorn Living

Photo Gallery: CHS Homecoming Parade

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Take a look at more than 40 photos from the Corinth High School homecoming parade on Thursday in downtown.

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Steak Cooking Contest at Alcorn County Fair Draws 15 Teams

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The steak cooking contest Thursday night at the Alcorn County Fair was a success, organizers said. This was the first year for the event, which attracted 15 teams from the region, including Memphis, Savannah, Tenn., Corinth and other areas. Entries underwent blind judging, and winners received cash prizes and Hotty Totty […]

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Fair Canning Contest Preserves Traditions

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There is nothing like going to the cabinet in the middle of winter and pulling out a jar of fresh vegetables that were grown during the summer, said Sandy Mitchell, Alcorn County Fair official. Contestants in the canned goods contest dropped off their entries Thursday morning at the […]

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Public Invited to Enter Animals in Fair Pet Show Saturday

Members of the public are invited to enter their animals in the Alcorn County Fair Pet Show on Saturday. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Crossroads Arena conference room. The show starts at 3 p.m. The pet show will have four categories: Prettiest Pet, Best Personality, Best Dressed and Cutest Canine. There will […]

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Tickets Available to Meet Former NFL Player at Corinth Boys & Girls Club Benefit Saturday

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former NFL running back will be in Corinth on Saturday to support the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi. Jamal Lewis, who played for the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, will attend the benefit at Hillandale Golf Course. The public is invited for $20 a ticket, […]

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Good Weather in Forecast for Alcorn County Fair

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Excellent weather is in store for the Alcorn County Fair Thursday through Saturday, the forecast shows. On Thursday, which is the opening day of the fair, the weather is supposed to be mostly sunny with a high near 82 and a low around 62 at night. Friday is supposed to be sunny with a high […]

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ACHS Project Reminds Students They Are ‘Beautiful’

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Girls at Alcorn Central High School receive an important reminder every day. “You Are Beautiful.” Those words were painted over the girls’ bathroom mirrors by senior Lilian Turner, and she plans to put positive messages in the other three girls bathrooms as well. Amy Smith, a librarian and […]

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Photos: Life Tabernacle Honors Emergency Responders

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Corinth on Saturday held an appreciation meal for firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs and other responders who put their lives on the line for the community. “We just felt like honoring them for their service,” said Life Tabernacle Pastor Jonathan McGaughy. This is the second year the […]

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Corinth Man Races Cars for NFL Player

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth man and professional football player have a unique friendship. Shawn Ayers of Corinth drag races for Cox Racing, which is owned by Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. “We enjoy a lot of time together at the racetrack and off the racetrack, too,” Ayers […]

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Alcorn County Fair Schedule, Sept. 14-16

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The Alcorn County Fair will take place Sept. 14-16 on the Crossroads Arena grounds. Here is the schedule of events: Thursday, September 14, 2017: Admission $5 – 5 and under Free Baked Goods Registration – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon Canned Goods Registration – 9:00am – 12:00 noon Excel by 5 Youth Health Screening (Concourse) […]

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Corinth Hog Wild Festival Moved to Spring, Will Be ‘Rebranded’

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Staff reports The Corinth Hog Wild barbecue festival is being moved to the spring and will also see a number of other changes. The festival has been taking place for 26 years and normally occurs the first weekend in October. The event is being “rebranded, renamed and will shift the focus from a festival to […]

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Museum Photo Contest Deadline Monday

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Monday at 4 p.m. is the submission deadline for the Crossroads Museum’s photography contest. Photos may be submitted in person or mailed to Crossroads Museum, 221 N Fillmore St., Corinth, MS. 38834. Entries will not be accepted at the Alcorn County Fair. Click here for the application link. Photos must be submitted unframed and unmated as […]

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Music a Constant in ‘Peck’ Boggs’ Life

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By M. Scott Morris For Corinth Today CORINTH – On Thursday nights, musicians gather at 7 p.m. outside Alcorn County Courthouse for Pickin’ on the Square. Herman “Peck” Boggs isn’t there every week, but the 86-year-old appears regularly with the Hatchie Bottom Boys. On a recent Thursday, heavy rains drove the band and about 90 […]

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Local High School Student Crowned With State Title

Olivia Knight, a 16-year-old sophomore at Corinth High School, was recently crowned Miss Jr. Teen Mississippi United States 2017. Olivia entered the pageant, which was held in Tunica, in May. She won the fitness division and finished as the first runner-up to Alanha Dukes, Miss Jr. Teen Gulf Coast. Dukes, who is a sophomore from […]

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Shiloh to Host Free Concert Friday

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Shiloh National Military Park on Friday at 5:30 p.m. will present a free concert-in-the-park in commemoration of the National Park Service’s 101st anniversary. The show on the front lawn of the park’s Visitor Center celebrates the birth of the National Park Service in 1916, and will feature four artists, including two bands from last year’s […]

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Corinth Single Mom Motivates Children to Succeed

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth single mother who works full-time as a teacher is also a very involved parent who pushes her children to excel in school. While she raises three children on a teacher’s salary, the family has “never wanted for anything,” said Beverly Shanks. She thanks God every morning […]

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Tupelo Artist’s Work on Display This Month in Corinth

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A Tupelo artist has work on display at the Corinth Library and the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery this month. The opening reception for Karen D. Barclay’s exhibit will be Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the gallery, 609 N. Fillmore St. Barclay is retired from teaching art in the Tupelo school system. There are about 65 […]

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Corinth to Host Regional Genealogy Fair Aug. 18, 19

The Old Tishomingo County Genealogy Fair will be held Aug. 18 and 19 in Corinth. Each year, the three counties that made up Old Tishomingo County— Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo— take turns hosting the genealogy fair. People can bring family information to share and take part in free activities. There will be speakers, heritage society […]

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