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Category Archives: Alcorn Living

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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After 32 Years of ‘No,’ Corinth Writer Gets to ‘Yes’

By M. Scott Morris For Corinth Today Thirty-one years of trying wasn’t quite enough for Patricia Bradley. “I do public speaking, and I talk to people about living your dreams and realizing your dreams,” she said. “Sometimes, I think, ‘What if I would’ve quit?’” It took a full 32 years of trying before she sold […]

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Corinth Girl to Compete for Little Miss Magnolia State Title

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Adlee Jae Jones of Corinth will compete in the Little Miss Magnolia State Pageant finals in Vicksburg this weekend. She is the daughter of Josh and Lauren Jones. Over 200 contestants between the ages of 0-11 will compete in the state finals for the title of Little Miss and Mr. Magnolia State. The children in […]

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Free Back-to-School Shopping Event Saturday in Kossuth

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A free shopping day for families to get ready for back to school will be held at the blue building in Kossuth on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. People are urged to be there at 7 a.m. if they want a good chance to get some of the […]

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Famous Eater Consumes 35 Slugburgers to Win Corinth Contest

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor About 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth on Saturday, the thunder rumbled like a hungry stomach. Then the rain poured down like a colossal belly-washer. But then the sky cleared, the sun came out and the professional eaters emerged to […]

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Photo Gallery: Kossuth Community Has Fun Supporting a Good Cause

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Fried green tomatoes, gospel music, a 5K race and games for children were just a few of the fun activities that took place at the Blue Building in Kossuth on Saturday morning. Take a look at the photos below. The event raised money for F.U.E.L., a local organization that provides families with school supplies, food […]

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