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Corinth Caterpillar Celebrates 35 Years, Unveils New Engine

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Thirty-five was an important number in Corinth on Tuesday for two reasons. It marked 35 years since Caterpillar Inc. started in Corinth with 11 employees. Now, there are more than 1,300 in Alcorn and Prentiss counties. The number 35 was also significant for another reason. The 3500 series […]

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Test Drives to Raise Money for ACHS Saturday

On Saturday, people can test drive vehicles to raise money for Alcorn Central High School. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ACHS gym. Long-Lewis Ford-Lincoln will bring vehicles to the school to test drive. Ford will donate $20 to Alcorn Central High School each time a person test drives […]

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Large-Scale Emergency Drill ‘Very Successful,’ EMS Director Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A large-scale emergency disaster drill involving many healthcare agencies took place Tuesday at an assisted living facility in Corinth. This was the first year for the joint exercise, which was held to ensure local agencies work together effectively during an emergency. The drill was “very successful,” and there […]

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Veteran, Devoted Volunteer Named Corinth Civitan’s Hometown Hero

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today  News Editor A man who has contributed much to the community was named the Corinth Civitan Club’s Hometown Hero on Wednesday. Rick Miller served in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy after graduating from Biggersville High School in 1967. Miller is currently a volunteer driver who takes local veterans to the […]

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Modern Woodmen Members Assemble Hygiene Bags

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Modern Woodmen of America members in Corinth recently came together to assemble over 300 hygiene bags. The project took place Tuesday at Church of the Crossroads in Corinth and benefited area schools and ministries. “We’re so happy to support our community in this way,” said Jonathan Marsh, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “Events like this […]

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Back Yard Burgers to Reopen in Corinth With New Owner

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Back Yard Burgers in Corinth will re-open under new ownership. The restaurant located in the Harper Square shopping center is expected to reopen sometime around the first of November, said building landlord Stacey Mitchell. The previous Back Yard Burgers at the location closed about a year ago. […]

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How Will Corinth Payday Lenders Be Impacted by New Rules?

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor New payday loan rules will require lenders to determine upfront whether a borrower has the ability to repay the debt. The new rules from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cover products such as auto title loans, payday loans and loans with balloon payments. “The CFPB’s new rule […]

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Caterpillar Fire Results in No Injuries

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor No one was injured in a fire at the main Caterpillar plant on Cardinal Drive in Corinth on Thursday morning, according to Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch. Welch said the fire involved a machine that shaves aluminum. The aluminum can get hot and contact the filters, he said. […]

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Hospital Foundation Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An estimated 160 women attended the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon at Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club on Friday in Corinth. The luncheon was sponsored by Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Foundation with help from a Susan G. Komen grant. The women were treated to a free lunch made by […]

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Class of 1942 Members Grateful for Friendship

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor As the three classmates from 1942 sat by each other in wheelchairs, one of them tried to remember the words to the old school song. “AAHS see our banner fly . . .,” sang Gladys Marie Suitor Scott, who was the valedictorian of the Alcorn Agricultural High School […]

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Photos: Princess Day Is a ‘Magical’ Experience

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Ginger’s sponsored a “magical” Princess Day for about 20 girls Saturday at First Baptist Church of Corinth. The girls modeled fashions from Ginger’s and heard Miss Jr. Teen Mississippi United States Olivia Knight of Corinth give an anti-bullying presentation. “We try to do positive things in the community that are beneficial to different age groups,” […]

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Corinth Jewelers Celebrates New Look, Expanded Merchandise at 10-Year Anniversary

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Corinth Jewelers recently held its grand re-opening to celebrate its new look and expanded merchandise. “We’re so proud of the store; we think it looks great,” said owner Trish Parks. “We’re proud and thankful that it’s grown to this level.” This was a good time for such a large project since […]

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Dealership Hoists New Flag With Help of Military Service

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today As motorists come over the hill on U.S. Highway 72 West in Corinth, they will see a large American flag blowing in the wind. The new U.S. flag on the 50-foot flagpole is at Crossroads Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and was recently dedicated with a military service, which was also attended by […]

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Making Good Money a Common Theme as Seniors Set Sights on Careers

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn Central High School senior Alaina McCalister toured the booths at a college and career fair on Tuesday with her friend and commented on why she thinks it is important to continue education after high school. “You can get a good job and make money for your family,” […]

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Corinth Salvation Army Seeks Families Who Need Angel Tree Gifts

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Salvation Army will soon accept applications from people who wish to receive Angel Tree gifts for children at Christmas. Children ages newborn to 12 receive gifts from the Angel Tree program. The Salvation Army is an emergency needs based organization. This means that families who receive […]

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Photo Gallery: Alcorn County Fair Pet Show

Take a look a these photos from the Alcorn County Fair Pet Show on Saturday at the Crossroads Arena.  The contest was sponsored by Alcorn County Circuit Clerk Joe Caldwell and Tanya Watson with Pampered Pet Care. The categories were Prettiest Pet, Best Personality, Best Dressed and Cutest Canine.

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Bella, Southern Style Supreme Champs at Alcorn County Fair

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Angus heifer called Bella and a Hereford bull named Southern Style took Supreme champion honors at the Alcorn County Fair Cattle Show on Saturday. There were about 195 head of cattle in this year’s show, and it was the largest to date for the Alcorn County Fair. […]

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Hight Completes Modern Woodmen Training

Aaron R. Hight of Corinth, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has completed a five‑day training program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill. The program focused on helping families plan for life and reach their financial goals with Modern Woodmen. Speakers also covered topics including technology, fraternalism, underwriting and a number of […]

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