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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Involving Marshall County Dollar General Settled for $70,000

Staff reports A Dollar General subsidiary will pay $70,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged the manager of a Red Banks store in Marshall County subjected a female associate to sexual harassment. The lawsuit alleged that the manager of a Dollar General store in Red Banks “subjected a female sales…

KHS Students Enter Industry Big Leagues

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Friday was an exciting day at Kossuth High School as three students signed agreements to work for Caterpillar Inc. in Corinth. Twenty-two Corinth and Alcorn County high school students will take part in an economic development program that helps youth follow career pathways.…

Business Feature Friday: Crossroads Insurance Services — Generations of Knowledge

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Mother-daughter team Ginger Dillinger and Meredith King each bring valuable perspectives and expertise to the insurance business. As co-owners of Crossroads Insurance Services, 2045 E. Shiloh Road, Corinth, they are licensed agents in Mississippi and Tennessee. They are also independent agents, which means…

Corinth Civitans Award Five College Scholarships

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Civitan Club on Wednesday awarded five college scholarships of $750 apiece to local high school seniors. Civitan President Lesley Raines said the club is “proud” of the youth and is “honored” to provide the scholarships. Named in honor of famous pilot…

Vinyl Siding Showroom in Corinth Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A 53-foot mobile showroom with many Mastic vinyl siding products on display for the public will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (May 14) in the back lot of CrossRoads Building Supply, 2750 S. Harper Road, Corinth. Free lunch, including hotdogs and hamburgers, will also be provided,…

Photos: Civitan Steak Sale Supports Local Youth

There is still time to get a steak dinner from the Corinth Civitan Club on Saturday. The $12 steak dinners will be sold until 6 p.m. in front of Gardner’s Supermarket on U.S. Highway 72 East. The proceeds support college scholarships and Christmas presents for local youth, said Club President…

Civitan Steak Sale Underway at Gardner's

The Corinth Civitan Club is holding its annual steak sale on Saturday (May 12) in front of Gardner’s Supermarket on U.S. Highway 72 East. This is the Civitan Club’s largest fundraiser of the year, and it supports college scholarships for students from all four local high schools. It also goes…

Hospital to 'Improve Operations' in Wake of Bond Rating Downgrade

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth plans to “improve hospital operations,” and “there is no indication” the 200-bed healthcare facility will default on its bonds, officials said Thursday. The hospital’s bond rating was recently downgraded to “speculative” and “subject to substantial credit risk”…

Corinth Hospital Hit With Bond Rating Downgrade, 'Outlook Negative'

Staff reports Magnolia Regional Health Center’s revenue bond rating was recently downgraded, and the outlook “remains negative.” Moody’s, a global credit rating agency, recently downgraded the Corinth hospital’s revenue bonds from Baa3 to Ba3, impacting more than $75 million in debt. The hospital’s bonds are now in a rating category…

Brose Family Leaving Auto Business, Sells Dealership

By Dennis Seid For Corinth Today Brose Auto Group, which was founded 41 years ago and has spent the past 37 years in Corinth, is getting out of the car business. Grant Brose, the president of Brose Auto Group Inc., said in an email Thursday that the family owned dealership…

Corinth Gas Department Wins Award for Excellence

The Corinth Gas & Water Department was one of 19 natural gas systems in the nation to earn the American Public Gas Association’s System Operational Achievement Recognition. The Corinth system was recognized for excellence in natural gas distribution. It demonstrated excellence in worker safety, workforce development, system integrity and system…

University Hyundai in Tuscumbia Supports Police Officer's Wife

University Hyundai of Tuscumbia, Ala. on Wednesday made a donation to support Russellville, Ala. Police Department Sgt. Dustin Lovelady and his wife, Jenny, who is battling cancer. The police department will host a co-ed softball tournament May 11-12 to support the family’s medical expenses and travel costs to Texas, where…

E-Cigarette Liquids Resemble Children's Products, FDA Warns

Staff reports Warning letters have been sent to 13 companies about e-cigarette liquids packaged to resemble children-friendly products such as juice boxes, candy and cookies, accoriding to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. “It is easy to see how a child could confuse these e-liquid products for something they believe…

Photos: Totally Awesome '80s Party at MS Care Center

Take a look at these photos from the totally awesome ’80s party on Friday at MS Care Center of Alcorn County. Residents and staff enjoyed 80’s music and wore fashions of the exciting era as they enjoyed refreshments amid decorations that included My Little Pony, Pac-Man and neon sunglasses.  

Toyota Mississippi Adding 400 Jobs

By Dennis Seid For Corinth Today BLUE SPRINGS – Gray skies and rain didn’t dampen spirits at Toyota Mississippi today, as the automaker announced another 400 team members would be added in the coming months as the plant 50 miles from Corinth prepares to build the next-generation Corolla. In addition,…

Detectives Respond to Donald's Donuts

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Corinth Police detectives were at Donald’s Donuts on U.S. Highway 72 East in Corinth on Thursday morning. Police barricaded the front of the building with yellow tape. Authorities left the scene and removed the yellow tape at around 10:30 a.m. Several readers contacted Corinth Today asking…

New Webpage Shares Rural Prosperity Tips

A new interactive webpage to identify best practices for building rural prosperity was unveiled Wednesday by USDA Rural Development. “Rural communities need forward-thinking strategies to build strong, resilient futures,” said Anne Hazlett with USDA Rural Development. “USDA’s Rural Development Innovation Center is focused on identifying unique opportunities, pioneering new, creative solutions…

Cornerstone Rehab Operator Filing for Bankruptcy

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The company that operates a 95-bed nursing center in Corinth is filing for bankruptcy. Orianna Health Systems, which operates Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Alcorn Drive in Corinth, recently announced that it has voluntarily initiated “Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases to implement a comprehensive…

‘Rewarding’ Careers at Country Cottage

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Dawn Owens knew from a young age that helping senior citizens was her calling in life. Owens, who is the managing director of Country Cottage assisted living in Corinth, has always had a soft spot for senior citizens. When she was a small…

'Rewarding' Careers at Country Cottage

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Dawn Owens knew from a young age that helping senior citizens was her calling in life. Owens, who is the managing director of Country Cottage assisted living in Corinth, has always had a soft spot for senior citizens. When she was a small…

Photo of the Day: ACE Power Honors Electrical Line Workers

The Alcorn Electric Power Association is honoring their linemen and other employees during National Lineman Appreciation Day, which is officially recognized Wednesday. A banner honoring the linemen was set up in front of ACE’s headquarters on South Tate Street. The special day recognizes male and female electrical line workers across…

Voyles Seeks Info on Rural Broadband Expansion

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Supervisor James Voyles on Tuesday participated in a national webinar to learn more about USDA grant money to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. Voyles watched the USDA Rural Development webinar from a computer at the Alcorn County Supervisors Office on…

High-Speed Internet Needed for ‘Rural Prosperity,’ USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

High-Speed Internet Needed for 'Rural Prosperity,' USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

Elected Officials Miss Broadband Grant Workshop, But Have Another Chance

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Three Alcorn County elected officials said Friday they did not take part in an online seminar about how to apply for USDA Rural Development grant money to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. Alcorn County supervisors James Voyles and Lowell Hinton said they…

Arena’s 2017 Financial Outcome Unknown

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Did the Crossroads Arena in Corinth make a profit or lose money in 2017? The answer to that question remained unclear this week. Discussion was still needed with accountants on how to report a few items in the audit, General Manager Tammy Genovese…

Arena's 2017 Financial Outcome Unknown

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Did the Crossroads Arena in Corinth make a profit or lose money in 2017? The answer to that question remained unclear this week. Discussion was still needed with accountants on how to report a few items in the audit, General Manager Tammy Genovese…

Corinth Chargers Players, Cheerleaders Receive Rings, Trophies for Great Season

The Corinth Chargers youth football league held its awards banquet for the 2017 season on Thursday night at Crosswind Ministry. The football players and cheerleaders received certificates, rings and trophies for a successful season. The 7-8-year-old team won the Super Bowl, and the 9-10 and 11-12-year-old teams were runner up.…

Corinth Woman Allegedly Embezzled from Pet Store

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 29-year-old Corinth woman has been charged with felony embezzlement, police said. Approximately $1,200 was allegedly taken from a local pet store, said Detective Capt. Dell Green. Lindsey Crabb of County Road 716 was questioned by authorities and arrested this week, Green added.…

Martha's Menu Receives Improved Grade in Reinspection

By Josh Mitchell Corimth Today News Editor Martha’s Menu restaurant in downtown Corinth received an improved grade in a reinspection by the state department of health Tuesday. All of the issues that were identified in a March 20 inspection have been corrected, according to the reinspection report. The restaurant, which…

Martha’s Menu Receives Improved Grade in Reinspection

By Josh Mitchell Corimth Today News Editor Martha’s Menu restaurant in downtown Corinth received an improved grade in a reinspection by the state department of health Tuesday. All of the issues that were identified in a March 20 inspection have been corrected, according to the reinspection report. The restaurant, which…

Woman Charged With Credit Card Fraud, Corinth Police Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police say a Tennessee woman was charged with felony credit card fraud after about $1,900 worth of purchases were allegedly made on a card that had been reported stolen months before. Nicole Bildhauser, 32, of Morris Chapel, Tenn. was charged with the…