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Alcorn County Officials Consider Applying for USDA Rural Broadband Grant

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County officials might apply for grant money to expand broadband Internet in rural areas. The deadline is May 14 to apply for the USDA Rural Development Community Connect funds. The Rural Utilities Service will hold webinars Thursday and April 10 to “provide detailed guidance…

New Service Connects Volunteers With Nonprofits in Northeast Mississippi

Residents who want to volunteer now have a convenient way to find out ways to lend a helping hand. CREATE Foundation and United Way of Northeast Mississippi have announced the launch of a partnership to form Volunteer Northeast Mississippi. It is an all-in-one volunteering resource for nonprofit organizations and for…

Photo of the Day: Easter Shopping at Corinth Supermarket

Emilee Little, an employee of Gardner’s Supermarket in Corinth, puts a tray of frosted cookies into her Easter basket Friday night. Little, 17, is a senior at Biggersville High School and recently started working for Gardner’s. The local supermarket, which is located on U.S. Highway 72 East in Corinth, has…

Almost 30 Guns to Be Awarded in Fire Department Raffle

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Nearly 30 guns will be awarded in an upcoming raffle to raise money for the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department. Raffle tickets can be purchased at CrossRoads Outdoor, 2036 Highway 72 E. Annex in Corinth, George’s Diner in Farmington or from a Farmington fireman. One raffle ticket…

Business Feature Friday: State Farm Agent Scott Sawyer Enjoys New Corinth Location

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth State Farm Agent Scott Sawyer said his agency’s move to the former Alliance offices has been great for clients and staff. Sawyer purchased the building at 810 Tate St., and he said it felt good to invest in Corinth, which he described…

Comcast Announces New ‘Super-Fast’ Internet Speed for Corinth

Staff reports Comcast announced Monday that it is launching a new, faster Internet service for Corinth residential and business customers. The new service will have speeds of up to 1 gigabit-per-second, which Comcast called “super fast.” Comcast said it will start delivering the faster speeds in late April through cable…

Photo of the Day: Roof Upgrades at E.S. Bishop Center

The E.S. Bishop Community Center on Washington Street in Corinth is receiving roof upgrades. Michael Leibenguth, left, and Travis Thomas with JimCo. of Corinth disassembled the scaffolding Saturday afternoon. The facility is home to the senior center and named in honor of the former Corinth mayor who died in 1996.

Martha’s Menu Corrects Issues, Remains Open After Inspection, Owner Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Problems that were found in a Tuesday health department inspection of Martha’s Menu in Corinth have been corrected, and the business is still open, the owner said Friday. Martha’s Menu, 702 Cruise St., in downtown Corinth received a “C” grade on its inspection…

Crossroads Building Supply Holds Open House in Corinth

Crossroads Building Supply in Corinth was bustling with activity Wednesday during an open house in which several vendors had their building products on display. Crossroads Building Supply, 2750 S. Harper Road, Corinth, specializes in residential and commercial building materials, such as roofing, siding, windows and accessories, said branch Manager Amba…

Photo of the Day: Tamale Trolley in Corinth

Debra Mays of Corinth waves from the trolley in the parking lot at the corner of East Shiloh Road and North Harper Road on Monday evening. The trolley is the location of D-Shy’s Tamales, which Mays and her husband, Frederick, own. The family business has been in operation for 10…

Comcast Plans ‘Major Technology Announcement’ for Corinth

Staff reports Comcast is planning a “major technology announcement for Corinth,” a company spokesman told Corinth Today. The Comcast spokesman, Alex Horwitz, could not provide any details at this time but said the announcement will occur this month. Comcast currently offers its full suite of X1 video, high-speed Internet, home…

Eaton Honored for Modern Woodmen Sales Achievement

Steven Eaton, of Corinth, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Cabinet. This distinction recognizes Eaton’s high achievement in the sales of financial products to meet families’ protection, savings and retirement needs. Eaton ranks among the organization’s top representatives nationwide. The local Modern…

Photos: Extreme Outdoor Opens Corinth Store

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The grand opening for Extreme Outdoor on U.S. Highway 72 West in Corinth was held Friday morning with many people attending to see the business’ quality lineup of Husqvarna and Bad Boy outdoor equipment. Many people were also interested to see what the…

Business Feature Friday: Corinthian Wholesale Furniture Has Comfortable Prices

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Customers pour into Corinthian Wholesale Furniture once they realize how great the prices are on high-quality furnishings for all rooms of a house, the manager said. Corinthian Wholesale Furniture offers very well-made products to the public at wholesale prices, said Manager Scotty Ethridge.…

Gilmore’s Immediately Addressed Inspection Issues, Owner Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Gilmore’s restaurant in Corinth immediately fixed issues that were raised in a Mississippi State Department of Health inspection last week, the owner said. Gilmore’s owner Carroll Little said the inspection issues were not due to any negligence on behalf of the restaurant staff.…

Average Paycheck in Alcorn County Flat From Prior Year

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Thirty of Mississippi’s 82 counties had a higher average weekly wage than Alcorn County in the third quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The third quarter average weekly wage in Alcorn County was $673, a decline of about $1…

Photo of the Day: White Trolley Cafe Gets Ready for Time Change

Customers at the White Trolley Cafe on U.S. Highway 72 East in Corinth check their “watches” on Saturday evening to get ready for Daylight Saving Time, which will occur at 2 a.m. Sunday. The White Trolley Cafe was established in Corinth in 1947 and is well known for its slugburgers.

Photos of the Day: Southgate Center Upgrades

Major improvements are underway at the Southgate shopping center on Cass Street in Corinth. Workers with Village Roofing on Friday were installing an energy-efficient roof over Belk and the new Sears Hometown Store. This upgrade is reportedly the start of a complete overhaul of the shopping center, which is owned…

Business Feature Friday: Anderson Tractor Co. Drives Home Quality for 70 Years

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Joe Anderson knows a lot about tractors, lawnmowers and farm implements. The owner of Anderson Tractor Company in Bolivar, Tenn. has been in the machinery business 45 years and still goes to work every day. Motorists come across a sea of orange as…

Photo of the Day: Nice Morning at smith.

Three employees of smith. restaurant on Fillmore Street in downtown Corinth enjoyed a nice morning Thursday and talked about how much they like working for the establishment. From left are Jonathan Brown, Michael Sherer and Jerome Edgeston.

Business Feature Friday: Tricia’s Design Gallery — Style, Comfort, Quality

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor  Tricia Kuykendall learned the meaning of quality workmanship at a young age. Kuykendall, owner of Tricia’s Design Gallery, 2017 E. Shiloh Road, Corinth, explained that her dad was a local carpenter who helped build houses in the community. She still talks to people…

Walmart Raises Age to Buy Guns After Florida School Shooting

Staff reports In the wake of the Florida school shooting that occurred Feb. 14, Walmart has released a statement saying it will raise the age to buy guns and ammunition to 21. “In light of recent events, we’ve taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales,” the Walmart…

ALDI Revises Planned Opening Schedule for Corinth Store

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor ALDI officials have now set a goal to open a grocery store in Corinth this summer in the Harper Square shopping center. The planned opening schedule for the ALDI in Corinth has evolved as the project has moved forward. ALDI, which describes itself…

Kimberly-Clark Tax Credit Bill Passes Wisconsin Assembly in Effort to Save Jobs

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor While the fate of the Kimberly-Clark plant in Corinth remains uncertain, the Wisconsin State Assembly last week passed a tax incentive bill in an effort to save jobs in that state. The Wisconsin legislation would make two Kimberly-Clark facilities proposed for closure eligible…

Corinth Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘An Evening in Old Vienna’ March 3

Staff reports The Corinth Symphony Orchestra will present “An Evening in Old Vienna” on Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Coliseum Civic Center at 404 Taylor St. in Corinth. The coliseum’s lobby will be converted into a Viennese Cafe, and famous Viennese Coffee will be served along with…

Mississippi Real Estate Investors Plead Guilty in Bid Rigging Conspiracy

Staff reports Two Mississippi real estate investors pleaded guilty Thursday for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. “Shannon and Jason Boykin are the first two defendants to plead guilty in the Antitrust Division’s active, ongoing investigation…

Photos: MS Care Center Valentine’s Party

MS Care Center of Alcorn County residents enjoyed their Valentine’s Day party on Wednesday in Corinth. Staff members served refreshments to the residents, who also enjoyed music and conversation in the decorated atmosphere. There was even a Valentine’s Day king and queen crowned.  

Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee Looking Forward to Corinth Show Friday

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Famous country music performers Johnny Lee and Mickey Gilley will perform at the Corinth Coliseum on Friday at 7 p.m. Both performers took a few minutes to answer some questions from Corinth Today. Gilley said people should enjoy the show because, “It’s a variety in country…

Rural Broadband Money Announced, Alcorn County Eligible

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Numerous locations in Alcorn County are eligible for recently announced federal funding to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. The Connect America Fund Phase II aims to help people on the wrong side of the “digital divide,” Federal Communication Commission officials said. Nearly…

Another Kimberly-Clark Plant Proposed for Closure — This One in California

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Kimberly-Clark has announced the proposed closure of another manufacturing facility as part of its Global Restructuring Program, but there is still no information on whether the Corinth plant will be impacted. Kimberly-Clark announced Thursday its proposal to close its Fullerton, Calif. manufacturing facility,…

Kimberly-Clark Restructuring: Wisconsin Gov. Fights to Keep Plants Open

Staff reports While the future of Kimberly-Clark in Corinth remains unclear, the governor of Wisconsin this week called for additional tax credits to keep two of the company’s plants in his state open. As part of a Global Restructuring Program, Kimberly-Clark plans to reduce its global workforce by up to…

Investigation Sought for Alleged ‘Fake’ Payday Lending Comments

Staff reports A member of Congress has requested an investigation into alleged fake public comments in connection with a new rule that puts more restrictions on the payday lending industry. Numerous comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in opposition to the payday lending rule “appear to be fake,…

Dow Plunges 1,175 Points in Worst Day for Stocks Since 2011

By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market’s gains from the start of this year and…