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Opinion: Alcorn County is Beautiful

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County is a beautiful place. I have the evidence to prove it. For the past couple of weeks Corinth Today has embarked on a photography project called “The Country Roads of Alcorn County.” I have traveled many county roads during this project,…

Opinion: Poverty, Loss and Blessings

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor I have always been a believer that I have much more in life to be grateful for than not. The facts that I walk, talk, see, smell, taste, hear and think are in themselves blessings when I think about everything I get to…

Was a Shooting Suspect at-Large While Children Were Trick-or-Treating in Corinth?

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Was a shooting suspect on the loose in Corinth while children were trick-or-treating Wednesday? If there was a shooting suspect at-large, was the community informed of this prior to taking their little ones trick-or-treating Wednesday night? Corinth Today went to the police department Wednesday afternoon to…

Editorial: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Corinth Today Editorial Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of freedom and equality. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was a “great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves . . .,” Dr. King said in his “I Have a Dream . . .” speech in…

Commentary: Crying on Christmas Eve

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It had been a good while since I cried. But a few tears came to my eyes this Christmas Eve. I was not sad, but I was flooded with emotion. But I did not let my tears spill out. Only a few tears…

Opinion: Mental Health Director Job Should Be Advertised

Corinth Today Editorial There are concerns about the current executive director situation at Region IV Mental Health Services based in Corinth. The taxpayer-funded agency, which provides substance abuse and mental health services to five counties, is currently without an executive director. The Region IV board recently appointed Jason Ramey of…

Opinion: Are African Americans Missing From the Alcorn County Housing Market?

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today News Editor Government data suggests that there is a much lower percentage of blacks buying homes in Alcorn County than whites. In 2015, there were 149 home loans approved for whites in Alcorn County compared to just five for blacks, figures from the Consumer Financial Protection…

Guest Column: We Are Americans, Not Each Other’s Enemies

By Timothy Coman Youth Minister Corinth First United Methodist Church “What if.” These two words provoke something within me, and as someone who was delivered from the cancer of racism in 1989, I often ask what if I had continued to live in a world blinded by someone’s color, by…

Roll Top Desk Stores Memories of My Dad

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today News Editor I thought it had seen its last day, but I did not give up hope. When I unloaded the roll top desk from the moving truck almost two years ago it fell apart into about five pieces. I knew it was shaky when I…