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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…

Grass Cutting Adventures and Mishaps

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today This time of year people are not yet into the full grass-mowing mood. Some people have gotten their lawnmowers out a time or two since putting them away in October. But there are a good many who are dreading going out to the shed to dust…

Homegrown Physician Living Her Dream

By: Hayes Baker, MD In January of 2017, we introduced a group of physicians called Hospitalists who care for patients at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS. That article discussed the many benefits of being under the care of Hospitalists, explained their role, and mentioned how these physicians are…

Hospitalists Improving Healthcare at MRHC

By Seger S. Morris, DO, MBA Healthcare is changing. At Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC), we seek innovative ways to care for our patients and ensure equal access to the best care offered. That’s why we want you to know about a rather new specialty of physicians who help patients…

At Borroum’s, the Ole Miss, Alabama Game Is a Matter of Debate

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor At Borroum’s Drug Store in downtown Corinth on Friday the talk was about the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game this weekend. “I think we’re going to beat Alabama,” said an Ole Miss fan who sat with a group of friends in the diner.…

Former Addicts Show Courage by Sharing Stories

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor I have been amazed by the courage shown by people in Corinth who have stepped forward to publicly talk about their struggles with substance abuse. They told their stories in hopes of helping others who are struggling. A young woman who has been clean…

How Would Trump Jr. View Alcorn School District’s Student Transfer Controversy?

Commentary by Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor In his speech at the Republican National Convention this week, Donald Trump Jr. made some statements about school choice that reminded me of a controversy within the Alcorn County School District. Recently, Alcorn County School Board members have debated the issue of…