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Category Archives: Commentary

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 Booneville as the interim executive […]

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Guest Column: A Believer’s Response to a Bended Knee

By Timothy Coman Youth Minister Corinth First United Methodist Church I must admit, this is one of the hardest articles I have ever written for I am grieved in my soul, I am shocked by a level of frustration I see, and I think, if I am grieved, how much more is our Father grieved […]

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Opinion: Community’s ‘Vital Signs’ Deserve Attention

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today News Editor Data helps tell a community’s story. Data shows us things we did not know about our city and county. Data points out where a town is excelling or struggling. Data is there to be discovered. Research is an important part of a journalist’s job, and with the convenience of […]

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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 Bureau show. That is a […]

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

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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 the darkness of my own […]

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Estimated 30 Percent of Alcorn County Children Below Poverty

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today News Editor Nearly one-third of Alcorn County children were below the poverty level, a recent Census estimate found. Some of them will probably break the cycle of poverty one day while others will continue living in a low-income environment as adults. Children who live in poverty are there through no fault […]

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Commentary: Insight Into the Mind of a Youth Pastor

By Timothy Coman Youth Minister Corinth First United Methodist Church Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German Theologian, stated this with such clarity, “Not to speak is TO SPEAK, Not to Act is TO ACT.” Wow, it’s Friday night, there is this movie you and your spouse have been wanting to see, clearly you are ready for some […]

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What Is the Answer to Poverty in Alcorn County, Elsewhere?

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today I recently visited Atlanta and saw a number of people who appeared to be homeless. This is not a problem unique to Atlanta, obviously. But seeing people camped under bridges and walking the streets asking for money struck a chord with me. In fact, I was encountered by several people asking […]

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Roll Top Desk Stores Memories of My Dad

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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 moved it from the St. […]

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‘Damsel in Distress’ Thanks Corinth Residents for Kind Service

Editor’s Note: A woman submitted this letter to Corinth Today to thank local residents for helping her when her car broke down. Dearest City of Corinth, I travel Louisiana and Mississippi for a living. I am always in my vehicle. She is my mobile office. But yesterday evening on the way out of Corinth, after […]

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Corinth Commentary: Don’t Feel Guilty About Relaxing

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Like a lot of people, I often can’t relax unless I have exerted myself in some way beforehand. I feel that I need to do some work in advance in order to “earn” some time to kick back. In some ways I think this is good while in other ways I […]

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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 off the old mower and […]

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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 living, working, and socializing right […]

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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 hospitalized at MRHC to be […]

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Commentary: Thank-You Notes Are Better in Tangible Form

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor In our Internet age there are still times when there is no substitute for a handwritten note, and this is never more apparent than after Christmas. Of course, in the land of hospitality known as the Deep South I know I am preaching to the choir when it […]

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

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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. “I think we’re going to […]

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Former Addicts Show Courage by Sharing Stories

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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 for six years opened up […]

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

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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 students transferring out of the […]

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