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Category Archives: Commentary

Editorial: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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 1963. But 100 years after […]

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Commentary: Crying on Christmas Eve

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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 escaped my eyes as I […]

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Guest Column: ‘Yes Kylie, There Is a Baby Jesus’

By Timothy Coman Youth Minister Corinth First United Methodist Church There was a time long before Black Fridays, Amazon and Cyber Mondays, when life existed apart from smartphones. We all remember those days of innocence when life was simpler. For a brief moment, let us consider the true meaning of this season, not from the […]

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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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