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New Webpage Shares Rural Prosperity Tips

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A new interactive webpage to identify best practices for building rural prosperity was unveiled Wednesday by USDA Rural Development. “Rural communities need forward-thinking strategies to build strong, resilient futures,” said Anne Hazlett with USDA Rural Development. “USDA’s Rural Development Innovation Center is focused on identifying unique opportunities, pioneering new, creative solutions to tough challenges, and making […]

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Man Accused of Stabbing Neighbor in Leg

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old male in the leg Friday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Stephen Lee Flake, 43, of County Road 781, allegedly stabbed the male, who is his neighbor, Caldwell said. The alleged victim was walking […]

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Cars for Less Fire Fills Sky With Black Smoke

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A fire was reported at Cars for Less in the area of U.S. Highway 72 West and State Highway 2 on Wednesday, according to Ricky Gibens, Alcorn County emergency management director. There were no known injuries, Gibens said. Motorists traveling on U.S. Highway 72 West could see a large amount of […]

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Selmer Man Faces Corinth Burglary Charges

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Selmer, Tenn. man has been charged with burglary of a commercial building and burglary of a vehicle after being arrested by Corinth Police on Sunday, an official said. Christopher Baskins, 30, was arrested after the alleged incident, which happened in the bridge construction zone area on Tate Street, said Corinth […]

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Corinth Man Charged With Credit Card Fraud

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth man has been charged with felony credit card, according to Corinth Police. Matthew Counce, 28, was arrested last week on the charge, according to Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green. The victim had lost the debit card but was not sure when or where. The bank contacted the victim […]

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Cornerstone Rehab Operator Filing for Bankruptcy

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The company that operates a 95-bed nursing center in Corinth is filing for bankruptcy. Orianna Health Systems, which operates Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Alcorn Drive in Corinth, recently announced that it has voluntarily initiated “Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases to implement a comprehensive financial restructuring.” The company believes […]

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No Bones About It: Corinth Boy Wants to Be Orthopedic Surgeon

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Corinth home school student Coleman Rouse, 8, is pursuing his dream to be an orthopedic surgeon by performing various science experiments on bones to determine what affects them and what makes them strong. Rouse’s journey began at the age of 3 when he broke his arm in an accidental fall from a chair. He visited […]

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Crossroads Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Crossroads Poetry Project has announced the winners of this year’s writing contest, according to the organization’s president, Autry Ratliff. Judges selected the following winners: 1st and 2nd Grades, GROUP I 1st PLACE, “WHAT I SEE FROM MY CLIMBING TREE” by Ady Rippy, CES, 2nd Grade, Ms. Maegan Faulkner 2nd PLACE, “PRAYER POEM” by Lyric […]

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Teen Use of Juul E-Cigarettes Raises Concerns

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Staff reports Numerous organizations have raised concerns about the “dramatic rise” in teenagers using electronic Juul cigarettes. The groups sent a letter to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration last week, saying, “Educators and students report an alarming level of Juul use in middle and high schools, making this an urgent public health problem.” According […]

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Huddle House Treating First Responders to Free Meals This Week

Huddle House in Corinth will provide free meals to first responders Monday through Friday of this week. Local law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs will be treated to the Huddle House Down Home Combo meals for free throughout First Responder Week, April 23-27. Huddle House, 2900 U.S. Highway 72 W., wants to show appreciation and […]

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Corinth-Alcorn County Junior Civitan Club Chartered

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The new Junior Civitan Club of Corinth and Alcorn County recently held its official chartering ceremony. Allison Jones is the Junior Civitan Club president; Destiny Ozbirn, vice president; Allison Maricle, secretary; Lorne Turner, treasurer; and Emilee Little and Lexie Stovall, public relations coordinators. Corinth Civitan Club President Lesley Raines and fellow Civitan Tina Bugg are […]

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Photo of the Day: Mud Riders Drive Through Corinth

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A caravan of muddy side-by-sides pulled on trailers stopped in Corinth on Sunday for lunch. The riders are members of West Tennessee Offroad and were returning from the Hawk Pride Mountain Off Road riding area in Tuscumbia, Ala.  

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Photos: Corinth Firefighters Battle Blaze Saturday

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The Corinth Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday night at around 7:30 at 501 School St. Details on the fire were not immediately available Sunday. No one was home during the fire, which started in the attic area, and no one was hurt, said Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch.  

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Photo of the Day: A Nice Night in Corinth With Family

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These three family members enjoyed sitting on a swing together Saturday night in Corinth.  Jolynne Conaway holds her son, Kenneth, while grandmother Tracie Clark checks to see if the baby is smiling for the camera.

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Photo of the Day: Dinner at the Ballgame in Corinth

Allison Patton, Amy Jones, and Casey Jones serve food at the concession stand Friday night during a girls softball game at the Corinth-Alcorn County Parks & Recreation facility. Fans and players enjoyed pleasant weather and delicious refreshments to kick off the weekend.

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Lawson, McGee to Receive State Recognition

Two Alcorn School District students have qualified for state recognition after taking tests above their grade level in a Duke University program. Kaylee Lawson and Emmaline McGee, both students at Alcorn Central Middle School, will be recognized at the Duke Talent Identification Program recognition ceremony this summer at the University of Southern Mississippi. “We are […]

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Do Any Areas of Alcorn County Lack 10/1 Internet Speed?

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is unclear if any parts of Alcorn County have slow enough Internet speeds to qualify for federal grant money to expand broadband. An area must lack broadband speed of 10 megabits per second downstream and one megabit per second upstream to be eligible for the USDA Community […]

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