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Eight New West Nile Cases Reported in State

Peak WNV Season Is Now Eight new human cases of West Nile virus were recently reported in Mississippi, bringing the state’s total to 21 so far this year. Human cases have been reported in the counties of Adams (two), Calhoun, Copiah, Forrest, (two), Hinds (eight), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha,…

Corinth Man Indicted on Meth Charge

A 55-year-old Corinth man has been indicted on a methamphetamine charge, court records show. Stuart Kevin Holley, of County Road 408, allegedly sold, bartered, transferred, distributed or dispensed meth, the indictment charges. The indictment alleges that the amount of meth involved was at least two grams but less than 10…

Magnolia Hospital Foundation Acquires Five Properties in Eight Months

Most of the Properties Are on Alcorn Drive by the Hospital By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Magnolia Regional Health Center Foundation Inc. acquired five properties between October and May, public records show. Four of the five acquisitions were for properties on Alcorn Drive near the hospital. (Photos below).…

Corinth Head Start Shows Off Its Superpowers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Learning is a “superpower” at Corinth Head Start. Open house visitors Friday saw impressive learning displays that make education fun and productive at the remodeled building on Crater Street. “I’m expecting great things out of this year,” said Corinth Head Start Director Veronica…

Former Jail Nurse Sues Alcorn County

County attorney says case will be ‘vigorously defended’ By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A registered nurse who worked at the Alcorn County Jail for six years has sued the county and the man who serves as warden, court records show. Jail Warden Joshua Davis is being sued in…

Corinth Civil War Tour of Downtown Aug. 11

The Corinth Battlefield Summer Tour Series will conclude Saturday, Aug. 11, with a walking tour of downtown Corinth. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, 501 W. Linden St., Corinth. “We invite everyone to participate in the final program of the summer and discover 1862…

Kroger Launches Online Shopping, Free Delivery in Four Markets

Kroger on Wednesday launched a new online shopping platform that allows customers to have groceries and other products delivered directly to their homes at no cost. Initially, Kroger Ship will only be offered in Nashville, Cincinnati, Houston and Louisville markets. But Kroger expects to expand the service in other markets…

Minimum Wage May Rise to $11 in Arkansas

Mississippi Follows Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The neighboring state of Arkansas already has a higher minimum wage than the federal amount, and it could even go higher. The current minimum wage in Arkansas is $8.50 an hour for employers with four or…

Three New West Nile Virus Cases Reported

Peak WNV Season: July-September Three new human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Mississippi, and one of them occurred in Itawmaba County. The other two were in Hinds County. In total this year there have been seven human cases of West Nile virus, according to the department…

Man Charged With Grocery Store Burglary

A 35-year-old man has been charged with burglary of a business after he was allegedly identified on surveillance video inside a grocery store, Corinth Police said. The suspect, William Edward Savell, allegedly stole miscellaneous items from Helendale’s Grocery. The back door had been pried open, according to police. The burglary…

Convicted Felon Charged With Meth Trafficking, Corinth Police Say

A Corinth man has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine after Corinth Police narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at his residence Friday, police said James Williams Wimsatt, 40, was arrested as he was leaving his Gaines Road residence Friday after a six-month Corinth Police Department investigation. About 4.6 ounces of…