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More Work Needed to Increase STEM, Officials Say

Needed for ’21st Century Economy,’ Official Says The U.S. Department of Education has invested $279 million in STEM grants this fiscal year, surpassing its goal by almost $80 million, the agency announced this month. The money is to be used for high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), including computer…

Certified Pharmacy Tech Newest Addition to Shiloh Apothecary’s Experienced Staff

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Shiloh Apothercary on East Shiloh Road in Corinth is excited to announce that it has once again expanded its staff with another experienced employee. Michael Meeks recently joined the Shiloh Apothecary staff and has a decade of experience working in the pharmacy business.…

Local Marriages May Surpass Last Year as Couples Delay ‘I Do’ Nationally

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today While national trends show people are delaying getting married, Alcorn County is on track to hit at least a three-year high for marriage licenses, records show. So far this year in Alcorn County, there have been 250 marriage licenses issued, according to the circuit clerk’s office.…

Snow ‘Likely’ Wednesday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Snow is likely to occur Wednesday night in Corinth before midnight, but little to no accumulation is expected, according to the National Weather Service. The low temperature is expected to be about 29 degrees at night, and rain up to a quarter of an inch is…

Photo Gallery: Veterans, Spouses Honored at Country Cottage

Country Cottage assisted living in Corinth on Monday honored veterans and their spouses. Those who were honored are residents of Country Cottage. Kare-In-Home Hospice partnered with Country Cottage on the veterans recognition ceremony, which included plaques and  certificates for the veterans and U.S. flag pins for the spouses. There was…

World War I Ended 100 Years Ago

By Kelly Ann Holder U.S. Census Bureau The “War to End All Wars” came to an end on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. A year later on Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day, the precursor to what…

‘Eyewitnesses’ Will Testify Off-Duty Trooper Was ‘Intoxicated,’ ‘Aggressive,’ Lawyers Say

DA: Statements are ‘speculative at this point’ By Josh Mitchell Corrinth Today News Editor “Eyewitnesses” will testify that an off-duty trooper was “intoxicated” and “aggressive” when he was fatally shot over a month ago in Big Hatchie Bottom near the Tippah/Alcorn County line, according to the suspect’s attorneys. Defense attorneys…

Capital Murder Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper Shooting Released From Jail

Preliminary Hearing Postponed as State Cites ‘Fluid’ Investigation By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper over a month ago was released from jail Friday afternoon, his attorneys said. Troy Anthony Eaton, 43, of Rienzi,…

Unofficial ‘F’ Rating Given to Corinth High School, Overall District ‘C’

Childress: Grade Does Not Reflect District’s ‘True’ Achievement By Dillon Mullan  For Corinth Today Corinth High School is receiving an unofficial “F” accountability rating from the state, and the district overall is getting a “C” after issues were disputed regarding how to measure the district, which operates under a unique…