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Caterpillar in Corinth Not Hit by Latest Job Reductions

Caterpillar on Friday announced that the company will reduce its workforce by about 670 jobs across numerous states and China. Fortunately, job losses were not announced for Corinth. In fact, the company said some work from Lafayette, Ind. will be transferred to the Corinth remanufacturing hub. Caterpillar facilities in Mississippi plan…

Indicted Officials Could Be Removed Under Proposed Bill

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Rep. Nick Bain, D-Corinth, plans to sponsor a bill that would provide a way to remove indicted elected officials from office. Currently, an elected official can stay in office while they are under indictment, Bain said. There is really no process to…

Man Arrested for Alleged Stabbing Incident

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 28-year-old man was arrested this week on an aggravated assault charge for an alleged stabbing incident that occurred Dec. 29, police say. Steven Lamar Kiddy was arrested after a warrant was issued for him, said Corinth Police Detective Dell Green. Kiddy allegedly…

Police: One Driver Taken Into Custody, Another Taken to Hospital

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor One driver was taken into custody and another transported to the hospital after a collision on Shiloh Road on Thursday afternoon, Corinth Police say. It appears the driver of a truck swerved into the other lane and apparently hit an SUV head-on, causing both…

Fire Suppression System Works ‘Correctly,’ Restaurant Manager Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The manager of Back Yard Burgers on South Harper Road in Corinth said the fire suppression equipment at her restaurant works correctly. “Yes, it works correctly,” Manager Rene Wilson told Corinth Today. A small grease fire occurred at the restaurant Thursday morning. Corinth Fire…

Unknown if Restaurant’s Fire Suppression Worked Properly, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is unknown if the fire suppression equipment at Back Yard Burgers was working properly after a grease fire occurred there this morning, an official told Corinth Today. “I don’t know if it malfunctioned or if it went off and didn’t put it…

Corinth Officer Who Was Shot Twice Honored By Crime Stoppers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth police officer Kevin Parker Jr. was honored Wednesday by Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi with the Law Enforcement Purple Heart Award for his efforts last year in which he was shot during a struggle with a suspect, an official said. Parker received…

Rep. Carpenter Takes On School Funding Issues

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Rep. Lester Carpenter, R-Burnsville, said he will work on a bill this legislative session dealing with the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula. “As we work our way through the session there will be several bills filed concerning this matter,” Carpenter told…

Wildlife Tasting Supper Brings Hundreds to Crossroads Arena

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Rattlesnake dressing, wild hog sausage rolls and duck with cheesy grits were just some of the delicacies at the 38th Annual Wildlife Tasting Supper at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth Tuesday night. “It’s just a really big community event,” said Sandy Coleman Mitchell,…

Sen. Parks Wants to Help Cities Improve Infrastructure

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Sen. Rita Potts Parks, R-Corinth, plans to co-sponsor a bill in this year’s legislative session to allow cities to keep more sales tax revenue to improve infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Currently, Corinth and other cities only get back 18.5 percent…

Corinth Sidewalk, Lighting Project Slated for Spring

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A large sidewalk and lighting improvement project in the city of Corinth could go out for bid in late winter or early spring, according to Street Commissioner Philip Verdung. The project involves improving sidewalks and installing lighting on Meigg Street between Cass Street…

Corinth Man Allegedly Shot Estranged Wife’s Vehicle

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 23-year-old Corinth man has been charged with felony drive-by shooting, according to police. Dezmon Keith allegedly shot his estranged wife’s vehicle with a handgun while she was in the vehicle, Corinth Police Detective Dell Green said. The alleged incident happened last Thursday…

Fiber Ready Designation May Attract More Jobs to Industrial Park

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth/Alcorn Industrial Park on Monday was certified as AT&T Fiber Ready, which could help attract jobs, officials said. The designation allows local economic development officials to stress the presence of high-speed, fiber Internet services in the industrial park when companies are looking…

Pothole Repair

City of Corinth Street Department workers repair a pothole at the corner of Linden and Cass streets Monday morning.

Corinth Mayor Wants Citizens to Vote on Sales Tax Hike for Projects

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor CORINTH – Mayor Tommy Irwin continues to fight to give citizens the chance to decide whether they want to tax themselves at a higher rate to improve infrastructure in the city. Irwin wants the state Legislature to allow the city of Corinth to…

Corinth Veterans Ride Service Needs More Drivers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor CORINTH – Parked outside the Alcorn County Courthouse is a humble van that does much to serve veterans in the Corinth area. More volunteer drivers are needed for the service that transports local veterans from the courthouse to the Memphis VA Medical Center,…

City Road Crews Respond to Winter Storm

As the snow started falling in Corinth early this afternoon, city of Corinth Street Department workers jumped into action treating roads and bridges. Corinth is under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Street crews used salt and brine to combat potentially slick conditions.    

City Ready for Snowstorm

The Corinth-area forecast today calls for snow this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis. The city of Corinth Street Department has been making preparations to treat roads if the snow hits the area, according to Street Commissioner Philip Verdung. The snow could be heavy at times, and…

Corinth Street Department Prepares for Winter Storm

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The city of Corinth Street Department is keeping a close eye on the winter storm that seems to be headed this way. Motorists should stay off the roads if possible if heavy winter weather hits the area, an official said. “There is no…

UPDATE: Corinth Under Winter Storm Warning Until 6 p.m.

Corinth is under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m., according to the the National Weather Service in Memphis. Snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is possible today in Corinth.   Saturday the high is expected to be around 32 with a low of 14 Saturday night.…

OSHA fines Corinth company $56,000 for safety violations

Corinth Today CORINTH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Mississippi Polymers in Corinth for 11 “serious” safety violations. OSHA also proposes fines totaling more than $56,0000 against the company. Mississippi Polymers has 15 business days after receiving the citations and proposed penalties to…

Introducing Corinth Today!

Corinth, today, is a city proud of its past but not resting on it. Corinth, today, is a city full of charm with a vision of where it wants to go, and is already well along that path. Corinth, today, is the seat of a county made up of good…