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Photos: Summer Kickball League Brings Community Together in Corinth

Story and Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A new kickball league kicked off Friday evening at Edward S. Bishop Memorial Park in Corinth. “They’re loving it because it’s giving us all a chance to interact with each other,” said volunteer Omar Golden. (Please see the photo gallery below.) Community members…

New Corinth High School Head Football Coach Hired

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth High School’s new head football coach said he is “excited about what we’re going to accomplish for our football program here.” Todd Lowery, who was the head coach of Perry Central High School in New Augusta, southeast of Hattiesburg, was hired by…

Many Summer Camps Offered in Corinth Area

By Abby Vanderford  For Corinth Today For parents looking to enrich their children’s athletic, artistic, or intellectual abilities, an abundance of summer day camps will be available for kids this year. Elite Warrior Football Camp Dates- June 27-29, 10 a.m.- noon Ages- K-6th grades Price- Online/Mail $50 Walk-Up (day of)…

Cooley & Labas Financial Advisors Awarded AIF Designation

Gregory H. Cooley and Andrew B. Labas, of Cooley & Labas Financial Advisors of Corinth, have been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. The designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard…

Children Hold Lemonade Sale In Corinth to Help Local Girl, St. Jude

These girls were selling lemonade on the corner of Taylor and Main Streets in Corinth on Thursday afternoon to raise money for local youth Addie Paige Pratt and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. At around 4:30 p.m., the girls had raised about $134.  

Alcorn County Supervisor Taking New Approach to Get More Roads Resurfaced

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor With Alcorn County dollars in short supply, one supervisor is taking a new approach to save money and get more roads resurfaced. District 2 Supervisor James Voyles will invest in equipment so his crews can do chip and seal road overlays in-house rather…

Rooster Run, Chicken Grilling to Raise Money for Good Causes

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There will be a fun event on June 18 to raise money for the Humane Society and the Boys & Girls Club. The 5K Rooster Run and chicken grilling will take place in the Gift Bottom community at 189 County Road 753, and…

Corinth Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Raises Awareness, Mom Says

A local fundraising effort on Saturday for the Make-A-Wish Foundation was successful and only $100 short of reaching the $5,000 goal. Corinth resident Bryce Bearden, 16, who has Noonan syndrome, wanted to hold the fundraiser so others could have wishes granted like he and his family did last year when…

Should the City of Corinth Deal With Nuisance Properties Differently?

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth alderman said Tuesday that it may be a good idea to change the way the city handles nuisance property issues such as tall grass. Alderman Andrew Labas suggested that the city’s code enforcement officer could issue citations and send the cases…

Head of City’s Street Department Announces Resignation in Middle of Council Meeting

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The head of the city of Corinth’s Street Department unexpectedly announced his resignation in the middle of a city council meeting Tuesday night. Street Commissioner Philip Verdung was giving his routine report to the council when he announced that he will leave city…

Construction Date Unknown for New Corinth Rib Shack

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A construction date has not been set for a new Rib Shack restaurant in Corinth. “We were hoping to already have it under construction, but right now we’ve just had a few holdups,” said Keith Price, one of the Rib Shack owners and…

Section of Shiloh Road Closed Due to Road Base Issues, Pipe Problems

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor About a one-block section of Shiloh Road was closed Tuesday afternoon due to problems with the road’s base and an underground pipe. Barricades were set up from Breckenridge Street to Buchanan Street. The underground pipe in that area has suffered from deterioration, and…

Monday Business Feature: Jumper Realty Helps Client ‘Every Step of the Way’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Jumper Realty & Associates of Corinth opened one year before the nation was hit with the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. The company showed its strength as it weathered that storm and had a record-breaking first quarter this year with $5.1…

No One Injured in Crash Near Kossuth, Sheriff’s Office Says

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today No one was injured in a one-vehicle wreck on a gravel road near Kossuth, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities responded to the crash on County Road 505 at around 5 p.m. Saturday, and the sheriff’s office said the crash was still under investigation.…

Photo Gallery: Laser Tag/Arcade Grand Opening in Corinth

Ignition 516 Laser Tag & Arcade in Corinth held its grand opening on Saturday. It is located at 1501 B. Highway 72 E. in the strip mall next to Zaxby’s and can be reached at 662-643-3128. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)  

Effort Underway to Bring Positive Energy to Corinth Park

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An effort is underway to infuse positive energy into a Corinth park that has been a “center of negativity,” a volunteer said. The goal is to bring people together to “get some life back into our community and stop some of the negative…

Car Seriously Damaged in Highway 72 Wreck Thursday Night

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A car was badly damaged in a crash on Highway 72 East in Corinth Thursday night at around 10:15. The vehicle was at rest near the middle of the road, and police directed traffic as the scene was cleared. At this time, Corinth Today…

Corinth Today Is Very Happy to Be the No. 1 Source of Online Local News

With more than 7,600 Facebook followers and climbing, Corinth Today truly is the No. 1 online source for local news. Corinth Today is very happy to deliver fresh, accurate and compelling content to its loyal readers on a daily basis. From hard news to uplifting feature stories, Corinth Today provides…

3D Breast Exams Now Offered at Hospital, Technology ‘Can Save Lives’

New 3D mammography technology at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth can save lives, an official said. “We are very excited to be the first in the area to offer this state-of-the-art technology,” said Jeff Mansel, director of Radiology at MRHC. “With breast cancer, early detection is key and can dramatically improve…

Corinth Payday Loan Businesses May be Impacted by Federal Proposal

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Around Corinth there are many businesses that offer payday/title loans, and there is a big difference of opinion in terms of whether those kinds of lenders help people in need or just put them in “debt traps.” On Thursday, proposed federal regulations were announced…

Blaze Damages Mobile Home Near Glen Wednesday Night

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Glen and Farmington Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a mobile home fire on County Road 329, northwest of Glen, on Wednesday night at around 9:30. Joey Haynie said he had lived in the mobile home for about three years. “I went to…