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Trailer Park Residents React to Townhome Proposal

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Westside Trailer Park resident Brianna Palm held her baby as she stood at the front door of her home Wednesday. She and Emilio Cruz recently bought the trailer on Bradley Road in Corinth. Their baby, Emily Faith, is about to turn 1-year-old, and the trailer park they live […]

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Linden Street Storm Drain Project to Begin Soon

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth today News Editor Work will soon begin on a Linden Street project between the railroad tracks and Douglas Street that involves converting 16 metal tops on storm drains to concrete. In addition, six of the drain boxes will be replaced and eight will be improved. City Street Commissioner Philip Verdung noted […]

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Man Says He Was Attacked in Corinth Parking Lot Wednesday Morning

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A man had a significant amount of blood on his shirt and a bandage wrapped around his head as he talked to authorities in the Dirt Cheap store in Corinth on Wednesday morning around 11. The man, David Layne, 54, of Iuka, said he was attacked in the […]

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Cancer Survivors to Speak at Corinth Library Thursday

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Cancer survivors will speak at the Corinth Library about their experiences Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Other survivors may benefit from attending, said Lanell Coln, a pancreatic cancer survivor who will speak at the event. Breast cancer survivor Kim Hardwick will also speak. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a time for questions. “Cancer survivors […]

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Molly Warren Crowned Miss Corinth 2016

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By June Plaxco For Corinth Today The Miss Corinth Pageant took place Sunday at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center. Molly Warren was crowned Miss Corinth. Contestants ranged in age from 13 months to 20 years old. Other winners were: Wee Miss Ava Claire Marcinek; Tiny Miss Ella Danielle Swindle; Petite Emily Claire Wigginton; Little Miss […]

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Corinth American Legion to Host Pancakes With the Easter Bunny Saturday

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Corinth American Legion Post 6 will host a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 19. It is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the address is 511 S. Tate St. Children can have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $6 and $4 for children 3 and younger. […]

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Corinth Mayor Stresses Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin recently warned residents about the danger of colorectal cancer and the importance of people 50 and over getting screened. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. “I want to talk to you men and women, especially if you’re 50 years of age or older,” Irwin said. “It is very important for you […]

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Crossroads Poetry Project Holds Eighth Annual Writing Contest

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By June Plaxco For Corinth Today This is the eighth year that the Crossroads Poetry Project has sponsored a poetry writing contest open to all students in Corinth and Alcorn County. It is too late to enter this year’s contest, but it’s never too late to enjoy poetry thanks to the Crossroads Poetry Project. The […]

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Glen Man Discharged From Hospital After Motorcycle Wreck

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 28-year-old Glen man who was injured in a motorcycle wreck Sunday was discharged this morning from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, a hospital spokesman said. Chad Strickland was airlifted from the scene of the crash to the Tupelo hospital, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Based on witness […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, March 9-14

Rebecca Jean Voyles Jones, 34, Corinth Police, (warrant) petit larceny; Pennie Michelle Rogers, 37, Farmington Police, shoplifting 2nd, trespassing Lauren Christen Allen, 21, Corinth Police, warrants for speeding and driving while license suspended; Eric Lee Stricklin, 28, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, child neglect; Jessica Shea Hembree, 20, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, child neglect; Brandon Tyler […]

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Sadness Expressed Over Closings of Glendale, Rienzi Schools

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Many were in tears after the Alcorn County School Board on Monday night voted 3-2 to close two elementary schools at the end of the school year. Closing Glendale and Rienzi elementary schools and merging them with other schools could save the district $889,000 a year, Superintendent Larry […]

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Corrections Officer Charged with Conspiracy to Bring Contraband to Jail

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A man who worked as a corrections officer at the Alcorn County Jail was arrested after a search of his vehicle turned up drugs and other items that authorities believe were intended to be delivered to inmates. Ethan Wayne Little is charged with possession of marijuana with intent […]

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Methodist Daycare to Relocate Temporarily Due to Fire

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Little Blessings Daycare at First United Methodist Church of Corinth is moving to Christ United Methodist Church at 3161 E. Shiloh Road due to the fire that occurred at the church early Sunday. Little Blessings will not open at the new location until Tuesday. The daycare did […]

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Photos: Fire Damage at Corinth Methodist Church

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Here are some pictures of the damage from the fire that occurred at the Corinth First United Methodist Church on Sunday at around 3 a.m. This damage was in the fellowship hall area of the church. (Photos by Josh Mitchell). Here is the previous story Corinth Today wrote about the fire: By Josh Mitchell Corinth […]

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