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‘Trial by Jury’ Musical Opens at Northeast Thursday

“Trial by Jury,” the spring musical production from Northeast Mississippi Community College’s division of fine arts, opens on the Hines Hall Auditorium stage Thursday at 7 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. A jury and the public hear the case of…

Counseling Can Help Prevent Pregnancy-Related Depression

Women at increased risk of pregnancy-related depression should be referred to counseling, a panel of national experts has recommended. The recommendation was handed down Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Perinatal depression is one of the more common complications of pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects as…

Rural Drug Problems Targeted by Federal Grants

Rural communities can receive up to $1 million over three years to expand services aimed at combating drug abuse, including opioid addiction. The federal grant program is for high-risk rural communities, and about 75 grants will be awarded to rural communities. The grant opportunity will be officially posted in the…

Opinion: Alcorn County is Beautiful

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County is a beautiful place. I have the evidence to prove it. For the past couple of weeks Corinth Today has embarked on a photography project called “The Country Roads of Alcorn County.” I have traveled many county roads during this project,…

FBLA Members From ACHS Advance to State Conference

Numerous members of the Alcorn Central High School Future Business Leaders of America this week advanced to the state leadership conference, which will be held in April in Jackson. To advance to state, the club members had to place in the top six of their categories at the Northerm District…

Corinth’s Baker Named Soccer Administrator of Year for North District

Corinth-Alcorn Parks & Recreation Director Robin Baker was honored as the Mississippi Soccer Association’s North District Administrator of the Year at the annual state conference in Biloxi last week. There are 14 soccer clubs in the North District, and Baker was honored as the top administrator for the 2017-18 season.…

Local Rescue Officials Visit Governor About Task Force

Officials with the Alcorn Rescue Task Force and the Farmington Fire Department traveled to the State Capitol to visit with Gov. Phil Bryant and local state representatives Bubba Carpenter, R-Burnsville, Nick Bain, D-Corinth, William Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville, Jody Steverson, R-Ripley, and State Sen. Rita Potts Parks, R-Corinth, to gain support for…

More Mississippi Students Take AP Exams

Mississippi saw an increase in students taking Advanced Placement exams, which can save money on college tuition and better prepare students for higher learning. More than 22 percent of Mississippi public high school students in the graduating class of 2018 took an AP exam, up 2 percent from the class…

One-Year-Old Child Tests Positive for Meth, Corinth Woman Arrested

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 27-year-old Corinth woman is charged with felony child abuse after a 1-year-old child allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to Corinth Police. The suspect, Bayley Hicks, was arrested on a warrant early Wednesday during a traffic stop on Galyean Road…

About 17 Acres Behind Hobby Lobby Acquired

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today About 17 acres of property with significant frontage on U.S. Highway 72 in Corinth has been acquired by an Alabama company, county deed records show. The property, which is generally located in the area behind Hobby Lobby, was acquired by 1701 Rainbow Investments, LLC of Gadsden,…