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Alcorn, Tishomingo Among Highest Opioid-Prescribing Counties in Nation

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn and Tishomingo counties were among the highest opioid-prescribing counties in the nation in a new study. They were the only two counties in Northeast Mississippi in the top quartile for opioid prescriptions, the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states. Alcorn and Tishomingo counties were […]

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City Displays Purple Heart Sign at Courthouse to Honor Veterans’ Sacrifices

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The city of Corinth recently displayed a Purple Heart sign at the entrance to the Alcorn County Courthouse to honor veterans’ sacrifices. Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin said the sign was displayed because the city was named an official Purple Heart City. The Purple Heart honors members of the Armed Forces who are wounded or killed […]

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Demolishing Playground Would be ‘Waste of Money,’ Supervisor Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Should the playground at Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth be fixed or demolished? City of Corinth officials have expressed a need to demolish the playground, saying it is a safety hazard. But some Alcorn County officials think the playground could be fixed rather than demolished. “I see absolutely […]

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Ex-Fire Department Treasurer Sentenced to Probation for Embezzlement

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former treasurer of the Southwest Volunteer Fire Department in Alcorn County pleaded guilty to embezzlement Monday morning in circuit court. Barbara Ellen Fair, 39, of Guntown, was sentenced to a term of 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but the sentence was suspended. Therefore, Fair […]

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Crossroads Dealership Celebrates Completion of Major Project

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Crossroads, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Corinth held a grand reopening Monday morning to celebrate a big investment in the community. The dealership located on Highway 72 West across from Cracker Barrel recently completed a full remodel of the inside and outside of its facility. Owner Jeff Smith said […]

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Monday Business Feature: Miller’s Auto Lube Emphasizes ‘Quality, Quickness’

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Miller’s Auto Lube has been in Corinth for 13 years and has developed a solid reputation due to its quality work and customer service, the owner said. The business, which is located on Highway 72 West across from Kroger, delivers quick service in a professional manner, owner Kevin […]

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Famous Eater Consumes 35 Slugburgers to Win Corinth Contest

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor About 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth on Saturday, the thunder rumbled like a hungry stomach. Then the rain poured down like a colossal belly-washer. But then the sky cleared, the sun came out and the professional eaters emerged to […]

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Photo Gallery: Kossuth Community Has Fun Supporting a Good Cause

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Fried green tomatoes, gospel music, a 5K race and games for children were just a few of the fun activities that took place at the Blue Building in Kossuth on Saturday morning. Take a look at the photos below. The event raised money for F.U.E.L., a local organization that provides families with school supplies, food […]

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Contract Employee at Correctional Facility Allegedly Had Intimate Relationship With Inmate

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Staff reports A kitchen contract employee at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility allegedly had a sexual relationship with an inmate and was arrested Wednesday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Susan Iwema, 51, of Corinth, was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, and her bond was set at $3,000. The case was worked by Alcorn […]

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VIDEO: Slug Voice Competition in Corinth

Watch this video of some of the performances from the Slug Voice competition at the Slugburger Festival in downtown Corinth on Thursday evening.    

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Kossuth to Host Slate of Fun Activities Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor On Saturday in Kossuth there will be a fundraiser and fun day with children’s games, a 5K race, fresh vegetable plates, a craft fair, live music and more. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the 5K race starts at 8 a.m. People can […]

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Sheriff Praises MDOC for Major Shakedown at Local Prison

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell thanked the Mississippi Department of Corrections for its help in seizing large amounts of contraband from the state prison facility here Wednesday. “We want to thank MDOC for helping us today,” Caldwell said. “Anytime you’re dealing with a prison or jail system contraband […]

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Huge Contraband Bust Made at Alcorn Regional Correctional Facility

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Submitted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections More than 100 cellphones and cellphone chargers, large bags of tobacco and numerous other contraband items, including shoes and shanks, were seized Wednesday morning at Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility in the largest bust at a regional since the Mississippi Department of Corrections began major shakedowns in March. […]

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Moped Driver Transported by Ambulance After Wreck Involving Motorcycle

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A person was transported by ambulance after a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Corinth involving a motorcycle and a moped on Fulton Drive by Kroger. There did not appear to be any serious injuries in the crash. The person on the moped was taken away by ambulance. The driver […]

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