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Region IV Celebrates Recovery, Offers Hope

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Many people celebrated recovery from drug and alcohol addiction on Friday at Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth. The Region IV Recovery Day was a time for people to fellowship and know that recovery is possible, said Adrian Owen, director of alcohol and drug services. “Anytime people can come […]

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Reception Friday for Art Exhibit, Book Signing

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A book signing and the opening reception for an art exhibit will take place Friday at the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery from 4-6 p.m. at 609 N. Fillmore St. There will be 45 paintings by artist Ann Waller, and a book signing by her husband, Jeffrey W. Waller. Jeffrey Waller will also have another book […]

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ACHS Class of ’72 Reunion Is Sept. 30

The 45-Year reunion of the Alcorn Central High School Class of 1972 is Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. in the large private room at Chapman’s Restaurant in Corinth. Please RSVP by texting or calling (662) 415-4006.

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Photo Gallery: CHS Homecoming Parade

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Take a look at more than 40 photos from the Corinth High School homecoming parade on Thursday in downtown.

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Steak Cooking Contest at Alcorn County Fair Draws 15 Teams

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The steak cooking contest Thursday night at the Alcorn County Fair was a success, organizers said. This was the first year for the event, which attracted 15 teams from the region, including Memphis, Savannah, Tenn., Corinth and other areas. Entries underwent blind judging, and winners received cash prizes and Hotty Totty […]

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UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Killed in Crash

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 16-year-old Corinth girl passed away after her car collided with a school bus Thursday afternoon on County Road 750, Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said. The driver of the car, Victoria Longoria, was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center after the crash. It appeared that Longoria’s car struck the school […]

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Fair Canning Contest Preserves Traditions

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There is nothing like going to the cabinet in the middle of winter and pulling out a jar of fresh vegetables that were grown during the summer, said Sandy Mitchell, Alcorn County Fair official. Contestants in the canned goods contest dropped off their entries Thursday morning at the […]

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Public Invited to Enter Animals in Fair Pet Show Saturday

Members of the public are invited to enter their animals in the Alcorn County Fair Pet Show on Saturday. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Crossroads Arena conference room. The show starts at 3 p.m. The pet show will have four categories: Prettiest Pet, Best Personality, Best Dressed and Cutest Canine. There will […]

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Former NFL Player to Attend Boys & Girls Club Benefit, Public Invited

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former NFL running back will be in Corinth Sept. 23 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi. Jamal Lewis, who played for the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, will attend the benefit at Hillandale Golf Course. The public is invited for $20 a ticket, […]

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Man, 72, Arrested for Alleged Meth Possession

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Staff reports A Corinth man was arrested early Wednesday morning on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Johnny W. Austin, 72, of County Road 600, was also charged with several misdemeanor traffic violations and was being held in the Alcorn County Jail on a $7,500 bond. Austin’s […]

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Inmate Who Was Found Unresponsive Dies

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A female inmate who was found unresponsive at the Alcorn County Jail has passed away, said Coroner Jay Jones. Bridget Marlar, 29, passed away Sept. 6 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, Jones said. The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest, but it is unknown what caused […]

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Corinth Man Charged With Meth Possession, Enhanced Due to Alleged Firearm

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 29-year-old Corinth man has been charged with felony methamphetamine possession, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Jordan Neil Talley, of County Road 618, also faces an enhanced charge because he was allegedly in possession of a .22-caliber revolver at the time, Caldwell said. Talley’s arrest came after a traffic […]

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Investigation Into Unresponsive Inmate Turned Over to MBI

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An investigation into an Alcorn County inmate who was found unresponsive in jail has been turned over to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. There was no evidence that something took place at the county jail to cause the inmate to have a problem, Caldwell […]

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Good Weather in Forecast for Alcorn County Fair

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Excellent weather is in store for the Alcorn County Fair Thursday through Saturday, the forecast shows. On Thursday, which is the opening day of the fair, the weather is supposed to be mostly sunny with a high near 82 and a low around 62 at night. Friday is supposed to be sunny with a high […]

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