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Corinth Street Department Ready for Winter Storm

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor John Michael Tucker of the Corinth Street Department looked over the snow- and ice-fighting machine to make sure it is ready to treat slick roads if a winter storm hits Friday. The Corinth Street Department is prepared, Tucker said Thursday afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to […]

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Head-On Crash in Corinth Sends Female to Hospital

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A head-on vehicle crash occurred Thursday morning in the Corinth city limits at the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 West and U.S. Highway 45. The wreck involved a pickup truck and an SUV and happened at about 8:30 a.m. A female in the SUV was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center […]

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UPDATE: No Injuries in Glen House Fire

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today No one was hurt in a fire that destroyed a house Thursday morning in Glen, an official said. Multiple departments responded to the blaze at around 7:30 a.m. on County Road 322, a short distance off of U.S. Highway 72 East. The fire was nextdoor to where another house fire occurred on […]

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Mazda-Toyota Plant Will Bring Up to 4,000 Jobs Two Hours From Corinth

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Staff reports Corinth will be about two hours away from a new Huntsville, Ala. Toyota/Mazda auto manufacturing plant, which is expected to create up to 4,000 jobs once production begins around 2021. Mazda and Toyota leaders announced Wednesday that the automakers have selected Huntsville as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new […]

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Rep. Arnold Files Bill to Prohibit Gender Pay Differences

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Employers would be prohibited from paying different amounts to men and women doing the same jobs under a bill sponsored by State Rep. William Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville. There are many struggling single mothers in the state, and they are the primary breadwinners for the home, Arnold said. He […]

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Corinth Native Promoted to Defensive Coordinator at App State

From Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C. A Corinth native has been promoted to the position of defensive coordinator for the Appalachian State University football team. Bryan Brown, a 2002 graduate of Corinth High School, was promoted by App State head coach Scott Satterfield on Monday. “It’s a blessing and an honor to be given this […]

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Alcorn County Suffers From High Infant Mortality Rate, State Report Shows

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By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County had the second highest infant mortality rate out of the 20 most populated counties in the state, according to a new report from the Mississippi State Department of Health. Alcorn County had an average infant mortality rate of 12.3 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2012-2016, […]

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Junior Civitan Club Promotes Good Citizenship

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new youth version of the Corinth Civitan Club has been formed and held its first meeting Tuesday night. About 20 youth from all four local high schools and a homeschool student are in the Junior Corinth Civitan Club. Tina Bugg was very instrumental in getting the junior […]

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Three Sent to Hospital After Crashing Into Light Pole

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Agencies responded to a pair of wrecks Tuesday afternoon in Rienzi. The two wrecks were apparently unrelated but occurred next to each other at about the same time, said John Fair with the Rienzi Fire Department. The wrecks happened on State Highway 356 at the intersection with County […]

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Region IV Seeks Businesses to Employ Disabled Clients

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth-based mental health agency is seeking local businesses to provide work experience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is not necessary for a business to hire one of the clients full time but maybe just for a few hours a week, said Misty Weaver, who oversees […]

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Chapman Appointed to Alcorn School Board

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Judd Chapman was a student in the Alcorn School District from first grade to 12th grade and now serves on the school board. Chapman, a Kossuth High School graduate, was appointed to the school board Monday night. School board members voted unanimously to appoint Chapman to the board […]

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Employers May Get Tax Benefit for Hiring Nonviolent Felons

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two local legislators have sponsored bills to provide tax credits for residents who employ people convicted on nonviolent felonies. State Reps. William Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville, and Lester Carpenter, R-Burnsville, have both authored bills to give tax incentives to employers who hire people with nonviolent criminal histories. Arnold called […]

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Childress Shares Views on Letting Teachers Carry Concealed Guns

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth School District Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress on Monday shared his views on a bill filed in the state Legislature that would allow teachers and principals to carry concealed firearms on school grounds. “Anything we can do to make schools safer is something we’re interested in,” said Childress. […]

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CSD Issued 72 Out-of-School Suspensions Last Year

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School District had 72 out-of-school suspensions in the 2016-17 school year for the middle and high schools, according to Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress. Some of those suspensions could have involved the same student being suspended multiple times. There is a “laundry list” of reasons that a […]

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Booneville Lawmaker Wants to Protect Religious Symbols on Public Property

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Rep. William Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville, has sponsored a bill to prohibit the removal of religious structures of historical significance from public property. Arnold said he wants to protect structures displaying religious messages in case there is an effort to remove them in the future. Structures that represent […]

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