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Photo of the Day: Strickland Man’s Windmills Keep Spinning

Charles Thompson of the Strickland community in Alcorn County stands by one of the many windmills in his yard. He and his daughter made the creative yard ornaments, some of which are painted with bright colors. The windmills are very pretty when they all spin at once and reflect the sunlight, Thompson said. Some were […]

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Opioid Crisis to Be Discussed April 24 in Corinth

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The toll opioids take on communities will be discussed in Corinth on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Corinth High School Auditorium, 1310 North Harper Road. The public is invited. Stand Up, Mississippi is a collaboration of several Mississippi agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of […]

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‘Rewarding’ Careers at Country Cottage

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Dawn Owens knew from a young age that helping senior citizens was her calling in life. Owens, who is the managing director of Country Cottage assisted living in Corinth, has always had a soft spot for senior citizens. When she was a small child she loved making cookies […]

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Photo of the Day: ACE Power Honors Electrical Line Workers

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The Alcorn Electric Power Association is honoring their linemen and other employees during National Lineman Appreciation Day, which is officially recognized Wednesday. A banner honoring the linemen was set up in front of ACE’s headquarters on South Tate Street. The special day recognizes male and female electrical line workers across the nation who work hard […]

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Names of Suspect, Victims Released in Farmington Shooting

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Staff reports Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell has released the names of the victims and suspect in a Monday triple shooting in Farmington that left two dead and one injured. Jason Lovell, 39, of Corinth, and Christopher Smith, 24, of Iuka, were both killed in the shooting. Paula Russell, 33, was also shot and is […]

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Prentiss County Supervisor Apologizes After DUI Charge

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Prentiss County supervisor has apologized after he was arrested Friday by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on charges of DUI and careless driving. District 1 Prentiss County Supervisor James Plaxico, 59, of Booneville, told Corinth Today on Tuesday that he is a “human” who “made a mistake.” He […]

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Sheriff: Person of Interest in Custody in Farmington Shooting

Staff reports A person of interest is in custody in connection with a Monday triple shooting  in Farmington that left two people dead one injured, said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Authorities do not believe the shooting was random in nature, Caldwell said. The sheriff’s office and the Farmington Police Department responded to a report […]

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Person of Interest Sought in Connection With Triple Shooting

Staff reports Authorities are seeking a “person of interest” in a Monday triple shooting in Farmington, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. No arrests have been made in the shooting, which left two people dead and sent a third gunshot victim to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth in critical condition, Caldwell noted. The sheriff’s […]

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Two Dead in Farmington Shooting, Sheriff Says

Staff reports Two people were pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting Monday afternoon in Farmington, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. A third person was also shot and transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center in critical condition, Caldwell said. The sheriff’s office and the Farmington Police Department responded to a report of […]

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Developing: Authorities Respond to Farmington Situation

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Law enforcement and other emergency officials responded to a situation in Farmington at Farmington School Apartments, 4160 County Road 200, at around 6 p.m. Monday. A helicopter landing zone was apparently being set up at the Farmington Fire Department. Details were not immediately available.

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Eviction Laws to Change — 187 Granted Last Year in Alcorn County

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill last week to change Mississippi’s eviction laws. Alcorn County Justice Court granted 187 evictions last year and 47 from Jan. 1 to March 31 of this year, according to Clerk Jone Dixon. The new law, which takes effect July 1, requires landlords […]

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Women’s Conference on ‘Spiritual Warfare’ April 27-29

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The fifth annual Women of Worth (WOW) Ministry Conference will be held April 27-29 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Rienzi. Conference schedule: Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. Choir workshop for soloist and songstresses only. Saturday, April 28 8:00-8:30 a.m., continental breakfast and registration; 8:30-11 a.m., Keynote speaker Mrs. Gloria Webber of Pontotoc; Workshop presenters […]

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Photo of the Day: BMC Drama Team, Choir Perform at Corinth First Baptist

The Blue Mountain College drama team, IMPACT, and the BMC Choir performed at First Baptist Church of Corinth on Sunday evening. The drama team, which is in its first year, presented “This is My Story, This is My Song,” in which members shared personal stories of how faith has transformed their lives. The choir, which […]

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Corinth Jewelers Photo of the Day: Biggersville Elementary Spring Concert

The photo of the day is brought to you by Corinth Jewelers, 1749 Virginia Lane, Corinth, (662) 286-0133. Biggersville Elementary School on Friday held its spring concert, “A Musical Menu.” Students in pre-K through sixth grade showed off skills they learned in Bethany Cheaves’ music class.

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Photo of the Day: Corinth Dad Helps Son Ride Bike

Chris Kennedy of Corinth walks alongside his 2-year-old son, Ezikio Sivaja Kennedy, who rides a bike on the paved path at Crossroads Regional Park on Friday afternoon. Many people enjoyed the pleasant weather Friday. Corinth is expected to see showers and thunderstorms Saturday with 2 to 3 inches of rain possible. Sunday is expected to […]

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Corinth Police Chief Switches to Republican Party as Candidate Filing Begins

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth residents who want to run for municipal office can start filing their candidate paperwork with the city clerk. The candidate qualifying period opened Friday and closes June 8. The positions of mayor, police chief and six aldermen will be on the ballot. The primary election is Aug. […]

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Arrests Made for Pills, Crack, Meth, Pot, Guns, ACSO Says

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Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office has made a number of drug-related arrests in recent days, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Jimmy L. Hughey, 63, of County Road 514A, Corinth, was arrested April 3 after he was allegedly found in possession of crack cocaine, hydrocodone pills, oxycodone pills and two guns, a sheriff’s office […]

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