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Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Drug Arrests

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Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office made two separate felony drug arrests Tuesday after traffic stops, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Wesley David Stover, 31, 3 County Road 793, Corinth, was arrested after he was allegedly found to be in possession of hydrocodone pills and about 20 grams of methamphetamine, a sheriff’s office news release […]

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Autopsy Completed on Premature Baby Born in Abandoned House, Coroner Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An autopsy has been completed on a premature baby boy who was recently born in an abandoned house in Corinth, the coroner said. But Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said the results of the autopsy would not be released at this time. Jones said additional medical testing is […]

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Tractor Driver Airlifted After Crash With SUV

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A man was airlifted at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday after his tractor was involved in a collision with an SUV in the Theo area, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office. The two people in the SUV were not seriously injured in the wreck, which happened on a gravel […]

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Large-Scale Emergency Drill ‘Very Successful,’ EMS Director Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A large-scale emergency disaster drill involving many healthcare agencies took place Tuesday at an assisted living facility in Corinth. This was the first year for the joint exercise, which was held to ensure local agencies work together effectively during an emergency. The drill was “very successful,” and there […]

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Veteran, Devoted Volunteer Named Corinth Civitan’s Hometown Hero

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today  News Editor A man who has contributed much to the community was named the Corinth Civitan Club’s Hometown Hero on Wednesday. Rick Miller served in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy after graduating from Biggersville High School in 1967. Miller is currently a volunteer driver who takes local veterans to the […]

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Man Who Allegedly Threatened Tishomingo County Courthouse Arrested in Georgia

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Staff reports A man who allegedly threatened the Tishomingo County Courthouse soon after the fatal mass shooting in Las Vegas was transported from Georgia to the jail in Iuka on Tuesday, officials said. Bernard Sylvester Hird Jr., of Jonesboro, Ga., was sought by authorities in Tishomingo County for allegedly making terroristic threats. Hird, 47, was […]

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No Evidence of Illegal Act, Investigation Ongoing, School Board Lawyer Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The school district has no evidence an illegal act occurred in relation to the Tishomingo County High School teacher whose employment was terminated last week, an official said Tuesday. The school district’s investigation “is still ongoing,” according to school board attorney Nathaniel Clark. School district officials said they […]

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City Asks Owner to Board Up Abandoned House

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The city of Corinth has asked the owner of an abandoned house where a premature baby was reportedly born to board up the structure and get the property secured, an official said. Many windows on the house at 1105 Allen St. were broken and doors were open. A […]

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Employment Terminated for TCHS Teacher

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The employment of a Tishomingo County High School teacher was terminated on Friday, the superintendent said. Superintendent Christie Holly said the school district was still conducting an “investigation” and could not release the name of the person whose employment was terminated. Holly could not comment on whether law […]

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Ripley Man, 30, Killed in Vehicle Crash

A Ripley man was killed in a vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday in Tippah County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. It appeared Jesse Taplin, 30, was traveling south on State Highway 15 when he apparently crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 2008 Ford, the highway patrol said. Highway patrol troopers […]

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Area High School Football Roundup

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Friday’s Scores Booneville 43, Mantachie 12 Calhoun Aca. 28, Delta Aca. 14 Calhoun City 77, Leflore Co. 29 Choctaw Co. 35, South Pontotoc 8 Corinth 41, New Albany 20 Falkner 26, Bruce 21 French Camp 42, Hamilton 0 Kossuth 42, Belmont 21 Lafayette 47, Center Hill 14 Marshall Aca. 21, Oak Hill 0 North Pontotoc […]

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Kossuth Band Excels in State Evaluation

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The Kossuth High School Band excelled at a state marching evaluation in Tupelo last week, achieving all superior ratings from every judge. The evaluation was a qualifier for the state marching championships on Nov. 4 at Clinton High School where the Aggie band will compete with three other 3A bands. Kossuth has placed in the […]

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Photos: Corinth Hospital Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

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Take a look at these photos of Magnolia Regional Health Center employees raising awareness about the problem of domestic violence on Purple Thursday, which was recognized nationally this week. Locally, many wore shirts that were designed by Jade Henry, who works in the hospital’s behavioral health unit. The shirts she created had the message, “End […]

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Corinth Library Book Sale Saturday

The Corinth Library’s annual book sale is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items available include hardcover books, paperbacks, books on cassette, children’s material, book sets, Bibles, puzzles and more.

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Modern Woodmen Members Assemble Hygiene Bags

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Modern Woodmen of America members in Corinth recently came together to assemble over 300 hygiene bags. The project took place Tuesday at Church of the Crossroads in Corinth and benefited area schools and ministries. “We’re so happy to support our community in this way,” said Jonathan Marsh, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “Events like this […]

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Alcorn School District Graded ‘B’

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Staff reports The Alcorn School District was graded a “B” in the latest state accountability results released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education. The Alcorn School District was one of 43 “B” districts in the state. Here is a breakdown of how individual schools in the Alcorn School District were graded: Alcorn Central Alcorn […]

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Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Meth Arrest

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Staff reports A 26-year-old Corinth man was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office after he was allegedly found to be in possession of about 10 grams of methamphetamine, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The suspect, Curtis Lee Collins, was also found to be in possession of methylphenidate, which is a stimulant pill and […]

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Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office Assists With Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting

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Staff reports The Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office this month assisted with a nationwide human trafficking crackdown that resulted in the recovery of 84 minors and the arrest of 120 traffickers across the United States. Two traffickers and 20 individuals associated with prostitution in Mississippi were arrested by the FBI Jackson Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force […]

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