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Community Can Share Input in Alcorn Schools Superintendent Search

Local residents will be given a chance to say what characteristics they would like to see in the next superintendent of the Alcorn School District. A community meeting will be held March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Crossroads Arena to let people share their input. The Alcorn School Board…

Hee Haw Show Is March 15-16 in Corinth

Event Will Raise Money to Fight Cancer By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Hee Haw variety show will take place in Corinth on March 15 and 16 to raise money for the fight against cancer. The event will take place at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center, 404 Taylor St., and is…

Sprucing Up the Corinth Roundabout

From left, Cody Garrett, Ray Entrekin and Lon Moore spread mulch at the Harper Road roundabout by Lonnie’s Sporting Goods in Corinth on Wednesday morning. The sunny skies and warmer weather on Wednesday provided a preview to spring.  (Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

Corinth Symphony to Perform Saturday

The Corinth Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert will be held Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center, 404 Taylor St. The concert will feature a professional orchestra of approximately 40 musicians from the Mid-South area. There will also be a trio of tenor soloists, high school…

Girl Sponsors Pet Day at MS Care Center

Jr. Miss North Mississippi Addison Shaw sponsored a pet day at MS Care Center of Alcorn County on Saturday. She brought two dogs from the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter to MS Care Center to let the residents see, pet and hold the animals. She said it was a great experience for…

Water Inside Catfish Hotel

Water is now in Hagy’s Catfish Hotel in Shiloh, Tenn., the restaurant has reported on its Facebook page. Here is what the restaurant posted on its Facebook page Monday morning: “We are sad to post today that the water is now inside the restaurant. I wasn’t able to go, myself, but…

Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Arrests

Three Corinth residents were arrested early Thursday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The suspects — Justin Wade Mills, 28; Kimberly Dawn Luker, 24; and Joseph Lynn Bowden, 32 — were arrested after a traffic stop at the U.S. Highway 45…

Federal Grants to Support Rural Healthcare

About $6.4 Million Available for Improved Patient Care A new funding opportunity is available for up to 32 public or nonprofit healthcare providers in rural areas. The goal of the federal program is to improve patient care in rural communities. About $6.4 million is expected to be invested in the…

Corinth Payless Going Out of Business

All Payless ShoeSource stores nationwide are closing. A large “Store Closing” sign is posted on the front of the Corinth Payless store on U.S. Highway 72 East in the East Town shopping center. Several signs on the front of the Corinth store say, “Everything on Sale.” A notice on the…

Rural Women Healthcare Funding to be Announced Soon

A recent study said about 50 percent of U.S. counties lacked a single OB-GYN. But Corinth and Alcorn County have a number of OB-GYNs, according to Magnolia Regional Health Center spokesman Ben Tucker. More than 10 million women lived in those counties lacking an OB-GYN, according to the study by…

Advanced Degrees on Rise in U.S.

The number of U.S. residents with master’s or doctoral degrees has risen significantly in the past two decades, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 2000, the number of people age 25 and over whose highest degree was a master’s has doubled to 21 million. The…

Biggersville School Volunteer Honored With Fire Department Service Award

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A longtime Biggersville school volunteer was honored at the basketball game Tuesday night. Rachel Stafford has been volunteering in the concession stand at Biggersville sporting events since 1980 — almost 40 years. “I just love the school,” said Stafford. She was presented with the Bagwell Service…