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Glen Woman Charged With Aggravated DUI in Crash That Killed Teen, Documents Show

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 19-year-old Alcorn County woman has been indicted on a charge of aggravated DUI in a 2016 crash near Kossuth that killed a Glen teen who was in the same vehicle, official documents show. Steelie S. Mincy of Glen was operating the 2003 Cadillac Escalade when the one-vehicle […]

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Corinth Mayor Plans Meeting to Discuss Playground

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin said he plans to meet with local park officials next week to discuss the Crossroads Regional Park playground, which was closed in July due to safety concerns. A specific date had not been set for the meeting. Irwin said it is “absolutely” important for […]

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Kossuth Family Has Fun Making Snow

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Kossuth family’s backyard looks more like a Colorado ski resort than Alcorn County. Allie Bradford, 7, and her 4-year-old brother, Hayden, laughed and played on a big hill of snow Wednesday. Even adults, including their mom, Mary Allison Bradford, have fun sledding at high speeds down the […]

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Bill Would Allow Teachers to Carry Concealed Guns at School

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Teachers and principals could carry concealed firearms on school grounds under a bill sponsored by State Rep. Lester Carpenter, R-Burnsville. Allowing one or two trained personnel to carry concealed firearms could make schools more secure, Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said. Potential perpetrators may be more reluctant […]

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Blood Supplies at ‘Crisis’ Level, Drive Underway in Corinth

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Mississippi Blood Services is at “crisis-level” inventory and is holding a two-day blood drive at the Corinth Walmart on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. People who donate with MBS from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa card. The […]

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Three Officers Resign From Corinth Police Department

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Three police officers recently resigned from the Corinth Police Department, Chief Ralph Dance said. The mayor and board of aldermen accepted the resignations of the officers Tuesday night. The board on Tuesday also hired an officer who is already certified and previously worked for the Corinth Police Department, […]

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Frigid Weather Continues Through Friday, Warmer Saturday

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Staff reports Frigid temperatures are forecast to continue through the week in Alcorn County and start inching up Saturday. The high on Tuesday afternoon is 27 degrees with a low of around 13 degrees with scattered flurries possible Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service. The high Wednesday will be around 35 degrees with […]

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Readers Share Hopes for Community in 2018

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Staff reports Corinth Today posted a question on its Facebook page on New Year’s Eve asking readers what their hopes were for Corinth and Alcorn County in 2018. Below is a summary of the readers’ responses: Numerous people said they would like to see more restaurants. Specific eateries mentioned included Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Wingstop and […]

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Agencies Respond to House Fire in Farmington Area

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Farmington Fire Department and other agencies responded to a house fire at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on County Road 170. The house was basically ruled a complete loss after the fire, said Farmington Fire Chief Jeremy Childers. No one was injured in the fire, Childers added. The cause was undetermined. […]

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Biggersville Firefighter Injured Looking for People in Burning House

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Biggersville Fire & Rescue firefighter was injured as he tried to enter a burning house through a window on New Year’s Eve to see if anyone was inside. Flames surrounded the frontdoor to the house, so firefighters brought a ladder to the window to make entry. Part […]

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Free School Supplies, Clothes Will Be Provided Saturday at Corinth Boys & Girls Club

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Free clothes and school supplies for children will be available this Saturday at the Corinth Boys & Girls Club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Second Semester Back to School Bash. There will also be a free cookout. People can donate clothes, which should be in very good condition, […]

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Living Free’s Christmas Day Meal at ACHS Brings Joy

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Community members from babies to senior citizens shared a joyful time Monday during the annual Christmas Day meal hosted by Living Free Ministries and Alcorn Central High School. People enjoyed a traditional Christmas meal as they gathered around tables adorned with flowers in the ACHS cafeteria. Living Free […]

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City Trash Routes Altered for Holidays

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The street department will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. The Monday and Tuesday routes will run on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m.

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Christmas Eve Fire Destroys Wenasoga House

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Numerous departments responded to a house fire in the Wenasoga area on Christmas Eve morning. No one was hurt in the fire, which was reported at around 6 a.m., Wenasoga Fire Chief Perry Stricklin said. It occurred about one mile outside of the Corinth city limits at 1666 County Road 700. […]

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New Program in Corinth to Fight Opioid Abuse

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County residents who have fallen victim to the opioid epidemic now have a new service available in Corinth to help them. Region IV Mental Health Services started accepting clients this month for its new Medication Assisted Treatment program. People with opioid addictions will be prescribed medications to […]

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