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World War I Ended 100 Years Ago

By Kelly Ann Holder U.S. Census Bureau The “War to End All Wars” came to an end on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. A year later on Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day, the precursor to what…

‘Eyewitnesses’ Will Testify Off-Duty Trooper Was ‘Intoxicated,’ ‘Aggressive,’ Lawyers Say

DA: Statements are ‘speculative at this point’ By Josh Mitchell Corrinth Today News Editor “Eyewitnesses” will testify that an off-duty trooper was “intoxicated” and “aggressive” when he was fatally shot over a month ago in Big Hatchie Bottom near the Tippah/Alcorn County line, according to the suspect’s attorneys. Defense attorneys…

Capital Murder Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper Shooting Released From Jail

Preliminary Hearing Postponed as State Cites ‘Fluid’ Investigation By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper over a month ago was released from jail Friday afternoon, his attorneys said. Troy Anthony Eaton, 43, of Rienzi,…

Unofficial ‘F’ Rating Given to Corinth High School, Overall District ‘C’

Childress: Grade Does Not Reflect District’s ‘True’ Achievement By Dillon Mullan  For Corinth Today Corinth High School is receiving an unofficial “F” accountability rating from the state, and the district overall is getting a “C” after issues were disputed regarding how to measure the district, which operates under a unique…

Walnut Woman Dies in Alcorn County Crash

A 25-year-old Walnut woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Alcorn County on Wednesday night, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Haley Wilbanks was apparently driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 72 when she collided head-on with an 18-wheeler, an MHP news release states. The 18-wheeler…

Officials Release Name of Woman Airlifted After Wreck With MHP Trooper

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 20-year-old Booneville woman was airlifted to Tupelo after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash with a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, an MHP news release states. It appeared Savanna Sheppard “pulled into the path” of the highway patrol trooper and…

UPDATE: One Person Reportedly Airlifted After Crash With MHP Unit in Burnsville

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor UPDATE: Here is the latest information Corinth Today has received regarding a wreck involving a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle Tuesday night at around 5:30 p.m. in the Burnsville area. There were no fatalities in the wreck as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to…

UPDATE: One Person Reportedly Airlifted After Crash With MHP Unit in Burnsville

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor UPDATE: Here is the latest information Corinth Today has received regarding a wreck involving a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle Tuesday night at around 5:30 p.m. in the Burnsville area. There were no fatalities in the wreck as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to…

Sheriff: ‘No Evidence of Criminal Act’ in Reports of Shots Fired in Farmington Area Saturday

UPDATE: Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said early Sunday there was not a drive-by shooting Saturday night in the Farmington area. “We have no evidence of a criminal act — just reports of individuals hearing shots,” the sheriff said. Multiple people in the area reported hearing around seven to eight…