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Photo Gallery: Easter Bunny Hops Into Zaxby’s

Photos by Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor With Easter less than a week away, the big Bunny hopped his way over to Zaxby’s in Corinth on Tuesday night to enjoy his time with the children. The Easter Bunny posed for many pictures with children as their parents dined in…

Alcorn County’s Financial Support of Animal Shelter Discussed

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Dogs are running loose, the animal shelter is in substandard condition and expenses are going up, an official told the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors Monday evening. The county supervisors were asked to revisit the budget to see what can be done with…

Two Drivers Flown to Memphis Hospital After Monday Wreck in Alcorn County

Two people are in critical condition after a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 72 West in Alcorn County, according to the highway patrol. It appeared Jonathan Forsyth, 20, of Corinth, was traveling eastbound and attempted to turn onto County Road 745 when he apparently pulled into the path of…

Bids for Alcorn County Road Work Taken Under Advisement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Monday evening opened three bids from contractors to do work on various county roads. The bids were not for specific county roads but instead are blanket prices that can be used for work throughout the year, officials say. These bids…

Church to Return ‘Stronger’ After Blaze, Official Says

Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Workers congregated outside of Corinth First United Methodist Church on Monday as cleanup efforts continued after an early morning fire a little over a week ago. The fire, which was still under investigation last week, caused smoke and fire damage to the facility on…

Photo Gallery: Corinth Black Rodeo at Crossroads Arena

Many people turned out for the first Corinth Black Rodeo on Saturday night at the Crossroads Arena. Check out this photo gallery of some of the attendees, cowboys and cowgirls.    

Photo Gallery: Easter Bunny Visits American Legion

Photos by Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Easter Bunny paid a visit to American Legion Post 6 in Corinth on Saturday morning. Everyone from babies to veterans enjoyed visiting with the Easter Bunny. The event also featured a pancake and sausage breakfast. It was sponsored by the Perry…

More Child Care Inspectors Are Needed, State Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor More child care facility inspectors are needed at the Mississippi State Department of Health, an official told Corinth Today. This week, the state department of health issued an emergency license suspension notice to Circle Y Child Care of Alcorn County due to allegations…

Corinth Black Rodeo is Saturday at Crossroads Arena

The first Corinth Open Black Rodeo will take place Saturday, March 19, at the Crossroads Arena, 2800 S. Harper Road, Corinth. It starts at 7:30 p.m., and the event will also feature live performances by Jwonn and Big Yayo with guest DJ Rick Don’t Go Mason. Tickets can be purchased…

Corinth Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

A Corinth man pleaded guilty to second degree murder and will spend the next 30 years in prison. Amartrie Jamar Moss, 18, entered the plea Friday before Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner. The plea deal was approved by the victim’s mother, who spoke to Moss before he was sentenced. “Any…

Circle Y Was Found to Be ‘In Compliance’ After ‘Unsubstantiated’ 2012 Complaint

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Prior to the most recent complaint against Circle Y Child Care, the last complaint was in October of 2012, and it was determined to be “unsubstantiated,” according to the state department of health. The 2012 complaint “alleged that the facility was heating infant…

Last Complaint Against Circle Y Was in 2012, Findings Were Not Substantiated

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth child care facility that had its license suspended over possible sexual and physical abuse of children was originally licensed in August of 2009 with a capacity of 100 children, according to an official. The state department of health issued an emergency…

Child Care License Suspended Over Possible Sexual, Physical Abuse

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday issued an emergency license suspension to a Corinth child care facility over concerns of possible sexual and physical abuse. Read the notice from the department of health here: notice 001 A notice posted on the door of Circle Y Child Care stated, “Specifically,…

Trailer Park Residents React to Townhome Proposal

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Westside Trailer Park resident Brianna Palm held her baby as she stood at the front door of her home Wednesday. She and Emilio Cruz recently bought the trailer on Bradley Road in Corinth. Their baby, Emily Faith, is about to turn 1-year-old, and…

Linden Street Storm Drain Project to Begin Soon

By Josh Mitchell Corinth today News Editor Work will soon begin on a Linden Street project between the railroad tracks and Douglas Street that involves converting 16 metal tops on storm drains to concrete. In addition, six of the drain boxes will be replaced and eight will be improved. City…

Man Says He Was Attacked in Corinth Parking Lot Wednesday Morning

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A man had a significant amount of blood on his shirt and a bandage wrapped around his head as he talked to authorities in the Dirt Cheap store in Corinth on Wednesday morning around 11. The man, David Layne, 54, of Iuka, said…

Cancer Survivors to Speak at Corinth Library Thursday

Cancer survivors will speak at the Corinth Library about their experiences Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Other survivors may benefit from attending, said Lanell Coln, a pancreatic cancer survivor who will speak at the event. Breast cancer survivor Kim Hardwick will also speak. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a…

Molly Warren Crowned Miss Corinth 2016

By June Plaxco For Corinth Today The Miss Corinth Pageant took place Sunday at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center. Molly Warren was crowned Miss Corinth. Contestants ranged in age from 13 months to 20 years old. Other winners were: Wee Miss Ava Claire Marcinek; Tiny Miss Ella Danielle Swindle; Petite…

Corinth American Legion to Host Pancakes With the Easter Bunny Saturday

Corinth American Legion Post 6 will host a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 19. It is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the address is 511 S. Tate St. Children can have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $6 and $4…

Corinth Mayor Stresses Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin recently warned residents about the danger of colorectal cancer and the importance of people 50 and over getting screened. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. “I want to talk to you men and women, especially if you’re 50 years of age or older,” Irwin said. “It…

Crossroads Poetry Project Holds Eighth Annual Writing Contest

By June Plaxco For Corinth Today This is the eighth year that the Crossroads Poetry Project has sponsored a poetry writing contest open to all students in Corinth and Alcorn County. It is too late to enter this year’s contest, but it’s never too late to enjoy poetry thanks to…

Glen Man Discharged From Hospital After Motorcycle Wreck

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 28-year-old Glen man who was injured in a motorcycle wreck Sunday was discharged this morning from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, a hospital spokesman said. Chad Strickland was airlifted from the scene of the crash to the Tupelo hospital, Sheriff Ben…

Alcorn County Jail Docket, March 9-14

Rebecca Jean Voyles Jones, 34, Corinth Police, (warrant) petit larceny; Pennie Michelle Rogers, 37, Farmington Police, shoplifting 2nd, trespassing Lauren Christen Allen, 21, Corinth Police, warrants for speeding and driving while license suspended; Eric Lee Stricklin, 28, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, child neglect; Jessica Shea Hembree, 20, Alcorn County Sheriff’s…