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Man Who Worked as Principal Indicted for Alleged Fondling, Court Records Show

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 37-year-old man who served as a principal was indicted last month for allegedly fondling a child under 18, Alcorn County Circuit Court records show. North Corinth Christian Academy is mentioned in the indictment. Michael Shane Casabella was in a “position of trust…

County Supervisors Present Scholarship to Local Youth

The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors presented a $500 college scholarship to a local youth on Monday. The scholarship was from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, which awarded about 70 of them around the state. Chancery Clerk Greg Younger said he is grateful that an Alcorn County youth was the…

Downtown Shock: Part of Brick Building Falls Down

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Bricks showered down onto the street and sidewalk Tuesday afternoon in downtown Corinth when a portion of a brick wall suddenly collapsed. There were no reported injuries, but there was vehicle damage, a crushed awning and a smashed building window, however if you…

Large, Small Industries of the Year Honored at Luncheon

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two local organizations were awarded as the small and large industries of the year during a luncheon in Corinth on Monday. Alcorn Industries won the small industry of the year award, and Magnolia Regional Health Center was named the large industry of the…

Community Colleges Can Help With State’s Workforce Shortage, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor More skilled workers are needed in Mississippi, and community colleges can help fill the void, a state official told business and government leaders in Corinth on Monday. “Mississippi business and industry have a desperate need for a skilled workforce right now . .…

Corinth Collision Center Offers Honest, Dependable Service, Manager Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The manager of a local auto body business was just a baby in a walker when he started spending time in a shop with his dad. “I just grew up in it,” said Heath Lowery of Corinth Collision Center, 810 S. Parkway, (near…

Biggersville Fifth Grade Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Story and photos by Abby Vanderford For Corinth Today Biggersville Elementary School fifth grade students were recognized Friday morning in a graduation ceremony for D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Deputy Larry Duncan taught drug and alcohol safety and awareness to the group of students for 10 weeks. “There’s a…

Local Youth Show Skills in Crossroads Poetry Project — Read the Winning Poems

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor This article features the winning poems submitted by the first place winners of the eighth season of the Crossroads Poetry Project. You can read them below. “I’m always excited about our contest because to me it shows the talent of the young people…

Civitans Holding Steak Sale in Front of Gardner’s Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor On Saturday in Corinth you can enjoy a steak dinner and help a good cause at the same time. The Corinth Civitan Club will hold its annual steak sale in front of Gardner’s Supermarket from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Money made at…

Corinth School Board Approves Employee Pay Raises

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School Board on Thursday night approved a 3 percent salary increase for district administrators and support staff. Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress said those employees work “extremely hard.” In addition, the school board approved the teacher salary schedule, which includes a step…

Retiring Kossuth Elementary Principal Looks Back on 40-Year Career

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Kossuth Elementary Principal Joe Horton rode his dad’s school bus when he was a boy in McNairy County. His dad was also a “small-time farmer,” and his mom stayed at home with the children and helped in the fields. Horton was one of…

Body With Gunshot Wounds Discovered Early Thursday in Alcorn County

The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office discovered a deceased male with multiple gunshot wounds shortly after midnight Thursday after a motorist reported seeing a possible body, the sheriff said. At about 12:15 a.m. a motorist contacted 911 in regards to seeing a possible body on the side of County Road 418…

MRHC: Graduate Medical Education Continues to Improve

From Magnolia Regional Health Center The Graduate Medical Education program at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth continues to raise the bar. The program is only one of two Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine programs in the state, with the other one at the University of Mississippi Medical Center…

Community Meeting to Help Local Youth Is Friday in Corinth

The public is invited to attend a community meeting on Friday in Corinth to share ideas on how to engage local youth in a positive manner. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club at 511 Clark St. behind the city park. There will be guest…

Civitan Scholarships to Help Students Achieve College Education Goals

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Civitan Club on Wednesday awarded scholarships to four local high school seniors to assist with their college education. The Civitan scholarship fund is named in honor of famous pilot Roscoe Turner, who was a Corinth native. “He was a very interesting…

Photo Gallery: Outdoor Movie in Downtown Corinth

Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The free outdoor movie put on by Main Street Corinth last Friday drew a big crowd to the C.A.R.E. Garden by the Depot. Families had picnics, children played and adults visited at the event, which is called Films on Fillmore. “The Good Dinosaur” was shown,…

Retiring Alcorn School District Employees Recognized

Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell recognized many retiring employees at the school board meeting on Monday. Mitchell said the employees touched many lives and influenced children in a positive manner. Below is a list of the employees who are retiring this year and the number of years they served.…

Student Transfers Out of District Divide Alcorn School Board

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District board members on Monday were split on the controversial issue of students transferring out of the district. Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell said he thinks the school district should take steps to prevent students from leaving the district if there is…

Guests Enjoy Derby Party at Verandah-Curlee House

Story and Photos by Abby Vanderford For Corinth Today The Verandah-Curlee House was bustling with guests Saturday evening for the Friends of the Siege & Battle of Corinth’s Derby Party. Presented by Cooley & Labas Financial Advisors, the Derby Party was held to raise money for the restoration of the…

Local Merchants Very Pleased With Sales After Big Weekend in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth merchants said they had a very successful weekend of business with Mother’s Day, the Coke 10k run and the Green Market all taking place at the same time. “Sales were phenomenal for us,” said Brenda Barbour, owner of Lipchic Boutique in Corinth’s…

King Kars Continues Family Legacy of Business Ownership in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Ricky King’s grandfather operated a mule barn in Corinth in the 1930s and sold the animals to the Army. King’s dad, Clyde, owned the American Motors dealership in Corinth and sold Ambassadors, Javelins and Ramblers. His dad also sold Simcas And Sunbeams, which…