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Wildlife Tasting Supper Brings Hundreds to Crossroads Arena

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Rattlesnake dressing, wild hog sausage rolls and duck with cheesy grits were just some of the delicacies at the 38th Annual Wildlife Tasting Supper at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth Tuesday night. “It’s just a really big community event,” said Sandy Coleman Mitchell,…

Sen. Parks Wants to Help Cities Improve Infrastructure

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Sen. Rita Potts Parks, R-Corinth, plans to co-sponsor a bill in this year’s legislative session to allow cities to keep more sales tax revenue to improve infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Currently, Corinth and other cities only get back 18.5 percent…

Corinth Sidewalk, Lighting Project Slated for Spring

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A large sidewalk and lighting improvement project in the city of Corinth could go out for bid in late winter or early spring, according to Street Commissioner Philip Verdung. The project involves improving sidewalks and installing lighting on Meigg Street between Cass Street…

Corinth Man Allegedly Shot Estranged Wife’s Vehicle

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 23-year-old Corinth man has been charged with felony drive-by shooting, according to police. Dezmon Keith allegedly shot his estranged wife’s vehicle with a handgun while she was in the vehicle, Corinth Police Detective Dell Green said. The alleged incident happened last Thursday…

Fiber Ready Designation May Attract More Jobs to Industrial Park

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth/Alcorn Industrial Park on Monday was certified as AT&T Fiber Ready, which could help attract jobs, officials said. The designation allows local economic development officials to stress the presence of high-speed, fiber Internet services in the industrial park when companies are looking…

Pothole Repair

City of Corinth Street Department workers repair a pothole at the corner of Linden and Cass streets Monday morning.

Corinth Mayor Wants Citizens to Vote on Sales Tax Hike for Projects

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor CORINTH – Mayor Tommy Irwin continues to fight to give citizens the chance to decide whether they want to tax themselves at a higher rate to improve infrastructure in the city. Irwin wants the state Legislature to allow the city of Corinth to…

Corinth Veterans Ride Service Needs More Drivers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor CORINTH – Parked outside the Alcorn County Courthouse is a humble van that does much to serve veterans in the Corinth area. More volunteer drivers are needed for the service that transports local veterans from the courthouse to the Memphis VA Medical Center,…

City Road Crews Respond to Winter Storm

As the snow started falling in Corinth early this afternoon, city of Corinth Street Department workers jumped into action treating roads and bridges. Corinth is under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Street crews used salt and brine to combat potentially slick conditions.    

City Ready for Snowstorm

The Corinth-area forecast today calls for snow this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis. The city of Corinth Street Department has been making preparations to treat roads if the snow hits the area, according to Street Commissioner Philip Verdung. The snow could be heavy at times, and…

Corinth Street Department Prepares for Winter Storm

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The city of Corinth Street Department is keeping a close eye on the winter storm that seems to be headed this way. Motorists should stay off the roads if possible if heavy winter weather hits the area, an official said. “There is no…

UPDATE: Corinth Under Winter Storm Warning Until 6 p.m.

Corinth is under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m., according to the the National Weather Service in Memphis. Snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is possible today in Corinth.   Saturday the high is expected to be around 32 with a low of 14 Saturday night.…

OSHA fines Corinth company $56,000 for safety violations

Corinth Today CORINTH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Mississippi Polymers in Corinth for 11 “serious” safety violations. OSHA also proposes fines totaling more than $56,0000 against the company. Mississippi Polymers has 15 business days after receiving the citations and proposed penalties to…

Introducing Corinth Today!

Corinth, today, is a city proud of its past but not resting on it. Corinth, today, is a city full of charm with a vision of where it wants to go, and is already well along that path. Corinth, today, is the seat of a county made up of good…

Alcorn woman earns right to sue Corinth

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a woman has the right to sue Corinth after her house was twice flooded with sewage in 2012.

The entrepreneur: Biggersville man does what he wants to do

  By M. Scott Morris Corinth Today BIGGERSVILLE – Jay Baxter, 72, said his wife told him he had to quit sometime. “Monday to Friday, I don’t do nothing,” he said. “Saturday and Sunday, I do less.” Baxter said it with a smile, but he wasn’t exactly truthful. A few…

Four injured in Corinth plane crash

By William Moore Corinth Today CORINTH – A Christmas Eve plane crash in Alcorn County sent four people to the hospital, one with serious injuries. The plane, piloted by Dr. David Chase of Booneville, had mechanical problems shortly after takeoff Thursday morning. While attempting to return to Roscoe Turner Airport…

Alcorn County conviction overturned

A Corinth man will get a new trial after the Mississippi Court of Appeals reversed a lower court conviction.

Corinth among three Civil War battlefields to receive grant money

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis recently announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve over 180 acres at three of America’s Civil War battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development including Corinth.