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Former Meth Addict Says He Was a ‘Lost Person,’ Credits God for Changing Life

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth part in a series of stories about mental health and substance abuse services in Corinth and Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Brandon Meeks of Prentiss County said he was “junk, scum and a lost person” when he was addicted to…

So Far, Four Submit Paperwork to Run for Alcorn School Board, Deadline Is Sept. 9

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Those seeking seats on the Alcorn School Board in November have started to submit paperwork with the circuit clerk’s office. April Smith Burns, 42, of Corinth, has submitted paperwork to run for the First District seat; Brandon L. Jones, 32, Corinth, Second District;…

Corinth Ruby Tuesday Not Impacted by National Closures

The Corinth Ruby Tuesday will remain open. “I can confirm that the Corinth, MS Ruby Tuesday restaurant is not one of the 95 corporate owned restaurants closing,” Ruby Tuesday spokeswoman Christine Beggan stated in an email to Corinth Today. The company is closing 95 restaurants to strengthen the organization. The…

Corinth Elks Hold Officer Appreciation Day

The Corinth Elks Lodge held its annual Officer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the lodge. The event featured a fish dinner for the Corinth Police Department, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters, ambulance personnel, Farmington Police, dispatchers and Air Evac. Crossroads Seafood provided the shrimp.

Monday Business Feature: Car-Mart Focused on Customers, Community

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Car-Mart recently showed its commitment to the community when it held a cookout for law enforcement and presented gifts to the police department. The business was also going to do a similar meal for the fire department and ambulance officials. “We’re very community…

Warriors Win Season Opener With New Head Football Coach, 35-6 Over Aberdeen

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor New Corinth High School Head Football Coach Todd Lowery started off his season with a 35-6 home victory over the Aberdeen Bulldogs Friday. The Warriors were up 6-0 in the first quarter, and Tameric Perry made it 12-0 on a fourth down conversion…

Alcorn County Loses Teen Counseling Program

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Children struggling with substance abuse and other problems have turned their lives around with the help of a program in Tishomingo…

Corinth Fire Department Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacancies

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch does not want the department to get into a bind with a lack of firefighters. Currently, there are three openings for full-time, entry-level firefighters. To complicate matters further, a number of firefighters are getting very close to retirement.…

Handcrafted Soaps Made in Corinth to Be Sold at Whole Foods

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The national supermarket Whole Foods will soon carry handcrafted soaps and other products made by a Corinth business. Jennifer Timbes, owner of Cottage Garden on Waldron Street in Corinth, is a third-generation soap maker. Her grandmother, Emma Sides, had 12 children and made…

Adolescent Crisis Center Would Help Alcorn County, Counselor Says

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is “scary” how popular meth is right now, a local mental health counselor said. Methamphetamine is even a problem with children…

Some People Are in Mental Health Crisis for Months Before Seeking Treatment

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor People are often in a mental health crisis for months before they finally call for help, said a local counselor. “From…

Corinth Aldermen Hire Firm to Study Sewer Rates

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A review of city of Corinth sewer rates will be conducted to make sure the fees are appropriate for the future operation of the department. The Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night voted to hire Cook Coggin Engineers to conduct the study.…

City Approves Permit for Corinth Craft Beer Festival

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night approved a special event permit for a craft beer festival to take place Oct. 22 in downtown Corinth. The event is being organized by the Flying Pig Craft Beer Market of Corinth. “It’s going to…

Business of the Week: Langley Wealth Management Customizes Retirement Plans

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Brian Langley helps clients be good stewards of the money God has blessed them with so they can pass it on to the next generation. “Langley Wealth Management in downtown Corinth knows clients on a personal level and tailors retirement plans to meet…

Ruby Tuesday to Close 95 Restaurants, Unknown if Corinth Location Impacted

Staff reports Ruby Tuesday Inc. announced last week that it will close about 95 underperforming restaurants. Management at the Corinth Ruby Tuesday said it was not allowed to speak with the press in regards to whether the Corinth location would be impacted. The local restaurant directed inquiries to the corporate…

Local Law Enforcement Treated to Lunch at MS Care Center in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is important to show local law enforcement officers they are appreciated, said Ray Jones, the administrator of MS Care Center of Alcorn County. That’s why he and his staff prepared and served a large lunch to the Corinth Police Department and Alcorn…

Photo Gallery: Corinth Bikers Support ‘Miracle Baby’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A crowd of motorcyclists and other supporters showed up Saturday morning at Arby’s in Corinth to support the “Miracle Baby.” Eva Charlotte Fisher, the granddaughter of Corinth residents Danny and Sheryl Cook, was born April 27 in Jacksonville, Fla. weighing 3 pounds, 12…

Alcorn County Economic Development Official Taking New Job in Alabama

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County’s head economic development official is taking a new career opportunity in northeast Alabama. Gary Chandler, president and chief operating officer of The Alliance, will lead the Jackson County, Ala. Economic Development Authority. He has been the president of The Alliance for…

Rienzi Couple Charged With Burglary in Prentiss County

BOONEVILLE – Surveillance video of a Monday break-in led to the arrest of a Rienzi man and woman on felony charges. According to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar, the video showed the suspects’ vehicle and led deputies to stop a 2002 Silver Trailblazer pulling a trailer Wednesday morning in the…

Alzheimer’s Benefit at t. feazell to Include ‘Taste of Corinth’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A social event will be held at t. feazell in downtown Corinth on Aug. 18 from 6-9 p.m. to benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Tadd Feazell said the event is in memory of his late grandmother, Emma Ophelia Hammock Price, who battled…

Alcorn County Delta Waterfowl to Hold Heroes Hunt on Sept. 11

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County wildlife conservation organization will hold a Heroes Hunt for local emergency responders and veterans. The dove hunt will be on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and honor the responders who lost their lives in the tragedy. “It’s…

Corinth Nutcracker Planning Underway, Auditions to Be Announced Soon

Members of the Corinth Ballet recently held their first planning meeting for the 2016 Nutcracker performance. The performances will be Dec. 9-11, and auditions for dancers will be announced soon. Corinth Ballet is currently seeking a sponsor for the performance. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 1. The performance will…

‘Miracle Baby’ Fundraiser Is This Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fundraiser, including a motorcycle ride, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 13, at Arby’s in Corinth to help with medical expenses and care for the “Miracle Baby.” Eva Charlotte Fisher, the granddaughter of Corinth residents Danny and Sheryl Cook, was born April 27…