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Alcorn County May Do Overlays In-House to Save Money, Improve More Roads

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County supervisors are looking at using in-house labor to overlay county roads in the future to see if it could save money and get more work done, but there would be equipment costs. Meanwhile, Pearl River County does its own road paving…

Early Civil War Flag to be Donated in Corinth Wednesday

A flag representing one of the earliest Civil War companies to arrive in Corinth will be formally donated to Shiloh National Military Park on Wednesday. The flag will be a permanent part of the collection and displayed at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. The donation of the 11th Mississippi…

Upcoming Community Gathering Seeks Solutions for Corinth Youth, Resident Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A community meeting will be held this month in hopes of coming up with ideas to engage the youth in a positive manner, a Corinth resident said. “We’re basically trying to come up with a solution to the problem,” said Omar Golden. Local…

Color Run Promotes Autism Awareness, Acceptance in Corinth

Story and Photos by Abby Vanderford For Corinth Today The threat of swollen rain clouds did not stop the community from coming out to participate in the Reconnect4Autism Color Run on Saturday morning. (Please see the photo gallery below) Reconnect4Autism held its second annual Color Run at Crossroads Regional Park to…

75-Hour Bible Reading Kicks Off in Front of Alcorn County Courthouse

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Rain did not stop the kickoff of the 75-hour Bible reading in front of the Alcorn County Courthouse on Monday. At around 8 a.m., the first chapter of Genesis started being read, and the plan is to have the full Bible read out loud…

Lesley’s Floor Designs Offers Expertise, Large Selection

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Lesley Raines started out at the “very bottom” of his profession but worked diligently to become the business owner he is today. After he got laid off from a factory when he was around 20 years old, he took work as a “grunt…

Woman Transported by Ambulance Saturday After Wreck Near Kossuth, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A woman was transported by ambulance Saturday night after a wreck on County Road 605, according to Kossuth Fire Chief Adron Hodum. The Biggersville Volunteer Fire Department, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office and Magnolia Ambulance also responded to the scene. County Road 605 is…

Photos: Many Honor Fallen Soldier in Corinth, Support Veterans

Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Take a look at the photo gallery below of the sixth annual motorcycle ride to honor U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Seth Ricketts of Glen on Saturday at the Corinth American Legion. Ricketts, who was with the 82nd Airborne, was killed in Afghanistan in February of…

Photo Gallery: Alcorn County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

The Alcorn County Branch of the NAACP held its 35th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet with the theme of “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice” on Friday at the Easom Community Center in Corinth. Please see the photo gallery below. Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today  

Photos: Corinth Pickin’ on the Square Starts Outdoor Season

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Pickin’ on the Square started its outdoor performances again on Thursday night. (Please see pictures below of some of the musicians.) Bluegrass music is played on Thursdays in front of the Alcorn County Courthouse starting at 7 p.m. Various bands are featured,…

Photos: North Corinth Christian Academy Students Tour Post Office

Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Students from North Corinth Christian Academy took a tour of the Corinth Post Office on Thursday. (Please see the photo gallery below.) The students went on a trolley tour with stops at the tourism office, Crossroads Museum, the library and Borroum’s Drug Store for lunch.…

Fallen Soldier Will Be Honored by Helping Other Veterans Saturday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local solider who died serving the country will be remembered Saturday during a large event at the Corinth American Legion. Not only will the event honor the sacrifice made by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Seth Ricketts of Glen, but it will also…

Color Run/Walk for Autism Awareness Is Saturday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth will be full of color on Saturday as runners and walkers set out to raise autism awareness. Reconnect4Autism will hold a color run and walk, and participants will be covered with colored cornstarch as they make their way…

Production Expected to Resume ‘Very Quickly’ After Fire at Mississippi Silicon

BURNSVILLE – Employees at the Mississippi Silicon plant in Burnsville discovered a “minor” fire at the facility early Thursday, according to the company. No one was injured in the fire, which was in a furnace building, and damage was minimal, officials said. The fire was reported at around 5 a.m.,…

Student Detained After Allegedly Having Weapon on Campus

A Corinth High School student has been detained after it was reported Thursday morning that he allegedly had a weapon on campus and threatened another student, according to a news release. “He is 18, and he is a student,” Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance said around noon Thursday. “We are…

Name of Corinth Man Who Died After Shooting Incident Released

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The name of a 19-year-old Corinth man who died Tuesday after a shooting incident has been released. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said Deondre Simmons died after being shot once in the chest. He was pronounced dead at Magnolia Regional Health Center in…

Free Screening for Heart Disease Risk Factors Is Friday in Corinth

A free screening for heart disease risk factors will be offered Friday, April 29, in Corinth. “We just want the public to be more aware of coronary artery disease . . .,” said Cristi Heg with the Mississippi University for Women nursing program. Participants will learn what factors create a…

Community Can Help Children Learn About Careers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A $2.5 million surgical robot, a 747 cockpit and moon buggies are some of the impressive sights Corinth and Alcorn County eighth-grade students may see at a massive career expo. The expo provides children with a magical experience in terms of learning about…

Corinth Male Dies Tuesday After Shooting Incident, Coroner Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth male died Tuesday after being shot, according to Coroner Jay Jones. It appears the victim was in his late teens or early 20s, Jones said, adding that the investigation is ongoing. Numerous Corinth Police vehicles responded to Cemetery Street in Corinth…

‘Why Would You Shoot Him That Many Times?’ Brother of Deceased Man Asks

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Family members of a Corinth man who was fatally shot Saturday have raised concerns about his death. Corinth Police have determined that the shooter acted in self-defense when he killed Lewis Boyd, 61, 1704 Proper St. According to police, Boyd forced himself into…

Shooting Was a Matter of Self Defense, Corinth Police Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police have determined that a man acted in self defense when he shot and killed a man Saturday, an official said Monday. Lewis Boyd, 61, 1704 Proper St., Corinth, who was killed, accessed the man’s home in the 1500 block of Proper…