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Corinth Business Shows Appreciation for Law Enforcement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance and some officers on Thursday enjoyed a nice meal provided by a local business. Car-Mart on Highway 72 in Corinth wanted to show its appreciation for law enforcement and provided the police with a cookout, large blue cake,…

Woman to Serve Nine Years for Alcorn County Drive-By Shooting Incident

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 36-year-old woman was sentenced last week to serve nine years in prison for a drive-by shooting incident that occurred in Alcorn County in April 2015. Jodi Ann Haney had previously pleaded not guilty to drive-by shooting but later changed her plea to…

Tobacco-Free Coalition Visits MRHC to Give Health Presentation

Cardiac rehabilitation patients at Magnolia Regional Health Center on Monday participated in a general awareness and secondhand smoke presentation. Patients were told that cigarette smoke, secondhand smoke and smokeless tobacco can cause serious damage to the body. The program is funded by a grant from the Mississippi State Department of…

Free Play About Women in Vietnam Is Friday Through Sunday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A free play about six women in the Vietnam War will be staged at The Marty in Adamsville, Tenn. Friday through Sunday. Jill Clement, who is the Alcorn County veteran’s service officer, portrays an Army nurse in the play. The show touches on…

Alcorn County Korean War Veterans Reflect on 63rd Anniversary of Cease-Fire

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Korean War veteran Lester Leroy Wilbanks of Kossuth was 19 years old and driving a bread truck for his dad in Corinth when he was drafted. “It’s one of those things; everybody got drafted back then,” said Wilbanks, who spent 27 years with…

Wrestlers Invade Corinth to Support Alcorn County Emergency Services

Story and photos by Abby Vanderford For Corinth Today Spectators gathered Friday night at the National Guard Armory in Corinth to watch Memphis Power Wrestling in a fundraising event for Alcorn County emergency services. The purpose of the annual event is to raise money for training, equipment and supplies for…

Alcorn School District Technology Upgrade is ‘Huge Step Forward,’ Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School District is making major strides in improving technology, an official said Monday. An effort is underway to equip all the schools in the district with wireless Internet. A major step in achieving that goal was announced Monday night when it…

Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office Wins Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office has the bragging rights this year. It won the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place in Corinth last week. Sponsored by Mississippi Blood Services, the Battle of the Badges blood drive allowed people to make…

Man Still Listed as ‘Critical’ After Mobile Home Explosion Over a Month Ago

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A man who was injured in a mobile home explosion over a month ago was still listed in “critical” condition in a Memphis hospital on Monday. Jay Daniel Baker was injured in the explosion that occurred June 19 at around 5:30 a.m. at…

Monday Business Feature: Soul-Tastic Cafe Makes Food With ‘Love’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new Corinth restaurant is keeping the soul food tradition alive. “Soul food is like a comfort food,” said Cleveland Carruthers Jr. “It’s not like burgers and fries.” Cleveland and his wife, Latrease, are the owners of Soul-Tastic Cafe, which recently opened at…

Effort Underway to Display Bows Throughout Community in Support of Law Enforcement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Penny Dance, the wife of Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance, gets emotional when she talks about the large amount of community support that has been shown for local law enforcement. “It’s just a blessing that so many people have been so supportive,” she…

Students from Alcorn County Take Part in Northeast Basketball Camp

Students from Alcorn County recently took part in the Northeast Mississippi Community College Basketball Camp in Booneville. National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 and District 15 Coach of the Year Cord Wright provided guidance at the camp with the help of several high school coaches. Players from the 2015-16 team,…

Corinth Mayor’s Youth Council Learns About Leadership at Conference

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Members of the Corinth Mayor’s Youth Council recently went to a leadership building conference in Biloxi. Some of the students who attended the June Mississippi Municipal League conference spoke to the Corinth Mayor and Board of Aldermen this week about what they learned.…

Corinth Gas & Water Employee Honored With Prestigious Award

David Bass of Corinth was honored by the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operator’s Association on July 15 with the Howard K. Williford Special Service Award. This is the association’s most prestigious honor and is given each year to a member who displays “outstanding dedication to the association.” Tim Rogers…

Work Taking Place on Hospital Property in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Construction work is underway on Magnolia Regional Health Center property acquired three years ago. The Magnolia Regional Health Center Foundation acquired two buildings near the intersection of Highway 72 and Norman Road for the hospital. The two buildings are next to Dollar General…

Large Remodel of Crossroads Dealership Should be Complete in October

A major renovation of Crossroads Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Corinth is underway and should be totally complete in October. The remodel goes along with the new look of General Motors, said dealership owner Jeff Smith. “We’re excited about that,” Smith has said, adding that it is a large investment that…

Corinth Business Serves Lunch to Law Enforcement to Show Appreciation

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinthian Funeral Home served up a free lunch for local law enforcement officers on Wednesday to show appreciation for their service. “They risk their life every day,” said Ricky Holland, one of the owners of Corinthian Funeral Home. “It doesn’t matter if it’s…

Photos: Officers, Public Donate Blood in Battle of the Badges

The Battle of the Badges blood drive by Mississippi Blood Services got underway in Corinth on Wednesday and runs through Thursday July, 21. The public can donate blood between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the sheriff’s office/police department and Corinth City Hall. Donations can be made on behalf of…

Man Sentenced to 13 Years in State Penitentiary

CORINTH – A week after pleading guilty, a Benton County man was sentenced to serve the next 13 years in the state penitentiary. Nekia Williams, 33, of Lamar Road, Ashland, pleaded to a single count of sexual battery in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Corinth Police charged him with assaulting an…

Corinth Adopts Modified School Calendar

By Emma Crawford Kent For Corinth Today The Corinth School District will be operating on a slightly different schedule in the upcoming school year. The district has adopted a modified school calendar that will still require students to attend 180 days, but for quarters with three-week breaks between them. Students…

Pro Wrestling Friday in Corinth to Raise Money for Emergency Services

Professional wrestling will be in Corinth on Friday to raise money for Alcorn County emergency services. Memphis Power Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory, 2813 S. Harper Road, at 7:30 p.m. The event will raise money for volunteer fire departments throughout Alcorn County. Numerous wrestling personalities will take…

Corinth Woman Transforms Life With Help of God, Physical Fitness

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth native Christy Crum realized she could not change on her own. “I had to find something bigger than me and stronger than my addiction, and the thing I found was God,” Crum said. With the help of God and others, Crum turned…

Pet Calendar Contest Supports Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter

Your pet will be in a calendar if you submit a photo of your furry friend to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter’s photo contest. All eligible photo submissions will appear inside the 2017 calendar. By submitting a photo of your pet to the contest you will also be supporting the Corinth-Alcorn…

Alcorn County Republican Party Chairman Discusses Convention, Trump

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The chairman of the Alcorn County Republican Party said Monday he thinks this week’s convention in Cleveland, Ohio will further energize Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Charles Seago, chairman of the Alcorn County Republican Party, plans to watch some of the Republican National Convention…