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Corinth Fire Department Responds to Back Yard Burgers

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The Corinth Fire Department responded to Back Yard Burgers on South Harper Road on Thursday morning at around 9. Corinth Today is working on getting details.

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Corinth Officer Who Was Shot Twice Honored By Crime Stoppers

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth police officer Kevin Parker Jr. was honored Wednesday by Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi with the Law Enforcement Purple Heart Award for his efforts last year in which he was shot during a struggle with a suspect, an official said. Parker received the award at the annual […]

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Rep. Carpenter Takes On School Funding Issues

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Rep. Lester Carpenter, R-Burnsville, said he will work on a bill this legislative session dealing with the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula. “As we work our way through the session there will be several bills filed concerning this matter,” Carpenter told Corinth Today on Wednesday. He […]

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Wildlife Tasting Supper Brings Hundreds to Crossroads Arena

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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, secretary of the Alcorn County […]

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Sen. Parks Wants to Help Cities Improve Infrastructure

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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 of the sales tax revenue […]

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Corinth Sidewalk, Lighting Project Slated for Spring

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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 and the city park. Verdung […]

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Corinth Man Allegedly Shot Estranged Wife’s Vehicle

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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 Jan. 21 in the parking […]

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Fiber Ready Designation May Attract More Jobs to Industrial Park

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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 for places to locate, according […]

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Pothole Repair

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

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Citizen Survey: Would You Support a Higher Sales Tax for Roads and Bridges in Corinth?

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Corinth Today spoke with citizens downtown Saturday and asked them if they would support paying a higher sales tax to improve roads and bridges in the city of Corinth. Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin would like voters to have the chance to decide whether they would support a quarter-cent sales tax increase to improve three major […]

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

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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 put a quarter-cent sales tax […]

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Corinth Veterans Ride Service Needs More Drivers

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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, an official said. “We always […]

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City Road Crews Respond to Winter Storm

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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.    

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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 there could be thunder. Snow […]

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Corinth and Alcorn County School Districts Closed Friday

The Corinth and Alcorn County school districts have announced that schools will be closed today, Jan. 22, due to the winter weather that is expected to hit the area.

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Corinth Street Department Prepares for Winter Storm

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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 sense in getting out if […]

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

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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. The high Sunday is 38, […]

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OSHA fines Corinth company $56,000 for safety violations

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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 comply with OSHA’s findings, request […]

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