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Woman Proposes Closing Three County High Schools, Building One Large One

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local woman Thursday night proposed closing Kossuth, Biggersville and Alcorn Central high schools and building one large high school where those students would go. “This would replace all those high schools,” the woman, Jodie Fiveash, told Corinth Today after an Alcorn County…

Bluegrass Concert Saturday in Corinth to Benefit Relay for Life

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Six bluegrass bands will take the stage this Saturday at the American Legion in Corinth, and all proceeds go to Alcorn County Relay for Life. This is the 10th year pancreatic cancer survivor Lanell Coln of Corinth has put on the event, and…

Alcorn County Jail Docket March 6-9

Steven James Mills, 49, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, domestic aggravated assault; Anjana Seymore Saunders, 20, Corinth Police, warrant-old fines; Brooklyn Nyzell Traylor, 17, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, murder; Micah Allan Bostic, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, capital murder; Stanley Joel Hubbard Jr., 34, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, felony possession of controlled…

Photos: Vehicle Rolls Into Water Wednesday Night

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A vehicle rolled over into a ditch containing water on Highway 2 in Alcorn County Wednesday night around 8:45. The driver, Timothy Spivey of Ripley, said his girlfriend was taken away by ambulance. He said he does not think her physical injuries were…

Shiloh Road Section Reopens to Traffic

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A section of Shiloh Road that has been closed since last week reopened Wednesday. The road was closed to allow 180 feet of new pipe to be installed in the area. Prior to the project, part of the road was starting to cave…

Homestead Exemption Filing Deadline Nears

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Tax Assessor’s Office encourages people to take advantage of the homestead exemption to save money on property taxes. For instance, someone with a $100,000 home in the county without homestead would pay $1,665 in property tax while someone with the…

Boy Scouts Learn About Police Work

Corinth Police Officer Lane Fowler visited with members of Boy Scout Troop 27 from First Presbyterian Church. The troop took a tour of the police department Tuesday. Fowler, who is the middle school D.A.R.E officer, said he enjoys interacting with the children.

Alcorn County Voters Support Trump, Clinton

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County voters supported Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential primary election. Trump and Clinton also won the state as a whole, according to state and national news reports. The voter turnout in Alcorn County was about 29 percent…

Alcorn County Jail Docket, Feb. 29-March 7

Brandon Jaton Spence, 35, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, credit card fraud, grand larceny; Tiffany B. Ayers, 21, Corinth Police, (warrant) contempt of court; Timothy Bray Story, 38, Farmington Police, trespassing; Michael Brandon Johnson, 36, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, possession of paraphernalia; John Myers Huggins, 45, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, possession…

Mother of Suspect in Aggravated DUI Case Speaks Out

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The mother of a man accused of aggravated DUI is “very disappointed” that she learned about the wreck on Facebook, but the highway patrol said it was not required to notify her. “I don’t think that a parent should have to learn about…

Corinth Boys to Play McComb for State Basketball Championship

The Corinth boys basketball team will play for the state 4A championship on Thursday in Jackson. On Monday night, the Warriors won their semifinal game against Leake Central 52-38. The Warriors will play McComb Thursday at the Mississippi Coliseum. In other action, the Biggersville girls lost their semifinal game Monday…

Man Charged With Aggravated DUI Expected to Appear in Court Tuesday

A 28-year-old Iuka man charged with two counts of aggravated DUI (maiming) in connection with a wreck that sent two women to the hospital early Saturday is expected to appear in Alcorn County Justice Court on Tuesday. According to the highway patrol, it appeared Zachary Crum was traveling westbound when…

Man Charged With Aggravated DUI in Connection With Saturday Crash

A 28-year-old Iuka man has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI (DUI maiming) in connection with a crash that occurred early Saturday morning in Alcorn County and sent two women to the hospital. Highway patrol troopers charged Zachary Crum Monday morning, and he remains in the Alcorn County…

Dog That Went Missing After Wreck Three Weeks Ago Found Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A dog that went missing after a serious vehicle crash three weeks ago was found Saturday in Corinth. The dog, Tater, lost some weight during the 20 days he was separated from his family, said Jason Barclay, brother of the dog’s owner. But…

Photo Gallery: Worker Scales Tree in Corinth

A tree was being removed from an area around Webtser and Main streets in Corinth Monday morning. Check out the photo gallery below of a worker from Affordable Tree Service of Corinth scaling the tree and cutting off portions with a chainsaw.  

UPDATE: Two Women in ‘Stable’ Condition After Wreck

The two women who were injured in a wreck early Saturday in Alcorn County are in “stable” condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The women are Alice Thrasher, 74, of Corinth, and Eva Austin, 72, of Rienzi. The wreck occurred on Highway 72…

Two Women Injured in Crash Early Saturday in Alcorn County

Two women were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 72 in Alcorn County early Saturday, according to the highway patrol. It appeared Zachary Crum, 28, of Iuka, was traveling westbound in a 2003 GMC Sierra, when he apparently rear-ended a westbound 2006 Mazda Tribute driven by Eva Austin, 72, of…

Photos: Two Transported by Ambulance from Crash Scene Early Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two people from the same vehicle were transported by ambulance after a wreck was reported early Saturday on Highway 72 a few miles east of the Corinth city limits. The vehicle was on its side and down a hill in a wooded area on…

Eight People on Republican Presidential Ballot Have Withdrawn from Primary

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Eight people who will be on the Republican presidential ballot in the Tuesday, March 8 primary election in Alcorn County have actually withdrawn from the race. Their names will still appear on the ballot because the ballots were printed before they withdrew, said…

New Pipe Being Installed by Shiloh Road

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor Work continued Friday on a project to install about 180 feet of new pipe by Shiloh Road. The new pipe was needed because the old one had developed holes that allowed base material from the road to be washed away, officials have said.…

Photo Gallery: Jesse Clausel Memorial 4-H Scholarship Soup Luncheon

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Jesse Clausel was happy when he was helping others, his wife said. While Jesse has passed away, his generous spirit lives on through the Jesse Clausel Memorial Scholarship 4-H Soup Luncheon, which took place today, March 4. (Please see the photo gallery below).…

Biggersville Girls, Corinth Boys in Final Four of State Basketball Tournament

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth boys and Biggersville girls basketball teams won their quarterfinal games Thursday in the state basketball tournament in Jackson. The Biggersville boys lost to West Lowndes 54-52, and the Lady Lions beat West Lowndes 49-28. The Corinth boys beat Pass Christian 62-55,…

Work Starts Early on Shiloh Road Project

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Work started Thursday on a project to replace damaged piping by a section of Shiloh Road that is closed for safety reasons. Due to favorable weather the project was able to start a day earlier than expected. It’s possible that the section of…