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Photos: Tobacco Free Zombie Fun Run

Check out these photos from the Zombie Fun Run on Wednesday at Crossroads Regional Park. It was hosted by the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition for Alcorn & Tippah Counties and encouraged youth and young adults to take a stand against tobacco and e-cigarettes. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

Column: A Star Was Born in Jackson

By Dalton Middleton For Corinth Today After driving 500-plus miles and watching 36 basketball games in the MHSAA state tournament, one thing continues to stand out above the rest in my mind – Kossuth’s Zoe Essary put on an absolute show last week in Jackson. The star freshman put together…

Lady Aggies Claim Historic 3A Title

By Dalton Middleton For Corinth Today JACKSON – For the first time in school history, the Kossuth Lady Aggies are the champions of Class 3A. Kossuth overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Belmont 48-44 on Saturday in the MHSAA Class 3A state championship. The Lady Aggies forced 11…

Corinth’s Baker Named Soccer Administrator of Year for North District

Corinth-Alcorn Parks & Recreation Director Robin Baker was honored as the Mississippi Soccer Association’s North District Administrator of the Year at the annual state conference in Biloxi last week. There are 14 soccer clubs in the North District, and Baker was honored as the top administrator for the 2017-18 season.…

CHS Football Player Named Wendy’s Statewide ‘Giant of the Week’

Corinth Warrior Zach Patterson Scored Five TDs  Corinth High School football player Zach Patterson has been named Wendy’s statewide Giant of the Week after the team’s win over the New Albany Bulldogs last Friday. Patterson, a senior, carried the ball 10 times and amassed 164 yards rushing, an impressive 16…

After a Half-Century of Coaching, Plummer Still a Corinth Warrior at Heart

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Coach Johnny Plummer loves Corinth. He had never been to Alcorn County prior to taking his first coaching job after graduating from Mississippi College. Plummer was recruited to coach at Corinth because of his long list of qualifications, including playing ball for the…

Slugburger Superstar Chestnut Sets New Hotdog Eating World Record

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Legendary eater and Corinth slugburger superstar Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new world record Wednesday during the Nathan’s Famous hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, N.Y. when he consumed 74 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Chestnut, who has won the World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth the…

Four ACHS Seniors Make Northeast Dance Team

Four Alcorn Central High School seniors recently made the dance team at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Kaylyn Lavender, Serenity Rorie, Preslee Sartain and Mallie Kate Williams will be on the sidelines in the fall as Northeast Tiger Dancers. They will receive a $787 scholarship. While in high school, Lavender cheered…

Baseball/Softball Camp Registration Open

A baseball and softball camp for all area children of certain ages will be held at Biggersville High School from June 13-15. Hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, sportsmanship and much more will be covered in the camp. The cost is $30 for the baseball camp and $25 for the softball…

Former Corinth Coach Mitchell Dies at 68

By Brad Locke For Corinth Today Jimmy Mitchell, who spent most of his 40-year football coaching career in Northeast Mississippi, died Wednesday. He was 68. Mitchell spent the final 14 years of his career as head coach at Corinth. There, he compiled a record of 118-54 with 12 consecutive playoff…

CHS Tennis Players Advance to State Tourney

Corinth High School tennis players Peyton Marshall and Brooks Anne Milligan, who both play singles, won second place in Division 1, 4A. They advanced to the state tournament scheduled for May 7.

Parks & Rec Hosts 20 Soccer Teams

The Corinth-Alcorn Parks & Recreation Department hosted 20 teams during the Mississippi Soccer Association district tournament last weekend. (More photos below). Four of the six Corinth teams will advance to the state tournament April 27-29 in Columbus. Officials were able to complete all games during the rainy tournament weekend, said…

Parks & Rec Hosts 20 Soccer Teams

The Corinth-Alcorn Parks & Recreation Department hosted 20 teams during the Mississippi Soccer Association district tournament last weekend. (More photos below). Four of the six Corinth teams will advance to the state tournament April 27-29 in Columbus. Officials were able to complete all games during the rainy tournament weekend, said…

Corinth Chargers Players, Cheerleaders Receive Rings, Trophies for Great Season

The Corinth Chargers youth football league held its awards banquet for the 2017 season on Thursday night at Crosswind Ministry. The football players and cheerleaders received certificates, rings and trophies for a successful season. The 7-8-year-old team won the Super Bowl, and the 9-10 and 11-12-year-old teams were runner up.…

BMC Basketball Player From Corinth Named National Scholar Athlete

A Blue Mountain women’s basketball team player from Corinth has been named a 2017-18 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Parrish Tice, of Corinth and a junior at Blue Mountain College, was one of the four women’s basketball team players who received the top distinction. The scholar athlete program recognizes students who are juniors…

Corinth Star Signs to Run for Blue Mountain

Corinth High School star runner Juan Ramirez has signed to join the Blue Mountain College men’s cross country team. Ramirez, a senior, holds the 2017 Boy’s 5K title in Division 1-4A with a time of 17:42. He was also 2nd at the MHSAA 2A-4A-6A State Cross Country Championships where he ran…

MSU Head Baseball Coach Resigns

By Logan Lowery  For Corinth Today STARKVILLE – The Andy Cannizaro era at Mississippi State has ended abruptly. The second-year head baseball coach of the Bulldogs resigned Tuesday morning amid off the field controversy. “Earlier this morning, I accepted Andy Cannizaro’s resignation as the head baseball coach at Mississippi State,” MSU…