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Local Man Accused of Illegal Contact With Another Child

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County man who was indicted less than two years ago for alleged sexual crimes against two children was arrested Monday on a new indictment involving a different child, court records show. Bobbie Wade Butler, 38, was indicted by an Alcorn County ...
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Mason Running for Alcorn School Board

Alcorn School Board candidate Carroll Mason has responded to questions from Corinth Today regarding his candidacy. He is running against incumbent Mary Kathryn Coleman of the Fourth District.  The election is Nov. 6. Below are Mason's responses: What are the biggest issues facing the school district? "I believe that the ...
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First Sanctioned Steak Cookoff at Alcorn County Fair Went Well, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The first year for the sanctioned steak cookoff at the Alcorn County Fair went very well, an official said. Joey Gilmore, who helped organize the event, said there were 33 contestants from four states — Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. The winner was from Lawton, Tenn ...
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Flu Shots Now Available at Shiloh Apothecary in Corinth

Flu shots are now available at Shiloh Apothecary, 2049 E. Shiloh Road, Corinth. Shiloh Apothecary has flu shots for people ages 7 and up. It offers a high dose flu vaccine for people 65 and older and also has a shot for those allergic to eggs. No appointment or prescription ...
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Man Arrested on Armed Robbery Charge, Police Say

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 49-year-old Corinth man was recently arrested on an armed robbery charge, police said. Carlton Marshall was arrested Sept. 8, which was the same day the alleged armed robbery was reported, said Corinth Police Detective Sgt. Jerry Rogers. A husband and wife who live at Country ...
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Corinth Man Indicted for Alleged Assault of 74-Year-Old Man

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth man who has been indicted for allegedly assaulting a 74-year-old man remains in Alcorn County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Joshua Andrew Burress, 29, of State Highway 2 Northeast, pleaded not guilty last week in Alcorn County Circuit Court to the ...
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Girl, 8, Shows Supreme Champion Bull at Alcorn County Fair

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An 8-year-old Mantachie girl showed the supreme champion bull at the Alcorn County Fair on Saturday at the Crossroads Arena. Jalen Holt's bull is a gentle animal even though he weighs 1,690 pounds. In comparison, Holt is about 80 pounds. Holt loves showing ...
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Alcorn County Beef Show to Hit Entry Record Saturday

The cattle show has more than doubled in size in seven years By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The cattle barn at the Alcorn County Fair started to fill up Friday afternoon as contestants prepped their animals for the Saturday show. With 190 head of cattle entered, this will ...
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Photo Gallery: BHS Homecoming Parade

Take a look at this photo gallery from the Biggersville High School homecoming parade Friday morning ...
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Photo Gallery: Beer, Fashion, Music, Food in Corinth

Take a look at these photos of a social event hosted by several local small businesses Thursday in Corinth at the Flying Pig Craft Beer Market. Emerson Kate Boutique had its mobile store set up for visitors to shop. Moondog Makers & Bakers served up lots of great food cooked ...
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Amazing Sunset at Alcorn County Fair Thursday

A spectacular sunset was seen Thursday at the Alcorn County Fair carnvial on the grounds of the Crossroads Arena. The Fair runs Thursday through Saturday. Click here for the full schedule. ...
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Photos: Alcorn County Fair Gets Underway

Carnival Each Night From 5-10 p.m. at Crossroads Arena The Alcorn County Fair got underway Thursday at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth and runs through Saturday. The carnival is open each night from 5-10 p.m. There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, Thomas the Train and Banana Derby ...
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E-Cigarette Use by Minors Reaches ‘Epidemic Proportion,’ FDA Says

Historic enforcement actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to children were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the FDA’s history, the agency issued more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers who illegally sold JUUL and other e-cigarette ...
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Fashion, Food, Fun at Flying Pig Thursday

A fun evening of food, fashion and Flying Pig craft beer is on tap Thursday in Corinth from 5-8 p.m. Moondog Makers & Bakers and Emerson Kate Boutique will be at the Flying Pig Craft Beer Market at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 72 and U.S. Highway 45. Emerson ...
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Mississippi Among Top Seven States in Adult Obesity Prevalence

Mississippi is one of seven states with adult obesity prevalence of 35 percent or higher, data released Wednesday by CDC shows. The states that reported the highest obesity prevalence were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. This is up from five states in 2016. Five years ago, ...
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Photos: Junior Civitans Hold Watermelon Smash Party

The Corinth-Alcorn County Jr. Civitan Club held a watermelon smash party Tuesday at Lesley's Floor Designs, 2500 S. Harper Road, Corinth. The Blue Knights law enforcement motorcycle club opened the event with a ride-in. Chuck Hinds with the Blue Knights shared his personal reflection of 9/11 and led the youth ...
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Local Woman Arrested on Arson Indictment From Five Years Ago

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today An Alcorn County woman was recently arrested on an indictment from more than five years ago. Deborah Denise Sipes, 64, of County Road 156, was arrested Aug. 31 on the indictment, according to Alcorn County Circuit Court. The indictment alleges that Sipes set fire to an ...
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Regional Meetings Will Discuss Student Reading Requirements for K-3

Closest session to Corinth will be in Oxford on Oct. 9 A series of regional meetings will be held to discuss a state law that puts a strong emphasis on reading for children in kindergarten through third grade. Parents can also access information online to help their children meet the ...
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Alcorn County Fair Is Thursday-Saturday

The Alcorn County Fair runs Thursday through Saturday at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth. Here is the schedule for all three days: Thursday $5 Admission – 5 and under Free Baked Goods Registration (Arena Concourse) – 9 am – 12 noon Canned Goods Registration (Arena Concourse) - 9 am - ...
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VA Launches ‘Be There’ Campaign to Prevent Veteran Suicide

To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent Veteran suicide with its Be There campaign. The campaign highlights the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, provides information about VA mental health and suicide prevention resources, and ...
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Remembering 9/11 in Corinth 17 Years Later

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Visitors to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center on Tuesday remembered the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks by placing American flags around the flagpole in front of the museum. The interpretive center is providing the flags to the public until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. On ...
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Local School Districts Are Split on Paddling

Alcorn School District Allows Paddling, But Not Corinth  By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The two local school districts — Corinth and Alcorn County— are split on whether students can be paddled. The Corinth School District does not allow paddling as a form of punishment, according to school board ...
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Children Can Learn Online Safety in FBI Program

Children in third through eighth grades can learn about safe online searching through an FBI program. The game-driven curriculum covers topics such as cyberbullying, protecting personal information, recognizing trustworthy and untrustworthy sites, and avoiding malware through age-appropriate activities. Students visit the island that aligns with their grade level and surf ...
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Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony Tuesday in Corinth

The public is invited to take part in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Tuesday at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, 501 W. Linden St. Visitors can place flags provided by the interpretive center on the front lawn of the museum from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. “On this 17th ...
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New Shiloh Apothecary Program Helps Moms Obtain Breast Pumps

Health officials recommend exclusively breastfeeding infants for six months By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Shiloh Apothecary in Corinth is doing its part to help more mothers breastfeed their babies. The East Shiloh Road pharmacy just started a new program that allows women to rent a breast pump machine ...
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Ex-Alcorn County Supervisor Violates Parole, Gets 90 Days in Delta Facility

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An ex-Alcorn County supervisor was recently sent to the Technical Violation Center at Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood for 90 days, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Jimmy Dallan Nelms, also known as “Dal,” the ex-Alcorn County supervisor, was arrested by Corinth ...
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MRHC’s Trauma Level Stable, But ‘Corrective Action’ Required

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State officials have recommended that Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth continue to be designated as a Level III trauma center, but the hospital must complete a “corrective action plan," according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. “We have no reason to ...
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Alcorn County Homeschool Group’s Enrollment Doubles in 10 Years

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local homeschool association has seen significant growth in recent years, the organization's president said Thursday. The Alcorn County-based Eagle Homeschool Association currently has 191 families enrolled compared to 95 in 2008, said Bevin Wilder. She serves as president of the group along ...
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Corinth Suspects Arrested in Connection With Handgun Thefts, Police Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police have arrested two suspects after an ongoing investigation of handgun thefts from local businesses, an official said Wednesday afternoon. James Nickolas Stephenson, 18, of Corinth, has been charged with two counts of firearm trafficking, and Jermaine Dorea Wooden, 18, Corinth, has ...
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Corinth School Board Member Expresses Support for Controversial Nike Ad

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A member of the Corinth School Board on Wednesday morning showed public support for a controversial Nike advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Markenna Asberry Edgeston said she supports the Kaepernick-led protests, which involve NFL players kneeling during the National ...
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