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Two Charged With Capital Murder, Corinth Police Chief Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two suspects have been charged with capital murder in the shooting of 57-year-old Corinth resident George Harris, Police Chief Ralph Dance told reporters Friday afternoon. Corinth Police found Harris' nude body Monday morning on the screened-in front porch of his 2014 Liddon Lake ...
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Car Bursts Into Flames at End of Pursuit, Suspect Faces Felonies

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police arrested a 21-year-old man Wednesday night on multiple felony charges after the suspect allegedly fled from police and crashed his car into a mailbox and tree. The suspect's car burst into flames after the police officer apprehended the man, Demerious Mayes ...
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Driver Crashes Into MHP Cruiser, Official Says

A vehicle crashed into a Mississippi Highway Patrol cruiser on U.S. Highway 45 on Thursday night in Corinth, an official said. Highway patrol troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, which failed to pull over and crashed into an MHP car, according to patrol spokesman Master Sgt. Ray Hall. The motorist, ...
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Photos: ACHS Graduation Ceremony

Alcorn Central High School held its graduation ceremony Thursday evening at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth ...
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Hospital Administration Salaries ‘Confidential,’ MRHC Attorney Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Today on Wednesday requested the salary amounts of 16 Magnolia Regional Health Center administration-level employees. The publicly owned hospital, through its attorney, declined to provide the salary information, citing a state statute, which says such information is exempt from disclosure. “The salary ...
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Region IV Sells Property for $220,000

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Region IV Mental Health Services has officially sold a piece of property in Southaven for $220,000, an official said Thursday. The property is located at 1326 Goodman Road and included a vacant building of about 2,000 square feet and land estimated at under ...
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Investigators Recover Four-Wheelers, Make Grand Larceny Arrests, Caldwell Says

Staff reports Investigators have recovered two stolen four-wheelers and made multiple arrests in connection with recent thefts, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected, according to Caldwell. The sheriff's office over the past several weeks has responded to multiple thefts of four ...
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KHS Graduate Earns More Than $145,000 in Scholarships

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Kossuth High School graduate has earned more than $145,000 in college scholarships. Mandy Ellen Rowsey will attend Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. and major in biochemistry with plans to enter medical school. She will be a member of the Millsaps dance team, ...
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Man Charged With Possession of Crack, Meth With Intent to Sell

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth man was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of meth and crack cocaine with intent to sell, police said. Thomas Deemarc Rogers, 28, was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The department of corrections conducted a home visit at ...
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Corinth Man Indicted on Federal Firearm Charges

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 30-year-old Corinth man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two felony firearm charges. The first charge alleges that Robert Roy Thompson illegally possessed a 12-gauge shotgun in interstate commerce. Thompson was previously convicted of a crime punishable by more than a year ...
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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 ...
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Photo Gallery: Kossuth High School Graduation

Kossuth High School's graduation ceremony was held Tuesday evening at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth ...
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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Involving Marshall County Dollar General Settled for $70,000

Staff reports A Dollar General subsidiary will pay $70,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged the manager of a Red Banks store in Marshall County subjected a female associate to sexual harassment. The lawsuit alleged that the manager of a Dollar General store in Red Banks “subjected a female sales ...
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Corinth Hospital Sues Regions Bank to Prevent Possible Bond Default

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Magnolia Regional Health Center last month filed an amended lawsuit against Regions Bank. The hospital is seeking protection from a potential default on millions of dollars in bonds issued about seven years ago. New accounting rules passed after the bonds were issued have ...
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Photos: Biggersville High School Graduation

Biggersville held its graduation ceremony Monday night in the school's gym ...
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Police Chief: Body Found on Porch, Homicide Suspected

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police are investigating a possible homicide after discovering a man's body Monday morning inside a screened-in front porch at a Liddon Lake Road residence, Police Chief Ralph Dance said. The body of 57-year-old George Harris was discovered by police Monday morning at ...
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KHS Student Awarded Kimberly-Clark Scholarship

Staff reports A Kossuth High School student has received a scholarship from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Katie Beth Newcomb was awarded a Kimberly-Clark Bright Futures Scholarship. “Katie Beth has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and community service, so we are proud to recognize her with a 2018 Bright Futures scholarship ...
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Photos: Corinth Child Honored at St. Jude Benefit

A fundraiser for St. Jude was held Saturday at The Beat social club on South Johns Street in Corinth to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in honor of 11-year-old Jaylen Garner, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Volunteers cooked fish sandwiches, held a bake sale and wore ...
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Injuries Reported in Three-Vehicle Wreck on U.S. 72

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Multiple agencies responded to a major vehicle wreck involving two pickup trucks and an 18-wheeler just before 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 East and the Kimberly-Clark Road in the Corinth city limits. Injuries were reported in the crash, ...
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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 ...
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Saturday Car Show at Tate Baptist to Raise Money for St. Jude

A car show will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tate Baptist Church, 1201 N. Harper Road, to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. There is no charge for spectators. Sponsored by the MidSouth Motorheads, the event will also include a 50/50 raffle, food ...
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KHS Students Enter Industry Big Leagues

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Friday was an exciting day at Kossuth High School as three students signed agreements to work for Caterpillar Inc. in Corinth. Twenty-two Corinth and Alcorn County high school students will take part in an economic development program that helps youth follow career pathways ...
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Business Feature Friday: Crossroads Insurance Services — Generations of Knowledge

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Mother-daughter team Ginger Dillinger and Meredith King each bring valuable perspectives and expertise to the insurance business. As co-owners of Crossroads Insurance Services, 2045 E. Shiloh Road, Corinth, they are licensed agents in Mississippi and Tennessee. They are also independent agents, which means ...
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Jone Dixon, Who Was Justice Court Clerk, No Longer Employed by Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A woman who served as Alcorn County Justice Court clerk is no longer employed by the county, an official said Thursday afternoon. Jone Dixon's last day of employment with the county was May 7, said Alcorn County Chancery Clerk Greg Younger. Dixon worked for the county ...
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Alcorn County Salutatorians Honored

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Salutatorians for the three Alcorn County high schools have been recognized for their academic success. Emy Settlemires is the Biggersville High School salutatorian. Settlemires plans to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College and then possibly Ole Miss to major in elementary and special education. She is the ...
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Affidavit Alleges Alcorn School District Employee Struck Autistic Boy

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A criminal affidavit alleges an Alcorn School District teacher assistant struck a 9-year-old disabled boy twice with an open hand, causing or attempting to cause "bodily injury." The affidavit, which is dated May 9, alleges that Remonda Dale Ellis struck the boy, who ...
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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 ...
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Corinth Civitans Award Five College Scholarships

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Civitan Club on Wednesday awarded five college scholarships of $750 apiece to local high school seniors. Civitan President Lesley Raines said the club is “proud” of the youth and is “honored” to provide the scholarships. Named in honor of famous pilot ...
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Younger: County Appears Ineligible for Broadband Grant, Will Not Apply

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A grant application will not be submitted on behalf of Alcorn County to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. It appears the county is ineligible for the federal funds, and there were also concerns about the local match money required, according to Alcorn ...
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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on West Linden

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Linden Street and Galyean Road, Corinth Police said. The woman was conscious and talking after being struck by the vehicle, police said. The woman was reportedly a senior ...
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Corinth Woman Charged With Meth Trafficking

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth woman has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine after Corinth Police narcotics investigators allegedly found more than 30 grams of the drug at a North Parkway residence, an official said. Brittany Waddell, 31, has been charged with meth trafficking in connection with ...
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Meth Seized After Gunfire Report, Police Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police seized more than 20 grams of methamphetamine after responding to a report of gunfire, an official said. Corinth Police responded to Corinth Inn & Suites on U.S. Highway 72 West on April 23 at about 11 a.m. after someone reported that a ...
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Alcorn County Star Students Honored

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Star Students from each of the three Alcorn County high schools have big future plans. Star Students achieve the highest ACT scores in their class. Damien Harbin is the Kossuth High School Star Student. He plans to attend Ole Miss and major in criminal justice ...
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Fundraiser Saturday in Honor of Corinth Boy Diagnosed With Cancer

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A fundraiser will be held Saturday in Corinth to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in honor of 11-year-old Jaylen Garner of Corinth who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. The fundraiser starts at 9 a.m. and will take place at The Beat, 901 ...
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Arrests Made After Locals Allegedly Found With Meth, Sheriff Says

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office made some methamphetamine-related arrests over the weekend, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Corinth resident Jarvis Bell, 37, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for allegedly having no license plate Saturday on County ...
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