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Police: One Driver Taken Into Custody, Another Taken to Hospital

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor One driver was taken into custody and another transported to the hospital after a collision on Shiloh Road on Thursday afternoon, Corinth Police say. It appears the driver of a truck swerved into the other lane and apparently hit an SUV head-on, causing both vehicles to go off the […]

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Fire Suppression System Works ‘Correctly,’ Restaurant Manager Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The manager of Back Yard Burgers on South Harper Road in Corinth said the fire suppression equipment at her restaurant works correctly. “Yes, it works correctly,” Manager Rene Wilson told Corinth Today. A small grease fire occurred at the restaurant Thursday morning. Corinth Fire Department Capt. Chris Duncan told Corinth […]

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Unknown if Restaurant’s Fire Suppression Worked Properly, Official Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is unknown if the fire suppression equipment at Back Yard Burgers was working properly after a grease fire occurred there this morning, an official told Corinth Today. “I don’t know if it malfunctioned or if it went off and didn’t put it out,” said Corinth Fire Department […]

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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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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Jan. 22-25

D.L Hunt, 44, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, possession of controlled substance, felony possession of firearm by convicted felon; Crystal Dawn Boardman, 38, Mississippi Highway Patrol, hold investigation; Ann Marie Langston, 43, Mississippi Department of Corrections, probation violation; Bradley Jerome Lee, 30, Corinth Police, warrant, no driver’s license; Caleigh Briann Dixon, 20, Corinth Police, (warrant) old […]

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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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