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Corinth Capital Murder Suspects Plead Not Guilty Friday

The three suspects in the capital murder of Corinth resident George Harris were denied bond Friday. From left are Shaquavia Gunn, Shakoa Walker and Darius Deen. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The three suspects in a Corinth capital murder case pleaded not guilty on Friday. Darius Jordan Deen, ...
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Murder Case From 2016 Remains Open, Sheriff Says

Jorge Olivera was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds on the side of County Road 418 in Alcorn County in May 2016— about two and a half years ago. By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today An Alcorn County murder case from more than two years ago remains open, according to Sheriff Ben ...
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Photo Gallery: Light Up the Park in Corinth

Take a look at these photos from the Light Up the Park event in Corinth on Thursday ...
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More Than 700 Civil Cases Filed This Year in Alcorn County

Magnolia Hospital Files Many Debt Collection Lawsuits By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There are two rooms devoted to the hundreds of civil cases filed in Alcorn County Circuit Court. “I would say we average five to six new lawsuits a day,” said Kalee Smith, deputy Alcorn County circuit ...
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Man Allegedly Had Liquid Meth, Threw Drugs From Car, Sheriff Says

An Alcorn County man was allegedly in possession of liquid methamphetamine when he was arrested Thursday, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, William Skye Quillen, 34, of 42 County Road 192, was arrested after he was pulled over on County Road 301 by Deputy Sgt. Tim Boggs ...
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Estimated 35 Percent of Local Households Lack Broadband Subscriptions

Up to 19.9 percent in poverty in county By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released new county-level data for five years (2013-2017) measuring dozens of issues ranging from poverty to broadband Internet subscriptions. Mississippi is among the states nationally with the lowest levels of broadband Internet ...
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Photos: Christmas at Tricia’s Design Gallery in Corinth

Take a look at these photos from Tricia's Design Gallery on Shiloh Road in Corinth. Owner Tricia Kuykendall has an interior design degree from the University of Mississippi and also offers in-home decorating consultations. She helps homeowners and businesses decorate Christmas trees, rooms, outside areas, mantles and many other places ...
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Stabbing Suspect Named, Alleged Victim Released From Hospital

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The name of the suspect in a Sunday stabbing has been confirmed, and the alleged victim has been released from the hospital. Sheriff Ben Caldwell said the suspect is Harold Ray Ramsey, 61, of Corinth, who has been charged with aggravated assault. Ramsey is being held ...
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Two Alcorn County Justice Court Officials Terminated

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two longstanding Alcorn County Justice Court officials were recently terminated, according to Chancery Clerk Greg Younger. Donna Taylor, who was effectively serving as an interim justice court clerk, was terminated by the board supervisors in the past month after 26 years, Younger said ...
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Lighting of the Park Thursday in Corinth

The annual lighting of the park will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth. There will be Christmas music, candy and hot chocolate. Crossroads Poetry Project President Autry Davis, also known as “Poetry Man,” will read Christmas stories. The park is decorated with many displays, and ...
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Corinth Man Allegedly Fled Police, Threw Meth Out Vehicle Window

About 25 grams of meth found, police say By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth man allegedly fled police in his vehicle Friday and is also accused of throwing about 25 grams of meth out of the window during the pursuit, a law enforcement official said. Lamon Derrell ...
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Corinth Police Respond to Burger King Break-In

Corinth Police responded to a burglary at Burger King on Friday. Police discovered that a landscaping brick had been thrown through a window. There had been an attempt to remove the drive-thru cash register. The suspect was unsuccessful, and nothing was stolen, according to police. Police responded to the scene ...
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FCA at Alcorn Central High Packs 104 Christmas Boxes

Students support Operation Christmas Child The Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Alcorn Central High School participated in Operation Christmas Child for the third year in a row. FCA President John Mask along with other FCA officers and representatives organized the event. FCA Sponsor Mallory Hamlin McPhail encouraged students and teachers ...
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Male Stabbed Sunday at Alcorn County Residence, Sheriff Says

Deputies responded to fight in yard A male was stabbed in a fight Sunday afternoon at an Alcorn County residence, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The male who was stabbed was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center, and his condition was unknown Sunday night. The suspect was arrested at the ...
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VIDEO: Corinth Fire Department Collects Toys

Take a look at this video of Corinth Fire Department Training Officer Jerry Whirley discussing the fire department's toy drive. The fire department is collecting toys in front of Walmart until 9 p.m. Friday; 3-9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday ...
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Opinion: The ‘R-Word’ Needs to Be Eradicated

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is time to eliminate the use of a certain word. I am only going to mention the word once in this column to let people know what term needs to be eradicated. The word is “retard," and it is derogatory. Surprisingly and sadly, ...
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Woman Charged With Aggravated Assault in Alleged Vehicle Incident

A 33-year-old Corinth woman has been charged with aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft. Kristy Lambert allegedly took possession of a male acquaintance's vehicle at Corinth Inn & Suites on U.S. Highway 72 this month, according to Corinth Police Department Detective Capt. Dell Green. The male reached into the vehicle ...
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Avoid Fires, Burglaries, Injuries at Holidays, Sawyer Urges

Corinth State Farm Agent Scott Sawyer Offers Practical Safety Tips Corinth State Farm Agent Scott Sawyer has offered numerous safety tips for the Christmas holidays, especially when it comes to avoiding house fires. Sawyer on Thursday shared some eye-opening statistics about injuries and even deaths that occur each year during ...
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Federal Strike Force Takes Aim at Memphis Gun Crime

A new Memphis strike force aimed at reducing violent gun crimes was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice. A Crime Gun Intelligence Center will be operated in Memphis after $1.1 million was invested to cover the costs of personnel and technology. Crime Gun Intelligence Centers use forensic science ...
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Many Christmas Events Scheduled Saturday in Corinth

Photo Gallery Below! By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A sled full of Christmas events will take place in Corinth on Saturday. A wassail festival, gingerbread market, holiday parade of lights, tree lighting and Christmas village are among the festivities on tap. Schedule of the Saturday Events: Gingerbread Market, 9 a.m. to ...
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Opinion: Telehealth Deserves More Attention in Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A big issue nationally, especially for rural areas, is telehealth, which lets patients use the Internet to see doctors over long distances. There has been “rapid growth” in telehealth nationally as people with high-deductible health plans seek the lowest cost of care, a report ...
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Starling ‘Proud’ of Large Voter Turnout in Alcorn County Runoff

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Deputy Alcorn County Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling said there was a very large voter turnout for the runoff election Tuesday. Typically, a runoff is thought to have a strong turnout if the votes equal about 50 percent of the general election votes. But ...
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Hyde-Smith Wins 78 Percent of Votes in Alcorn County

BREAKING NEWS: Alcorn County Runoff Election Results Not counting absentee ballots, the unofficial election results in Alcorn County are: U.S. Senate Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) - 6,839 (77.65 percent) Mike Espy (D) - 1,952 (22.2 percent) Write-ins - 16 Chancery Court, District 1, Place 1 Lisa Ann Koon - 2,841 (35.9 ...
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Southern Devil Scorpions Call Tish County Home

Has Painful, But Not Dangerous Sting By Ms. Bonnie A. Coblentz MSU Extension Service While scorpions frequently live in hot and dry areas, at least two scorpion species are at home in Mississippi's often cold and wet climate. Jerome Goddard, medical entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, identified ...
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New Menu Introduced at Firebird’s in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There is a new menu in Corinth with lots of choices, including a daily lunch special. The new seven-page menu is at Firebird's Sourdough Pizza & Gourmet Burgers, 112 N. Franklin St. The menu features large portions and affordable prices, especially the lunch ...
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Commentary: Making Jesus the Star at Christmas

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor I intend to make Christmas more meaningful this year. We all know where intentions lead. But seriously, I am going to try to focus more on what Christmas is really about. The insidious stress of Christmas is starting to build with TV messages ...
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Opioid Treatment Program in Corinth a ‘Total Success,’ Official Says

Medication, Therapy Program Undergoes Expansion  By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor “Countless people” have been helped by a growing Corinth program that combines medication and therapy to fight opioid use disorder, an official said. Medication-Assisted Treatment is expanding in Corinth and will now be administered in Region IV's inpatient ...
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Photos: KES Cafeteria Shows Love With Christmas Decorations

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today “It's so beautiful!” a pre-kindergarten student exclaimed in amazement as she entered the Kossuth Elementary School cafeteria Monday morning. (Photo Gallery Below) KES cafeteria employees and family members came in over Thanksgiving break and spent their own money  to elaborately decorate the cafeteria for Christmas. The ...
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High School Students Can Win $10,000 in Opioid Prevention Video Contest

Deadline to enter is March 6 Local high school students have a chance to win $10,000 and make a statement in the national opioid epidemic. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has announced a contest in which high school students from across the nation create 30-60-second public service announcements. The videos ...
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Cyber Monday Safe Shopping Tips

Beware of ads on social media, agency says The U.S. Department of Commerce offers these tips for Cyber Monday shoppers: While looking for deals online, be sure to protect yourself:
  • Beware of ads on search engines or social media — Scammers advertise popular items at deep discounts, but fail ...
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