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Casabella to Serve Eight Years in Prison

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former school administration official was sentenced to serve eight years in prison Monday morning for child sex crimes. Michael Shane Casabella appeared in an orange jumpsuit in Alcorn County Circuit Court with his attorneys as Circuit Court Judge Jim Pounds handed down ...
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Video: Corinth Civil War Earthworks Tour Saturday

Below are several videos of a tour Saturday morning of Confederate Earthworks in Corinth located off of North Polk Street. Park Ranger Tom Parson led a short hike to discuss the seven-mile Confederate entrenchments, which were also used by the Union in the Battle of Corinth in October 1862. Earthworks are located ...
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Videos: Slug Voice Performances in Corinth

Take a look at videos of Slug Voice performances Friday evening in downtown Corinth at the Slugburger Festival. The Slug Voice contest was sponsored by Garrett Eye Clinic and included a youth and adult competition with cash prizes ...
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HUD Awards $43 Million to Fight Youth Homelessness

Eleven communities across the nation were awarded a total of $43 million to help end youth homelessness. The funding was announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Five rural areas were among the 11 communities to receive funding through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). It ...
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Consumers Rarely Clean Hands Properly Before Meals, Study Finds

Consumers fail to properly clean their hands before meals 97 percent of the time, a new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodborne illness. “As a mother of three young children, I am very familiar with ...
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Mississippi Sees Its First West Nile Virus Case of Year

Staff reports The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported the first human case of West Nile virus for Mississippi in 2018. It was in Hinds County. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths, and the first case was reported in late June. “This first case ...
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Used Car Sales Rule Enforced by Feds

Staff reports The federal government is enforcing a new rule pertaining to used car sales. Under the amended rule, dealers must display a revised window sticker called a “Buyers Guide,” which contains warranty and other important information for consumers, on each used car. The Federal Trade Commission recently conducted the first ...
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Alcorn County Corrections Officer Arrested on Contraband Charge

Staff reports An Alcorn County correctional facility officer was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The employee, Angela R. Salmon, 40, of Tate Street, Corinth, was booked into the county jail. She was arrested after Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility officers received information ...
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No Slugburger Eating Contest This Year, But New Events Added

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor For the first time since 2012 there will not be a World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth, but there will be new events added to grow the festival, an official said. Main Street Corinth Director Angela Avent said Slugburger Festival organizers decided to ...
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Public Invited to Court Official’s Retirement Party

Staff reports The public is invited to a retirement party in honor of Alcorn County Circuit Clerk's Office employee Sherra Green on Monday, July 16, from 4- 6 p.m. It will be held on the second floor of the Alcorn County Courthouse, 600 E. Waldron St. The party is hosted ...
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Corinth Coke Competes for Global Award in Russia

Staff reports Corinth Coke is honored to be just one of four Coca-Cola bottling locations around the world to compete for a prestigious award in Moscow, Russia on Friday. The public is invited to the Corinth Coca-Cola Museum, 601 Washington St., on Friday at 1 p.m. to celebrate inclusion in ...
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Corinth Battlefield Tour Series Continues Saturday

Staff reports There will be an opportunity Saturday to gain a deeper understanding of the Civil War battle fought in Corinth. The second part of this summer's driving/walking tour series will feature the “Salient” located on the Confederate Siege Works. The program starts at 10 a.m. at the Corinth Civil ...
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Marshall Tucker Band to Perform at Crossroads Arena

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Vintage Southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth on Nov. 8. “After continued requests from Crossroads Arena fans and friends, we are bringing a Southern rock show to Corinth,” Crossroads Arena General Manager Tammy Genovese said in ...
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Corinth Man Allegedly Used Stolen Credit Card to Buy Nintendo

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth man has been charged with grand larceny and credit card fraud in separate cases, police say. Christopher Wallis, 22, allegedly used two credit cards that were reported stolen in a Hardin County burglary, said Detective Heather Russell of the Corinth Police Department. Wallis allegedly ...
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Glen Student Earns Prestigious Teacher Education Scholarship at MSU

A Glen student at Mississippi State University is one of only 30 MSU students to earn a scholarship in a prestigious teacher education program. Rhiannon D. Lambert, a secondary education/English education major at MSU, received the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program scholarship. It includes full tuition, with room, board and ...
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Tree Falls on Alcorn County House in Fourth of July Storm

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A tree fell on an Alcorn County house several miles east of Kossuth during a storm Wednesday night. No one was hurt, but the home was damaged. Robert Wolfe said he and his wife had recently arrived home after celebrating the Fourth of July with family ...
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Bus Carrying 1880s Wagon Stops in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A school bus pulling an 1880s covered wagon was parked at McDonald's in Corinth on Thursday morning. Corinth Today was intrigued by this rare site and decided to knock on the bus door. A dog named Misty started barking, and the owner walked across ...
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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 ...
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Jacinto Fourth of July Festival Will Have Fun for Everyone

The Jacinto Foundation will hold its 39th Annual Fourth of July Festival on Wednesday on the grounds of the historic Jacinto Courthouse. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with music. Entertainment, including the County Line Dancers, will follow. An old-fashioned political speaking will begin at 11 a.m. Federal, state and ...
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Weight Loss Support Group Meets Monthly at MRHC

A weight loss support group is held each month at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. The next support group meeting is Monday, July 9, at 6 p.m. in the MRHC Executive Boardroom. The support group intends to provide people with motivation and support to lose and keep off extra ...
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Corinth Slugburger Champ to Defend Coney Island Fourth of July Hotdog Title

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who has won the World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth three years in a row, will defend his title at the annual Fourth of July hotdog eating contest Wednesday in Coney Island, N.Y. Chestnut won his 10th Mustard Belt last year in Coney ...
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Langley Wealth Management Welcomes Zeb Taylor as Partner

Langley Wealth Management in downtown Corinth recently welcomed Zeb Taylor as a new partner with the firm. Taylor was previously a financial representative with Modern Woodmen in Corinth for more than four years. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in risk management, insurance and financial ...
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Agency Shares Fireworks Safety Tips

These fireworks safety tips are recommended by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they ...
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New State-Level Veteran Suicide Data Released by VA

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today New state-level data on veteran suicides was released Monday by the VA. There were 58 veteran suicides in Mississippi in 2015 compared to 61 in 2014, the report shows. There were a total of 414 suicides in Mississippi in 2015 compared to 373 in 2014, the ...
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Extreme Outdoor Brings Bad Boys to Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Extreme Outdoor on U.S. Highway 72 West has received a great response from customers since it opened in Corinth a few months ago. Located next to Abe's Grill, Extreme Outdoor is the only Bad Boy mower dealer in Alcorn County, said Corinth branch ...
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Spanish-Language Church Moves to Downtown Corinth

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Spanish-language church recently relocated into downtown Corinth across the street from the Alcorn County Courthouse. The Arbol de Vida, or Tree of Life, church opened at 702 E. Waldron St. at the start of June, said Leslie Betancourt. She is the daughter of pastor Nicolas ...
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Corinth Dogs Found Without Food or Water, Puppy Dies

Suspect said she was trying to help puppies By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police recently responded to a residence and found two small dogs in direct sunlight with no food or water, and one of the puppies was dead, reports say. Angela Lopez, 19, of Cruise Street, ...
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Private Fireworks Show Will be Held for MRHC Employees

Magnolia Regional Health Center employees and their families will be treated to a fireworks show at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth. “The MRHC fireworks show is held at the Crossroads Arena, and it is a private hospital event for our employees and their families,” hospital spokesman Ben Tucker said in ...
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Corinth Native to Open Downtown Barbecue Restaurant

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth native who owned and operated restaurants in Tupelo and Oxford the past 20 years is excited to return home and open a barbecue restaurant in downtown Corinth. Buck's BBQ & Burgers is expected to open in about a month at 112 ...
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Dimple Caldwell Presides Over the Kitchen

By Ginna Parsons For Corinth Today When Dimple Caldwell was born some 85 years ago, she weighed a whopping 12 pounds. “I had dimples everywhere, so that’s what they named me,” she said. “I’ve been called everything from Dumpling to Dinkle. People can’t believe Dimple is my real name.” Caldwell ...
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