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Caldwell Seeks Second Term as Alcorn County Sheriff

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell is seeking re-election to a second term. Caldwell, an independent, has one opponent so far in the race — Libertarian Ricky Gofourth. Caldwell said numerous accomplishments have occurred during his tenure, including working with law enforcement partners to ...
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Coroner Identifies Two Men Killed in Connection With Shooting

Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones has released the names of two men killed in connection with a Monday night shooting in Corinth. Jones identified the deceased as Daniel Gunn, 28, and Latavious Rogers, 27, both of Corinth. Jones said the two males were pronounced deceased at the scene. The shooting ...
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Coombs Said He Offers New Views to Alcorn Board of Supervisors

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Independent candidate Mark Coombs is running for District 5 Alcorn County supervisor. Coombs has one opponent in the race so far — Democrat incumbent Jimmy Tate Waldon. Coombs said he would bring a new approach and fresh perspective to the board of supervisors ...
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‘They Were Sweet Babies’; Family Mourns Loved Ones Lost After Fire

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Pictures of the two children together in Halloween costumes, a red wagon and swimming pool are among the memories remaining of two beautiful souls. The cousins, Dakota Brassfield, 2, and Crystlyn Brewer, 5, are deceased in connection with a Monday mobile home fire ...
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Cause of Fire Connected to Three Deaths Determined

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The state fire marshal's office has determined the cause of a Monday fire in Alcorn County that is connected with the deaths of three people. The fire marshal's office issued the below statement to Corinth Today on Tuesday morning. “The fire was caused by a child ...
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CFD Responds to Tuesday Morning House Blaze

The Corinth Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 800 block of Douglas Street on Tuesday morning around 10:30. ...
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Shooting Kills Two Monday Night in Corinth, Coroner Says

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Two males were killed in a shooting in Corinth on Monday night, Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said. Jones said the two males were pronounced deceased at the scene. The shooting occurred outside a residence in the 1300 block of Tate Street, Jones said. Jones said ...
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UPDATE: Coroner Releases Names in Connection With Mobile Home Fire

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The names of three deceased people have been released in connection with a mobile home fire Monday in Alcorn County. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones identified the deceased as Samantha Mason, 46; Crystlyn Brewer, 5; and Dakota Brassfield, 2. The bodies will be sent to Pearl ...
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Three Die From Alcorn County Mobile Home Fire

Two children and an adult died from a mobile home fire Monday in Alcorn County, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The fire occurred on County Road 540. The mobile home was occupied by two adults and two children. The two children were transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center, but were ...
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Corinth High School Star Reflects on MLK’s Impact

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor As Corinth High School student Tameron Patterson sat in his living room on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday Monday, he said the civil rights leader impacted many lives. King not only made a difference for African Americans but also brought people together, Patterson ...
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JoJo’s Lil’ Chicago Grand Opening Today

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new era in Corinth's restaurant scene begins today with the grand opening of JoJo's Lil' Chicago on South Parkway Street. JoJo's Lil' Chicago gets its name from owner Jordan Mullins, who co-owns the business with her dad, Cecil Rhoads. When Mullins' niece ...
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Great View of Total Lunar Eclipse Sunday in Alcorn County

A cold, clear night provided an excellent view of the total lunar eclipse Sunday in Alcorn County when the moon passed into the Earth's shadow. Take a look at the pictures below taken in Kossuth. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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Corinth School District Loses Accountability Rating Appeal

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School District's appeal of its state accountability grades was denied Thursday by the Mississippi Board of Education. The Corinth School District argued that the accountability grades it received from the state were not an accurate reflection of its academic standing. Corinth ...
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Photo Gallery: MLK Artwork at Corinth Head Start

Take a look at the artwork these Corinth Head Start students created Friday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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VIDEO: Corinth Head Start Students Honor MLK

Watch this video of Corinth Head Start students honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday ...
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Electric Co-Op Broadband Bill Passes House

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A bill to allow electric cooperatives to own and operate broadband Internet services has passed the Mississippi House. An estimated 35 to 45 percent of Alcorn County households lack broadband Internet subscriptions, recent Census data showed. The bill, which passed the House in ...
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Corinth Has Fourth Highest Graduation Rate in State

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School District has the fourth-highest graduation rate in the state, according to figures released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education. CSD Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress said “we were extremely pleased” with the district's graduation rate for 2018. The district's four-year ...
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Alcorn County Suicides Up in 2018, Coroner Says

Know the warning signs, help available There were 13 suicides in Alcorn County in 2018, according to Coroner Jay Jones. That is a higher number of suicides than typically occur in a year, he said. Most of the suicides in 2018 in Alcorn County were males, he said. Suicide warning ...
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Mobile Home Explosion Cause Determined

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The cause of a mobile explosion that occurred in the Biggersville area in December has been determined, according to the state fire marshal's office. Cynthia Hughey, who lived at the residence, was found deceased after the explosion, which occurred the night of Dec. 28 on County ...
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Commentary: I’ve Got Some Bad Habits

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today I've got quite a few bad habits. I need to break them. I can hear a hip-hop song on TV and immediately start singing along and moving my head as though I am cool. I'm not. I eat a lot of salt, but at least I ...
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Chance of Snow Sunday in Corinth

There is a chance of snow Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected before 4 a.m. Sunday, and then there is a chance of snow. There is a 50 percent chance of snow before 7 a.m. Sunday, according to the forecast. The low temperature Saturday night is ...
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School Employees Could Be Fired for Failing to Report Bullying Under Bill

School employees could be fired for failing to report bullying under a bill filed in the Mississippi Legislature. The Bullying Deterrent Act would also expand the definition of bullying to include acts that “cause others to harm themselves.” It would also allow schools, school districts and anyone who fails to ...
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Former Alcorn County Supervisor Gary Ross Seeks Fourth Term

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Gary Ross, who served three terms as an Alcorn County supervisor, is once again seeking election to the 4th District. Ross is running as an independent candidate and has one opponent so far — incumbent Democrat Steve Glidewell. Ross said he is not ...
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Glidewell Seeks Re-Election as District 4 Alcorn County Supervisor

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Democrat Alcorn County Supervisor Steve Glidewell is seeking re-election to District 4. Glidewell, who is seeking his second term, faces one opponent so far — independent candidate Gary Ross. Glidewell said the financial standing of Alcorn County has greatly improved during his tenure ...
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Active Shooters Addressed in School Safety Bill

Schools, Law Enforcement Would Conduct Shooter Drills With Students Present By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Mississippi lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would require schools to work with law enforcement to conduct drills addressing active shooters and other emergencies. Students would have to be present when the drills were conducted, according to ...
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Four-Day School Week Worth Exploring in Alcorn County, Mitchell Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said a four-day school week is worth studying and exploring. But Corinth School District Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress does not think a four-day school week would be good for Corinth schools. A number of Missouri school districts ...
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Kimberly-Clark to Close Arkansas Plant — No Specifics on Corinth Plant

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Kimberly-Clark has announced that it will close an Arkansas plant four hours from Corinth. The Conway, Ark. plant will close no later than 2021, according to Kimberly-Clark. Corinth Today on Monday asked Kimberly-Clark for information on whether the Corinth plant would be closed ...
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Photos: Landscaping, Building Upgrades for Corinth

Workers with All Seasons on Monday morning put in new landscaping next to a recently renovated building on Tate Street in the downtown Corinth area. The building was renovated to serve as the new location of the Sparks accounting firm. The work taking place in the area is seen as ...
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Woman Allegedly Had 26 Grams of Meth, Syringe, Sheriff Says

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old Adamsville, Tenn. woman after she was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, April K. Parrott, was allegedly found in possession of 26 grams of meth and liquid meth, which was in a syringe, ...
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Little Says ‘I Will Be a Judge for the People’

John Little, candidate for Alcorn County Justice Court judge Post 1, has responded to questions from Corinth Today about his candidacy. Corinth Today has asked the judge candidates the same questions and will run the responses as they come in. John Little's responses are below: Why do you want to be elected ...
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