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Mental Health Board Must Seek State Waiver to Appoint Ramey Permanent Director

Board Chairman Said He Will Discuss Issue Friday By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth-based mental health agency must seek a waiver of a state standard if the current interim director is to be permanently appointed, a state official said. Jason Ramey is the interim executive director of ...
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Civitans Bring Children Christmas Joy

Corinth Civitan Club Vice President Tina Bugg holds a gift bag as a child is called up front to speak with Santa Claus. (Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Smiles came to the faces of numerous children on Wednesday thanks to the Corinth Civitan Club, which also ...
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Photos/Video: North Pole Rock ‘n Roll at Kossuth Elementary

Take a look at these photos and videos from the Kossuth Elementary Christmas program on Thursday directed by music teacher Nancy Harvell. (Photos and Videos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) ...
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No Serious Injuries in Kossuth Rollover Crash

The wreck occurred a short distance east of the 4-way stop in Kossuth on Thursday morning. (Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) There were no serious injuries in a one-vehicle rollover crash at around 8:30 Thursday morning in Kossuth, according to officials. The wreck occurred on State Highway 2, a short ...
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$10,000 Reward Offered for Info on Log Truck Crash That Killed Corinth Man

Neil Garner was killed two years ago after his vehicle was hit by a log truck that left the scene of the crash. (Courtesy Photo) By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A $10,000 reward is being offered for information on a log truck driver who left the scene of a crash that ...
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Missing Alcorn County Churches Sought for Photo Project

Please let us know if you are aware of any Alcorn County churches missing from this list. Corinth Today wants to get a picture of every church in Alcorn County. Thank you for your help. We have photos of 136 different Alcorn County churches so far.
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Lawsuit: Easom Chairman Abused Power, Lacked Financial Transparency

A lawsuit has been filed against the chairman and members of the Easom Outreach Foundation board of Corinth by a former board member who was suspended.
(Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A lawsuit has been filed against members of the nonprofit Easom Outreach ...
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Love’s to Provide Around 40 New Jobs in Walnut

A Love's Travel Stop is scheduled to open in Walnut around the end of 2019 and will be more than 10,000 square feet, the company said in a Wednesday statement to Corinth Today. It will be located on the north side of U.S. 72 across from the Dollar General. There ...
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Corinth-Based Mental Health Agency Still Lacks Permanent Leader

Region IV Mental Health Services has not had a permanent executive director for a year and a half. (File Photo) By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A government-funded mental health agency that serves thousands of people still lacks a permanent leader after a year and a half. Region IV ...
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Christian Academy Motion Dies at Alcorn School Board

Cooper made the motion to let the Christian Academy use the building. By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today An Alcorn School Board member's motion to allow a Christian academy to use the former Rienzi Elementary School for classrooms died Monday night when it failed to receive a second, he said. The school ...
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Alcorn Teacher Academy Prepares Students for Education Careers

Alcorn School District Teacher Academy Instructor Nan Nethery and her students attended the school board meeting Monday.
(Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today) Students in the Alcorn School District Teacher Academy attended the school board meeting Monday night to share stories about how the program has helped them. The teacher academy prepares ...
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UPDATE: Rienzi Mayor Wants School Board to Let Christian Academy Use Former RES Building

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Rienzi Mayor Walter Williams said he will ask the Alcorn School Board on Monday night to let students at a Christian academy use the former Rienzi Elementary School for classrooms. Williams noted that the school board needs to modify a contract that says the building cannot ...
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Closed Discussion Proposed For Former Rienzi School

The former Rienzi Elementary School was closed a couple of years ago and merged with other schools. By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The former Rienzi Elementary School is on the agenda for the Monday night Alcorn School Board meeting to be discussed in closed session. It is unclear what the nature ...
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Local School Districts Not Taking Part in ESports

ESports require teamwork and critical thinking, officials say. By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth and Alcorn School Districts are not participating in a new program sanctioned through the Mississippi High School Activities Association that allows students to compete in video game sports. Corinth School District Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress said ...
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Photo Gallery: Rienzi Christmas Parade

Take a look at these photos from the Rienzi Christmas parade Sunday. Many people had a great time at the Rienzi Christmas parade.
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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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