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Chapman Appointed to Alcorn School Board

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Judd Chapman was a student in the Alcorn School District from first grade to 12th grade and now serves on the school board. Chapman, a Kossuth High School graduate, was appointed to the school board Monday night. School board members voted unanimously to appoint Chapman to the board […]

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Employers May Get Tax Benefit for Hiring Nonviolent Felons

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two local legislators have sponsored bills to provide tax credits for residents who employ people convicted on nonviolent felonies. State Reps. William Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville, and Lester Carpenter, R-Burnsville, have both authored bills to give tax incentives to employers who hire people with nonviolent criminal histories. Arnold called […]

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Childress Shares Views on Letting Teachers Carry Concealed Guns

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth School District Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress on Monday shared his views on a bill filed in the state Legislature that would allow teachers and principals to carry concealed firearms on school grounds. “Anything we can do to make schools safer is something we’re interested in,” said Childress. […]

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CSD Issued 72 Out-of-School Suspensions Last Year

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School District had 72 out-of-school suspensions in the 2016-17 school year for the middle and high schools, according to Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress. Some of those suspensions could have involved the same student being suspended multiple times. There is a “laundry list” of reasons that a […]

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Booneville Lawmaker Wants to Protect Religious Symbols on Public Property

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Rep. William Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville, has sponsored a bill to prohibit the removal of religious structures of historical significance from public property. Arnold said he wants to protect structures displaying religious messages in case there is an effort to remove them in the future. Structures that represent […]

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Glen Woman Charged With Aggravated DUI in Crash That Killed Teen, Documents Show

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 19-year-old Alcorn County woman has been indicted on a charge of aggravated DUI in a 2016 crash near Kossuth that killed a Glen teen who was in the same vehicle, official documents show. Steelie S. Mincy of Glen was operating the 2003 Cadillac Escalade when the one-vehicle […]

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Corinth Mayor Plans Meeting to Discuss Playground

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin said he plans to meet with local park officials next week to discuss the Crossroads Regional Park playground, which was closed in July due to safety concerns. A specific date had not been set for the meeting. Irwin said it is “absolutely” important for […]

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Kossuth Family Has Fun Making Snow

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Kossuth family’s backyard looks more like a Colorado ski resort than Alcorn County. Allie Bradford, 7, and her 4-year-old brother, Hayden, laughed and played on a big hill of snow Wednesday. Even adults, including their mom, Mary Allison Bradford, have fun sledding at high speeds down the […]

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Bill Would Allow Teachers to Carry Concealed Guns at School

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Teachers and principals could carry concealed firearms on school grounds under a bill sponsored by State Rep. Lester Carpenter, R-Burnsville. Allowing one or two trained personnel to carry concealed firearms could make schools more secure, Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said. Potential perpetrators may be more reluctant […]

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Blood Supplies at ‘Crisis’ Level, Drive Underway in Corinth

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Mississippi Blood Services is at “crisis-level” inventory and is holding a two-day blood drive at the Corinth Walmart on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. People who donate with MBS from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa card. The […]

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Three Officers Resign From Corinth Police Department

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Three police officers recently resigned from the Corinth Police Department, Chief Ralph Dance said. The mayor and board of aldermen accepted the resignations of the officers Tuesday night. The board on Tuesday also hired an officer who is already certified and previously worked for the Corinth Police Department, […]

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Alcorn County Jail Docket, Jan. 2-3

Everyone listed on the jail docket is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Lance P. Lasley, 28, Corinth Police, shoplifting first; Sierra M. Canales, 28, Corinth Police, shoplifting 2nd; Donald Lamar Inmon, 41, Corinth Police, domestic viol; James Robert Feazel Jr., 47, Corinth Police, domestic viol; Kevin Anthony Prempeh, 37, Alcorn […]

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Frigid Weather Continues Through Friday, Warmer Saturday

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Staff reports Frigid temperatures are forecast to continue through the week in Alcorn County and start inching up Saturday. The high on Tuesday afternoon is 27 degrees with a low of around 13 degrees with scattered flurries possible Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service. The high Wednesday will be around 35 degrees with […]

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Readers Share Hopes for Community in 2018

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Staff reports Corinth Today posted a question on its Facebook page on New Year’s Eve asking readers what their hopes were for Corinth and Alcorn County in 2018. Below is a summary of the readers’ responses: Numerous people said they would like to see more restaurants. Specific eateries mentioned included Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Wingstop and […]

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Agencies Respond to House Fire in Farmington Area

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Farmington Fire Department and other agencies responded to a house fire at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on County Road 170. The house was basically ruled a complete loss after the fire, said Farmington Fire Chief Jeremy Childers. No one was injured in the fire, Childers added. The cause was undetermined. […]

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