Alcorn County Officials Consider Applying for USDA Rural Broadband Grant

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County officials might apply for grant money to expand broadband Internet in rural areas. The deadline is May 14 to apply for the USDA Rural Development Community Connect funds. The Rural Utilities Service will hold webinars Thursday and April 10 to “provide detailed guidance on how to submit a […]

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Nominations Open for Distinguished Policing

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Nominations are being accepted for the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. Winning officers will have demonstrated excellence in one of three areas: Innovations in community policing, criminal investigations or field operations. There will be awards given in each of these areas, and there will be three categories— small, medium and large […]

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New Service Connects Volunteers With Nonprofits in Northeast Mississippi

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Residents who want to volunteer now have a convenient way to find out ways to lend a helping hand. CREATE Foundation and United Way of Northeast Mississippi have announced the launch of a partnership to form Volunteer Northeast Mississippi. It is an all-in-one volunteering resource for nonprofit organizations and for volunteers who are looking for […]

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Commentary: Stigma of Loneliness Must End

By Josh Mitchell How do we identify lonely people other than the fact that they are alone? Just because we see a person alone at the store does not mean they are lonely. They could have a whole bunch of family and friends at home. How do we reach out to the lonely with something […]

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Photo of the Day: At 74, He’s ‘Not Slowed Down Much’

Larry Thompson sweeps up trash next to a business on U.S. Highway 72 West in Corinth on Monday afternoon. The name of Thompson’s business is Larry’s Little Bit of Everything Service. For the past 25 to 30 years, Thompson has done work such as mowing, trimming and mulching around Corinth. Thompson of Chewalla, Tenn. will […]

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Views on Rural Opioid Abuse Sought

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Staff reports Residents of Alcorn County and other rural areas can visit this USDA web page to say what opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery strategies have worked best in their communities. The interactive feature was launched last week, and the information will be used to create an interactive resource that communities can use to […]

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Department of Corrections to Provide Litter Cleanup Service in Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Mississippi Department of Corrections in May will start a litter collection program in Alcorn County, an official said Monday. An official told the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors that the state corrections system will provide around 20 to 25 individuals along county roads on Saturdays. MDOC wants the county supervisors […]

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Photo of the Day: Oasis CEO Speaks to Jr. Civitans

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Oasis Medical Center CEO Matt Mitchell recently spoke to the Jr. Civitan Club of Corinth. The junior version of the club is controlled by the youth members, who are encouraged to complete three service projects annually.

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Photo of the Day: Church Easter Egg Hunt in Kossuth

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Many children gathered for the annual Easter egg hunt at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church on County Road 604 in Kossuth on Saturday morning. Lunch was also served. The church’s Easter service will be at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, said Pastor Mark Nail.

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Photo of the Day: Easter Shopping at Corinth Supermarket

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Emilee Little, an employee of Gardner’s Supermarket in Corinth, puts a tray of frosted cookies into her Easter basket Friday night. Little, 17, is a senior at Biggersville High School and recently started working for Gardner’s. The local supermarket, which is located on U.S. Highway 72 East in Corinth, has several Easter displays throughout the […]

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Almost 30 Guns to Be Awarded in Fire Department Raffle

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Nearly 30 guns will be awarded in an upcoming raffle to raise money for the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department. Raffle tickets can be purchased at CrossRoads Outdoor, 2036 Highway 72 E. Annex in Corinth, George’s Diner in Farmington or from a Farmington fireman. One raffle ticket can be purchased for $30 […]

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Business Feature Friday: State Farm Agent Scott Sawyer Enjoys New Corinth Location

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth State Farm Agent Scott Sawyer said his agency’s move to the former Alliance offices has been great for clients and staff. Sawyer purchased the building at 810 Tate St., and he said it felt good to invest in Corinth, which he described as a community with leaders […]

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Photo of the Day: Holy Thursday Feet Washing at Corinth Catholic Church

Father Mario Solorzano washes a person’s feet during a Holy Thursday service at St. James Catholic Church on North Harper Road in Corinth. The priest washed the feet of numerous attendees during the service Thursday. Solorzano said people need to serve, love and pray for each other. He added that Jesus is the model of […]

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Officials Work Scene of 18-Wheeler Crash on U.S. 45 Almost Seven Hours

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Emergency response officials were on the scene of a wreck involving an 18-wheeler and vehicle on U.S. Highway 45 in Biggersville for nearly seven hours Thursday. There were no serious injuries in the crash, which occurred near the intersection of County Road 514 at around 11:42 a.m., said […]

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Assessor’s Office Open Special Hours for Last-Minute Homestead Filings

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Alcorn County Tax Assessor’s Office will be open Friday and Saturday to allow people to file for homestead exemption as the deadline approaches to save money on property tax bills. The tax assessor’s office will be open Good Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other county offices will be […]

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Mental Health Board Seeks $220,000 for Property

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Region IV Mental Health board on Thursday in Corinth decided to make a counteroffer of $220,000 on property it is trying to sell in Southaven. The taxpayer-funded agency received an offer of $200,000 on the property Wednesday, Region IV Interim Executive Director Jason Ramey said. The property, […]

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Photo of the Day: Bible Game Engages Youth

These girls look through their Bibles as they take part in a fun competition at Calvary Baptist Church on Norman Road in Corinth on Wednesday night. The Bible drill game tested the girls’ knowledge of different verses. Many people were in the sanctuary to watch the youth take part in the competition.

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