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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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Alcorn School Board May Appoint New Member After Wilbanks’ Resignation

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor For the second time in less than two years, a president of the Alcorn School Board has resigned. Randy Wilbanks resigned his position as school board president Monday night. Wilbanks said he has been thinking about resigning for about a year after the state Legislature passed a law […]

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Alcorn Superintendent Quiet on Whether Official Will Continue to Work for District

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is unclear if an Alcorn School District official who has overseen maintenance issues will return for the upcoming year. Gary Johnson has been heavily involved with school district repairs and upgrades. But Superintendent Larry Mitchell did not respond to questions Wednesday regarding whether Johnson will return for […]

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Board Member’s Proposal to Possibly Save $100,000 for Alcorn School District Rejected

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The amount of money that part-time teachers in the Alcorn School District make was discussed at a special board meeting Thursday night. School Board member Ann Little wanted to hold off on rehiring part-time teachers to give the board more time to examine the pay structure for those […]

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Alcorn School Board Rejects Further Discussion of Rienzi Elementary Property

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Hope may have died Monday for a Christian academy to use the former Rienzi Elementary School. School Board member Daniel Cooper wanted to remove a controversial clause in an agreement so the town could lease the property to Pathway Christian Academy. He made a motion to further discuss […]

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Controversial Rienzi Elementary Property Discussed in Closed-Door Meeting

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School Board on Monday night took no action on the controversial former Rienzi Elementary School after a closed-door meeting. Rienzi Mayor Walter Williams and four others went into the private meeting with the school board. After he came out of the closed meeting, Williams said a […]

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Alcorn Superintendent ‘Open’ to Tweaking Controversial Lunch Fee Policy

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said he is open to tweaking a controversial policy regarding the collection of overdue school lunch fees. Many people expressed anger about the policy after the school board voted 3-2 to adopt the measure Monday night. The new policy states that parents […]

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Alcorn School Board Adopts Policy for Delinquent Lunch Charges

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Concerns about embarrassing students who have delinquent lunch charges came up in a discussion about a new Alcorn School Board policy Monday. Under the policy that was approved on a 3-2 vote Monday, parents’ names could be placed on the school board agenda if they have unpaid lunch […]

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Free, Reduced Price Tickets for School Sports Rejected 3-2

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A proposal by Alcorn School Board member Daniel Cooper to reduce ticket prices for students to attend school sporting events was defeated on a 3-2 vote Monday. Prior to the vote, Kossuth High School Principal Travis Smith raised concerns about the proposal and said the schools have many […]

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Three New Alcorn School Board Members Sworn In Monday

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Three new Alcorn School Board members were sworn into office Monday night. School board attorney Arch Bullard administered the oath of office to Ricky Fields of District 1; Ann Little, District 2; and Daniel Cooper, District 1, at the school board meeting at the district office. Superintendent Larry […]

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Board Member Wants Students to Have Free or Reduced Charge to Sporting Events

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor New Alcorn School Board member Daniel Cooper said he wants students in the district to have free access or a reduced fee to district sporting events. “I hate to see kids not be able to go and support their own school just because of money,” Cooper said. Superintendent […]

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Alcorn School District Making Progress on Roof Repairs

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School District is moving forward on replacing some outdated roofs. But even with the latest repairs there is still much more work to be done, said Superintendent Larry Mitchell. The school board recently approved the low bid of $107,900 to make repairs at Alcorn Central High […]

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Voters Elect Three New Alcorn School Board Members

Three new Alcorn School Board members were elected Tuesday. The below vote figures are unofficial and do not include 367 affidavit ballots. Ricky Fields defeated April Smith Burns for the District 1 seat by a vote of 860-450. Ann Little won the District 2 seat with 1,125 votes. Her opponents, Brandon Jones and Pherbia Mynatt, […]

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Alcorn School Board Candidates Discuss Future Superintendent Appointment

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Candidates for Alcorn School Board shared their thoughts on the appointment of a future superintendent during a candidate forum at Kossuth Elementary School auditorium Saturday night. The governor this year signed into a law a bill to require superintendents to be appointed by the school board. Below are […]

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Six Submit Paperwork to Run for Alcorn School Board, Friday Is Deadline to Qualify

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Friday is the deadline for Alcorn School Board candidates to qualify for the Nov. 8 election. As of Thursday at around noon, six people had submitted paperwork with the Alcorn County Circuit Clerk’s Office to run for school board seats. They are: Ricky Fields, 53, Corinth, First District; […]

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