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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…

Alcorn School Board May Appoint New Member After Wilbanks’ Resignation

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…

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

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…

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…

Alcorn School Board Rejects Further Discussion of Rienzi Elementary Property

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…

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…

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

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…

Three New Alcorn School Board Members Sworn In Monday

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…

Alcorn School District Making Progress on Roof Repairs

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…

Alcorn School Board Candidates Discuss Future Superintendent Appointment

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…

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

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…

So Far, Four Submit Paperwork to Run for Alcorn School Board, Deadline Is Sept. 9

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Those seeking seats on the Alcorn School Board in November have started to submit paperwork with the circuit clerk’s office. April Smith Burns, 42, of Corinth, has submitted paperwork to run for the First District seat; Brandon L. Jones, 32, Corinth, Second District;…

Advisory Council Wants to Solve Problems, Keep Students in County District

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County School Board may revise the process for a student to transfer to another district. A proposal was formulated by the Alcorn County Advisory Council, which is made up of teachers, parents and community members. It is hoped that the proposal will…