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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on West Linden

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Linden Street and Galyean Road, Corinth Police said. The woman was conscious and talking after being struck by the vehicle, police said. The woman was reportedly a senior…

Fire Damages Cruise Street Duplex

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth Fire Department responded to a duplex fire in the 1400 block of Cruise Street at around 4 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and found a fully involved structure fire. The duplex, a rental property, was unoccupied and had been undergoing some work,…

Person Airlifted After Motorcycle, SUV Wreck

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A person was airlifted Thursday after a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV on U.S. Highway 72 East in the Corinth city limits. The crash was reported at around noon on the highway in front of Dirt Cheap. Air Evac initially tried…

Photos: Truck Spills Material on U.S. 72 in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A truck spilled a significant amount of material on U.S. Highway 72 in Corinth on Monday afternoon. The spill occurred at around 3 p.m. and partially blocked lanes of traffic. (Photos below). A backhoe was brought in to help clean up the material,…

Saturday Night Fire Damages Corinth House

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1524 Tate St. on Saturday at about 7 p.m. The fire was basically contained to the living room area, which sustained serious damage, said Corinth Fire Department Capt. Johnny Butler. No one was injured in the…

Corinth Firefighter’s House Damaged in Blaze

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth firefighter’s home was damaged in a fire Thursday night. The fire occurred at the residence of Corinth Fire Department Capt. Chris Duncan, said Jerry Whirley, the fire department’s training officer. No one was hurt in the fire, which occurred at 3202 County…

Fire Department Holding Toy Drive at Walmart

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth Fire Department is holding its second annual Stuff a Fire Truck Toy Drive in front of Walmart this weekend. The fire department will be in front of Walmart Saturday from 3-9 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Toys will go to…

Corinth Woman Escapes Fire Through Bedroom Window

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor A woman narrowly escaped flames that overtook her home Monday morning in Corinth. Belinda Voyles said she was asleep in her bedroom at the house she rented at 1006 Kilpatrick Street when the fire woke her up around 5 a.m. She saw the…

Photos: Corinth Firefighter Rope Training

Take a look at these photos of the Corinth Fire Department taking part in rope training this week. The class was offered through the Mississippi State Fire Academy, and 11 Corinth firefighters took part and five firefighters from Booneville. The 40-hour class spanned several days, and on Thursday firefighters climbed…

Corinth Firefighters Complete Search and Rescue Training

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Twenty Corinth firefighters recently completed an overland search and rescue training. A lost child, missing person with dementia or a hunter who has not returned from the woods are scenarios where this training could help, said Corinth Fire Department Training Officer Jerry Whirley. Firefighters learned about…

Caterpillar Fire Results in No Injuries

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor No one was injured in a fire at the main Caterpillar plant on Cardinal Drive in Corinth on Thursday morning, according to Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch. Welch said the fire involved a machine that shaves aluminum. The aluminum can get hot and…

Corinth Fire Department Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth Fire Department is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink T-shirts on duty. The public can also purchase the same T-shirts worn by the firefighters in October. Corinth Fire Department Capt. Johnny Butler said the T-shirt sales are going great this year with…

Van Crashes Into Corinth Apartment Monday Morning

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A minivan crashed into an apartment on Levee Road in Corinth at about 10 a.m. Monday. The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Three people were inside the apartment when the van crashed into the building. The people inside the apartment…

Corinth Firefighters Practice Extrication Techniques

Corinth firefighters took part in extrication training on Tuesday. The training allowed firefighters to get additional hands-on experience with extrication tools used to rescue people trapped in vehicles after serious crashes. The vehicles were placed in wrecked scenes with objects representing “victims” inside and under the cars. The firefighters were…

Corinth Family Keeps Positive Attitude After House Fire on First Day of School

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor One Corinth family had a very eventful first day back at school when their home caught on fire Monday afternoon. “It’s definitely a good thing that the kids were at school, and we’re all safe,” said Jason Pickens, who lives in the house…

Corinth Man Thinks Fire That Damaged Mobile Home Was Intentional

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth man said he thinks someone intentionally set a fire that badly damaged his mobile home early Monday at a trailer park on Miller Road. David Keenum said he woke up, heard a sound and saw flames. Keenum, 58, said he escaped…

Corinth Firefighters Rescue City Worker Trapped in Hole

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth firefighters rescued a city Sewer Department worker who was trapped in a hole on Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Oak Lane and Magnolia Road. The worker was stuck in mud and dirt up to his waist, said Corinth Fire Chief Todd…

Corinth Police Respond to Shooting Incident Sunday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police on Sunday afternoon responded to an incident on East Sixth Street in which a man was shot. The incident was reported at around 1:30 p.m. at 1414 E. Sixth St., which is south of East Shiloh Road and east of Breckenridge…

No Injuries in Structure Fire Saturday in Corinth

Staff reports There were no injuries in a structure fire on Oakland School Road in Corinth on Saturday night, according to the Corinth Fire Department. The fire was reported to dispatch by a passerby at around 10:30. It occurred at a house located at 97 Oakland School Road, which is…

Photo Gallery: Easter Egg Hunt at J.B. Combs Apartments

An Easter egg hunt took place at the J.B. combs Apartments on Cass Street in Corinth on Friday morning. The Corinth Police Department donated six full Easter baskets to the children who found the golden eggs. The Corinth Fire Department was also present with mascot Sparky. Community volunteer Omar Golden…

Corinth Fire Department Donates Two Vehicles

Staff reports The Corinth Fire Department recently donated two vehicles to help the community. The department donated a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria to the law and public safety class at the Alcorn Career & Technology Center. It also gave the Corinth/Alcorn Parks & Recreation Department a truck. Parks and recreation…

Photo Gallery: Firefighters From Numerous States Visit Corinth for Training

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Firefighters from throughout the region, including one from Virginia, were in Corinth on Saturday for a training program. The event was put on by the Corinth Fire Department in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS) and took place at the…