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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…

Fire Damages Home Friday Morning in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor Several engines from the Corinth Fire Department responded to a house fire Friday at about 6:30 a.m. Frankie Swindle said he lived at the 1606 W. Sawyer Road residence with his wife Mona and their dog Peanut. Sawyer said no one was hurt…

UPDATE: Woman Critically Injured in Biggersville Crash Monday

Staff reports A 19-year-old Walnut woman received critical injuries in a crash involving an 18-wheeler Monday night on U.S. Highway 45 in Biggersville, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Briana Bryan was transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth and later transferred to Region One in Memphis. After…

Just a Drill: Agencies, Hospital Take Part in Mock Plane Crash

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Local emergency response agencies conducted a drill at the Corinth airport on Tuesday in which the scenario involved an airplane crashing into a deer on the runway and then smashing into a concrete piling. Magnolia Regional Health Center sponsored the drill as part…

Corinth Fire Department Responds to Blaze Early Sunday

The Corinth Fire Department responded to a house fire early Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at about 3:30 a.m. The house was reportedly unoccupied. The fire occurred at the intersection of Mathis Road and Roy Lane. Mathis Road was also the scene of two structure fires in one…

Fire Wreaks Havoc on Corinth Home Early Sunday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth house was heavily damaged by a fire early Sunday. The Corinth Fire Department was dispatched at about 2 a.m. Sunday, according to Capt. Chris Duncan. The fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene at 2206 Oak Lane. A person…

Kossuth Child Seeks Coat Donations to Help Community

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Lane Bryant’s face beamed with joy when he saw Corinth Fire Department mascot “Sparky” come around the corner. Bryant of Kossuth hopes to bring happiness to others in the community through a coat drive he is holding for his birthday. Bryant, who is…

Photos: Fire Damages Corinth Residence Thursday Morning

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire occurred at an apartment at 1102 Mitchell Street in Corinth Thursday morning at around 8:15. (See more photos below). It is uncertain what caused the fire, but it appears to be accidental, said Corinth fire Department Capt. Chris Duncan. There was…

Corinth Fire Department Responds to Hay Field Blaze

The Corinth Fire Department responded to a hay field fire at about 3 p.m. on Monday on North Shiloh Road. The Corinth Police Department also assisted with traffic control. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)  

Kimberly-Clark Fire Appeared to Be Related to Roof Project, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire at a Kimberly-Clark facility in Corinth on Tuesday night was apparently related to a new roof being put on the building, according to Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch. A Kimberly-Clark spokesman provided a statement, saying, “The Kimberly-Clark facility in Corinth experienced…

Corinth Business Owner Plans to Return ‘Bigger and Better’ After Fire

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth small business owner says he will return stronger after a fire heavily damaged one of his buildings early Thursday. A fire ravaged a shop at Corinth Automotive Repair Service, 9 Stutts Drive, off of South Tate Street in Corinth at around…

Corinth Fire Department Fights Structure Fire Early Thursday

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth Fire Department responded to a structure fire Thursday morning at around 3:30. Corinth Police blocked off Tate Street going toward the fire for safety purposes. The structure fire was visible from Highway 45 just before the Harper Road exit. Firefighters used a ladder truck…

Downtown Shock: Part of Brick Building Falls Down

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Bricks showered down onto the street and sidewalk Tuesday afternoon in downtown Corinth when a portion of a brick wall suddenly collapsed. There were no reported injuries, but there was vehicle damage, a crushed awning and a smashed building window. It is unclear…

‘Lucky’ Fire Chief Is Grateful That He Was Able to Serve Community

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Retiring Corinth Fire Chief Billy “Lucky” Briggs III grew up working on a farm in Alcorn County. His kitchen now sits on what used to be the cow pasture. “I started driving a tractor when I was 10 years old,” said Briggs. But…

Cause of Fire in Truck Trailer Undetermined

The cause of a fire in a truck trailer Monday has not been determined, Todd Welch with the Corinth Fire Department said. The Corinth Fire Department extinguished the fire at the waste transfer station off of Harper Road early Monday afternoon.