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Tag Archives: Mississippi State Department of Health

Alcorn County Suffers From High Infant Mortality Rate, State Report Shows

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By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County had the second highest infant mortality rate out of the 20 most populated counties in the state, according to a new report from the Mississippi State Department of Health. Alcorn County had an average infant mortality rate of 12.3 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2012-2016, […]

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Local Restaurant Inspections for the Week

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Staff reports Several local restaurants received “A” grades during inspections from the Mississippi State Department of Health in the past week. The restaurants that received A ratings are: Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant, 408 S. Tate St., Corinth; Daylight Donuts, 2005 Highway 72 W., Corinth; JuJu’s Shrimpboat Cafe, 1907 E. Shiloh Road, Corinth; Double Barrel Cafe, […]

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Child Care Inspection Reports Now Online

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The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday announced the launch of an online database of the more than 1,500 licensed child care facilities in the state. The database includes licensing status, inspection reports, complaint investigations and monetary penalties assigned during routine visits or inspections. To view the Corinth child care facilities in the database […]

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New Abstinence Program Approved by Alcorn School Board

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new abstinence program that emphasizes “value, worth and purpose” will be offered in the Alcorn County School District. The program will be provided free of charge by Oasis Medical Center of Corinth, which offers a variety of free pregnancy services. “We see kids 12 and 13 years […]

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Parents Reminded to Get Children Immunized for School

With the start of a new school year just weeks away, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 95 percent of parents nationwide […]

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State Lifts Restriction on Circle Y Child Care

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A restriction that was placed on an Alcorn County child care facility has been lifted, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. There was a restriction on Circle Y Child Care that stated daycare children should stay on the daycare side of the facility. Circle Y Child […]

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Circle Y Child Care Allowed to Reopen After Investigation

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County child care facility that was issued an emergency license suspension in mid-March has been given permission to reopen by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The license suspension notice issued to Circle Y Child Care on March 16 stated that the state department of health […]

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More Child Care Inspectors Are Needed, State Official Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor More child care facility inspectors are needed at the Mississippi State Department of Health, an official told Corinth Today. This week, the state department of health issued an emergency license suspension notice to Circle Y Child Care of Alcorn County due to allegations of physical and sexual abuse […]

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Circle Y Was Found to Be ‘In Compliance’ After ‘Unsubstantiated’ 2012 Complaint

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Prior to the most recent complaint against Circle Y Child Care, the last complaint was in October of 2012, and it was determined to be “unsubstantiated,” according to the state department of health. The 2012 complaint “alleged that the facility was heating infant bottles in the microwave, propping […]

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