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Corinth Mayor, Police Chief to Seek Re-Election This Year

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The city of Corinth will have an election this year. The positions of mayor, police chief and six aldermen will be on the ballot. All of the terms are four years. Candidates can begin qualifying April 30, and the deadline is July 9,…

Head-On Crash in Corinth Sends Female to Hospital

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A head-on vehicle crash occurred Thursday morning in the Corinth city limits at the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 West and U.S. Highway 45. The wreck involved a pickup truck and an SUV and happened at about 8:30 a.m. A female in the SUV was transported…

Death of Premature Baby Raises Questions

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Questions surround the death of a baby boy who was born prematurely in Corinth. Authorities were dispatched to 1105 Allen St. on Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. The mom apparently delivered the baby herself in an abandoned house on Allen Street, Alcorn County…

Narcotics Bureau Made 50 Meth Arrests in Alcorn County in 2016

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics made 50 methamphetamine arrests in Alcorn County in 2016, according to a spokeswoman. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said that is a high number, but he believes there are more cases to be made. His office works diligently…

Corinth Business Shows Appreciation for Law Enforcement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance and some officers on Thursday enjoyed a nice meal provided by a local business. Car-Mart on Highway 72 in Corinth wanted to show its appreciation for law enforcement and provided the police with a cookout, large blue cake,…

Effort Underway to Display Bows Throughout Community in Support of Law Enforcement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Penny Dance, the wife of Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance, gets emotional when she talks about the large amount of community support that has been shown for local law enforcement. “It’s just a blessing that so many people have been so supportive,” she…

Sheriff Caldwell, Chief Dance React to Murders of Dallas Law Enforcement Officers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance and Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said the killing of five officers in Dallas by an apparent sniper on Thursday night was a tragedy. “We’ve got to pull together as a world and a country and figure out…

Name of Corinth Man Who Died After Shooting Incident Released

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The name of a 19-year-old Corinth man who died Tuesday after a shooting incident has been released. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said Deondre Simmons died after being shot once in the chest. He was pronounced dead at Magnolia Regional Health Center in…

‘We Have to Help Our Police Department,’ Woman Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth residents can’t sit back and expect the police department to handle all the problems in the city, a woman said this week. The citizens have a role to play too, said Jennifer McCoy. “We have to help our police department,” she said…

Corinth Police Chief, Mother Spar Over Crime Scene Surveillance Video

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A murder suspect’s mother and the Corinth police chief are at odds over a surveillance video from the crime scene. The mother, Mary Cummings of Corinth, said she saw about a 30-second segment of the video and that her son is not on…

Second Suspect Arrested in Murder of Store Clerk

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Corinth store clerk, Police Chief Ralph Dance told reporters Wednesday. The suspect, Micah Bostic of Corinth, was picked up in Ripley by the Ripley Police Department, Dance said. Bostic is…

Teen Charged with Capital Murder in Death of Corinth Store Clerk

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 17-year-old male is being charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a store clerk Monday morning, according to a news release from the office of Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance. Brooklyn Traylor is being charged in the death of Kris…

17-Year-Old Suspect in Custody in Fatal Shooting

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Police have a 17-year-old suspect in custody in the fatal shooting of a store clerk this morning, Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance said. The store clerk, Kris Ledlow, 43, of Corinth, was shot multiple times this morning at the Mapco station on U.S.…

UPDATE: Name of Fatal Shooting Victim Released

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Police have a suspect in custody in the fatal shooting of a store clerk this morning in Corinth, Police Chief Ralph Dance said. Corinth Police have released the name of the woman who died after being shot multiple times at the Mapco station…