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Women’s Conference on ‘Spiritual Warfare’ April 27-29

The fifth annual Women of Worth (WOW) Ministry Conference will be held April 27-29 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Rienzi. Conference schedule: Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. Choir workshop for soloist and songstresses only. Saturday, April 28 8:00-8:30 a.m., continental breakfast and registration; 8:30-11 a.m., Keynote speaker Mrs. Gloria…

Women's Conference on 'Spiritual Warfare' April 27-29

The fifth annual Women of Worth (WOW) Ministry Conference will be held April 27-29 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Rienzi. Conference schedule: Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. Choir workshop for soloist and songstresses only. Saturday, April 28 8:00-8:30 a.m., continental breakfast and registration; 8:30-11 a.m., Keynote speaker Mrs. Gloria…

Three Sent to Hospital After Crashing Into Light Pole

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Agencies responded to a pair of wrecks Tuesday afternoon in Rienzi. The two wrecks were apparently unrelated but occurred next to each other at about the same time, said John Fair with the Rienzi Fire Department. The wrecks happened on State Highway 356…

Christian Academy May Lease Building Behind Rienzi Town Hall

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It appears the town of Rienzi may be the home of a Christian academy after all. The owner of a building behind Rienzi Town Hall said Wednesday morning that Pathway Christian Academy plans to lease a portion of the facility. Martha Lee, who…

Outgoing Rienzi Alderwomen Reflect on Years of Service

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two Rienzi alderwomen said goodbye Tuesday night. Alderwomen Sandra Williams and Betty Williams both said it was “sad” to leave the board. They chose not to run for re-election. “I just just decided to rest awhile and let somebody else do it,” Sandra…

Woman Wants Investigation Into Fire That Destroyed Home

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire destroyed a mobile home near Rienzi on Tuesday morning, and the woman who lived there wants the blaze investigated. A dog named Freckles was killed in the fire, said Tammy Eaton, who rented the mobile home. Eaton was at work, and…

Dogs Were Inside Glen Trailer That Burned Down Friday, Man Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Numerous dogs were inside a trailer that burned down in Glen Friday morning, according to a family member. Lonnie Bascomb said his youngest daughter, her two sons and others lived in the trailer and they were gone to the Talladega NASCAR race when…

Aldermen Candidates Seek Office in Farmington, Rienzi

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The towns of Rienzi and Farmington in Alcorn County have municipal elections coming up in the next few months. In Rienzi, there are eight at-large alderman candidates running for five open seats in the June 6 election. The incumbents are Sandra Nell Williams, Harold W. Palmer,…

Grant, Loan May Be Sought for Natural Gas Expansion in Rienzi Area

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Expanding natural gas service in the Rienzi area could cost around $1.1 million, officials said Tuesday night. The town of Rienzi may seek grant and loan funding to pay for the system expansion, which could include about 10 miles of pipeline. About 234 potential…

Christian Academy’s Lease of Rienzi School ‘Voided’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A lease to allow Pathway Christian Academy to locate in the former Rienzi Elementary School was “voided” Friday morning, Mayor Walter Williams said. When the school district transferred the former school property to the town of Rienzi, there was an agreement that the…

Rienzi Wins Best Water in Mississippi Award

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The town of Riezni won an award for the best water in Mississippi for 2016. “We’ve got good water,” said Chad Potts, the town’s water and gas operator. “I’m proud of it.” But Potts is humble about the honor from the Mississippi Rural…

Three Christmas Parades Friday-Sunday

Farmington The Farmington Christmas parade will take place Friday at 6 p.m. The parade will start at the intersection of County Road 200 and 215, go east past Farmington City Hall, turn on Central School Road and end at Life-Gate Church. Kossuth The Kossuth Christmas Parade will be Saturday at…

Superintendent Wants to Limit the Number of Students Who Can Leave the District

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said he wants to “stop the bleeding” in terms of the number of children leaving the school district. “So I think we need to have a policy that limits the number of kids that leave our district,”…

Parents Keep Up Fight to Save Glendale, Rienzi Schools

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor Parents who are upset with the Alcorn County School Board’s recent decision to close two schools have not given up their fight. They are circulating petitions to ask the school board to reconsider the decision to close Glendale and Rienzi Elementary schools, said…

Sadness Expressed Over Closings of Glendale, Rienzi Schools

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Many were in tears after the Alcorn County School Board on Monday night voted 3-2 to close two elementary schools at the end of the school year. Closing Glendale and Rienzi elementary schools and merging them with other schools could save the district…

Woman Proposes Closing Three County High Schools, Building One Large One

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local woman Thursday night proposed closing Kossuth, Biggersville and Alcorn Central high schools and building one large high school where those students would go. “This would replace all those high schools,” the woman, Jodie Fiveash, told Corinth Today after an Alcorn County…

Finances and Emotions Conflict With Possible School Closures, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A battle between the Alcorn County School District administration and parents who want to save their community schools took center stage Monday night. On one side of the issue are parents who say their children thrive in the Glendale and Rienzi schools, but…

Board Authorizes Superintendent to Investigate Possible Closure of Glendale, Rienzi Schools

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County School Board on Monday night voted to authorize Superintendent Larry Mitchell to investigate the possibility of closing the Glendale and Rienzi elementary schools and merging them with other schools within the district. The board faced a packed room of residents,…