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Alcorn County Man Indicted on Meth Charge

Staff reports A 52-year-old Corinth man has been indicted on a methamphetamine charge. Freddie Wayne Smith, of County Road 537, allegedly sold, bartered, transferred, distributed or dispensed meth to a confidential informant in June 2017 in Alcorn County, circuit court records show. The amount of meth involved was at least…

Log Truck Crashes Near Kossuth Friday

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Officials responded to a log truck rollover crash on State Highway 2 near Kossuth on Friday at about 2 p.m. An 18-wheeler truck carrying a load of timber rolled on its side and came to rest on the side of a hill. Timber spilled out of…

Man Accused of Stabbing Neighbor in Leg

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old male in the leg Friday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Stephen Lee Flake, 43, of County Road 781, allegedly stabbed the male, who is his neighbor, Caldwell said.…

Suspect Allegedly Fled Deputy After Drugs Found at Home, Sheriff Says

Staff reports A Corinth man on Thursday allegedly fled law enforcement in a vehicle the day after methamphetamine, marijuana and steroids were found at his home, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, Lee Price Boggs, 29, of 25 County Road 521, Corinth, was taken into custody after…

Person Airlifted After Monday Wreck on U.S. 45 in Biggersville

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A person was airlifted after a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 45 South in Biggersville on Monday. Authorities responded to the crash by the 45 Truck Stop at around 11:45 a.m. The Air Evac rescue helicopter landed in the southbound lane of U.S.…

Officials Respond to Diesel Spill in Corinth

The Corinth Fire Department and Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a diesel spill near the intersection of South Harper Road and U.S. Highway 45 on Wednesday at around 2:15 p.m.

Bible With Cocaine Seized at Jail, Sheriff Says

Staff reports A Corinth woman was arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to deliver a Bible containing cocaine to an inmate, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Jolona Nicole Lambert, of 54 County Road 192, was arrested by Alcorn County narcotics investigator Adam Rencher on a charge of introduction of contraband…

Life-Saving Drug Used in Alcorn County Overdoses

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County was among the top 15 counties in Mississippi in terms of the number of times an opioid overdose reversal drug was given in nine months last year, a state report says. Emergency medical services data show that the life-saving drug naloxone…

Car Found in River About 15 Minutes After Reported Stolen

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A car that was discovered in Tuscumbia River on Monday night had been reported stolen that same night from an apartment building in Corinth, police said. The vehicle was reported stolen from apartments on Pace Drive in Corinth at 10:03 p.m. About 15…

Sheriff’s Office Makes Meth Arrests, Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office this week made two separate methamphetamine-related arrests, one of which netted about 60 grams, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The sheriff’s office arrested New Site resident Anthony Scott Merryman, 29, on Monday when he was allegedly found in possession of approximately 60 grams…

No Evidence of Assault, Suspect Had Grand Larceny Warrants, Sheriff Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor What was initially reported as a possible assault resulted in the arrest of a Corinth man who had two outstanding grand larceny indictments. Cody McEwen, 25, of Levee Road, was found inside a vehicle in the 3900 block of County Road 100 Monday…

UPDATE: No Indication of Assault, Suspect Had Outstanding Warrants

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today What was initially reported as a possible assault resulted in the arrest of a Corinth man who had two outstanding grand larceny indictments. Cody McEwen, 25, of Levee Road, was found inside a vehicle in the 3900 block of County Road 100 Monday morning, Alcorn County…

Vehicle Crashes on Icy Hill, Two Sent to Hospital

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An SUV hit an icy hill south of Kossuth on Wednesday night before going off an embankment, rolling numerous times and landing upright near a frigid creek. Two men were in the SUV, and both were transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health…

Rollover Crash Sends Female to Hospital

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A female driving an SUV was transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center after a rollover crash in the Glen area on Tuesday, officials said. The wreck occurred just before noon on County Road 400 (Salem Road) near the intersection with County…

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Burglaries

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several burglaries that occurred last week in the Biggersville and Kossuth areas. The burglaries primarily involved vehicles and workshops being entered, said Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Caldwell reminded residents to be aware and remember to lock their doors and not leave anything…

Corinth Man Charged With Meth Possession

Staff reports A 48-year-old Corinth man was arrested on a felony drug charge Thursday, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office. Scotty Lane McDowell, 9 County Road 127, was allegedly in possession of 1.2 grams of methamphetamine when authorities entered a residence at 212 County Road 335, Corinth, to execute…

Photos: Police, Firefighters Play Baseball to Support Special Needs Kids

The Corinth Fire Department faced off against the police department and Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office in a baseball game at Crossroads Regional Park on Saturday. The event raised money for Havis’ Kids to take special needs children on a trip to Disney World. The fire department won the game.

Woman Allegedly Possessed Liquid Meth

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tishomingo woman Monday on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance. The woman, Melissa K. Cotner, 34, Highway 25, Tishomingo, allegedly possessed 3 cubic centimeters of liquid methamphetamine, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The possession charge was…

Corinth Man Arrested on Meth, Firearm Charges

Staff reports A 37-year-old Corinth man was arrested last week on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The methamphetamine charge against the suspect, Justin H. Darrell, of County Road 105, was also enhanced since he was allegedly in possession of a firearm…

Man, 72, Arrested for Alleged Meth Possession

Staff reports A Corinth man was arrested early Wednesday morning on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Johnny W. Austin, 72, of County Road 600, was also charged with several misdemeanor traffic violations and was being held in the Alcorn County Jail…

Photos: Police Special Response Team Deployed to Corinth Apartment

Story and Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A law enforcement Special Response Team was deployed to a Corinth apartment on Levee Road near the Crossroads Arena on Monday afternoon. Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green said he could provide details on the matter later. (See more photos below). Two people…

Firefighters Respond to House Fire Wednesday Night in Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Firefighters from Glen, Jacinto and Farmington responded to a house fire at 68 County Road 300 Wednesday night. Jacinto Fire Chief Keith Hughes said the house fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene. The fire was reported at about 9:45. The…

Local Law Enforcement Treated to Lunch at MS Care Center in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is important to show local law enforcement officers they are appreciated, said Ray Jones, the administrator of MS Care Center of Alcorn County. That’s why he and his staff prepared and served a large lunch to the Corinth Police Department and Alcorn…