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Rollover Crash Sends Female to Hospital

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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 Road 430. The female was […]

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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 valuable in their vehicles. Burglaries […]

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Corinth Man Charged With Meth Possession

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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 an arrest warrant on him, […]

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

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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.

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Woman Allegedly Possessed Liquid Meth

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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 also enhanced because Cotner was […]

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Corinth Police Respond to Report of Shots Fired

Staff reports The Corinth Police Department responded to a report of shots fired on East Sixth Street in Corinth on Thursday at about 8:40 p.m. “We had a report of shots fired after an apparent altercation between two parties,” according to Detective Capt. Dell Green. Both parties left the scene prior to the police department […]

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Corinth Man Arrested on Meth, Firearm Charges

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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 in his pocket. The serial […]

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Man, 72, Arrested for Alleged Meth Possession

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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 on a $7,500 bond. Austin’s […]

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Photos: Police Special Response Team Deployed to Corinth Apartment

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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 were taken into custody, but […]

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Firefighters Respond to House Fire Wednesday Night in Alcorn County

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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 house was located about five […]

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

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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 County Sheriff’s Office last Friday. […]

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Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office Wins Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office has the bragging rights this year. It won the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place in Corinth last week. Sponsored by Mississippi Blood Services, the Battle of the Badges blood drive allowed people to make donations on behalf of different […]

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Photos: Officers, Public Donate Blood in Battle of the Badges

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The Battle of the Badges blood drive by Mississippi Blood Services got underway in Corinth on Wednesday and runs through Thursday July, 21. The public can donate blood between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the sheriff’s office/police department and Corinth City Hall. Donations can be made on behalf of the police department, fire department […]

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Fire Heavily Damages Glen Home Thursday

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Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A house fire erupted Thursday at about 5:30 p.m. in Glen, and numerous agencies responded to knock down the blaze. Terry Doles Jr. rented the home and said he was gone for 10 minutes when he got a call from a neighbor saying smoke was coming from the home […]

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Sheriff’s Office Gets Grant to Buy New Radios — To Enhance Safety of Deputies, Public

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office will make a major safety upgrade with the purchase of new in-car radios for deputies, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. And the money to purchase and install the 14 radios will come from a Mississippi Office of Homeland Security grant of almost $25,000, Caldwell […]

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No One Injured in Crash Near Kossuth, Sheriff’s Office Says

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today No one was injured in a one-vehicle wreck on a gravel road near Kossuth, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities responded to the crash on County Road 505 at around 5 p.m. Saturday, and the sheriff’s office said the crash was still under investigation. Magnolia Ambulance and the Kossuth […]

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Car Seriously Damaged in Highway 72 Wreck Thursday Night

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A car was badly damaged in a crash on Highway 72 East in Corinth Thursday night at around 10:15. The vehicle was at rest near the middle of the road, and police directed traffic as the scene was cleared. At this time, Corinth Today does not have information on […]

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Photo Gallery: Police, Fire Department Challenge Boys & Girls Club in Basketball

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The Corinth Boys & Girls Club faced off against the fire department, police department and sheriff’s office in a basketball game Saturday at the club’s gym to raise money for summer programs. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today).

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