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KHS Students Enter Industry Big Leagues

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Friday was an exciting day at Kossuth High School as three students signed agreements to work for Caterpillar Inc. in Corinth. Twenty-two Corinth and Alcorn County high school students will take part in an economic development program that helps youth follow career pathways.…

Elected Officials Miss Broadband Grant Workshop, But Have Another Chance

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Three Alcorn County elected officials said Friday they did not take part in an online seminar about how to apply for USDA Rural Development grant money to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. Alcorn County supervisors James Voyles and Lowell Hinton said they…

Alcorn County Officials Consider Applying for USDA Rural Broadband Grant

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County officials might apply for grant money to expand broadband Internet in rural areas. The deadline is May 14 to apply for the USDA Rural Development Community Connect funds. The Rural Utilities Service will hold webinars Thursday and April 10 to “provide detailed guidance…

Crossroads Building Supply Holds Open House in Corinth

Crossroads Building Supply in Corinth was bustling with activity Wednesday during an open house in which several vendors had their building products on display. Crossroads Building Supply, 2750 S. Harper Road, Corinth, specializes in residential and commercial building materials, such as roofing, siding, windows and accessories, said branch Manager Amba…

Corinth Wall Art Promotes Downtown

By Jackie Huskey For Corinth Today Wall art in downtown Corinth is the newest project of Keep Corinth-Alcorn Beautiful. Thanks to the efforts of KCAB board members and staff, a formerly blank brick wall now sports a message promoting the downtown area. The coordinator for KCAB, G.T. McCullough, said the…

Hobby Lobby Called a ‘Blessing’ at Corinth Grand Opening

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Janis Robinson of Kossuth was one of many people in line Monday morning to visit the new Hobby Lobby in Corinth. “I’m very excited,” Robinson said at the grand opening event. “Every time we go to Tupelo or Florence I always stop at…

Polish Salon in Corinth Celebrates With Alliance Ribbon Cutting

The Alliance recently welcomed new member Polish Salon with a red ribbon ceremony. Owner/stylist Taylor McDonald cut the ribbon along with associate/cosmetologist Ashley Reid. Mayor Tommy Irwin assisted along with family, friends, and other city and county officials. Polish Salon is located at 1812 E. Shiloh Road, and the phone…

Corinthian Wholesale Furniture Celebrates With Ribbon Ceremony

The Alliance recently welcomed new member Corinthian Wholesale Furniture with a red ribbon ceremony. Manager Scotty Ethridge and his wife Jenni cut the ribbon along with Vick and Missy Etheridge. Mayor Tommy Irwin assisted along with other city and county officials and a host of friends and family. They are…

Photos: The Alliance Celebrates New Downtown Location

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The local economic development group The Alliance held an open house on Thursday evening for its new office location in downtown Corinth’s SoCo District at the corner of Wick and Fillmore streets. Many people turned out to tour the new office and enjoy refreshments. The new…

Corinth Developers Pleased With Downtown Building Renovation Project

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A building in downtown Corinth has been brought back to life thanks to a large-scale renovation undertaken by two local developers. About a year ago, the two-story building at the corner of Fillmore and Wick streets in the SoCo District was a gutted…

The Alliance Holds Ribbon Cutting for OnSite Maintenance

A ribbon cutting was recently held at The Alliance for OnSite Maintenance Service, a mobile maintenance and repair service. OnSite owner Jeff Gardner is cutting the ribbon with his wife Tracy. Mayor Tommy Irwin represented the city of Corinth.

New Economic Development President for Corinth, Alcorn County Selected

A new president has been selected to lead Corinth and Alcorn County’s economic development organization, The Alliance. Clayton Stanley, 37, was chosen for the position after an “intensive nationwide search,” a news release from The Alliance states. Stanley will begin his duties Jan. 1. He has spent the past nine…

Alcorn County Economic Development Official Taking New Job in Alabama

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County’s head economic development official is taking a new career opportunity in northeast Alabama. Gary Chandler, president and chief operating officer of The Alliance, will lead the Jackson County, Ala. Economic Development Authority. He has been the president of The Alliance for…

Downtown Corinth Is ‘Vibrant, Thriving, Growing,’ Officials Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Local officials are very encouraged by the continued progress in downtown Corinth. “I think it’s growing and thriving,” said Sara Beth Green, Main Street Corinth president. Likewise, Gary Chandler, president and chief operating officer of The Alliance, said he thinks downtown is “vibrant.”…

The Alliance Holds Ribbon Cutting for Soul-Tastic Cafe

Attached you will find a photo from Friday, July 29th’s Ribbon Cutting at The Soul-Tastic Café. The owners are Latrease and Cleveland Jr. Carruthers. The café is located at 1743 Virginia Lane. (Submitted Photo)

Large, Small Industries of the Year Honored at Luncheon

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two local organizations were awarded as the small and large industries of the year during a luncheon in Corinth on Monday. Alcorn Industries won the small industry of the year award, and Magnolia Regional Health Center was named the large industry of the…

Community Colleges Can Help With State’s Workforce Shortage, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor More skilled workers are needed in Mississippi, and community colleges can help fill the void, a state official told business and government leaders in Corinth on Monday. “Mississippi business and industry have a desperate need for a skilled workforce right now . .…

Volunteers Team Up to Fight Litter in Corinth

Story and Photos by Abby Vanderford For Corinth Today Saturday morning, members of the community gathered to clean up Corinth. Individuals and families gathered at the Street Department to eat a breakfast, provided by The Alliance, and receive safety vests and a briefing on safe clean up procedures before splitting…

Community Cleanup Event Is Saturday in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor If you want to help make the Corinth area more beautiful, you can take part in a community cleanup event on Saturday. Those who want to help pick up litter in certain areas should meet at the city street department, 110 W. Shiloh…

Local Woman Wins $5,000 in Effort to Enhance Handicap Access

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local woman won $5,000 in a drawing Tuesday night at Zaxby’s as part of an effort to enhance handicap accessibility at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth. Leadership Alcorn, which builds leadership skills for professionals, sponsored the fundraiser. The effort involved selling raffle…