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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,…

City Displays Purple Heart Sign at Courthouse to Honor Veterans’ Sacrifices

The city of Corinth recently displayed a Purple Heart sign at the entrance to the Alcorn County Courthouse to honor veterans’ sacrifices. Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin said the sign was displayed because the city was named an official Purple Heart City. The Purple Heart honors members of the Armed Forces…

Corinth’s Economy Looks Bright for 2017, Officials Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth and Alcorn County have a positive economic outlook for 2017, local stakeholders said. The city will continue to work on its infrastructure to attract more investment in the community, said Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin. Officials will also seek more economic development and…

City Ready for Meigg Street Sidewalk, Lighting Project to Begin

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The city of Corinth is ready to execute the contract for a large lighting and sidewalk improvement project on Meigg Street, an official said Tuesday night. The project involves putting in new sidewalks and lighting on Meigg Street between Cass Street and the…

Controversial Park at Jacinto to Receive Improvements

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local foundation that has been the subject of controversy made moves this week to improve property with the help of the Corinth City Council. The nonprofit Jacinto Foundation oversees property including an old courthouse, a park and other buildings near Rienzi. On…

Change a Key Factor to Success, MDA Head Tells Corinth, Alcorn County Leaders

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Many people want flourishing businesses, a growing county and a great city, but achieving those goals requires the will to change, the head of a state agency said Tuesday in Corinth. “In order to create a county and city where our children, our…

Corinth Trailer Park May Be Demolished for Townhome Development

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A major residential project that would involve demolishing a trailer park and putting in 40 townhomes could be on the horizon for Corinth. The developer, Stewart Rutledge of Oxford, said the name of the project would be The Phoenix at Corinth. It would…

‘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…

Fiber Ready Designation May Attract More Jobs to Industrial Park

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth/Alcorn Industrial Park on Monday was certified as AT&T Fiber Ready, which could help attract jobs, officials said. The designation allows local economic development officials to stress the presence of high-speed, fiber Internet services in the industrial park when companies are looking…