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Corinth Mayor, Police Chief to Seek Re-Election This Year

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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, said City Clerk Vickie Roach. […]

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

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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 who are wounded or killed […]

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Corinth’s Economy Looks Bright for 2017, Officials Say

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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 industrial growth to bring jobs […]

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City Ready for Meigg Street Sidewalk, Lighting Project to Begin

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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 city park, said Dave Huwe, […]

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Controversial Park at Jacinto to Receive Improvements

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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 Tuesday, the Corinth City Council […]

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

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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 grandchildren will have even greater […]

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Corinth Trailer Park May Be Demolished for Townhome Development

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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 be located on Bradley Road […]

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‘We Have to Help Our Police Department,’ Woman Says

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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 at this week’s Corinth City […]

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Fiber Ready Designation May Attract More Jobs to Industrial Park

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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 for places to locate, according […]

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Citizen Survey: Would You Support a Higher Sales Tax for Roads and Bridges in Corinth?

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Corinth Today spoke with citizens downtown Saturday and asked them if they would support paying a higher sales tax to improve roads and bridges in the city of Corinth. Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin would like voters to have the chance to decide whether they would support a quarter-cent sales tax increase to improve three major […]

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