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Soldier's Legacy Will Be Honored Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An event on Saturday at the Corinth American Legion will raise money for military families and honor an Alcorn County solider who was killed in Afghanistan. This is the eighth year for the event, which honors U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Seth Ricketts of…

VA Launches Program to Help Rural Veterans With PTSD

Veterans who live in rural areas could see improved access to mental health care under a pilot program announced this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The telehealth program will give rural veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder remote access to psychotherapy and related services, according to the VA.…

Veteran Mental Health Services to Improve, Officials Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new partnership was announced last week to reduce veteran suicides by increasing access to mental health care. Seventy-four Mississippi veterans committed suicide in 2014, a recent Veterans Affairs study showed. Help for those going through tough times can be found by clicking…

Memphis VA Among Lowest Performing, Targeted for ‘Aggressive’ Improvements

Staff reports VA medical centers in Memphis and Jackson, Miss. are among the 15 lowest performing VA facilities nationwide targeted for “rapid improvements,” the federal agency announced this week. Many Alcorn County veterans use the VA in Memphis. An “aggressive” approach to quickly improve those VA medical facilities was unveiled…

Corinth Elks Serve Thanksgiving Meal to Veterans

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, Tom Lewis of Corinth knows what it’s like to be away from home on Thanksgiving. He said he was probably away from home on Thanksgiving 14 out of the 20 years he was in…

Freedom Ride Saturday to Support Veterans

There will be food, live music and motorcycles at American Legion Post 6 in Corinth on Saturday to support veterans. The 11th annual Freedom Ride sponsored by the Post 6 Legion Riders will raise money for the nonprofit Project Package, which sends care packages to local troops serving abroad. One…

Corinth Girl Scout Plans to Create Veterans Parking Spaces at Public Buildings

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 15-year-old Corinth girl plans to honor veterans by designating parking spaces for them at city- and county-owned buildings. Caroline Grisham presented her plan to the Corinth Mayor and Board of Aldermen on Wednesday. Grisham, who will be a sophomore at Corinth High…

Photos: Many Honor Fallen Soldier in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The annual Seth Ricketts Memorial Ride on Saturday at the American Legion in Corinth was “phenomenal” and one of the largest ever, said Bill Ricketts, whose son was killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Seth Ricketts served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne and lost his life…

Corinth World War II Veteran Celebrates 98th Birthday

Corinth native and World War II veteran Leroy Worsham celebrated his 98th birthday on Monday at The Dinner Bell. Worsham operated Worsham Brothers Construction of Corinth with his two brothers. Corinth Today previously did a story on Worsham’s World War II service, which can be read by clicking here.

Wounded Veteran Loves the Outdoors

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Christian Brown, who lost his legs from an explosion in Afghanistan, was ready to do some hunting Sunday. Brown, 32, was one of many heroes who attended the dove hunt put on by the Alcorn County Chapter of Delta Waterfowl and Magnolia Regional…

Memorial Day Events Scheduled Throughout Weekend in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Numerous Memorial Day events are lined up for the holiday weekend in Corinth. On Saturday morning at around 9:30 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts along with anyone else who wants to help will place flags on the graves at the Corinth National Cemetery, 1551 Horton St.,…

Monument Honors Fallen Alcorn County Veterans as Memorial Day Nears

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Memorial Day is Monday and a time to remember those veterans who gave their lives serving the United States. At the Alcorn County Courthouse there is a monument dedicated to the “memory of all those from Alcorn County who gave their lives in service of our…

Volunteer Drivers Help Fellow Veterans Through VA Ride Service

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor After serving the country through their military service, five local men continue to give back to the community by helping fellow veterans. They are volunteer drivers for a VA service that provides veterans with free rides from Alcorn County to the VA hospital…

Corinth World War II Veteran Says Monument Is ‘Wonderful’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor On a quiet Saturday afternoon in downtown Corinth, a World War II veteran remembered the Japanese bomb blasts. “They would bomb us at night,” said Leroy Worsham. “We’d hear them all the time.” Worsham, 97, visited the veterans monument by the Alcorn County…

Corinth Veterans Ride Service Needs More Drivers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor CORINTH – Parked outside the Alcorn County Courthouse is a humble van that does much to serve veterans in the Corinth area. More volunteer drivers are needed for the service that transports local veterans from the courthouse to the Memphis VA Medical Center,…