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VIDEO: Flag Retirement Ceremony in Corinth

A flag retirement ceremony was held at American Legion Post 6 in Corinth on Saturday. About 400 flags were respectfully retired during the ceremony. Flags are honorably retired by fire when they become faded and worn. American Legion Post 6 holds the flag retirement ceremony each year the Saturday before ...
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Police Respond to Report of Gunfire

Corinth Police on Thursday around 7 p.m. responded to a report of shots being fired in the area of Proper and Lilac streets. Witnesses said an occupant in a vehicle discharged a firearm several times toward a moving Ford Explorer. The back glass of the Explorer was shattered in the ...
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Corinth Man Indicted in Alleged Box Cutter Assault

A Corinth man was arrested Thursday on an indictment for aggravated domestic violence. The suspect, William Lee Floyd Jr., was still being held in Alcorn County Jail on Friday morning on a $25,000 bond. Floyd, 48, of Bunch Street, was recently indicted by an Alcorn County Grand Jury on the ...
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Free Concert Saturday at Shiloh Park

A free concert will be held Saturday at Shiloh National Military Park at 5:30 p.m. The 41st Army Jazz Band from Jackson, Miss. will perform as well as special guest Sandy Carroll. There will be artillery demonstrations and a junior ranger booth for children. Attendees are encouraged to bring  lawn ...
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Corinth’s Population Declined by 140 Residents Last Year, Estimates Show

The city of Corinth lost population between 2017 and 2018, estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show. Corinth's estimated population in 2017 was 14,625 compared to 14,485 in 2018 — a decrease of 140 residents. The city of Corinth's estimated population is 285 less than what it was ...
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Meth Suspect Allegedly Threw Gun From Vehicle

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office arrested a Booneville man who allegedly threw a handgun out the window of a vehicle, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, Patrick Lorenzo McGee, 53, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance. Sheriff's Deputy ...
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Alcorn School District Exceeds State Average on Reading Test

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School District performed better than the state average on the third-grade reading assessment. Almost 81 percent of Alcorn School District third-grade students met the requirements of the reading test compared to about 75 percent statewide, according to results released Wednesday by ...
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Shiloh Apothecary Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Shiloh Apothecary on East Shiloh Road in Corinth invites the public to its one-year anniversary party on Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. The pharmacy, which opened last May, has seen strong growth in its first year, said pharmacist Stephanie Mathis, who owns the business with ...
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18-Year-Old Killed in Crash Monday, MHP Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An 18 year-old man died in a one-vehicle crash Monday night in Alcorn County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The driver, Jehu Longoria of Corinth, was killed in the crash, said MHP spokesman Jason Roe. The wreck was reported at about 10:45 ...
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Car Wreck Monday Night in Alcorn County

Several agencies responded to a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 2 Monday night in Alcorn County. A vehicle appeared to have left the roadway and struck a power pole. The power pole was split, and the car came to rest in an area of heavy vegetation at the edge of ...
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VIDEO: BHS Graduates Perform Song

Watch this video of three Biggersville High School graduates performing a song at graduation on Monday night ...
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Corinth Man Charged With Sexual Battery

A 35-year-old Corinth man has been charged with sexual battery, according to Corinth Police. The suspect, Fragel Wayne Smith, of County Road 200, was arrested and charged Wednesday. The alleged victim reported that Smith had been making threats toward her on social media, police said. Smith is the alleged victim's ...
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Corinth Woman Accused of Fondling 8-Year-Old Child

A Corinth woman was arrested Friday in connection with a fondling indictment, court records show. The suspect, Dianna Michelle Rickman, 28, of U.S. Highway 72 West, is accused of having illegal contact with an 8-year-old child, according to the indictment. The alleged offense occurred on May 1, 2018. Rickman was ...
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Nakagawa to Oversee MRHC Finances

Marc Nakagawa is Magnolia Regional Health Center's new chief financial officer/senior vice president of finance, the Corinth hospital has announced. Nakagawa will oversee all financial operations for MRHC. He has 16 years in health care finance executive roles and 27 years of total accounting experience. Nakagawa comes to MRHC after ...
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Biggersville Fire & Rescue Acquires New Equipment

New equipment recently acquired by Biggersville Fire & Rescue will provide a place where rescue officials throughout the county can rest while responding to incidents in challenging conditions. The department has obtained a 32-foot enclosed trailer and a truck to haul the trailer. The truck and trailer can be taken ...
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More Local Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports

In the past few days, more candidates for Alcorn County political offices have filed campaign finance reports. Below is an updated list of how much money has been spent on the candidates' campaigns for the period between Jan. 1 and April 30. Chancery Clerk Greg Younger, Democrat Amount spent: $0 Circuit ...
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Name of Man Hit by Truck and Killed Released

The name of a pedestrian who was killed after being hit by a truck in Alcorn County has been released by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Alex Tyler of Tupelo was the man hit by the truck, according to the MHP.  Tyler was in the middle of the road and was ...
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Summer Feeding Program Schedule Announced

The Alcorn School District has announced its summer feeding program schedule. All meals are free and to children 18 and under. The summer feeding program will run June 3-27, Monday through Thursday. Below is a schedule with the locations and times of the program. Biggersville Elementary: Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30; ...
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Fred’s to Close Corinth Store

The Fred's store on East Shiloh Road in Corinth is set to close. The closure date is unclear. The company is closing hundreds of locations in numerous states, including 49 in Mississippi. Other nearby Fred's closings include three in Tupelo as well as locations in Savannah, Tenn. and Selmer, Tenn ...
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Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Truck in Alcorn County

A pedestrian was pronounced dead after being struck by a truck on State Highway 350 in Alcorn County early Thursday, according to Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones. The man's name is not being released at this time. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner added. The incident was ...
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Students to Gain Job Skills With Local Industries

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Local youth joined forces with industry Wednesday in Corinth and Alcorn County. Officials held ceremonies to recognize 15 students who will gain work experience through a partnership with several local companies. The students will take part in a 60-hour paid internship program with ...
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Correction: Hospital Board Member Resigning Due to Wife’s Health Issues

A Corinth Today story published last week about Dr. Tommy Alexander resigning from the Corinth hospital board incorrectly stated that he is resigning due to health reasons. He is actually resigning due to his wife's health issues ...
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Alcorn County Candidates Report Campaign Expenses

Below is a list of Alcorn County candidates and the amount of money spent on their campaigns for the period between Jan. 1 and April 30. Chancery Clerk Greg Younger, Democrat Amount spent: $0 Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling, Independent Amount spent: $7,955.75 Jeremy Glidewell, Independent No report Constable Post 1 ...
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Corinth School District Receives STEM Grant

The Corinth School District was one of 15 statewide selected to receive grant money for STEM education. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Corinth Elementary and Corinth Middle School were selected for the grant. Corinth and the other 14 school districts will share more than $896,000 in grants ...
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Three Vehicles Crash in Kossuth Friday

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Officials responded to a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 72 West in the Kossuth area Friday around 5:30 p.m. The crash occurred at the U.S. Highway 72 and County Road 605 intersection. It involved two pickup trucks and a car. The extent of the injuries was ...
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Corinth Firefighters Serve Nursing Home Residents for Mother’s Day

Whitfield Nursing home residents in Corinth got a special treat for Mother's Day on Friday when members of the Corinth Fire Department served them food and presented them with gifts. Nursing Home Administrator Jennie Whitfield also shared a Mother's Day poem. All of the residents' tables were adorned with flower ...
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Corinth Civitan Steak Sale Saturday at Gardner’s

The Corinth Civitan Club will hold its annual steak sale at Gardner's Supermarket from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The proceeds will support college scholarships and Christmas gifts for local youth. The steak plates come with beans, slaw and a roll for $12 ...
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Corinth Civitan Club Awards Scholarships

The Corinth Civitan Club on Wednesday presented college scholarships to local high school seniors. The Civitan scholarships are named in honor of the late Roscoe Turner, a famous airplane pilot from Alcorn County. The scholarships were for $750 each. A $500 Jr. Civitan Club scholarship was also awarded. From left ...
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Car Wreck on U.S. 72 West Friday Morning in Kossuth

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Alcorn County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle crash on U.S Highway 72 West in the Kossuth area Friday morning at about 5:30. It was unclear if there were any injuries. ...
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Longtime MRHC Board Member Resigning

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A longtime Corinth hospital board member is resigning. Dr. Tommy Alexander, a county-appointee to the hospital board, has been on the board for around 27 years. Magnolia Regional Health Center CEO Ronny Humes was notified of Alexander's resignation from the board Thursday. Humes ...
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