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Alcorn County’s Population Declines, Estimates Show

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Alcorn County lost population between 2017 and 2018, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Alcorn County’s population decreased by 278 people, or 0.7 percent, between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, the estimates released Thursday show. The county’s total population was estimated…

Junior Ranger Day Saturday at Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

National Junior Ranger Day will be Saturday at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It is for children 7-12 years old and includes an infantry firing demonstration, a wet plate photography demonstration and Civil War games. “We would like to invite children ages 7-12 years…

BHS Band Program May End

The Alcorn School Board on Tuesday night discussed the possibility of ending the Biggersville High School band program. The board tabled the discussion until its May 13 meeting. If the BHS band program ends, students can attend another band program in the county, said Superintendent Larry Mitchell. The district will…

Girl Scouts Release Butterflies at Biggersville Elementary

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Local Girl Scouts on Tuesday released butterflies they raised for a community service project at Biggersville Elementary School. The butterflies were caterpillars when the Girl Scouts started raising them. The Girl Scouts also involved students in pre-K through sixth grades at Biggersville Elementary in the learning…

Corinth Man, Woman Charged With Child Endangerment

A Corinth man and woman have been indicted by an Alcorn County Grand Jury on charges of child endangerment. Richard Carl Hammett, 31, and Antonette Hodel, 40, allegedly let children be present while meth was possessed and/or used, according to the indictment. The two children were around the ages of…

Assault Suspect Allegedly Had Flare Gun

The Adamsville, Tenn. Police Department on Friday responded to a situation that resulted in three counts of felony aggravated assault against the suspect. The suspect, Jeffrey Blevins, 42, of Crowe Street in Adamsville, allegedly had a flare gun and a baseball bat, according to the police report. Blevins was allegedly…

Alcorn County Burglary Suspects Arrested

Three local residents have been charged with the recent burglary of a residence in Alcorn County, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. On April 3 deputies responded to a residence on County Road 512 and discovered that several firearms had been stolen, a news release from the sheriff’s office says. Witnesses…

Sanctuary Antiques Blends Modern, Traditional

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Walking into Sanctuary Antiques in Corinth is like visiting numerous countries at once. The store features merchandise from places such as France, England, Hungary, Romania, China and the United States. Antique tables, chests, display cabinets, rugs and so much more are available at the Taylor Street…

Tea, Shake Shop Opens in SoCo

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new business in downtown Corinth offers specialty teas and shakes. Crossroads Nutrition at the corner of Wick and Fillmore streets has about 20 flavors of meal-replacement shakes. The business, which opened last week at the bustling downtown corner, also has many flavors…

Toxicology Reports Sought by Suspect’s Attorney in Off-Duty Trooper Shooting

A lawyer representing a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper wants to see toxicology reports on people involved in the incident. Attorney Jamie Franks of Tupelo represents Troy Anthony Eaton of Rienzi, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting…

Corinth Police Officer Visits Library

Corinth Police Officer Clifford Nix visited the Corinth Library on Tuesday afternoon for National Library Week. (Photos below). Nix talked to a group of children and adults about the life of a police officer. He also discussed the patrol vehicle and let a child sit inside. Click here to see…

Alcorn Judge McGee to Be Fined, Reprimanded

Post 2 Alcorn County Justice Court Judge Jimmy McGee will be fined and publicly reprimanded after “multiple allegations” of judicial misconduct. “Judge McGee engaged in a pattern of delaying rendering opinions, which gave the appearance that he failed to diligently perform his judicial duties,” the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled. “And…