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Some bills remain alive in House, Senate




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Another major deadline lapsed last week in the state Legislature.

Thursday was the final day for House and Senate members to act on general bills originating in their own chamber.

Few bills survived this critical deadline and . . .


'Officers lives in danger': Bill to keep names private gets support


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Republican Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter of Burnsville takes a call in the House chamber at the state Capitol.

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Local lawmakers are backing a bill that could keep private the names of police officers involved in shootings.

The Law Enforcement Identity Protection Act passed the House earlier this week and now goes to the Senate . . .


County schools to get officers




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Each Alcorn County school will have a armed resource officer in place within a few months.

After trying to find money to assist in officer salaries, Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell told Board of . . .


Local lawmakers help pass 'The Heartbeat Bill'




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Local lawmakers have helped the Legislature make great strides on a historic ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat.

Both chambers at the state Capitol passed measures on Wednesday to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is . . .


NAACP Reunion/Homecoming looks for community involvement; Event will be held July 5-7


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Angela Walker - McCray decorates a parade entry during the 2017 homecoming/reunion celebration

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The 2019 Reunion/Homecoming Committee is gearing up for the biennial event and they are looking for community participation.

The NAACP Reunion/Homecoming Committee will meet the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the John Stre . . .


38 Special sets arena date


The arena will present 38 Special Live on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

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The Crossroads Arena will be "Rockin' Into the Night" with 38 Special in April.

The arena will present 38 Special Live on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Fri . . .


Two charged in drug cases




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A Corinth woman was charged after contraband was discovered in a restroom at the county jail.

Geraldine Price, 61, was arrested on Thursday and charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility. Bond w . . .


Aldermen backtrack on term limits




Facing backlash, the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen reversed course Friday on the idea of term limits for appointed boards and commissions.

In a special meeting, the board unanimously voted to rescind a motion passed Tuesday evening in a 4-2 vote . . .


Calling all shutter bugs: Museum opens annual photo contest


Don Meints won first place in the Natural Landscape category during last year's contest with this photo he took at Point Betsie Beach in Maine. Entries are sought this year during April for the contest.

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Those who enjoy taking photos can snap one for a good cause.

The 18th annual Crossroads Museum Photo Contest Fundraiser is kicking off this month and organizers are hoping shutter bugs do their part to help support the local museum. . . .


School officials watch flu cases: One system cancels classes all week, hospital issues statement




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School absenteeism due to illness has reached a critical point in one nearby school district and local school officials say they are keeping a close eye on their own absentee numbers.

Greg Martin, director of McNairy County School . . .


MEC Road Tour leader says 'great things happening here'


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MEC President and CEP Scott Walker talks to Corinth business leaders on Tuesday.

A metro Jackson native received a rousing round of applause from Corinth leaders on Tuesday.

It happened during a joint civic club meeting as they hosted the Mississippi Economic Council's annual MEC Road Tour, and it was President and CEO Scott . . .


Circus act returns to arena


Entertainment that includes acrobats, clowns and elephants are just part of the excitement as the Crossroads Arena presents Garden Bros Circus - "The Most Epic Show on Earth" - on Thursday, Feb. 14, with two show times at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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Family fun for Valentine's Day can be a unique experience this year.

Acrobats, clowns and elephants are just part of the excitement as the Crossroads Arena presents Garden Bros Circus - "The Most Epic Show on Earth" . . .


Crossroads Museum closes for a month; Seeks sponsorships for operations, announces event schedule




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While the Crossroads Museum is closing its doors for the month of February, the organization is unveiling its slate of events for the year and getting ready to seek sponsorships to fund operations.

After opening for a few weeks in J . . .


Bill would address Corinth School District rating


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Rep. Nick Bain welcomes a visitor in the gallery of the House chamber at the Mississippi Capitol.

The first step has been completed.

A bill in the Mississippi legislative that would help the Corinth School District with their unfair and unofficial F rating has passed the House Education Committee and is on its way to the full House for more . . .


Suspect arrested in shooting




A suspect is behind bars one day after a shooting outside an apartment complex in the edge of downtown Corinth.

Forty-one-year-old Corey McGaha of Johns Street was shot once in the abdomen Wednesday afternoon, and eye witnesses saw the shooter before . . .


Breaking: Police investigate another Sixth Street shooting


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Corinth police are investigating a shooting that occurred on East Sixth Street Wednesday afternoon.

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As the shooting victim was rushed away in an ambulance, investigators combed the neighborhood searching for answers.
Emergency dispatchers received the "shots fired" call around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday and Corinth Polic . . .


Popular dance fundraiser will return


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Event committee members Jermaine Chappell and Tina Bugg discuss plans for the Third Annual (So You Think You Can) Dance Like The Stars with event chair Mary Dilworth and fellow committee member Kristy Knight.

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There will be some new features waltzing into a popular dance contest fundraiser this year.

The Third Annual (So You Think You Can) Dance Like The Stars will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at the Crossroads Ar . . .


Corinth School District takes state board to court




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The Corinth School District's appeal of 2017-2018 accountability ratings is going to court.

The district filed a notice of appeal in Hinds County Circuit Court, which is the venue for appeals of Mississippi Stat . . .


Legislature works on internet, human trafficking bills


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Sen. Rita Potts Parks (right) sits at her desk in the Senate chamber at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson. Last week the Kossuth native voted to allow electric cooperatives to offer broadband internet.

Sen. Rita Potts Parks is calling her vote to allow electric cooperatives to offer broadband internet a "long term success for rural Mississippi."

The Republican senator said all three of the electric power associations in the counties she represents . . .


Snowfall in forecast for area




A storm taking shape for early next week could leave perhaps an inch or less of snowfall in the Corinth area as it ushers in a chilly week.

"It's not going to be a huge snowstorm," said Thom Salem, meteorologist with the National Weather Service . . .


Corinth police chief involved in wreck


Corinth police responded to a rollover wreck at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Fulton Drive about 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance was involved in a rollover crash on Highway 72 Thursday morning.
He was transported to the hospital after the wreck, which happened around 9:45 a.m. at the Fulton Drive intersection. Capt. Ben Gann said Dance was banged . . .


Tishomingo County woman dies in house fire




TISHOMINGO — A house fire in the Bethlehem Church community resulted in the death of a Tishomingo woman.

Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon identified Linda Kay Taylor, 58, as the victim who died in the Tuesday evening blaze.

The fire occurred . . .


Fire marshal: Child put flammable materials in heater




Monday's fatal house fire that killed two young children and their grandmother three has been ruled accidental.

The state fire marshal told Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell the fire was caused by a child putting flammable materials in a gas heater.

Th . . .


Police investigate apparent double homicide

It's a frigid cold January morning and Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance talks to a group of four females outside 1315 Tate Street.

Near the group is a blood-stained sidewalk as the police chief tells a family member of one shooting victim that the police . . .


Grandmother, two kids are victims in house fire


A mobile home fire Monday afternoon in Alcorn County injured at least one.

Three family members are dead following a mobile home fire in rural Alcorn County.

A 46-year-old grandmother and her two- and five-year-old grandchildren were killed in the blaze which happened around 11:40 a.m. on Monday at 72 County Road 540 near Mit . . .


'Huge vocal supporter' joins Corinth school board


Rilla Jones

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Daily Corinthian
An educator with a long history in the region's community colleges in roles from instruction to administration is joining the Corinth School District Board of Trustees.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen appointed Rilla . . .


More candidates qualify for local elections




Another supervisor gained an opponent on Friday, and a second person joined the special election commissioner race late in the week.

Mark Coombs filed qualifying papers to run for Fifth District supervisor as an independent candidate against the . . .