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Civitans provides Christmas magic to kids

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With the distinctive jingle of sleigh bells, Santa Claus crashed a Civitan luncheon Wednesday.

The jolly old elf himself surprised several youngsters who were enjoying a pizza party with the local Civitan club . . .

Veteran's Parade moves to spring

By Mark Boehler


The Corinth - Alcorn County Veteran's Day Parade has been postponed until next spring.

Due to scheduling conflicts with local schools so bands can participate, the parade first scheduled for Monday, Nov. . . .

Crossroads Christmas event makes 7th annual return

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Living Free Ministries Founder Tommy Wilson, Crossroads Christmas founder Marea Wilson, Alcorn Central High School Principal Brandon Quinn and Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell discuss plans for the seventh annual Crossroads Christmas set for Christmas Day.

Tommy and Marea Wilson will spend Christmas Day helping thousands.

The husband and wife team will again spearhead the seventh annual Crossroads Christmas "" a free community dinner held in the cafeteria at Alcorn Central High School.

"It's about . . .

Youngest Frazier adds holiday giving to family display

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Cooper Frazier, 17-year-old Corinth High School student, spearheads an effort to hold a donation drive every night from now through Christmas as part of his family's massive light and music show display.

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Three years ago a Corinth family started doing more with their Christmas decorations.

The traditional wreath and garland turned into a massive, yet tasteful holiday light and music show in front of their historic downtown home . . .

Hospital hosts Christmas spectacular

Photo by Zack Steen

The Crossroads Arena plays host to the MRHC Winter Wonderland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free, but please bring a food donation to the AMEN Food Pantry.

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Each holiday season, Corinth's premier healthcare provider does exactly that "" provides.

At no cost to attendants, Magnolia Regional Health Center foots the bill for a truly wonderful Winter Wonderland event.

Set for Saturday . . .

Lighthouse Toy Store spreads Christmas cheer

Photo by Mark Boehler

Volunteer Vickie Little checks inventory Thursday morning at the Lighthouse Foundation Toy Store prior to the arrival of family members picking out toys.

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Corinth businessman Phil Little said it's the most important thing he'll do all year.

The 20-year Lighthouse Foundation board member will hover.

"I'll go wherever I'm needed "" fill in the gaps," he said.

On Thursday morn . . .

Bazaar, parade is like 'Christmas movie'


KOSSUTH "" "It's like a scene from a Hallmark Christmas movie.""

That's how Jan Haley describes the Kossuth Christmas Parade and Jingle Bell Bazaar, an indoor arts and crafts market. Both events will happen Saturd . . .

Board seeks $50k match

Photo courtesy of Kim Williams

Representatives of the Corinth-Alcorn Reaching for Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Foundation want to partner with Tourism and others to help the Coliseum Civic Center.


Representatives of the Corinth-Alcorn Reaching for Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Foundation want to partner with Tourism to help the Coliseum Civic Center.

During the Tuesday meeting of the Corinth Area Convention an . . .

Holiday dinner theater benefits autism

WALNUT — Food, laughter, a Christmas-themed show and aiding a good cause can all be done in one place.

The Community Christmas dinner theater will present "Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas," at Jesus Name Community Church, 61 CR 770, in Walnu . . .

MRHC event brings holiday cheer, goodwill

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Believe in the magic of Christmas.

This will be an easy task at next weekend's annual Winter Wonderland event presented by the Magnolia Foundation and Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Set for Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m . . .

County investigates shooting

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Department is responding to a shooting in Glen in the area of the intersection of County Roads 300 and 343. It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. and a male subject was reportedly shot in the arm. Deputies and Magnolia EMS . . .

Town ponders fire truck purchase

FARMINGTON "" The Farmington Board of Aldermen have begun researching what they need to do for the purchase of a new fire truck.

In a special meeting of the Farmington Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday evening, aldermen made a motion to begin the . . .

County voters inline with state


By Zack Steen


Alcorn County voters were inline with the rest of the state following Tuesday's midterm election runoff.

Locals choose Republication U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith over Democrat challenger Mike Espy which help . . .

President visits Northeast Mississippi

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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Tupelo on Monday.

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TUPELO (AP) — President Donald Trump was back to the same playbook he used for the midterm elections as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate seat in GOP hands.

While Trump has stressed h . . .

Voter phone numbers aren't public

Voter phone numbers are not public information, according to Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

Hosemann's office released an advisory earlier this week warning Mississippi residents who are told their cell phone number was obtained from . . .

Arts Council presents annual Christmas concert

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

Kaitlyn Jones, Mollie Grace Jones and Addie Paige Pratt are among the performers for the "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Christmas show.

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It's one of the most anticipated gifts of the year.

The Corinth Area Arts Council's annual presentation of its Christmas concert, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Coliseum Civic C . . .

Corinth Art Gallery elves plan Saturday reception

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

A wide variety of locally and regionally made items are available for the gifting season at the Corinth Art Gallery.

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The Corinth Art Gallery wants to be on the shopping list this season.

As has become tradition at the gallery, the elves have pulled together a creative collection from many artists and artisans to offer plenty of unique and thou . . .

Coalition promotes smoking cessation

Rita Finney, Region IV Drug and Alcohol Youth Prevention Services and MTFC board member, gets giveaway prizes and important information ready during the Great American Smokeout.


The Alcorn and Tippah County Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition recently joined forces with Magnolia Regional Health Center for the 43rd Annual Great American Smokeout.

The local MTFC set up a table in the cafeteria . . .

AMEN Food Pantry has been filling a need for 25 years

Staff photo by Brant Sappington

AMEN Food Pantry Facilitator John Cooper prepares food for distribution.

By Brant Sappington
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(This is part of a continuing series sharing the stories of programs, clubs and organizations in the community working to help others.)

While many families in Alcorn County will gather Thursday around tables . . .

Hearing set on long-range plan

The vision for future development in Corinth is up for public comment.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a public hearing on the Envision Corinth 2040 long-range plan during the next regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Bob Barber, partner with . . .

Leroy Worsham turns 100

Photo by Mark Boehler

Larry Mangus was one of hundreds of people who turned out Wednesday afternoon for the celebration of the life of Leroy Worsham at the Coca-Cola Museum. The World War II veteran, longtime Corinth resident and beloved community member is celebrating his 100th birthday. Coca-Cola of Corinth hosted the reception. For the complete story about Leroy Worsham, see the Thursday Daily Corinthian print and online editions. Subscribe to the E-Edition today for just $7.95/month at https://bit.ly/2Dkwr7x!.

Capital murder suspect released from jail

The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been released from jail.

Attorneys for 43-year-old Troy Anthony Eaton of Rienzi said their client was released Friday shortly after Ti . . .

American Legion Post #6 postpones Corinth/Alcorn County Veteran's Day Parade

Heavy rainfall Monday morning has postponed the Corinth/Alcorn County Veteran's Day Parade.
Set for 10 a.m., a later day will soon be announced, American Legion Post #6 spokesperson Bobby McDaniel told the Daily Corinthian early Monday morning.
With . . .

Walking trail improvement project marks opening

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

John Peebles of the Corinth Lions Club presents a plaque to Steve Little in recognition of Little's commitment to making accessibility improvements to the walking track at Crossroads Regional Park.

As a lone jogger braved the breezy 35-degree morning, local Lions and partners in the park walking trail project gathered Saturday to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

It's a project that was the idea of Steve Little, who received a plaque recognizing his . . .

Head-on collision claims woman's life

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A head-on highway crash in Alcorn County claimed the life of a Walnut woman Wednesday night.

Coroner Jay Jones identified the wreck victim as Haley Wilbanks, 25.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 72 in th . . .

City employee charged with embezzlement


A Booneville city employee is being held on a $250,000 bond after being accused of embezzlement.
Mitzi Gale Stennett, 47, of Booneville was arrested Wednesday by the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department and charged with embezzlement. Bond was set at . . .

Three races heading to runoff


Local voters will head back to the poles in two weeks for a runoff election in three district and state races.

Appearing on the ballot on Nov. 27 will include a runoff for the Senate Special Election race and both judg . . .

State Trooper involved in wreck

By Zack Steen


A Mississippi Highway Patrol State Trooper was involved in a two vehicle wreck in Tishomingo County on Tuesday afternoon.

The wreck happened on U.S. Highway 72 near Eastport Street in Burnsville around 5 p . . .


17 of 17 precincts

David Baria (D) -- 1597
Roger Wicker (R)(inc.) -- 7586
Danny Bedwell (L) -- 162
Shawn O'Hara (Reform) -- 47
Tobey Bernard Bartee -- 105 . . .

Alcorn Advancement: Teachers, students to get devices

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Alcorn School District Board Member Daniel Cooper uses an iPad and Apple Pencil during a recent school board meeting. County high school teachers will receive this new technology next month, while each student should receive a iPad and keyboard in August 2019.


Technology in the Alcorn School District is about to reach new heights.

The Board of Education approved implementing Phase One of an 1:1 device iPad Education Initiative that will place iPads in the hands of teachers a . . .

Election should have large voter turnout

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Tuesday's midterm election is shaping up to be one of the biggest for Alcorn County.

Deputy Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling said the office has received more than 685 absentees so far with one day still left to vote. She said if t . . .

Suspect charged in shooting


A suspect accused of shooting man on Young Street Wednesday has been charged with aggravated assault.

Sammie Turnage, 26, turned himself in to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department late Thursday and was brought back to Corinth on Friday where he . . .

Museum to pay tribute to soldier though time

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

World War II reenactors will camp and military vehicles will be on display at the Crossroads Museum on Saturday during their annual Veterans Timeline event.


The Crossroads Museum will pay tribute to the American Soldier though time at a weekend event.

The nonprofit museum will host Veterans Timeline on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Corinth Depot.

The e . . .

Survivor finalist to teach local youth confidence

Missy Payne, Season 29 "Survivor: San Juan del Sur," Second Runner Up and author of the book, "The Invisible 7: A Survivor's Guide to Awesomeness," will be the keynote speaker at NEMCC's Saturday conference, "Be Confident Out Loud."


By L.A. Story


Season 29 "Survivor" finalist Missy Payne will be the speaker at this weekend's conference, "Be Confident Out Loud."

The free conference is presented by Families Firs . . .

Hunt investigates mysteries at Crossroads Museum

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Amanda Lambert uses the iOvilus app and a K2 EMF Meter while attempting to communicate with the afterlife during the Crossroads Museum Ghost Hunt earlier this month.


Seated silently in the dark on the benches inside the old caboose #2994 at the Corinth depot, a small group of willing believers patiently wait for a sign.

A knock, a whisper, a blip on the EMF meter — anything will d . . .

Shooting will go to grand jury

A shooting Saturday in Alcorn County will go to the grand jury to determine if charges will be filed.

Sheriff Ben Caldwell said a woman was shot in the leg with a shotgun during an apparent altercation at a residence on County Road 210. The shooter . . .

No change to date for trick or treating

Officials encourage residents to be cautious and remember safety as the Crossroads gets ready for the candy treats and friendly hauntings of All Hallows' Eve.

The observance will take place on Wednesday, as the calendar says. It is a rare occurrence . . .

Mother Son Ball set to benefit Havis' Kids

Photo courtesy of Micaela Sanders

Sean Corbin and Shirley Ratliff enjoy a photo moment at the 2017 Mother Son Ball.

By L.A. Story


Tickets are available now for the Havis' Kids Mother Son Ball.

This fundraising party is a great time for mothers and sons to have a special night out together and proceeds go to a good cause.

The Moth . . .

Area offers abundant fall activities

Photo courtesy of Bill Avery

Farmington Mayor Dale Fortenberry will portray Shelby Hammond Curlee (1868-1944) when the Corinth Woolen Mills co-founder steps from the grave this weekend in the third annual Historic Corinth Cemetery Tour at the Corinth City Cemetery.


Be on the lookout for small strangely dressed people over the next few days because many Halloween and fall festival activities start tonight.

Local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations are hosting Hallo . . .