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Unique ministry promotes mission work

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Gifted Goats Ministries Founder Tom Gift checks on a baby goat on their Alcorn County farm.


On a small East Alcorn County farm, a herd of goats do much more than provide milk and keep tall grass at bay.

These "Gifted Goats" help lead lost souls to Christ and their adoptions and sale of livestock pro . . .

High school band on chopping block


With only eight students enrolled in the Biggersville band, the program may soon play its last song.

The small enrollment number supplied to Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell by the state department of education is . . .

Havis' Kids selling chances on Disney World vacation

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Havis' Kids Founder Havis Hurley gives out Disney World Trip Fundraiser tickets to volunteers at a recent meeting.


Havis' Kids volunteers are hard at work on the organization's two largest fundraisers to help send special needs kids and their families to Disney World next year.

Chances are now being sold on a free Disney World va . . .

Corinth firemen respond to house blaze

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

The house fire occurred about 3:30 Monday afternoon.

Fire swept through a home in the 1500 block of Bunch Street at the corner of Fulton Street Monday afternoon, destroying the house.
All four Corinth Fire Department units responded to the blaze at the small frame structure.
See Tuesday's print edition . . .

Booneville pilot killed in plane crash

A Booneville resident is among three people killed in a plane crash Saturday evening in Union County.
Co-pilot Jarrod Holloway of Booneville, pilot Tommy Nix of Belmont and Nix's wife, Merline Nix were killed when the Rockwell Sabreliner 65 twin-engine . . .

Pine Vale Children's Home moves away from state foster care system, faces new challenges

Staff photo by Brant Sappington

Pine Vale Children's Home continues to provide a safe place for children, says Executive Director Randy Collum.

By Brant Sappington
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Amid the rolling hills of Wenasoga, a major transition is underway at Pine Vale Children's Home.

Last summer the longtime haven for struggling children and families made the difficult decision to move from . . .

Three charged in burglary involving firearms

Some stolen firearms could be in circulation following a recent burglary, according to the sheriff's department.
Three people have been charged with burglary of a residence in the case — Candida M. Olive, 31, of Glen, who was arrested last Saturday; Lee . . .

'Downtown Eggstravaganza': Merchants plan special egg hunt

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Downtown businesses promoting Main Street Corinth's "Downtown Eggtravaganza" next Wednesday through Saturday include (from left) Emily McGrath of Rowan House, Brian Shirley of Shirley Dawgs, Main Street Corinth Director Angela Avent, Stearman McCallister of Taylor & Wick, Jana Arnold of Hoochies, Kayleigh Bode of Love And A Dog and Annette Hayes of Clausel Jewelery.

People strolling through downtown Corinth next week will want to keep their eye out for hidden Easter eggs.

Downtown merchants have placed prizes, discounts off merchandise and gift certificates inside colorful plastic eggs placed outside throughout . . .

Legendary doctor leaves legacy of caring and service

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Tom Sweat, MD, talks with his daughter, Anne Sweat Thompson, MD, at the Living Healthy Free Clinic in December 2017.

Dr. Thomas Sweat was remembered Thursday for a lifetime of caring and service.

"If you got to know Dr. Sweat, you got to know a legend," said Tommy Bain, a registered nurse who volunteered at the Living Healthy Free Clinic founded five years ago by . . .

Crossroads Chili Cookoff returns Memorial Day weekend

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

William "Doctor Chili" Senf serves up his special recipe during the People's Choice taste testing at last year's Crossroads Chili Cookoff. The Crossroads Museum hosts the annual event which returns on Memorial Day weekend.

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Chiliheads are people who love a fantastic bowl of chili.

Those local faithful eaters will be in heaven next month when the Crossroads Chili Cook-off returns to the Corinth Depot.

Professional chili cooks "" some local and other . . .

'Rock of Ages': Talented CHS students take stage for musical

Photo compliments of Kelly Treadway

"Rock of Ages High School Edition" will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Corinth High School.

For the Daily Corinthian
Big hair, Daisy Dukes, jeans with holes and clothing that doesn't match is coming back in style to the Crossroads area.

Corinth High School is taking the city back to the 1980s with its annual spring musical this week. . . .

Local pharmacy can now handle old drug take-backs

Photo by Kenny Carson

A customer talks with Medical Plaza Pharmacist Andy Null about the local pharmacy's new drug take back program

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Need to get rid of some old prescription drugs?

There is no need to wait until a special day as one local pharmacy can now handle drug take-backs any day.

Medical Plaza Pharmacy is now offering the LifeInCheck Drug Disposal Prog . . .

Escaped inmate back in custody


A Booneville inmate is back in custody after escaping from a work detail in Tishomingo County where he was being held.
Stephen Edward Hancock was captured around 7 p.m. Friday in Colbert County, Ala. after running into the woods while picking up trash . . .

DAR, family place marker at founder's grave

Staff photo by Gabby Boyd

Revolutionary soldiers show gratitude to the late patriot.

By Gabby Boyd


Members of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) gathered in a patriotic ceremony of the La Salle chapter founder, Clara Weyman Connelly Cox at the City Cemetery earlier this week.

Clara's descendants . . .

Animal shelter losing food supply


While struggling with a failing building, the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is facing the loss of a major source of pet food.

Shelter board member Scott Monroe told the Corinth Board of Aldermen that a weekly do . . .

More vendors sought for Kossuth event

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

A good crowd turned out for last year's Kossuth Heritage Festival to enjoy food, games and fellowship. Vendors are being sought for this year's event.

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Things are about to get more exciting in Kossuth.

More vendors are being sought for the Second Annual Kossuth Heritage Day to be held Saturday, April 13, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m.

With a host of act . . .

Century of story-telling: Leroy Worsham is remembered

Staff of Mark Boehler

Larry Mangus chats with Leroy Worsham during his 100th birthday celebration held in late 2018.


With a always present smile across his face and a joke up his sleeve, Leroy W. Worsham's century of story-telling will be remembered by many.

Born in November 1918, the 100-year-old Corinth native died Saturday at h . . .

Corinth Night in Nashville: The Alliance hosts networking event in Music City

Martin's BBQ Joint in downtown Nashville is the site of Thursday's Corinth Night in the Music City.

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It was an old Kossuth town limits sign hanging on a restaurant wall that got Clayton Stanley's mind turning.

He was on a business trip for The Alliance meeting with prospective economic development clients at a place some say has . . .

Corinth Night in Nashville: The Alliance hosts networking event in Music City

Martin's BBQ Joint in downtown Nashville is the site of Thursday's Corinth Night in the Music City.

Daily Corinthian
It was an old Kossuth town limits sign hanging on a restaurant wall that got Clayton Stanley's mind turning.

He was on a business trip for The Alliance meeting with prospective economic development clients at a place some say has . . .

City, museum get state funds

More than half a million is coming to Corinth following the adjournment of the Legislative session on Friday.

The city will receive $500,000 for Wenasoga area sewer improvements, while the Crossroads Museum will get $25,000 for operations.

Rep. . . .

New cell tower going up

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Wyatt Middleton of Leaksville installs a cell phone tower about 140 feet in the air just off U.S. 72 in Corinth. He is employed with Gulf Services.

Wyatt Middleton had a bird's-eye view of Corinth on Wednesday afternoon - and he was not using a drone.

The construction worker from Leaksville could be seen dangling 140 feet up in the air on a cell phone tower being erected just off U.S. 72 behind . . .

A hero's welcome: Biggersville student has surprise reunion

Staff photo by L.A. Story

Staff Sgt. Rick Roach surprises his son, Biggersville Elementary School sixth grader Isaiah Roach, during a school assembly Wednesday morning.

BIGGERSVILLE — A Biggersville Elementary School student received a surprise reunion at a Biggersville school assembly Wednesday morning.

During a short assembly held in the Biggersville school gymnasium, students from both Biggersville Elementary Sc . . .

Helping Others: Church to host giveaway

Staff photo by L.A. Story

Disaster/Need Giveaway organizers Carolyn Reed and Margie Franks straighten some of the clothing that will be part of a giveaway for a disaster relief/need effort this Saturday.


Many in the Crossroads area have been affected by flooding or tornadoes in the past weeks.

While some might feel helpless in the face of so much need, one local church wanted to do something to help.

Ther . . .

Final Days: Lawmakers work to finish budget, bills

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Rep. Nick Bain (R-Corinth) bows his head during prayer prior to the start of a Legislative session.


The current Legislative session is almost over.

With a scheduled final day of April 7, lawmakers are hurriedly working to finish the budget and bond bills for the new year that begins July 1.

Rep. Nick Bain (R-Corin . . .

Fun run brings important message

Staff photo by LA Story

Local Girl Scout troops sponsored a zombie face painting booth at the recent MTFC Zombie Fun Run.

A flood of zombies — big and small —recently helped bring a positive message to adults and teens.

The Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition of Tippah and Alcorn Counties' recent Zombie Fun Run was a first time event and MTFC Project Coordinator Stacy . . .

Board revises cell phone policy

The cell phone use policy for Alcorn school staffers is getting revised.

The 11 year old policy no longer reflects the "current times" said board member Judd Chapman.

With the change, employees of the school distri . . .

Fern sale will benefit FFA

Photo courtesy of David Nowell

Alcorn Career and Technology Center's Agriculture and Natural Resources students care for the ferns all winter before the annual sale which will benefit the FFA chapter.


Plant lovers can exchange one kind of green for another this Saturday.

Alcorn Career and Technology Center FFA chapter will host its annual fern and plant sale beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the vo-tech center, locat . . .

Rain causes farming woes

Photo compliments of Sandy Mitchell

Young pines stand in flood waters during the late February rains in Alcorn County.


Area fields are getting a chance to continue drying out this week as planting time nears.

The late February deluge has made it a challenging time for farmers in Alcorn County.

"A lot of the fields did have . . .

Success like wildfire: Training event inspires firefighters

Photo compliments of Bill Avery

Firefighters received training on how to break through a door to gain access to a smoke filled house at the Training at the Crossroads event in Corinth Saturday.


Firefighters from across the region are more prepared than ever to do their job even more efficiently.

Hosted by the Corinth Fire Department, working with Dixie Firemanship, the third annual Training at the Crossroad . . .

Zombie Tobaccolypse event takes a stand against tobacco

Staff photo by Lee Ann Story

Members of the Alcorn County Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition Board of Directors hand out flyers for the upcoming Zombie Tobaccolypse Fun Run from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

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The Zombie Tobaccolypse is coming and it's expected to be loads of undead fun.

The Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition is hosting the Zombie Tobaccolypse Fun Run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at Crossroads Regio . . .

'Welcome Home' Parade is held

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Al Newman with the Marine Corps League awaits the start of the "Welcome Home" Parade Friday morning in downtown Corinth to pay tribute to veterans, returning soldiers from active service and celebrate 100 years of the American Legion. For more photos and complete story, see the Saturday Daily Corinthian print edition.

Parade honors returning soldiers

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

One of the returned service members bows in prayer during Friday's ceremony at court square.


Welcome home!

That was the warm greeting from a small but enthusiastic crowd Friday morning in celebration of the return of members of the Corinth D Co. 106th BSB of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team after a yea . . .

NWS: Severe weather is early

Photo courtesy of Mississippi Storm Chasers

The NWS said there were reports of cars blown off the highway as another severe storm system moved through the area Thursday.


Lunch hour tornado warnings put citizens on alert again Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service in Memphis, there were reports of a funnel cloud near the Glen area in southeast Alcorn County.

Th . . .

Gusts uproot tree, snaps power pole

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Powerful winds caused a large tree to fall across County Road 200 on Wednesday.


Strong winds likely caused a large tree to crash into power lines and block a main county road on Wednesday.

Emergency dispatchers received the first calls around 10:30 a.m. of a tree down near the B Mart just east of . . .

City eyes loose dogs


The City of Corinth is getting ready to keep an eye on the streets to identify who let their dogs out.

The Corinth Police Department will step up enforcement of animal ordinances in the next few weeks, beginning . . .

Twisters hit Walnut, Goat Island

Photo by Cherrie Plunk

A tornado toppled many trees in the Goat Island area at Pickwick Lake Saturday afternoon.


National Weather Service field surveys confirmed a powerful storm system dropped two twisters in the state's northeast corner on Saturday afternoon.

The first happened at Walnut in Tippah County at 2:36 p.m., and a . . .

Law enforcement agencies respond to standoff situation

IUKA -- Multiple law enforcement agencies remain on the scene Sunday evening in what is being called a standoff situation at a house in north Iuka off Old Highway 25 inside the city limits.
Units with the Iuka Police Department, Tishomingo County . . .

Awesome Aggies: Kossuth claims state championship

JACKSON — The Kossuth Lady Aggies rallied from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to make history as they fought their way back for a 48-44 victory over Belmont in the MHSAA girls 3A state championship game at the Mississippi Coliseum.

The win was . . .

Wreck sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle rollover wreck slowed traffic on MS Highway 2 and Harper Road on Friday.

A two-vehicle wreck at a busy intersection in North Corinth slowed traffic and sent at least one person to the hospital on Friday afternoon.

Corinth Police Department, Corinth Fire Department and Magnolia EMS officials res . . .

County man sentenced in AG's largest counterfeit investigation

An Alcorn County man who attempted to sell millions in counterfeit goods was sentenced Thursday for charges following a major state and federal joint investigation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Russell W. Haynie, 45, a native of Stantonville, . . .

Man pleads guilty in double murder case

A nearly four-year-old double-murder case came to a close on Thursday as defendant Michael Lee Meeks entered guilty pleas in Alcorn County Circuit Court.
Meeks, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder, reduced from first degree murder, . . .

Church will host event with best selling author

Priscilla Shirer

Area ladies will have the chance to learn from one of the nation's top selling Christian authors.
New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer and Christian recording artist Anthony Evans will lead . . .

American Legion hosts 'Welcome Home' parade

By Mark Boehler
Daily Corinthian
The postposed Corinth - Alcorn County Veteran's Day Parade from last year now has a new theme and date.

The "Welcome Home"� Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15. It's celebration will include the retur . . .

Local ophthalmologists merge into new facility on Highway 72

Photo by Kenny Carson

Dr. John Shipp welcomes Bruce Feathers of Tiplersville as the first patient to be treated Monday at the new Shipp Wooten Eye Center facility.

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Two well-established ophthalmology practices have merged to provide Crossroads area patients with a wide range of services under one roof.

The Shipp Wooten Eye Center is a new facility which began receiving patients Monday. The c . . .

Literacy's sweet fundraiser offers desserts, door prizes

Sue Elam, team member, Bea Hussey Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church, strikes a pose mimicking a cutout which will be part of their table set up at the Corinth-Alcorn Literacy Council Spring Into Spring Dessert Tasting Fundraiser on Thursday.

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Desserts are just part of the sweet stuff to be offered at Thursday's Corinth-Alcorn Literacy Council fundraiser.

There will also be great door prizes.

For the first time in Alcorn County, the Corinth-Alcorn Literacy Coun . . .

Plaza Lanes Bowling Alley nominated for Historic National Register

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The vintage charm of the Plaza Lanes Bowling Alley could get some special recognition.

The East Shiloh Road business will be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The Mississippi National Review . . .

Man gets 40 years in shooting death


One of two men charged in the death of a Corinth man during a deadly shootout on Easter weekend in 2015 has been sentenced.
Marcus McGaha 30, pleaded guilty Friday to one county of manslaughter and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. He was . . .

Officials switch parties, more join races on final day

Two-term Democrat Rep. Nick Bain is switching parties.

The Corinth attorney told the Daily Corinthian he'll join the Republican Party in his bid for a third term in the election later this year.

"I'm tired of sitting on . . .