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Photographer shares 'once in a lifetime' photo safari at Crossroads Museum


Photo by Bill Avery

Bill Avery of Corinth captured this image of a Jaguar on his recent photo journey to Brazil. He will share his photos on two evenings this week at the Crossroads Museum.

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Local photographer Bill Avery recently returned from a 15-day "once in a lifetime" photo safari, and now he's ready to share photos from his adventure with the community.

Avery will host two special photo presentation exhibits this . . .


City officials begin new terms


Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

Mayor Tommy Irwin leads Chris Wilson in the oath of office for alderman for Ward 1 at City Hall Friday afternoon. Holding the Bible is Wilson's wife, Crystal.

Corinth's elected leaders took the oath of office Friday afternoon at City Hall in anticipation of the new four-year term beginning in a couple of weeks.

"I'm looking forward to the journey ahead," Mayor Tommy Irwin said as he congratulated Chris . . .


City officials begin new terms


Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

Mayor Tommy Irwin leads Chris Wilson in the oath of office for alderman for Ward 1 at City Hall Friday afternoon. Holding the Bible is Wilson's wife, Crystal.

Corinth's elected leaders took the oath of office Friday afternoon at City Hall in anticipation of the new four-year term beginning in a couple of weeks.

"I'm looking forward to the journey ahead," Mayor Tommy Irwin said as he congratulated Chris . . .


First responders assist cell phone task force


Staff photo by LA Story

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell (from left), Alcorn County Emergency Management Director Ricky Gibens and 911 Director Kim McCreless go over instructions given by Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley on how to download and use the FCC's speed test app.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel are being called upon to help aid in a matter that could be a threat to public safety.

Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley met with Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell, . . .


Police warn: Lock vehicle doors




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Lock vehicle doors at night.

That's a message from the Corinth Police Department after another rash of vehicle burglaries are underway this week.

Eight vehicles have already been ransacked and guns and cash stolen, said De . . .


Trooper's death may qualify as line-of-duty




Clarion Ledger

Trooper Josh Smith of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, shot to death in an isolated area near Walnut on Sept. 30, may have been killed in the commission of his duties as a law enforcement officer, officials said.

Accord . . .


Dog attacks delivery driver




jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

A pit bull dog involved in a vicious attack in northeast Alcorn County Friday afternoon was captured over the weekend and is being held for observation.

At a residence on County Road 192, the dog attacked a deliv . . .


Jail gets perfect score on audit




The Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility nailed a perfect score in its first accreditation audit since state prisoners were removed amid problems in 2015.

But the high marks didn't come without some blood, sweat and tears. At the beginning of . . .


Former coach to plead guilty to filming students




A former Kossuth coach indicted after making a phone video recording of middle school students is set to change his plea to guilty in U.S. District Court.

A change of plea hearing on a charge of sexual exploitation of children for Micah Macay Wilbanks . . .


Man charged with assault after severe attack




A Glen man has been charged with aggravated assault after a man was attacked at a Corinth restaurant and suffered facial fractures.
The investigation remains open, and the police department wants to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident . . .


Ghost hunt event is set for weekend




jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Crossroads Museum is getting ready to go lights out.

Though limited in number, tickets are available for this weekend's guided ghost hunt, which will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening with par . . .


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'Wave on Wednesday': Tourism, Main Street encourage tradition of showing friendly sign


Photo courtesy of Visit Corinth

Mary Helen Edmonson gets in the spirit of WOW, a new promotion for local residents by Main Street Corinth and Visit Corinth.

One thing Corinth residents know how to do is wave.

That's why Main Street Corinth and Visit Corinth are teaming up for a new promotion called WOW or "Wave on Wednesday."

It's a simple idea, said Main Street Director Angela Avent.

"It has . . .


Park plans Hispanic celebration event

By Mark Boehler editor@dailycorinthian.com
October means beautiful fall colors in Tishomingo State Park in one of its most visited months of the year.
This October will have an added twist with a "celebracion de hispano por . . .


Alcorn supervisors make some board appointments

By Jebb Johnston jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors made a number of appointments to boards of directors in a light session on Monday.
Supervisors voted to reappoint Danny Timmons to a seat on . . .


Driver crashes into storefront


Staff photo by Zack Steen

No one was injured after the driver of a Pontiac Booneville sedan crashed into the storefront of a busy U.S. 72 gas station. It happened around 6 p.m. late Tuesday afternoon at Skylark Chevron at 2101 U.S. 72 near the Harper Road intersection. According to EMS officials on the scene, the driver of the vehicle thought he was in reverse when he "plowed through" a large glass section of the store. Along with EMS, police and fire also responded to the scene. The lone employee inside the store at the time of the accident reported no injuries.


Pride Takes Over


Photo by Steve Beavers

McNairy Central High School student Cole Kirk volunteers his time on Sunday afternoon to paint over graffiti on the football stadium, which was vandalized sometime on Saturday. Kirk is the starting quarterback on the Bobcat football team.



By Steve Beavers Independent Appeal
SELMER, Tenn. -- Bobcat Pride is what brought a crowd to Don Whitaker Memorial Stadium on a hot Sunday afternoon.
Over 60 students, teachers and supporters came to McNairy Central High School . . .


Rienzi man charged in trooper killing




zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

A Rienzi man has been charged with capital murder and attempted murder in a shooting that resulted in the death of an off-duty state trooper.

Tippah County Prosecutor Bart Adams said the charges were filed Monday . . .


Aviator's stunt part of courthouse's story


It's not just urban legend Milton Sandy Jr. obtained a photo showing that Roscoe Turner, as the story goes, did, indeed, drive a car up the courthouse steps.

(Editor's note: In anticipation of the Alcorn County Courthouse 100th anniversary event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Milton Sandy Jr. shares a rare photo and a story of aviator Roscoe Turner driving a car up the courthouse steps.)

I have been searching . . .


Wheeler Grove brings back Judgement House


Judgement House, "Unexpected," will be performed at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, located at 21 County Road 519, in Corinth, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5, 6 and 7 and Oct. 12, 13 and 14. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and groups will start being led into the walk-through performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. nightly and admission is free.



By L.A. Story
lastory@dailycorinthian.com
What would it be like to catch a glimpse into what happens after death?
The walk-through performance experience, Judgement House, provides a Biblical glimpse into the consequences of what . . .


Local hunter Schnabl joins waterfowl conservation group


Schnabl



BY ZACK STEEN
zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
A local duck hunter is making noise on a national level.
Corinth resident Franz Schnabl was recently named conservation group Delta Waterfowl's new southeast regional events director.
In . . .