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'Huge vocal supporter' joins Corinth school board

Rilla Jones

By Jebb Johnston
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 Jones, de . . . more »


Shooting leaves 2 dead

By Mark Boehler

It's a frigid cold January morning and Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance talks to a group of four females outside 1515 Tate Street.
Near the group is a blood-stained sidewalk as the police chief tells a family member of one shooting victim that t . . . more »


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 Mitchell Hill . . . more »


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 incumbent, Jimmy . . . more »


Fatal explosion ruled accidental

An explosion near Biggersville that claimed the life of a local woman and destroyed her home has been ruled an accident.
The Mississippi Fire Marshal's office has determined the explosion was caused by an uncovered, open gas line. Public Relations Director Beth Re . . . more »


Graduation rates increase for local schools

City and county school systems are both seeing average graduation rate increases.

Not only did Mississippi hit an all-time high during the release of the 2019 graduation and dropout rates, local high school students also helped the Corinth School District and Al . . . more »


Celebrating the dream: Project Attention plans annual King celebration

Project Attention students learning about the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. include (from left) Joziah Holmes, Rodric Davis, Brayden Leyva, Mason McCorry and Jordan Johnson.

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

By Jebb Johnston
Daily Corinthian
The Project Attention Center is inviting the community to gather and celebrate the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. and the achievements of its students.

The annual celebration of King's legacy is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the . . . more »


Harlem Globetrotters World Tour includes 'Magic Pass' at Crossroads Arena

Harlem Globetrotter Spider Sharpless shows his dunking skills on the World Tour.

Photo compliments of Crossroads Arena

By L.a. Story
Daily Corinthian
The upcoming weeks will emphasize family-oriented fun at the Crossroads Arena with the Harlem Globetrotters being among the first of the next few attractions.

The Crossroads Arena will host the Harlem Globetrotters' 2019 Fan Powe . . . more »


Hot Rod Wreck: County crash sends 3 to hospital

Bystanders check out the smashed 1939 Chevrolet hot rod following the two-vehicle wreck in Alcorn County on Monday.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen


A custom ride will need more restoration following a wreck Monday in Alcorn County.

Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Mayhall said three people were sent to the hospital with only minor injures after two vehicles came close to . . . more »


More candidates dropping party labels

If "independent" were a political party, its followers might be thinking about hosting a big barbecue and political speaking.

For the moment, it looks like the happening place to be in Alcorn County politics.

At the close of the second week of qualifying, Al . . . more »


School accountability appeal goes to state board

The Commission on School Accreditation rejected the Corinth School District's appeal of accountability results on Thursday, but the matter is still alive as the appeal goes to the State Board of Education in the coming week.

After hearing the report of the Depar . . . more »


State money could fund splash pad

By Zack Steen


Rep. Nick Bain is starting the process.

The two-term Democrat state legislator has authored a bill during the first week of session that would provide funds to construct a splash pad at Crossroads Regional Park.

. . . more »


Local beekeepers form group to share, learn

A worker bee sips from honey exposed by damage to the wax comb. Local beekeepers are looking to form a club to share their knowledge.

Photo by Keri Collins Lewis/MSU Extension Service

By Jebb Johnston


Some local beekeepers are forming a hive.

With interest in beekeeping on the rise, Corinth area enthusiasts are looking to form a club to share their experiences and learn from each other. An organizational me . . . more »


Girl Scouts begin taking pre-orders for cookies

Local Girl Scouts are now taking pre-orders, and cookies are due to arrive in the Crossroads area the week of Feb. 20.

By L.a. Story


Ready to challenge even the most stalwart New Year's resolution, Girl Scout cookies are available for pre-order in the Crossroads area.

The 102nd year of Girl Scouts selling cookies began Saturday and the 2019 cook . . . more »


Follin-King takes oath of office

Chancery Clerk Greg Younger leads Anthia Jo Follin-King in the oath of office for election commissioner Monday morning at the office of the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors.

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

By Jebb Johnston


Anthia Jo Follin-King stepped back into a familiar role Monday morning.

During the meeting of the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, she took the oath of office to serve as interim election commissioner for t . . . more »


Havis' Kids calling for families with special needs children

Havis' Kids founder Havis Hurley has a passion for taking special needs children to Walt Disney World. Hurley and Havis' Kids volunteers are planning the next trip in October 2020 and families with special needs kids who have not been active in the past are invited to an upcoming meeting.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By Mark Boehler
Daily Corinthian
Havis Hurley is planning his 57th trip to Walt Disney World next year and he is looking for some special people to make the trip with him.

The trip in October 2020 will be the 5th for Havis' Kids, a non-profit which specializes . . . more »


Police warn of counterfeit cash

Some of the fake bills passed in Corinth this week are marked with Chinese characters.

Several fake bills have surfaced in the city in the past week, prompting the Corinth Police Department to warn residents to be on the lookout for funny money.

An individual received a couple of hundreds that have pink Chinese markings on the front and back and a . . . more »


Three injured in shootings

Corinth police are investigating a pair of overnight shootings into residences that occurred minutes apart and are possibly linked.

Three people were injured and two remain hospitalized, including one at Regional One in Memphis. Thus far, police have not been ab . . . more »


Officials investigate fatal shootings

By Mark Boehler
Daily Corinthian
SELMER, Tenn. "" The New Year's holiday began on a tragic note in the Crossroads area in what law enforcement officials believe is a murder-suicide between a McNairy County husband and wife.

A dispatch to McNairy County 911 at . . . more »


New Year's Day tradition brings American Legion 'family' together

American Legion Post #6 Ladies Auxiliary member Shirley Tutor cuts up cabbage Tuesday morning for the New Year's Day luncheon.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By L.a. Story
For the Daily Corinthian
The room was filled with the scent of food cooking.

It was traditional fare for a New Year's Day meal— cabbage, black-eyed peas, hog jowl, fried cornbread and turnip greens.

People were rushing to get the meal ready wh . . . more »


Heavy rainfall opens gates; Pontoon boat goes adrift, caught in spillway

Dangerous conditions are preventing the recovery of a pontoon boat in a spillway at Pickwick Landing Dam.

Photo by Hardin County Fire Department

PICKWICK, Tenn. — Dangerous conditions are preventing the recovery of a pontoon boat trapped in a partially open spillway at the Pickwick Landing Dam.

An unoccupied boat caused concerns for area residents and the Hardin County Fire Department was called to check . . . more »


One dead in mobile home explosion

The state fire marshall's office is investigation an explosion that claimed one life Friday evening near Biggersville.

Staff photo by Reece Terry

An explosion at a mobile home near Biggersville has left one person dead.
The massive explosion at the home on County Road 514 near Oak Grove Church happened around 7 p.m. Friday, leveling the doublewide home and spreading debris in a wide path around the structur . . . more »


Officials investigate fatal fire

Authorities are looking into a Friday evening fire that left one person dead near Biggersville.
The fire happened at a home on County Road 514 near Oak Grove Church. One person was found dead inside the home, reports Sheriff Ben Caldwell.
Investigators from the s . . . more »


New circuit, chancery judges ready to serve community

New Chancery Court Judge Bradley Tennison is surrounded by his family as he takes the oath of office from retiring Chancery Judge John Hatcher.

Staff photo by Brant Sappington

Surrounded by family, friends and supporters the area's newest circuit and chancery judges officially joined the judiciary on Friday.

Newly elected Post 1 Chancery Court Judge Bradley D. Tennison and Post Circuit Court Judge John R White were sworn into office b . . . more »


Husband faces murder charge in killing of wife

By Zack Steen


A nearly 15 month search for the killer of a 43-year-old Iuka woman is over.

Tishomingo officials on Wednesday charged Russell Lanier with the first-degree murder of his wife, Susie Lanier.

According to a stateme . . . more »


Platform takes shape at depot museum

Construction continues on the train viewing platform and fire truck display structure at the Crossroads Museum.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Jebb Johnston


A day will come when train enthusiasts can sit comfortably on an elevated platform and watch freight trains roar through the historic rail junction alongside the depot.

The building taking shape near the depot . . . more »


Crossroads Christmas -- Volunteers turn out to share time, love

Alcorn Central High School senior volunteer Callie Parmely makes deviled eggs for the Crossroads Christmas event.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Love was in the air.

And it smelled like turkey and dressing.

Tommy and Marea Wilson bounced around the Alcorn Central High School cafeteria on Christmas morning directing the many volunteers at the seventh annual Crossroads Christmas, the community's free Ch . . . more »


2019 animal shelter calendars are now on sale

Jenny Johnson's Great Dane "Harley" is the cover of the 2019 Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter fundraising calendar. Copies are now available at the animal shelter.

Photo compliments of Bill Avery

Searching for a 2019 calendar?

The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter can help.

Gracing the cover this year is "Harley," a Great Dane owned by Jenny Johnson of Corinth. She won the top calendar spot after securing 355 votes during cover pet voting held earlier thi . . . more »


Crossroads Christmas - Volunteers, food still sought for Christmas Day event

Crossroads Christmas volunteers Sherry Gibson and Trenia Marcum serve up Christmas Day dinners at last year's event. This year's dinner is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the Alcorn Central High School cafeteria.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Everything is coming together ahead of the Living Free Ministries' free community Christmas Day dinner known as Crossroads Christmas.

Home cooked traditional Christmas dinner side dishes and desserts are the food items still needed, while volunteers are also wan . . . more »


Prison inmates provide poetic insight

Miss Mississippi Asya Branch addresses nine Alcorn County Correctional Facility inmates after their poetry reading.

Staff photo by LA Story

Nine prison inmates held a poetry reading Wednesday and a Mississippi beauty queen showed up to enjoy it.

Miss Mississippi Asya Branch of Booneville arrived at the courthouse adjacent to the Alcorn County Correctional Facility where nine inmates were scheduled t . . . more »


Highway patrol responds to rollover crash

The Mississippi Highway Patrol was responding to a rollover crash on US Highway 45 late Thursday evening.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Highway 45 and County Road 515. One of the vehicles overturned during the crash.

Alcorn . . . more »


Board updates public participation policy

Now more than one person can address the school board.

A policy change recently voted on by the Alcorn School District Board of Education will allow up to three parents or concerned citizens to address the board about the same general subject.

It's part of th . . . more »


Animal shelter Christmas basket fundraiser ends Friday

Stuwart of the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter asks for people to purchase tickets to win a gift basket filled with over $1,500 worth of merchandise. All proceeds benefit the shelter and animals like Stuwart.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By L.a. Story


A furry little representative of the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter recently stopped by the Daily Corinthian.
On behalf of the shelter, Stuwart the dog came by to encourage people to take part in the shelter's gift ba . . . more »


Holiday closings, garbage routes set

By Jebb Johnston


The next couple of weeks will bring office closings and changes to garbage collection schedules as the Crossroads celebrates the holidays.
City of Corinth and Alcorn County offices will be closed on Monday and T . . . more »


'We want to give': Alcorn Central opens Clothes Closet

Crossroads Christmas founder Marea Wilson and Alcorn Central High School Principal Brandon Quinn stand inside the school's community Clothes Closet.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen


Giving is more rewarding than receiving.
And not just at Christmastime.
Alcorn Central High School does it every day of the year.
Principal Brandon Quinn "" also known as Coach Quinn from his former basketball glory . . . more »


Man charged with sexual battery

An Alcorn County man was charged with sexual battery after a county deputy checked a vehicle parked at a church.
Justin Huffman, 29, of County Road 100, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the offense. He remained in custody as of noon Monday with bond set . . . more »


Community comes together for basket giveaway

"It's a wonderful thing to be able to help those in need," said Olivia Knight. The Corinth High School junior was among the many volunteers who offered a helping hand during Saturday's Christmas Basket giveaway.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

"We live in such a generous community," said Orma Smith, as he directed cars and trucks through the pickup line outside the Crossroads Arena on Saturday.

As he tried to understand why local people are so passionate about giving, Smith added, "I think it's our n . . . more »


Corinth moves graduation date

The Corinth High School graduation date is moving.

In a meeting Thursday evening, the Corinth School District Board of Trustees made it official, setting a new graduation date of Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Arena. It was originally scheduled for Fr . . . more »


Christmas Alive: Young cast brings life to story

"Angel" Annie Stanley (left) joins her cast mates "Joseph" Jack Frame, "Mary" Kate Walker Williams, "Angel" Amelia Sexton, "Angel" Emily Frame and "Baby Jesus" Olivia Butler (age two months) for a dress rehearsal for the upcoming walk through Christmas experiences "Christmas Alive."

Staff photo by L.A. Story

For one disorienting second, time was out of synch.

Children ran around the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church dressed in robes and headdresses suited to the Biblical era.

After a moment, one notices a pair of sneakers beneath the robes and the sense of . . . more »


Civitans provides Christmas magic to kids

Staff photo by L.A. Story

By L.a. Story


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 Wedn . . . more »


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. 12 will b . . . more »


Crossroads Christmas event makes 7th annual return

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.

Staff photo by Zack Steen Daily Corinthian

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 filling a nee . . . more »


Youngest Frazier adds holiday giving to family display

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.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen
Daily Corinthian
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. T . . . more »


Hospital hosts Christmas spectacular

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.

Photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen
Daily Corinthian
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 . . . more »


Lighthouse Toy Store spreads Christmas cheer

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

Photo by Mark Boehler

By Zack Steen
Daily Corinthian
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 morni . . . more »


Bazaar, parade is like 'Christmas movie'

By Zack Steen


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 . . . more »


Board seeks $50k match

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.

Photo courtesy of Kim Williams

By L.a. Story


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 and Visi . . . more »


Holiday dinner theater benefits autism

By L.a. Story
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 Wa . . . more »


MRHC event brings holiday cheer, goodwill

By Zack Steen
For the Daily Corinthian
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 . . . more »


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 responded to the . . . more »


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 process that . . . more »


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 helped the inc . . . more »


President visits Northeast Mississippi

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

AP Photo by Thomas Graning

By Jill Colvin

Associated Press

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 . . . more »


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 voter reco . . . more »


Arts Council presents annual Christmas concert

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.

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

By Jebb Johnston
Daily Corinthian
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 Cen . . . more »


Corinth Art Gallery elves plan Saturday reception

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

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

By Jebb Johnson
Daily Corinthian
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 tho . . . more »


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.

By L.a. Story


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 cafeteri . . . more »


AMEN Food Pantry has been filling a need for 25 years

AMEN Food Pantry Facilitator John Cooper prepares food for distribution.

Staff photo by Brant Sappington

By Brant Sappington
Daily Corinthian
(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 filled with foo . . . more »


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 Orion Plann . . . more »


Leroy Worsham turns 100

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!.

Photo by Mark Boehler

Capital murder suspect released from jail

Associated Press

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 . . . more »


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 Veteran's Day . . . more »


Walking trail improvement project marks opening

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.

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

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 commitment to . . . more »


Head-on collision claims woman's life

By Jebb Johnston
Daily Corinthian
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 the . . . more »


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 $250,000 by Ju . . . more »


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.m. when a . . . more »



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
Mike Espy . . . more »


Three races heading to runoff

By Zack Steen


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 j . . . more »


Alcorn Advancement: Teachers, students to get devices

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.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen


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 teacher . . . more »


Election should have large voter turnout

By Zack Steen
Daily Corinthian
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 . . . more »


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 was formally . . . more »


Museum to pay tribute to soldier though time

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.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By Mark Boehler


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 event . . . more »


Mother Son Ball set to benefit Havis' Kids

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

Photo courtesy of Micaela Sanders

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 Mother Son Bal . . . more »


Hunt investigates mysteries at Crossroads Museum

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.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Jebb Johnson


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 . . . more »


Survivor finalist to teach local youth confidence

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

By L.a. Story


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 . . . more »


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 was allegedly . . . more »


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 for the city . . . more »


Area offers abundant fall activities

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.

Photo courtesy of Bill Avery

By L.a. Story


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 Hal . . . more »