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Final Days: Lawmakers work to finish budget, bills

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

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen


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-Co . . . more »


Fun run brings important message

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

Staff photo by LA Story

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 Smith Brooks s . . . more »


Board revises cell phone policy

By Zack Steen
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 distric . . . more »


Fern sale will benefit FFA

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.

Photo courtesy of David Nowell

By L.a. Story


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, lo . . . more »


Rain causes farming woes

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

Photo compliments of Sandy Mitchell

By Jebb Johnston


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 . . . more »


Success like wildfire: Training event inspires firefighters

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.

Photo compliments of Bill Avery

By L.a. Story


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 Crossro . . . more »


Zombie Tobaccolypse event takes a stand against tobacco

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.

Staff photo by Lee Ann Story

By Lee Ann Story
For Daily Corinthian
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 Region . . . more »


Parade honors returning soldiers

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

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

By Jebb Johnston


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 . . . more »


'Welcome Home' Parade is held

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.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

NWS: Severe weather is early

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

Photo courtesy of Mississippi Storm Chasers

By L.a. Story


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.

There w . . . more »


Gusts uproot tree, snaps power pole

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

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen


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 . . . more »


City eyes loose dogs

By Jebb Johnston


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, beginn . . . more »


Twisters hit Walnut, Goat Island

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

Photo by Cherrie Plunk

By Jebb Johnston


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., . . . more »


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 return of Corin . . . more »


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 Sheriff's Departm . . . more »


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 historic in mor . . . more »


Wreck sends one to hospital

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

By Zack Steen
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 . . . more »


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, Tenn., plea . . . more »


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, and a charg . . . more »


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 worship for an Oakland Baptist Church wome . . . more »


Local ophthalmologists merge into new facility on Highway 72

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

Photo by Kenny Carson

By L.a. Story
Daily Corinthian
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 . . . more »


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.

By L.a. Story
For the Daily Corinthian
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 C . . . more »


Plaza Lanes Bowling Alley nominated for Historic National Register

By Jebb Johnston
Daily Corinthian
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 Revie . . . more »


Officials switch parties, more join races on final day

By Zack Steen
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 . . . more »


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 sentenced to a to . . . more »