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Easom's final graduating class plans 50th reunion

Mary Helen Ratliff Brock, Daniel Finger, Brenda Finger, Walter Lawhorn, Jimmy Ray Patterson and Donald Lawhorn are getting ready to celebrate their 50th class reunion.

Staff photo by Gabby Boyd

By Gabby Boyd
gboyd@dailycorinthian.com
It was nearly 50 years ago when the last group of students graduated from Easom High School. On Friday a handful of classmates took a trip down memory lane while planning their class reunion.

Daniel Finger stood in the o . . . more »

   

Police investigate shots fired near nursing home



By Jebb Johnston
jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Corinth police investigated reports of shots fired near a nursing home Thursday evening.

It appears a couple of vehicles were involved in the incident, which occurred about 7 p.m. in the area of Proper Street and . . . more »

   

Weekend Plans: Cook-off, Green Market"© offer things to do in Corinth

Dicky Thrope of Shelbyville, Tenn. serves up his Hillbilly Chili at the 2018 Crossroads Chili Cook-off. Thrope returns for this weekend's local cook-off.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

This Memorial Day weekend will welcome the return of two popular events to downtown Corinth.

The Crossroads Museum will host its biggest fundraisers of the year on Saturday with the kickoff to the 11th season of Gre . . . more »

   

Family receives diploma of late Kossuth graduate

The family of Jehu "Lee" Longoria receives his diploma and reacts to a standing ovation and round of applause during the Kossuth High School graduation Tuesday night. The Class of 2019 graduate died in a traffic accident Monday night. For photos from the KHS graduation ceremony, see the Sunday Daily Corinthian print edition.

Photo by Randy J. Williams
   

Kossuth teen dies in crash



A Kossuth senior lost his life as the result of a crash on the eve of graduation.
Jehu "Lee" Longoria, 18, of County Road 629, apparently lost control of his southbound vehicle on Mississippi Highway 2 and hit a utility pole, said Coroner Jay Jones. It happened a . . . more »

   

Corinth man faces sexual battery charge



A Corinth man is charged with sexual battery after the victim discovered a video on a porn site.
Fragel Wayne Smith, 35, of County Road 200, Corinth, was arrested and charged on Wednesday. Bond was set at $25,000.
Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green said t . . . more »

   

Food Depot helps feed over 900 a month

Volunteers Debra Haney, Connor Thompson and Sara Hayes prepare boxes of food for those in need.

Staff photo by Gabby Boyd

By Gabby Boyd

gboyd@dailycorinthian.com

For about 900 people, the third Friday evening of each month means food on the table.

This is the time volunteers throughout the Crossroads area gather at the Food Depot of Tishomingo County to help those in need.
. . . more »

   

Magnolia Regional Health Center names new CFO

Marc Nakagawa


Magnolia Regional Health Center named a new chief financial officer/senior vice president of finance for the hospital and all of its entities.

Marc Nakagawa will be responsible for overseeing all financial operations for MRHC, including financial reporting, fina . . . more »

   

BREAKING: Man dies after hit by 18-wheeler



By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

Officials are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a 18-wheeler while walking along MS Highway 350 on Thursday morning.

The man was carrying no identification.

For the full story and more details, see . . . more »

   

'Signing Day': 15 students to begin internships

Corinth High School senior Blake Huff signs his letter of intent for an internship with KeyTronicEMS as part of the Gateway In-School Program.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

"We are celebrating them like they are signing to be the star quarterback of a Division 1 school," said GT McCullough. "It's a proud day for all of us."

The Alliance Product Manager was all smiles on Wednesday mor . . . more »

   

Superintendent: BHS program will continue

Due to a lack of support, a vote to end the Biggersville High School band program was removed from the school board agenda earlier this week.


By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

The Biggersville band will play on.

The operation of Alcorn County's smallest high school band will continue for at least another school year, according to Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell.

The line item to consi . . . more »

   

Local seniors take final walk

Class of 2018 graduating seniors Brianna Barnes and Clayton Upchurch snap a selfie prior to last year's Alcorn Central commencement. Class of 2019 graduations kick off across the Crossroads area this weekend.


By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorintian.com

The young men and women of the 2019 class will soon take their final walk.

Alcorn School District commencements will highlight next week.

Biggersville seniors will accept their diplomas Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in . . . more »

   

Speech pathology changing lives of others

Speech pathologist Ruth Ann King (left) owner of King Speech Language Therapy and fellow speech pathologist Gracie Pratt discuss treatment for swallowing disorders.

Staff photo by Brant Sappington

By Brant Sappington

bsappington@dailycorinthian.com

Speaking. Eating. Swallowing. Communicating.

All are common, every day things which become anything but ordinary when the ability is disrupted or lost, says speech pathologist Ruth Ann King.

The owner . . . more »

   

Teachers will see pay raise in July



By Zack Steen
zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
It's been a roller coaster year for a promised teacher pay raise that will happen this summer.

The $1,500 pay increase was passed by Legislators and signed into law by the governor earlier this spring based on numbers g . . . more »

   

Man charged with rape of juvenile



A Corinth man has been charged with rape in a case involving his daughter.
Andres Manguila, 57, of Fulton Drive, was arrested on Sunday and is charged with rape. He is being held without bond.
Capt. Dell Green said the police department responded to a call of a s . . . more »

   

Aldermen reject vaping ban



By Jebb Johnston

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

A proposed expansion of Corinth's public smoking ban to include electronic cigarettes made it onto the agenda of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen but failed to ignite.

The board unanimously passed a motion Tues . . . more »

   

Wilson eyes city referendum on term limits



With term limits dying a second time Tuesday evening in a vote of the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Ward 1 Alderman Chris Wilson said he will turn his attention to a petition effort to force a referendum on the issue.
Wilson made two motions — one to impose . . . more »

   

Parvo virus on rise in area

Dr. Brad Nunley and his veterinary assistant, Alexis McDuffy, examine Molly, a pomeranian.

Staff photo by Gabby Boyd

By Gabby Boyd
gboyd@dailycorinthian.com
A dangerous but preventable virus is striking young dogs in the Crossroads area and a local veterinarian is urging owners to be aware.

Parvovirus is at its highest peak in the Crossroads and many dogs under the age of tw . . . more »

   

Utility concerned about bill payment company



A local utility is cautioning residents about a third-party bill payment service.

Recent bills from Corinth Gas & Water include a statement about the business: "doxo.com and their bill payment service is not affiliated with CG&W."

Doxo, which describes itsel . . . more »

   

Weekend events "©hope to dodge rain



By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

Rain is threatening what some call Corinth's biggest weekend of the year.

While the Green Market has been rescheduled, all other events continue as planned.

Among the weekend offerings include a free outdoor movi . . . more »

   

Student vaping becoming 'big issue'

Rep. Nick Bain talks to principals from the Alcorn School District about vaping among students.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

Catching a student vaping has turned into a daily occurrence in Alcorn County schools.

Outpacing dip, alcohol and cigarettes, hundreds of vaping related products have been confiscated from middle and high school stu . . . more »

   

Wilson revives term limit proposal



By Jebb Johnston

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Corinth's Ward 1 alderman is resurrecting the discussion of term limits for appointees who make decisions affecting entities such as the school district, the hospital and public utilities.

Alongside the propos . . . more »

   

Classmates celebrate 60 years

A group of classmates share stories from their high school days.

Staff photo by Gabby Boyd

By Gabby Boyd

gboyd@dailycorinthian.com

The weekend was full of hugs, smiles, laughter and memories for a group of classmates.

Corinth High School's Class of 1959 celebrated their 60th reunion.

"It's so good to see familiar faces and be with friends fro . . . more »

   

Bible reading, prayer event highlights week

A large crowd fills the grounds of the Alcorn County Courthouse last May for the annual National Day of Prayer event.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Brant Sappington

bsappington@dailycorinthian.com

Residents will be encouraged to "Love One Another" next week as the community comes together to celebrate National Day of Prayer.

Activities begin on Monday at 7 a.m. with the fourth annual round-the-cloc . . . more »

   

25 Years of Progress: The Alliance marks quarter century

Alliance President Clayton Stanley (left) talks with site consultants at the Rail Hub industrial site.


By Brant Sappington

bsappington@dailycorinthian.com

Working together works.

It's a lesson The Alliance has proven over the past quarter century of bringing people together to move Corinth and Alcorn County forward.

The organization is marking the 25th a . . . more »

   

Board names next CHS principal

Barnett


By Jebb Johnston
jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
A Gulfport school administrator and former Corinthian is set to be the next principal at Corinth High School.

The Corinth School District Board of Trustees approved the hire this week of John Barnett, principal at . . . more »

   

Alcorn deputies capture escaped DeSoto County trusty



Alcorn County law enforcement captured an escaped DeSoto County inmate Thursday morning, ending a search that began on Wednesday.
Robert Gene Heath, 42, who was serving a short sentence for a misdemeanor shoplifting offense, was a trusty serving on a work detail a . . . more »

   

Clinic carries on without founder

Living Healthy Free Clinic volunteer Amy Madjlesi files charts during her time of service at the clinic. The clinic's board and volunteers want the public to know the clinic will continue the legacy created by the late Dr. Tom Sweat, the clinic's founder who passed away recently. The clinic will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, the usual monthly fourth Saturday day of operation.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

For the Daily Corinthian

The volunteer staff, physicians and nurses at Corinth's Living Healthy Free Medical Clinic want area patients to know the clinic is open for business despite the recent passing of its founder, Dr. Tommy Sweat.

The next clinic date is . . . more »

   

Cigarette thief charged in numerous break-ins



The Corinth Police Department nabbed an alleged "cigarette bandit" after the suspect was spotted at the scene of a residential burglary.
Michael Lee Jones, 38, of Wick Street, Corinth, is accused of breaking into a number of Corinth stores and targeting one produ . . . more »

   

Flooding devastates campground; TVA works to repair Dam area

The TVA restroom facility below Pickwick Landing Dam was destroyed by the flood in early March.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By Carol Humphreys

For the Daily Corinthian

PICKWICK, Tenn. "" The devastating flooding of the Tennessee River caused by the unprecedented rainfall in February has come and gone.

Unfortunately, the powerful river's fast moving water left destruction along . . . more »

   

Local lawmakers reflect on session; Bain, Carpenter explain "©teacher pay votes



By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

It's been almost a month since state legislators adjourned sine die.

Local lawmakers have been back in the Crossroads since the last week in March and are now reflecting on the session.

Although controversial, al . . . more »

   

City makes changes to property cleanup process



By Jebb Johnston
jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Some of those who get called upon by the city to clean up overgrown lots and otherwise offending properties may soon stand before a different judge.

The City of Corinth is taking a new approach with some of its pr . . . more »

   

Prayer retreat plans dedication, opening

The Rev. Ginger Jones Holland and her family are excited about the retreat.


By Gabby Boyd
gboyd@dailycorinthian.com
Many people have dreams, but only a select few follow them. A Corinth woman is taking major steps to bring her longtime dream to reality.

Rev. Ginger Jones Holland grew up in the world of ministry and by the time she gra . . . more »

   

Unique ministry promotes mission work

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

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By Gabby Boyd

gboyd@dailycorinthian.com

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 provides . . . more »

   

High school band on chopping block



By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

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 b . . . more »

   

Havis' Kids selling chances on Disney World vacation

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

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By Mark Boehler

editor@dailycorinthian.com

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 . . . more »

   

Corinth firemen respond to house blaze

The house fire occurred about 3:30 Monday afternoon.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

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 for more det . . . more »

   

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 jet crashed . . . more »

   

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

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

Staff photo by Brant Sappington

By Brant Sappington
Daily Corinthian
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 operating as a fo . . . more »

   

'Downtown Eggstravaganza': Merchants plan special egg hunt

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.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

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 the downtown . . . more »

   

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 P. Boggs, . . . more »

   

Legendary doctor leaves legacy of caring and service

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

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

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 the legendar . . . more »

   

Crossroads Chili Cookoff returns Memorial Day weekend

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.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By Mark Boehler
Daily Corinthian
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 o . . . more »

   

DAR, family place marker at founder's grave

Revolutionary soldiers show gratitude to the late patriot.

Staff photo by Gabby Boyd

By Gabby Boyd

gboyd@dailycorinthian.com

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 teamed up . . . more »

   

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

"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.

Photo compliments of Kelly Treadway

By Gabby Boyd
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.
. . . more »

   

Local pharmacy can now handle old drug take-backs

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

Photo by Kenny Carson

By Zack Steen
Daily Corinthian
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 Pr . . . more »

   

Escaped inmate back in custody

Hancock


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 on a road cr . . . more »

   

Animal shelter losing food supply



By Jebb Johnston

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

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 . . . more »

   

More vendors sought for Kossuth event

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.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

By L.a. Story

For the Daily Corinthian

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 a . . . more »

   

Century of story-telling: Leroy Worsham is remembered

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

Staff of Mark Boehler

By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

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 . . . more »

   

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.


By Zack Steen
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 . . . more »

   

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.


By Zack Steen
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 . . . more »

   

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. Nick Bain (R-C . . . more »

   

New cell tower going up

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.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

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 The Open Mar . . . more »

   

A hero's welcome: Biggersville student has surprise reunion

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

Staff photo by L.A. Story

By L.a. Story
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 . . . more »

   

Helping Others: Church to host giveaway

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.

Staff photo by L.A. Story

By L.a. Story

lastory@dailycorinthian.com

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.

There will . . . more »

   

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

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

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
zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
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

lastory@dailycorinthian.com

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

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

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

lastory@dailycorinthian.com

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

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

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

lastory@dailycorinthian.com

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

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

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

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

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

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

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
zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
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
zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
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

McGaha


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 »