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County board looks at budget



By Jebb Johnston
jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
With an eye to level property taxes for the coming fiscal year, the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors began plugging numbers into the proposed FY 2019 budget Wednesday afternoon.
It would be the second consecutive yea . . . more »

   

Speaker talks about responsible use of technology

Richard Guerry, executive director of The Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication, talks with Corinth Middle School students about online safety.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen

zsteen@dailycorinthian.com

Richard Guerry connected with several hundred middle school students on Wednesday.

He connected with the youngsters by sharing real-life experiences to demonstrate the repercussions of today's technology.

Guerry . . . more »

   

Museum breaks ground for fire truck structure

A visitor to the Community Yard Sale last fall takes a photo of the 1924 American LaFrance fire engine which will soon have a new home at the Crossroads Museum.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

After a long period of planning and raising funds, construction is moving forward on the Crossroads Museum's antique fire truck display and train viewing platform.

"This has been five years in the making," said Museum Director Brandy Steen, who is excited to se . . . more »

   

City eyes downtown development



By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
The City of Corinth is offering a dormant downtown lot for sale in hopes that a developer will transform it into an attractive residential block.
The Board of Aldermen last week declared the property as surplus and agr . . . more »

   

Lights, Camera, Action!

Photo by Ramon Pineda of Ramon Images

Luke Price



By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
He's only 19 years old, but Luke Price has known what he wanted to do for a very long time.
A Crossroads Area resident, Price has gained a great deal of attention in a short period of time as the videographer for the Lip Sy . . . more »

   

Second man charged with violating sex offender rules



The Corinth Police Department charged another man with a sex offender registry offense as a result of investigation of his whereabouts.
Mickey Milam, 51, was arrested on Friday and charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry act. Bond was set at . . . more »

   

City, county want part of internet tax



By Jebb Johnston
jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Corinth and Alcorn County leaders are backing a push to encourage the state to divert a portion of internet sales tax back to local communities.
The Board of Aldermen and Board of Supervisors both passed resolutions th . . . more »

   

Museum seeks funding, considers possible closing



By Jebb Johnston

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Without some additional funding support for the upcoming fiscal year, the Crossroads Museum is planning to close its doors for at least one month and potentially several months beginning in December.

Director . . . more »

   

Celebration of heritage

The County Line Dancers are scheduled to be among the entertainers at this year's Iuka Heritage Festival.



By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
IUKA -- The city's popular annual festival will be back on its traditional weekend this year.
The Iuka Sonic Drive-In will present the 31st Annual Iuka Heritage Festival this Labor Day Weekend on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturda . . . more »

   

Hopkins wins alderman at large primary

Hopkins



By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Alderman at Large Mike Hopkins scored a narrow win in Tuesday's Republican primary and moves on to face a Libertarian Party challenger in Corinth's October general election.
Hopkins received 311 votes, or 53 percent, t . . . more »

   

Hopkins wins alderman at large primary



By Jebb Johnston
Alderman at Large Mike Hopkins scored a narrow win in Tuesday's Republican primary and moves on to face a Libertarian Party challenger in Corinth's October general election.
Hopkins received 311 votes, or 53 percent, to Ken Weeden's 276. The tota . . . more »

   

Disney World countdown begins

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Havis' Kid Lane Bryant has a moment with his big sister, Heather Kuykendall, as they sell tickets for the Kenny's Bar-B-Q fundraiser set for Saturday, Aug. 18. Barbecue plates with all the fixings are being sold for $10 each. Tickets are available at the Village Outlet in downtown Corinth.



By Mark Boehler Editor@dailycorinthian.com
The "Countdown to Disney" is officially here for Havis' Kids.
With just 62 days to go until local special needs children and their families spend a week at Walt Disney World, the last major fundraiser is planned for later . . . more »

   

First Call for Help: Local service networks assistance

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Beth Whitehurst is the face behind First Call for Help. She serves as director.



(This is part of a continuing series sharing the stories of programs, clubs and organizations in the community working to help others.)
There's only one place to start for those in need in Alcorn County -- First Call for Help.
The telephone-based program found at 6 . . . more »

   

Former supervisor arrested after selling guns



One person's name on a list of recently pawned items jumped out at a Corinth Police Department officer during a routine review of items coming into the business for sale.
Jimmy Dallan "Dal" Nelms, the former Alcorn County Second District supervisor, was listed as . . . more »

   

School taxes won't increase



By Zack Steen
zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Property taxes are set to remain the same in Alcorn County following the Alcorn School District's 2019 budget proposal.
Finance Director Kimberly Woodard told board members this week that the district's operational millage r . . . more »

   

$6,500 fundraising goal



By Mark Boehler Editor@dailycorinthian.com
Every dollar counts at the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter.
The local no-kill animal shelter launched their 2019 pet calendar photo contest earlier this week and set a $6,500 fundraising goal for the project.
In its sixth ye . . . more »

   

ACCO Brands to add 29 jobs



By Brant Sappington

ACCO Brands is increasing its manufacturing capacity in Booneville. The expansion is a $944,300 corporate investment and creates 29 jobs.

"For a decade, ACCO Brands has been a shining example of a valued corporate citizen "" providing hund . . . more »

   

5 renovation tips to create more space

Interior designers recommend choosing low-profile or small-scale furniture for rooms with less square footage. Dual-purpose items, such as ottomans with storage chests inside, are a budget-friendly way to save on space while staying organized.



More and more Americans are choosing to renovate their current homes instead of relocating.
In fact, some forecasts predict that renovation spending could exceed the record of $324 billion set during the peak of last decade's housing boom. While the hunt for more s . . . more »

   

Meetings to focus on phone, web service



By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
The Mississippi Public Service Commission is launching task forces in area counties to help highlight deficiencies in cell phone and high-speed Internet service.
Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold . . . more »

   

Man arrested for child enticement



The Prentiss County Sheriff's Department charged a Corinth man with child enticement.

Cory Nicholas Fourthman, 25, was charged on Friday with enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes, the department announced. Bond was set at $5,000.

The case is to b . . . more »

   

Drug charge nets man 20 years behind bars



By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
A local man was sentenced in Alcorn County Circuit Court to serve 20 years on a drug charge.
Anthony Scott Merryman, 29, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of possession of methamphetamine in a quantity between 10 and . . . more »

   

Busy week ahead for local teachers



As county students enjoy the last few days of summer vacation, teachers in the Alcorn School District will experience Back-to-Back Professional Development Days.

Set to begin on Monday on the Kossuth campus, ASD Curriculum, Professional Development and Testing C . . . more »

   

Alcorn sheriff's office releases lip sync video

Photo by Mikia Poindexter

Alcorn County Deputy Mackie Sexton gets some direction from videographer Luke Price during the making of the Alcorn County Sheriff's Office Lip Sync Challenge video.



By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office answered the Challenge.
The result was entertainment for the community by the deputies who protect them.
For Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell, making the Lip Sync Challenge video was all . . . more »