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Part II: Year in Review
by Jebb Johnston
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(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series recapping notable headlines from the past year.)



May

• Alcorn County agrees to pay a civil penalty of $15,000 stemming from violations at the landfill on Proper Street.

• Ward 1 Alderman Andrew Labas proposes consideration of appointed versus elected police chief, but the discussion is quickly shelved.

• Robert Shane Parker gets a 15-year sentence on a charge of leaving the scene of an automobile accident that resulted in death. The charge stemmed from the death of 85-year-old John D. Calvery, a resident of County Road 180, who was struck by a vehicle while picking up trash along the road about a mile off Farmington Road in April 2011.

• The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors meets for the first time in the renovated former sheriff’s department building on Fulton Drive, ending 23 years of meeting upstairs at the Alcorn Chancery Building.

• In an election too close to call until the next day, Tishomingo County votes in the legal sale of liquor, beer and wine with 3,267 votes “for” and 3,225 votes against.

• As treated water from the Tenn-Tom flows into the Corinth water supply, the new surface water treatment plant is dedicated.

• Travis Tritt performs at Crossroads Arena.

• The body of a missing man, Troy Lee Harrison Jr., 33, of County Road 729, is found off County Road 702.

• The old gas station at 600 Fillmore is toppled after the building begins to collapse during asbestos removal. The city fines owner John Dodd $6,000.

• Jeff Rencher of Alcorn County purchases Oaklawn Cemetery in Booneville.



June

• Rienzi voters elect two new aldermen — Dale Leonard and Betty Williams.

• County law enforcement arrests Roger Sharp of County Road 750 and his son, Robert, for making moonshine and making moonshine stills to sell on the online auction site eBay.

• Rick Napper resigns as CEO at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Chief Operating Officer Ronny Humes becomes the new CEO.

• Farmington Baptist Church pastor Timothy Daniel Nall is arrested on a sexual battery charge.

• As the jury deliberates in a wrongful death suit, the children of Geraldine Mullins reach a settlement with Pacer-Pittman Propane on the gas explosion which led to her death.

• The Crossroads Arena Board of Directors votes to obtain a liquor license.



July

• County supervisors agree to split the College Hill voting precinct, creating a new precinct at the north Biggersville fire station.

• Aldermen appoint Jackie Coombs to the board of Crossroads Arena, replacing Sam Tull.

• Theresa Lahey, 44, of Walnut, dies in a three-vehicle crash at U.S. 72 and Salem Road.

• A judge orders former medical office manager Donna Trim to serve five years in prison for embezzlement of $144,000 while employed with Corinth Medical Specialists.



August

• Alcorn County’s rubbish site closes to the public, standing by only for emergency use.

• The Alcorn School District hires Mike Kimmons as Kossuth Middle School principal.

• The Alcorn Narcotics Unit confiscates “Spice” being sold at a truck stop on Highway 45.

• The City of Corinth is dismissed as a defendant in the Kmart flooding lawsuit.

• With the new school year, Corinth School District enrollment rises 5 percent.

• The rape of a woman at Crossroads Regional Park puts the community on edge. A second rape follows at a Corinth residence, and police arrest Garnett Hughes, 25.

• Corinth police investigate a pair of shootings that happen hours apart and leave two men injured.

• Frederick Patterson, 49, is charged in another non-fatal Corinth shooting.

(The “Top 10 Stories of 2013” is coming up on Wednesday.)
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