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Officials arrest suspect for armed robbery
by Mark Boehler
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A 45-year-old Hardeman County, Tenn. man believed to have assaulted and robbed an Alcorn County woman is now behind bars. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell told the Daily Corinthian the suspect is Kevin Keller of Saulsbury, Tenn. He has been charged with felony armed robbery and remained jailed Friday in the McNairy County Jail awaiting extradition to Alcorn County, said the sheriff. The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested Keller around 9:30 a.m. Thursday on State line Road in a stolen van with no tag, said Caldwell. According to a report filed by sheriff’s deputies, a woman told officials that Keller held a knife to her throat, beat her in the face, then pushed her out of her van about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 72 West near Alcorn County Road 605. “He left her on the side of the road,” said Caldwell. The suspect took the victim’s van and purse. Another woman was with the suspect, but no charges have been filed, noted the sheriff. The ordeal began when the suspect and another woman were helping the victim move. The victim refused to take the man to Corinth, resulting in the assault and robbery, said Caldwell. It wasn’t clear why the THP stopped the vehicle Keller was driving, but it was the van taken from the victim, said the sheriff. State line Road is adjacent to the Alcorn County line.
New MTFC members have provided items to area schools and events to help inform children regarding the pitfalls of tobacco use.
New MTFC members have provided items to area schools and events to help inform children regarding the pitfalls of tobacco use.
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Director spreads tobacco-free message
by L.A. Story
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New MTFC members have provided items to area schools and events to help inform children regarding the pitfalls of tobacco use.
New MTFC members have provided items to area schools and events to help inform children regarding the pitfalls of tobacco use.
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With several events under her belt, the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Alcorn and Tippah Counties’ new project director has many more activities on the horizon. Stacy Brooks, new project director for MTFC, began taking on her new duties in mid-January. Brooks takes the reigns from former director Anjanette Ratliff. This is “just the type of job” she was looking for, said Brooks. With a background as a teacher, Brooks wanted a change of pace, but needed a specific type of job. “This job literally fell in lap,” she said. She had worked alongside MTFC for years in a different capacity and someone knew she was looking for a job. Her new position entails all the qualities she would want in a job. “I really enjoy being out in the community and being involved,” said Brooks. She and her husband, Keith, are Corinth residents. They have two daughters, Madeline and Marleigh. As Brooks was already familiar with the workings of the organization, she was ready to hit the ground running. She said MTFC had an extremely successful presence at the Father-Daughter Dance earlier in the year. She and other members handed out spa bags to the daughters which contained a bottle of nail polish, a mini nail file and a booklet of information about resisting tobacco. She said they talked about the negative effects of smoking on the fingernails about how the acetone — such as in nail polish remover — is one of the toxic chemical additives of cigarettes. They provided smoking cessation information and smoke-free home pledges for the dads. Brooks was excited to report MTFC spoke to around 500 people and secured 200 smoke-free home pledges from fathers. This month, they visited Corinth Elementary School, Biggersville Elementary School and Blue Mountain Elementary School and presented the Dr. Seuss story “The Lorax” and handed out “Dylan the Dragon” books. “We read ‘The Lorax’ and talked to the children about how tobacco affects clean air,” said Brooks. MTFC also was part of a RAT (Resist All Tobacco) Pack interactive presentation with Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi to the kindergarten through second grade at Corinth Elementary School and the elementary school at Blue Mountain. Immediate upcoming events include having a presence at the Spring Fling Senior Connector on April 19, and they will partner with Junior Auxiliary and Junior Leadership Alcorn for a Community Fun Day/Earth Day event at E.S. Bishop Park Memorial Park on April 22. “We hope to have about 200 people there and we’ll have games and prizes,” said Brooks. MTFC will have a presence at the Corinth Coca-Cola Classic 10k Run in May as they will provide information along with water bottles. Brooks wants the community to know that MTFC works with several departments at Magnolia Regional Health Center, including the Cardiac Rehab and they sponsor a youth soccer team at Crossroads Regional Park. She wants to continue to increase MTFC’s presence as the organization works to prevent tobacco use among youth, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke for all citizens and to promote tobacco cessation services. The goal of the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition is to reduce tobacco use among youth and adults. Coalitions work to achieve this goal by implementing activities and programs to prevent the initiation of tobacco use. Community members are encouraged to become involved in MTFC to promote healthy lifestyles. “Corinth has been ‘tobacco free’ since 2007 and we’re hoping to continue that progress. This is about health and wellness issues that affect everyone,” said Brooks.
Death notices for Saturday, March 25, 2017
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James Eathel Ashe SELMER, Tenn. — Services for James Eathel Ashe, 90, are set for 11 a.m. Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with burial at Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Ashe died Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Selmer. Rachael V. Brawner Funeral services for Rachael V. Brawner, 95, are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home with burial at the Brawner Family Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 12 noon until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Brawner died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Whitfield Nursing Home. Jerry Deese Services for Jerry Hughes Deese, 76, are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home with burial at Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation is Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mr. Deese died Wednesday, March 23, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Charles W. Garrett Funeral services for Charles W. Garrett, 54, of Corinth, are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Kossuth. Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Patterson Memorial Chapel. Mr. Garrett died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Lizzie Jefferson Funeral services for Lizzie Allen Windom Jefferson, 75, are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lighthouse Foundation with burial at Forrest Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Patterson Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Jefferson died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home. Norman Melton TIPLERSVILLE — Funeral services for Norman Franklin Melton, 69, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home with burial at New Salem Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the service. Mr. Melton died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Diversicare Retirement Center in Ripley after a brief illness. Adele M. Smillie Adele M. Smillie, 95, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors will have the arrangements.
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