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Student faces felony weapon charge
by Steve Beavers
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A high school student has been charged a day after bringing a weapon to school. Zerek Hurd, 18, of Washington Street, was charged by the Corinth Police Department with felony possession of a weapon...
Area school districts hit with budget cuts
by Zack Steen
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Area school budgets will be reduced by more than $360,000 following Gov. Phil Bryant’s decision to cut more funds from the already underfunded Mississippi Adequate Education Program last week. Scho...
School lockdown: Weapon found on student
by Steve Beavers
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A threat by a Corinth High School student forced the lockdown of the school on Thursday morning. School administrators locked the school down around 8:50 a.m. when it was reported a male student ha...
Fire reported as minor at Burnsville plant
by Zack Steen
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
BURNSVILLE – Mississippi Silicon officials are calling the Thursday morning fire at the Tishomingo County plant “minor.” According to a statement released by the company, the fire started shortly b...
Bill passed to allow 'go-cups' in Corinth
by Zack Steen
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
State legislatives passed a bill last week which would allow “go-cups” and the creation of a entertainment district in downtown Corinth. Although still awaiting the governor’s signature, lawmakers ...
People of the Crossroads: Jerry Charbauski, Tishomingo County
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
From poetry to song writing and now photography, Tishomingo County native Jerry Charbauski has done it all. The avid picture taker can often be seen snapping photos at local events, civil war reena...
Caterpillar will close Oxford facility
by Courtesy of The Oxford Eagle
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Oxford’s Caterpillar employees received notice today that the local plant is closing and a full closure could be over the next 12 to 18 months. Board of Supervisors President Jeff Busby called the ...
Disagreement leads to deadly shooting
by Steve Beavers
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A disagreement turned deadly for a Corinth man on Tuesday night. Deondre Simmons, 19, was shot once in the chest and later died at Magnolia Regional Health Center following an altercation at 612 Ce...
Much-maligned road getting resurfaced
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Alcorn County’s bumpiest rides is getting a new surface this week. The Fourth District chip seal project includes 1.2 miles of County Road 510, which intersects Highway 2 at Kossuth, and 0.7...
CSD Foundation OKs more than $15,000 in grants
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Corinth students will build mousetrap cars, paint a cafeteria mural and read amazing stories as the result of the new Corinth School District Foundation’s first round of grants. The foundation rece...
School district planning wireless Internet install
by Zack Steen
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alcorn School District Board of Education recently reviewed bids for the installation of district wide wireless Internet. Director of Technology Rose Seaborn said the district’s network infrast...
Salvation Army sets summer camp dates
by Steve Beavers
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Salvation Army is ready to go camping. All it needs is some children for the trip. That’s good news for youngsters in the counties of Alcorn, Tippah and Tishomingo. Officials with the Salvation...
Negative blood donations a plus for UBS
by Kimberly Shelton
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Desperately appealing to the public, United Blood Services has announced they are still in urgent need of all negative blood types. In addition to A-negative, B-negative, and AB-negative, the blood...
People of the Crossroads - Van McMahan, Ramer, Tenn.
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Staff Photo by Zack Steen | Forty-eight-year-old McNairy County lawyer Van McMahan is a busy man. When not practicing law from his downtown Selmer, Tennessee office, he still finds himself in a cou...
Proposed development concerns Afton residents
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A proposed commercial development on neighboring property has got the attention of Afton subdivision residents in North Corinth. The subdivision developer, Hill Brothers Leasing Company, is request...
Freedom Fund Banquet will honor area leaders
by Steve Beavers
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alcorn County Branch of the NAACP is having a night of celebration as it pays tribute to many in the community. The 35th Alcorn County Branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet is set for Friday...
Bond funds $400k for county RailHub
by Zack Steen
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Bringing state money back home has always been a goal of Sen. Rita Potts Parks. Last week, she celebrated a great victory with the inclusion of Alcorn County in the passing of House Bill 1729, a $2...
New truck will help area fire departments
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Fire departments throughout the county will benefit from a new air supply truck that will keep a ready source of air at fire scenes. The Corinth Fire Department is acquiring the truck through a FEM...
People of the Crossroads: Janet Tubbs, Corinth
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
At 81 years old, House of Beauty Owner Janet Tubbs is as sharp as ever. In fact, she recently celebrated her 50th year in business. A 1953 graduate of Farmington High School, Tubbs completed her co...
New truck will help area fire departments
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Fire departments throughout the county will benefit from a new air supply truck that will keep a ready source of air at fire scenes. The Corinth Fire Department is acquiring the truck through a FEM...