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Bringing families together

This is part of a continuing series sharing the stories of programs, clubs and organizations in the community working to help others.
Serving the families of local National Guard soldiers serving overseas is the mission of the local Family Readiness Group.
The Nati . . . more »


Jail employee charged for bringing in contraband


Staff reports
An Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility employee is accused of bringing contraband to inmates.
Angela R. Salmon, 40, of Tate Street, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional facility. She was in cust . . . more »


Slugburger Festival brings music and fun downtown

Staff photo by Zack Steen

The 31st annual Slugburger Festival will take place in downtown Corinth today and Saturday.

By Zack Steen
Summer in Corinth would not be the same without the Slugburger Festival.It returns this weekend as the event pays homage to the ultimate Corinth delicacy.
Main Street Corinth will present the 31st annual Slugburger Festival . . . more »


Judge denies coach's motion to dismiss

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
A federal judge denied former Kossuth coach Micah Macay Wilbanks' motion to dismiss the indictment against him on a charge of sexual exploitation.
Wilbanks' attorney argued that the recording made by Wilbanks in a girl . . . more »


Board hires Phipps as Corinth's judge

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
The Corinth Board of Aldermen appointed Rebecca Coleman Phipps to serve as the city's next municipal judge.
The board voted to make the hire in a special meeting Monday evening. The board interviewed four candidates in . . . more »


Grocery Memories


By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
There are generations of Corinth High School alumni who could say their high school memories would taste as sweet as a Jungle Juice or as satisfying as a bologna sandwich and those memories would all center around daily vis . . . more »


Playground upgrade

Staff photo by Zack Steen

The former Crossroads Fun Station playground area is currently closed at Crossroads Regional Park.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
A lot of work is happening at Crossroads Regional Park.
Not only is the park making improvements to the one-mile walking and jogging trail, but also recent months have seen major developments happen at playgrounds on the pro . . . more »


Boater captures violent storm over lake

Photo by Waymon Chad Fondren

This photo of a possible tornado or waterspout forming over Pickwick Lake was taken about 10 minutes before the same storm rocked the Fourth of July fireworks show at Pickwick Landing State Park. From story on 1A.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Waymon Chad Fondren had returned to the middle of Pickwick Lake to retrieve a lost item on July 4 when the skies started to darken.
"My dad had been out there earlier in the day and had lost a buoy," he said. "I knew there w . . . more »


Man charged with threatening officials


By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
IUKA -- A 29-year-old Iuka man has been charged with five counts of simple assault for threats of bodily harm against elected officials.
A Friday report from the Tishomingo County Sheriff's Office states that Brandon Adam P . . . more »


Fourth of July storm kills one at Pickwick

Pickwick area photographer Terry Weaver captured this image of what he calls "Fireworks & Lightning" Wednesday night which shows man at work with a Wednesday evening Fourth of July fireworks show at Pickwick Landing State Park, while Mother Nature is at work with a storm system moving through the area. The park inn is to the lower left and dam levee is to the lower right.

By Jeff York
For the Daily Corinthian
PICKWICK, Tenn. -- A 46-year-old Shelby County, Tenn. woman died Wednesday night after her vehicle was struck by a falling tree prior to the Fourth of July fireworks show at the Pickwick Landing State Park.
The fatality happene . . . more »


'Big family reunion'

Staff photos by Jebb Johnston

Andy Gipson, who was recently appointed to serve as the state's commissioner of agriculture and commerce, speaks to the crowd.

By Jebb Johnston
JACINTO -- After 39 events, the Jacinto Fourth of July Festival has become, for some faithful attendees, like a big family reunion.
"There's people that do this show that this may be the only time of the year you see t . . . more »


Looking into the night sky: School planetarium reopens

Photo compliments of Steve Beavers

McNairy County Tourism Director Jessica Huff demonstrates the McNairy Central High School Planetarium.

By Jeff York For The Daily Corinthian
SELMER, Tenn. -- The determined efforts of one McNairy Central High School teacher, a county government official, and the inspiration of a former McNairy Central student combined to helped restore the school's planetarium.
McNa . . . more »


100 year spruce-up

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

In the Alcorn County Courthouse's 100th anniversary year, the CARE Foundation will fund some landscaping improvements at court square.

By Jebb Johnston
Court square is set to get some landscaping improvements in a milestone anniversary year for the Alcorn County Courthouse.
The Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to a proposal from the CARE Foundation to spruce up t . . . more »


Pickwick Lake to host fireworks at state park

Photo by Michael H. Miller

The area's Fourth of July tradition continues on Wednesday night with Pickwick Lake's fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
PICKWICK LAKE, Tenn. --The skies over Pickwick Lake will come alive next week.
A $15,000-budgeted Independent Day fireworks show is set for Wednesday beginning at 9 p.m. and will be shot from the Pickwick Landing State Park . . . more »


Improvements begin on park's 1-mile walking trail

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Construction has begun at Crossroads Regional Park on the 1-mile walking trail.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Walking trail improvements are underway at the city park.
Construction has begun on the 1-mile paved walking and jogging trail that twists and turns through the city's Crossroads Regional Park on North Parkway. Improvements . . . more »


Dangerous heat bakes Crossroads

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
The year's hottest weather is here.
With a heat advisory in place from the National Weather Service, heat index readings are forecast to hit greater than 105 degrees in Corinth on Friday and the hot weather won't stop there . . . more »


2 rained out events will get a second chance this week

Staff Photo by L.A. Story

The SoCo District will come alive with music, food and bargains today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for "Southern Nights in SoCo."

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
Two public events were postponed last week due to stormy weather and organizers have chosen to give them another try this week.
The SoCo District will come alive with music, food and bargains tonight from 5:30 to 8 p.m for . . . more »


Overdose reversal drug will be available

Law enforcement officers are now equipped with Narcan (brand name for naloxone) to help protect officers and the public in the case of an opioid overdose. Mississippi pharmacists will soon also have naloxone available for the public.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
A potentially life-saving drug will now be available by request directly from Mississippi pharmacies.
Through a standing order issued by Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier, pharmacists are now permitted to di . . . more »


Baria wins runoff; to challenge Wicker

By Zack Steen

Just under 275 voters turned out in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff.

Alcorn countians agreed with statewide voters in the lone U.S. Senate race where Bay St. Louis native David Baria edged Meridian native Howard Sherman. Baria will face Repu . . . more »


Senate candidates to face off Tuesday

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Voters will select a Democrat to oppose Republican incumbent Roger Wicker for the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's primary runoff.
The candidates are David Baria of Waveland, a member of the Mississippi House of Representative . . . more »


Woman faces fraud charges


Staff reports
A local woman faces a charge of credit card fraud.
The Alcorn County Sheriff's Department arrested Logan Windham on the charge on Thursday. Sheriff Ben Caldwell said investigator Caleb Marolt determined Windham was allowed to use the victim's credit c . . . more »


Ham Radio Field Day

Photo courtesy of Alcorn County ARES

GOTA station chief John Rose and "network guru" Danny Chittom take prt in a previous Field Day event at the Alcorn County Welcome Center in Corinth.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
How would emergency personnel communicate if all landline and cell phones went down?
A public demonstration Saturday will answer that question -- ham radio.
There will be an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Amateur Radio . . . more »


Shiloh Battlefield comes alive with cannon firing, history

A crew will be firing a six-pounder smoothbore cannon throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday at Shiloh National Military Park.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
The hallowed grounds at Shiloh will come alive this weekend.
Shiloh National Military Park will host Booming on the Battlefield cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday.
A crew will be firing the park's six-pounde . . . more »


Sears to close next month

By Zack Steen

The Corinth location of Sears Hometown Store is one of three in north Mississippi set to close next month.

The closing of the appliance and tool store located in Harper Square Mall was confirmed by Sears Hometown Store's public relations firm on . . . more »


Doctor shares details of MRHC emergency medical training program

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Dr. Matthew Graber, director for the Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education Training Program at Magnolia Regional Health Center, talks with Kiwanis Club President Jeff Eldridge.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Magnolia Regional Health Center has a plan in place to bring advanced emergency care to northeast Mississippi, and at the helm is Dr. Matthew Graber.
The director for the Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education Trainin . . . more »


Summer temps arrive early

By Jebb Johnston
While the calendar says summertime arrives later this week, the thermometer signaled its arrival more than a month ago.
Based on the average U.S. temperature, the month of May was the hottest on record. In the Mid-Sout . . . more »


County, Caterpillar settle back taxes dispute

By Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County and Caterpillar have agreed to settle the litigation over back taxes assessed on the industry.
The Board of Supervisors agreed to the settlement in an executive session Monday evening. A trial date in November had recently been set . . . more »


'Where my heart is'

Staff Photo by L.A. Story

Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty spent years traveling the state, but now enjoys staying put and making a difference at home.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
IUKA -- Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty spent years traveling the state, but now enjoys staying put and making a difference at home.
Currently, Daugherty is about three years into his first term as sheriff. Previou . . . more »


CHS seniors graduate

Corinth High School graduate Raitharius Jaibreayre' Spence is hugged by his mother, Tasha Williams, and brother, Omarian Spence, following Friday night's commencement ceremony at the Crossroads Arena. More CHS graduation photos will appear in Tuesday's Daily Corinthian.

Photo compliments of Randy J. Williams

Volunteers help Project Package

Modern Woodmen Financial Representative Aaron Hight, Mid-South Project Package Coordinator Ricky Pope and Modern Woodmen Financial Representative Connor Wilbanks show some of the recently donated goods.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Community members can make a difference.
A large donation of dry and canned goods and household items was recently collected from community members. Those important donated items will be sent overseas to local troops who are . . . more »


Surgery Success

Photo courtesy of Diane Phillips

Berson Joseph enjoys a snack as he recovers from his surgery.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
Berson Joseph, a two-year-old Haitian child who needed a critical surgery, was able to get the care he needed thanks to a lot of local help and prayers.
In early March, Corinth residents Diane and McCoy Phillips, learned of . . . more »


Branding identity

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell and school board president Ricky Fields look over the district's new logo now featured on a plasma cut sign at the district office.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
The Alcorn School District has a new identity.
Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell introduced the district's new logo and branding identity to Board of Education members earlier this week.
The logo was designed by Amos McFall a . . . more »


'Back to its roots'

Staff Photo by L.A. Story

Pine Vale Children's Home has chosen to return to its established mission. They are currently transitioning from state-placed children to private placements.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
Budget woes for the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services is listed as one of the bullet points in the decision to transition Pine Vale Children's Home "back to its roots."
With lawsuit settlement compliance r . . . more »


Aldi plans opening in coming weeks

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Harper Square's new grocery store tenant is weeks away from opening.
The wait for Marshalls, meanwhile, will be a bit longer.
An exact date was not available, but Aldi is set to open in mid-July, with grand opening fes . . . more »


Downtown radio tower gets OK

By Jebb Johnston
A radio station gained approval from the Corinth Preservation Commission to locate a radio tower on Foote Street as the business plans to move downtown.
The commission approved the request for a tower not to exceed 50 . . . more »


Innovative thinking

Eighteen Corinth and Alcorn County professionals graduated from The Alliance's 2018 Leadership Alcorn class.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
(Editor's note: This is the final story in a series featuring The Alliance's Leadership Alcorn Class of 2018.)
After four months of innovative thinking, a new class of leaders have been molded.
The Alliance's Leadership Alco . . . more »


Ross retiring as municipal judge

The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen will soon begin looking for a new municipal judge.
Judge John C. Ross has informed the board that he is retiring and will likely preside over his last session of Corinth Municipal Court on Monday.
In a meeting Friday evenin . . . more »


Weeden joins alderman at large race as qualifying ends

By Jebb Johnston
A last-minute qualifier on Friday makes a three-man race for alderman at large in Corinth and will require a Republican primary.
Attorney Ken Weeden was the only person to submit papers on the final day of the qualifying window. He will seek the . . . more »


Work continues on issues facing the state


By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Even though the 2018 legislative session ended in April, a lot happened in May.
Sen. Rita Potts Parks said a handfull of items talked about during the session were resolved during the last 30-days.
Among those hot button ite . . . more »


Hero's welcome

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

More than 50 vehicles, many of them motorcycles, were in the convoy escorting the hearse transporting the remains of Sgt. Julius Ellis McKinney from Memphis International Airport to Corinth. The Corinth Fire Department displayed a flag as the convoy arrived. See additional photo on Page 1.


Patriot guard for former MIA should arrived about 1 p.m. Wednesday

Family members are trying to get the word out the convoy escorting former MIA Korean War veteran Julius E. McKinney is expected to arrived in Corinth about 1 p.m. Wednesday.
This time is earlier than expected and what was announced on Tuesday. Many people expresse . . . more »


Baria, Wicker lead Alcorn County voting

By Jebb Johnston
Alcorn County Democratic voters favored David Baria as the candidate to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in November, while Wicker easily carried the county in the Republican primary.
Voters showed little interest in Tuesday's congression . . . more »


Congressional primary election set for Tuesday

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Absentee voting picked up a bit in the past week, but it is expected to be a slow day at the polls Tuesday as Democratic and Republican primaries are held for Mississippi congressional seats.
With but one race on each . . . more »


Former MIA soldier to be buried in Corinth


By Jebb Johnston
Joyce Tanner would never forget the missing soldier's face.
Army Sgt. Julius Ellis McKinney, her uncle, went missing on Dec. 2, 1950, at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. The family had one photo . . . more »


Downtown hardware store celebrates centennial

The store had a side entrance and display windows before being remodeled in the 1950s.

By L.a. Story
Not many business can claim a 100-year history, but Biggers Hardware is one of them.
Biggers Hardware, located at 602 Cruise Street, in downtown Corinth, invites the public to come and join in on a 100th anniversary celebra . . . more »


Dealership, club team up for Havis' Kids

Staff Photo by L.A. Story

Magnolia Car Club President Michael Mann (from left), Havis’ Kids representative Lane Bryant and Long Lewis Ford Internet Manager Amber McGill advertise Saturday’s Cruise in at Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center to benefit Havis’ Kids.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
Magnolia Car Club has teamed up with Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center to host a Cruise In to benefit Havis' Kids.
There will be a Cruise In with Magnolia Car Club from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Quick Lane Tire & . . . more »


Third arrest made in murder case

Corinth police on Tuesday arrested a third person in the robbery and shooting death of George Earl Harris.
Shakoa Walker, 21, of Proper Street, Corinth, was charged with capital murder. Arraignment is pending.
Capt. Dell Green said Walker knew police were looking . . . more »


Speaking for the fallen

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

A crowd of about 150 turned out Sunday afternoon for the Memorial Day program at Corinth National Cemetery.

By Mark Boehler
Chester Wayne Harrison's fellow U.S. Army comrades during the Vietnam War called him "Smooth."
It was Nov. 19, 1969, and his platoon was looking for the enemy along a tank trail.
"We would hunt bad guys by day and kill the . . . more »


CHS Follies celebrates 21st century

Staff photo by Zack Steen

The 2018 edition of Follies features more than 115 Corinth High School seniors.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
High school seniors will take attendees back a decade in the Class of 2018 edition of Follies.
More than 115 graduating Corinth High School seniors will present "Y2Follies" next week in the CHS auditorium. The show will high . . . more »


Two charged with capital murder

The Corinth Police Department has charged two with capital murder in the shooting death and robbery of George Earl Harris, 57.
Police Chief Ralph Dance said the two are Shaquavia Gunn, 18, of Proper Street, and Darius Deen, 20, no permanent address available.
The . . . more »


Pursuit ends with burning car

A Corinth man faces multiple felony charges after his vehicle crashed and burst into flames while fleeing from police.
Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance said Demerious Mayes, 21, of 506 Cemetery Street, Corinth, has been charged with felony fleeing, felony possessi . . . more »


Anti-tobacco officials warn of e-cigarette device

Photo Courtesy of Stacy Brooks

Alcorn and Tippah County Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition Project Director Stacy Brooks provides a sign made with flash drives and a JUUL device to point out how similar the device looks to a flash drive. (The JUUL device is "I".)

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
A youngster could be smoking at school or at home and an uninformed parent or teacher would never know.
Originally launched in 2015, the Juul vaporizer, simply called "JUUL" (pronounced like "jewel"), is an e-cigarette whic . . . more »


MRHC loves Le Bonheur

Staff Photo by L.A. Story

Celeste Ross, Office Clerk - CVT Clinic (from left), Connie Haygood - Manager, Special Events Foundation, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, and Morganna Fisher - CLPN Magnolia Cardiovascular & Thoracic Clinic, Magnolia Heart Valve Clinic and MRHC Gives Committee, display the shirts available for MRHC's 2018 charity choice, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
Many doctors and Magnolia Regional Health Center employees recently expressed their thoughts regarding Le Bonheur Children's Hospital being chosen as the MRHC Gives 2018 charity.
This is the second year the area hospital ha . . . more »


Autopsy: Man died of gunshot wound to head

Preliminary autopsy results show a gunshot wound to the back of the head to be the cause of death for Corinth handyman George Harris.
Police Chief Ralph Dance received the results Wednesday from the state crime lab.
"It is what we suspected, but we wanted to conf . . . more »


Speaker shares leadership GROW concept

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Commission on the Future of Alcorn County Chairman Greg Williams gets his copy of "Growing Weeders Into Leaders" signed by Community Forum guest speaker Jeff McManus.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Jeff McManus knows what it means to grow.
He does it everyday not just with flowers, trees and bushes, but also with people.
As the director of landscape services at The University of Mississippi, McManus needed something to . . . more »


Corinth police investigate death

Police detectives are investigating a death inside this home at 2014 Liddon Lake Road in Corinth.

Photo by Mark Boehler

Corinth Police Department detectives were on the scene Monday morning where a man was found dead.
Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance confirmed the investigation and said a body had been discovered of a black male inside a house on Liddon Lake Road.
Multiple police . . . more »


Signing on for the future

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Thirteen Corinth High School students participated in the Gateway In-School Program.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Twenty-two local students are on a path to career greatness.
It's part of the Gateway In-School Program, a new internship program put into place by The Alliance and the Three Rivers Planning and Developing District. The two . . . more »


Two hurt in horrific traffic accident

A pickup is prepared to be loaded onto a wrecker after the highway crash.

Photo by Mark Boehler

The Friday afternoon rush hour traffic through Corinth turned to tragedy after a horrific three-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 72 East and Kimberly-Clark Parkway.
Officials at the scene believed two accident victims to be in critical condition after . . . more »


Area seniors set to graduate

By L.a. Story
The Class of 2018 will take their first official steps as adults as they cross the stage to receive their high school diplomas.
All area high schools will be hosting graduation ceremonies, and in Corinth and Alcorn County, . . . more »


Man in burned vehicle identified

DNA testing has confirmed the identity of a Rienzi man who died as the result of an auto accident that led to the vehicle catching fire on May 7.
Coroner Jay Jones identified the man as Sammy Tyra, 69, of 227 County Road 550, Rienzi. He is apparently from Prentiss . . . more »


Southern gospel for a cause

The 21st annual Leon Frazier Memorial Concert is set for Saturday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the historic Corinth Coliseum in downtown Corinth.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Translation to XTAGS failed . . . more »


Tate St. bridge set to reopen

The closed Tate Street bridge is set to reopen to traffic Thursday morning.
Public Works Director Clayton Mills shared the good news with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday evening.
It will be about three months before the city brings in a contractor to pave . . . more »


Former Kossuth coach faces federal charge

Former Kossuth Middle School coach Micah Macay Wilbanks now faces a federal charge in addition to local charges after allegedly making a video recording of students in the locker room.
A criminal complaint and affidavit filed by an FBI task force officer in U.S. D . . . more »


Alderman becomes new Glen mayor


By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
A Glen alderman has moved up to the mayor's post.
David J. Derrick was the only person to qualify to run in the town's special election for mayor to complete the term of the late Danny Beavers. With only one candidate, . . . more »


Authorities search for escaped inmate


The Alcorn County Sheriff's Department is searching for an inmate who escaped last night while being transported to the hospital.
Sheriff Ben Caldwell reports Jonathan Blankenship fled from officers while being transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center around . . . more »


Historic renovations

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

Michael Hogy, who is working on the restoration of two rooms in the Verandah-Curlee House, speaks with supporters of the home -- Barbara Trapp, Rosemary Williams, Nancy Palmer and Bubba Labas -- about the ongoing work.

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Slowly but steadily, the Verandah-Curlee House is getting back to its original grandeur.
Plaster craftsman and brick mason Michael Hogy is currently working on renovating the dining room and will then begin work on the . . . more »


Art students get top billing at guild gallery

Kelsi Watkins' "Coke Is It" watercolor is part of the exhibit of Corinth student art.

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Corinth art students are getting top billing at the art gallery.
The annual exhibit showcases work by all levels of art students from seventh through twelfth grade. The exhibit is an eclectic mix of two- and three-dime . . . more »


KHS Senior Showcase

Photos courtesy of Keith Jackson

More than 65 Kossuth High School seniors will perform in the senior showcase this weekend at the Corinth Coliseum.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Kossuth's Class of 2018 will give it their all one final time this weekend.
More than 65 Kossuth High School seniors will take the stage for "The Tonight Show staring Aggie Nation" senior showcase.
The skit filled show will . . . more »


Coach charged with recording students

A Kossuth Middle School coach has been charged in connection with allegedly video recording students in the girls' locker room with his cell phone.
Micah Macay Wilbanks, 29, of County Road 520, was charged today (Tuesday) with five counts of secretly photographing . . . more »


Iuka plans clean up day on Saturday

By L.a. Story
IUKA — Residents of Iuka will get the opportunity to do some spring cleaning as a community this Saturday.

Sponsored by the Iuka Development and Economic Association (IDEA), Iuka's Big Event Clean Up Day will take place from 8 until 11 a.m. Saturd . . . more »


Family wins Disney trip

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Havis' Kids volunteer Brenda Ford calls out a name during the drawing Sunday afternoon for a free trip to Walt Disney World. Havis' Kid Ella Cook drew the winning name with the help of her grandmother, Rita Cook. All proceeds from the drawing benefit Havis' Kids trip this fall to Disney World.

By Mark Boehler Editor@dailycorinthian.com
Micaela Sanders and Haley Little are lifelong friends.
They became friends in elementary school and remained that way while growing up. They even became college roommates.
Their bond will take a step closer on a fall trip . . . more »


Body found in burned vehicle

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Department is investigating remains found inside a vehicle after it was reported to be on fire Monday afternoon.
Alcorn 911 received a report of a fully involved vehicle fire on County Road 550 near County Road 518 around 3:30 p.m. The . . . more »


Photo contest winners

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
A near perfect sunrise over the Smokey Mountains captured by a local photographer on his birthday was the overall winning photo in the 17th annual Crossroads Museum Photo Contest.
It was long time contest supporter and Corin . . . more »


Donations help free clinic provide care

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Volunteers with Living Free Healthy Medical Clinic recently accepted a $1,000 donation from New Hope Presbyterian Church members, who hosted a series of Lenten luncheons to collect funds for the free medical clinic.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
Donations at the local free medical clinic can go a long way.
That's according to Living Free Healthy Medical Clinic volunteer RN Tommy Bain, who along with other volunteers and clinic founder Dr. Thomas L. Sweat recently ac . . . more »


Sheriff's office investigates bizarre behavior of middle school coach

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Department is investigating the bizarre behavior of a Kossuth Middle School basketball coach.
The coach was arrested on campus by investigators about 2 p.m. Wednesday for public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance, sai . . . more »


Grass fire burns near railroad causesissues

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Several county fire departments had a busy afternoon Wednesday containing a grass fire that extended along the railroad in the Strickland and Glen area east of Corinth.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission also responde . . . more »


Park names new director

Staff Photo by Jebb Johnston

New director Robin Baker speaks with Corinth-Alcorn County Parks & Recreation Commission Chairman Butch Carmichiel at the park Tuesday afternoon.

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
Crossroads Regional Park's own roster produced its next leader.
The park commission promoted Robin Baker, who has served as athletic director for about the last three years, to the director's job following the recent d . . . more »


Boy struck by vehicle starts his recovery

Six-year-old Ace Christian enjoys a creative moment with his mother, Cortnie Christian. Ace continues recovery in a Memphis hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Friday afternoon in Alcorn County.

By Mark Boehler Editor@dailycorinthian.com
A six-year-old boy injured over the weekend after being struck by a vehicle in Alcorn County continues to improve in a Memphis hospital.
Ace Christian remains in stable condition at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, said his . . . more »


'The Glass Menagerie:' 'The play is memory'

"The Glass Menagerie" stars Melissa Essary as Laura Wingfield, Cody Daniel as The Gentleman Caller, Leslie Dawson Bivens as Amanda Wingfield and David Maxedon as Tom Wingfield.

For the Daily Corinthian

"The play is memory."

The opening monologue of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" is one audiences should keep in mind during the upcoming production presented by Corinth Theatre-Arts.

The play is set for May 4-6 and 11-13 . . . more »


'The Glass Menagerie:' 'The play is memory'

"The Glass Menagerie" stars Melissa Essary as Laura Wingfield, Cody Daniel as The Gentleman Caller, Leslie Dawson Bivens as Amanda Wingfield and David Maxedon as Tom Wingfield.

For the Daily Corinthian

"The play is memory."

The opening monologue of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" is one audiences should keep in mind during the upcoming production presented by Corinth Theatre-Arts.

The play is set for May 4-6 and 11-13 . . . more »


Motorcyclist injured in South Harper Road crash

Staff photo by Zack Steen

Officials responded to a vehicle-versus-motorcycle wreck on South Harper Road on Saturday.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
A motorcycle rider was injured in a South Harper Road wreck on Saturday.
The female rider was thrown from her bike after she struck a vehicle that had pulled from the Jack's Restaurant parking lot on South Harper Road near W . . . more »


Ole Miss chancellor shares vision for university's future

Staff photo by Zack Steen

The University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter (center) and UM Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjork (far right) talk with Tri-State Rebel Club board members Charles Carr, Tony Smith and Tyler Wilson.

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
"Flagship Forward."
It's the simple, yet profound strategic plan for The University of Mississippi, and one UM's top official is immensely proud of.
Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter was among the Ole Miss royalty at the Crossroads . . . more »


Child hurt after being struck by vehicle

GLEN — A six-year-old boy was injured late Friday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle.

According to an initial report from Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell, a six-year-old boy was injured when he was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the road . . . more »


Over 500 ready for 4th Autism 5K Color Run

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
The color powder is ready.
More than 500 are ready to run and walk in Saturday's fourth annual Reconnect 4 Autism 5K Color Run at Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club.
Race organizer Brad Essary reported 533 people registered for the . . . more »


Donut shop owner faces fraud charge

One of the proprietors of Donald's Donuts is charged with credit card fraud after allegedly overcharging a regular customer for months.
Sinang Neang, 57, of County Road 215, Corinth, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with credit card fraud after the Corint . . . more »


Firefighters battle vehicle junkyard fire

Black smoke pillows high above the Wednesday fire just off U.S. 72 west of Corinth as Corinth firemen attack the blaze.

Photo by Mark Boehler

Black billows of smoke reaching high into a blue sky above Corinth could be seen for miles during the noon Wednesday lunch rush hour.
As onlookers and emergency workers poured onto the scene just off U.S. 72 west of the Corinth city limits near Magnolia Regional H . . . more »


Tourism directors' board welcomes brand manager

Staff Photo by L.A. Story

Emily Steen (left) speaks with Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Christy Burns after Tuesday's board meeting. Steen has officially begun work as the CACVB brand manager.

By L.a. Story Lastory@dailycorinthian.com
The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors officially welcomed new brand manager Emily Steen Tuesday morning.
Although Steen had been on the job for about a week at the CACVB office, the board gave h . . . more »


Community Yard Sale in May

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Endless treasures are a possibly at the upcoming bi-annual Daily Corinthian Community Yard Sale set for Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Museum and Corinth D . . . more »


Community Yard Sale in May

By Zack Steen Zsteen@dailycorinthian.com
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Endless treasures are a possibly at the upcoming bi-annual Daily Corinthian Community Yard Sale set for Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Museum and Corinth D . . . more »


State representative opens office at Kossuth Town Hall

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

Mississippi Rep. Nick Bain (right) speaks with Robert Wolfe at the legislator's district office dedication in Kossuth on Saturday.

By Jebb Johnston Jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com
KOSSUTH -- Alcorn County's smallest municipality in terms of population had a big day on Saturday.
Against the backdrop of the town's first heritage festival, which drew a large crowd of vendors and visitors, Rep. Nick . . . more »


Authorities identify body found in creek

Authorities have identified a Burnsville man as the individual whose body was found floating in Rhodes Branch on April 4.
Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon said the man has been identified as John Lovelace, 38, of Burnsville. The coroner confirmed the man was . . . more »


Bond denied for double murder suspect

By Zack Steen

A judge has denied bond for double murder suspect Alize J. Boyd.

The 22-year-old Corinth man appeared in a Alcorn County courtroom on Wednesday where Judge Jimmy McGee denied his bond request.

Boyd remains jailed a . . . more »


Wildlife Weekend at Shiloh

Shiloh National Park will host a weekend of activities related to wildlife.

SHILOH, Tenn. ­-- Shiloh National Military Park will offer various wildlife programs on April 21-22 to kick off National Park Week.
"Shiloh Battlefield is home to over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, as well as over 200 species of birds that reside within i . . . more »


Shooting in Iuka sends one to hospital

By L.a. Story
IUKA — A Tuesday night shooting in Iuka has resulted in one individual being hospitalized.
In an initial report, Police Chief Randy Stringer said the events leading to the shooting began around lunchtime Tuesday with a domestic family dispute betwee . . . more »