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Staff photo by Zack Steen / The Alliance President Clayton Stanley and Economic Development Project Manager GT McCullough stand in the middle of a crowded lobby at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new downtown location of The Alliance.
Staff photo by Zack Steen / The Alliance President Clayton Stanley and Economic Development Project Manager GT McCullough stand in the middle of a crowded lobby at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new downtown location of The Alliance.
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Alliance opens downtown office
by Zack Steen
Jun 22, 2017 | 387 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff photo by Zack Steen / The Alliance President Clayton Stanley and Economic Development Project Manager GT McCullough stand in the middle of a crowded lobby at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new downtown location of The Alliance.
Staff photo by Zack Steen / The Alliance President Clayton Stanley and Economic Development Project Manager GT McCullough stand in the middle of a crowded lobby at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new downtown location of The Alliance.
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“This is for you,” said Clayton Stanley, as he addressed the crowd gathered in front of The Alliance’s newly renovated historic corner office building in downtown Corinth. The Alliance president and Mayor Tommy Irwin cut the bright red ribbon to christen downtown Corinth’s newest gem on Thursday evening at the organization’s grand opening and ribbon cutting. “This is for the community,” said Stanley. “The Alliance finally has an office as grand as our town. An office right in the center of the action, where we can offer potential clients a glimpse of our beautiful and vibrant downtown simply by looking out the windows.” Located at 502 Wick Street, the office’s corner windows have a direct view of downtown landmarks including the Historic Corinth Depot complex and Crossroads Museum, C.A.R.E. Honor Garden and the Visit Corinth tourism office. A portion of the busy east-west bound railroad can also be seen. Many state, city and county officials were at the event, including Alderman Chip Wood, who said the move was one of best decisions for the area. “I’m so excited for Corinth and Alcorn County’s future. The Alliance has always been vital to our area, and their new space in the heart of downtown Corinth is the best thing for all of us,” said Wood. “I think with Clayton in charge and this wonderful staff behind him in this new location, they’ll do amazing things.” Wood said he’s happy to see The Alliance move into “an already active downtown Corinth.” “Compared to other downtowns in the state or even the country, ours is very alive,” he added. “We are blessed with wonderful investors, developers, community leaders and volunteers who make downtown Corinth so energetic, and now to have The Alliance here will help make it even better.” From their new headquarters, The Alliance will continue their long standing mission of being Corinth and Alcorn County’s focal point for growth and development. From coordinating programs that promote economic development, community development, downtown development and quality retirement living, The Alliance’s goals are simple – to stimulate and support economic development and to continually enhance the quality of life in north Mississippi.
Board to
 consider
 zoning
 changes
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 22, 2017 | 336 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Several requests for zoning changes will get hearings before the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen next month. The board set the hearings for 5 p.m. on July 18. The items include the Alcorn County Co-op’s request for a zoning change in preparation for some new construction on the property. The back portion of the business’ property on Highway 72 is zoned R-3 residential and would need to change to C-2 commercial. Also set for hearing is the city’s intent to rezone an area on South Tate Street generally between Turner Creek and the railroad from industrial to commercial. Neighboring properties are zoned C-2. The city does not want zoning for heavy manufacturing at one of the primary downtown entrances. The other zoning request affects property at the intersection of Highway 72 and Bradley Road. It would change from residential to C-2 commercial. Tuesday’s meeting included action on numerous property cleanup items and feedback from a couple of owners. Relatives of the deceased resident who lived at 2609 Madison told the board they are working out ownership of the property and intend to do everything needed to bring it up to code. The board gave a 60-day continuance with a status report requested at 30 days. An associate of the owner of a Wick Street property neighboring Shirley Dawg’s told the board she had it cleaned up and had just learned that there are concerns about bricks possibly falling. “He needs to understand the safety issue is on him,” said City Attorney Wendell Trapp. The building inspector is recommending a professional structural assessment of what is left of the building. The board gave a 30-day continuance but wants a report at the next meeting. The board adjudicated a number of properties, meaning the city will have them mowed and cleaned up — 406 Nelson, 1116 Wick, 1223 Wick, 1422 Wick, 1431 Cruise, 1421 Cruise, 1424 Cruise, 1408 Cruise, 1424 Waldron, 1420 Childs, 1415 Foote, 1411 Foote, 1405 Foote and 1209 Proper, as well as several others with no address available. In other business, the board gave The Alliance a funding increase of $20,000, citing recent hires, and appointed Dorothy Senf to a seat on the board of the Corinth Library.
Tourism board approves advance for reunion event

by L.A. Story
Jun 22, 2017 | 261 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Board approved a $2,500 advance for the upcoming NAACP Homecoming/Reunion event. The advance was requested during the board's regular meeting Tuesday morning by one of the event organizers, J.C. Hill, for funds that had already been approved by the board. The board approved an advance after a presentation by Hill, who cited the advertising which was being currently incorporated and the number of rooms already reserved. He pointed out that more rooms would be used, but none were available for that weekend, due to other area activities. The NAACP Homecoming/Reunion is a biennial event meant to reunite alumni and community members. The event begins Friday, June 30 and goes through Sunday, July 2, and includes a number of entertaining activities such as the opening Fiesta on Friday to the parade, a picnic, the Black and Gold Ball — all on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon’s memorial service. “It’s going to be a full weekend. You can’t lay down by the time to get up and do something else,” said Hill. After the presentation by Hill, the board hosted special guest, Daily Corinthian Editor Mark Boehler, who spoke to the board for a few moments regarding the upcoming new Corinth Visitor’s Guide, as well as all the many products produced and/or printed by the Daily Corinthian, including Exploring Pickwick magazine, Crossroads Magazine, Pickwick Profiles newspaper and Crossroads Weekly newspaper. The Daily Corinthian also prints five other area weekly newspapers, he said. In other CACVB business: • CACVB Executive Director Christy Burns provided a marketing report — showing that CACVB social media platform is performing well, with the highest activity gain noted was the Instagram account. • The Shiloh Kiosk project continues to progress, Burns said they have chosen to list “shopping areas” in Corinth, rather than specific places, but dining will be more specific. The kiosk will have an interactive touch screen, map pages for Hardin County, Tenn., and Corinth, should be easy to edit, add and expand and encourage the use of apps and website visits. • The tourism research continues with visitor surveys all due back by the end of June. • Burns advised board members of the ribbon cutting for the new Coke museum, which will be held on Monday, June 26, at 4 p.m. Next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18.
Death notices for Friday, June 23, 2017
Jun 22, 2017 | 227 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Carson Day Michael Carson Day Michael, 5 weeks, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka has the arrangements. Tunerular “Yvette” Green Ms. Tunerular “Yvette” Green, 49, of Corinth, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Magnolia Regional Health Center after a brief illness. Grayson Funeral Service will have the arrangement. Theresa Robertson Funeral services for Theresa Gail Robertson, 60, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Margaret Clark Simmons Funeral services for Margaret Clark Simmons, 57, of Corinth, are scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church. Burial will be at Rienzi Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Patterson Memorial Chapel. Ms. Simmons died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at her residence.
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