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Teens pleads guilty to armed robberies
by Jebb Johnston
Jul 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Corinth teens charged with armed robbery are among those recently entering guilty pleas in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Sylvester Fernando Jr., 15, pleaded guilty to an armed robbery with a ham...
Jacinto movie tickets available for October
by Jebb Johnston
Jul 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Ticket sales have launched for a special screening of the Missisippi-made movie “Blood Country” at the Jacinto Courthouse. A portion of proceeds from the sale of tickets, available through the web ...
Murder plea nets life sentence
by Zack Steen
Jun 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighteen-year-old Brooklyn Traylor has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the murder of convenience store clerk Kris Ledlow. Traylor pleaded guilty to the charges o...
Eating competition brings 
champions to festival
by Zack Steen
Jun 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The world’s greatest competitive eaters will once again converge on Corinth’s Slugburger Festival in two weeks. The 6th Annual World Slugburger Eating Championship will return as a highlight to the...
Fourth of July Fun: Area offers plenty of ways to celebrate
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Crossroads area is in a festive spirit this Independence Day. Communities throughout the region have events set from Friday through Tuesday, with fireworks, parades and festivals in honor of th...
Officials urge safe fireworks use
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Shooting fireworks can be a lot of fun, as long as it’s safe. Corinth officials remind residents that igniting fireworks in the city is not legal, and officials encourage people to instead consider...
Forestry official: Minimal service changes coming with reorganization
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite a major reorganization following a reduction in funds, the Mississippi Forestry Commission says Alcorn County will see minimal changes to services, including the fighting of wildfires. Effe...
Holiday weekend brings new seat belt law
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
A new seat belt law will figure into traffic enforcement during the weekend and through Independence Day. Effective Saturday, Mississippi’s seat belt law changes to require not only drivers but als...
Toddler drowns in swimming pool
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A 16-month-old Alcorn County resident died in an accidental swimming pool drowning Tuesday morning. Coroner Jay Jones identified the toddler as Easton Dildy of County Road 249 in the Glen area. Jon...
Slugburger Festival celebrates 30 years
by Zack Steen
Jun 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The Slugburger Festival will celebrate 30 years next month as it pays homage to the deep fried goodness. The three-day event will return to downtown Corinth on July 13-15 and feature entertainment,...
Coke Museum opens: New attraction welcomes visitors
by L.A. Story
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
There was enough memorabilia to transport people of all ages into fondly remembered realms as visitors officially walked through the newly completed Corinth Coca-Cola Museum for the first time. The...
Farmington officials take oath of office
by L.A. Story
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
FARMINGTON — Two new aldermen were among the officials taking the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Farmington Town Hall Sunday afternoon. Community members, family, friends, state of...
Sales and tourism tax near flat results
Jun 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Sales tax and tourism tax results continue to hover around a flat trajectory as the fiscal year heads into the final quarter. Sales tax diversions returned to cities at mid-June trended downward st...
Community needs fundraising 'FUEL' for program
by L.A. Story
Jun 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
KOSSUTH — Money is the fuel needed to power FUEL. Kossuth Methodist Church will be launching the Operation Back To School in July, and the after school FUEL (Forever, Unending, Eternal Love) progra...
Alcorn man wanted for robbery arrested in Burnsville
Jun 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A Glen man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and other felony charges in Lee County was arrested in Burnsville on Friday. The suspect, identified by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department as ...
Road closures coming with Five Points construction
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The second portion of the Five Points intersection upgrade enters the major construction phase in the coming week, making detours necessary. Alcorn County is encouraging motorists to plan now for a...
Local church reaches out with 'blessing box'
by L.A. Story
Jun 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
See a need — fill a need. One local church takes this philosophy on as a mission and their latest community service project exemplifies it. The Vertical Church of Corinth has installed their first ...
Alliance opens downtown office
by Zack Steen
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
“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 an...
Board to
 consider
 zoning
 changes
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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 Count...
Tourism board approves advance for reunion event

by L.A. Story
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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...