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'Blue Day' highlights autism awareness
by Zack Steen
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
April is Autism Awareness Month and two Crossroads area groups will celebrate it with several special events. Reconnect 4 Autism will team up from Region IV Mental Health for a school-related proje...
Forecast calls for severe thunderstorms
by Zack Steen
Mar 29, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Today’s forecast for the Crossroads area includes another strong risk of thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. The severe-weather risk is moderate — the second-highest classification from the Storm...
'Blind eyes now see' — Author provides testimony of miracles, power of faith
by L.A. Story
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
IUKA — If anyone wants to question the power of faith, they can look to author and speaker Marolyn Ford because she was literally blind and now can see. Marolyn Ford, noted author of “These Blind E...
City reappoints three to various boards
by Jebb Johnston
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest session of the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen included reappointment of four individuals to boards and commissions. Staying on the Corinth Historic Preservation Commission are Rober...
Farmington allows metal detecting for one day
by Zack Steen
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
FARMINGTON — The City of Farmington is doing something municipalities rarely do. For one day only, officials are allowing relic hunters to metal detect on city property. It’s the idea behind the ci...
Smith gets 10 years in child assault case
by Jebb Johnston
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
A Corinth man will serve the maximum possible sentence on charges of aggravated assault of a child and misdemeanor domestic violence. After a trial and guilty verdict last week, Michael Lynn Smith ...
Deadline Saturday for homestead filing
by Jebb Johnston
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alcorn County Tax Assessor’s Office is opening on Saturday to help people avoid missing a tax credit. People who have bought a home or had certain status changes in the past year should visit t...
Mystery solved: Story inspires former area resident
by L.A. Story
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
A Corinth woman discovered a mystery through a piece of “carport junk” she found in 1989, but a former Crossroads area resident stepped up to help solve it. James Gray, a Tishomingo County native n...
Tornado warning: Storm spotter follows funnel cloud
by Zack Steen
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
No damage was reported Monday afternoon after a tornado briefly touched down in northern Alcorn County. The strong line of severe thunderstorms moved through the area around 2 p.m. While multiple p...
Grandfather, grandkid 
die in Trace accident
by Brant Sappington
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
A Prentiss County grandfather and granddaughter have died after the vehicle they were traveling in went into a rain-swollen creek on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Kosciusko. Johnie P. Nichols, 73,...
Officials seize 3 pounds of meth; arrest 3 local women
by Mark Boehler
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Narcotics officers seized just over three pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $30,000 and three local women have been arrested for drug trafficking. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Cald...
Woman found in shop building, then suspect steals patrol car
by Mark Boehler
Mar 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A 30-year-old Benton County woman faces three felony charges after sheriff's deputies found her in a shop building near Kossuth, and the suspect then tried to flee the scene in a patrol car. Alcorn...
Volunteer firefighter arrested for embezzlement
by Mark Boehler
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The secretary-treasurer of a local volunteer fire department has been arrested for embezzlement of fire department funds. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell told the Daily Corinthian the suspect wa...
County restructures debt for better outlook
by Jebb Johnston
Mar 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
With the restructuring of debt tied to the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility and associated offices now complete, county leaders are hopeful for a better financial outlook. Originally is...
Lost in time: Eyeglass case becomes a mystery
by L.A. Story
Mar 25, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
A Corinth woman bought a piece of “junk” at a carport sale in 1989, but it wasn’t until this year that she realized what she had. Peggy Drewry Smith told her story with a sense of wonder. “I think ...
Bill would require back seat passengers to buckle up
by Zack Steen
Mar 25, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Buckle up everybody ... it may soon be the law. If Gov. Phil Bryant approves SB 2724, a new law may do just that. Lawmakers agreed last week on a bill that would require seat belts for all passenge...
Committee postpones Crossroads Chili Cookoff
by Zack Steen
Mar 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Crossroads Chili Cookoff will return this year ... just not in April. Normally held the first weekend of April in conjunction with the Green Market at the Corinth Depot, event officials announc...
Officials arrest suspect for armed robbery
by Mark Boehler
Mar 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Director spreads tobacco-free message
by L.A. Story
Mar 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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 dir...
Jury finds man guilty of child abuse
by Zack Steen
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
A three-day domestic violence trial ended late Thursday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. A jury found Michael Lynn Smith guilty on felony child abuse and domestic violence charges stemming from offe...