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Highway honors legislator Billy McCoy's legacy

Mississippi Speaker of the House Billy McCoy believed in the power of better roads to transform the state of Mississippi and on Monday his name was officially placed on a section of one of the four-lane highways he fought to create. The section of U.S. Highway 45 from one mile...
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Cora Smith

A Celebration of Life service for Cora V. Smith, 89, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home with burial at Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Ms. Smith, surrounded by her family, peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on June 12, 2021. She was born December 5, 1931 and was a member of the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.
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Local schools scrambling to fill coaching vacancies

It happens every year. It’s practically inevitable. The local coaching searches, better known as “The Coaching Carousel”, have been underway for a while now. However, the scope has expanded with many positions still remaining to be filled. As usual, there are vacancies for both head coaches as well as assistants....
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Alcorn County unemployment at 4.9 percent

The local jobless rate eased down a bit over the month and fell substantially from a year ago in the latest labor market report. At 4.9 percent, the unemployment rate for April is down from the revised May rate of 5.3 percent. The pandemic unemployment surge was kicking in a year ago, pushing the county’s rate to 12.7 percent.
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County's garbage pickup cost rising

The amount that Alcorn County pays for household garbage collection can be added to the list of rising costs. In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Board of Supervisors inked a new contract with Waste Connections that will bring a 7.6 percent cost increase. The board negotiated a phased increase to lessen the blow of the higher cost.
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Rienzi elects two new alderwomen

The town of Rienzi had the only election action in Alcorn County on Tuesday with voters sending a couple of new members to the Board of Aldermen. Incumbent Dale A. Leonard led the pack with 55 votes, followed by incumbent Harold W. Palmer, 51; incumbent Jimmy Harwood, 49; Amy Norvell, 48; and Melissa Bearden Morgan, 37. Those five will make up the board, and Morgan is a former member of the board.
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County approves regional jail pay hike

Wages are increasing at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility. The Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a $2 per hour increase for hourly workers effective from June 1. That will put the starting pay for correctional officers at $13 per hour. According to Sheriff Ben Caldwell, the facility has...
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Commission continues focus on mental health

The Commission on the Future of Alcorn County continues work on its latest project focused on the mental health and wellness of the community. The first two short videos were launched recently and more information has been released about the upcoming free community-wide outdoor yoga class. Part of the Alcorn...
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Corinth-based organization breaks ground on industrial spec building

CORINTH • The Alliance, a Corinth based economic development organization, has officially broken ground on a 50,000 square foot speculative building. The building, being constructed in partnership with Agracel, Inc., will be located at the former Wurlitzer Site in Alcorn County. According to information provide by The Alliance, the industrial...
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Rienzi alderman vote is Tuesday

Only one Alcorn County municipality will be among those choosing leaders at the polls on Tuesday. Rienzi has a contested election for the Board of Aldermen on Mississippi’s municipal general election day, when voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Rienzi Town Hall. The town has...
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Health leaders consider vaccine incentives

Is a vaccine lottery in the future for Mississippi?. Talk is in the “nascent” stages, but the Mississippi State Department of Health is mulling the possibilities for vaccine incentives to entice the numerous people who have not gotten the COVID-19 vaccination, according to State Epidemiologist Paul Byers. “We are really...
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Officials report on holiday travel; Trooper fatally injured during stop

Officials said Tuesday local law enforcement officers experienced a rather quiet holiday weekend with no major automobile accidents. Police Chief Ralph Dance and Sheriff Ben Caldwell were both thankful for the calm Memorial Day in Corinth and Alcorn County. The same couldn’t be said across the Magnolia state. Mississippi Highway...
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Annual event brings fun and fundraising

Roy the Rooster has something to crow about once again as the annual Rooster Run/Rooster Rally is set to return after a year off due to the pandemic. The fun returns to the Gift Bottom community in northwest Alcorn County on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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City aims to boost vaccination numbers

The City of Corinth and some concerned residents are hoping to light a fire under the local vaccination effort. Several came together at City Hall Thursday morning to discuss organizing COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the community. “If you look at the vaccination percentages of Corinth and Alcorn County, the numbers...
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The Alliance now hosting several monthly social events

Things are slowly starting to get back to normal around Corinth and Alcorn County. One welcome return comes from The Alliance’s Community Development Council. Earlier this month the council hosted their first Sip & CP event since the pandemic began. Now the group is quickly planning the second professional networking social event for next month.
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Search and claim lost money faster: Treasury launches e-Claims

Nearly 1,000 residents, churches and businesses in Corinth and Alcorn County have unclaimed money. It’s now easier than ever to see if your name is on that list. Earlier this year the state treasury launched a new e-claims system for searching and claiming unclaimed money. “Most of us have had...
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Park field dedicated to late local coach, mentor

On Thursday, May 20, the Corinth Alcorn County Parks held a dedication ceremony to honor the late Coach Brad Davidson for his contributions to youth baseball. Brad’s brother Cullen honored him by sponsoring a field in the park’s five field complex. His name is on the scoreboard and behind the score box station for all to see. Brad coached and taught the proper skills of the game to many of our area youth.
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Circuit court to begin electronic filing

Change is coming for anyone who files documents with Alcorn County Circuit Court. Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling is alerting the local legal community and members of the public that the court will join the state’s electronic court filing system, Mississippi Electronic Courts (MEC), beginning June 1. “All civil and criminal...