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By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County sheriff told the Board of Supervisors on Monday that he would be pursuing civil service coverage for sheriff’s office employees in the upcoming legislative session, with or without the support of the board, though he would prefer the board give their approval. Sheriff […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau FARMINGTON – Passage of a law to protect children of people who are mentally ill solidified Andrew Loyd’s place in the pantheon of super heroes. The youngster, who was 11 years old when he died on Oct. 11, 2012, was honored Thursday at Alcorn Central Middle School, where […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau FARMINGTON – The late Andrew Loyd was the hero of the hour during a program at Alcorn Central Middle School on Thursday. Along with 71 other organ donors, the 11-year-old who died tragically in October 2012, will be honored during the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1, […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal SAVANNAH, Tenn. – A Booneville man was one of the two fatalities in a two-vehicle accident in Hardin County, Tennessee on Tuesday morning. Christopher Durham, 30, of Booneville, was killed when the logging truck he was driving northbound on Holland Creek Road in Savannah, Tennessee, was struck by a fire […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – About a dozen customers of the Tishomingo County Water District attended Tuesday’s board meeting to question recent high water bills and ask board members for solutions. Several customers reported bills upward of $60, $80 and $100, much higher than they have previously experienced. Board chairman Donnie […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – The Iuka Board of Aldermen let stand the city’s ordinance passed during last week’s regular board meeting that prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment. The board held a special work session Monday to hear concerns from Bob and Sylvia Ferguson, founders of the […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Downtown Iuka is adding a new twist to its annual Christmas celebrations, hosting an “Old Time Downtown Christmas” – a Dickens-inspired series of events – from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. “This will be the first one ever for Iuka, and everyone seems to be really […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Rather than concluding an investigation of public corruption in Alcorn County, this week’s arrest of five individuals connected with alleged fraudulent transactions in the county’s second supervisor district is just one part of a widening investigation. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said in a Wednesday press conference […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – An Alcorn County grand jury has filed 259 indictments against two county officials and three vendors after a months-long investigation by the state auditor’s office, and the investigation has not concluded yet. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said in a Wednesday press conference in Corinth that the […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The city of Corinth is evaluating where it can find cost savings in citywide energy use and has authorized Schneider Electric of Flowood to analyze and estimate where and how much savings there might be. In an agreement signed Nov. 17, Schneider Electric consultant Allie Harris […]