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By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – An acting warden takes over the Alcorn County Regional Jail on Monday and will serve until a permanent appointment can be made, probably early in the new year. Upon the recommendation of Sheriff Charles Rinehart, chief of security Roger Settlemires was appointed interim warden by the […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A number of escapes from the Alcorn County Regional Jail facility since its opening in early 2011 has resulted in two changes of leadership in less than a year. Alcorn County supervisors are set to meet early Wednesday to discuss issues at the Alcorn County Justice […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A proposal to honor the first Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officer killed in the line of duty moved ahead Monday when the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to be considered by the state Legislature. The resolution asks that the Legislature designate a portion […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth officials have agreed to ask the governor and Mississippi Department of Corrections for a formal inquiry into the recent escape and other escapes of inmates from the Alcorn County Regional Jail. In a unanimous vote on a motion by Ward 1 Alderman Andrew “Bubba” Labas […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Jail escapee Garnett Hughes was recaptured about 8:30 p.m. Sunday and returned to Alcorn County Jail. Chief Ralph Dance of the Corinth Police Department said Hughes, 26, of Belzoni, was apprehended after breaking into the back entrance of a residence on Tate Street and hiding in […]

Soon after I sat down to write this column my AARP Bulletin arrived in the mail. The organization started out as the American Association of Retired Persons, but in 2000 became AARP. It lowered the age for membership from 55 to 50 in 1984. Needless to say, it was not a welcome communication when I […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – Booneville officials have taken the first step in seeking status as a certified local government, which would qualify the city for grant help with historic preservation. Earlier this month the Board of Aldermen approved a preservation ordinance for the city that calls for a preservation commission […]

Areas of Northeast Mississippi – Corinth and Burnsville – are experiencing slight frozen precipitation at 8:15 a.m. that is expected to have moved through the area by 9 a.m., according to Memphis National Weather Service meteorologist Marlene Mickelson. This weather event was unexpected, she said, but is moving quickly and the sun will be out […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORNTH – The newly formed Cross-City Reading Council of the Mississippi Reading Association will extend the reach of existing programs for adults and children. The group held its inaugural meeting Tuesday with about 16 people from schools and the community attending. Dr. Linda Brooks – an officer with […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau Two Northeast Mississippi elementary school students and their family members are reaping the results of the children’s outstanding reading efforts with free tickets to the Nov. 29 Egg Bowl game. Ryan Thomas, a 10-year-old fourth-grader at Wheeler Elementary School, and 7-year-old Tatum Horne, a first-grader at Alcorn Central […]