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By Lena Mitchell Special to the Journal CORINTH – An Alcorn County supervisor charged with multiple counts of public corruption faces possible immediate jail time for contempt if he returns to court next week without legal representation. Circuit Judge Jim Pounds told District 2 Supervisor Jimmy Dallan “Dal” Nelms on Friday that the court believes […]

By Lena Mitchell Special to the Daily Journal CORINTH – Plea hearings originally scheduled for Thursday, in which two Alcorn County officials and three vendors face charges of public corruption, have been postponed. Assistant District Attorney Richard Bowen said last week that court appearances for four individuals who were to enter their pleas Thursday before […]

I left Mississippi for college in Pennsylvania in 1968, only a few months after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a few years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed. I remember thinking that as an African American who had lived under […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Exterior work appears complete but several more weeks of interior work has yet to be done before the Iuka Youth and Community Center is ready to reopen, Mayor John Castleberry said this week. A new front entrance, many new windows to allow more natural light to […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Interested individuals who’d like the job of promoting downtown Corinth have through 4 p.m. Friday to submit letters of interest and resumes for the position of Main Street Corinth executive director. Taylor Coombs leaves the job Friday and will begin a job with the Corinth School […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Plans are underway for another hazardous waste collection day in Corinth, with a goal to build on the success of last year’s event. Andrea Rose, director of Keep Corinth-Alcorn Beautiful, received approval Tuesday from both the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors and the Corinth Board of […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth city board is asking the Board of Planning and Adjustment to consider changes to the city’s C-3 zoning ordinance. Community Planning and Development Director Dave Huwe presented the draft changes to the Board of Aldermen during a special meeting on Thursday. The proposal changes […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – The Walmart store in Iuka will reopen at 8 a.m. today, after a police incident inside the store caused a shutdown Sunday evening. Associates were in the store Monday assessing what needs to be done in preparation for that reopening, said Walmart spokesman Aaron Mullins. He […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Senior Connectors, a group of senior citizens who meet monthly at a local restaurant, heard a presentation last week from Police Chief Ralph Dance, who warned of various scams that have been reported in the city. “There’s nothing new,” said the chief, who has 20 years […]

In Tishomingo County, a group of local residents has formed a new group – Historians of Tishomingo County – to preserve and publish local history. An article in the county newspaper says, “A new book will contain previously unpublished photos, family histories and many other aspects of Tishomingo County history. We look forward to working […]