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By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth tourism officials want to spark interest in building a boutique hotel downtown, and the Mississippi State University Carl Small Town Center is doing the groundwork. Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Christy Burns and tourism council president Russell Smith met this week with […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – The Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority in Iuka has narrowed down candidates for its executive director position from 14 applicants to four, after the longtime port authority executive director died suddenly in October. Board president Benny DeVaughn said Tuesday the board will interview those four […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth police on Monday arrested a suspect in a Jan. 9 shooting at Combs Court apartments. Bryson Warren, 19, of Whippoorwill Cove, Corinth, was arrested at his home with the assistance of U.S. marshals and charged with aggravated assault, said Police Chief Ralph Dance. He remained […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – An ongoing problem in Corinth occurred again last week when an 18-wheeler became stuck under a railroad bridge underpass on Shiloh Road. Street Commissioner Philip Verdung presented a proposed truck route ordinance to the Board of Aldermen at Tuesday’s meeting as a way to significantly reduce, […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Northeast Mississippi organizations that work to eliminate homelessness and aid homeless people are preparing to conduct a count next week to help expand resources for their work. Spearheaded by Mississippi United to End Homelessness, the Point-in-Time survey will encompass Tupelo, Columbus, West Point, Corinth and Iuka, […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Two suspects were arrested today by the Alcorn County narcotics unit and charged with sale of a controlled substance. Justin Pepper, 29, and Lawrence Flippo, 69, both of 4073A C.R. 200, Corinth, were indicted by the Alcorn County grand jury with sale of a controlled substance, […]

Tomorrow we commemorate another Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.In the almost 47 years since Dr. King’s death that April day in 1968, the tradition has been to commemorate the holiday by remembering his words of unity, respect, reconciliation and performing some act of community service. Dr. King’s words, when uttered by him during those […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth School District is taking the next step in its communitywide literacy initiative by hosting a Corinth Literacy Summit next week. The event is planned for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Corinth Elementary School. The event is free and everyone in the community is encouraged […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area fiscal year got off to a great start with a doubling of the federal funds available to accomplish its goals, increasing from $150,000 to $300,000. The requirement that the federal funds be matched 50:50 locally gives the organization the possibility […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Representatives from the 30 North Mississippi counties that are part of the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area will meet in Corinth on Thursday to discuss strategies to attract a bigger share of the tourism market. Festivals and tourism are a year-round business in Northeast Mississippi, with […]