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By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Mildred “Ann” Hurd Walker’s retirement as director of Magnolia Regional Health Center Home Health and Hospice at the end of June brought to a close only one of her many roles in the Corinth community and beyond. The Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization showed their […]

As I move toward retirement early in the new year, one of my goals has been to purge a lot of my “stuff.” When I moved back to Mississippi more than 20 years ago, I brought with me an accumulation of things gathered in more than 25 years away. My sister passed away, and when […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth School District has launched a comprehensive literacy effort to have “Every Child Ready to Read” by kindergarten. The first in a series of six parent involvement sessions in Corinth will be held beginning Monday. Right now programs are scheduled to be held twice on […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A man who has been held in Alcorn County Jail since July on felony fleeing and auto theft charges is expected to be extradited to Lauderdale County, Alabama, to face charges in an April murder. Joshua Lynn Balentine, 29, of County Road 511, Florence, Alabama, had […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Literacy and reading have become top priorities for the city of Corinth, supported broadly by a $394,000 grant to the Corinth School District announced Thursday. The Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant will touch children from birth through high school as well as adults throughout the community, […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Magnolia Regional Health Center broke ground Wednesday on a new building to house Magnolia Specialty Clinic. The $1.5 million facility, with 9,100 square feet of clinic space, will bring the specialties of urology, pulmonology and internal medicine under one roof, said hospital CEO Ronny Humes. Mayor […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal CORINTH – Ralph Dance was elected Corinth police chief and Leroy “Mike” Hopkins was returned to office as at-large alderman after Tuesday’s general election. Unofficial totals show Dance, currently chief of detectives, received 1,354 votes, which includes machine totals and absentee ballots, while his opponent, Fred Gooch, a police department […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau TUPELO – A strong circle of prayer warriors and a positive attitude brought Sandra Triplett through breast cancer surgery and treatment in 2012, and she’s sharing her blessings and positive message with other friends, family and through the Sisters Network. Triplett, 48, urges other women not to delay […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth residents will know who will guide the city for the next four years after Tuesday’s general election. Two offices with a Democrat and a Republican candidate remain to be decided by voters: chief of police and at-large alderman. Both police chief candidates – Capt. Ralph […]

IUKA – The owner of the Battlefield Motel, formerly Sunset Lodge, has been given until an appeal hearing is set next week to have all residents out of the condemned building. Iuka officials on Monday told Jacqueline Bunns and occupants of the 52-unit hotel that the fire chief and building inspector had found safety and […]