Alcorn County Newswire

Alcorn County Newswire

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  1. Unusual find leads to search for POWs familyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... of an Air Force Captain who was a prison-of-war. According to the Daily Corinthian, veteran Bobby McDaniel, of Alcorn County, Mississippi, found a more than 40-year-old POW bracelet, belonging to Capt. Dennis Wilkinson, who didn't make it back home ...

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  2. Kossuth dropping use of Longhorn logoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newms360.com

    ... University of Texas, will be phased out in favor of a re-designed longhorn decal. Texas officials contacted Alcorn County schools earlier this summer about the usage of its trademarked silhouette. "It's theirs; it belongs to them," Kossuth High ...

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  3. Area school chiefs plan to keep traditional calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Newms360.com

    ... are unsure how a modified calendar would work in their own districts. Corinth's neighboring school district, Alcorn County, has not considered moving to a modified calendar, according to superintendent Larry Mitchell. "We would let someone else try ...

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  4. Employees achieve success, happiness with agency's helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Newms360.com

    ... may have autism, an intellectual disability, deafness or other issues. The nine-county region that includes Alcorn County serves about 400 clients, but not all of them go to AbilityWorks. A legally blind client was able to intern at Corinth ...

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  5. Area teachers get training for computer science initiativeRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Newms360.com

    ... Nettleton Schools, Pontotoc County Schools, Pontotoc City Schools, Tishomingo County Schools, Corinth Schools, Alcorn County Schools, New Albany Schools, Oxford Schools, Lafayette County Schools and Benton County Schools. Shelly Hollis, project ...

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  6. Man in critical condition after mobile home explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A man was listed in critical condition Tuesday at Regional One Health in Memphis after a mobile home explosion Sunday morning in Alcorn County. Jay Daniel Baker, 52, was airlifted from the scene after the explosion, which occurred northeast of Kossuth at around 5:30 a.m. The cause of the blast was still under investigation Monday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said.

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  7. Mobile home explodes in Alcorn County, man airliftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... person's name. The man was conscious and talking to officials. The man was the only one in the trailer. The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office, ambulance personnel, ACE Power and Corinth Gas & Water also responded. Hodum said there was no fire when ...

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  8. Local graduates to serve country in militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Despite the dangers of ISIS and other world threats, numerous recent graduates from Corinth and Alcorn County high schools have stepped up to serve their country in the military. "I want to help my country out of a bad situation if we're ever in one," said Corinth High School graduate Tashana Patterson, who is joining the Marines.

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  9. Former corrections officer arrested on contraband chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A Corinth woman who was a corrections officer in Alcorn County allegedly worked with an inmate to bring contraband into the correctional facility and was arrested Tuesday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. She is charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband to a correctional facility and is currently out of jail on a $10,000 bond. 1 comment

  10. Appeals Court orders new trial for Corinth womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Newms360.com

    After serving nearly two years in prison, the conviction of a Corinth woman was reversed Tuesday by the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Amy Towles, 48, was found guilty by an Alcorn County jury of aggravated assault on July 24, 2014, and was ordered to serve five years.

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  11. Appeals court denies appeal bid in fondling caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Newms360.com

    The Mississippi Court of Appeals denied a man's motion for post conviction relief Tuesday in an Alcorn County fondling case. Ronald Vance Mason, 50, pleaded guilty in November 2010 to one count of fondling and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with six suspended, plus five years probation.

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  12. Identity of murder victim determinedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Newms360.com

    The identity of a man whose body was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds has been determined, according to Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones. The deceased has been identified as Jorge Olivera, 37. Olivera lived in Corinth, and his death will be ruled a homicide, Jones said.

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  13. Former church school principal charged with sex crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | White Lake Beacon

    An Alcorn County grand jury indicted him last week on three counts each of fondling and enticement, two of sexual battery and one of using a computer to lure a minor. The indictment alleged that one incident occurred on the campus of North Corinth Christian Academy while Casabella was principal there.

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  14. Community colleges can help fill shortages in workplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... have received high marks for cost and quality, Mayfield said. The state has 15 community colleges. The Corinth-Alcorn County Existing Industry Appreciation Luncheon was put on by the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, city of Corinth and The ...

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  15. Bryant signs $250M bond bill into lawRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... the history and civil rights museums in Jackson. $400,000 for improvements to an industrial park rail hub in Alcorn County, $100,000 for the health department in Houston, $750,000 for a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall to be built at ... 5 comments

  16. Body with gunshot wounds found in Alcorn CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Newms360.com

    The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office discovered a deceased male with multiple gunshot wounds just after midnight Thursday after a motorist reported seeing a possible body, the sheriff said. At about 12:15 a.m., a motorist contacted 911 in regards to seeing a possible body on the side of County Road 418 about one mile south of the intersection with County Road 419, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said.

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  17. Sizable bond bill survives, still faces scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... the history and civil rights museums in Jackson. $400,000 for improvements to an industrial park rail hub in Alcorn County, $100,000 for the health department in Houston, $750,000 for a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall to be built at ...

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  18. Community can help children learn about career opportunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A $2.5 million surgical robot, a 747 cockpit and moon buggies are some of the impressive sights Corinth and Alcorn County eighth-grade students may see at a massive career expo. The expo provides children with a magical experience in terms of learning about career opportunities in an interactive and hands-on manner, said Larry Anderson with the CREATE Foundation.

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  19. Corinth student facing felony weapons chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A Corinth High School senior is sitting in the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility after allegedly bringing a gun to school Thursday. Zerek Hurd, 18, of Washington Street, was charged Friday morning with possession of a weapon by a student, a felony, and carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor.

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  20. Alcorn County man, 26, dead after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A 26-year-old Alcorn County man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover crash early Thursday, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The sheriff's office is still investigating the crash, which occurred on County Road 600 in the Pine Mountain area near the intersection of County Road 620.

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