Posts Tagged ‘Corinth’

Corinth becomes fourth Mississippi city to qualify for C Spire’s fiber to the home

by Published: December 24,2014

Tags: C Spire, Corinth, Fiber to the Home, Internet, Mississippi

CORINTH — Corinth, long known as the “Crossroads” city of the South, may soon become famous for being one of the nation’s most technologically advanced cities. The Alcorn County town in northeastern Mississippi qualified its first area this week for C Spire’s historic 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative, offering 100 times faster […] [...]

Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, […] [...]

Todd Taylor appointed to Corinth planning commission

by Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Alcorn County, Business, Corinth, Mississippi

Todd Taylor has been appointed to the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment in Corinth. Taylor replaces Jim Orr, who did not seek reappointment. The appointment was made by the city’s Board of Aldermen. [...]

State’s cities get creative with C Spire Fiber to Home videos

As part of C Spire’s competition to select the first city in the Fiber to the Home project, the Ridgeland-based telecommunication firm received official information requests from 30 Mississippi communities. C Spire plans to announce the finalists in the first phase on Nov. 4. Some communities also provided videos as part of their presentations. Our favorites […] [...]

Supervisors balk at plan to increase parks board

CORINTH — The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scrapped a proposal to expand membership on the park commission. The Daily Corinthian reports a proposal had been made to expand it from five to seven members. But Alderman Ben Albarracin says the county Board of Supervisors does not support the change, so the proposal […] [...]

World’s top eater — Joey Chestnut — to eat slugburgers

by Published: July 8,2013

Tags: Corinth, Joey Chestnut, Mississippi, slugburger

CORINTH — Hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut will take on the Mississippi slugburger on Saturday in Corinth. Main Street Corinth made the announcement over the weekend on its Facebook page. On July 4 at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest, Chestnut broke the record he held with Takeru Kobayashi, as […] [...]

AP: Ricin mail suspect described body-parts conspiracy

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and sometimes performed as an Elvis Presley impersonator. Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Corinth, near the Tennessee […] [...]

FBI: Ricin letter suspect ID’d as Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth

OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis. Authorities still waited for […] [...]

Davis replaces Rogers

by Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Corinth, Frank Davis, Tom Rogers

The Corinth Board of Aldermen has appointed Frank Davis to the city school board. The Daily Corinthian reports Davis’ appointment to the Corinth School District Board of Trustees follows notice by trustee Tom Rogers that he did not wish to be reappointed. His term expires in March. [...]

Briggs named fire chief

by Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Billy Briggs, Corinth, Rob Price

The Corinth Board of Aldermen has promoted fire department Capt. Billy Briggs to fire chief. Briggs will fill the post previously held by Rob Price for nine years. Price has retired. Assistant fire chief John Wood, who did not seek the chief’s job, had served as acting chief.           [...]

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