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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 definitive tests on the letters ...

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Davis replaces 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.

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Briggs named fire chief

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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Flowers named Regional Office Manager of the Year

TUPELO — Renee Flowers, office manager for Physicians Urgent Care clinics in Corinth and Baldwyn, is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Regional Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north Mississippi and northwest Alabama. Under ...

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Gann, Gage chosen

Corinth’s Wayne Gann will chair the Mississippi Board of Education for the coming year. Gann, a former teacher, principal and school superintendent in northeast Mississippi, was appointed to the nine-member board in 2006. He was superintendent in Corinth for 27 years. Gann had served as vice chairman under outgoing chairman Charles McClelland. Gann’s nine-year term runs until July 2015. He ...

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Officials announce Caterpillar expansion

CORINTH — Officials say a new facility for Caterpillar will house warehouse and logistics operations and create 35 jobs over the next three years. Gov. Phil Bryant joined Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin and other local officials for Thursday’s announcement. Caterpillar also says another 80 workers will transfer to the new $34.5 million engine recycling facility. Caterpillar, known for its trademark ...

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Biggers Hardware still making customers happy — and keeping the downtown viable — after 94 years

CORINTH—In 1918, when the U.S. was still involved in World War I, Biggers Hardware was founded in downtown Corinth by J.D. Biggers. His ten children each inherited a tenth of the store that has been run continuously by a family member ever since its founding 94 years ago. “I had five great uncles who worked here, my father worked here, ...

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Expansion under way at Corinth football field

CORINTH — Crews have started work on expansions on both sides of the Corinth High School football field. “We need to do this because we’re having an increased number coming out for high school football and are seeing growth in our middle school program — which should translate into greater numbers at high school,” Dr. Lee Childress, superintendent of the ...

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Solar energy to power Alcorn tech center

CORINTH — Solar energy will soon be powering Alcorn Career and Technology Center in Corinth. Alcorn School District officials plan a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new solar array system. Schools superintendent Stacy Suggs tells The Daily Corinthian that all major components of the 50 kilowatt ground mounted solar collection system are being installed this week. Suggs says the system ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Café Mike’s of Corinth

From dream to reality Couple makes success in Northeast Mississippi A Chicago couple’s dream has turned into a culinary boon for one North Mississippi city. In 16 years since moving from the Chicago suburbs to Corinth, Marcia and the late Mike Guare’s small barbecue joint has turned into a thriving café serving pizza, salads, appetizers, sandwiches and steaks. Mike and Marcia ...

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