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Inside today: More than $200 in coupon savings History Sports The story of an Irish soldier in the Civil War Kossuth celebrates 3A state baseball title. Page 2B Sunday June 2, 2013 $1.50 Page 1B Daily Corinthian Vol. 117, No. 131 • Corinth, Mississippi • T-storms Today Tonight 82 59 80% chance heavy rain 22 pages • Two sections The Cat’s Meow Municipal elections to be held Tuesday BY JEBB JOHNSTON The municipal general election day will be a quiet one for most of Alcorn County. Rienzi is the only one of the county’s municipalities with an election on Tuesday, which is election day for the majority of cities across Mississippi. Rienzi voting will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. The town has a lively race for alderman with 11 people seeking a seat on the five-member board. All of the incumbents are seeking reelection — Harold W. Palmer, Jimmy Harwood, David Wayne Massey, Melissa Bearden Morgan and Sandra Williams. The six challengers are James Harold Hall, Johnny R. Stewart, Bonnie D. Davis, Dale A. Leonard, Betty J. Williams and Bill Burnett Jr. Rienzi Mayor Walter Williams, who was elected four years ago, has no opposition and will get another term. Elsewhere in the county, Farmington’s election was decided in a Republican primary Please see ELECTIONS | 2A Statistics shed light on state of county Staff photo by Jebb Johnston BY BRANT SAPPINGTON Jonah Byrom visits with a cat named Sonny on the porch of the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter during Saturday’s open house and dedication. Sonny, who is available for adoption, spent the morning lounging on the pillow and enjoying the attention of visitors. Northeast Mississippi is on the move and Alcorn County is joining in the progress. The CREATE Foundation released its annual regional profile for Northeast Mississippi along with county-bycounty statistical profiles Friday during the annual State of the Region meeting held in Tupelo. The profiles show a region and a county experiencing Animal shelter shows off improvements BY JEBB JOHNSTON The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is working hard to be the cat’s meow. With an open house and dedication on Saturday, the commu- nity had a chance to see how far the shelter has come since the organization took over management of the Proper Street facility in August 2011. “There’s been a lot of hard work and effort by a lot of volunteers, old and young,” said Charlotte Doehner, shelter director. “That’s good, because as us older people move on, we need the younger people to keep this going.” Please see SHELTER | 2A growth but also continuing to face many of the same challenges being confronted by the entire country. In 2012 Alcorn County saw a significant drop in the overall unemployment rate compared to the previous year. Unemployment in the county fell from 11.9 percent in 2011 to 9.2 percent in 2012, with the overall number of people employed in the county risPlease see CREATE | 3A Cummings honored as Phenomenal Woman BY STEVE BEAVERS Ready for Relay Staff photo by Steve Beavers Lydia Moore helps set up the BancorpSouth camp for Friday night’s Relay for Life. The bank went with Toy Store as part of the theme of Toon Out Cancer. (See more photos, 3A) Dorothy Cummings was honored to be nominated for the 2013 Boys & Girls Club Phenomenal Woman of the Year. The Refreshment, Inc. retiree was shocked she took home the second annual award. Cummings raised over $2,000 for the club in being named winner at the 2nd Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards Gala which honors extraordinary women in the community. “People were so loving and Submitted photo Please see CUMMINGS | 2A Dorothy Cummings (left) receives the 2013 Phenomenal Woman of the Year award from 2012 winner Rebecca Spence. 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