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Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013 50 cents Taste Home & Garden Italian flavors blend well with Middle Eastern hummus. American beautyberry shines in Mississippi. Page 1B Page 2B Daily Corinthian Vol. 117, No. 247 Showers Today Tonight 66 52 70% chance of rain • Corinth, Mississippi • 22 pages • Two Sections Citizen gets info from con Unit BY STEVE BEAVERS KOSSUTH – Lydia Hurley played along to get all the information she could. The Kossuth woman was gathering data to keep other citizens from falling prey to another scam. Hurley was recently called by a male named Jamie Miller telling the retired women she had just won $250,000 from Publishers Clearing House plus a new Mercedes-Benz. “All I had to do was send in a processing fee of $268.54 and the check and car would be delivered that day,” she said. “I pretended to be interested so I could get all the information I needed to turn into authorities.” After the call ended, Hurley called both the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Attorney General’s Office. “I was told the number (1876-375-6397) was a number in Kingston, Jamaica,” she said. Hurley said the call ended with her telling the man “she was retired and didn’t have the money to send.” “He told me he would call back the third of the month,” Hurley added. According to the Publishers Clearing House website, this type of scam is on the rise. “At Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes integrity is the cornerstone of our business,” a statement read on the site. “As such, we want to make sure that all consumers are protected from scams fraudulently pretending to be associated with our well-recognized PCH name.” Publishers Clearing House has been actively working with agencies, sharing information gathered and tracked in its anti-scam database. “At Publishers Clearing Please see CON | 2A arrests resident BY STEVE BEAVERS A Corinth man is the latest to be busted by the Alcorn Narcotics Unit. Jimmy Dixon, 40, of Tinnin Terrace Apartment 15, Corinth has been charged with conspiracy to sell the Schedule II narcotic of morphine. “There have been several complaints of him selling numerous narcotics,” said Darrell Hopkins with the unit. Bail was set at $5,000 by Justice Court Judge Steve Little. Area club launches music series BY JEBB JOHNSTON a site with a lot of cross promotion with the city and Crossroads Arena.” The board voted unanimously to hire Nickels Media and keep Zack Steen for IT purposes in July. “We need some updated photos for the site and Mia is working with a photographer for things we have coming up,” added Burns. In Nickels’ plan, an analyzation of all existing data was done along with preparing print ad and digital me- “An Evening of American Music” is set to entertain the community on Thursday. The performance by vocalist Beth Middleton and organist Derrick Ian Meador is set for 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church as the Corinth Music Club launches its Visiting Artist Series. “I chose an American Middleton program for many reasons, not the least of them being the accessibility of the language, cultural references and variety of compositional style,” said Middleton, a Corinth native who has been a member, soloist and music assistant with the Independent Presbyterian Church Adult Choir for the past 13 years. Meador “It has been interesting devoting my time to one area, one country. This is not always the case when you recital.” Please see CHANGES | 2A Please see MUSIC | 3A Staff photo by Steve Beavers Members of the CARE Community Foundation board unveil the cannon during a ceremony on Tuesday. Local CARE foundation unveils historic cannon BY STEVE BEAVERS Although the Parrott rifle hadn’t been fired in ages, it still created a big bang in downtown Corinth. The CARE Community Foundation formally dedicated the new 30-pound parrot siege gun and carriage at the Corinth depot Tuesday evening as a light rain fell. “I think what we are about to unveil will add to the Corinth experience,” said CARE Board member Clayton Stanley to a crowd of around 50 people on hand for the ceremony. “It has been a collaborative effort to bring the cannon here.” Retired Shiloh National Military Park Superintendent Woody Harrell also addressed the crowd. “Many parks have coveted these type of guns and I am happy to have one of them in Corinth,” he said. The authentic rifle is mounted on a reproduction carriage and positioned alongside the railroad between the museum and tourism office. CARE acquired the carriage Please see CANNON | 2A Board weighs traffic flow Corinth tourism officials at city elementary school talk about web changes BY JEBB JOHNSTON School officials are weighing some changes to the traffic flow at Corinth Elementary School to help ease congestion at the start and end of the school day. Superintendent Lee Childress said the traffic problems have not been major, but there is a desire to see if it is possible to “alleviate some of the traffic issues that are occurring on Droke Road and occurring in terms of the pickup of children.” The Corinth School District Board of Trustees received the proposal Monday evening and took no action. If the board approves the plan, Childress is recommending the changes be made after the Christmas break. This school year has already seen one change with street barricades placed in the turning lane on Droke Road in front of the new school. “The barricades have been in the turn lane because we have had trouble with people travelPlease see TRAFFIC | 3A BY STEVE BEAVERS The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is reaching out. Through social media. Members of the board were updated on the progress of changes to the office’s website during its regular meeting Tuesday morning. The board voted to change its site manager to Nickels Media at its July meeting. “We are trying to do more to engage an audience,” said tourism director Christy Burns. “Mia (Nickels) has put together Index Stocks......8A Classified......5B Comics......3B State......5A On this day in history 150 years ago Weather......9A Obituaries......6A Opinion......4A Sports....10A Gen. 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