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Taste Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013 50 cents Home & Garden Side dishes, desserts re-invent your Thanksgiving meal. Bushes with red berries offer winter garden color. Page 1B Page 16A Daily Corinthian Vol. 117, No. 282 Windy, cold Today Tonight 34 18 0% chance of rain • Corinth, Mississippi • 26 pages • 2 sections Tapp to serve 11 years for kidnapping BY JEBB JOHNSTON An Alcorn County man was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison on a kidnapping charge. Joseph Douglas Tapp, 32, pleaded guilty to the charge in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Judge Jim Pounds imposed a into his vehicle in the area of Dollar Tree and drove to the back of the Walmart store, where he pushed her out of the vehicle. The woman had apparently seen the man taking tools out of the back of her pickup and approached him, leading to the sentence of 30 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 19 years suspended, leaving 11 years to serve, according to court records. He was fined $1,000 and must serve five years probation. At the time of his arrest, police said Tapp pushed a woman incident. Other sentences on guilty pleas from the November term include: ■ Amos M. Bradley, 39, grand larceny — 10 years in custody with credit for time served; burglary and larceny of a building — seven-year suspended sen- tence with five years probation; grand larceny, separate indictment — ten-year suspended sentence. Bradley was ordered to pay restitution totaling more than $18,000 to six different victims. Please see SENTENCES | 7A Commission reviews plats for restaurant Parade season nearing BY JEBB JOHNSTON It’s that time of the year again as the 2013 Christmas parade for Corinth and Farmington is upon us. Sponsored by Main Street Corinth, the parade begins at 5 p.m. on Dec. 7 and the theme for this year’s parade is “Miracle on Fillmore Street.” The parade is set to follow the annual route from First Baptist Church and the Corinth Library down Fillmore Street. “We are so excited about this years parade,” said Taylor Coombs, Main Street Director. “The parade will be full of local floats and cars which all will lead up to Santa Claus at the end of the parade. This is a fun time for everyone and we hope everyone will come on out and enjoy the event.” For more information on the parade call Coombs at 662-2875269. The second annual Farmington Christmas parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. Lineup for the event will take place at 4 p.m., and the route will follow County Road 200. “We are going to have a good Master of Ceremonies Tony Laudadio arranges awards to be handed out during the Alcorn County 4-H Awards Banquet. don. According to Gordon, over 100,000 youngsters between the ages of 5-19 excel in 4-H across the state. Another 8,500 volunteers were there to help those young people The Corinth Planning Commission on Monday reviewed subdivision plats for the planned Cracker Barrel location on U.S. Highway 72. The planning commission will recommend approval of the preliminary and final subdivision plats to the Board of Aldermen, who will take up the matter in the Dec. 3 board meeting. Director of Community Development and Planning Dave Huwe explained that a subdivision plat is required when a parcel of land is divided to include an area less than 3 acres in size. At the approximately 10-acre site, he said Cracker Barrel plans to split off a 2.6-acre parcel for the restaurant building and parking. Cracker Barrel is said to be looking at taking construction bids in early December for the 1900 Highway 72 West location. The city has previously approved a variance to allow a 100-foot-tall business sign on the property. In other business before the planning commission/board of adjustment: ■ The commission voted to recommend approval for a mobile home to locate in an R-1 single-family residential zone at 33 Gardner Road, but mem- Please see PARADES | 6A Please see 4-H | 6A Please see PLANNERS | 3A BY JOSEPH MILLER Staff photo by Steve Beavers Alcorn County 4-H clubbers honored with annual banquet BY STEVE BEAVERS 4-H changes lives. Hundreds of clubbers and volunteers were on hand to attest to that during the annual Alcorn County 4-H Awards Banquet on Monday night. The banquet was a time to honor both for their accomplishments over the past year. “Outstanding is the word I choose to use for all of those who excelled in 4-H programs this year,” said 4-H State Specialist Harvey Gor- Local stores prep for ‘Black Friday’ Farm show is a no go BY JOSEPH MILLER “Black Friday” may not be a federal holiday in Mississippi, but in Corinth it will be the start of a shopping frenzy in preparation for Christmas. California and some other states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day. Most of the local stores here in the Crossroads area will look to make a sizable profit on this big day, and they are encouraging residents to shop local. LipChic Boutique is one of those locally owned stores whose owner, Brenda Barber, says she hopes everyone will remember to check out all the local retailers. “The way it usually appears to happen all of us downtown is . . . folks usually get up early and go hit all the major marketplaces, and then go home and take a nap after they eat lunch,” Barber said. “When they wake up, they start filtering to the downtown area and shopping our great stores downtown.” “It really just depends on the traffic as far as how long we stay open,” added Barber. “We usually get busy in the afternoon. However, when they come in we will have great bargains like our select items which include boots, jewelry and fall fashions.” Other places like Austin’s Shoes will begin their Black Friday on Wednesday. “We can’t compete with the big stores so we are going to start early,” store manager Heather Green explained. “When our customers come in, they will see we have a buy one pair of shoes and get the second pair half price. Also, we are doing 25 percent off on all Please see SHOPPING | 7A Index Stocks......8A Classified......6B Comics......5B State......5A BY STEVE BEAVERS The third year of the Alcorn Farm & Machinery-Home & Outdoor Show won’t be the charm. Crossroads Arena Board members learned Tuesday that unless something miraculous happens there will not be a show in January. “It all comes down to equipment,” said Arena Operations Manager Greg Moss. “The availability is not there.” Billed as the the largest agricultural-based trade show in Northeast Mississippi, last year’s event saw an excess of $5 million in equipment with the auction netting close to $3 million. DeWitt Auctions Co., of Sikeston, Mo., has been in charge of the popular usedmachinery auction the last two years. “It’s just not coming together because of the equipment shortage,” said general manager Tammy Genovese. “One idea is to do away with the indoor part, then wait and see if equipment comes available.” “I think we need to put it off a year, then start again next year with more planning,” said board chairman Dr. Hardwick Please see SHOW | 3A On this day in history 150 years ago Weather....10A Obituaries......6A Opinion......4A Sports....12A Ringgold Gap, Ga. — With less than 4,200 men, Gen. Pat Cleburne fights more than double his numbers. In a series of crafted ambushes he inflicts heavy casualties on the Union and buys precious hours for Bragg to retreat further south. 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