Saturday Feb. 4,
Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 30
• Corinth, Mississippi • 16 pages • 1 section
Warriors to compete for soccer title BY H. LEE SMITH II firstname.lastname@example.org
Corinth High School’s quest for a 47th state championship will hit a fever pitch this morning ... on the pitch. Corinth will face off with Bay today at 11:30 a.m. in the Class 4A soccer championship at Clinton High School. The Warriors pulled off a pair of dramatic wins in the previous two playoff rounds to reach
the title g a m e for the second time in three years. C H S won the 1A/2A/ 3A title in 2009-2010 before being edged out by Madison St. Jo-
seph in the semifinal round. Kyle Webb’s header off a Josh Trest corner kick with under a minute remaining gave CHS a 3-2 win over Pontotoc in the North Half title match Tuesday. Last Saturday, Corinth tied Florence in the closing seconds on another header — this one by John Mathis — and eventually prevailed 3-2 in overtime. Corinth sports a 17-2-2 mark, with losses to 6A DeSoto Cen-
tral — in a shootout — and 5A Starkville in the season opener. The Warriors two draws came against a pair of 6A foes — Tupelo and Horn Lake. “We’ve always played bigger schools just to get better,” said head coach Gregg Parker. Corinth won three state titles during the 2010-2011 school year before being bumped up a class to 4A following the annual two-year reclassification by the
Mississippi High School Activities Association. Prior to 2011-2012, Corinth has competed as a 4A program over just four school years — 1984-86 and 1993-95 — since a fifth class was added in 1984. A win today would be the school’s first 4A championship under a true elimination format. Tennis paces the title tote Please see WARRIORS | 3
Charges filed in apartment shooting BY JEBB JOHNSTON email@example.com
A Tupelo man was arrested after firing shots into an apartment at Farmington Arms in the early morning hours Friday. James Lee Long, 26, is being held at the Alcorn County Justice Center and will be charged on Monday with shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, said Corinth Detective Dee Dee Smith. No one was injured in the shooting at the apartments off Proper Street, which happened around 1 a.m. Friday. Police Chief David Lancaster said the
weapon was a .22 caliber handgun and four shots were fired into the apartment. A short time later, officers with the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department stopped the vehicle used in the shooting on County Road 213. The shooter was not in the vehicle but turned himself in soon afterward. The driver is not expected to be charged. Smith said the suspect was on probation for a carjacking offense in Alcorn County. Lancaster said the department appreciates the assistance of the sheriff’s department in apprehending the vehicle.
Highway 72 traffic signals to be updated BY JEBB JOHNSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is making changes to signalization at several intersections on U.S. Highway 72 in Corinth to help keep traffic moving. Based on recommendations from an engineering study, the changes will tweak the timing at the intersections and increase the opportunity for left turns. Work was completed at South Tate Street and U.S. 72 Friday morning, and work will take place at the Fulton Drive and Cass Street intersections during the next couple of weeks. “We want the motoring public to be careful until everybody gets used to the changes,” said W.L. Sanders, who oversees signalization for MDOT. During the work, signals will be turned off and MDOT law
enforcement will direct traffic. At the South Tate intersection, if a motorist was turning from the highway onto Tate, the signal only allowed a protective left turn with a green arrow. Sanders said that has been changed to allow a protective-permissive left turn — motorists will still get the green arrow, but they will also now get a regular green light allowing a turn while yielding to oncoming traffic. At Fulton Drive and U.S. 72, all four sides of the intersection will be changed to allow both types of left turns. At Cass Street and U.S. 72, eastbound highway traffic will gain the permissive left turn to head onto Cass Street. Sanders noted that MDOT made similar changes at the highway’s intersections with South Parkway and Alcorn Drive last year.
Photo by Kim Jobe/Corinth School District
Good luck, Warriors Corinth High School teams heading to state tournament play started a new tradition last year when Corinth Elementary School opened on Droke Road. After doing the Walk of Champions at the high school, the bus makes a detour at CES on the way out of town. Holding signs or pompoms and decked in Warrior team colors, the CES students line the back part of the roadway encircling the school. If time permits, the team members get off the bus and walk around the school’s ring road giving high-fives to the younger students. Before heading to Jackson on Friday, the CHS soccer team made a sweep through the cheering group of elementary school fans. The Corinth team will face Bay High School from Waveland at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Clinton for the state Class 4A soccer championship.
Allen concerned about proposed cut Tull Brothers celebrates BY BRANT SAPPINGTON email@example.com
A proposal by Gov. Phil Bryant to cut spending on the state’s community colleges has Northeast Mississippi Community College’s top official worried about the impact the cuts could have on the institution. “I do have concerns. Community colleges have been neglected the last 10 years, and continued neglect could cause lasting harm,” said NEMCC President Dr. Johnny Allen. The governor has proposed a 5.5 percent cut to spending on the state’s community college system, the same decrease he has proposed for other state agencies. Allen emphasized he understands that the new governor is trying to be cautious and conservative in his proposed budget and said he has great respect for Bryant but feels that
Allen if the budget is cut it will create major problems for both Northeast and other community colleges across the state. Enrollment at NEMCC has increased by approximately 30
percent over the past 10 years while state spending per student has actually fallen by approximately the same percentage. That type of situation is not sustainable and to continue to provide services funding must come from somewhere, said the college president. “It’s just mathematics,” he said. Allen said he is doing and will continue to do everything in his power to avoid any tuition increase, but at the end of the day if state funds and other funding does not cover the cost of providing services to students the money must come from somewhere. He said a tuition increase is not an option he favors because he knows it has a direct impact on the ability of potential students to attend college. “I know every time I raise tu-
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half a century of success BY BOBBY J. SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org
Tull Brothers Inc., the Corinth-based distributor of specialty building products, will celebrate 50 years of business Tuesday. The business was founded in 1962 by brothers Sam and Ray Tull. What started as a twoman glass installation business has expanded over the years and now employs 105 people. Last year, Tull Brothers did $16 million in business, with a payroll of $4.1 million. “It doesn’t feel like we’ve been here for 50 years,” said Sam Tull. “We’ve enjoyed the business. Corinth and the surrounding areas have been good to us.” The brothers began the
venture after serving their apprenticeship period as glaziers — construction professionals who select, cut, install, replace and remove glass — with the Binswanger Glass Company of Memphis. While working for Binswanger Glass, the brothers did glass installations at Corinth’s First United Methodist Church, the National Bank of Commerce branch office on Shiloh Road, the Wurlitzer building and numerous storefront renovations. After spending so much time working in Corinth, they decided it would be a good place to open a business on their own. Corinth is also near the
On this day in history 150 years ago Confederate Gen, Lloyd Tilghman, commander of Fort Henry, Tenn., learns of the large Union expedition headed his way. He is heavily outnumbered and calls for reinforcements, but begins to plan the abandonment of the strategic fort.
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Community Events Souper Bowl of Caring The Alcorn Central High School Beta Club will continue to collect donations for their “Souper Bowl of Caring” drive. They will be set up today at Gardner’s from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The students will be supplying lists of items that are desperately needed to help stock food pantry shelves and they will also be collecting cash donations. This year’s donations will benefit the AMEN Food Pantry in Corinth.
Applications may be obtained at the Corinth Library, The Alliance or the Daily Corinthian office. Mail all nominations and supporting data to Annie Richardson, 2105 Maple Road, Corinth, MS 38834. The deadline for receiving this information is Friday, Feb. 10.
Civic Center from 11 a.m. until. Homemade chili and barbecue plates are being sold for lunch at the benefit. There will be a cake walk and an auction to follow, along with live music.
Play presented The stage play “Gossip 2” is being presented at the downtown Corinth Coliseum-Civic Center tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 6 p.m.
McClain benefit A benefit for Renee McClain is being held today at the Ramer
The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth, Inc. is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Citizen of 2012.
Art exhibit Nineteen artists with the Mississippi Painters Society are exhibiting their artwork at the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus in Booneville through Feb. 20. The paintings are exhibited in the art gallery of Anderson Hall. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
BUDGET: Allen fears impact tuition bump would have on adult students CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ition prices to our students, somebody doesn’t get to go to school,” he said. He especially fears the impact any type of tuition increase could have on adult students who are going back to school to try to better their lives. Be-
cause of the lack of financial aid options available for older students, these students are more directly affected by any increase in costs. Allen said he is looking forward to meeting with the governor soon to discuss the budget situation and share his concerns. He
said he knows Bryant is a reasonable person who has shown himself to be willing to listen to all sides. The college president also emphasized that Bryant’s recommendation is only one factor in a long and complicated budgeting process. The legislature’s budget proposal would
keep community college funding at current levels. “There’s a lot of discussion and wrangling to be done over the next three and a half months before the budget is completed,” said Allen. (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
WARRIORS: Corinth won the Class 3A soccer championship in 2010 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
board with 14. Corinth has also won 11 combined cross country titles and eight golf championships. Corinth also boasts 10 runner-up finishes in winner-take-all matches, most recently in slowpitch softball in the fall. The Lady Warriors also vied for the title in 2003 and 2004, dropping bestof-three series to powerhouse West Lauderdale. The boys’ basketball
program is 5-4 in title games, falling to rival Booneville last March. CHS also finished second in 1970 (Gulfport), 1988 (Alcorn Central) and 2003 to Prentiss and future NBA player Al Jefferson. Tennis is 2-2 in championship bouts since a true playoff format was adopted in 2008. Lynn Wood’s club went back-to-back in 20082009 before losing to St. Andrews the last two sea-
sons. Corinth reached the title game in football for the first time in 2001, falling 28-14 to eventual twotime champion Collins.
State Championships ■ Baseball (2) — 1949, 1956 ■ Basketball (5) — 1989, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2002 ■ Cross Country-B (5) — 2003, 2005, 2006,
2008, 2010 ■ Cross Country-G (6) — 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 ■ Golf (8) — 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2006, 2010, 2011 ■ Soccer (1) — 2010 ■ Tennis (14) — 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 ■ Track-G (3) — 2006, 2007, 2008 ■ Track-B (2) — 2010, 2011
TULL: Company’s 1st facility was located at corner of highways 45, 72 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
brothers’ childhood home near Bethel Springs, Tenn. The first Tull Brothers facility was located in the Moses Building, at the corner of U.S. Highway 72 and U.S. 45. Within a year the had outgrown the building and moved into a different building on Tate Street. The next year they built their current headquarters on Highway 72 East. Tull Brothers Inc. continues to expand. It cur-
rently occupies almost 200,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Corinth. Tull Brothers Inc. also has offices in Tupelo, Jackson, Tenn., and Collierville, Tenn. They specialize in commercial glass and glazing; overhead door and material handling; hollow metal doors and hardware; industrial maintenance; residential glass and glazing; awning and canopy; and more. Sam said the business’
operating area is from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Mobile, Ala., to Columbus, Ohio. Some of Tull Brothers’ major recent projects include Center for Ceramics at Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi (designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry); and the new tower at the Memphis airport (the third tallest in the nation at 365 feet). They are getting ready for a job installing glass on another airport tower in New Orleans.
As Sam and Ray Tull approach the 50th anniversary of the founding of their successful business, Tull Brothers remains a family business. In 1992 Sam bought Ray’s part of the company’s stock. After a brief taste of retirement, Ray returned to the business. Nine Tulls are currently involved at various levels in Tull Brothers. They will celebrate Tull Brothers’ 50th birthday with a luncheon for employees Tuesday.
Olivia Malone ALLSBORO, Ala. — Funeral services for Olly Olivia Malone, 96, are set for 1 p.m. today at Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial at Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Malone died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Carrington House in Iuka. She was a member of Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Along with her husband, she ran A.P. Malone General Merchandise until their retirement in 1982. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Preston Malone; her parents, Sam and Dallas Nichols; her twin brother, Oliver Nichols; and three sisters, Eddie Lee Nichols, Ruth Nichols and Canna Malone. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Malone (Mary Ann) of Decatur, Ala., and Tommy Malone of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Linda Hayes (Johnny) of Cherokee, Ala.; seven grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. J. B. Burns will officiate. Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time at the church. Cutshall Funeral Home - Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Dona “Donie” Reaves MICHIE, Tenn. — Funeral services for Mary Dona “Donie” Reaves, 87, are set for 1 p.m. today at New Hope Methodist Church in Michie, Tenn., with burial at New Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Reaves died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at her residence. Born March 21, 1924, in Michie, Tenn., she was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Reaves; a son, Jerry Edward Reaves; her parents, Phillip Homer Price and Nancy Pearl (Bolding) Price; and two brothers, David Arnold Price and Lawson Grady “L.G.” Price. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Seavers (Benny) of Eads, Tenn.; three sons, Phillip Reaves of Michie, Tenn., Ralph Reaves (Tamara) of Michie, Tenn., and Dennis Reaves (Cindy) of Southaven; 19 grandchildren, Darrren Seavers, Barry Seavers, Chrissy Mitchell, Karen Boswell, Jennifer Julian, Daisy Woodruff, Phillip Reaves, Anthony Reaves, Brian Reaves, Nicholas Reaves, Tonya Reaves, Amanda McCollum, Sarah Hereth, Mary Reaves, Molly Reaves, Stacye Reaves, Dusty Albarracin, Haylee Gudino and Raven Gudino; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Shane Price and David Harstin will officiate. Visitation is today from 8 until 11:30 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors and from noon until 1 p.m. at New Hope Methodist Church in Michie, Tenn.
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