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Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 198
• Corinth, Mississippi • 22 pages • Two sections
Construction falls from last year BY JEBB JOHNSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
Corinth saw six new construction starts in the second quarter as project totals fell shy of the same quarter a year earlier. The April through June period had project values totaling $2,249,717, falling short of 2011’s second quarter total of $3,095,943. The two quarters were about even on new starts, but last year’s relocation of Belk at the Southgate shopping center helped push it ahead in project values. The latest quarter included permits for two new homes, three residential rental properties and one new business — Big Boys Pawn, Guns & Gold. That Highway 72 development was the quarter’s largest construction job at $650,000. In the same quarter a year earlier, the city had three new home starts
and four new rental properties. The second-largest project during the latest quarter was remodeling at the Willow Terrace Apartments. Permits for the quarter included: June ■ 211 Hwy. 72 W. - commercial remodel (Alcorn County Co-Op); TEO Steel; $79,918 ■ 1310 Hwy 72 E. - commercial demolition; IVCO Inc. ■ 3504 Gaines Rd. - new residential construction (rental); Eric Price; $36,000 ■ 184 Henderson Rd. - swimming pool; Mike Timbes; $25,800 ■ 3100 Proper St. - residential remodel; Heath Barnett; $10,000 ■ 3100 Proper St. - swimming pool; Heath Barnett; $14,000 ■ 104 Allen St. - commercial remodel; Zach Byrd; $13,000 ■ 1106 Foote St. - residen-
tial remodel; Larry Roberson; $3,000 ■ 808 Hwy. 72 E. - Big Boys Pawn, Guns & Gold; Worsham Brothers; $650,000 ■ 9 Dennistown Rd. - residential remodel; Lawrence Irons; $9,500 ■ 3247 N. Polk st. - commercial remodel; SBA Towers; $6,500 ■ 1514 Shiloh Rd. - residential remodel; James Daniel; $12,000 ■ 504 S. Harper Rd. - sign; Joel Strickland; $2,000 ■ 15 Dunbar Ave. - residential remodel; Jimbo Bryant; $10,000 ■ 29 Gardner Rd. - residential remodel; Jerry Talley; $25,000 ■ 1511 Hwy. 72 E. - commercial remodel (Froggers); Shane Parker; $6,000 ■ 4706 N. Harper Rd. - residential remodel; Vince Overholt; $26,500
May ■ 802 Allen St. - residential remodel; Philip Burress; $1,000 ■ 2001 Patrick Dr. - pool house; Andy Moore; $40,000 ■ 416 Hwy. 72 W. - sign; Roger Dellinger; $1,000 ■ 3007 Village Drive - new residential construction; Nelson Wall; $190,000 ■ 2205 Oak Lane - residential remodel; Carter Byrd; $10,000 ■ 3034 Wynbrooke - new residential construction; Thad Fulghum; $100,000 ■ 3500 (A,B) Gaines Rd. new residential construction; Eric Price; $83,000 ■ 3502 (A,B) Gaines Rd. new residential construction; Eric Price; $83,000 ■ 313 Hwy. 72 W. - commercial remodel; El Quetzal Inc.; $15,000 ■ Willow Terrace Apartments - residential remodel; Hooker
Construction; $450,000 ■ Ft. Robinette Apartments - sprinklers; Hooker Construction; $120,000 ■ 2201 Chestnut - commercial remodel; Brad Brawner; $3,600 ■ 1918 Park Dr. - residential remodel; Paul Copeland; $3,000 ■ 516 N. Fillmore St. - commercial remodel; Jimbo Bryant; $3,000 ■ 1215 Webster St. - residential remodel; Shon Potts; $2,800 ■ 914 Webster - residential remodel; James Voyles; $1,000 ■ 914 N. Madison - residential remodel; Eric Price; $15,000 ■ 109 Deer Path - residential remodel; Danny Cook; $3,000 ■ 2411 Norman Rd. - residential remodel; Lyon Construction; $15,000
Church revs up with FUEL
Man robs Iuka bank BY JEBB JOHNSTON email@example.com
Area police were on the lookout for a suspect who robbed an Iuka bank Thursday afternoon. Sheriff Glenn Whitlock said a man entered the Renasant Bank branch on Constitution Drive, handed a note to the teller and left the bank with an unspecified amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery. Whitlock said the robberis white, 6-foot to 6-foot1, with a slim to medium build, and appeared to be in his 20s. The sheriff said he wore a white T-shirt with an emblem, a camouflage cap, khaki shorts and tennis shoes. He left the scene in a lightcolored vehicle. Report information to the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department at 423-7000.
BY STEVE BEAVERS firstname.lastname@example.org
KOSSUTH — Kossuth United Methodist Church has plenty of FUEL no matter how high gas prices rise. The church doesn’t need oil or gas to power the after school program. God has been the source its beginning in 2008. “There are no words to describe all the good that comes out of it,” said program volunteer Linda Davis. “I am in awe.” FUEL (Forever, Unending, Eternal, Love) revs back up on Wednesday at the L.C. Follin Christian Life Center. The Christian-based after school program works to make sure each child feels loved. “It has been a blessing,” said volunteer Linda Cox. “We are a small church but we always seem to make it work.” Church member Anthia Follin-King approached the church staff about the ministry idea. “I believe God made each child special and unique in His own image,” said the director of FUEL. “It was our prayer to develop a partnership among students, parents and Kossuth United Methodist Church.” Children need to bring a permission slip with contact Please see FUEL | 3A
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Trinity Martin (left) and Billy Martin are part of the FUEL (Forever, Unending, Eternal, Love) after school program of Kossuth United Methodist Church.
Shiloh will premiere Civil War documentary BY BOBBY J. SMITH email@example.com
Archaeologists search for clues to Verandah House past BY JEBB JOHNSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
Archaeologists have sifted through the soil of the Verandah House grounds this week, seeking clues to the past. Their on-site work wrapped up Thursday morning. Once Mississippi Department of Archives and History Historical Archaeologist Susan Olin submits her written report on the dig, construction will commence on the first phase of renovation. Along with MDAH Archaeologist Patty Beech, she did a series of shovel tests along the south wall of the property in an area
where a kitchen was formerly located, hoping to find building remnants. A new drain system will run under the porch and along the brick wall in this area. “We found a lot of brick and a lot of charcoal, a few pieces of glass, a couple of nails — nothing to really indicate an intact building foundation down here,” said Olin. However, “There were definitely more artifacts through where the kitchen was. We’ll have to watch it while they are digging the trench, so we will be back out here to make sure they don’t hit any intact deposits. If
Staff photo by Jebb Johnston
Patty Beech (left) and Susan Olin, archaeologists with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, examine the grounds of the Verandah House Thursday morning.
On Saturday, Aug 25, Shiloh National Military Park will premiere the new Ric Burns documentary “Death and the Civil War,” a film based on a popular and influential recent book on the subject. “This groundbreaking film, based on the book ‘This Republic of Suffering’ by Drew Gilpin Faust, explores an important but often overlooked aspect of the most pivotal event in American history: the transformation of a nation by the death of an estimated 750,000 people,” said Park Ranger Chris Mekow. “This carnage represented 2.5 percent of the Ameri-
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On this day in history 150 years ago Starving Sioux Indians in Minnesota commence a bloody six-week uprising. Chief Little Crow takes the warpath when promised food and treaty payments are withheld. Indian Agent Andrew Myrick says, “If they are hungry, let them eat grass.” Over 600 lives will be lost.
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CHICAGO, ILL. — Funeral services for Gerald Keith Graham, 53, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church with burial in St. Rest Cemetery. Mr. Graham died Friday, August 10, 2012 at University Hospital in Chicago. Born Feb. 4, 1959, he attended Easom and Corinth High School. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Baptist Church in Zion, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father, Rayfield Graham; and a sibling, Ollie Maxi Walker. Survivors include his mother, Yula Graham; and siblings, Ray L. Graham, Richard Finger, Gregorg (Jewell) Graham, James (Kathy) Graham, Michael (Karen) Graham, Brian (Alexis) Graham and Sandra Graham-Whitmore. Rev. Chis Traylor will officiate. Visitation is 12-6 p.m. to-
day at Patterson Memorial Chapel.
IUKA — Funeral services for Mildred Brown, 80, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Snowdown Cemetery. Mrs. Brown died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Mission Lighthouse Church. She retired from the Iuka Shirt Factory after 40 years of employment. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. “Bud” Brown; and a brother, Charles Bullard. Survivors include a brother, Luther “Junior” Bullard of Iuka; and a sister, Christine Johnson of Iuka. Bro. John Gwatney will officiate. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
WALNUT — Hughey Giles Wilbanks, 92, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. He was born January 27, 1920 to Charlie Alexander Wilbanks and Rene Lakey Wilbanks in Tippah County. Mr. Wilbanks was a member of Community Pentecostal Church. He was retired from Harmon International and loved to farm and garden. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Community Pentecostal Church with Rev. Wayne Flake and Rev. Jimmy Rich officiating. Burial will be in Church Cemetery. He is survived by three daughters, Linda Dearman (Walter) of Corinth, Patsy McMillin and Becky Dowdy (Donald), all of Walnut; one son, Johnny Hugh Wilbanks (Rita) of Walnut; one sister, Edna Bennett of Walnut; five grandchildren, Chuck Smith (Renee) of Corinth, Brandon Wilbanks (Jessica) of Walnut, Cody Hodum (Ashley) of Walnut , Lewis Ross of Walnut, and Shane Voyles (Becky) of Pocahontas; and seven greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife and the mother of his children, Sarah Clyde Flake Wilbanks, and his wife, Grace Voyles Wilbanks; three brothers, R.V. Wilbanks, Holmes Lee Wilbanks, Junior Wilbanks; one grandson, Johnny Hale Wilbanks; two sons-in-law, Joe McMillin and A.J. Smith. Visitation is from 5 p.m. Thursday until time for services at Community Pentecostal Church. Pallbearers will be Phillip Flake, Danny Hodum, Chuck Smith, Cody Hodum, Brandon Wilbanks, and Shane Voyles. To view obituaries on-line and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
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■ 3857 Proper St. commercial remodel; Shon Potts; $3,000 ■ 200 W. Harris Circle - residential remodel (fire); Shon Potts; $86,000 April ■ 1416 Waldron St. residential remodel; Peter Wood; $9,999 ■ Mitchell St. - resi-
dential remodel (Combs Apts.); Ricky Ross Construction; $18,000 ■ 1304 N. Polk St. - commercial remodel; Marsha Wimsatt; $14,000 ■ 2402 Hwy. 72 E. - sign (Car Mart); Midsouth Signs; $8,500 ■ 4707 N. Harper - residential remodel; Tommy Fredrick; $12,000 ■ 2110 Virginia Lane -
sign; Custom Sign Company; $3,000 ■ 802 Hwy. 72 E. commercial demolition (Shoney’s); Worsham Brothers ■ 1218 N. Fillmore - residential remodel; Billy and Terry Parsons; $13,400 ■ 1012 W. Fifth St. - residential remodel; Stanley Hughes; $2,200 ■ 1007 Jackson St. residential remodel; An-
drew Davis; $6,000 ■ 2401 Hwy. 72 E. commercial demolition; Shane Price ■ 3130 N. Shiloh Rd. residential remodel; Larry Boggs; $3,000 ■ 3537 Hwy. 72 E. commercial remodel; Lonnie Meredith; $2,000 (Note: Projects described as “remodel” may be either remodel, repair or additions.)
some show up who didn’t have a permission slip,” said Cox with a laugh. “They had heard about it from their friends and just decided to come with them.” Organizers have selected the theme of Patriotism/God and Country for the new year. The Christian Motorcycle Association will be leading the program on Aug. 22, beginning at 4:15. The Bible lesson will be about the friendship of David and Jonathan. “To be a good citizen you must be a God-fearing person,” said FollinKing of the theme lesson. Becky and Elmer Strachan are slated to provide patriotic music dur-
ing the six weeks of the themed program. FUEL has received numerous help from others. Polly Martin and her seven children became involved after the mother saw the permission slip from school. “All of the children have loved coming here,” said the mother and program volunteer. “They have fun with the rest of the kids.” “Polly saw a need and she answered that need,” said Follin-King. Follin-King also praised Teri Jenkins and Tonya Duffy for their help. “They do a terrific job of teaching the kids gymnastics,” she said.
The schools at Kossuth have also been a big help to FUEL. “The schools have really worked well with us,” added Follin-King. FUEL is every Wednesday at Kossuth United Methodist Church. The program begins at 3:15 with the program continuing through the end of the school year. The off days of the program coincide with the school calendar. Future Wednesday night programs include visits by the Kossuth Fire Department, DARE Officer, Game and Fish Commission along with area veterans. Anyone interested in volunteering should show up on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.
1864. Continue through the struggle and the aftermath of the war, it shows how Americans tried to cope with a landscape littered with bodies, many unburied and unidentified. “Death and the Civil War” is part of PBS’ “American Experience” series, television’s most watched history series. The book “This Re-
public of Suffering” was published in 2008. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. The premiere of the new documentary will begin with a reception and light refreshments provided by the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 6:30 p.m. in the park’s visitor center, followed by the showing at 7 p.m.
It is a 90-minute film, which will include an intermission. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Anyone interested in attending the premiere is encouraged to contact the visitor center at 731689-5696 in advance. For more information about the film visit www. pbs.org and search for “death in the civil war.”
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information from home to be able to attend the Wednesday evening program. Each child who attends receives a hot meal, scripture-based curriculum, tutoring, medical attention if needed and takes part in organized games. “Some of these babies are dying for attention,” said volunteer Shirley Dees. “Some go to empty homes because their parents are at work,” added Davis. “A lot of times this is their home on Wednesday night and they look forward to it.” “We have even had
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can population in 1860, which in today’s numbers would equal nearly 7 million individuals.” The film tracks the lethal arc of the war, from the bloodless opening in 1861 through the increasing violence of Shiloh, Antietam and Gettysburg, through the unspeakable carnage of
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they do, we will have to do a phase two investigation.” Olin will clean and analyze the artifacts for her report on the investigation. It is the first time an archaeological survey has been completed on the city-owned Mississippi Landmark, she said. Beech, who is also archaeological collections manager, said the artifacts from the Verandah
House grounds will be curated and become part of the collection in Jackson, where they would be available for public viewing, unless the Siege & Battle of Corinth Commission requests the artifacts be held locally. The first phase work includes fixing the deteriorated foundation, repairing the porch and painting the home. The work must be completed this year to retain grant funding for the project.
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