Tuesday March 6,
Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 56
• Corinth, Mississippi • 16 pages • 1 section
Saltillo man dies in wreck
Pickup truck hits power pole
Pickup truck hits tree in McNairy County For the Daily Corinthian
Staff photo by Steve Beavers
A Corinth man was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center following a one-vehicle accident Monday morning. Robert Porter, 53, was the driver of a blue 1984 Dodge Ram pickup that left the road while traveling west on West Linden Street and struck a utility pole on the right side around 9 a.m. Porter was taken to the hospital via ambulance to be treated for moderate injuries.
RAMER, Tenn. — A 24-yearold Saltillo, Miss. man died in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday night in Ramer. The fatal wreck happened at 10:50 p.m. on Tenn. Hwy. 57 West. Zachary N. Martin was traveling westbound at 4553 Hwy. 57 when his 2005 Ford F1S left the left side of the highway and struck a tree. His truck caught fire following impact. The wreck happened near the Pork Shoppe in Ramer. Tennessee Highway Patrol officer Kenny Lamberth said in his report that Martin was not wearing a seatbelt.
Supervisors OK land assessment BY JEBB JOHNSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcorn County supervisors on Monday agreed to authorize The Alliance to proceed with an environmental assessment for a county-owned parcel of land in the industrial park. Located behind Ayrshire Electronics, it is near the former Wurlitzer property and could be an asset to marketing that site, said Alliance President Gary Chandler. He requested the board’s authorization to allow The Alliance to pay for a phase one assessment of the property in conjunction with the assessment that the city of Corinth is undertaking for the former Wurlitzer property. Although a rail spur separates the properties, “It may be more valuable from a marketing standpoint on down the road if we have both tracts together,” said Chandler. The city is moving toward demolition of the old Wurlitzer building to improve the site’s marketability. In other business: ■ Corinth Alderman Andrew Labas asked supervisors to consider offering a tax incentive similar to the one the city recently passed to encourage revitalization of some deteriorated corridors. The Corinth ordinance provides a tax freeze for up
to seven years on city taxes, depending on the amount of investment. The property basically would not be reassessed during that period, said Labas. School taxes are not subject to the freeze. He said the city wants to encourage redevelopment “so that when people drive into the town and hit these major corridors coming into downtown along 72 that it’s going to be nice and well presented.” The eligible properties include the U.S. 72 and South Tate area and a large portion of the downtown area. ■ Jail Warden Doug Mullins reported that some changes have been made in response to the recent escape of two state inmates, including the addition of video cameras monitoring the recreation yard and the addition of more razor wire on the perimeter fencing. ■ The board acknowledged receipt of the annual homestead exemption reimbursement, which this year totaled $344,978.28. ■ The board approved the hiring of Jason Willis as a narcotics officer for the sheriff’s department effective March 1. ■ Pursuant to a court order for the circuit court, the county will install wireless Internet access on the third floor of the courthouse for use for court business.
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Kimberly-Clark Mill Safety Leader Dennis Franks adds another Crystal Eagle to the plant’s trophy case.
K-C leaders honor mill for safety Kimberly-Clark Professionals Mill goes one year injury free to win the coveted Crystal Eagle Award BY STEVE BEAVERS email@example.com
Kimberly-Clark is serious about safety. The Corinth Professional Products Mill was recognized for its attention to detail when it comes to a safe workplace with an early-morning award presentation.
Global President of KimberlyClark Professional Chris Brickman and Professional Sector Vice President Paul Alterman were on hand to present the Crystal Eagle Award to the plant. “This is the ultimate measure of success,” said Mill Safety Leader Dennis Franks. “The award represents everyone in
the mill working together to make a safe workplace.” The Crystal Eagle is the seventh for the Corinth Professional Mill. K-C also received the award in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and went injury free in 1999 prior to an Please see AWARD | 2
Tour operator opens Shiloh Battlefield, WWII Museum BY BOBBY J. SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org
SHILOH, Tenn. — A new museum dedicated to the Battle of Shiloh and area veterans will soon open next to Shiloh National Military Park. A ribbon-cutting “Grand Opening” ceremony for the Shiloh Battlefield & World War II Museum is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The museum is the latest venture of Larry DeBerry, a lifelong Shiloh resident and owner/operator of Shiloh Tours. It will be located at the intersection of state Route 22 and Route 142, across from Ed Shaw’s Restaurant, not far from Fraley Field, where the opening round of the battle was fought on the morning of April 6, 1862. “My greatest love is the his-
tory of Shiloh battlefield,” said DeBerry, the 65-year-old owner of Shiloh Accounting. “I applaud everyone who has helped preserve it — the National Park Service, historical groups and my neighbors — and I want to continue in the efforts of preserving this sacred ground. We have the best preserved Civil War battlefield of them all.” The museum will feature
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items DeBerry has amassed over a lifetime of collecting Shiloh-related artifacts, as well as artifacts from the Korean War, World War II, the Vietnam War — all the way up to the war in Afghanistan. The museum’s proprietor said he wants to give visitors “their money’s worth” with a chance to see artifacts they’re not likely to encounter elsewhere, including two bul-
lets, one Confederate and the other Federal, that collided mid-air and fused together. DeBerry hopes his museum will also stand as a tribute to the local veterans of America’s wars, especially the surviving veterans of World War II. “There are only a handful of World War II veterans left. One Please see MUSEUM | 2
On this day in history 150 years ago March 6 — Gen. A.S. Johnston begins to mass his troops in Corinth. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard arrives in Jackson, Tenn., and takes command of the Army of Mississippi. Gen. Earl Van Dorn marchs an army of 16,000 north from Arkansas toward Missouri.
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Things to do today Activity center The Bishop Activity Center is having the following activities today: Exercise. Senior citizens, age 60 and above, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Daily activities include crafts, jigsaw puzzles, quilting, table games (Dominoes & Rook), washer games and Rolo Golf.
Music exhibit “Music, Sweet Music” is the subject of the featured exhibit at the Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum. The exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to view phonographs, records, 8-track tapes, etc., used by artists to record their abilities in perpetuity. The Museum is open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Photo contest Local photographers are invited to participate in Arts in McNairy’s sixth annual Amateur Photo Contest. The final day for submissions is Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Photos should be dropped off at the UT Martin/Selmer facility in Tennessee just off U.S. 45 North. Photos mailed must be postmarked by Monday, April 9, to: Attention George Souders, c/o AiM Photo Contest, UT Martin/Selmer, 1269 Tennessee Ave., Selmer, TN 38375. Entry forms are available at the photo-center at Wal-Mart in Selmer, Tenn. For more information and qualifications or to request an entry form by
mail contact George Souders at 731-610-1365.
Art display Works entered into Northeast Mississippi Community College’s annual High School Art Competition will be on display in the Anderson Hall Art Gallery on the Booneville campus March 1-26. Art work from students representing each of the five counties in the Northeast district (Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union) will be exhibited. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.3:30 p.m. For more information contact gallery director Terry Anderson at 662-720-7336 or email@example.com.
Kossuth K-6 students show some love Traci’s Underwood’s K-6 Art Classes at Kossuth Elementary School and Kossuth Middle School made special homemade Valentine’s cards for residents at the Mississippi Care Center. The cards were delivered during the care center’s special Valentine’s Day Party on Feb 14.
The First Presbyterian Senior Adult Ministry hosts a Wii sports class for senior adults on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. There is no cost to participate. Call the church office at 286-6638 to register or Kimberly Grantham at 284-7498.
Zumba classes From now through June, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville will sponsor a free Zumba class at the Westside Community Center every Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before the class begins — no one will be allowed to enter after the class starts. For more information, contact Sergio Warren at 720-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Susan Henson at 212-2745 or slhenson2009@hotmail. com.
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purpose of this museum is to honor these veterans, and veterans of all wars,” he said. The Shiloh Battlefield & World War II Museum will be the home of Honor Our Veterans Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for projects to benefit area veterans. “It’s not just about Shiloh, not just about Tennessee,” DeBerry pointed
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out. “This is for the veterans of Alcorn County, McNairy County and Hardin County.” The grand opening ceremony Saturday will include “The Raising of the Flag” by the Corinth U.S. Marine Corps League; a display of World War II military vehicles owned by several local collectors; and the words of featured speaker Jim Weaver, commandeer of the Corinth chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Free pizza will be served by the ladies of the Savannah, Tenn., chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Shiloh Battlefield & World War II Museum will be open Monday through Saturday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (1 to 5 p.m.). For more information call Larry DeBerry at 731-926-0360.
Staff photo by Steve Beavers
Mill Safety Leader Dennis Franks goes over a safety presentation during the plant’s award ceremony on Monday morning.
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award being presented. “Today’s visit from our sector leadership is a testament to their belief in our exceptional facility,” said Mill Manager Grover Hardin. “The Eagle Award is an absolute catalyst for continued safety.” This year the mill totaled 1.6 million manhours without an injury. “We try to get to the root of problems that cause injuries and then go after it,” said Franks. “Our whole theme is creating an exceptional workplace for our employees.” Hardin was pleased that the Eagle landed back in Corinth for the first time since 2009. “We have been away from it for a while, but it is fantastic getting back on track,” said the mill manager. “Our goal is 100 percent safe behaviors.” Kimberly-Clark lets its
employees have a big say when it comes to injury prevention, Franks said. “Everyone in the mill has a personal safety objective,” said the safety leader. “Leaders take a supportive role and see what the employees need to accomplish their goal.” “We couldn’t do this without everyone believing we could do it,” added Hardin. Over the last six months, the mill hasn’t even had a first-aid report. As one enters the mill a huge banner with its Three Obligations is visible with the signatures of each employee. The obligations of the employees are: ■ Refuse to take any action you consider unsafe or which may cause property damage, or to perform a task for which you’re not properly trained or do not have the proper tools, and to J7NÂ<H;;Ã?DL;IJ?D= tqxÃ;:K97J?EDÃI7L?D=IÃFB7D <?N;:Ã?D9EC;
report your concerns to your Team Leader or Kimberly-Clark sponsor. ■ Confront anyone performing or about to perform an unsafe act, or a task for which they are not properly trained. ■ If confronted by someone pointing out to you an unsafe act or condition, to immediately
Freed-Hardeman honors students Special to the Daily Corinthian
HENDERSON, Tenn. — Local students have been recognized by FreedHardeman University for academic achievement during the 2011 fall semester. Abel Nicholas, a junior from Corinth, majoring in Bible BA and Sam Glover, a freshman from Glen, majoring in Bible BA, have been named to the Dean’s List.
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