Corinth Housing Authority
Community Service
Pictured left to right: Officer Fred Gooch (K-9 officer & juvenile officer for CPD), Officer David Derrick (D.A.R.E. officer for ACSD), Officer Scott Brown (K-9 officer for ACSD), Officer Darrell Hopkins (Narcotics Investigator for ACSD) & Officer Danny Holloway (M.D.O.C.)
On June 23rd & 24th, Officers Derrick, Brown, Hopkins & Holloway spoke to our residents about Drugs & about how to Keep our Children and Families Safe
The kids learned alot and got all the questions right
Victoria Hodges from the Alcorn County Health Department came to Combs Court to talk to our youth about the West Nile Virus
Officer Anderson talking about the dangers of a meth lab and meth chemicalsOfficer Anderson talking about meth and it's dangers
Officer Reggie Anderson gives a presentation about Drug Awareness for the Corinth, Booneville & Iuka Housing Authorities Staff Members
On June 9th & 10th, Mr. Chip Timbes with Tri-State Protection spoke to our residents about ways to keep them and their families safe
Mary Katherine Spencer spoke to the residents about Internet SafetyMary Katherine had a great program on cyber bullying and on internet preditors
Mary Katherine  gave a presentation on Internet Safety.  She also came out and spoke about Predator Awareness. 
Gordan Crowe and Dana Jenkins came out on August 6, 2009 to do a presentation on Drug and Alcohol Prevention in the Workplace for all of our staff membersGordan Crowe and Dana Jenkins came out on August 6, 2009 to do a presentation on Drug and Alcohol Prevention in the Workplace for all of our staff members
Gordan Crowe and Dana Jenkins from Magnoila Hospital came out to do a presentation on Drug and Alcohol Prevention in the Workplace for all of our staff members
L-R: Rhonda, Bobby, & Judy began their S.A.L.T. (Seven Areas of Life Training), a weekly program, at Combs sponsored ny Crosswind Ministries
Jeans for Justice promoting Domestic Violence Awareness
Sponsored by
S.A.F.E. Inc
at JB Combs
Big Dreams Program Comes to the Corinth Housing Authority


On January 12, the Corinth School District, in partnership with the Corinth Alliance and the Corinth Housing Authority, began the “Big Dreams Program” at the Aaron L. Walker Community Center located in the J.B. Combs Apartment Complex.  This educational program is a great opportunity for children ages 3-5 to help them prepare for kindergarten.  Carrie Chappelle, LeeAnne Nuckolls and Becky Hill, all teachers at East Corinth Elementary School, and Tracy Gardner, Counselor at East Corinth Elementary, have been teaching the children letters, number, colors and shapes through storybooks, games, worksheets, crafts and puzzles.  This program not only teaches the children, but also gets the parents involved in the teaching so they can continue helping their children at home, each child is given a take-home package each week continuing their lesson for that week.  Parents are essentially becoming their child’s first teacher and what better way to accomplish this than bringing the teaching skills to them through “Dig Dreams”.  There is no cost for parents and children to attend and the lessons learned will last a lifetime for each and every one who attends.  In the few short weeks that “Big Dreams” has been at J.B. Combs, a bond has formed between teachers and children as well as teachers and parents.  The children’s faces light up with joy each time they enter the classroom, looking forward to all the activities that are offered to them.  Counselor, Tracy Gardner is on hand the last week of the month to assist with any concerns that parents may have about their child’s learning abilities and social skills.  She meets in a group setting with the parents and later breaks in to one-on-one sessions if needed. 


As part of NAHRO’s Housing America Campaign, a poster contest is held yearly for children residing in affordable housing.  Posters reflect the National theme of “What Home Means to Me” and are divided into 3 age groups, K-5th grades, 6th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades.  27 children from the Corinth Housing Authority participated in the poster contest and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were chosen on a state level.  An award ceremony was held on August the 20th and each child was given a participation certificate and a Susan B. Anthony coin provided by MAHRO; the third place winner received a $5 Wal-Mart gift card, the second place winner received a $10 Wal-Mart gift card and the first place winner received a $25 Wal-Mart gift card also courtesy of MAHRO.  The state winners were also given a trophy from the Corinth Housing Authority.  The winning posters are now on their way to be judged on a national level and winners will be announced later this year and will be featured in the NAHRO “What Home Means to Me” 2014 calendar.  Pictured left to right are Dashyriah Stewart, 2nd place winner, Carol Mitchell, Corinth Housing Authority, Aniah Dixon, 3rd place winner, Nannette Wicks, Corinth Housing Authority, Taniqua Blackmon, mother of Nakheal Blackmon (not pictured), 1st place winner, and Heather Engle, Corinth Housing Authority
2015 Father's Day Luncheon and Singing at the Tinin Terrace Community Center
Ceramic Painting at Tinin Terrace Community Center Sponsored by Magnolia Home Health & Hospice

Summer Program at the Easom Community Center located at 700 South Crater Street.  The Summer Program is held every summer and offers free meals, enrichment activities & organized play for the children in the community.  Many children from the JB Combs and Combs Extended apartments attend this program.  For more information about the Easom Outreach, please call
662-603-4712 or 662-574-2667.
2 young ladies were recognized by the Corinth Housing Authority for having perfect attendance in school. They were both given balloons, a gift card to a local restaurant as well as served lunch.  The Corinth Housing also recognizes children who are on the honor roll as well as encourages its' young residents to stay in school.
Stacy Brooks with the MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Alcorn County came and spoke to The Corinth Housing Authority Residents about the dangers of smoking on March 21st.
On Friday, April 14th, The Corinth Housing Authority sponsored their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The hunt was held at the J.B. Combs Apartments with all the resident children of the Housing Authority invited to attend.  The Corinth Police Department donated six full Easter baskets to the children who found the golden eggs.  All eggs were filled with candy.  The Corinth Fire Department was present with mascot Sparky and the Corinth Police Department was also present to assist the children with the hunt.  Free hot dogs, chips and drinks were given and volunteers shared the true meaning of Easter with the kids.