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Volunteers Can Bring Joy to Seniors’ Lives

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There are many ways to brighten the day of senior citizens who live in a Corinth skilled-nursing facility. Just reading them a book, visiting with them or doing their nails can bring a smile to faces at Mississippi Care Center of Alcorn County.…

Monday Business Feature: Farmers & Merchants Bank Devoted to Northeast Mississippi

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Brian McCullen, vice president with Farmer’s & Merchants Bank in Corinth, learned a lot about customer service working for his family-owned grocery business as a child. He recalled one time a woman gave him a 25-cent tip for taking her groceries out to…

Corinth Ruby Tuesday Not Impacted by National Closures

The Corinth Ruby Tuesday will remain open. “I can confirm that the Corinth, MS Ruby Tuesday restaurant is not one of the 95 corporate owned restaurants closing,” Ruby Tuesday spokeswoman Christine Beggan stated in an email to Corinth Today. The company is closing 95 restaurants to strengthen the organization. The…

Monday Business Feature: Car-Mart Focused on Customers, Community

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Car-Mart recently showed its commitment to the community when it held a cookout for law enforcement and presented gifts to the police department. The business was also going to do a similar meal for the fire department and ambulance officials. “We’re very community…

Handcrafted Soaps Made in Corinth to Be Sold at Whole Foods

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The national supermarket Whole Foods will soon carry handcrafted soaps and other products made by a Corinth business. Jennifer Timbes, owner of Cottage Garden on Waldron Street in Corinth, is a third-generation soap maker. Her grandmother, Emma Sides, had 12 children and made…

Business of the Week: Langley Wealth Management Customizes Retirement Plans

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Brian Langley helps clients be good stewards of the money God has blessed them with so they can pass it on to the next generation. “Langley Wealth Management in downtown Corinth knows clients on a personal level and tailors retirement plans to meet…

Ruby Tuesday to Close 95 Restaurants, Unknown if Corinth Location Impacted

Staff reports Ruby Tuesday Inc. announced last week that it will close about 95 underperforming restaurants. Management at the Corinth Ruby Tuesday said it was not allowed to speak with the press in regards to whether the Corinth location would be impacted. The local restaurant directed inquiries to the corporate…

Local Law Enforcement Treated to Lunch at MS Care Center in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is important to show local law enforcement officers they are appreciated, said Ray Jones, the administrator of MS Care Center of Alcorn County. That’s why he and his staff prepared and served a large lunch to the Corinth Police Department and Alcorn…

Therapy Can Reduce Guilt, Shame, Corinth Counselor Says

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in a series of stories on mental health services in Corinth and Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Guilt and shame often eat away at people who have mental health problems, a Corinth counselor said. Some people hide these negative…

Monday Business Feature: First Metropolitan Builds Customer Relationships

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Stephanie Rowell shared a laugh with a woman who walked in the door Monday. “These people are our neighbors,” said Rowell, manager of First Metropolitan Financial Services in Corinth. One customer comes in every month with a joke to tell. “We look forward to…

Corinth Craft Beer Festival Still Being Planned

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A craft beer festival may take place in Corinth in October. “Everything’s in the works,” said Delaney Mays, manager of Flying Pig Craft Beer Market and Wine Barn. “We’re setting everything up right now.” The craft beer festival would feature different breweries coming…

Southern State of Mind Opens in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The South is “a good place to be,” said the co-owner of a new Corinth business. That’s why Southern State of Mind, 1502 Highway 72 East, specializes in merchandise that tells the story of the South. “If we can get it from Mississippi…

Downtown Corinth Is ‘Vibrant, Thriving, Growing,’ Officials Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Local officials are very encouraged by the continued progress in downtown Corinth. “I think it’s growing and thriving,” said Sara Beth Green, Main Street Corinth president. Likewise, Gary Chandler, president and chief operating officer of The Alliance, said he thinks downtown is “vibrant.”…

The Alliance Holds Ribbon Cutting for Soul-Tastic Cafe

Attached you will find a photo from Friday, July 29th’s Ribbon Cutting at The Soul-Tastic Café. The owners are Latrease and Cleveland Jr. Carruthers. The café is located at 1743 Virginia Lane. (Submitted Photo)

Monday Business Feature: Home Banking Company Touts Customer Service

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor At Home Banking Company in Corinth, customers are treated like people not account numbers, said Kevin Mitchell, branch manager. Home Banking Company calls customers by name and offers great customer service, he added. “We have found that when people give us a try…

Corinth Business Shows Appreciation for Law Enforcement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance and some officers on Thursday enjoyed a nice meal provided by a local business. Car-Mart on Highway 72 in Corinth wanted to show its appreciation for law enforcement and provided the police with a cookout, large blue cake,…

Monday Business Feature: Soul-Tastic Cafe Makes Food With ‘Love’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new Corinth restaurant is keeping the soul food tradition alive. “Soul food is like a comfort food,” said Cleveland Carruthers Jr. “It’s not like burgers and fries.” Cleveland and his wife, Latrease, are the owners of Soul-Tastic Cafe, which recently opened at…

Work Taking Place on Hospital Property in Corinth

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Construction work is underway on Magnolia Regional Health Center property acquired three years ago. The Magnolia Regional Health Center Foundation acquired two buildings near the intersection of Highway 72 and Norman Road for the hospital. The two buildings are next to Dollar General…

Large Remodel of Crossroads Dealership Should be Complete in October

A major renovation of Crossroads Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Corinth is underway and should be totally complete in October. The remodel goes along with the new look of General Motors, said dealership owner Jeff Smith. “We’re excited about that,” Smith has said, adding that it is a large investment that…

Corinth Business Serves Lunch to Law Enforcement to Show Appreciation

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinthian Funeral Home served up a free lunch for local law enforcement officers on Wednesday to show appreciation for their service. “They risk their life every day,” said Ricky Holland, one of the owners of Corinthian Funeral Home. “It doesn’t matter if it’s…

Corinth Belk Celebrates Black Friday in July

Corinth Belk employees are ignoring the heat outside and getting into the holiday shopping season in July. Decked out in “Team Santa” T-shirts made by local company T Burns Impressions, Belk employees are celebrating Black Friday on Friday and Saturday (July 15-16.) The goal is to have fun with the…