In Defense of Corinth

Corinth is a “small” town—that is true, but in a positive way. The citizens of Corinth (established and new) enjoy the close-knit relationships that exist intermingled with the modern amenities. Your article, Mississippi Turning, seems to imply that Corinth is a backwards community with little quality of life and an abundance of eyesores. Maybe a revisit to our area is in order.

The only photo that was shown represents a building that was damaged and in the process of repair. You would be amazed at our Historic Downtown District—businesses, financial institutions, speciality stores, churches, and restaurants are thriving in our downtown.

We are constantly in the top of other peer communities: designated as a Certified Retirement Community; Main Street Certified Downtown; Certified Local Government; National Historic Preservation Community; and National Register of Historic Places (over 350 structures). We are always proud to share our treasures with locals and visitors alike.

Corinth has a lot to offer I would love to know that the archived article would not stand alone in its interpretation of my town.

Phyllis Murphy
Corinth, MS

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