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People of the Crossroads Jackie Atkins, Corinth

February 1, 2017 GMT

Jackie Atkins of Corinth said he meets a new friend every day in his job at JR’s Wine and Spirits. Atkins has worked for the store for about a year. When asked about his favorite part of the job, he said, “I love the people. It’s like meeting a new friend every day.” Prior to working at JR’s, he was the manager at the local Taco Bell for seven years. His most proud achievement is the fact that he was the original “Water Man.” He started the business and had it for 11 years, he said. For relaxation, Atkins said his favorite thing to do is get a boat and go down to the river with his friends. Atkins is the father of two grown children.