CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - Have you noticed the price of gas in corinth has dropped significantly in the past two days?
In some cases it's as much as 40 cents lower than many areas.
The magic number in Corinth is $2.74; everywhere you look, that's the price of regular unleaded, which is well below the average for the state of Mississippi and the U.S. average price for gasoline.
Local residents are excited.
"It's going down and we love it," said Bill Stone, Corinth resident. "It should help the country. It should help the economy."
The lower-than-normal price does tend to throw the consumer off after being use to paying high prices.
"We have a lot of people coming in thinking they're just going to get $40.00 and they still have change back," said Megan Felks, assistant manager at Sprint Mart. "They're getting really amazed, not even because of how low it's getting but how much it's not costing them to get gas anyway."
Those who own motorcycles say they especially see the difference, considering it takes less gas to fill their tanks.
"It used to cost me $12 to $13 to fill up," adds Chris Grimes, Corinth resident. "Now I can fill up for less than $10 and that makes a world of a difference when we're out riding, doing the events for the veterans and all the other events we do for charity."
"It's very important for us to have low gas prices," said veteran Gail Wilson. "That means we can go out and do things and help more people."
As for the price of gas, when it was below $2 a gallon, that might not happen anytime soon but it does take you back to a time when the economy was flourishing.
"I'd like to see it get back to what it was in the Bush days," adds Grimes. "I'd like to see it get back to below $2. That would be great for the economy, too, because it would be less prices on the produce department in the grocery stores, and it would benefit everybody all the way around."