Don Pelts, founder of Corky's, dies in Memphis

May 20, 2013 in Business, News, Obituaries

Don Pelts, who founded the Memphis-based barbecue restaurant Corky’s Ribs and Bar-B-Q and helped increase the popularity of the savory food style with a shipping and supermarket sales business, has died, a relative said Thursday.

Pelts’ son, Barry Pelts, said his father died Wednesday night, May 15, of a heart attack at age 72.

Pelts opened the first Corky’s in Memphis in 1984, serving ribs and hand-pulled pork cooked over hickory wood and charcoal. According to the company’s website, Corky’s catering business started within a year of the first restaurant’s opening.

Brooksville city employee charged with embezzlement

January 31, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 23-year-old woman has been released on a $2,000 bond after she allegedly took money while working as a deputy clerk for the town of Brooksville.

Shanice McCloud of Macon turned herself into authorities on Jan. 24 and was charged with embezzlement. The missing money was brought to Mayor Tammie Holmes’ attention earlier last week.