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City mulling new policy on public's access to emails, texts

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo could become the first Mississippi city to set a policy about public access to text messages and email involving elected officials or municipal employees conducting city business. City attorney Ben Logan released a draft of a proposed policy Tuesday and told the Tupelo City Council that a final version could be ready for consideration ...

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Judge approves town's annexation; mayor expects growth

SHERMAN — The town of Sherman has been given the go-ahead to double in geographic size. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Chancery Judge Talmadge Littlejohn approved Sherman’s annexation plan yesterday after the third public hearing. The town of 650 people, with portions located in Pontotoc, Lee and Union counties, will add about 30 residents with the expansion, which should ...

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Newspaper wants ruling from Ethics Commission on emails

TUPELO — A Tupelo newspaper is asking the Mississippi Ethics Commission for advice on whether an email between the mayor and a department head regarding city business is exempt from the public records law. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal is seeking access to emails between Mayor Jason Shelton and former city Development Services director BJ Teal. Tupelo city attorney Ben ...

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Sherman seeks Toyota-related annexation for development

The Sherman community in North Mississippi is trying to position itself to snag Toyota-related development once the automotive manufacturing facility starts producing Corollas in fall 2011. Within the next few weeks, Mayor Ben Logan said, he and Sherman’s planning officials hope to have finalized a map that would show the new city limits that include about 1,200 new acres acquired ...

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