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City of Tupelo saves money, generates $2.3 million this year


TUPELO — The city of Tupelo has ended the last fiscal year with a $2.3 million surplus, which officials say will be used to fund large infrastructure projects. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said “a culture of savings” has generated the surplus, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Over the past three years, the city’s efforts to save money have generated ...

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Tupelo airport board to review 4 bids for service


TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority will review the four airlines bidding to provide service and plans to have a recommendation by the end of the month. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the four companies hoping to get a federally subsidized contract are Air Choice One, Boutique Air, Corporate Flight Management and Sun Air. And while the board and ...

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SeaPort Airlines looks to end Tupelo service by November

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TUPELO — SeaPort Airlines has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to discontinue service in Tupelo no later than Nov. 13. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1OcvPzm) the airline, which has been criticized by the Tupelo Airport Authority for its poor performance, also seeks to end service in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. In Tupelo, SeaPort is being subsidized $2.5 million ...

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SeaPort agrees to remove Tupelo service


TUPELO — SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its passenger service in Tupelo. Tupelo Regional Airport officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the airport board cited poor performance problems since service began last October as the reason for asking the airline to drop local service within 90 days. Withdrawing from Tupelo means service would end sometime in November. The ...

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Oxford, Greenwood removing Miss. flag from city property


OXFORD — Oxford and Greenwood have become the latest cities to stop flying the Mississippi flag because it contains a Confederate battle emblem. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 and the Greenwood City Council voted 6-1 to remove the banner from city property. Oxford aldermen also adopted a resolution asking the Legislature to change the flag. Confederate ...

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Tupelo airport board looks to end SeaPort contract

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For several months, the Tupelo Airport Authority has threatened to end the air service contract with SeaPort Airlines due to its poor performance. Late and canceled flights have plagued the airline, which blames a nationwide shortage of pilots for many of its problems. Since beginning service last October, SeaPort has seen enplanements – the number of passengers boarding a plane ...

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City of Tupelo awarded top municipal honor in Mississippi

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BILOXI — The city of Tupelo has received a top honor among Mississippi municipalities by winning the Mississippi Municipal League Overall Award for Excellence for 2015. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo received the honor during an awards program Wednesday as part of the league’s annual conference. The award recognizes and encourages the achievement of Mississippi cities in meeting ...

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Poll puts insurance challenger in good light, but expert says it’s flawed


By JACK WEATHERLY  A poll commissioned by John Mosley puts him, a challenger to two-term Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, in a good light. But a political analyst said the three-question poll of 1,613 voters who are “highly likely” to vote in the Aug. 4 Republican primary is flawed. The second question is: “If you knew that Commissioner Mike Chaney supported ...

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