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Tupelo voters approve $44M school bond request

TUPELO — Voters have approved a $44 million bond request from the Tupelo Public School District. School officials say over 85 percent of the voters approved the request. It required 60 percent to pass. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports voters cast 3,276 ballots, with 2,800 supporting the request to issue the bonds to fund infrastructure upgrades, security features and ...

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MDA to close all its regional offices

The Mississippi Development Authority will close all eight regional offices around the state effective June 30. Eleven positions will be eliminated, 10 of which are currently filled, said Jeff Rent, public relations and media manager for the agency. The offices are located in Senatobia, Tupelo, Greenwood, Meridian, Summit, Hattiesburg and Gulfport, as well as Jackson. The agency employs about 300. ...

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Source: McCullough a leading candidate for MDA job

        By JACK WEATHERLY Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, is a leading candidate to become executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, according to a source familiar with the situation. McCullough said in a telephone interview with the Mississippi Business Journal  Thursday afternoon that “the MDA is very important ...

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Railroad 'quiet zone' still Tupelo's goal

TUPELO — In order to silence the horns and whistles that blare from the trains traveling through Tupelo, the city must first look at spending more than $5 million to make safety improvements at 22 intersections. Finding a way to improve the quality of life in a city split by railroad tracks isn’t a new development. But city leaders are ...

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United Furniture Industries returning to Tupelo Furniture Market

TUPELO — United Furniture Industries is returning to the Tupelo Furniture Market after a three-year hiatus. Jay Quimby, United’s executive vice president of sales, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the company has signed a three-year lease on a 17,000-square-foot showroom. Quimby says United will open its new showroom at the Fall Tupelo Furniture Market, which runs Aug. 19-23. ...

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Tupelo leaders break ground on new police headquarters

TUPELO — Tupelo city and community leaders have broken ground for a new headquarters for the Tupelo Police Department. Officials braved the rain Monday to gather under a canopy for the ceremony. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports work on the project began eight years and three city administrations ago. Police Chief Bart Aguirre says the reason for the extended ...

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North Mississippi Medical Center’s MIS restructured

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Management Information Services department has recently been restructured with new leadership roles at the Tupelo hospital. Slayton Austria, who was named as vice president and chief information officer in September 2014, has restructured and added three people to the MIS management team to improve customer service. Donny Wiggins has been named director of Business Systems Operations ...

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Rehab center has broad community support in NE Mississippi

TUPELO — Step-by-step, word-by-word, Regional Rehabilitation Center has built up a legacy that extends well beyond the walls of the one-story building. For 6-year-old Peyton Camp, son of Susan and Rusty Camp of Ingomar, Regional Rehab has meant being understood when he speaks and writes. “They’ve brought him a long way,” said Susan Camp. Peyton was one of nearly 1,500 ...

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JOSH MABUS: Why I stayed?

I’m in love. I’m head-over-heels enchanted, enamored and enthralled. Who has such deep affection? It’s possibly an unexpected sweetheart: the great state of Mississippi. Does she have her blemishes? Sure, but love is blind, and any great love is worth working on. Much like my real-life-wife has extended much patience in our marriage, I choose to concentrate on the positives ...

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Lessons available from past Tupelo bond votes

TUPELO — The road toward the Tupelo Public School District’s latest bond referendum began with a request district officials made to voters 25 years earlier. In 1990, 87 percent of those voters supported an appeal to issue $17 million in new bonds. At the time, it was the largest single bond issue for local education facilities to be passed in ...

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