Six years after buying the old cotton mill in downtown Tupelo, Greg Pirkle hasn’t changed his vision for the facility that was built more than a century ago. The plans have been tweaked, but the overall vision remains the same – transforming it into a multi-purpose facility that will draw more people into the Mill Village area and into Tupelo.
On today’s episode, Daily Journal business editor Dennis Seid (6:29) joins Derek and Brad to discuss Pirkle’s big plans for the future of the J.J. Rogers building. That includes an events space that could be ready by the end of the year, plus housing businesses, residential lofts, office space, bowling alleys and more.
Also on today’s show, local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (11:38) provides an update on the six new committees formed by the city to increase trust and engagement between citizens and local government.
M. Scott Morris (23:36) talks about his story on the turf crews at Mississippi State and Ole Miss and the work they do behind the scenes to prepare their playing surfaces for football season.
Brad (29:16) also has the wackiest crime reports from last week.