What went wrong with last week’s boil water notice – the first in Tupelo in at least a generation? What lessons can be learned from it?
Daily Journal reporter William Moore (5:36) has talked with officials this week, and he joins Derek Russell and Chris Kieffer on today’s episode to give insight.
During a City Council work session on Tuesday, leaders talked about the communication breakdown that kept the city from alerting residents immediately after learning about the boil water notice.
Meanwhile, officials with Tupelo Water & Light believe the notice was caused by a tainted sample and that nothing was wrong with the water. They’re looking at ways to improve the sampling process, perhaps installing a device directly into water meters so they won’t have to deal with residential plumbing.
Also on today’s episode, business editor Dennis Seid (19:25) talks about what brick-and-mortar stores are doing to remain competitive with online retailers.
For the first time, shoppers made more purchases online in 2016 than at a traditional brick-and-mortar store. To compete, those stores are trying various approaches, such as specializing in merchandising not available online, improving their own online offerings and enhancing the experience for shoppers.
Dennis also talks about Wednesday’s grand opening of Tupelo’s Aldi grocery store.
Cristina Carreon (27:25) discusses the recent efforts by Tupelo’s Eight Days of Hope to aid Hurricane Harvey victims in the Houston area.
And photographer Lauren Wood (33:21) talks about her photo essay on a Saltillo company that specializes in homemade food furniture.