The Lee County Library’s Bookmobile is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It’s one of only two bookmobiles still operating in Mississippi and is the only one that has had continuous service for three-quarters of a century.
Ginna Parsons (5:24) joins Emma Kent and Chris Kieffer on today’s episode to talk more about the bookmobile, its history and who it serves today.
Also on today’s episode, Dennis Seid (12:33) talks about Tupelo’s Cockrell Banana Company.
Many people have likely seen their distinctive yellow and red trucks traveling Northeast Mississippi’s streets and highways. But not many realize the full extent of the business.
The company that was founded in 1930 sells lots of fresh produce, in addition to bananas. And while it is a distributor for many area businesses, it also sells directly to individuals.
And Emma (19:27) discusses the groundbreaking for a new storm shelter/ gymnasium at Tupelo High School.
It will be the Tupelo School District’s fourth storm shelter, part of the district’s goal to add such a facility for each of its campuses. It also meets a need the high school had for a new gym.