Among the many construction projects on Tupelo Public School District campuses right now, this summer marks the completion of some major security upgrades for the district and its schools. That includes new security cameras, additional fire and burglar alarms, electrical upgrades and additional lighting across all campuses, as well as a new entrance at Rankin Elementary and an enclosed breezeway at Lawndale Elementary. Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (4:31) joins Derek and guest host Lauren Wood to discuss the changes.
Also on today’s show, local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (9:05) talks about the legacy of Fred Davis, a civic icon who died on Friday. Derek (16:04) gives details on a new ice cream store in Starkville that will feature nitrogen ice cream and a wide assortment of flavors. Plus, food editor Ginna Parsons (22:06) breaks down this week’s food section with a lot of summer recipes – a spicy watermelon dish, easy pickled onions, arugula salad and more.