Tupelo’s redevelopment efforts under Mayor Jason Shelton have involved buying up several lots around the city, with a focus on replacing blighted properties with affordable middle-income housing. City Councilman Willie Jennings, however, has some concerns about lower-income residents getting squeezed out in the process, and local government reporter Caleb Bedillion joins Brad and Derek to discuss the issue (4:28).
Also on today’s show, crime reporter William Moore recaps an active weekend for local law enforcement (12:28). A Tupelo man is in jail charged with murdering another man early Saturday morning, and in a separate incident, a man who allegedly shot and killed a woman in Baldwyn on Saturday has died after a car chase through Tupelo that ended in a shootout.
From Jackson, Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison comes on (18:33) to talk about the state’s Personal Service Contract Review Board and the need for greater oversight of the state bid process.
And of course, Brad has your weekly dose of crazy crime reports (24:31).