Efforts to redevelop part of Tupelo’s West Jackson Street are entering a new phase of activity.
Infrastructure has been installed in the first of three new subdivisions to be constructed on the corridor. This week, the City Council approved a plan to install infrastructure on the second subdivision. Private developers will then build houses on those lots.
Daily Journal local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (4:28) joins Derek and guest co-host Leslie Criss on today’s episode to provide an overview of the West Jackson project. Caleb discusses what the plans call for, what has been done and what comes next.
Also today, Daily Journal health reporter Michaela Morris (9:43) looks back at the indoor smoking bans that were adopted by four Northeast Mississippi communities a decade ago. At the time, Starkville, Tupelo, Mantachie and Oxford were among the first in the state to pass smoking ordinances. Today, more than 130 Mississippi towns have such policies.
M. Scott Morris (23:23) reviews “Arrival.”
Derek (28:55) has the highlights of the entertainment scene – a piano extravaganza, Tune In to Tupelo, Willie Nelson and more.