The Keep Tupelo Beautiful organization is involved with projects to restore three neighborhoods hit hard by the April 2014 tornado. Daily Journal reporter Zack Orsborn (2:10) joins Brad and guest host Lauren Wood to give more details about those efforts. Also on today’s show, William Moore (7:55) describes a cost-saving technology being tested by the city of Tupelo, M. Scott Morris (13:12) reviews “Bridge of Spies,” and the hosts discuss what’s happening this weekend (23:27).
The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi recently received a $500,000 donation from the founder of GoDaddy.com. Daily Journal reporter William Moore (2:36) joins Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer to discuss the grant and how it will be used to make improvements on the organization’s clubhouses. Also on today’s show, Michaela Gibson Morris (8:32) discusses Bruce Ridgway’s behind-the-scenes work at North Mississippi Medical Center, M.Scott Morris (18:36) reviews “Pan,” and Derek (25:20) previews what is happening this weekend.
Three Tupelo tourism officials will travel to England next month to sell Elvis’s Birthplace to fans of The King of Rock and Roll. Daily Journal reporter William Moore (5:21) joins Brad and guest host Chris Kieffer to discuss their trip and the attempt to bring more tourists to the All-America City. Also on today’s show, Emma Crawford (9:45) details the latest Tupelo School construction project to proceed from April’s bond vote, Dennis Seid (14:55) speaks of a resurgence in the furniture industry and Ginna Parsons (23:00) highlights this week’s Food section, including Friday’s Chili Fest event.
Tupelo’s Veterans Park has a new memorial, a Vietnam-era fighter bomber that was delivered to the park on Sunday. William Moore, who wrote about the F-105 Thunderchief, and Lauren Wood, who photographed its transit from the lot where it was being restored, join Derek and Brad (12:54) to talk about the plane. Also on today’s show, Bobby Harrison (7:20) discusses next year’s state budget, Adam Robison (19:56) describes the restoration of the Lee County Courthouse clock, the hosts breakdown a weekend of college football (1:15) and Brad (27:50) details the latest crime reports.
Phony invoices, fake bids and even a phantom business were used to bilk Alcorn County out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Daily Journal law enforcement reporter William Moore joins hosts Brad and Derek to discuss this week’s court proceedings in the Alcorn County corruption saga. Meanwhile, general assignment reporter Zack Orsborn (9:06) talks about the region’s share of National Merit semifinalists, M. Scott Morris reviews “The Transporter Refueled” (13:31) and Derek previews this weekend’s entertainment scene (18:26).
Discussion topics include the fate of the Mississippi state flag at Tupelo’s City Hall, the Tupelo Reads book program and the upcoming Tupelo Fair. Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer interview the Daily Journal’s William Moore, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn. Food editor Ginna Parsons’s weekly food segment features Margarita-flavored ice cream.
Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer share their memories of Hurricane Katrina 10 years after the storm’s landfall. Other topics include the response of local law enforcement to recent shootings, university alert notification systems and a look at last week’s crime reports. Guests include the Daily Journal’s William Moore and Emma Crawford.