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    TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton was selected by MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd as one of the rising Democrats in the state.

    The show, which highlights who they consider rising political stars, notes Shelton’s handling of Tupelo’s tornado recovery, as well as the shooting death of Sgt. Gale Stauffer and wounding of Officer Joseph Maher.

    The program also mentions Shelton became Tupelo’s first democratic mayor in 28 years when he was elected.

    Jackson’s Mayor Tony Yarber was also recognized as a rising Democrat.

    According to the program, Lynn Fitch and Tate Reeves were rising Republicans.


    Chili For the past 14 years, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) has held the annual Chili Festival located on Broadway Street.  This event has become very popular over the years and the competition continues to grow. The 15th Annual Chili Fest will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014. Teams are encouraged to register within the next few weeks to reserve their space and compete for the ultimate first place title, “Make You Wanna Slap Your Mama Good!”

    Teams of four members compete against other teams in a number of prize categories.  Not only are the teams judged on their chili, they are also judged on presentation, team spirit, costumes, most creative tent and the most original theme.  Teams can be made up of friends, co-workers, relatives, clubs or anyone who likes to have a good time and has a great chili recipe.  The entry fee is $40 if you register by Friday, September 19th.  Team registrations will be accepted, as space is available for $50 until October 1st.

    The 15th Annual Chili Fest is presented by AT&T and sponsored by Bud Light.  “This is a great Downtown event and we are proud supporters of community events,” said Tommy Taylor of Bud Light.  Contact DTMSA at 662.841.6598 or go to www.tupelomainstreet.com for event details and registration form. Or click here for a registration form.


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