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Mayor Jason Shelton after reading to 4-6 year olds at the Montessori School in Tupelo.
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Mayor Jason Shelton updating the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal during an interview at City Hall, Thursday, March 26.
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Planting Cherry Blossom trees at Fairpark, signifying friendship with the Japanese community in Northeast Mississippi, Thursday, March 26.
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Public Works Department paving on Coley Road near McCullough.
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The Easter Bunny (Parks & Rec Director Alex Farned) makes a visit to the Tupelo Aquatic Center, Saturday, March 28.
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Mayor Jason Shelton declares Building Safety Month in honor of the late Development Services Chief Building Inspector, David Wammack, as Director Shane Hooper looks on.
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Councilwoman Nettie Davis, United Way City Coordinator Ebony Hattix and COO Don Lewis accept $5,000 from Pepsi Foundation to replace trees taken by the 2014 tornado
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Ebony Hattix, the city of Tupelo's United Way Campaign Coordinator, receives a hug from United Way Director Melinda Tidwell for being named Volunteer of the Year.
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Mayor Jason Shelton with artist Wyatt Waters at "A Novel Affair," a fundraiser for the Lee County Library
Mayor Jason Shelton

News and Information

Miss. Association of Public Fire Safety Educators to Hold Performance Level IRTB Class April 15, 2015

The Mississippi Association of Public Fire Safety Educators will hold its annual conference April 15-16 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 923 N. Gloster St., Tupelo.

The class is open to all law enforcement officers, emergency medical services and fire department personnel at no cost.

Beginning at 1 p.m., the association will host a class on response to terrorist bombing with instructors from New Mexico Tech presenting the four-hour class. This is a Performance Level IRTB class, which provides basic information on explosive and incendiary devices that could be used as terrorist weapons.

Classroom topics include: understanding the terrorist threat, improvised explosive devices, safety issues, and departmental or agency policies to ensure compliance with local requirements.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tupelo Fire Marshal Cathy Gault at 662-841-6439 or email her at

Utility Customers Should Use Caution When Searching to Pay Bills Online

Tupelo Power & Light customers who use search engines to find the link to pay their bills online should find the city link in the main menu.

The only official and authorized website to pay a utility bill with Tupelo Water & Light is Other third-party sites, such as or are not authorized by the Tupelo Water & Light Department to receive payments.

Any customer who chooses a site other than the official City of Tupelo web site will experience a posting or crediting delay of six to 10 days to their utility account, which could place them in jeopardy of disconnection.

Council Work Session Set for Tuesday, March 31

A work session is scheduled for 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 71 East Troy St.

Tentative Discussion Items:

  • Aquatic Center Briefing
  • Executive Inn Discussion
  • Discussion Regarding Current Status of Police Detectives’ Building

Spread the Love: Help Raise Funds for Autism Center of North Miss.

Please help Tupelo Parks & Recreation and the Autism Center of North Mississippi support Autism Awareness Month by purchasing a bracelet for $5. All proceeds will go to the Autism Center of North Mississippi.

Tupelo Parks & Recreation office, 655 Rutherford Road, will have blue balloons on April 2 - World Autism Day. Please stop by and purchase a bracelet and get a blue balloon.

For more information, call 662-841-6440

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