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While sitting in the Albertville Memorial Chapel in Alabama, honoring the memory of Mrs. Joanna Wells, my co-worker, Jennie Hannah’s mother, I found myself thinking about life.
A friend of the family spoke highly of Mrs. Wells and the life she lived. Then, this gentleman sang a melodious song entitled, “Give Me Jesus.” I had never heard that song before and it inwardly lifted my spirits.
As the chart at bottom indicates, the Mississippi PERS has been chronically underfunded for years and has lagged other state plans. For FY 2014, the funded ratio improved slightly to 61percent, but it’s only going to get worse.
The Plan has an unfunded actuarial cost of $14.445 billion, or $4,825 for every man, woman and child in the State; only five other states have higher liabilities per person.
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By William Moore
TUPELO – America was built by rugged individuals who didn’t let a little rain stop them.
That attitude prevailed Saturday in the All-America City as Tupelo residents pushed on with their Fourth of July celebrations.
The Joyner Neighborhood Association pledged to have their first parade and cookout come rain or shine.
By Rod Guajardo
TUPELO – Halfway through his four-year term as mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton has seen plenty of highs and lows in his hometown.
The roller coaster he and his administration have been riding for the last two years started early on with back-to-back tragedies and recently ascended with back-to-back municipal awards.
From dealing with the shooting of a Tupelo Police Department Officer and the recovery from the 2014 tornado to bringing home the city’s fifth All-America City title and the Mississippi Municipal League Overall Award for Excellence, Shelton said he had no idea his first two years as mayor would be such a whirlwind of emotions and community engagement.
But looking back, the east Tupelo native – youngest mayor in the city’s history – knows that it ultimately brought the community closer together.
“That roller coaster we went through makes what we’ve been able to accomplish even more special, because it really shows you that as a city or individuals, yes, we’re going to get knocked down from time to time, but I think we’ve shown that we’re able to get up, dust ourselves off and come back even stronger than before,” Shelton said.
Petre Thomas | Buy at photos.djournal.comWayne Vanlandingham, left, and Zach Tybor nail together a support wall at American Legion Post 49 on Saturday morning.
Petre Thomas | Buy at photos.djournal.com Workers put up an exterior wall to frame off the new American Legion building on Saturday.
By William Moore
TUPELO – More than a year after a tornado flattened American Legion Post 49, construction started.
Volunteers from six states began building and erecting walls Saturday morning in Tupelo for the new 7,300-square-foot building.
“After all the horizontal work that has been done, it’s nice to see some vertical construction,” said Legion commander Mike Pettigrew.
The work started thanks to the Eight Days of Hope leadership team that brought in a crew of skilled volunteer tradesmen who will be in Tupelo to do as much construction as they can in the next 14 days.
“Our goal is to have all the outside walls up by Sunday and to finish the inside load-bearing walls on Monday,” said Eight Days of Hope director Steve Taybor.