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Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.comCandidates James Hull, from left, Buddy Palmer and Mayor Jason Shelton meet Tupelo resident Luther Minor following Thursday night’s election forum held at the New Dimension Community Church.
Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.comTupelo Mayoral candidate Candice Knowles discusses her plans on how to improve the City of Tupelo if she’s elected.
By Caleb Bedillion
TUPELO – Candidates sparred over policing, park facilities and infrastructure during a forum held Thursday night just ahead of next week’s primary elections.
Eleven candidates in total took the stage of New Dimension Community Church in East Tupelo, offering their platforms and policy ideas.
Mayor Jason Shelton, a Democrat seeking his second term, highlighted what he views as a strong first term in office.
“I’m proud of my record,” said Shelton, who described himself as a candidate with “a proven track record of success.”
The incumbent specifically touted the city’s growth in retail activity, leadership during crisis and a diverse administrative team that includes black department heads at the municipal court and development services.
Candice Knowles, a political newcomer looking to oust Shelton in the Democratic primary, repeatedly pressed a single theme: renewed attention to the people of the city.
“The most important thing to me is the people,” Knowles said.
Editor’s Note: A preview of mayoral candidate Candice Knowles’ platform will be in Saturday’s edition of the Daily Journal.
By Caleb Bedillion
TUPELO – It was his first election and his first electoral victory, but euphoria did not erase thought for the future.
That’s how Jason Shelton found himself, as mayor-elect of Tupelo in June of 2013, trekking across the city on a mission of thrift.
“I went and picked up a couple hundred yard signs and kept them,” said Shelton in a recent interview with the Daily Journal.
A then-37-year-old defense attorney running as a Democrat in a traditional Republican stronghold, Shelton swept into office in 2013 on promises to revitalize the city’s neighborhoods and renew civic spirit.
Four years later, Shelton now seeks re-election to a second term and his bipartisan appeal seems solidified: No Republican candidate is in the race.
By Jeff Amy
CLINTON – Mississippi’s tax collector wants to make sure people renting rooms or vacation properties online pay sales and lodging taxes.
Some people, though, told Revenue Department officials at a Wednesday hearing that the department was overstepping its legal power, as well as not correctly following procedures for issuing new government rules.
At stake is whether Mississippi and local governments will collect tax from properties rented through services including Airbnb and VRBO, which stands for Vacation Rentals By Owner.
In tourist meccas nationwide, rental services have sparked opposition, with neighbors saying owners are running commercial businesses and driving up housing costs for residents.
By Chaning Green
OXFORD – Every year, Visit Oxford organizes the Double Decker Arts Festival, Oxford’s biggest weekend event in the spring.
Headlining the 2017 Double Decker Arts Festival will be Dr. Jon & The Nite Trippers and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
Dr. Jon is an internationally renowned musician who has won six Grammys and been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.