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TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton had some destructive fun on Wednesday.

Shelton helped Tupelo Public Works tear down a house on West Jackson Street, spending a few minutes in the cab of an excavator and working the knobs. The city had voted the house to be a public safety concern.

In the picture below, Tupelo Public Works employee Johnny Miles keeps a close eye on Shelton.

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BALDWYN – Sophomore running back Duke Upshaw has battled a stomach virus since Tuesday and was still laying on the locker room floor Friday before he rushed for 159 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns in a 31-14 Class 2A quarterfinal playoff win over Eupora.

Baldwyn (11-3) looked ready for basketball season early on, but the winners of nine straight will now host Calhoun City for the North title next week.

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Thomas Wells | Daily Journal The driver of a Ford truck gathers himself after he lost control of the vehicle and hit into the outside of Social Security office on South Green Street early Tuesday morning.

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The driver of a Ford truck gathers himself after he lost control of the vehicle and hit into the outside of Social Security office on South Green Street early Tuesday morning.

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Dr. David Irwin says goodbye to Barbara Smith on Tuesday at the Community Development Foundation’s retirement party for Smith, Birdie Burleson and Harold Fikes. Smith, vice president of chamber program services, was with CDF for 29 years. Burleson, accounting clerk, has been with CDF for 25 years. Fikes, land and utility manager, has been with CDF for almost 18 years. The public party was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in CDF’s new boardroom in Fairpark.