A look back at 2010

By Emily Le Coz / NEMS Daily Journal

Tupelo Annexation: Still not complete
TUPELO – Annexation foes made sure the debate over Tupelo’s growth plans won’t end in 2010.
Appeals filed after a judge’s pro-annexation decision on Nov. 22 ensured the case will continue into the new year and beyond.
It now goes to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Tupelo had spent weeks in Lee County Chancery Court this spring fighting critics of its bid to annex some 16.15 square miles and roughly 2,500 residents.

Constance McMillen:‘I just went with the flow’
One year ago, Constance McMillen was just another high school senior preparing for her final semester at Itawamba Agricultural High School. Today, her first name alone is known throughout the region and her story is known throughout the world.

Haley Barbour: Is Washington calling?
JACKSON – Haley Barbour was not only
the governor of Mississippi in 2010, but also
a frequent traveler and possible presidential
candidate.

Robert Hall: Gone again from the force
TUPELO – Robert Hall resigned as Tupelo’s deputy police chief for the last
time in November, ending a short but stormy tenure that split the community.

Legal alcohol: Votes go both ways, but more on tap
The wide-ranging efforts to legalize alcohol across Northeast Mississippi
spanned the calendar in 2010, starting with legalized Sunday liquor in Tupelo
and ending with victory for the drys in Prentiss County.

Toyota: ‘Moving Forward Again’ in Blue Springs

For complete lookback at 2010 please see today’s Daily Journal