By Daily Journal
HAMILTON – A 62-year-old Hamilton man died Monday when an 18-wheeler struck the tractor he was driving.
Danny Clardy died from a head injury in the accident on U.S. Highway 45 north of Hamilton, south of Center Hill Road, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. The accident occurred at 11:21 a.m., Gurley said, and Clardy was pronounced dead at North Mississippi Medical Center an hour and a half later.
Clardy’s tractor with a bush hog attached was traveling south, the same direction as the 18-wheeler. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Corinth voters decide
Future Fare today
CORINTH – City voters go to the polls today for a special tax election for funds to pay for a series of infrastructure projects over a five-year period. It is estimated that the additional ad valorem tax of 12 mills per year would raise $1 million annually for a total of $5 million. The funds would be placed in a separate, dedicated fund for capital improvements and infrastructure work.
Projects that would be funded include street paving, drainage work, property cleanup and others. For the tax to be extended voters would have to approve another five-year plan.
Voting today is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Tupelo voters have approved additional millage for what they call the Major Thoroughfare Program to fund pre-designated street improvements, which is in its fifth five-year round of funding.
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could get a new look
TUPELO – The BancorpSouth Arena could get a facelift just in time for its 20th anniversary next year.
The Coliseum Commission approved a budget that would pay $1.8 million to resurface the building’s exterior and freshen up the interior paint.
The building would still be covered in EIFS, or exterior insulation finishing system, but would include a new color scheme to include shades of tan and burgundy and a limestone finish. The city will have final say on the plan next week. The proposed facelift would take six months to complete and would be finished by the building’s anniversary in October 2013.
For more on the possible facelift, read the Scene Now blog at djournal.com/scene_now.
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