By NEMS Daily Journal
Tupelo captured its fourth All-America City designation Friday after an intense competition among 26 finalists for one of 10 coveted awards.
Elvis Presley’s hometown was the fifth to be announced.
“In this community, becoming an integraal part of the whole starts at a very young age. In this community, the citizens came together to transform an eye sore into a crown jewel. In this community, people came together to make sure their elders have a place to call home,” said Sharon Metz, foreperson of the All-America City Awards during the award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency-Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo