UPDATE: Lee County Supervisors will appeal annexation decision

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors decided today to appeal a judge’s decision to allow the city of Tupelo to annex about 16 square miles.

The supervisors led the opposition to annexation. They made the appeal announcement Monday afternoon.

Specially appointed Judge Edward C. Prisock recently granted Tupelo permission to absorb some about 16 square miles of unincorporated land ringing its current boundaries.

Along with the land comes roughly 2,500 residents and two dozen businesses.

Opponents – including Lee County, the city of Saltillo and the town of Plantersville – must appeal the decision to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.