Daily Wrap 4.14.14: Careful with those text messages

Wrapping up the day that was from DJournal.com and elsewhere.

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Hot Click

Sonny strikes back – Sonny Noble was fired the same day our story broke about mismanagement by the North Lee County Water Association. Noble wants his job back, plus he wants the board members who fired him to be fired. Send in Emperor Kuzco!

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Big Development

Text messages = public record – Don’t worry, not YOUR texts. Unless you’re a government employee. Long story short, reporter Robbie Ward wanted access to Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton‘s text messages around the time BJ Teal resigned as Development Services Director last fall. The Mississippi Ethics Commission has given the opinion that those texts are part of the public record. Go journalism!

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Best of the Blogs

• Up in the air – With Silver Airways on the way out, Tupelo Regional Airport is seeking a new air service. That could be in place by August. I’m so looking forward to seeing which subpar airline comes in here next for 18-36 months before leaving.

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Nation/World Highlight

Serial baby killer – A woman in Utah has confessed to killing six of her babies over a 10-year span, keeping the corpses in her garage. Look at that mug shot with the story. Something ain’t right with her.

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Talk It Out

Should Tupelo just give up the airline game?

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