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VOL. 127 | NO. 134 | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tupelo Officials Issue Hundreds of Code Violations

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Tupelo code enforcement officers have issued property owners 336 warnings about 591 separate violations since the start of the year.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Tupelo Development Services Department's code enforcement division intensified efforts this year to stop some of the most common infractions as part of an citywide beautification effort.

Among the most widespread problems were zoning violations, outside storage and dilapidated structures. Together, code enforcement officer Lynda Ford says they accounted for three-fourths of the total violations.

Ford says a majority of property owners corrected the issues after receiving warning letters. Those who didn't received citations. She says 37 have been written so far this year.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, www.djournal.com

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 74 74 17,458
MORTGAGES 93 93 20,128
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,645
BUILDING PERMITS 126 126 36,072
BANKRUPTCIES 63 63 11,227
BUSINESS LICENSES 32 32 5,741
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 6,715
MARRIAGE LICENSES 51 51 3,967