There’s no one better to let you know the ins and outs of a destination than the people who live there. Ask one of our featured locals for the skinny on the best cheeseburger in town, budget-friendly family activities, and all the other must-know questions you have while planning your trip to this upbeat, happy city.
I’m Carley. I am married to Richard and we have four daughters. I am an adjunct faculty member at Itawamba Community College and have called Tupelo home most of my life. We love our schools and our church, as well as our incredible neighbors here.
Hello, I’m George. I grew up in Tupelo, and in 2014 I moved back to work at my family’s hardware store in downtown Tupelo (Tupelo Hardware Company).
Hello, my name is Lakeisha Bowdry. I am a second grade teacher at Lawhon Elementary School in Tupelo. I am married, and we have two energetic boys. My life is centered around my family! I have lived in the Tupelo area my entire life. There are so many things that families can do in Tupelo.
I’m Tom Booth, Executive Director of the Tupelo Community Theatre for the last 15 years. Although I live in Wren, MS, Tupelo is a very important part of my daily life. When I arrived at an audition at the Lyric Theatre 25 years ago I was welcomed even though I knew no one. I find the entire city to be that way.