- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Tupelo Regional Airport will get half a million dollars from the city to build a new taxiway.

The Tupelo City Council on Tuesday agreed to match a grant for $500,000 which the Mississippi Department of Transportation will provide if the airport is selected.

WTVA TV reports (https://bit.ly/1lBCaHx ) the city will supply the funds if the airport receives the grant from MDOT.

Airport officials hope the new runway will attract new tenants.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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