Speech to Text for Popular Tupelo bowling alley closes
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hartigan family here in tupelo owned this bowling alley since 1999. however after an auction earlier this week that all changed. "every bowler here in tupelo have some type of connection either with the hartigans or that house." bowling coach creighton nelms has coached bowling for many years. he tells me it was the previous owner kevin hartigan who showed him how to stay in his lane. "probably my best memory was meeting him. i was coming in like man don't know what i'm doing, but once you talked to him he as like i can help you i can put you under my wing. after kevin hartigans passing... his son ran the bowling alley...until last night. this message was posted on the rebellanes facebook page stating the bowling alley is now closed after being sold in an auction to the owners of event zona. ((stand up)) right now chances of the community bowling at the rebel lanes bowling alley are about the same as getting a strike after rolling a gutter ball. however according to the new owner the business may be spared. however people in the community aren't sure how the business will continue without the hartigans... "i know the hartigans they love bowling they love the community and what they've done for us at blue mountain is beyond measurement. they're youngest son is actually going to come bowl for us next year. that connection, i want them to be apart of that bowling alley if that's at all possible." however as of right now the alley will remain closed until the new owner has the proper paperwork to reopen. i did reach out to the hartigan family however they did not want to speak at this time. reporting live in tupelo erin wilson wtva 9 news. new this afternoon..fede ral judge carlton reeves