Hello, friends. Hope you’ve made your trip to Walmart or Kroger ahead of this Ice Storm of Death that’s about to hit. If so, curl up under a blanket with today’s police reports, where stuff’s getting jacked, people are getting punched, and drunk people are denied donuts.
Enjoy, and stay warm. Read more
I’m afraid there’s nothing here to top yesterday’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” entry, but today’s police reports are still worth a read.
We have fisticuffs, terrible liars, a drunk Ole Miss fan (shocking!), and more fisticuffs. Enjoy. Read more
Early childhood education is vital, and it’s something that needs to improve in Mississippi. As in, the access to it needs to improve, as a recent report shows.
Some communities have better access than others across our state. One of the best ways to raise Mississippi’s education profile and to produce better students is by getting them started early with pre-K.
The entire report is linked in the story, and I recommend giving it a look. Read more
Please send all children out of the room.
OK, good. It is time now for your favorite feature on this blog, Police Reports. Except today, we are giving you just one report, because frankly, all the other reports pale in comparison. They are unworthy of being in the presence of this particular report.
This is one worth framing. It happened Saturday, in Guntown. That’s a small, quiet community in north Lee County. Well, it’s usually quiet. And I’ll just let the the officer’s narrative – every single word – take it from here. (Note: “Comp” means complainant in police speak.) Read more
Let’s start by noting, yes, the hashtag #EncourageEveryoneIn4Words actually has five words in it, but that’s beside the point. This seems to be the hashtag du jour, and I’ve certainly had too much fun with it this afternoon. Read more
I’m pretty sure my inspection sticker is expired, and yours probably is, too. Because we never think about those little things they stick in the bottom left corner of our windshield, even though it’s well within the periphery of our vision as we stare down the dark road to perdition that we have set upon.
Or maybe that’s why we don’t notice it, because it’s always right there, much like the specter of meaninglessness to which we’ve become numbed through the rote machinations of everyday life. But soon, those stickers might be gone for good, much to the chagrin of windshield repair people. Read more
Happy Friday, dear readers. Now that we’ve gotten through all this snow craziness, we can get back to doin’ the police reports. You know you’ve missed them.
We have killer dogs, assorted thefts, and a guy who knows how to pull a mean mug. Enjoy. Read more
That’s two of my kids and our dog enjoying the snow yesterday. (Photo by Brad Locke)
Hey. Guess what.
It snowed, ICYMI.
In fact, it snowed 7.3 inches in Tupelo, the second-most on record behind the 8 inches we got back in 1940. There was still plenty of it on the ground this morning, but it’s starting to melt and road conditions are much improved. Read more
What Mississippians look like driving in snow. (INS News Agency)
Frozen precipitation is coming down over much of the region, so here’s a pro tip: DON’T DRIVE ANYWHERE. Because Mississippians driving in snow is akin to a deer trying to walk on a frozen pond. OMG HOW DO YOU DO THIS WHY CAN’T I DRIVE LIKE I NORMALLY DO I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
Anyway, lots of schools and government offices and businesses are closed. We’re gonna keep toiling away here at the Daily Journal, of course, because that’s what we do. So be sure you visit the mother ship (DJournal.com) throughout the day for updates on the weather and whatever else develops. Read more
People are jerks, and they come in many forms. We have parking lot jerks, racist jerks, truck-driving jerks, and husband jerks. Any many more.
Also, we have some barely used Walmart items that you might find useful. We’re just not gonna tell you where they’ve been. Read more