TIME’S UP, SUCKA! NOW SIDDOWN! (AP photo)
I’m gonna feel like a soccer ref tonight.
I’ll be holding these two cards: one yellow, one red (well, pink, actually; closest we could get). What I’ll be doing is timekeeping during the Ward 3 forum that the Journal is hosting tonight at Lawndale Presbyterian Church. All seven candidates for the vacant Tupelo City Council seat will get to say their piece, and if you can’t make it there to watch in person, we’ll be streaming it live at DJournal.com.
As I said, I’ll have those cards to let the candidates know when to wrap things up. And if they go over too long, I’ll use a stun gun. Read more
PEOPLE ARE STEALING BAD BEER AGAIN. Seriously, if you’re gonna swipe some brewskis, at least make it the good stuff. King Cobra? What the heck is that?
In addition to that little nugget, today’s police reports include a dispute over a handicap parking spot, a stray horse, a stalker, and has anyone seen a stolen hay spear? OK, here we go. My comments in italics beneath some of the reports, for your amusement. Read more
Wasn’t yesterday glorious? Brent Musburger on the call, Kevin Sumlin reminding us that he’s still a really good coach, Vanderbilt reminding us it’s still Vanderbilt, Bo Wallace flingin’ interceptions and, eventually, touchdowns. Read more
Hey, if you can’t get enough of test scores, we’ve got another story today on the topic. State high school test scores took a dip last year, and scores at Tupelo High fell in all four subjects (algebra, U.S. history, biology and English). Read more
Monday was football press conference day at Ole Miss and Mississippi State, and with the season kicking off this week, let’s give FOOBAW the lead treatment today.
What do we learn today? Read more
I hate to be ugly, but Janet Barreto didn’t miss any meals while she was on the lam, did she? Like a friend said this morning, you’d think with all the running she’d been doing the past five years…
Well, now it’s all prison food for her and her hubby, Ramon Barreto. They arrived in Union County yesterday after being caught in Oregon on Aug. 12, and they face 25 state and federal charges related to their (alleged) abuse and neglect of children who were living with them. Justice is sweet, more so when it’s been delayed. Read more
Lauren is so meta. (Photo by Brad Locke)
Hey there, good people. Have you learned anything new today? I have.
I’ve learned you can make an iPhone photo look 50 years old by shooting it through one of them ancient box cameras. Staff photographer Lauren Wood, pictured at left, was having way too much fun with the antique camera business reporter Dennis Seid brought in today. She even took a selfie with it.
Yeah, we’re easily amused. OK, let’s move on to the news of the day from today’s Journal and DJournal.com. Read more
Hey there, law-abiding citizens. Police reports are back, and I know you missed them while I was on vacation last week.
We’ve got some real tender moments in this batch, like family arguments, expensive stolen items, and pit bulls doing what pit bulls have a tendency to do.
I’ve offered my thoughts on some of the reports below. Enjoy. Read more
Hey, I’m back. What’s that you say? You didn’t realize I was off work all last week?
Hmph. Well, anyway, we’ve got some news to review from the Daily Journal and DJournal.com. Have at it. Read more
BREAKING NEWS: It’s Friday. Let’s be semi-productive!
Housekeeping note before we move on: I’m taking off next week. Not actually going anywhere, but I won’t be working. Just gonna be me, my recliner, some beer, and “Breaking Bad” reruns.
OK, back to the news of the day. Let’s have a looksee. Read more