Daily Lead 3.03.15: Start ‘em early

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

Police Reports 3.02.15: Let’s play a game…

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

Daily Lead 3.02.15: Inspection stickers and the hole in your soul

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com We don't need no stinking inspection stickers.

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com
We don’t need no stinking inspection stickers.

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

Daily Lead 2.25.15: Just stay home today

What Mississippians look like driving in snow. (INS News Agency)

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

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