Daily Lead 8.21.15: Getting turned up for football

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Jarvis Smithey and the Tupelo Golden Wave visit Clarksdale tonight.

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Jarvis Smithey and the Tupelo Golden Wave visit Clarksdale tonight.

FOOBAWWWWWW.

‘Tis the season, my friends. We still have two weeks until the college boys strap it on, but tonight is when the best sort of football begins. A few high schools got the new season underway last night, but today is when things kick into high gear.

As always, we’ll be providing the best coverage in the area, with scores updated throughout the night at DJournal.com, and plenty of stories and game photos. We’ll have a little video stuff, too.

Onward and upward. Headlines and such after the jump. Read more

Police Reports 8.20.15: Dumb victims are part of the problem

We mock dumb criminals all the time, because it’s fun. But what about dumb victims? Those are the easiest kind of victims, because their dumbness tends to override the criminals’ dumbness. They deserve our derision, too.

I mean, I hate it for you if someone steals valuables out of your car, but when you don’t even make it a challenge for the thief because you couldn’t be bothered to push the lock button, I think you kind of maybe deserve it. Sorry not sorry. Read more

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