Daily Lead 3.13.14: Rivalry rematch! Bring the hate!

Marshall Henderson has his eye on beating MSU tonight. (AP photo)

Marshall Henderson has his eye on beating MSU tonight. (AP photo)

Hello there, peeps. So, I’ve overslept the last two days, which I blame on a combination of the time change and these melatonin pills my wife is having me take to help me sleep better. They seem to be working a little too well.

Moving on. As we ponder Barack Obama‘s comedic skills, let’s take a glance at the top stories from today’s Daily Journal.

Bulldogs snap skid, will face Rebels today – Remember yesterday when I wrote that maybe MSU should be put out of its misery? Well, the Bulldogs aren’t dead yet, thumping Vanderbilt late last night in the opening round of the SEC Tournament. Up next: Ole Miss (8:30 p.m.-ish, SEC-TV). Rivalry time! The teams split the two regular season meetings, and tonight’s winner, for at least one more day, gets to retain false hope of winning the tournament and earning an NCAA tourney berth. Let your hate be heard at your local message board of choice, because that’s really what sports is about, right?

Teacher pay heads to negotiations – Lots of news from down Capitol way, most of it related to education and the funding thereof. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves accused some of his fellow Republicans of “political posturing,” as if politicians know how to strike any other sort of pose.

Major thoroughfare gets by on tax funds – Tupelo won’t have to dip into its rainy-day fund. That’s good. The city should use that reserve money on code enforcement; maybe buy some instruments to precisely measure the height of grass in residents’ front yards.

Art Rocks Tupelo – Click that link to get all the stories today on some cool upcoming events, from ballet to theater to a concerto to John Berry. Trivia: My favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night,” and my favorite rendition is sung by Berry. Wonder if he’ll take requests at his show?

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