Daily Lead 3.19.14: Being accountable for accountability
Happy Hump Day, friends. As we ponder the possibility of the Geico camel stepping on and killing the Geico gecko (pleasepleaseplease), let’s take a gander at the top stories from today’s Daily Journal.
• Mayor’s task force remains incomplete – So, that Accountability Task Force that Mayor Jason Shelton was supposed to put together first thing? Eight months later, it’s still not done. So where’s the accountability for the delay in the Accountability Task Force’s formation? *irony meter pegs out*
• Tupelo council votes to buy apartment complex – The city is getting into the real estate business, again. Shelton said he has mixed feelings on the purchase, so I guess he has an out if this goes sideways.
• Six state breweries in beer festival – Important beer news: The second annual Tupelo Craft Beer Festival is set for Saturday. I might buy a ticket, and if so, come find me, because beer is one of the few subjects that will make me come out of my misanthropic shell.
• Bulldogs return 17 starters as practice begins – Spring football has sprung at MSU, and I can tell you that I am not going to miss covering that. I mean, it beats digging ditches for a living, but football practice is the most boring thing ever.
• Roy leads Wave in 2-6A opener – High school baseball has opened division play. Tupelo went over to South Panola last night and picked up a win behind the bat of Hudson Roy and the arm of Carter Clayton. The teams meet again Friday in Tupelo, and maybe you should go check it out, if for no other reason than to check out the nice renovations done at Golden Wave Field.
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