Daily Wrap 4.1.14: Pastors, politicians, and coaches
Wrapping up the day that was from DJournal.com and elsewhere.
• Pastor bids adieu – Rev. David Eldridge is leaving as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo to become senior pastor at his hometown church, First Baptist in Clinton. You know, my dad’s a pastor, and we lived in Clinton when he attended seminary in the 1980s. I don’t know what that has to do with anything, but there’s your useless trivia for the day.
• Capitol crunch – Lots of action down in Jackson as legislators try to beat a deadline. Among the bills passed was a teacher pay raise of $2,500 over two years. Not everyone is happy with the bill, but that’s what’s great about compromise: Everyone has an excuse to be pissed off.
Best of the Blogs
• Road Dawgs Tour set (Inside MSU Sports) – Dan Mullen and friends will make the annual rounds starting May 5. Awfully short tour this time, just seven stops over four days. DOES THIS MEAN DAN IS ON THE HOT SEAT? QUICK, TO THE MESSAGE BOARDS.
• Budget time – Paul Ryan unveiled an updated version of the Republican budget plan. Guys, I’ve got a hunch: I don’t think the Democrats will like it. But hey, just a hunch.
Talk It Out
Apparently MSU is putting together a stellar 2015 football recruiting class. Do you think it can eclipse the 2013 Ole Miss class? And please, be as objective as possibhahahahaha yeah ok.