Daily Lead 4.4.14: Beware the zombies

Tell me, how did you sleep last night? I was awakened around 3:30 a.m. by tornado sirens and children in my bed. Haven’t slept a wink since. So I’m basically a zombie right now, minus the foul stench and taste for human neckmeat.

Now, as we ponder how much fun it is to say “tornadic vortices,” let’s run through the top stories from your Friday Journal.

We have a mission – Tupelo’s newly created Accountability Task Force – or ATF for short, ha – has crafted a mission statement. It’s called the 2025 Comprehensive Plan, and if it doesn’t account for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse, I don’t wanna hear about it. Got one word for you, mayor: Moats.

Chaos is fair – Bobby Harrison has a wrap-up of the 2014 Legislative session, which took some twists and turns and was chaotic right down to the end. I reckon it was a healthy chaos, not a destructive chaos.

Weatherly’s gold – Former Ole Miss QB Jim Weatherly became an icon in the music industry, and our M. Scott Morris has a really cool feature on the Pontotoc native, who will soon be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York. Even you MSU fans might like this story.

Keep on textin’ – Our editorial today concerns the sudden and unexpected demise of a bill that would have banned texting while driving in Mississippi. I’m still not sure how the legislative process can function so counterproductively, but it’s one more reason for me to loathe politics and those who practice it.


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