Daily Lead 4.15.14: Spring is on spring break

Weather memeGood morning. Ah, another fine spring day, a day for shorts and rolling down your car windows and … what’s that? Oh, I see. I guess spring already needed a vacation.

I’m actually glad it’s cold again. Maybe some of the bugs around here will die.

Anyway, let’s get to the news. As we ponder the fact that every local car commercial ever made has made me want to rip out my eyeballs, let’s review the top stories from today’s Journal.

Road goes live in June – The new Highway 6 – which will actually be designated U.S. Highway 278/State Road 6 – is set to open this summer, and I got a tour of it yesterday along with a Journal reporter and photographer. I’ll have video up at some point today, unless iMovie makes me angry and I toss my laptop through a wall. Could happen.

Your move, Tupelo – Now that the City Council has decided to purchase the derelict Azalea Gardens apartment complex, the next step is figuring out exactly what to do with it. Seems like they’re going at this bass-ackwards, but what do I know.

Tupelo tea party – Chris McDaniel made it to Tupelo last night to talk smack about Thad Cochran, the longtime U.S. Senator the Tea partier hopes to unseat. This is what American politics is all about: Making your opponent look even more sleazy than you. So heartwarming.

Resurgent Rebs – The Ole Miss baseball team is coming off a series win at rival MSU, and the Rebels’ bats played a big role. Offense has been a huge factor for Ole Miss, which has won eight of its last nine. This recent stretch of strong play could bolster hopes of finally getting to Omaha, but Rebel fans probably know better than to get too optimistic.

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