It’s Wednesday, which tends to be my busiest day of the week, so let’s jump right into the news. As we ponder how terrifying it would be if all of our personal text messages were public record, let’s review the top stories from today’s Journal.
• Water probe – The North Lee County Water Association is being investigated for possible criminal wrongdoing. The man doing the investigating: county prosecutor James Moore, who’s a member of the association. If you haven’t been following this story, you should. Who knew water could be so interesting?
• Council be like, whatevs – The Tupelo City Council narrowly approved a property management contract for the Azalea Gardens apartment complex it recently bought. None of the “yes” votes were cast with any enthusiasm. I’m sure this whole thing will turn out fine, though.
• Clickety-clack – Tupelo elementary students will get to use Chromebooks starting next school year. Those are a bit cheaper than the Macs older students have been using, and I’m no good at math, but probably a good call there.
• Sheriff sued – Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart is being sued by a former employee who claims he sexually harassed her. This could get messy.
• Smurf turf approved – Here’s the update on the Tupelo School Board approving blue synthetic turf for the THS football field. Also approved was a new track, which judging by the rendering will be yellow. Just don’t stare at it for prolonged periods, if you value your corneas.