Hey there, people. Happy Friday. Extra happy if you happen to live in Lafayette County. We’ve debuted our latest product, the Oxford Citizen, which you should find in your mailbox. We’ll have the website live before too long as well.
So, as we ponder Journal Inc.’s expanding empire, let’s review the top stories from today’s Daily Journal.
• Beach Boys – Yep, The Beach Boys are coming to Tupelo on July 11. Entertainment reporter Sheena Barnett is beside herself with excitement. Perspective: Sheena was a toddler when The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
• Incentive to agree – Republican Brad Mayo and Democrat David Blount agree on analyzing incentives offered to lure economic development projects to Mississippi. Does this make them BFFs (Bipartisan Friends Forever)?
• Eagles soar – The high school baseball and softball playoffs began Thursday. We’re the only place you’ll find full coverage, including a comeback win for Tupelo Christian over West Union (with a sweet photo gallery).
• Celebrating THS – Tupelo High School will hold its centennial celebration Saturday, and in today’s Journal editorial, we examine how the school has unified the community. My man T. Braden Bishop had this reaction:
— Braden Bishop (@tbradenbishop) April 25, 2014
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