Well, I hope you all had a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend, and I hope you took at least a few seconds to remember those who died on the battlefield so that we could sit in our chairs and scroll mindlessly through Netflix. Dangit, they still don’t have “Wayne’s World” on here.
Plenty of news happened while you were chillaxing, so as we ponder how awesome a “Duck Dynasty/Chrisley Knows Best” crossover show would be, let’s review the top headlines from today’s Daily Journal and from the weekend.
• In memoriam – Those who gave all were remembered and honored Monday. Let’s not forget them the other 364 days of the year.
• Pedestrians hit – Three pedestrians were struck and injured by a vehicle in Shannon last night. We hope to have an update on the victims’ conditions later today.
• Rebels vs. Bulldogs? – We’re getting ahead of ourselves, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that if Ole Miss wins its NCAA regional and Mississippi State wins the Lafayette Regional, then the two would meet in Oxford in the Super Regional round with a trip to the College World Series on the line. I hope this happens, because it would really help the Journal’s travel expense budget (as would both of them losing).
• SEC meetings – The league’s big wigs meet in Destin, Fla., this week to discuss several very important matters, like the new SEC Network. The Journal’s Parrish Alford is on scene, so bookmark his blog for updates throughout the week. I’m sorta jealous of Parrish, but then again, the beach is highly overrated.
• Remembering a soldier – You need to read this excellent story Robbie Ward wrote about Saltillo’s Charles Finney, who was killed in Vietnam. There’s a really cool timeline accompanying the story.
• Corinth shooting – Police are looking for a suspect in the deadly shooting of a Corinth cab driver. Looks like a robbery. God bless cab drivers, because they come across some unsavory characters on a regular basis.
• Childers doing work – While the GOP U.S. Senate candidates snipe and point fingers and create the usual mud-slinging ads, Democratic candidate Travis Childers is quietly making his way along the campaign trail. Once the GOP candidate is decided, Childers will have plenty of time to sling his own mud.
Photo of the Week
High school graduation ceremonies were held throughout the area last week. Lots of great photos by our staff, but the one below was my favorite. It shows Shannon High’s Brandon Jackson and Courtney Ivy posing for a selfie while middle school assistant principal Jason Arledge tries to make sure everything’s in order. Oh, and Miss Ivy also shows up in this story today. (Photo by Lauren Wood.)
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