Daily Lead 5.29.14: Dispatches from all over

Hi there. Hope y’all didn’t miss me too much yesterday. I was out for my grandmother’s funeral, plus it was our son’s 10th birthday, so I’m kinda whooped, but we carry on.

As we ponder how miserable life would be without coffee, let’s review the top stories from today’s Daily Journal. And please note, we’ve got a couple of our reporters in far-flung locales just to bring you the news you need.

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Hangin’ in Greenville – Our own Robbie Ward has trekked to Greenville, S.C., to document what Tupelo city leaders are learning about that city during a visit this week. Mayor Jason Shelton and other officials are looking for inspiration to make Tupelo an even better place to live and work. I like the suspension bridge idea, but I have no idea where we’d put it.

Tornado T-shirts – An enterprising and concerned young student has been selling T-shirts to help with tornado relief efforts. Kid has more motivation at 13 than I do at 38. Pardon me a moment whilst I question my own existence…

Power grabParrish Alford reports again from Destin, Florida, where the SEC meetings are ongoing. Part of this story includes the NCAA’s recent decision to allow “unlimited meals and snacks” for Division I athletes. Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork seemed concerned with the cost, because I mean money doesn’t just grow on trees in the SEC (just kidding, it does, and it’s in Mike Slive‘s back yard).

Getting ahead of ourselves – It’s impossible to resist looking ahead at what might happen in the NCAA baseball regionals. If Ole Miss and Mississippi State win their respective regionals, they would meet in the super regionals in Oxford. Delicious. But as John L. Pitts writes, we’re a long way from that.

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