One week after being reelected,
Five young women are arrested after spraypainting a horse in Olive Branch. No, they weren't charged with cruelty to animals. The horse is a 12-foot fiberglass statue standing — or prancing — on a ranch in Mississippi. We recall a similar problem several years ago, involving a horse statue that stood atop a Western store on Summer. Good taste prevents us from saying what prominent part of this stallion that vandals painted bright red on a regular basis.
Shelby County schools receives a grant that will allow law-enforcement officers to administer Breathalzyer tests to students at basketball games. Sigh. Has it really come to that? We can remember when the worst thing you could do in a gymnasium was walk across the polished floor in your street shoes.
Two women find a human jawbone sticking out of a sandbar at Meeman-Shelby State Park. Also last week, a hiker finds a human skull in the Wolf River bottoms near Frayser. Sometimes the great outdoors can be more of an adventure than anyone expected.