The new director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol has deep roots in Tupelo.
Chris Gillard is a graduate of Tupelo High School and was a key fixture on the football team’s defense in the 1980s. His mom still lives in Tupelo, as do four of his siblings and his now grown daughter.
Today, he oversees the state’s most visible and perhaps most elite law enforcement agency.
Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (5:08) wrote a profile on Gillard in Sunday’s paper and joins Derek and Brad to talk more about him.
Also on today’s episode, business editor Dennis Seid (13:07) discusses Jack Hudson, an employee at the McDonald’s in New Albany who has worked for the fast-food giant for 50 years.
And chief photographer Thomas Wells (22:20) talks about his photo essay on ice skating at the BancorpSouth Arena.
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