Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day. For real. I am sick of the sogginess. Done with the deluge. Flabbergasted by the flooding. You get the idea. The spies are too. It’s hard for them to read the notes they take on their bar napkins when they get all wet. Don’t worry. I have dried them out for them with Dog the Bounty Hunter’s hair dryer and deciphered them for you. You are welcome.

Dog “The Bounty Hunter” spotted on Goat Hill
From our spies in Montgomery, we hear reality TV star, Duane Chapman, aka “Dog The Bounty Hunter” was pressing the flesh at an event sponsored by the sheriff’s association last week. He was showing off his truck, which has “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” painted on the side of it, alluding to a series featuring him and his wife Beth. It was canceled in 2012 but still airs in syndication.

No word on if the “Dog” was up there “hunting” one of our shady state politicos or just having fun, but I’m told his outfit showed plenty of his beefy chest. RRRRRROOOOOWWW!!!!!!

Locals inducted into the “Hall of Fame”
It may not be the baseball or the rock-and-roll one, but several locals were inducted into the Murphy High School Hall of Fame last Sunday. The former Panthers receiving the honor were E.O. Wilson, Charles Arthur Gross, Ph.D, Lynn Brown Robinson, Ph.D, Judge James C. Wood, Alice Frazer Evans and Margaret Luce Brown.

Probably the best known of the group is E.O. Wilson, a biologist and Pulitzer Prize winner, who is considered the world’s leady expert on ants and the “father of sociobiology.” Who your daddy now?

Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown was also inducted. She has directed the documentaries “Be Here to Love Me,” which profiled the troubled life of singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. She has also directed two docs that center on issues much closer to home. “The Order of Myths” put a spotlight on Mobile’s Mardi Gras and looks at why it is still so segregated. And her most recent “The Great Invisible,” which focuses on the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and BP oil spill. Our spies said she seemed to be happy to be home and was spotted enjoying downtown Friday night with friends and family.

These inductees join esteemed members like Dr. Sidney M. Phillips, who was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “The War” and astronaut Kay Hire.

Like the old cheer goes, “Murphy, Murphy, Murphy High/ Murphy, Murphy do or die/ M-U-R-P-H-Y/Murphy, Murphy, Murphy High!
Congrats to all these Panthers!

Join us for Lagniappe’s first Thirsty Thursday
Lagniappe will host the first “Thirsty Thursday” of the BayBears schedule at The Hank tonight, April 16 at 6:35 p.m. A member of the Lagniappe family will even throw out the first pitch, as the Baybears battle the Biloxi Shuckers! How exciting! The beer will be frosty and cheap, so come have a few cold ones and cheer on the Baybears with us! Let’s beat those Shuckers!

OK, kids, that’s all I got. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or some plain ol’ bounty hunter lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!