Monday, January 23, 2017

December 15 can't get here soon enough


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Downtown Jackson Partners reauthorized

Downtown Jackson Partners issued the following press release.

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JJ readers: Don't tax the internet.

JJ conducted a poll last week that asked if you thought the legislature should pass an "Amazon tax" bill.  The results weren't even close: Don't even think about it.  See for yourself.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bedwetter alert!!!

This woman took the inauguration of President Trump way too seriously.

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Gorman family speaks out on "training accident"

Note: This story was broadcast a year ago but JJ thought it was worth posting on the second anniversary of Mr. Gorman's death.

WLBT interviewed the family of the late John Gorman.  Mr. Gorman was a Gaming Commission Special Agent who was killed two years ago yesterday when an instructor shot him in the chest during a training exercise.  No one has been charged in the death.  Instructor Robert Sharp claimed he thought his Glock was unloaded when he fired the weapon in an exercise that was supposed to only use "dummy" weapons.  Watch the interview below.

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It's Sunday morning

If you can't make it to church, JJ will bring church to you.  JJ presents this sermon by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church in Jackson.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Insurance Commish offers help to storm victims

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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Why we can't have nice things, Part ____.

Thieves are getting more and more bold.  A thief, or thieves, broke into the Lakeland Courthouse, oops, I meant the University of Mississippi Wellness Center on Lakeland Drive in Flowood, Mississippi, by cutting through the bubble that covers the pool and then removing all but two tv's from the cardio exercise room.  See for yourself.

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Renaissance robber hit with more charges

The Madison and Ridgeland Police Departments issued the following statements:

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Bill Crawford: Ponder the Primaries

Meridian Republican Representative Steve Horne has introduced House Bill 305 to abolish party primaries for state and local elections.

Meridian Republican Representative Greg Snowden has introduced House Bill 496 to require party primaries for state and local judicial elections.

Hmmm.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Sheriff lawsuit updated to include more allegations. Barnes joins lawsuit.

A Lieutenant at the Hinds County Sheriff's Office joined a sexual harassment lawsuit against Sheriff Victor Mason today.  Former Hinds County Chief Deputy Cheryl Matory and Tomeca Barnes filed an amended complaint against Sheriff Victor Mason for today in U.S. District Court.  Cheryl Matory filed her original complaint last month.  Matory made several allegations that were salacious in nature as she accused Sheriff Mason of channeling his inner Bill Clinton by trying to use her to arrange sexual encounters with another employee.  The amended complaint states:

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Speaking of busted....

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release:

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Busted!!!

Never change, Bill, never change.

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Hood defends his budget request

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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Chief Neal speaks on Blessed Adams

Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal had a few things to say about serial armed robber Blessed Adams.  RPD arrested him last month after he pepper-sprayed a female clerk in the face and robbed a liquor store.   Blessed is one of Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green's special children as she gave him two fifteen year suspended sentences for armed robbery when he was convicted of those crimes last AugustJJ interviewed Chief Neal last week about Adams.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Graduation rates increase

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release:

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CAUGHT!!!

The burglar who has been hitting businesses throughout Madison County is now in custody.  Darrah Williams is currently in custody at the Madison County Detention Center.  He is charged with burglary for the Ridgeland crimes.  He is expected to be charged with burglaries in Madison as well.  His mugshot is posted below. He is very well known to MDOC and law enforcement. 

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Rematch!!!

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to review the appeal of Watkins Development, LLC v. C. Delbert Hosemann, Jr. The order states:

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Sometimes you just have to let yourself go...

WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR KIDS!!!

and go streaking in front of half the town:

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We are getting a new Trademart

The Trademart is going to be crumblin' down in after a new one is built at the fairgrounds on High Street.
The Mississippi Business Journal reported this week:

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Whining over wine

State Representative Charles Busby wants to make it legal for wine connoisseurs to order wine online and have it shipped to their home.  Since this is Mississippi, there is some opposition to this bill.   However, it might be a good idea to first take a look at HB #545. The relevant parts of the bill are:

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

JPD searching for lost child

UPDATE: FOUND.  Child sustained minor injuries.

JPD posted the following messages on Twitter:

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Rick Cleveland: The UConn Dynasty

The term “sports dynasty” brings to mind several teams in several sports over the years.

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Hinds paid money to company that doesn't exist.

Update: The Secretary of State reinstated the company's status to one of  good standing at noon today.

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors paid $12,000 to a company that does not exist.  The board hired KSA Professional Services in May for consulting services for the Continental Tire project.  The contract states the county would pay $6,000 per month to KSA.  The company is owned by none other than Jackie Andrews and Rena Fisher.  However, the Secretary of State dissolved the company on November 30, 2016 after KSA failed to file its annual report.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hood sues Google

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:  

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Public Record of the Day

Consider this spreadsheet to be the public record of the day.  The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued a $1,000 per year clothing allowance to 106 employees in 2016.  The allowance was not renewed at the end of 2016 for 17 additional employees.  It is rather interesting to see who took advantage of the allowance. Clue: Some of those receiving the allowance were not the ones who need it the most.   The records were obtained through a public records request. 

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AG gets $26 million from Moody's

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Driver killed.

JPD reported on Twitter that an 18-wheeler drove into a supporting pillar of the Fortification Street overpass at I-55S. JPD also posted this video of the aftermath.   WLBT reported the driver was killed. 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Edbuild: Adjust MAEP to increase funding per student

 Edbuild's recommendations for adjusting the MAEP formula were released today.  The legislature generated much controversy when it hired the company in October to review the formula and determine whether any changes should be made.  The company advised focusing funding on the student rather than the classroom.  It suggested that the legislature should set the minimum base formula per student at $4,840.  The report was just released.  JJ has not had time to review the study but excerpts of the summary are posted below:

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Gene is still lean & hungry for another term

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee announced last Thursday he will seek re-election.  He made the announcement at a press conference in front of Ridgeland High School.  He touted developing Highland Colony Parkway, building parks, and keeping Ridgeland safe from crime as some of his achievements.   The video of his press conference is posted below.

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Remembering Peter Finney.

Note: This post was written last fall but for some reason, it was not published.  Apologies.

A great sportswriter died last year.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Peter Finney passed away in August at the age of 88 years old.  He defined sportswriting for the entire South for several generations. The newspaper's Les East paid homage to the scribe when he passed away:

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Why we can't have nice things reason #___

Update: There were several more burglaries from Renaissance to Highway 51 in Ridgeland earlier in the weekend. Police sources say the same thieves who committed the Renaissance burglaries today are suspects in these as well. There were three similar burglaries at businesses on Highway 51 on Friday night and five more at The Township on Highland Colony Parkway late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.  Video from the security camera at Donut Palace is posted below.

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release:

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Jackson crime down nearly 20%


Major crimes in Jackson fell 18.3% in 2016 from 7,773 to 6,351.  The drop included a 20% reduction in property crimes and a 13.5% reduction in violent crime.  The biggest reductions came in house burglaries (25%) and armed robberies (20.5%).  There were also 35 fewer rapes.  Unfortunately, homicides increased to 59 from 53 a year ago.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

R.I.P. Superfly

Superfly Jimmy Snuka left this world today for the great squared circle up in the sky. This video shows him at his best.

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The Return of the Sith?

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.  District 2 Supervisor Darrell McQuirter kept his position as Hinds County Board of Supervisors President with the support of supervisors Robert Graham and Bobcat McGowan.  Supervisor Peggy Hobson-Calhoun was left out in the cold as the new junta booted her from the Vice-President position and awarded it to none other than Robert Graham.

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Social justice crusader or con artist?

Consider this post to be lawyer porn. Grenada attorney Carlos Moore made a splash Friday when he announced on Facebook that he will sue Wayne Parish on behalf of the mother of the late but not great Charles McDonald.   However, Mr. Moore made a different kind of splash up in Coahoma County a few years ago when he was accused of helping his client lie to the court in Hines v. Mascot Planting.  The motion to dismiss that cites all of Mr. Moore's falsehoods is posted below with the relevant statements highlighted in yellow for your convenience.   Mr. Moore agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice after this motion appeared. 

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It's Sunday morning

JJ presents this sermon by the late Dr. Frank Pollard for readers who can't make it to church this morning.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Walker walks away

Leroy Walker announced in the Mississippi Link that he will not run for Mayor of Jackson:

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Bill Crawford: To Ponder or Ignore

Riding the rural highways of Mississippi, it’s easy to see why so many citizens want taxes cut. Vistas of disrepair and deterioration overwhelm. Strapped folk in these areas see little benefit from state spending. To them, every precious dollar they send to state and local governments must seem to disappear down endless holes. They are beyond taxed enough already.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Here comes the lawsuit

It appears Wayne Parish will face a lawsuit over the death of Charles McDonald.

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Milli & Yung's big day out

Milli Silly Montana and Yung Fung Me show off their trip to the gun store in this Youtube video.

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This is not a joke

See the new jumpsuits issued at the Clinton jail.

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Kelly Williams: Regulators gotta regulate

And fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly. That’s why things get built that aren’t needed, cost too much, don’t work, benefit regulated companies, cost taxpayers who pay the regulators, and hurt customers who have to buy from the regulated companies. This is about Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Lignite Plant and the Mississippi Public Service Commission which regulates it. But it’s more about the unintended consequences of regulator’s ambitions and decisions. The PSC is a case in point.

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Hood releases legislative agenda

Attorney Generalissimo James Tiberius Hood issued his legislative agenda yesterday: 

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Get some LL Bean

LL Bean is having a sale right now.  Spend $100 and get 25% off.  The sale ends Tuesday.  Check it out for yourself.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Meet Southside Dee

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement: 

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Stupid crooks of the day

Two knuckleheads decided it was a good idea to rob a gun store in Mapleton, Gawgia:

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Mississippi Baptist Health Systems continues to post losses

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems continued to post operating losses in 2016.   The hospital system has suffered such losses four out of the last five years and Fitch revised its ratings outlook to negative last March.  Baptist revenue has increased but the system still suffered a $3.9 million loss that was nearly double projections.  However, that was an improvement over the previous two years that saw operating losses of $17 million and $29 million.  Baptist is also hurt by some gambling on variable rate swaps on bonds as well. 

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Carjackers sentenced

U.S. Attorney Greg Davis issued the following statement:

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

House passes campaign finance reform

Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn issued the following statement:

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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