Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ewwwwwwwwww!

Unbelievable.

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JPD is busy tonight

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I ain't no snitch!

There is apparently some honor among thugs after all.  Pitrell Brister and his buddies tried to cram a life of crime into one night 2 1/2 years ago when they terrorized the Green Room and committed more crimes in one night. The Green Room bandits were all arrested, convicted, and sentenced this year.  However, Brister pleaded guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence but when was time for him to testify, his trap went shut. The prosecutor asked the court yesterday to throw the tougher sentence at him since a deal is no longer a deal. 

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UMMC: We tried but no luck. Sorry.

UMMC said "we tried, but no luck.  Take your Madison Courthouse membership and go home."  UMMC sent this email to all Wellness Center members this morning:

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Biker killed in crash

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

No comment.

You can't make this up.  You just can't.  Read ahead at your own risk. The stupid is strong with this one. 

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PERS employee charged with embezzlement.

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Stamps for Presidente

Jackson City Councilman Dekeither Stamps placed a few items on the agenda for today's meeting of the City Council.

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Man chased & shot down.

JPD issued the following statement and pictures:

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Opioids prescripton: Mo' jail, mo' taxes, mo' spending

There was a big, huge, yuuuge hearing at the Mississippi Medical Board of Licensure last week on proposed opioid regulations. That hearing will be the subject of an upcoming post.  The proposed regs were based upon recommendations made in September by Governor Phil Bryant's Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force. However, JJ will first take a look at the task force's recommendations before diving deep into what was covered at the hearing last week so don't get lost in the weeds.  Most of the issues that will be discussed in related posts begin with this task force. 

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Who is coming to Flowood?

What is going on at this site on Lakeland Drive?

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Porter leaving MDE

A longtime crony of the State Superintendent of Education is leaving the Mississippi Department of Education. Chief Information Officer Dr. John Q. Porter will resign his position at MDE on November 30. Contracts awarded to him and his associates have been the subject of withering criticism from the State Auditor and the PEER Committee.  The Associated Press reported:

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Sanders retires!

Enoch Sanders announced his retirement at the November 7 meeting of the Jackson City Council.  A tear must be shed as this noted community activist walks into the sunset as he leaves behind a memorable legacy.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Golden Triangle Food Fight!!!

The CEO of  Golden Triangle Development LINK lacerated, eviscerated, and mutilated the Mississippi Development Authority leadership in an interview published in the Columbus Dispatch yesterday.  Some excerpts of the interview are posted below but the rest of the article is worth reading.  The Dispatch reported:

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Bill Crawford: Do our leaders even care about health?

Have Mississippi leaders become so accustomed to bottom national rankings that they don't care anymore?
 
Take health rankings for example. Mississippi has ranked among the bottom three since 1990. You know it's bad when the Mississippi State Department of Health posts on its web site, "Mississippi ranks last, or close to last, in almost every leading health outcome."

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Love is a big word.

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1978 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fearless

Turkey meets hunter.  What could possibly happen?

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People gone nuts.

JPD issued the following statement.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Ouch!

What is it about Alabama-Auburn that brings out the stupid? 

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Chancellors back out of Christmas light fight

Two Chancellors recused themselves from a court fight over Christmas lights.  Eddy and Cecile Edwards  asked the Madison County Chancery Court to issue an injunction against the Richardson family on Sundial Road in Madison and declare their annual Christmas light display to be a nuisance.

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City stonewalls on library records.

Update (11:15 AM): Guess what just popped up in email?  ;-)

The city of Jackson has not provided records about the repairs to the Eudora Welty library roof to this website even though the request was submitted six weeks ago. 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kingston Frazier suspect posts bond.

Update: Wakefield posted bond and is no longer in custody. 

Madison County Circuit Judge Bill Chapman set bond for Dwan Wakefield, Jr. at $275,000.  Wakefield is charged with capital murder in the death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.  He was denied bond at a June preliminary hearing.  Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker's website states that he is still incarcerated. 

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Supremes rule against State Auditor in DMR case

Public Records laws won a victory in Mississippi today.  The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled against Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering that Department of Marine Resources records sought by the Sun-Herald (Gulf States Publishing) were not exempt from the Mississippi Public Records Act.

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I'ts up to the Boss.

Attorney General Jim Hood said his decision on whether he will run for Governor in 2019 will rest upon his family's consent.  He made the remarks at a press conference yesterday at the Sillers Building.  Watch for yourself.

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Feds: Jackson's sanctuary policy may be illegal

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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He stood his ground

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More jailhouse rock

Kingfish will be tied up most of the afternoon so here is another installment of our Jailhouse Rock video series.  Our yewts from last week posted another video.  What's funny is one of them took down his Facebook page after JJ posted one of his videos even though no names were mentioned in the post.  Nice to know that JJ has a readership in the jail.  In this video, some prisoners channel their inner Michael Jackson.

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Catch this redneck

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement and photos.

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No charges filed against teen protecting mother.

The Jackson Police Department issued more information about a deadly crash on Ridgewood Road that happened in August:

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Casablanca returns to big screen tonight

Casablanca will return to the big screen tonight at Malco to celebrate its 75th anniversary.


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President of School Resource Officer group charged with embezzling over $150,000

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement. 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Settled!

Kimberly Bracey's sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Jackson and former Mayor Tony Yarber was dismissed on November 9.  U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan said that the case was dismissed with prejudice due to a settlement between the parties.  The order is posted below.

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Rez robbers meet Waterloo

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:

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Cease-fire declared in Ridgeland hotel wars

Developers struggled for nearly a year but managed to win approval from the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen last week to build two hotels.  The Board approved the construction of a Holiday Inn Express and Hilton Tru hotel on a unanimous vote.  However, the Board also extended a moratorium on hotel construction for another 180 days.  The moratorium will not apply to these two hotels.

New rendering of proposed Holiday Inn Express

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Hinds gets a nice check for tax sales.

Secretary of State Gibbit Hosemann issued the following statement.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Grinches or Angels?

Two Madison attorneys are trying to stop their neighbors from having their annual Christmas light display.  Eddy and Cecile Edwards  asked the Madison County Chancellor to issue an injunction against the Richardson family on Sundial Road in Madison and declare the display to be a nuisance.Mr. Edwards is an attorney at Phelps Dunbar while Mrs. Edwards is a Professor at Mississippi College School of Law. 

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Smith Park restoration to commence

Downtown Jackson Partners issued the following statement. Artist renderings of Smith Park pre- and post-restoration are posted below.

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Another court orders Carlos Moore to pay up

Carlos the Clown lost again.  A Chancellor awarded a $28,846 judgement against attorney Carlos Moore's firm, the Moore Law Office, after it failed to honor an assignment of part of a BP lawsuit settlement that was awarded to his client.

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Swamp bubbles from Madison County

If one is going to keep an eye on the politicians, it's a good idea to stick around when they decide to go into executive session.  The real fun usually takes place after the executive session - when most of the audience has left.  The Madison County Board of Supervisors are no exception to using this old trick as they proved last week. 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bill Crawford: Reeve's tax cuts are risky for teachers and retirees.

State economist Darrin Webb projects state general fund revenues will fall for the third consecutive year. That's unusual. According to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, declines of just two years in a row "have only occurred four previous times since 1970."

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Kindness

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon on kindness presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard in 1988 at First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

Note: Dr. Pollard makes some interesting points about prayer in public schools at 13:00.  His stance is not as predictable as one would think. 

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14 year-old girl shot (Update: Victim died)

Update #2 (11/14/17 7:05 PM): The victim, Alexandria Love, died of her injuries.  Charges will be upgraded for Elmore. 

Update: Shooting suspect, Sheroderick Elmore has been located and is now in custody for Aggravated Assault in the shooting that occurred on William McKinley Circle.


JPD issued the following statements.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Run, Redneck, Run!

Craziness in Oklahoma City:

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Cellblock Chillin'

Everyone else is taking off this afternoon so the Kingfish will follow the crowd today.  Here is another Facebook Live video shot from the cells of the Hinds County jail in October.    Watch around 12:30 in the video. You simply can't make this stuff up.

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Happy Birthday to the Corps

The Marine Corps is 242 years old today.  One can't celebrate the Corps' birthday without posting at least video.

Sergeant Major Jiggs leads Marines

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Zoo needs volunteers tomorrow morning

The Jackson Zoo needs volunteers for cleanup tomorrow morning.  This Saturday (November 11th, 8 to 10 am) is the Zoo's last landscaping day of this year, as many get into holiday activities in December. We will be focusing on the last of the autumn clean up, such as removing invasive plants, raking, and pruning.Yes, you can bring your own tools and gloves.   The volunteer gates will be open from about 8 to 8:15 am, after which all our landscapers will be sent throughout the park with tasks, and the gates will be closed.  This is a good service project for youths as well.


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Clinton catches (alleged) carjacker

The Clinton Police Department arrested a suspected carjacker last night. A victim was carjacked in Clinton Wednesday evening after his car was rear-ended by the suspect's vehicle. JPD assisted in the arrest. Police are still looking for two additional suspects.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

David Watkins indicted

A Madison County grand jury indicted David Watkins for embezzlement on October 24.  Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement:

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Black Friday is almost here

Black Friday is almost here.  You can check out the Black Friday ads at this website.  Consider this post a JJ PSA. 

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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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