Thursday, October 6, 2022

Richard's Disposal to Stop All Garbage Collection Saturday

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Who Will Take out the Trash Next Week?

 Will Jackson's garbage be picked up after this weekend? Inquiring minds want to know.  WLBT reported today: 

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Jackson Agrees to Consent Decree in Roadblock Lawsuit

 A consent decree will handcuff Jackson's roadblock program, better known as "Ticket, Arrest, & Tow." JPD began the program last year after the number of murders soared to record levels.  The roadblocks predictably generated no small amount of controversy.  Five Jackson residents sued the city of Jackson and JPD Chief James Davis in U.S. District Court on February 23, 2022.  The Mississippi Center for Justice represented the plaintiffs. 

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We Are Strong!!!

 Check out the new street mural on High Street at Lamar Street.

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Woman Stabs Roommate

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Tunica County Airport Director Busted

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Coming Soon

Something is on the way to rescue you from the clutches of MCU....

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Dog Fighter Caught

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Scared Straight!

 Check out the latest episode of Scared Straight: Georgia Edition

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The Evil One Can Do

A tiny infant clings to life after her mother brutally beat and bit her because she would not stop crying.   JPD arrested Danielle Richards on September 30 and charged her with felony child abuse and battery. 

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Robert St. John: The 32nd Anniversary of My 29th Birthday

Yesterday I entered my 62nd year on the planet. The thing about turning 61-years old is that I thought I would feel differently at this point in my life. I imagine— 40 years ago— when I looked at the prospect of hanging around for six decades, I probably thought I would feel like an adult by now. That's not the case. On the inside, and emotionally, I still feel like a 22-year-old. Sure, am I move just a little slower, and have slightly less energy than I did four decades ago, but to be honest with you there was a time back then when I didn't even think I would reach 30.

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NAACP Files EPA Civil Rights Complaint Against State

The NAACP filed a Title VI complaint with the EPA's  Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights against the state of Mississippi on September 27.  The complaint charges the state intentionally deprived Jackson of the money it needed to ensure its citizens had safe drinking water.

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Sid Salter: Like Barbour, Florida Gov. DeSantis now finds himself squarely on Hurricane duty

When former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced his 2003 campaign for that office, he did so in his Yazoo City hometown. When he formally announced his re-election bid in 2007, he did so in Gulfport on the Mississippi Gulf Coast – a region still devastated in every way by 2005’s catastrophic Hurricane Katrina.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

JSU Opera Students Excel

The Jackson State University issued the following press release. 

Jackson State University music students Madison Perry, Bryan Jefferson and recent graduate Maya Davis, were selected to participate in the prestigious LA Opera’s HBCU Opera Career Comprehensive over the summer.

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Revived!

Watch our man Steve bring these shoes back to life.  The Allen Edmonds Maxfields should have been trashed. However, they were a gift to an attorney from his father when he started law school so he wanted to keep them for obvious reasons. He sent them to the world champ cobbler at Bedo's Leatherworks in Falls Church, Virginny for a miracle and it was a miracle he received.  Check out the work.

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StokesTV: Blaming the Siemens Deal

 Jackson Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth I. Stokes blamed the Siemens project for much of Jackson's water woes on the Mary Wieden Show Friday.   Yes, Mr. Stokes actually appeared on Supertalk FM.   Kudos to the Supertalk crew for getting him to appear on their network. Check out what he had to say.

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Cornbread Burnt

 Corey "Cornbread" Lepard is going back to prison after graduating from the Hinds County Catch & Release program a couple of years ago.  JPD arrested Corey Lepard August 20 for allegedly stabbing a 73 year-old Herbert McCombs to death for his motorcycle on May 26.  

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SNAP Benefits Increase

The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Find This Mutt!

 Please help find Chopper.  He is lost in the Ridgeland area.  

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Corps Budgets $221 Million for One Lake Plan (Updated)

The One Lake Plan is one step closer to fruition.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budgeted $221 million for the project in a budget addendum issued today.   The Corps announced: 

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Will the Great Pumpkin Return?

 Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 


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It's a Miracle!

 Did you know heaven has a miracle department? Yup.  It even has it's own phone line for SEC football teams. 

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Frat Fight!

 It appears an episode of fisticuffs  between some coat and tie thugs occurred in the stands of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium during the gridiron match between Ole Miss and Kentucky Saturday.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

A Tale of Two Town Halls

It was a tale of two town halls as  Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes discussed a recent Capitol Police shooting at their own forums last week.  Although the subject was the same, the approach could not have been more different as one leader engaged while the other attacked.

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Coach Prime Speaks

 Coach Prime had a few things to say about NIL and none of them were good.  Check out this short clip. 

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When You're Ready

 Who would have thought the late Dr. Frank Pollard was the inspiration for A Christmas Story?  Only Dr. Pollard could work in his hunger for a Red Ryder BB gun into.a sermon on when prayers are answered but work it in he did.  Enjoy the 1994 sermon presented by one of Jackson's best-ever preachers.  

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Bill Crawford: What Jobs are Mississippians Ready for?

 In 2020 the State Board of Education added the ACT WorkKeys assessment to its accountability system as part of its goal to prepare students for college and careers. WorkKeys measures foundational skills needed in the workplace.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Flashback: The Disappearing Revenue

Once upon a time, Jackson had a Mayor who was rather far-sighted.  Mayor Dale Danks began the O.B. Curtis plant construction project.  However, Mayor Danks did something else that is forgotten today. 

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Is the Clarion-Ledger Trying to Put Jackson Restaurants out of Business?

 The Clarion-Ledger published this front page yesterday: 

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Harvey Hides the Truth

Former  Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson hides the truth yet again.  The Online Journal of Rural & Urban Research published a an article by Mr. Johnson in the spring edition that focused on Jackson's 2021 water crisis, a worthy topic for an academic publication.  

The former mayor used a great deal of facts and figures as he blamed everything under the sun for the water crisis except for one little item: the Siemens project. Yup.  It's as if he never heard of the project that blew up Jackson's water/sewer billing system, starving it of tens of millions of dollars.  The abstract shows the coverup to come: 

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A Tale of Two Posts

 Governor Tate Reeves briefed the media on Jackson's water crisis on Labor Day.  Compare the Mississippi Today report to the Governor's remarks.  Notice anything? 

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Closed!

 This really sucks. 

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Jackson Judge Closes Slum Hotel

 Collapsed roofing, pervasive mold, gas leaks, and just overall disgusting conditions are some of the reasons why a Jackson Municipal Court Judge shut down the Regency Hotel on Greymont Street Thursday. 

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Fearmongering? We Report, You Decide

Check out the front page of today's Clarion-Ledger. 

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School Grades: Canton & Jackson Improve

JJ will dig into the school ratings over the next few days but here is a quick summary of how local schools did.  Canton improved to a "B"from a "D" two years ago.  The usual suspects got A's while Jackson earned a "C".

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UMMC to Offer Burn Care

The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following statement. 

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School Ratings Improve

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Showing the Love

 Never let it be said Coach Prime doesn't care about his players....

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How Jackson's Water System Collapsed: Bullet Points Version

 Last week's post How Jackson's Water System Collapsed generated a great deal of traffic although it is a rather thorough article.  A few readers asked if JJ could post a "bullet points" version so they could better discuss the article with their friends.  Ask and ye shall receive.  Feel free to use them when out in the field engaging the enemy. 

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Serial Carjackers Sentenced

 Madison-Rankin District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following press release and mug shots. 

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Dope Man Succumbs

 The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement. 

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Y'all Politics: AG Approved TANF Volleyball Grant

Attorney General Jim Hood's lawyers approved the $5 million TANF grant to USM for the construction of a volleyball court.  Y'all Politics brought the receipts last week: 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Alleged Thief Allegedly Rams Several Police Cars

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Jackson Welshes on Waggoner for a Year

 The Lumumba administration did not pay Waggoner Engineering for the 2022 fiscal year as it managed the sewer consent decree.  

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Robert St. John: Another Blessing

 This morning I read a Business News Daily article that listed the most stressful jobs in America. Enlisted military personnel came first, firefighter, second, and airline pilot, third. Police officer landed in fourth place. I wouldn’t argue with any of those rankings. 

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$20 Million Aid for Jackson Water Advances in Senate

 Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Sierra Club Grousing Aside, Posey Capable of Leading MDWFP

It’s unlikely that Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves was either seeking or expecting any praise from the Sierra Club – a liberal environmental organization - when announcing his appointments last for the new executive director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the new executive director of the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff (PUS).

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Kidnapper in CCJ Plot Sentenced

 Madison-Rankin District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following press release and mug shot.  The press release provides more information on how a prison ring kidnapped a Ridgeland man and robbed his parents.  The Hinds County prosecutions are pending.  Unfortunately, the woman robbed in her CCJ home passed before she could see him sentenced.  Assistant District Attorney Brad Hutto asked for 120 years for Collins. 

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Killer of Father, Grandmother Pleads Guilty

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Alleged Northpark Shooter Bound Over to Grand Jury

A Ridgeland municipal court bound alleged Northpark shooter  Za'lill Patterson over to the grand jury and reduced her bond to $75,000 after she waived her preliminary hearing today.  

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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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