Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Police News Update.

Posted below are the press releases issued by several law enforcement agencies.  Two people died when a bus overturned in Desoto County.  A suspect led Rankin deputies on a chase and tried to beat down the boys in blue but wound up instead with the jailhouse blues.  JPD seeks help in identifying some burglary suspects.

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Troy Odom for Chancery Judge



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It's the Big One!!!

A crime victim must have watched Sanford & Son.   WBTV (Matthews, NC) reported:

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Homicide on Teresa Drive

JPD issued the following statement.

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Apel Leaves Clarion-Ledger

Star reporter Theres Apel left the Clarion-Ledger to become the Communications Director at the Department of Public Safety.  JJ wishes her the best.  Congrats on the new job.  Her predecessor, Warren Strain, assumed a similar position at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. 

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Sid Salter: Senate Runoff Takes National Flavour

 As it happened on Nov. 6, the pollsters on both sides were uncannily accurate in their predictions that Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy would run a close first and second in the open primary and leave Republican challenger Chris McDaniel a distant third with Democrat Tobey Bartee bringing up the rear.

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Clinton PD Busts Weed Op

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Monroe Gets Back Up

Gun-totin' thieves hit Monroe's Donut's on McDowell Road yesterday.  A reader asked in the comments section yesterday if the keyboard warriors who professed outrage at the dastardly deed would make a trip to south Jackson to buy some donuts from Monroe.  Well, the Kingfish took up the suggestion and visited the donut shop late this morning.



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Tuition Toss Registration Ends Tonight

On behalf of College Savings Mississippi, Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced that registration for the 2018 College Savings Mississippi Tuition Toss at this year’s Egg Bowl will officially open on Monday, October 1, 2018.



“College Savings Mississippi is pleased to offer this and other scholarship opportunities throughout the year to help Mississippians save for their education,” said Treasurer Fitch, Chair of the College Savings Mississippi Board.  “With the average cost for two full-time semesters at Mississippi’s eight public universities more than $7,000, this $2,529 scholarship can make a real difference.”



MACS accounts can be used to pay for tuition, mandatory fees, certain room and board expenses, books, and technology like laptops.  It can now also be used for K12 tuition at public, private, and religious elementary and secondary schools.



Entry in the Egg Bowl Tuition Toss is open to students, between the ages of 18 and 24, who are enrolled at a Mississippi public 4-year university.  The runner-up for the Tuition Toss will also win a MACS scholarship, in the amount of $529.  Contestants and alternates are responsible for their own admission to the Egg Bowl, which will be held on November 22, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi.  College Savings Mississippi is the official halftime sponsor for the 2018 Egg Bowl.



Registration for the College Savings Mississippi Egg Bowl Tuition Toss ends at 11:45 pm on November 13, 2018.  Complete rules for the 2018 College Savings Mississippi Egg Bowl Tuition Toss can be found now at: http://www.treasurerlynnfitch.com/collegesavingsmississippi/Pages/Events.aspx

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Feds Accuses Jackson Catholic Diocese of Covering Up Priest's Fraud

The Department of Homeland Security claimed the Catholic Diocese of Jackson covered up a scheme by a Starkville priest that bilked parishioners and the Church out of tens of thousands of dollars.  The allegations are part of an application for a search warrant that was unsealed recently in U.S. District Court.  The FBI obtained the warrant to search the premises of the Diocese and St. Joseph Parish.  The FBI also sought to seize records and various electronic devices. The priest raised money for his phony cancer treatments,  an orphanage, and a chapel in Mexico.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Encore

One finale salute to our nation's veterans.

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Monroe's Donuts Robbed

JPD issued the following statement on Twitter:

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Matchbook Monday

Readers are going to enjoy today's edition of Matchbook Monday as there are some real gems posted below.  Some real Jackson history is posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.  Enjoy.

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Remember the Veterans

Enjoy this video honoring our veterans.  Don't watch it in kitchen with onions lying around.

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Classy.

A pair of Clarksdale parents allegedly beat members of the Clarksdale High School band after their son learned he would not play in Friday night's performance.  Fox 13 (Memphis) reported:

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Eisenhower Would be Proud

The folks at It's a Southern Thing, Y'all are back with another video.  Just curious, does this really happen at holiday time?

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"Be a Happy Sinner"

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Matthew 5:3 in this 1990 sermon.  Today's top is the Sermon on the Mount. Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Hyde-Smith Trumps Espy

The hand has begun writing on the wall. The not-so-slim lady is tuning her pipes. The Nov. 27 run-off between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy is all but a done deal, with Hyde-Smith the clear winner.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

New for Christmas

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Greenville Football Player Dies

A Greenville High School football player who broke his neck a week ago in a football game against Madison Central died today.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Waller Waves Goodbye

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller, Jr. Announced he will retire at the end of January. 

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Vitter Resigns

Ole Miss issued the following statement.

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Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday presents some vintage restaurants from a long time ago.....

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Wild Dogs Kill Three Zoo Animals

The Jackson Zoo issued the following statement.

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Only a Dozen Jackson-Area Schools Show Kindergarten Readiness

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Victim Tied Up in Northeast Home Invasion

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

UMMC to Begin CBD Oil Trials

UMMC issued the following statement.

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Madison Attorney Sentenced

Madison County attorney Sharon Plunkett will serve six years in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzlement in Madison County Circuit Court. She was indicted a year ago for embezzling from her law firm, Young, Williams, P.A. 

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Hyde-Smith Accepts Debate Invitation

The Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith campaign issued the following statement.

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Hero Comes Home

Get out the tissues.  Heartwarming scene took place at Northwest Rankin Middle School.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dispatch From Pelahatchie (War Edition)

The War of the Muscadines continues in Pelahatchie as Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem notified the Board of Aldermen this week that she intends to sue the Board and Town Clerk.  Mayor Beechem's attorney, Thomas Bellinder, provided the notice to the Board of Aldermen at its meeting Monday night.

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Missing Child Alert! (FOUND!)

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following alert.

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OLOL Fires CEO for "forgery and embezzlement".

The Board of Directors for the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation fired the foundation's president yesterday.  The Foundation owns the Our Lady of the Lake Medical System in Baton Rouge.  The hospital said he was fired for embezzlement.  Former Clarion-Ledger star Elizabeth Crisp reported yesterday in the   Morning Advocate:

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Sid Salter: If 14th Amendment Can Be Nullified by Executive Order, Why Not 1st or 2nd?

One day after most of us engaged in the single most important duty of American citizenship – exercising the precious right to vote – can we please take a deep breath as a country and stop the national hysteria over whether this or any U.S. president can nullify the 14th Amendment guarantee of birthright citizenship by executive order?
While there are those who will vigorously debate the question from both perspectives – the president can or the president can’t – the consensus among legal scholars other than those who are hard to the right is that neither President Donald Trump nor any other president possesses that power under the Constitution.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Night Thread: RUNOFFS!!!

It's finally over but for a few run-offs elections.  Who will be on the bench tomorrow? Will Priester hold off the two challengers? Will Tomie roll over Kimalon? Can McDaniel score the upset and make a runoff? Will there be a Blue Tsunami in congressional races or will the Trumpster do his Br'er Rabbit number once again? Consider this post to be the election night thread.  Get the election results here.   Meanwhile, we could all use a laugh. Enjoy.

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Mississippi Students Lead in NAEP Gains

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release.

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie (WOO! Edition)

Last night was the first Monday of November and that meant Rankin County NITRO! in Pelahatchie as the Mayor, her aunt, and the Board of Aldermen went at it yet again in typical WWE fashion.

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Chaney: Make Smart Choices When Choosing Medicare Plan

Note: Insurance Commish Mike Chaney submitted this column.

As Insurance Commissioner I take my responsibilities of protecting the consumers of this state very seriously. Never is that more true than when it comes to the ever growing complex issues facing seniors in Mississippi relating to their health coverage. Rising health care costs put a strain on many retirement budgets and seniors need to remain well informed to make the most economical decisions.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Judicial Elections Open Thread

Now's your chance to discuss the judicial elections that will take place tomorrow.  County Court, Circuit Court, Chancery Court, and even the Court of Appeals are on the ballot tomorrow in most precincts in the Jackson metro area.   However, there is one thing the Kingfish noticed.  Very few of the County Court and Circuit Court candidates are discussing one issue that comes before those courts: crime.  Just an observation.  Fire away.

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Adopt This Mutt!

Meet Hayes, a beautiful Boxer up for adoption.

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Senate Race Thread.

OK, here is your chance to comment on the Senate and congressional races . I'll do a separate one for the judicial races.  Fire away.

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Matchbook Monday

It's time for Matchbook Monday.  Some real Jackson history is posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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NCAA Overturns Part of Ole Miss Sanctions

Standing up to fight means sometimes a few battles will be won.  Ole Miss won a battle last week when the NCAA withdrew "the most onerous sanction" levied against the football program earlier last year.  The NCAA imposed sanctions that  included a post-season ban, reduction in scholarships, and a limit on unofficial visits.  Ole Miss still can't go to a bowl game this year but the NCAA overturned the unofficial visits restriction.  Unfortunately for Ole Miss, the NCAA refused to withdraw the finding that of a lack of institutional control.  Ole Miss issued the following statement about the NCAA's decision:

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Repost: Hambrick Killer Blessed by Green

This post was originally published on March 10, 2017.

Eric Hambrick

The life of Eric Hambrick is worth less than ten years in Hinds County.  Hinds County Circuit JudgeTomie Green blessed his killer, Arkel Coleman, with a sentence that put him back on the streets in 2025.   Coleman beat him to death and robbed him nearly two years ago at the Waffle House on High Street. 

Mr. Hambrick was an employee at MEMA.   He was a talented singer as he performed in the Mississippi Opera and in the choir at First Baptist Church (Jackson).  He attended Thursday night choir practice on May 28, 2015.  He unfortunately stopped at the Waffle House on High Street at 10:30 PM.  The 19 year-old Arkel Coleman thought the 52 year-old man would be easy prey and beat him with his fists.  Mr. Hambrick fell to the ground and sustained more injuries when his head violently struck the pavement.  His family removed him from life support a few days later.  Arkel Coleman and his accomplice, Sherderwick Anderson, removed a ring that they fancied from a dying Eric Hembrick's finger.  Police arrested the pair within a few days. 

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"Get Me Some Oxygen"

The Packers-Patriots game tonight gives me an excuse to post one of the most hilarious football plays ever.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard tackles creation, evolution, and the book of Genesis in this edition of Sunday Morning Sermon. Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Usury Proscriptions Forgotten

Living in a very Christian state, most Mississippians should remember the biblical proscriptions on usury.

Here's one: "Thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion, and has forgotten me, saith the Lord God." (Ezekiel 22:12)

Many Mississippi leaders have forgotten.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Over $39,000 Raised to Help Deputy's Wife with Cancer Expenses

First Responders of Mississippi presented the wife of a Rankin County deputy with a $39,082 check yesterday. The money was raised during a September fund-raiser to help defray the medical expenses of Jackie Evans.

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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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