Monday, April 22, 2019

The Naked News, Capitol Street Edition


 A  Naked Man Event (NME)  took place Saturday night in front of the Mayflower Cafe.  An adult male stood at the corner of Roach Street and Capitol Street, caddy-corner to the Mayflower Cafe at 6:45 PM, and proceeded to take off his clothes.  The street theatre performance continued as he proceeded to channel his inner Cassius Clay and jump rope off and on for the next 20-30 minutes.

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14 Year-Old Shot to Death

JPD tweeted the following statements.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Blazer Block

Check out what has been blocking Greymont Avenue since Thursday:

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Missing Child Alert

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Happy Easter

The late Dr. Frank Pollard delivered a powerful Easter message in this 1999 sermon on the Pre-Easter Parade.  Enjoy Easter Sunday.

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Bill Crawford: Strong Safety Net Not Socialism

Evil socialism is about to take over America and Mississippi.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

"The Kick Heard Round the World"

Larusso or Lawrence, who ya got? Did Daniel cheat? Should Johnny be the legend? ESPN's 30 for 30 answers these questions and more, much more, as it takes a look at one of the most storied rivalries in sports history. 

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D.A. Withdraws Brune Indictment

Former Downtown Jackson Partners employee Linda Brune no longer faces the prospect of going to prison.  Madison-Rankin Assistant District Attorney Ashley Allen withdrew the indictment for embezzlement yesterday in Madison County Circuit Court.

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Gluckstadt Glitch?

It looks like the Gluckstadt incorporation is not a done deal, after all.   Peco Foods and Ron Hutchinson filed notices of appeal yesterday in Madison County Chancery Court.  Attorney Bob Montgomery represents Peco Foods while attorney Sheldon Alston, SR represents Mr. Hutchinson.  Chancellor James Walker approved the incorporation of Gluckstadt recently.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Measles Traveler visits Hattiesburg

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobb is holding a press conference on Measles right now.  Watch the presser below.  Apparently a  traveler with measles visited Hattiesburg.  There were two locations were people may have been exposed. April 9 at Subway Restaurant at Circle K (Highway 11) in Hattiesburg between 2 and 4 PM and Raising Canes on Hardy Street  on April 5 from 10-11 PM.

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Zoo Re-opens Tomorrow

Thanks to the Jackson Zoo staff and the crew sent by City of Jackson Parks and Recreation, clean up and immediately necessary repairs from Thursday's storms were completed ahead of schedule, around noon today (Friday).  The park is ready for weekend and holiday visitors starting at 9 am on Saturday, April 20th.

The Jackson Zoo Discovery team will be ready for the Earth Day Celebration in the Gertrude C Ford Education Building starting at 10 am, with activities continuing until 1 pm. The activities are included with general admission and membership.

In addition, the Livingston Train and the Endangered Carousel will be running for $2 per ride, and Back Yard Burgers will be open in the Elephant House Cafe from 10 am until 2 pm with lunch and treat options. Please follow for further updates.

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You Geaux, Girl!

Imagine the surprise a woman felt when she dropped her truck off at the shop for repair only to see a dealership employee joy-riding in her truck later in the day? Peggy Thompson was quite shocked to see a Mac-Haik employee doing just that recently.  However, this being 2019, she did what most people today would do: she took pictures of the joy-riding with her Iphone and posted it for all to see on Facebook - in the public section, of course:

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Receiver Submits Report in Lamar Adams Case

Receiver Alysson Mills submitted her status report to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves yesterday.  Judge Reeves appointed Ms. Mills to recover assets for the SEC in the Lamar Adams timber fraud case.  The report is posted below although there is little new information for JJ readers who are following the case on this website. However, the report provides an update on all litigation concerning the Lamar Adams case. 

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Shakedown at MDOC

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement.

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Power Out at Jail

Update:  Power restored.

JJ is experiencing technical difficulties, actually a difficulty as in no power since yesterday afternoon.  However,  never fear, JJ can report one bit of news. The power is out at RDC and the generators don't work.  Needless to say,  there are quite a few ticked off inmates as the inability to recharge their iPhone is quite maddening to them. 
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

555 & Counting

The CDC reports there were 555 cases of Measles from January 1 to April 11.  The CDC reports on its website:

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Jay Hughes: Auditor Blames Schools

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Fox40's Mike Sands disclosed the heartbreaking news this week that he is leaving the station and returning to Philadelphia, PA.   The beloved sportscaster has been fighting cancer for quite some time but things took a tragic turn.  The video of his announcement is posted below. 

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Madison County Schools Closing Early

The Madison County School District issued the following statement .

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Bedwetter Alert: Flying Circus Edition

The BBC made the mistake of attacking Monty Python for being too white.  Yes, this doofus of diversity thought it was a good idea to risk bombardment by the Flying Circus.  The Telegraph reported:

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Baker Will Take "Heartbeat Bill" to Supreme Court if Need Be as A.G.

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Today, conservative, Republican candidate for Mississippi Attorney General Mark Baker vowed to take the fight for Mississippi’s “Heartbeat Bill,” all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if needed.

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Hinds County Remembers the Easter Flood

JJ continues to remember the Easter Flood of 1979.  Hinds County produced a slide show to commemorate the disaster.  It is posted below. 

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West Capitol Street Homicide

JPD tweeted the following statement.

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Brandon Amphitheater Beating Expectations

The Brandon amphitheater exceeded projections.  Brandon Mayor Butch Lee said the note was paid for the year with money left over to fund improvements at the complex.   WLBT reported last night:

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Sid Salter: Education, Healthcare, Roads and Taxes, As Usual, Will Dominate 2019 Elections

My active observations of Mississippi statewide elections stretch back to the 1970s and what remains fascinating to me is how little the issues have changed since those days.

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State Auditor: Fewer Teachers & Students BUT More Admins in Public Schools

State Auditor Shad White said spending on administrators "ballooned" while the number of teachers and students fell in Mississippi public schools over the last ten years.  Mr. White made the allegations in a report he released this morning.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

How Do You Pronounce "Gautier"?

The folks at It's a Southern Thing, Y'all came up with some interesting pronunciations of Mississippi towns.

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Investigator Sentenced in Fraud Case

The Justice Department issued the following statement

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Remembering the Easter Flood

It's been 40 years since Jackson suffered the Easter Flood.  Most of downtown Jackson went underwater.  The roof of the Coliseum suddenly appeared as an isle of white in the midst of a sea of brown.  Homes were lost, businesses were ruined, and countless families suffered the pain of rebuilding as the unforgiving water spared no effort in spreading a path of destruction. 

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"White Folks Still Run This Thing"

"These Uncle Tom Negroes", "White folks still run this thing", Jim Hood, water bills,  and other complaints filled the Sunday morning talk show for Kenneth Stokes and the Reverend P.J. Williams. The Reverend even provided a well-informed discussion on the drug trade. Enjoy.  REEEEEEEEVVVVVV!!!!!!!

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When the Music Stops

Great.  A school district is forced to cut its music education programs. The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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MHP Wants You!

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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FDA Changes Policy on Opioid Withdrawal

Chronic pain sufferers just obtained some relief from the FDA.  The agency advised physicians to slowly wean patients off of opioids if they are "physically dependent" instead of suddenly going "cold turkey."  FDA issued the safety bulletin posted below yesterday:

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Monday, April 15, 2019

When Tragedy Gives Life

UMC issued the following press release written by Ruth Cummins.

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Notre Dame Burning Down

Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire.  Streaming video posted below. Please no, just no. 

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5 Years Yet No Justice for Murdered Grandmother

The family of the late Helen Harrion still waits for justice to be served after the South Jackson grandmother was killed five years ago.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Alonzo Stewart for her murder but the case continues remain stuck in the mud of the state mental health system. 

Credit: WLBT

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MDOC Costs Rise

The PEER Committee issued the following statement. 

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Oh No, Oloh Fire Dept. Bookkeeper Arrested

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Funny But True

What do Julian Assange, Aunt Becky, and a porn star lawyer have in common? They were all the subject of a Saturday Night Live video last night:

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Domestic Violence Murder in Ridgeland

 Update: Son allegedly killed father.

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Check out this frightening video of the tornado that ripped through Vicksburg yesterday. It was shot by someone at Key City Brewing Company.

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Experiencing New Life

If the weather kept you from going to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Bill Crawford: Status Quo Makes No Sense

Whether you deplore the way the Mississippi Legislature currently operates or you rejoice in its works, change is needed. The status quo makes no sense.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

The New Dylan

Listen at your own peril.  Don't say you weren't warned.

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Could've Been Worse

A carjacking suspect took Florida deputies for a crazy ride in this video as he sought a suicide by cop. Unfortunately, he got his wish. 

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Priester Speaks!

The Kingfish will be tied up for the afternoon and unable to post.  However, don't despair.  Posted below is a recent interview Jackson City Council President Melvin Priester, Jr. gave to WSJU-TV.  Enjoy.

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Crimestoppers Alert

Crimestoppers issued the following alert.

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Sale of the Day

Quite a few of you asked when Allen Edmonds will have a good sale, so JJ is letting you know there is one right now.  You can order from their website.   If you want to save even more money, you can buy their Factory seconds.  However, the seconds are on a different website and use a different procedure for ordering. 

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Court to Approve Sale of Lamar Adams Home.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves will hold a hearing to approve the final sale of Lamar Adams' home on 134 St. Andrews Drive in Jackson on May 10.

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Rankin Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Attorney General Jim Hood 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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