Monday, June 25, 2018

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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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County Wants to Purchase Eudora Welty Library

The Eudora Welty Library might have new owners.  The Hinds County Board of Supervisors offered to purchase the building from the City of Jackson. Board President Mike Morgan stated in a June 20 letter addressed to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and the City Council:

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Whit Hughes Speaks to the Voters

Congressional District Candidate Whit Hughes penned the following letter to  voters in the 3rd District. 

Faith and family have always driven my decision-making. That certainly was the case with my entry
into this Congressional race. But, honestly, a good bit of my motivation also has to do with that I
feel the same way so many Mississippians do about how we handle politics.


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Three Homicides Last Night

JPD issued the following statements this morning. 

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Like a Boss

A British SAS soldier took on six Taliban members in a tunnel in the dark. The Daily Star (U.K.) reported:

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Getting to Where You are Going

"If you get where you are going, where are you going to be? Where does the road you are traveling on take you just now?" asked the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1990 sermon.  Enjoy it if you can't make it to church this morning.

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Bill Crawford: Standing Up for Our Military Assets

"The defense authorization act is one of the most consequential bills that Congress considers each year," wrote Sen. Roger Wicker in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. "I championed several provisions in this year’s bill to advance our defense strategy and support the role that Mississippi plays in our national defense."

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Double Homicide at Van Mark

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement.

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It's Only 5 Mills

The JPS $65 bond issue will apparently cost five mills if it is approved.  JPS revealed the amount of the millage at the April 15 meeting of the School Board.

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His Watch Has Ended

Former JPD Commander James McGowan posted this message on Facebook Thursday:

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Out!

JPD Chief Anthony Moore is out.  The new Chief is James Davis.  Chief Davis served as Deputy Chief under Chief Moore and Chief of Patrol Operations under Chief Lee Vance. 

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Federal Home Cooking in Lamar Adams case?

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves finally appointed a receiver to handle the Lamar Adams assets in S.E.C. v. Lamar Adams et al.  The winner is.....

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Integrity



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Ben Allen Announces His Retirement

Downtown Jackson Partners Presidente issued the following statement.

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AIRBORNE!!!

Somehow the driver survived.  WLBT posted this video.

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No Indictment Means Accused Child Molester Gets Bond

Accused child molester Christopher Patton might get out out of jail after Judge Tomie Green reduced his bond due to a lack of indictment.  Christopher Patton was a Jackson Public Schools Bus Driver who was arrested for allegedly committing sexual assault against an elementary school student in early December.  WLBT reported he was charged with gratification of lust and sexual battery.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stabbed to Death in Northpointe

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Supremes OK Internet Sales Taxes

The Supreme Court reversed itself and ruled that state internet sales taxes are legal.  The vote was 5-4. Read it and weep. 

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Vote for Whit Hughes



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Support Jackson Jambalaya

It's time for the annual fund-raising drive for Jackson Jambalaya.

Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. We've come a long way since we started up in 2007.  This blog couldn't have gotten as far as it has without support from the readers.  You've donated money, provided tips, and helped provide information when it was needed.  JJ is asking for your help again this year.

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Ridgeland approves Costco Gas Station

Never let it be said that Ridgeland is a quitter.  The Board of Alderman approved a Costco gas station this week. The Mississippi Business Journal reported:

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Coast Coliseum Gets Some Federal Money

Senator Roger Wicker, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Representative Stephen Pallazzo issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

For the Children

Some parents take things waaaaaaaaaaay too seriously.

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"What Kind of Human Being Does This?"

Video of the short but emotional hearing is posted below. 

So said Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill as he sentenced  Loran Blackwell to spend the rest of her life behind bars for participating in the murder of 81 year-old Lee Kendrick in 2015.  Judge Weill told the self-admitted prostitute "You, Loran Danielle Shell-Blackwell, are devoid of conscience."  A jury convicted her last week of capital murder. 



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Zoo Board Has First Public Meeting

The Board of the Jackson Zoological Society held its first public meeting yesterday.   WJTV reported:

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Brandon Busts Heroin Dealers

The Brandon Police Department issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Little Interest or Intrigue in Runoffs

For voters, the June 26 primary runoff elections are unfortunately looking like low turnout, low interest affairs that don’t promise much to voters in terms of the opportunity to substantially change their ballot choices in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty....

Don't move......

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Here We Go Again.....

So how many times has this water line on Kings Highway been repaired?

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One Voice Will Lead School Bond PR Campaign

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said at his weekly press conference yesterday that local non-profit company One Voice will lead a campaign to drum up public support for the JPS bond referendum.  The $65 million bond referendum is scheduled to take place on August 7.  Mayor Lumumba said it was "an opportunity to raise money without taxes going up." 

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6th Pleads Guilty in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Mississippi real estate investor Ivan Spinner became the sixth real estate investor to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing investigation into bid rigging at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Mississippi, the Department of Justice announced.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

James Tulp: Yes, This is the President I Want.

Full disclosure- I did not vote for Donald Trump in the primary. I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about voting for him in the general election either. At that point, I was not 100% certain that he was the president I wanted, but I voted for him anyway.

On June 8th, Robert McElvaine wrote a piece for the Clarion Ledger titled, “Is this the president you want?” and asked readers to put aside party affiliation and who you voted for in 2016 while he lists his negative opinions about the man; implying Trump supporters were too stupid or too mesmerized by Trump to think about such things clearly.

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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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Governor Appoints New MEMA Director

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement. 

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Get Ready to Vote for Some School Bonds

Jackson voters will decide on August 7 whether to approve a $65 million bond issue for the Jackson Public School District.  The Jackson City Council approved placing the referendum on the ballot on August 11.  The vote was unanimous.


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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kendrick Killer convicted

Loren Shell Blackwell screamed at prosecutors as Judge Weill pronounced her guilty of capital murder in the death of 81 year-old Lee Kendrick.   WAPT posted exclusive video of the scene on its website.

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Sunday Morning Sermon, Father's Day Edition

If you can't make it to church this morning,  enjoy this beautiful Father's Day Sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson) in 1997.

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Bill Crawford: Mississippi Leaders Don't Stand Up to Trump

Trump tariffs and retaliatory tariffs are no big deal for Mississippi say key Republican leaders. "Everything will work out," is their mantra.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dazed and Live

Nothing like remastered Led Zeppelin live on a Saturday night. Enjoy.

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Don't Fail the Children

Local social media influencer Othor Cain urged Jacksonians to support the $65 million school bond referendum scheduled to take place in August. Mr. Cain wrote on Facebook yesterday:

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GIT!

Rednecks gonna redneck.  This 2017 video has it all.

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McBride Has a New Home

The accused killer of 6 year-old Kingston Frazier is in prison.  Byron McBride, Jr.  was convicted in Holmes County of non-residential burglary.  His sentence is two years.  

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Friday, June 15, 2018

No Gun Rights for Baby-Killer

Rankin County Circuit Judge John Emfinger denied a convicted baby-killer's petition to restore his gun rights last month.



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Court: Landrum Committed Fraud

The trials of David Landrum continue after a Chancellor said he committed some fraud while trying to move progress along in one of his developments in Madison County.

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Who Owns It?

Much has been made about the deteriorating area around the Jackson Zoo.  WLBT took a deeper dive into the mess and started naming the landowners:

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Public Defender: I was Fired for Running against Judge Priester

Update: WE GOT A TAPE!!!

 


Attorney Bridgette Morgan claims she was fired from her Hinds County Public Defender position because she qualified to run against Hinds County Court Judge Melvin Priester, Sr.  Ms. Morgan made the allegation in lawsuit that was filed today in U.S. District Court.   The defendants are Hinds County and  Chief Public Defender Michelle Purvis Harris.

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Amber Alert ID'ed Wrong Woman

Attorney Warren Martin issued the following statement. 

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JPS Bond Issue: Golden Showers yet Again

The "Million Dollar Bonds" should be the nickname for the proposed issue of JPS bonds for $65 million since the proposed professional service fees will be $1.1 million.  Rankin County's bond fees for a $100 million sale was slightly over $300,000.  The notorious Siemens deal only had fees of $640,000 even though the bond issue was $90 million.  However, JPS bonds must be really special because everyone is getting paaaiiiiiid on this deal.  JJ obtained a schedule of the fees through a public records request.  Read them and weep.

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West Rankin Leader: Build It!

The Executive Director of the West Rankin Utility Authority recommended building a wastewater treatment plant Monday.  West Rankin uses the City of Jackson's Savanna wastewater treatment plant.

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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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