Monday, August 15, 2022

Flashback: Wooten Catch & Release

This post was originally published on June 21, 2020. 

Crime does indeed pay in Jackson.  Hinds County District Attorney asked Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten to revoke the bond of a first-degree murder suspect even though he later participated in a shootout and is the subject of an ATF investigation for looting a gun store.  Judge Wooten denied the request and kept his bond at $20,000.  

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Please Take Your Seats

The folks at SEC Shorts are back for another flight into football season.

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Pearl Issues Statement on Fatal Chase

 The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Man Arrested in Madison Shooting

Or (in the Rocky & Bullwinkle narrator voice): Pickett Charged!

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement and mug shot. 

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10 JSU Games to Appear on ESPN

 The Jackson State University issued the following statement. 

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Wendy White on Bonds & Fees



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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Officer Shooting Midtown

 The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement. 

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Chase Ends in Death

 A Pearl police chase ended in a crash in Flowood.  Pearl police chased a vehicle into Pearl.  Unfortunately, the suspect struck a motorcycle.  

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Jim Hill Going Downhill?

State Representative Zakiyah Summers recently walked through Jim Hill High School and didn't like what she saw.  Check out what she had to say in the August 3 video posted below.

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Sunday Sermon

 The body was winding yet the spirit was still strong as the late Dr. Frank Pollard preached in 1999.  Enjoy the remedial sermon if you missed church today.  

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Bill Crawford: Reeves Slams "Cruel" Rental Assistance

 Gov. Tate Reeves took a strong stance against “socialist experiment programs” two weeks ago, or was he just playing re-election politics?

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Jones Walker to Replace Pigott

The Mississippi Department of Human services will hire downtown law firm Jones Walker to replace attorney Brad Pigott in its clawback lawsuit.  

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DHS Update: Boot Camp Blowup?

 This post is a reprint of Anna Wolfe's story in Mississippi Today. 

Mississippi’s former welfare director said he was acting on behalf of then-Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, text messages indicate, when he funneled $1.3 million into a fitness program that the state is now targeting in its civil lawsuit to recoup millions in misspent federal dollars.

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D.L. Gardner: America's Great Expectations

Years ago I asked my students to take out a piece of paper and make a list of everything that the government was supposed to provide for us. I asked them not to write their names on the paper, but just make a list. This exercise is not original with me. A professor at a university in Florida did this years ago, and I was curious to learn what my students thought. I was also trying to help them find a good persuasive speech topic. 

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Friday, August 12, 2022

DPS: Video Clears Trooper

 The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement and video.  

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (“DPS”), the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol (“MHSP”) and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (“MBI”) have completed all necessary inquiries into an incident involving a state trooper that occurred in McComb on August 5, 2022. 

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Jones Employee Convicted of Embezzlement

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Former DPS Commish Passed Away

 Former Department of Public Safety Commissioner David Huggins passed away.  

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How the Barksdale Bullion Flows

It is often said Mississippi is nothing more than a small club with only a few degrees of separation.  What is interesting about the Battle of Blue Cross is how it brought together some of the orbs in the Barksdale universe.  While Blue Cross goes after UMMC and Mississippi Today, Barksdale bullion flows to both the hospital and the digital newspaper.  

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Here Comes the Repo Man

You simply can't make this up.  Jackson dumps over 50 million gallons of raw sewage into streams and street.  One would think cleaning up such a mess would take priority, right?  Well, WLBT reports a different story: 

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11 Monkeypox Cases in Mississippi

 The Mississippi State Health Department issued the following statement. 

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JSU Delays Move-in Days Due to H20 Problems

The Jackson State University issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Northpointe Killer Convicted

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Dan Berger: Vino Alfresco

  Dining outside can be a treat, but it has a way of affecting how we enjoy our meals, which includes wine -- which I consider to be an extra course in the meal.

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Sold!

 Campbell's Bakery gets new owners!!!  The Jackson favorite issued the following statement: 

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"The Corrupt Courtroom"

Most of the Jackson media ignored the Anthony Fox trial last week but for Therese Apel.  She gave Othor Cain the full story on what took place in the trial last week.   The interview is posted below and will probably raise more than a few eyebrows. 

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If at First You Don't Succeed......

 Can't blame the Airport Board for not trying.  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Board of Commissioners tried yet again to meet last night but was unable to do so because of a lack of a quorum.  

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Old Black Water, Keep On Rollin'....

 Just some black water flowing at the same place where JJ reported raw sewage flowing on Northside Drive a couple of months ago....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

See Dirty Dancing One More Time

 Have the time of your life one more time as Dirty Dancing returns to Malco and Tinseltown next week for not one, but two nights only.  

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Still Gagged

 Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten wasn't playing around last week in the Anthony Fox trial.  Check out the last paragraph of her gag order. 

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Health Dept. Hires New Chief Medical Officer

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Hotel Homicide

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Please Support JJ

It's time for  JJ's annual fund-raising drive.   Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. The year was rough thanks to Covid and arm surgery but JJ got through it all thanks to your help last year.  Make no mistake, this website could not have made it as far as it has without your support.  You've donated money, provided tips, and helped when it was needed.

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Police Bust Drug & Machine Gun Operation by CCJ Golf Course

Police busted a drug dealing and machine gun operation recently, just a few feet away from where children play golf at the Country Club of Jackson.  

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Robert St. John: New Orleans Restaurant Recommendations 2022

This city is, unquestionably, one of the top five restaurant cities in America. I would imagine that if one were to poll national food critics New Orleans would be listed among the top three. To my taste— and I’ve eaten extensively in most of America’s top restaurant cities— New Orleans is number one. Period. No question. End of discussion.

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Recalled to Life

The property where the old Meadowbrook McRae's stands may get a new lease on life.  Dale Partners Architects announced a new mixed-use development will replace the abandoned department store.  The firm announced on Facebook: 

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Sid Salter: Tech & Global Politics Make CHIPS & Science Act a Necessary Investment

 Mississippi Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are in near-lockstep on their votes – skewing conservative on fiscal and social issues and reflecting the views of their conservative Mississippi constituencies.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Stork Training Critical When Lives of Moms & Babies in Jeapordy

 Ruth Cummins authored the following story for UMMC. 

  In his four and a half years as an emergency medical technician with a rural ambulance service, Zachary Jackson has delivered just one baby – a full-term, healthy little one whose mom did just fine.

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Jackson Issues Water Conservation Notice

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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PERS Investment Committee Gets the Bad News

The videos and reports of the the June meeting of the PERS Investment Comittee. are posted below* The committee meets bi-monthly and is the real nuts and bolts of PERS.  The reports don't include the bloodbath that took place in the markets in the second quarter of this year but PERS still suffered a -3.5 rate of return at the end of March, shrinking the PERS portfolio by nearly $2 billion.  Don't worry,  PERS still enjoys assets of $33 billion.  

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Jackson Issues Water Pressure Notice

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Flashback: When Wooten Freed a Criminal

 This post was first published on March 11, 2020. 

Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten freed another violent criminal yesterday.  Darnell Turner is serving 45 years for strangling the mother of his child, shooting at her, and hanging her from a bridge. Of course, the thug appealed his sentence. He asked Judge Wooten to grant him a bond while he appeals his sentence.   The ever-so-gracious Circuit Court Judge ignored the Attorney General's objections and said yes, he could go home if he posted bond.  Turner made the $250,000 bond and is no longer in prison. 

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Meet Wendy White, Candidate for Circuit Judge

This post is authored and sponsored by the Wendy White for Circuit Court Judge Campaign. 

Wendy Wilson White is a new face in the election to be the next Hinds County Circuit Court Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court District, with a goal of sharing her story with every person she meets. The race is challenging, but the ability to relate to her community members makes the experience worthwhile. 

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DPS Investigates Arrest

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is investigating an arrest made during a traffic stop in Pike County after video of the arrest surfaced on social media. 

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Dummy of the Day

 The Mayor of Shreveport pulled a good one.  KTBS reported: 

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Restaurants to Jackson: "We're Tapped Out"

A group of Jackson restaurant owners demanded Jackson and state leaders work together to fix Jackson's water problems at a press conference this afternoon. 

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Mayor Discusses Water Problems

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding a press conference at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant right now.  It is streamed below.

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Jackson Dumps Over 21 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage into Town Creek

Millions and millions and millions of gallons of yes, raw sewage flowed into Jackson creeks over the last three months.  Jackson reported the overflows in a mandatory quarterly report submitted to the EPA on July 30.   The report states 21,812,740 gallons of raw sewage wound up in Town Creek alone while millions of gallons wound up Northeast Jackson creeks as well as Lynch creek.  Over 52 million gallons of raw sewage wound up in Jackson creeks. 

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Council Accuses Mayor of Conspiracy in Lawsuit

The Richard's Disposal lawsuit took an interesting little turn as the Jackson City Council accused the Mayor of civil conspiracy in a crossclaim filed Friday.

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Shaming the Fat-Pride

 Bill Maher took on a subject no one wants to talk about Friday night: obesity.  Few say anything about the obesity crisis as no one wants to incur the wrath of the outrage mob.  Indeed, the Fat Pride crowd wants to rewrite science in Soviet style so they can hide the destructive nature of their behavior.  Check out what Maher had to say below. 

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Faith v. Reason

Faith versus reason is an old debate, stretching back to the beginning of human history.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard took up the ancient question in the 1994 sermon posted below.  Enjoy the sermon. 

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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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