Friday, April 24, 2015

Rudy returns fire at Mayor Mary

Dorsey Carson, attorney for Rudy Warnock, and Mr. Warnock both issued the following statements. Mr. Warnock is the engineer for Madison County.

Dorsey Carson, Esq.:

We are analyzing all potential claims, and no final decision has been made as to which legal causes of action will be pursued. Mayor Mary Hawkins continues her persistent efforts to harm and destroy the reputation and business of Warnock & Associates, so the claim of Intentional Interference with Business Relations and Contract is expected to be a part of the suit.

A few years ago, after Mayor Hawkins made these same allegations to the press, to the FBI, and to the State Auditor, W&A produced all of its contracts, subcontracts, and invoices to the State Auditor, and to the press. After a thorough and expensive investigation by the State Auditor at Mayor Hawkins' insistence, funded by Mississippi taxpayers, the finding was that W&A had under billed the County by $200,000.

Mayor Hawkins is clearly operating outside the scope of her official duties, so at this time we anticipate suit against her in her individual capacity. We do not anticipate filing suit against the City of Madison, as Madison taxpayers should not have to pay to defend Mayor Hawkins against her individual tortious actions.

Rudy Warnock: 


APRIL 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WARNOCK & ASSOCIATES IS A CIVIL ENGINEERING FIRM THAT PROVIDES ENGINEERING SERVICES THROUGHOUT MISSISSIPPI.  WARNOCK & ASSOCIATES SPECIALIZES IN ROADWAY DESIGN, BRIDGE DESIGN, WATER AND SEWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS, TRAFFIC ENGINEERING, SURVEYING, SITE DEVELOPMENT, AND GENERAL CIVIL ENGINEERING. 

WARNOCK & ASSOCIATES WAS FOUNDED 14 YEARS AGO BY RUDY M. WARNOCK JR., P.E.  MR WARNOCK SERVED 8 YEARS IN THE ARMY AND PUT HIMSELF THROUGH ENGINEERING SCHOOL AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY.  MR. WARNOCK KNEW THAT, WITH HIS EDUCATION AND TRAINING, HE WOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE QUALITY ENGINEERING SERVICES, AND HOPED THAT ONE DAY HE COULD START HIS OWN CIVIL ENGINEERING FIRM.

WHEN MR. WARNOCK GRADUATED FROM MSU AND BEGAN HIS ENGINEERING CAREER, HE ACTUALLY WORKED UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE CITY ENGINEER FOR THE “CITY OF MADISON”.   FOR MANY YEARS MR. WARNOCK PROVIDED ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF MADISON, WHILE WORKING FOR THE CITY ENGINEER.  IN THE YEAR 2000, MARY HAWKINS OFFERED MR. WARNOCK THE JOB OF ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR WITH THE INTENTION OF MR. WARNOCK BECOMING THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE.  MR. WARNOCK TURNED THE JOB DOWN, AND THAT DIDN’T SIT WELL WITH THE MAYOR.  THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME MR. WARNOCK TOLD THE MAYOR “NO!,” A WORD THAT MR. WARNOCK HAS USED WITH HER MANY TIMES.  LIKE THE “MANY” TIMES SHE ASKED MR. WARNOCK TO RECORD CONVERSATIONS WITH HER ENEMIES SO THAT SHE COULD, “DESTROY” THEM.  MR. WARNOCK TOLD MARY, “ I AM AN ENGINEER AND I’M GOING TO DO ENGINEERING WORK, I’LL LEAVE THE INVESTIGATING AND RECORDING OF CONVERSATIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.”  THE MAYOR EVEN CALLED MR WARNOCK MANY TIMES LATE AT NIGHT TELLING HIM, “I’M IN THE BUSHES OUTSIDE OF XXXXXX HOUSE AND I’M ON A STAKE OUT WITH MY SECRETARY.  YOU WANT TO JOIN US?”  YES, THIS REALLY HAPPENED, AND MANY OTHER CRAZY THINGS THAT I’M NOT COMFORTABLE RELEASING AT THIS POINT.

IN THE SUMMER OF 2014, MR. WARNOCK AND MARY MET TO DISCUSS DEVELOPING A BETTER WORKING RELATIONSHIP; HOWEVER SHE WAS MORE INTERESTED IN THE LOCATION OF THE NEW AIRPORT.  SHE DEMANDED TO KNOW THE LOCATION.  MR. WARNOCK TOLD MARY THAT THE AIRPORT PROJECT WAS AN EXECUTIVE SESSION MATTER AND THAT HE WAS PROFESSIONALLY BOUND TO NOT DIVULGE INFORMATION BETWEEN HIM AND HIS CLIENT.  HE SAID “NO” AGAIN!  SHE INFORMED MR. WARNOCK THAT SHE HAD “OTHER WAYS” OF GETTING WHAT SHE WANTS.  (THERE IS MUCH MORE TO THIS STORY) WHY WOULD SHE WANT TO KNOW THE LOCATION SO DESPERATELY?  I’M SURE YOU CAN FIGURE THIS OUT.  THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS.  ALL UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MARY HAWKINS BUTLER.  SHE IS MAYOR OF MADISON, AND THAT’S NOT ENOUGH FOR HER.  SHE WANTS TO BE MAYOR OF MADISON COUNTY.

SINCE STARTING WARNOCK & ASSOCIATES IN 2001, MR. WARNOCK HAS BEEN PUBLICLY ATTACKED TIME AND TIME AGAIN BY MAYOR MARY HAWKINS BUTLER.  MARY HAWKINS HAS USED HER POSITION AS MAYOR TO HURT WARNOCK & ASSOCIATES AND THE PROFESSIONALS THAT WORK AT WARNOCK & ASSOCIATES.  HER COMMENTS ARE COMPLETELY UNFOUNDED AND ARE SLANDEROUS.  MR. WARNOCK NOR ANY OF HIS EMPLOYEES HAVE ENGAGED IN ANYTHING THAT COULD REMOTELY BE CONSIDERED ILLEGAL.  MR. WARNOCK’S DIFFERENCES WITH MARY HAWKINS BUTLER HAVE LITTLE TO DO WITH ENGINEERING SERVICES, AND MORE TO DO WITH HER PERSUIT OF “POWER”- POWER THAT RESTS WITH THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVIORS AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT W&A HAPPENS TO SERVE.  FOR THOSE THAT KNOW MARY, YOU KNOW THAT AS LONG AS YOU DO WHAT SHE TELLS YOU TO DO THEN YOU WILL BE IN HER GOOD GRACES, BUT THE MINUTE YOU DECIDE TO FORMULATE YOUR OWN OPINION AND CHALLENGE HER DECISIONS THEN YOU QUICKLY BECOME THE “DEVIL.”  YOU ALSO KNOW THAT ONCE YOU ARE CAST OUT OF “HER KINGDOM” THEN SHE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO HURT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.  SHE ACTUALLY CALLED MR. WARNOCK AND TOLD HIM THAT SHE WOULD, “RUN YOU AND YOUR FAMILY OUT OF MADISON COUNTY”. 

SEVERAL MONTHS AGO WHILE MR WARNOCK WAS EATING LUNCH IN CANTON A MAN BY THE NAME OF CHUCK SHELBY APPROACHED MR. WARNOCK AND SAID, “I’M GOING TO DESTROY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.”  LATER THAT DAY THE MAN WAS ARRESTED.  IRONICALLY A CALL WAS MADE FROM MADISON CITY HALL TO THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT ASKING IF THEY WOULD BE INVESTIGATING THIS MATTER.  I WONDER WHY CITY HALL WOULD BE CONCERNED?  A FEW WEEKS LATER MR. WARNOCK DISCOVERED THAT MADISON CITY “JUDGE” DALE DANKS WAS REPRESENTING MR. CHUCK SHELBY.   THIS CASE WILL BE HEARD IN JUSTICE COURT ON APRIL 29TH AT 9:00am. 

IN THE PAST W&A HAS SIMPLY IGNORED HER COMMENTS, BUT THAT WILL NOT BE THE CASE FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.  W&A IS HIRING A LAWYER AND WILL SEEK JUSTICE FOR THE BASELESS AQUSATIONS AND COMMENTS MADE BY MARY HAWKINS BUTLER.


68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck proving damages.

Anonymous said...

F*ck Warnock and Carson.

Bill Dees said...

I believe damages are presumed in a slander action. I'll have to say that I was very surprised by the vitriol in the Mayor's attack on Warnock in the State of the City address. She seems to be coming unglued.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame Warnock and Butler can't both lose in a dispute. A crook and a megalomaniacal psychopath.

Anonymous said...

I don't care for either one of them at all. But I will say that Queen Mary has outgrown her pants. She can't stand that someone will say NO to her. I have been around long enough and have seen this stuff happen. In the end it will be of great comedy to see the outcome of this crap.

Anonymous said...

Dorsey Carson has a reputation that speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

Trying to figure out the legal strategy of having your lawyer release a statement saying they are suing Mary for slander while the client is releasing a press release where he makes slanderous statements against Mary?

Anonymous said...

Don't think Rudi has really thought this out. If he files a lawsuit,it will go to discovery and Mary can get copies of all of his billing, payrole and other financial records.

Also, notice how his statement is in all caps, or how he is effectively yelling like he will do at anyone who crosses or questions him.

Anonymous said...

Since this little kerfuffle has a bit of circus atmosphere about it, I offer the following:

"I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right." P. T. Barnum

Anonymous said...

Speaking of misspellings...get a load of the release itself.

Anonymous said...

First thing I'd do if I were Dorsey would be to tell my client to stop it with the whacked out press releases.

Anonymous said...

Rudy cannot prove New York times malice and if he tries, he's going to a jury of Madison citizens. Let's see how smart our engineer really is.

Anonymous said...

There sure is an awful lot of "passion" between these two love birds. Reads like a War of the Roses situation.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Mary Hawkins Butler, a republican that kept her fraudster husband out of jail simply because she had the connections and the wherewithall to get him a sweetheart deal, is calling somebody corrupt.

Oh, the Irony. THE I RON EEE

Anonymous said...

Do folks have to pay income tax on kickback? This is all about bribes and over billing or work that was not done.

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH ALL CAPS, RUDY? UH OH, PLEASE DON'T SUE ME!,

Anonymous said...

People who live in glass houses built from sweetheart, taxpayer funded deals with local government agencies would be wise not to throw stones.

Anonymous said...

Only a mad man would send out a press release like that one. Mad, drunk or drugged; take your pick.If he goes to court then he will be in jail in 2 years of less. Too much infor will be made public and people will start to roll on each other. Rudy had already thrown the BOS under bus by saying he not at fault if they over pay him. This will bring in Feds and the deal making get started to see who can roll first on Rudy

Anonymous said...

I bet the realtors are loving this! Welcome to madison: the land of corruption, lawsuits, and overzealous zoning ordianaces that seem to come out of nowhere. Have no fear though, your property values will be safe! What a joke.

Anonymous said...

I am so LAUGHING at the all CAPS!!!! LMAO

On The Madison Silver Screen said...

If Rudy winds up bunking with Epps, what will 'Bagboy' do for a Christmas bonus? This shit gonna get deep and wide...

And Howland is just now beginning to look around the Range Rover lot.

An entire house of cards might come down....and all the players with it.

Anonymous said...

Mary told me that she is secretly in love with Rudy, but he went on to Mary a younger woman. I work at Madison city hall and should not be saying this, but she has gone too far. he is too young for you and you are married.... enough is enough....

toejangle said...

Part of the problem is we have a bunch of uneducated boobs serving as supervisors---once they get elected it goes to their heads and their ego swells to astronomical proportions and bribes become something they think they are entitled to----Lock this bunch of clowns up and raise the qualifications for the next bunch--The Mayor is right we have to clean house if we expect to get it right..

Anonymous said...

Mary Hawkins is really a man. Like Bruce Jenner she is confused. She is also confused about there job. She is the Mayor of Madison, not the ruler of the universe. Mary are you female or Male? Thats where it starts.

Anonymous said...

@4:31 the jury pool will be from Madison ridgeland canton flora and the county .

Anonymous said...

Very poorly written statements. i surely wouldn't take this emotional babble seriously just yet. Can't wait to read the complaint!! Carson would be wise to have Warnock file a verified complaint.

Anonymous said...

8:42, your rock is calling ... please crawl back under it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE said...

RUDY WARNOCK IS A TOTALLY HONEST, HARDWORKING JOE WHO JUST HAPPENED TO GET $23 MILLION IN CONTRACTS FROM THE MADISON COUNTY BORD OF SUPERVISORS. HE STARTED HIS CAREER KNOWING THAT WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE FROM STATE AND ONE GOVERNMENT JOB UNDER HIS BELT, HE COULD TOTALLY GET PEOPLE TO PAY HIM A MILLION BUCKS TO LIST THREE POSSIBLE LOCATIONS FOR AN AIRPORT, NO KICKBACKS OR NAKED PICTURES OF SUPERVISORS REQUIRED.

BUT THEN MARY HAWKINS BUTLER WAS ALL LIKE "LETS GO HIDE IN THE BUSHES AND TAKE NAKED PICTURES OF PEOPLE." NO SHIT -- SWEAR To GOD. BUT MR. WARNOCK WAS LIKE, GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN! I TOLD YYOU NO NAKED PICTURES! AND THEN SHE WAS LIKE, "WHERESSSSS THE SSSSPOT FOR THE AIRPORT.?" AND MR. WARNOCK SAID NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! (WISH I COULD MAKE THAT BIGGER, BUT THIS IS ALREADY IN ALL CAPS, SO USE YOUR IMAGINATION.)

SO THEN MR. WARNOCK IS EATING LUNCH, RIGHT, AND THIS DUDE NAMED CHUCK WALKS UP AND SAYS, "I'M GONNA GIT YOU, SUCKA!" SO THE DUDE GETS ARRESTED FOR TALKING NOISE AND WHO DO YOU THINK IS REPRESENTING HIM BUT MHB's "JUDGE"/"TRAINED MONKEY" DALE DANKS. YUP.

MR. WARNOCK --WHO ABSOLUTELY IS NOT SHITFACED DRUNK AT THIS MOMENT-- IS ABOUT TO HIRE A LAWYER TO BRING DOWN THE PAIN ON MARY "MAYOR OF THE NINE REALMS" BUTLER. SO HE IS ISSUING THIS PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING HIS INTENT TO HIRE A LAWYER TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE AQUZASHUNS. BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT SANE, NON-INTOXICATED PEOPLE DO IN THE HOUR BETWEEN DECIDING TO HIRE A LAWYER AND ACTUALLY HIRING A LAWYER.

Anonymous said...

that WAPT video KF just posted to Twitter. Damn Mary. You'd better come prepared.

Anonymous said...

Someone has a big problem....all the charges are on tape!!! Never play the game of "sneaky cat" with another "sneaky cat."

Livingston is the new Madison said...

Mary thinks she’s Daenerys Targaryen and a man named Chuck is her dragon.

Anonymous said...

State Auditor Pickering is a golf partner of Rudy Warnock. Information has been turned over to Pickering but he just turns his head.Corruption runs deep.

Kingfish said...

He is?

By the way, Will and Bill would both like to thank Rudy and Mary for giving JJ a topic that is Madison related and will draw heavy interest while their ads are on the top of the page. They are both winners today.

Anonymous said...

When the evidence is presented in court I wonder which of the candidates that Mary said she supported last night will stand by her??? That's a legit question for Jill Ford, Sheila Jones and Trey Baxter. BTW: She is supporting Julia Hodges and Bill Billingsly as well...it's just that they aren't running for BOS and last night was a BOS attack.

Kingfish said...

Yup. All the white folks in Jackson were just low hanging fruit waiting to be plucked by The Queen. Anyone could've done it. Yeah right.

Ridgeland blew it and approved every apartment complex. The elected officials now regret it but too late, 55% of the population are renters.

Clinton. Rosemary dropped the ball and did nothing for years. Over spent the budget, Didn't take advantage of the great school system and location of MS. The town has been stagnant for a long time. Phil Fisher is finally moving the town forward and is giving it a much needed shot of leadership. She didn't even have someone responsible for economic development.

Brandon? Same as Clinton. Crappy looking downtown. No planning. A mayor who was just happy to be there. Kind of like Les Miles. Not much in the way of growth. Pearl has managed to leapfrog Brandon. The new mayor of Brandon knows this and is trying to get things moving forward.

Flowood? Gary Rhodes is scared to death of gaining citizens. It might push the population over 10,000 and it might bring him more competition.

Pull My Finger said...

Pearl has 'leapfrogged Brandon'? In what regard? You driven through there lately?

Meanwhile; Rita Martinson just opened the new interchange at Ridgeland. I saw her do it on the news.

And please...no nekkid pitchers of Madison County or Madison City officials.

Bawkins-Hutler said...

Dorsey couldn't even spell "tortuous."

Anonymous said...

410- Pearl over Brandon every day of the week! Bass Pro, Trustmark Park, Outlets of MS, Hilton Garden Inn, and so forth.

This press release just shows she is right to call them out.

Anonymous said...

It's going to take someone that has previously taken bribes from Warnock to flip. It's the under the table $50,000 handshakes that win over these blue collar supervisors. Steen, John Bell, Banks, and Howland are going to regret they ever met Rudy one day when they go down with him. These guys have no business controlling one of the biggest budgets in the state. Madison needs some educated professionals that don't need the all the "perks" that the current board is getting. Hell, Jill Ford is smart and successful( and hot), Sheila Jones is a no nonsense attorney who I've known for years. She'd laugh in Rudys face if he offered her even a donut. And, Baxter, who I haven't met, but have heard he is unassuming and a legit businessman who has met success at a young age. Mayor Hawkins may be a little crazy, but you have to admit Madison is by far the best city around. Hats off to her. I think it's comical listening to Rudy try to go after Mary. He's just going to bring negative attention to him and the board of supervisors which in turn is going to be bad for them.

Chrimmus Gift said...

Don't denigrate John Howland's experience. He's been a stay-at-home-dad for seventeen years while his wife worked at a law office. The boy done learnt lots of shit watching TV and sitting at the McDonald's playground. He can spot a culvert and knows a backhoe from a track hoe. You don't learn this stuff stocking shelves at Kroger.

Rudy is in high cotton with these pickins.

Dorson said...

I've always said that Boards of Aldermen and Supervisors should be unpaid positions so that only professionals and successful business people could afford to do it. They wouldn't need bribes to get by.

Anonymous said...

Two words come to mind "HOT DAMN"

Brandon Trumps Pearl said...

If you were 'touring' an industrial prospect through Pearl, just how long could you spend at Trustmark Park and the 'Strip Mall'? At some point, before catching the plane, he'd want to see the major arteries.

Rudi Kconraw said...

Why wouldn't a person hire a quality firm that is the caliber of Brunini or Butler Snow?

Anonymous said...

The Devil ALWAYS overplays his hand.

Anonymous said...

KF,

The reservoir side of Brandon has grown leaps and bounds over Madison (including Flowed/Dogwood area in that equation). Madison's infrastructure is terrible and the ingress and egress of that area is just terrible.

Please Lord let this be the end of Mary.

Taxi Please said...

Anon at 1:21; While you're opining on ingress and egress, you might tell us how to get from highway 25 to highway 80 within the Brandon city limits. Or you might tell us how to get from Dogwood (Brandon) to, say, Miskellys (Pearl). Or, if you're so inclined, how to get from Wal Mart on Lakeland to Wal Mart at the Pearl/Brandon border line.

Unless one is thoroughly familiar with some secret serpentine routes, there is just about no way to successfully negotiate those maneuvers without getting lost at least twice.

Anonymous said...

Dare say Kingfish that despite his quirks Les Miles has outperformed the last decade of mayors in Brandon.

Anonymous said...

They are both dirty as they come. That's the problem. Mary needs to go and I know that warnock is dirty. Just a matter of time before the shoe drops on him. Time for Mary to go.

Anonymous said...

Jackson has nothing on these thugs and kingpins in Madison and Rankin.

Anonymous said...

KF, there's a very basic reason why Downtown Brandon sux so bad. It's called 16th section property. Virtually the entirety of Downtown Brandon is 16th section. The incentives for improvement are impossible in that scenario. Who in their right mind will invest significant capital into real property that cannot be owned? The answer is obvious. No one will. So you end up with effin Quonset huts, metal buildings and 100 year old dilapidated $h!+ structures at the "front door" of your city. 16th section flies in the face of basic human nature. Until Brandon gets help from the SoS or the legislature to modify the 16th section law for Downtown Brandon, forget about improvement.

Kingfish said...

Fair point.

Anonymous said...

It's spreading like wildfire in Madison. Heard it in church this morning. Rudy is going to run for mayor. #rudy4mayor

Anonymous said...

LOL

As stated earlier: The Devil ALWAYS overplays his hand.

Dorsey Carson said...

@5:22 Say what you like about me, but don't mess with the word "tortious" (legally recognized cause of action v. your "correction" of "tortuous," which implies that Mary Hawkins-Butler has a dark basement). http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortious_interference

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dorsey for putting yet another loudmouth prick in his place. And yes HIS. A female would research before she popped off.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Dorsey, "tortuous" refers to something that twists and turns. The word that refers to dark basements is "torturous." Ironic pedantry for the win.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess. Had not Mary Hawkins slandered him, he would have made $50 million in the last ten years rather than that paltry $23 million.

Anonymous said...

"They are both dirty as they come. That's the problem. Mary needs to go and I know that warnock is dirty. Just a matter of time before the shoe drops on him. Time for Mary to go."April 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Yours is such a hideous lie, 10:00 AM. Mary stands out in the world of politics, precisely because she is NOT 'dirty'. Madison has become what it is, because Mary has worked herself nearly to death, building the town, and defending the town from the greedy, selfish, short-sighted sort of scumbags, who, in aggregate, have turned Mississippi into the wretched place that it has become.

This is why, despite a smear campaign mounted by the criminals who have run the Jackson Metro for decades (running it into the ground, that is), we reelected Mary by a wide margin. Most of us KNOW that she is good, and honest, and works HARD, for Madison.

Instead of enriching herself through her position, she has SACRIFICED personal resources, to continue doing her job.

If you knew how many lives Mary has touched, and how many people she has gone out of her way to help, then if you had even a scrap of humanity left (and I'm doubting that you do), you would be profoundly ashamed of your lies.

Stay At Home Dad said...

Howland is torn between a pearl colored Land Rover and a candy apple red Lexus. Rudy said, Hell, get both.

Anonymous said...

Without knowing any history on this (and truly not caring), that press release is beyond embarrassing. I read it shitfaced last night and couldn't believe someone actually issued something like that to the public. My texts from yesterday are more intelligible.

Is that serious?

Envious Jacksonian said...

4:40....Envious Jacksonian here. She is the most courageous, selfless elected public official I know. I will not degrade her by calling her a politician, because clearly, she is not.

Imagine if she was in charge here for the last 25 some odd years. I doubt we would be 82/18.

Anonymous said...

Mary is not always right but honest. Rudy does not have an honest bone in his body. Neither are the smartest people in the world.

Anonymous said...

5:52 or anybody...

Honest question:

Where'd these "82" live 30-40 years ago? Where'd they live before?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if The Playboy sued The Queen..

Cad Thochran said...

Dorsey failed to review his or his client's release for proper punctuation. Either that or he doesn't know any better.

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, but can't Brandon trade its 16th Section land other land. The schools don't want to be downtown and the downtown wants to own that 16th section land. Couldn't a reasonable and equitable swap be arranged?

Anonymous said...

@12:34. Your question points to a common misconception about 16th section property. 16th section property is owned by the State of Mississippi in trust for the benefit of public education. The City of Brandon does not "own" the 16th section property that comprises 95% of its pitiful, dilapidated downtown. The school district does not own that land either. The State of Mississippi owns that land in trust. Another misconception is that schools are typically built on 16th section land. Not so. The purpose of 16th section land is to be leased primarily at the discretion of the local school districts with the rent derived therefrom used for "educational purposes." Private parties typically rent 16th section property and their annual rent payments are used by the school district as a funding source. In order to solve Brandon's nightmare of a 16th section downtown, the State of Mississippi through either or both of the Secretary of State or the Legislature must alter or augment the law regarding 16th section property so that the 16th section property in Downtown Brandon can be "owned" as opposed to "rented." Until that happens, Downtown Brandon will continue to be the embarrassment that it is currently. To make that happen, the school district has to be satisfied that the elimination of sources of rent will be replaced by another source of funding. If it was easy, it would have already been done.

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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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