Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Madison Mudfight

Teeth gnashed, tempers flared, and the heavens rumbled with thunderous debate yet in the end, nothing happened at the special meeting of the Madison County Board of Supervisors yesterday.  It is not known if any clothes were rent. Chancery Clerk Ronnie Lott was probably giving thanks  that he was no longer a supervisor every minute.   The Madison County Journal reported:

 A Republican county supervisor who represents most of Madison and Gluckstadt sided with a Canton Democrat on Monday in a so-far-unsuccessful attempt to oust the attorney for the county Election Commission in the midst of an election challenge. Debate resumes Thursday at 9 a.m.

District 2 Supervisor John Howland, the Madison Republican, voted with District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin, the Canton Democrat, to fire Spence Flatgard during a special-called meeting Monday morning.

District 1 Supervisor John Bell Crosby and District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen, both Republicans from Madison and Ridgeland respectively, voted to stop the termination brought to them by the Election Commission.

District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks, a Democrat, was forced to recuse himself from the vote because he is currently challenging the election he lost to Madison Republican David Bishop in November. (Howland was defeated by Madison's Trey Baxter. Crosby was defeated by Madison's Sheila Jones.)

With Banks' ouster, the newly-elected supervisors who take office in January have said they have a solid 4-1 Republican majority.

After neither side budged on separate 2-2 votes to either adjourn the Monday meeting or to continue, Banks came back in and voted in favor of continuing the meeting until Thursday.

The hour-long meeting involved much back-and-forth, with Griffin the leading proponent to terminate Flatgard. Rest of article.
Thursday should be fun.


Anonymous said...

Howland's check is in the mail.

Anonymous said...

Scorched earth exit by Howland. Sore loser.

Anonymous said...

Unless they buy Crosby off nothing is going to happen....is a 2/2 tie which means the attorney keeps his job and the election commission sucks hind teats.

Anonymous said...

The residents of Howlands district need to be blowing his phones up and keep blowing them up every day until the county takes them from him.

Anonymous said...

The Ds in Madison county have hurt this area for 40+ years and could always find a third vote. that time may be finally gone

Anonymous said...

Banks wants to take control of the Election Commission to attempt to overthrow the election. They will try to recertify in Bank's favor.

Do not put ANYTHING past this man. He has zero integrity.

Anonymous said...

Where is Rudy?

Anonymous said...

All this over a $40K per year job .........
Makes you wonder ...

Anonymous said...

Take a look at what the dubious, devious, and dumb Democrat Election Commissioners were up to today:

What's the legal recourse for the citizens of Madison County? Can we oust these idiots before their terms run out?

Anonymous said...

Way more than 40K a year job at stake. There's county Tahoe with fuel man card to ride in, county provided phone, ipad, health insurance for numerous family members employed by the county, the prestige of being an elected official, the shame of losing the election, losing Rudy's brown envelopes, all the county work for his son's dirt business. I'm sure there are many many more perks.

Mad-Watch said...

Bout damned time Kingfish found out what's happening in Madison County. We need a break from cap-poppin' in Hinds and Jacktown infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

Is JBC holding out for a larger brown envelope?

Anonymous said...

JBC took the high road and did the honorable thing in voting against Banks' measure. Maybe Howland will have a come to Jesus moment soon and see the light of responsible behavior. But probably NOT. He's never had an original thought or made an independent decision. His actions are controlled by Rudy.

Anonymous said...

Howland has only gone to 2 or 3 BOS meetings since he lost the election. He turned in his Madison County truck soon thereafter. So the question is, why would this guy get into the fight, when usually he tucks tail and runs.

Kimberly, John Howland's wife must be red with embarrassment about her husband's actions. How does she ever look Joe Nosef in the face. Oh that's right, Joe is her Watkins Eager law partner, who also happens to be the Mississippi GOP head honcho.

Ohhhh, maybe that's the reason. Is the MSGOP heading this whole thing up? But why? So Madison County will give them business? Karl knows where the bodies are buried? John Howland can be bought, cheaply? What or What can it be.

So don't anyone rush to call for the GOP to get involved, and straighten up this mess.......nope, don't call at all.

Anonymous said...

7:24. Kimberley is across the street at Wise Carter.

Anonymous said...

In John's defense he did suffer a heart attack around Thanksgiving which is probably one of the reasons for not showing up at board meetings.

Anonymous said...

Bout damned time Kingfish found out what's happening in Madison County. We need a break from cap-poppin' in Hinds and Jacktown infrastructure.

You've hit the tip jar, right?

Anonymous said...

Then maybe John should stay home completely as the motion would have been voted down 2-1.

For Change said...

If in fact Howland did have a heart attack 'around Thanksgiving', I'm sorry about that. However, did he anticipate the heart attack and avoid meetings between the day he was defeated and the day of the attack?

Nice try.

This is the same guy (never elected) whose vote swung a cash payment to a woman who was not entitled to one in the first place. The guy canNOT turn around his thinking cap. He HAS no thinking cap.

Anonymous said...


His thinking cap is Rudy!!! Did you not know?

North side said...

Now this .....

Meeting continues at 9 am tomorrow ...


Capt Wm said...

Howland was hand picked by Banks and Warnock to rubber stamp every crooked deal they brought to the table. He has no integrity and will again try to fire Flatgard tomorrow. Warnock got his money's worth with Howland

Three Balls For A Quarter said...

Let's not overlook the role of the Blackmons in this circus. While some think Rudy is the only Puppet-Master, there is also Barbara Blackmon (who got Pallascene Cole appointed) and Bennie ain't too far off in the background. Root-Rot runs deep.

Anonymous said...

So... Banks just voted to fire the competent lawyer of the committee that he is suing.

Who/what group oversees the procedures / ethics of Madison County BOS?

Mad Watch said...

The measure passes and the old attorney was fired and a new one hired this morning. Neither Crosby nor Steen showed up. Howland and Griffin voted to replace the attorney and, in drama fit for television, Banks voted nay, which resulted in the decision being made by a 2-1 vote in favor of termination.

Madison County surpasses all expectations. Move over Stokes and Lt. Graham.

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