Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Car thieves make stealing cars a family outing.

Is it time to start issuing "Baby on Board" signs to car thieves in Jackson? JPD issued the following press release:

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Bloom County

The Meadow Party now has a winning wedge issue.

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FBI: crime down in Jackson, Flowood, Bryam and up in Madison & Ridgeland since 2012

The FBI released its 2014 crime statistics for Mississippi yesterday.  You can read the crime stats for your city in the report posted below or on this page at the FBI website.  The report provides statistics for each category of crime. 

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Airlines ignoring smaller cities

Jackson's struggle to keep airlines such as Southwest is shared by other cities.  The smaller markets pay the price as airlines consolidate and shut down routes.  The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month:

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Mike Hurst won't take the bait.



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Rick Cleveland: Remembering Bert Jenkins

Hall of Famer Bert Jenkins, perhaps the best coach I ever covered and certainly in the top two or three, was not a screamer. Hollering and yelling – and certainly cussing — weren't necessary for this gentleman/coach to make his points.

Nevertheless, Jenkins, the legendary Gulfport basketball coach, enforced firm rules, all based on what was good for the team. He was a disciplined man, teacher and coach, who demanded discipline from his players. You don't win 83 percent of your games over 27 years without discipline.

Jenkins, who died last week at age 90, coached through the '60s and '70s when teens made challenging discipline something of an art form.

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Attempted kidnapping victim speaks

WLBT  interviewed a woman who was the victim of a kidnapping attempt in Byram yesterday:

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Latest on Bert Case

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Byram Police Investigating attempted kidnapping

The Byram police department issued the following press release and photos:

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Have you been injured?

Lawyer seeks damages against LSU running back Leonard Fournette:

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Jackson Municipal Airport snapshot: traffic down but profit increases

The number of passengers passing through Jackson Municipal Airport fell August (year to date) 11% compared to August 2014.  JMAA reported enplanements and deplanements of 573,175 last month but reported 646,328 in August 2014.  However, JMAA reported 710,076 in August 2013, a decrease of 136,901 in two years (20% decrease). Air cargo stayed the same.  Delta Airlines dominated the market share (click on images to enlarge):

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Brent Bailey for Public Service Commissioner



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RePublic Schools wins $9.6 million federal grant

RePublic Schools issued the following press release yesterday.  RePublic Schools operates Reimagine Prep on McDowell Road.

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Bert Case update

Here is the latest update on Berrrrrrrrrrrt Case's condition:

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Bloom County

The Meadow Party is making a comeback. 

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Burglary suspect tries to run over JPD officer.

Maurice Wilkerson tried to run over a JPD officer after she tried to apprehend him while he was allegedly burglarizing another home on Wayneland.  ‎ Wilkerson lives on Wayneland Drive as well, and is 55 years old. 

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JPD nabs NE Jackson smash & grab ring

JPD issued the following press release:

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Judge Kidd gives Broderick a tap on the wrist.

Northeast Jackson hoodlum Broderick Robinson pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm in Hinds County Circuit Court on September 1.  However, Judge Winston Kidd remanded two counts of house burglary.  Judge Kidd sentenced him to serve five years in prison and two years of supervised probation but suspended two years of the sentence and gave him credit for time served. Robinson is 22 years old.   Mr. Robinson was also charged with aggravated assault in a shooting in Yazoo City two years ago.  The adjudication of that case is unknown. Robinson has a long record of arrests for burglary, drug, and firearms-releated offenses. 

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Hurst : Hood covers up

The Mike Hurst for Attorney General campaign issued the following statement:

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As the Bert Squirms

The latest update on Berrrrrrt Case's condition is:

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Northeast Jackson: FOUND!!!

This dog disappeared during a burglary off of Jamaica today.  Three young black youths pulled up in a goldish Dodge truck and attempted to kick in a door to the house.  The hoodlums were unsuccessful in their endeavors and returned with tools.  They forced their way into the home and proceeded to plunder it.  The dog disappeared during the commotion.  It is a Chihuahua that is all of three pounds.  Chi-chi has no collar or tag.  Chi-chi is skittish as well.  Email tips to kingfish1935@gmail.com. Use the same email if you want to get the phone number so you can contact the number.

Note: Off of Jamaica? Wonder if this was Javaris Chambers and his buddies. 

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Willie Huff's people know how to par-taaay


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Some states are discontinuing movie tax credit programs.

The Wall Street Journal published a column last week that said the movie-tax credit business was turning into a "B" rated blunder for states as the hoped-for benefits failed to materialize. Chris Hudson and Donald Bryson opined:

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Storytime for Bert

Here is the latest Berrrrrrrrrrrrt Case update.

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Driving to Paris, Reds on the move.

JJ is posting old front pages of the Jackson Daily News from the WWII era to give readers an idea of what 1940 readers read on a daily basis in Jackson.  The only way they received their news was through the radio or newspaper.  There was the Movietone news at the theater but it was somewhat dated when it arrived at the bijou.  Most readers have either watched programs or read books about the Second World War.  However, tv and books do not give one a true feel for how it was to live back then and experience war news as part of one's daily life.  The JDN front pages as the war seems more alive as each front page brought a daily dose of news that seems surreal today.  It is a different way of looking at history and one that I think the reader will enjoy.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bert Case update

Here is the latest update on Berrrrrrrrrt Case's condition.

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Bloomberg: State selling $200 million in bonds

The state is selling $200 million in bonds to finance the repair of bridges in Mississippi.  The bonds will be repaid with gambling revenue (JJ refuses to use the term "gaming".)  Bloomberg reported:

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Boneheads

Racial turmoil is bad enough today without people pouring gasoline on the fire but apparently there are some firebugs who just can't help themselves. The Black Lives Matter crowd is mad at the police.  Police supporters are mad at the Black Lives Matter Crowd.  The media eats it up because it loves a controversy and race wars drive ratings.  Enter the firebugs:

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Jackson will try to stop West Rankin wastewater plant in court

The city of Jackson will try to stop a DEQ decision to award a water pollution control permit to the West Rankin Utility Authority in Hinds County Chancery Court.  West Rankin sought the permit so it could build its own wastewater treatment plant.  West Rankin's currently sends its wastewater to the Savannah Street plant in Jackson.   Jackson argues there is no need for the proposed plant  and it will force Jackson to increase rates for the remaining customers. 

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Let it snow

Here is some drone footage of the Square in Oxford covered in snow in February. 

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Bert gets a friend today

Here is the latest update on Berrrrrrrrrrrrrrt Case's condition:

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Return of the Hobbes.

I kid you not.

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Feds accuse JPD officer of being a leg-breaking rat for the drug dealers.

The U.S. Attorney's office filed a criminal complaint against JPD officer Bryan Jones for extortion yesterday.  An FBI Special Agent spelled out the details of this alleged goon with a badge in an affidavit filed with the complaint.  The agent alleged:

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Rex Foster will be released in October.

Convicted child molester and former attorney Rex Foster is scheduled to get out of prison on October 11.  He was convicted in Hinds County of sexual battery.  A portion of what is left of the case file is posted below.*   He posted a $226,000 bond after his initial arrest but the bond was revoked after he made contact with his two male victims.  He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  He is subject to five years of post-release supervision.

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Mike Hurst on Jim Hood: Interference



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Too bad. Not!

Some jailhouse justice was visited upon a scumbag who robbed and raped a 72 year-old woman in Vicksburg last weekend.  WLBT reports:

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Bert stirs

Berrrrrrrrt Case's wife reports:

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Meet Tammy

Tammy achieved legendary single-name status this week after her epic meltdown on the Paul Finebaum show Monday.  Meet the actual Tammy: 

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Wanted in Clinton



 Clinton PD issued the following press release:

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State Auditor shows how to increase classroom funding without spending more money.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following press release:

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Rick Cleveland gives out bouquets and more bouquets

Grading Mississippi student-athletes in the still-young college football season:

President's list: Ole Miss. The Rebels get an A-plus-plus. What's not to like? Ole Miss is 3-0 and averaging 64 points per game. The Rebs are a plus-6 in turnovers. The defense is salty. The offense is both efficient and explosive. The special teams have been especial.

Keep in mind, the Rebels have played without their best player, left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who might be the one guy in the country who could block teammate Robert Nkemdiche if called upon to do so. (I would not bet my life on this, however.)

The re-worked offensive line went into Tuscaloosa against the best front seven this side of the NFL and more than held its own. And we haven't even gotten to the best part.

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PRVWSD announces new policy on boathouses and piers

The Central Committee of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Party issued the following press release.  There is no mention of fees. 

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Kim Wade: The varnished unvarnished.

KIM Waaaaaaaaaaade was on fire in his opening monologue on WYAB Friday.   There were quite a few gems in this one. 


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Rankin man dies in accident

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release:

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Bert Case update

Here is the latest update on Berrrrrrt Case's condition:

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Don't try that in this her' town.

Clinton PD issued the following statement:

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Chief Vance: Crime in Precinct 4 down over 22% YTD

Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance and Precinct #4 Lieutenant Keith Freeman addressed the LeFleur East town hall last night.  Chief Vance said crime in Precinct 4 was down over 22% compared to a year ago. 

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Tammy goes nuts

Finebaum was epic yesterday.  Just listen.

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Baby steps for Bert

Berrrrrrrrt Case continues to take baby steps:

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Bloom County

Please let this be true. 

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Madison PD looking for two thieves

The Madison Police Department issued the following alert and needs your help finding these suspects.  There are some real winners in these pictures.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Hen-pecked or horse-whipped?

The Jackson Daily News actually attempted to give advice to husbands in 1940.  Read it for yourself. Warning: make sure your mouth is empty if you are in front of a computer and ladies should make sure they lock up their cast-iron skillets first. Click on each image to enlarge to a readable view.

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Oxford establishments busted selling booze to minors

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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The crap starts here. Literally.

The Yarber Administration and the Jackson City Council are at a standstill over the execution of a contract for the removal of biosolids.   A good starting point to cover the actual controversy is the actual request for proposals.  Here is the RFP that was posted on the city website earlier this year.

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LeFleur East Foundation hosts community forum Tonight.

The LeFleur East Foundation issued the following invitation:

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Mississippi Department of Public Safety settles reverse discrimination lawsuit.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Lieutenant Gayle McMullin settled her racial discrimination lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Friday afternoon.  The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The case was scheduled to go to trial today in U.S. District Court.  The case has been completely ignored by local media.The latest court filing states:

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Bert awakens

Here is the latest update on Berrrrrrrrrt's condition:

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Bloom County

Cutter John, Opus, a smart-ass little girl, and paint.  What could possibly go wrong?

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Drag race turns deadly

A drag race on the frontage road by Eastover Drive turned deadly last night.  WLBT reported:

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WOW!!!

Fournette. Just wow:

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Bert Case update.

 Here is today's Berrrrrrt Case update:

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Bloom County

Sad but true.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Living the world at war

This post is part of a JJ experiment. I am digging through old microfilm copies of the Jackson Daily News as I attempt to learn more about the Gold Coast of Rankin County.  The Gold Coast managed to stay out of the headlines during 1940 but WWII was well underway.  Most readers have either watched programs or read books about the Second World War.  However, tv and books do not give one a true feel for how it was to live back then and experience war news as part of one's daily life.  JJ is going to post collections of JDN front pages as the war seems more alive as each front page brought a daily dose of news that seems surreal today.  It is a different way of looking at history and one that I think the reader will enjoy. 

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Victory Golf Tourney for Pamela Hancock


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Bert Case update.

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Bloom County

Spaceman Spiff.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

7 illegal aliens convicted for identity fraud

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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Please help with Amy Prentiss's funeral

"A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral expenses for the family of Amy Prentiss, a Gautier woman shot and killed by her live-in boyfriend, Delta State University Professor Shawn Lamb, the night before he drove to the university 300 miles away and is suspected in the fatal shooting of fellow professor Ethan Schmidt on Monday.

The account is in the name of Abigail O'Steen, Prentiss' only child, to help her cover the costs of funeral arrangements and financial affairs related to her late mom.


The goal is to raise $4,000. As of Friday morning, $175 had been donated.To access the GoFundMe account, log on to www.gofundme.com/supportforabigail"   (Sun-Herald)


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Local Morgan Stanley Branch Churned & Pumped Away in Multi-million Dollar Fraud

A Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA) arbitration panel awarded $2.5 million in damages, fees and attorney's fees against Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and several current and former employees.  The panel determined Morgan Stanley broker Steve Wyatt and other employees churned trades and committed fraud, as six investors lost millions.   The victims are Dr. Lon Lutz, Dr. Rahul Vohra, Sherry Vohra, Barbara Carter Summers, Dr. Jeff Summers, and Dr. Michael Winkelmann.

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Bert's pipes working

Berrrrrrrrrt Case's wife sent the following update on his condition:

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bloom County

Cutter John finds true love at last.

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Clarion-Ledger challenges Mattiace/Renaissance in court.

The Clarion-Ledger challenged a protective order that sealed the Tourism Sales Taxe Rebate program application for the Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC.  The company is owned by developer Andrew Mattiace.   Attorney Leonard Van Slyke filed the motion to intervene and request to vacate the protective order on behalf of the newspaper.  JJ is considering challenging the protective order as well.

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Diane, bring Bert a plate from Two Sisters

Here is the latest update on Berrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt Case's condition.

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Meet Wilson Carroll's "minority partner".

One name popped up in the fight over the Jackson biosolids waste-removal contract:  Fisher Transportation.   Where have we heard that name before? Oh yes. 2009.  Check out these earlier posts on JJ about these con artists:

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Socrates calls out Wilson Carroll and the Jackson Free Press

A controversy over a biosolids waste removal contract arose at the Jackson City Council this week.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The World at War

This post is part of a JJ experiment. I am digging through old microfilm copies of the Jackson Daily News as I attempt to learn more about the Gold Coast of Rankin County.  The Gold Coast managed to stay out of the headlines during 1940 but WWII was well underway.  Most readers have either watched programs or read books about the Second World War.  However, tv and books do not give one a true feel for how it was to live back then and experience war news as part of one's daily life.  JJ is going to post collections of JDN front pages as the war seems more alive as each front page brought a daily dose of news that seems surreal today.  It is a different way of looking at history and one that I think the reader will enjoy. 

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Tommy Young gets 15 years

His badness
Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan sentenced Tommy Young, Jr.  to serve 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to eight counts of armed robbery, simple carjacking, simple robbery, and armed carjacking.  Young is nearly 20 years old.  Young and his cohorts went on a carjacking and robbery spree in Northeast Jackson back in 2013.  JPD Chief Lee Vance told JJ that Young is an "impact player" among local criminals and that police can tell when he is free by the crime stats.  Young and his crew weren't too smart during their little field trip of crime that day as police pursued them on a high speed chase. The Young gang crashed their car at the stack and ran into the woods by the Pearl River Levee.  Law enforcement officials from both Rankin and Hinds counties continued the chase and caught them in the woods on foot.  WLBT's Skycopter 3 showed video of of their capture:

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Marty Miller running for Circuit Judge

The Marty Miller campaign issued the following press release:

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Group files housing discrimination complaint against local Re/Max

The National Fair Housing Alliance issued the following press release yesterday:

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Rick Cleveland: Sports Hall of Fame honors Tyrone Keys

In baseball and horse racing, there's the Triple Crown. In hockey, three goals are a hat trick. In basketball, we have the triple double. In bowling, three strikes in a row is a turkey.

So what do we call the series of anniversaries Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Tyrone Keys is about to experience in the next few weeks?

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Bert Case update: Sepsis is GONE!!!!

Berrrrrrrrrt Case's wife sent the following update on his condition:

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Knocking 'em out in Little Rock

Some Arkansas fans were upset over losing to Toledo and proceeded to display some of the aggression that was lacking in the football team's performance:

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Police release Lamb note and 911 call.

Gautier police released the 911 call made by Shannon Lamb yesterday and a note he left by his girlfriend's body at a press conference held today.  Lamb killed his girlfriend, Amy Prentiss yesterday at her Gautier home.  He later killed Delta State University professor Eric Schmidt in Cleveland.  WLOX reported today:

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MDE: Blueprints of new assessment tests available

MDE issued the following press release:

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Child molester to serve 10 years

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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Entitled?

MDE employees can apparently take their cars home and pick up their kids from day care:

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Bert Case Update

Mary sent an update on Berrrrrrrrrrrt's condition this morning:

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Lamb is still on the loose, armed and dangerous. Update: Captured!!!

 11:02 PM: The Cleveland Current reports "Shannon Lamb dead of what appears to be a self afflicted gun shot wound."  11:03: More media outlets are reporting Lamb killed himself. 

10:57 PM: The Cleveland Current reported on Facebook:  "DSU shooter, Shannon Lamb in custody. Authorities captured him in the Winterville area around 10:00 p.m. It is unclear if he was shot by the authorities or shot himself. Stay tuned for updates"  Apel JUST tweeted: "Greenville PD tried to initiate a stop, ran and stopped and got out on foot, heard a shot, and then he was found with a GSW, sources say."  Another tweet by a civilian says scanner traffic says he is "deceased."  No confirmation of that tweet.

Update 10:48 PM: Madison County Journal tweeted literally one minute ago that a "source" said Lamb was "captured".   10:53: MCJ confirms he is in custody.  WREG reports he is in custody and transported via "paramedic".  Condition is unknown.  Apel tweets he is going to a hospital. 

Update 10:46 PM: WAPT just reported "16 WAPT's Scott Simmons just reported suspect Dr. Shannon Lamb was pulled over on a traffic stop in Greenville and then fled on foot, according to sources. Stay tuned to 16 WAPT News starting at 4:30 a.m. for the latest information."

Delta State is will be on lockdown tomorrow.  Shannon Lamb told police he was not going "to jail".  Police say he is driving a black Avenger that belongs to his murdered girlfriend, Amy Prentiss of Gautier.  Lamb is the leading suspect in her death.  A mutual friend said she spoke of breaking up with him "a month ago".  Here are some pictures of the couple and the victim that are on Lamb's Facebook page. Click on images to enlarge.

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Official Statement from DSU

Delta State University issued the following statement:

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DSU murder linked to Gautier murder

 The Sun-Herald reported a Delta State University employee killed a woman in Gaucier then headed to Cleveland.  The newspaper just tweeted:

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Home Depot embezzlement ring busted

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release:

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Professor killed at Delta State

 Update (2:40): Here are some videos shot by  Jon Mark Nail, MFA - Professor of Digital Media Arts - Delta State University.  They are posted with his permission.  He told JJ "Myself and 20 of my students were escorted out by a swat team about half an hour ago. Campus is sealed off. We are all safe."

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The Rez crime stats

Here are the July crime stats for The Rez:

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Today's update on Bert

Beeeeeeeeert Case's wife sent an update on his condition:

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"The best possible budget"

 The Jackson City Council approved a budget last week that furloughed employees and cut the budget of the police but managed to avoid layoffs and a tax increase.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Remembering the World at War

I'm going to experiment a little and post something that is different from the normal fare of this website. I am digging through old microfilm copies of the Jackson Daily News as I attempt to learn more about the Gold Coast of Rankin County.  The Gold Coast managed to stay out of the headlines during 1940 but WWII was well underway.  Most readers have either watched programs or read books about the Second World War.  However, tv and books do not give one a true feel for how it was to live back then and experience war news as part of one's daily life.  JJ is going to post collections of JDN front pages as the war seems more alive as each front page brought a daily dose of news that seems surreal today.  It is a different way of looking at history and one that I think the reader will enjoy. 

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Honoring 9/11 victims

Mississippi State Senator Will Longwitze (R-Xanadu) delivered the following homily for the 14th annual September 11th memorial service at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson. The text of Sen. Longwitz’s remarks are included below:

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Racism or just drama?

A young woman claimed on Facebook that a Ridgeland clothing store's staff mistreated her when she recently visited the store.  She blamed racism for their actions.  The post received over 2,290 Facebook shares and is published below.  The names of the young woman and clothing store are removed.  She claims on her Facebook page that she is twenty years old. 

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Bert Case update

The pipes are trying to work:

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

College students opine on 9/11

We can at least hope they know where Mexico is.

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Bert Case update

Here is the latest update on Berrrrrrt Case's condition:

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Statement on brown water

The City of Jackson issued the following statement:

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Mike Hurst: Hickory



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Senator Longwitz: Oxford House federal loans are not being repaid

State Senator Will Longwitz charged in a letter sent to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health that federal loans issued for the operation of Oxford House homes in Mississippi are not being repaid.  He also the Department to clarify whether drug testing was taking place at Oxford House homes.    The letter is posted below.

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Remembering 9/11

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer recounts 9/11 on Twitter. It is pretty interesting. Read here.

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Remembering Heather Spencer

It was eight years ago today that Heather Spencer was taken away from her friends and family.  Pray for them as they remember her today.  Posted below is a video produced by one of her friends in her memory and an essay about Heather written by her mother several months after her death.

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Bert Case update

Bert's hanging in there.  Here is the latest update from his wife:

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Governor is a "punk"

A 1940 edition of the Jackson Daily News gives a lesson in how to write an editorial.  It also gives a lesson in how to provoke a Governor to whip some ass. Can one imagine newspapers today publishing such a headline?

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Update on Kendrick case.

Many people are interested in the murder of Lee Kendrick last week.  Here is what we know about the case.  Some of this information comes from news reports while other information comes from law enforcement sources.

WARNING: POST CONTAINS DISTURBING MATERIAL. 

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MDE busts another teacher in cheating scandal

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release:

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Did Vicki Slater have a Republican problem or a race problem?

There is nothing like the New York Times telling us about Mississippi.  The newspaper pondered how Robert Gray became the Mississippi Democratic Party Gubernatorial nominee after trouncing the heavily favored Jackson attorney, Vicki Slater, in the August 4 primary:

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Nobody sues Ashley Madison

A Madison John Doe sued the Ashley Madison website in U.S. District Court in Jackson on September 8.   He seeks an unspecified amount of actual and punitive damages.

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Bert's fighting back.

Berrrrrrrrrt Case's wife sent the following update on his condition‎:

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

JPD seeks another suspect in Cedarstone murder

Update: Suspect surrendered to JPD> 

JPD issued the following press release and photo:

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Two women arrested for elder abuse.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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Bert becoming a man of color.

Berrrrrt Case's wife just sent the latest update on his condition:

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Rick Cleveland reviews opening weekend in college football.

What we learned from college football, Week One...

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Hurst challenges Hood to three debates.


Hurst Proposes Three Debates; Willing to Work With Hood On Scheduling and Details

FLOWOOD, MISS (SEPTEMBER 8, 2015) – Last week Republican Mike Hurst reached out to Democrat incumbent Jim Hood proposing the two candidates for Attorney General meet in at least three debates to provide voters with a discussion of their records and visions for office.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Accused killer of Lee Kendrick now in custody.

Walter Lee Young surrendered to JPD after he was charged with capital murder in the death of 81 year-old Lee Kendrick.  Young is 21.  Young contacted Hinds County Sheriff candidate Victor Mason and turned himself in to police with Mr. Mason's assistance.  Kendrick was shot to death last week in a vacant unit at the Cedarstone Apartments in North Jackson.

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State Auditor announces guilty pleas in Alcorn County corruption case.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement:

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Court of Appeals upholds Kuebler's conviction.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Louis Kuebler.  A Hinds County jury convicted him in 2011 of murdering Tamra Stuckey. The ruling is posted below.

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Highway Patrol announces Labor Day weekend results

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release:

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Docs upgrade Bert

Good news for Berrrrrrrt Case.  His wife sent the following update on his condition:

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Jennifer Ortega says goodbye

Jennifer Ortega left WAPT to return to Florida last week.  She left this message for JJ readers:

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Disgusting.

Charge 'em.  Two San Antonio high school football players targeted a ref Friday night:

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Car chase was part of attempted suicide

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement:

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Southern Miss from above

Here is a pretty cool drone video of the USM campus in Hattiesburg.

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Update on Berrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt Case.

Bert is still fighting back.  His wife sent the latest news on his condition:

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Does the public have a right to see AT&T's state contract?

AT&T is trying to keep its state contract secret.  Cspire argues the public should be able to see the contract and presto, a court fight broke out Wednesday.  The Geoff Pender reported in the Clarion-Ledger:

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Deal of the day

Found this great deal on the Smith & Wesson Sporter AR-15 online:

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Berrrrrrt is hanging in there

Bert Case's wife provided the following update on his condition:

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Arrest made in Kendrick murder

JPD just issued the following press release:

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Berrrrrrrt's getting better.

Bert Case's wife sent this update on his condition:

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Find Phoenix.


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Stonewall!!!!!!

It seems Mr. Andrew Mattiace didn't want anyone looking at some of his dealings with the Mississippi Development Authority.  Hinds County Chancellor William Singletary yesterday sealed his contracts and other information regarding his award of a Tourism Sales Tax Rebate for the Renaissance expansion.    JJ, Sarah Fowler (Clarion-Ledger), and Dr. Charles Bush, M.D. filed public records requests for various records pertaining to his application.

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JPD looking for suspect in murder. (Update #2)

Update 9:00 PM: JPD issued the following statement and video:

Robbery/Homicide Detectives have discovered new evidence in the murder investigation of Mr. Lee Kendricks. The video is surveillance footage from a local service station which shows the victim’s vehicle, a silver Buick near the gas pumps. The female that exits the front passenger door is identified as Loren Danielle Shell and the vehicle is being driven by an unknown subject. The footage was taken after the death of Mr. Lee Kendricks. Loren Shell maybe still in possession of the victim’s vehicle which has not been recovered yet.

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Public Records Request follies

Thieves, thieves, thieves.  That is the word that came to mind last week when I got an invoice from the Jackson city clerk's office for a copy of the Goodwill Industries Zoning application.  The city charged $80 for a copy of a zoning app that was all of sixty pages.  $45 for copying charges and $35 for "staff costs".  Ridiculous.   

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Goodwill is coming to NE Jackson.

Goodwill Industries is coming to Northeast Jackson.  The City Council approved on August 17 a variance request by Goodwill.  Ward 1 Councilman Ashby Foote voted to approve the request.  It passed on a 3-2 vote.  The application is posted below.  Goodwill intends to open a store at 4950 I-55 North.  It should be between Books-A-Million and Kroger.

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WSJ: Cadillac Tax forcing cutbacks on health insurance.

The Wall Street Journal reported the "Cadillac Tax" provision of the Affordable Health Care Act is forcing public and private employers to prune health insurance coverage offered to employees:

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Berrrrrrrrrt Case update

Bert's wife just sent this update:

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Update on the auto burglars in Madison

A homeowner apparently assisted in the capture of the perps charged with committing auto burglaries in the Cypress Lake area.  A member of the Ducksouth message board posted:

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rick Cleveland: Remembering Ole Miss's Bob Priester

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.
-A.E. Housman, To an Athlete Dying Young


This was the last day of August, 1965, 50 years ago. The Ole Miss Rebels had gathered for their first official practice. Hopes were sky-high. The Rebels were a season removed from a Southeastern Conference championship and had begun the previous season ranked No.1 in the country.

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Dixon charged again.

Madison police file a third charge of gratification of lust against Brandon Dixon today. Madison Municipal Court Judge Dale Danks set bond at $500,000.

Update: Madison PD issued this statement at 4:00 PM:

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More charges to be filed against Dixon

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release:

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Metrocenter comes back to life

Look what we found on Youtube:

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Update on Beeeeeeeert

His wife just sent this email:

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Madison thieves busted

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release:

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Rankin Sheriff seeking runaway

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:

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Update on Beeeeeeeeeeert.

JJ just got this update from Bert Case's wife:

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Ridgeland Board of Aldermen approve refinance for TIF bonds. (Video)

The Ridgeland Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 last night to approve a refinancing of $1.9 million in TIF bonds.  The bonds were issued in 2005 for the construction of the Lowe's on County Line Road.  The small room was packed with Ridgeland citizens as several grilled the aldermen and Mayor Gene McGee over the proposed refinance and the original bond issue.

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Speaking of Renaissance....

Here is some drone footage of Renaissance that popped up on Youtube in July.  Music needs some work. He should have used Wagner.

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Bloom County

Genre mashups ruin the day for our heroes.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pray for Bert Case

Beeeeert Case is in the hospital.  His wife sent this message to JJ:

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Changing up in Flora

 Warning: Adult language in video.

Congratulations to up and coming rap star JoaQuin on his new video. The video Change Up was published on Youtube on July 31. However, there are a few things about the video that might be familiar to JJ readers. Readers might recognize a couple of people as well.

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Burglar did the crime, will now do the time.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guests issued the following statement:

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Rumble in Ridgeland over Lowe's TIFs tonight.

The Ridgeland Board of Aldermen will consider refinancing the TIF bonds issued for the Lowe's project on County Line Road in 2005.    The meeting begins at 6:00 PM. The agenda states:

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Latest crime stats

Here are the latest crime stats for Jackson for the week ending August 16, 2015.  Precinct 4 saw a sharp decrease property crimes but violent crimes have risen on a year to date basis.

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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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