Friday, September 30, 2016

JPD arrests alleged kidnapper

JPD issued the following press release:

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Like a boss

,or Heckler does good.  American fan David Johnson was giving some grief to Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Andy Sullivan of England at a Ryder Cup practice session yesterday.  The two golfers each missed a twelve-putt putt with a tricky downward slope six times in a row.  The North Dakotan couldn't help himself and yelled "I could've made that".  So.... British Open champ Henrick Stenson pulled him out of the crowd and told him to go make the shot.  Just to make sure Johnson didn't suffer from a lack of pressure, Justin Rose placed a $100 bill on the ground right in front of the ball.  See what happens next:

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Lil Stevie Turner indicted again

A Hinds County grand jury indicted young Steve Turner on September 15 for auto burglary, house burglary, and auto theft.  This is not Turner's first or second scrape with the law, as he does nothing but rob and steal whenever he is free.

Young Turner was sprung from juvie when he turned 18 on December 2, 2015.  JPD arrested him on December 21 for house burglary and possessing a stolen firearm.  He stayed a few weeks in jail before he posted bond and went back to his errant ways.  JJ reported at the time

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It is Jerry Rice Day!!!

Sugar Ray is going to go nuts.  Governor Phil Bryant declared today is Jerry Rice Day and issued the following press release:

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Night Flight

Mark Willis posted a really cool video of his making a night landing in his plane at Hawkins Field. Enjoy.

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Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

JMAA gets $17.7 million grant awards

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following press release:

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NAACP: Black police officers are not black

Why didn't the NAACP just say black cops are Uncle Toms? WCNC reported Tuesday:

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Supreme Court restores D.A.'s duties.

The Mississippi Supreme Court overturned Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill's order barring District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith from performing his duties.  The order is posted below.

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JPD officer busted for bribery

Update: JPD terminated Williams today. 

The Justice Department issued the following press release:

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Bait and switch?

The Jackson City Council hired law firm Phelps Dunbar to defend the city against the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former assistant to the Mayor Kimberly Bracey.  However, the City Council might be a little surprised by the attorneys Phelps chose to represent the city.

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D.A. tried to throw two prosecutors in jail for allegedly leaking transcript to JJ

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith tried to throw two Attorney General prosecutors in jail after this website published a transcript of the March 3 preliminary hearing that was held for Christopher Butler.*  The District Attorney accused Assistant Attorneys General Patrick Beasley and Shaun Yurtkuran of leaking the transcript of a sealed proceeding to JJ in his motion for contempt.  There are just two problems: The preliminary hearing was never sealed and this correspondent purchased the transcript from the court reporter. 

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Thug doctor's indictment remanded.

 Dr. Michael Molleston received little punishment for his venture into some malicious mischief that took place two years ago.  Security cameras in The Manship's parking garage showed Dr. Molleston parking next to the Audi of Dr. John Davis.  Dr. Molleston got out of his vehicle and proceeded to knock out the windows of the Audi with a golf club.  Dr. Molleston was arrested for the attack and indicted for felony malicious mischief.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan remanded the indictment to the inactive docket after Dr. Molleston agreed to enter a pre-trial diversion program.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A different way of looking at Belhaven

JJ came across this two year-old drone video of Belhaven University.  The video is a nice view of one of the assets of the Jackson metro area.  Enjoy.

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Clinton crime is down

The city of Clinton issued the following press release:

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Rick Cleveland opines on Yaw-Yaw

So, LSU fired Les Miles Sunday and elevated Ed Orgeron to the position of interim head football coach in Baton Rouge.

We can argue the wisdom of the first half of those two moves all day. LSU, a school famously strapped for cash these days, will pay Miles $10 million not to coach. But in my opinion the decision to elevate Orgeron, the former Ole Miss head coach, makes sense. Orgeron's job will be to keep the seat warm and to make sure recruiting stays on course. He can do that. He proved it at Southern Cal.

Orgeron also proved at Ole Miss he is not a long-term solution. We here in Mississippi are reminded of his short, remarkably interesting tenure in Oxford.

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Former cop sues for sexual harassment

The dirt is flying now.  Former JPD officer Tina Bianchini amended her lawsuit against the city of Jackson with some rather lurid allegations yesterday against JPD Deputy Commander Tyree Jones.  Ms. Bianchini filed her lawsuit after she claimed she was fired after she was arrested for a domestic violence incident with another JPD officer she was dating. She claimed she was a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Doctor arrested for drug trafficking in Brandon

Brandon police arrested Dr. Steven Tincher on September 22 for the trafficking and sale of controlled substances.  The police report states:

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Ridgeland man convicted of child exploitation

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement: 

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Is it time to start using the apprentice model?

Americans needs jobs, companies need workers. What's the problem?  The Wall Street Journal reported today that American companies are shortchanged by an educational system that is dysfunctional and doesn't mesh too well with the economy:

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Scam alert

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement:

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DWF: Join Me in Wishing Kingfish A Happy Birthday Today!

Happy Birthday to Kingfish!  Have a wonderful day!




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Monday, September 26, 2016

Debate thread

JJ is not watching the debate tonight BUT is allowing you to comment on the debate as it goes along.  Some are expecting Trump to demolish Hillary.  Two words: Perot-Gore.  Similar things were said before that debate.  What was the result? Comment away.

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AG: FBI asked AG to investigate D.A., JPD reported DA for dropping cases (Updated)

Several law enforcement agencies complained that Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith repeatedly dropped cases against suspects that had ties to him or his staff in several documents that were unsealed today.  JPD complained about the treatment of these suspects while the FBI apparently asked the Mississippi Attorney General in February to investigate the District Attorney.  Special Circuit Judge Larry Roberts ordered several cases unsealed after the Clarion-Ledger challenged their sealing at a hearing held two weeks ago.

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Pizza Hut refuses to surrender to Maywood Mart

The war continues between Pizza Hut and Maywood Mart.  Maywood Mart is trying to terminate Pizza Hut's lease but Pizza Hut took the fight to court.  It appears both sides have dug in for some trench warfare as they refuse to budge from their positions.  A trial is scheduled for next summer unless they settle the case. 

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Jackson getting money to fight crime

The Justice Department issued the following press release: 

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

A game of chess

I recently discovered The Wire.  Great series.  Here is a memorable scene that involves chess.

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$10 will get you a mall.

WGNO in Kenner reported:

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Dr. Smith might get out soon.

Whitfield might have one less patient if Dr. Arnold Smith has his way in court.  The Taxpayers Channel reported:

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Missing Child alert

The following missing child alert has been issued:

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Presenting Dr. Frank Pollard

Too hungover to go to church but feel guilty?  JJ presents Dr. Frank Pollard (deceased) for your Sunday morning sermon. 

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thug shoots into nail salon

JPD released video of a man entering a nail salon in Westland Plaza and shooting three people.  Police sources say a dispute between two men over a woman probably was the "cause" of the shooting.  The video is posted below.

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Praise the Lord & Pass the Ammo

Three home invaders found out the hard way that crime does not always pay.  Pin a medal on this woman.

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Thief is posing as Madison employee

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release:

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Bill Crawford: Pathways for the unmotivated

“Pathways” is the popular word today for fixing broken, adolescent, and unsuccessful people.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Update: FOUND!!!



Bella got out of her yard over on Northlake by Pear Orchard. She is a brown and white pitt bull.  She has a green collar with an ID tag on it.  She is friendly to people and animals.  She was rescued a year ago.  If you find it or have any info, please email her owner at janetucker39@gmail.com

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Ward 7 repaving

The City of Jackson issued the following press release: 

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Bloomberg: PERS makes the wrong top 10.

Bloomberg News reported the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System is the tenth most under-funded retirement plan out of all fifty states. The news service reviewed and ranked all state retirement plans in an August article.  The top ten offenders were:

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Street justice?

What happens when some family members encounter someone they think killed a loved one? Nothing less than a beat-down.  WJTV broadcast video yesterday that showed JPD Commander Tyree Jones saving a man from some "street justice":

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Whatever happened to just using fists?

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Woof-woof!!

The Richland Police Department posted the following statement and pictures on Facebook:

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Yes, some people are that dumb.

What is it about Lee Abraham that makes him a target?  The Taxpayers Channel reported:

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Bedwetter alert!

A journalism student at LSU is intimidated by trucks!!! The horror.  Read this op-ed column at LSUnow.com:

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Broderick is back!

One of Northeast Jackson's finest is back on the streets. The Mississippi Parole Board sprung Broderick Robinson on September 15. Broderick Robinson pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm in Hinds County Circuit Court on September 1, 2015.  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.  Robinson has a long record of arrests for burglary, drug, and firearms-releated offenses.

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Rick Cleveland: Making of a new baseball legend?

This past Sunday wasn't that much different than most days here lately for Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, the Fulton native and former Southern Miss baseball standout.

Playing in New York, Dozier extended his hitting streak to 22 games, made an unassisted double play in the field – and lost. It is the story of this season – and really of Dozier's Major League career.

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Feds bust crackheads

The Justice Department issued the following press release:

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

HUD & Ridgeland settle


The battle of the dueling press releases.  HUD issued this statement on its website:

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MBN gets a new Top Narc

First Consul Phil Bryant issued the following proclamation: 

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McBride tries to quash indictment

Hinds County District Attorney Jamie McBride filed a motion to quash the indictment against him.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Mr. McBride earlier this month for two counts of conspiring with District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and former Assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson to help criminal defendants.   Attorney Dale Danks represents Mr. McBride.

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The Return of the Warnock

The King is dead, long live the King.  The Madison County Journal reported that Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock landed on his feet at Canton Municipal Utilities after he was fired as county engineer by the Madison County Board of Supervisors:

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Jackson airport gets $3.38 million grant

Senator Thad Cochran, Senator Roger Wicker, and Representative Gregg Harper issued the following statement:

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Stokes: "Y'all gonna close Jackson State"

A brief moment of sanity broke out at the Jackson City Council meeting yesterday when Ward 1 Councilman Ashby Foote provided the cold, hard numbers on how much money Jackson (5:15) is losing on operating two golf courses.  However, no good deed goes unpunished as Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes went into hysterics (8:20).  This one was one for the books.

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This is actually a tough decision for some.

Jackson Ward 2 Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. defended shutting down the Grove Park golf course with something that rarely means anything in Jackson: cold, hard numbers. Mr. Priester posted some financial numbers for the two municipal golf courses. It is a rather dismal picture:

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Herring defends the undefensible

The Public Service Commission tried to make it easier for those suffering from domestic violence to obtain utilities.  However, good ole boy attorney Jim Herring tried to stop the PSC from doing as his message to battered women and children was simply tough luck. Yup, wife-beaters found a friend in Jim Herring and his client.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Oops.

A giraffe had the hots for a reporter at the San Diego Zoo.

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Mayor asks city council to fix budget

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following statement:

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No comment.

A local police officer gets stupid on Facebook.  Can anyone understand what she is saying?

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Another day, another homicide.

JPD issued the following statement:

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Mo' money at Thalia Mara

Thalia Mara Auditorium generated the most revenue it ever has this year.  While the attendance at the Jackson auditorium is substantially lower than in past years, Thalia Mara is making more money as it enjoyed revenue of $248,050 in FY 2015-2016.  JJ obtained the attendance and revenue information through a public records request. 

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Don't try this at home.

What are a redneck's last words? Hey y'all, watch this. That old joke comes to mind when these two girls find out the hard way why the Carolina Reaper Pepper is aptly named when they got their share of Youtube fame in a way they never imagined.

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Jackson cuts Arts Council funding to zero.

The Greater Jackson Arts Council issued the following press release:

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Get your unclaimed property

Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch and Senator John Horhn issued the following press release:

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The Latest "C's"

Here are the "C" ratings for Jackson metro area restaurants issued since April 20, 2016.  The Mississippi Department of Health inspects and grades each restaurant.  The department inspects the restaurant again within ten days after the "C" is issued.  The restaurant listed below all passed their follow-up inspections unless otherwise noted.

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Jacksonians for Jackson, um, make that Ridgeland.

It appears city of Jackson employees like to sneak into Ridgeland for some grub.  A reader sent these photos to JJ:

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Blast from the past: NOLA

JJ found this old Traveltalks shortie about 1940 New Orleans.  Enjoy. 

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Madison County Food Fight!!!

It appears there is a falling out among the geniuses responsible for an anonymous mailer that was sent out to Madison County voters before the August 2015 primary elections for supervisors.     Geoff Pender reported in the Clarion-Ledger last week:

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It's Sunday morning

If you can't make it to church this morning, here is a sermon presented by Dr. Frank Pollard (deceased) of First Baptist Church in Jackson. 

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Latest Crime Stats

The Jackson crime stats for the week ending September 4, 2016 are posted below.  The number of major crimes fell 17% on a year to date basis from 2015.  Property crimes dropped 18% while violent crimes fell 14%. 

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Bill Crawford: Are "big money" tax policies good?

As tax collections continue to falter, threatening more mid-year budget cuts, our legislative leaders scurry to shore up the brilliance of their tax cut agenda.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Ice Cold Thunder

Take a break from the usual stuff and check out the Murrah High School Drum Line.

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Temple killer convicted

Justice was served Wednesday as a Hinds County jury found Gerome Moore guilty of Capital Murder in the death of beloved Jacksonian Carolyn Temple.  Read it for yourself below.  He will be sentenced on November 2. Two down and one to go. 

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Mayor Fisher gives State of City address today

Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher will give his annual State of the City address and host online questions and answers today at noon.  The city website states: 

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The Mayor gets a lawyer

Some minor actions took place in Bracey v. Yarber et al recently:

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They don't get it. They just don't get it.

Is Jackson going to have to go bankrupt for these people to learn anything? There is apparently much gnashing of teeth over the closure of the Grove Park public golf course.  It is not known if the city council and Mayor wore sackcloth and ashes over the death of Grove Park but time is yet left for this to happen.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Someone finally goes to jail in Epps scandal

The Justice Department issued the following press release:

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Judge Weill calls D.A.'s bluff. Who was indicted?

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill had enough and fired back at Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.  Judge Weill accused the District Attorney of lying, attacking his court through the media, and using the sealing of the files to his advantage in a statement filed with the Mississippi Supreme Court.  The statement also revealed that an unnamed person has been indicted and an employee of the District Attorney has a child and relationship with a "former client" of the District Attorney.  Punches were not held nor did the dirt remain undished. 

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Capitol Art Lofts coming to Capitol Street



HRI Properties issued the following press release and drawings:

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Damn.

Another idiot apparently beat his girlfriend to death. JPD issued the following statement and mug shot:

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Local 463 is moving

Madison Restaurant Local 463 is moving to Renaissance.  The restaurant posted on Facebook Monday:

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Gibbert launches Y'all Vote

Mississippi Secretary of State Dibbit Hosemann issued the following press release:

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Ridgeland PD gets its man

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release and mug shot:

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McKee to lead Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release:

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Rick Cleveland: The Bear and I

This was September of 1971. Alabama had just unveiled a surprise Wishbone offense and stunned No. 3 Southern Cal at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, reversing a three-touchdown defeat the year before.

Bear Bryant was back. What’s more, the Crimson Tide was to next play Southern Miss. I was an 18-year-old sports reporter for the Hattiesburg American, dispatched to Tuscaloosa to cover Bryant’s regular Tuesday press conference.

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Passing the torch at Nandy's Candy

Emmie King took over Nandy's Candy from her mother.
The chocolate torch has been passed from one generation to the next at Nandy's Candy.  Jacksonians have enjoyed chocolate-covered strawberries on Valentine's Day, snow-cones in the summer,  and other sinful confectioneries  for 36 years since Nancy King opened her store.  Her daughter Emmie King took the reins of running the store she grew up in earlier this year as Nandy's Candy continues to grow. 

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Good morning

Last Sunday morning at the Rez.

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Fund-raiser for Judge Ed Hannan


A message to voters is posted below.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

No comment.

Should this guy really be calling anyone else stupid?

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Jackson City Council passes budget

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following statement: 

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DPS settles discrimination suit for $84,474

JJ obtained through a public records request a copy of the settlement agreement between Penny Corn and the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Ms. Corn sued DPS a year ago for sex discrimination and retaliation.  DPS and Ms. Corn settled the case in May. 

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Fairley convicted

The Reverend Kenneth Fairly will have an opportunity to establish a chapter of Prison Fellowship Ministries as an inmate.  The U.S. Attorney issued the following press release:

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What did Latham know and when did he know it?

Clarion-Ledger Reporter Geoff Pender questions Former MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham's claim that the mismanagement of a $30 million federal program took place without his knowledge.  The federal government allocated nearly $30 million to retrofit homes on the Gulf Coast to lower home insurance rates.  However, this is Mississippi and if we see $30 million in gummint dough, we are going to figure out a way to get our greedy mitts on it or make sure our friends do.  The feds saw what was going on and suspended the program last month.  Mr. Pender reported:

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Monday, September 12, 2016

GUILTY!!!

The "Reverend" Kenneth Fairley was found guilty on all counts today in U.S. District Court.  The Hattiesburg American reported:

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Unsealed

Judge Roberts unsealed everything in the Robert Shuler Smith cases.  The video of the hearing is posted below.

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Prison population increases because..... criminals commit crimes.

Mississippi's prison population is increasing because, gasp, judges are actually doing their jobs.  The horror.  The Clarion-Ledger reported last week:

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Judge accuses DA of making threats, WJTV refuses to broadcast confrontation

Will sealed records involving Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith finally see the light of day today?  Special Judge Larry Robert will hold a hearing at 1:00 PM today in the Hinds County courthouse to on several motions filed by the Clarion-Ledger to open files, transcripts, and other sealed records.

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Lakeland Drive construction begins Tuesday

The city of Jackson issued the following press release: 

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Carjackers plead guilty

U.S. Attorney Greg Davis issued the following press release:

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Sales Tax Commission meets

The 1% Sales Tax Commission met last Wednesday.  The videos and written presentation are posted below.  The documents provide the highlights and progress of the projects funded by the 1% sales tax.  Enjoy.

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Goals & Self-Destruction

Can't make it to church this morning? Watch Dr. Frank Pollard (deceased) in the video posted below.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Flood With No Name

Breitbart News sent a reporter down to Baton Rouge to cover the devastation caused by The Flood With No Name.  Jackson's own Amile Wilson shot the video for the story.

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Bill Crawford: More federal overeach


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was passed to eliminate unjustified discrimination based on disability. It provides protections against discrimination to disabled Americans, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

It's all Danks & Ditto's fault.

 JJ presented it's own ideas on how to save the Jackson Zoo last Tuesday. The plan would move the entrance from Capitol Street to Fortification Street, make part of Bullard Street similar to the JSU Parkway, and beautify the area around the new entrance, the South entrance to Hawkins Field, and Sonny Guy golf course.  However, some people didn't just reject this idea but were downright hostile to it.  Exhibit A: One Kamikaze's comments on Facebook:

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MDE: No curve for school ratings

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release:

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Bank robbery in Ridgeland

 
The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release statement and photos:

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday at WLBT

Check out this old WLBT broadcast.  Bert sure could do the combover just right.

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Clinton police seeking credit card fraudster

The Clinton Police Department issued the following press release and video.

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College Republicans back Griffis for Supreme Court

The Mississippi Federation of College Republicans issued the following press release:

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Victims criticize Morgan Stanley Settlements

Several victims criticized  a $4.7 million fine imposed on Morgan Stanley and arbitration awards that only gave them "ten cents on the dollar".  WAPT reported:

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FOOD FIGHT!!!

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber appeared near the end of Tuesday night's City Council meeting.  He and Council President Tyrone Hendrix proceeded to have a little disagreement near the end of this video.

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Governor adjusts budget

Governor Phil Bryant, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, and Speaker Philip Gunn issued the following statements:

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JPD catches alleged attempted rapist

JPD issued the following press release and mug shot.

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Thug hits for the cycle: 3 life sentences.

Madison-Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release:

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lock & Load: Manhunt in NE Jackson

Update: Captured. 

JPD is looking for a Vincent McGee in Northeast Jackson (Between Old Canton Road, Ridgewood Road, and Meadowbrook Road.).  He fled from a traffic stop.  The dude is dangerous.  He was convicted of armed robbery and carjacking around ten years ago.  He was indicted last fall for possession of cocaine and in January 2015 for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment classifies him as a habitual offender.  His indictment is posted below.

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Another Hinds County prosecutor is indicted

A Hinds County grand jury indicted Hinds County Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride for two counts of conspiring to hinder prosecution of criminal defendants.  The indictment alleges he acted as a partner in crime with Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and former Assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson.  The indictment states:

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Hinds D.A. Indicted (Updated w/copy of indictment)

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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Lawsuit charges MSMA Foundation-approved financial advisers ripped off doctors for millions

A lawsuit charges financial advisers ripped off doctors who used a Mississippi State Medical Association Foundation program for millions of dollars for twenty years.  The Foundation sued  Larry Fortenberry, Philip Metz, Richard Howard, and companies they owned in Madison County Circuit Court last week.  The complaint alleges the trio sold and operated charitable gift annuity programs to member physicians.  The Foundation claims losses are at least $15 million. 

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Rick Cleveland on Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback-turned NFL washout-turned football TV analyst, now wants to become a Major League baseball player.

Good luck with that.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fire away

No Rankin County deputies failed weapons qualification this year.  JJ obtained the scores through a public records request.  They are posted below. 

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Breaking: AG drops charges against DA

Attorney General Jim Hood asked Special Judge James Bell to drop the charges against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.  Judge Bell approved the motion and dismissed the charges against Mr. Smith. The motion and order are posted below.

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How to save the Jackson Zoo, Part 1

The Jackson Zoo, what to do, what to do, what to do? The Zoo surrendered its American Zoological Association accreditation a few weeks ago.  The Zoo has been troubled for quite some time as it has been plagued by a declining attendance, a deteriorating neighborhood, and uneven funding.  JJ thinks that the zoo benefits the Jackson metro area as well as the state.  There are world-class zoos in Memphis and New Orleans but there is no reason this area can't continue to operate a quality zoo.  Mississippi loses when we lose our cultural attractions.   What is needed is some truly out of the box thinking.  JJ offers a possible solution.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

DA fights the Mississippi Bar

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith  made it quite clear he is not going to meekly accept a complaint filed against him by the Mississippi Bar. The Bar submitted the complaint to the Mississippi Supreme Court in July after two Hinds County judges complained to the Bar about Mr. Smith's conduct in and out of the courtroom.  Mr. Smith filed a response on August 16.   Earlier post with copy of bar complaint.

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JCVB rebounds in 2015


JJ obtained through a public records request the 2015 and Q2 2016 audit and financial statements for the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau.  It is posted below. Some highlights are:

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Don't try this in your driveway

Trucks, concrete barriers, 151 mph, and tempers.  What could possibly go wrong?

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Updates from the Crypt

Jackson Ward 2 Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. posted this update on Friday's meeting of the Jackson City Council on his Facebook page:

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It's Sunday Morning

Some of you can't make it to church so JJ will bring Dr. Frank Pollard (deceased) to you.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

MHP will be out in force

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement:

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Governor: "It stops here".

Governor Phil Bryant told the Clarion-Ledger that he is doing something about "sexist behavior" in state law enforcement agencies:

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Wall Street Journal calls Ole Miss "embarrassing"

The Wall Street Journal's "Grid of Shame" named Ole Miss's football programs as one of the most embarrassing in the NCAA. 

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ms. Baptist Health Systems looking at collaboration & merger

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems issued the following press release:

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Mayor Yarber to hold town hall on 1% sales tax spending tonight

The city of Jackson issued the following press release.

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Hinds resident dies of West Nile Virus

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following press release: 

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Former deputy accuses Madison Sheriff's Office of racism in lawsuit.

A former Madison County deputy sued the Madison County Sheriff's Office for alleged racial discrimination in U.S. District Court on August 15.  Robert Gibson accuses Sheriff Randy Tucker of firing him after he complained about race discrimination towards employees and suspects.  Sheriff Tucker has not yet filed a response in the case.

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Governor appoints Jackson doctor to Med board

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release: 

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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.

Note: Security provided by INS
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