Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Zoo's Giraffe & Leopard die

The Jackson Zoo issued the following statement.

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Ex-Mayor introduces punk to the Board of Education (Updated)

Former Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber caught a punk trying to break into his car.  Mr. Yarber introduced our little hoodlum to some child-rearin' on the rear:

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Employees + credit cards = trouble?

Purchases at jewelry stores, trips to swanky beach resorts, $1,000 bbq meals, clothes, and steak dinners populate the credit card bills of Canton Municipal Utilities employees.  Cleaning bills, coffee, quick trips to fast food joints - no purchase was too small or too trivial for the favored few to pay with a CMU credit card. 

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Monday, October 30, 2017

13 year-old shot

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Burroughs indicted in death of girlfriend

This article is reprinted with permission of the Laurel Leader Call.

Greg Burroughs will have to answer in a criminal court for the death of 23-year-old Katherine Sinclair, who died from a gunshot to the head in the garage of his half-million-dollar home on the night of June 1.

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Police will be escorted at UMMC

The University of Mississippi Medical Center will no longer allow law enforcement officers to enter areas past the emergency room office unless permitted by UMMC police.  UMMC police officers must accompany the law enforcement officer to all areas of the hospital he visits.  All UMMC police officers were required to sign the order that defined the new policy. 

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JPS: By the numbers

Check out the employee roster for Jackson Public Schools.  JJ obtained them through a public records request and is analyzing them for a post that will be published later this week.  However, JJ thought the readers might want to have a sneak peek at the raw data.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Boil water notice for Ridgewood area

The city of Jackson issued the following boil water notice for the area by Ridgewood Road and East County Line Road.

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Bookkeeper indicted in church embezzlement

Broadmoor Baptist Church is not the only church in the Jackson area to suffer from an embarrassing embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted a former employee in February for allegedly embezzling slightly more than $250,000 over a period of five years.  The indictment states:

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RSS tries to bar cameras from trial

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith wants to ban all cameras from his upcoming trial in Rankin County.   The Attorney General is prosecuting the District Attorney on two separate indictments for simple domestic violence, aggravated stalking, and robbery.  The two sides are also warring over whether testimony about alleged repeated incidents of domestic violence and drug use can be admitted as well. 

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"How to be wicked without really trying"

It's time for the Sunday morning sermon.  Enjoy the late Dr. Frank Pollard's preaching in this 1987 sermon, Going to hell by default.  This is one of his better sermons.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Bill Crawford: What political donors expect for $$$

Steve Bannon recently met with mega Republican political contributor Bernie Marcus and heard him complain "for hours about the lack of return on his investment," reported Politico.com,

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Friday, October 27, 2017

People gone nuts today.

JPD issued several statements this afternoon.

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Ouch!

This video gives a new meaning to the phrase "One hit wonder." 

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Tic-toc, tic-toc

 The city of Jackson has not provided a copy of roof inspection reports for the Eudora Welty Library to JJ
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Mother lost baby over unpaid court fees

The MacArthur Justice Center in Oxford issued the following statement.

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Waffle House robbed but JPD gets 'em.

 Update: Suspect is Nicholas Thames. 20 years-old.


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

MDE to JPS: So?

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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GOP elects Lucien Smith Chairman

The Mississippi Republican Party issued the following statement. 

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The "Radical Mayor & Conservative Governor" work together to form Coalition

*All JPS School Board members resigned. Dr. Fredderick Murray remains as Interim Superintendent. 

Governor Phil Bryant and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Nursing home shooter caught.

Update: Johnson is being held without bond and will have an initial appearance this morning in Ridgeland Municipal Court. 

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement and picture.

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Medicaid tries to award a nice no-bid contract.

Governor Phil Bryant ordered the Division of Medicaid last June to cancel a $23  million health care information technology contract no-bid contract that it was going to award to Cerner Corporation. 

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JMAA issues RFP for Hawkins Field projects

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following Requests for Proposals.

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Wobbling away

The Governor is thinking.  WLBT reported that Governor is still looking for a "third way" instead of just approving a MDE takeover of Jackson Public Schools:

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

$332,000 embezzled. (Updated)

Broadmoor Baptist Church issued the following statement. 

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The past is not dead

The old adage that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it may hold true yet again in Mississippi politics.  Speculation ran rampant in Mississippi over who might replace Senator Thad Cochran if his health forced him to resign.  Supporters of a certain state senator from Ellisville loudly proclaimed to all that Governor Bryant should appoint him if the Senator indeed resigned. However, they might want to heed what took place in Mississippi politics thirty years ago.

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Monitor: Sheriff spends jail money elsewhere even though jail is short-handed.

A Justice Department report states that Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason is spending money budgeted for the Hinds County detention centers on other departments even though the Raymond detention center is severely short-staffed.  The report was submitted to U.S. District Court Judge John Gargiulo in August as part of a consent decree over the operation of the three Hinds County detention centers between the Justice Department and Hinds County.

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Broadmoor Baptist suffers embezzlement

An employee of Broadmoor Baptist Church embezzled from the church.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Belhaven players busted

Three Belhaven University volleyball players were arrested in Ridgeland for shoplifting.

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They said not a word.

The perfumed princes of Hinds County, oops, I meant the Hinds County Democratic Delegation of the Mississippi Legislature wailed to the heavens while gnashing their teeth in a letter that protested any state takeover of Jackson Public Schools . It is not known if they rent their garments although it is almost a certainty they were covered in ash. 

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Shooting on Poplar

JPD issued the following statement .

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Get ready for Season 5


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Eudora Welty library flunked leak tests in 2015. Was anything fixed?

The Eudora Welty Library flunked seven of twelve areas of a field test for water leakage in 2015. The Jackson-Hinds Library System hired a Florida company in to determine why the structure was plagued by water leaks. Building Leakage Investigation & Testing (BLIT) reported that the roof membrane did not cover the entire structure, sealant was improperly applied all too often, water damage was causing the mortar to disintegrate, and a host of other problems. The report is posted below.

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MDE changes its ways

The Mississippi Department of Education has caught no small amount of grief from this website, the PEER Committee, and the State Auditor over how contracts are passed out to the favored few.  Chief Operations Officer Dr. Felicia Gavin announced changes to how MDE does business in the following statement: 

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If it's not nailed down......

This is one of the more um, interesting burglaries that has taken place in Jackson in a while.  JPD issued the following statement and video:

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Food Fight!!!

Apparently you clowns want to have a discussion on last week's blow-up between White House Chief of Staff and former Marine Corps General John Kelly and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) over a phone call to a Gold Star family.  The video of General Kelly's comments are posted below. There were multiple attempts to hijack threads over the weekend so this post is just for you.  Have at it in the comments.

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College-town bars busted for selling booze to minors

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Learning to have confidence

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Eat at Joe's

This banner is literally flying around Tuscaloosa today:

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Huge freeze for Allen Smith's verdicts continues.

Ridgeland attorney Allen Smith, Jr. is suffering worse luck than a Mississippi State kicker in an Egg Bowl.  A Los Angeles judge reversed yet another huge talcom powder jury award for Mr. Smith and his clients.  Bloomberg reported today:

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Bill Crawford: Who is a real conservative?

Lots of political yammer about who’s a real conservative and who’s not.

So, how do you tell?

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Flashback Friday

Enjoy this 1970 clip of the LSU-Ole Miss game. It's pretty interesting to watch.

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You can't be serious.

Check out the latest rumor about Senator Thad Cochran.  Erick Erickson posted this on his website:

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Volunteers needed for Boo at the Zoo


Whether you can help set up or take down, greet guests, tell fortunes, assist trick or treaters through the park, help at a candy booth, scare ages 8 and up in the AAZK Haunted House, park cars, run supplies, or just have a special skill when it comes to events, the Jackson Zoo could use someone like you! Contact info for volunteers:

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Phil, this is no time to go wobbly.

"Remember George, this is no time to go wobbly"  
What Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said to President George Bush

Governor Phil Bryant is channeling his inner Tito and trying to find a "third way" in handling the takeover of Jackson Public Schools. The AP reported yesterday:

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Allen Smith's luck goes cold. Court reverses $72 million verdict.

A Missouri appeals court showed Ridgeland attorney Allen Smith, Jr. another reversal of a huge jury award in his talc powder jihad. Mr. Smith racked up an impressive series of wins in lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis over products liability claims involving talc powder. However, the U.S. Supreme Court threw a huge freeze over his success in one day. Reuters reported in June:

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Haley hustled? Stion closing.

Yet another one of Haley Barbour's green energy projects failed.  Stion announced it will close its Hattiesburg plant.  Greentech Media reported:

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Pearl & Canton rise, Rankin slips, JPS crashes.

Read 'em and weep. Today is the day for tears of joy and gnashing of teeth in Mississippi public schools.  The Mississippi Department of Education released its school ratings for the 2016-2017 school year.  Pearl and Canton rose, Rankin County slipped, and the rest of the Jackson metro area schools stayed the same as last year.

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: 2017 Mississippi public school ratings

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release.

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The Cool Kids are back

The Cool Kids are back this week.  Y'all Politics published its list of the "Top 50 Influential People in Mississippi" and even had a fancy shindig for the winners earlier this week.  See the list. Not to be outdone, the Clarion-Ledger, actually Jimmie Gates published his list of the top politicos under the age of 35.  Since it is hidden behind a paywall, here is the list.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GOP Chairman resigns

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef resigned his position today. He submitted the following letter to Governor Phil Bryant.

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Denied!

The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's interlocutory appeal of the denial of a motion to dismiss by a Rankin County Circuit Judge.  His trial will begin as scheduled.  The order is posted below.

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Child traffickers arrested in Mississippi

The FBI issued the following statement.

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If at first you don't succeed, fail, fail again.

Alleged Belhaven Heights drug dealer Jennifer Leigh Williams is back in the slammer.

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Bigger Pie: PSC learns toward consumers


On October 5, 2017, the Public Service Commission approved the following language by a vote of 3-0 in Docket No. 2017-AD-112:

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A tale of two Ridgelands.

A study of the Ridgeland lodging market said that northern Ridgeland hotels enjoy a high occupancy rate.  The Ridgeland Tourism Commission commissioned Young Strategies of North Carolina to review the market.  Berkeley Young presented the study to the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen at a work session Monday night. He said the study showed the market was "a tale of two Ridgelands."

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ouch!

Biloxi made it too easy for Marshall Ramsey:

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Senator Cochran returns to Washington

Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement.

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Medicare open enrollment begins.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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Surprise! Ridgeland Aldermen extend hotel moratorium.

The Ridgeland Hotel Wars continue.  The Madison County Journal reported last week:

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The Fall of the Tribe of Hotty Toddy

And there arose to the north of Eden a tribe called the Hotty-Toddys, who were also called metros. And the Hotty-Toddys were very displeasing; they didst place centerpieces on their banquet tables, and didst exalt themselves much. And they didst glorify the southern kingdom of the past.



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Good guys stand up and fight.

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Ole Miss: We're sorry

Ole Miss and former Head Football Coach Houston Nutt issued the following statement today:

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You can't make this up.

The Rankin County trial for Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has been moved to...... Halloween.  You really can't make this up. 

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War Eagle = Jail Bird

An Auburn fan didn't have a fun trip to Baton Rouge last weekend:

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Double shooting on Fortification Street

JPD issued the following statement and photo.

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Supes appoint Connie Cochran to library board.

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors appointed Connie Cochran to the Board of Trustees for the Jackson-Hinds Library System.  She will represent District 4.  She was approved on a unanimous vote.  She is the former Election Commissioner for District 4.  District 4 Supervisor Mike Morgan moved to appoint her.  District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham seconded the motion. 

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Senator Cochran has relapse.

Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement. 

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D.A. tries to stop trial & bar domestic violence testimony.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to stop his criminal while the Court considers his appeal of a motion to dismiss that was denied by Rankin County Circuit Judge John Emfinger.  The trial is scheduled to begin on October 23.  The Attorney General is prosecuting the District Attorney on two separate indictments for simple domestic violence, aggravated stalking, and robbery.  The two sides are also warring over whether testimony about alleged repeated incidents of domestic violence and drug use can be admitted as well.   Attorney John Reeves represents Smith. 

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hate it when this happens.

This is what happens when you become one with your Iphone.

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Bonds: Where the real action takes place.


Where can a good ole boy make an easy $20,000 without anyone knowing about it in Mississippi? Bond sales.  Eyes glaze over when bonds are mentioned.  Reporters who can barely add ignore the topic.  Politicians who can not add just trust their good ole boy friends to do right by them.  Adams County is a prime example of such a conundrum.  The  Mississippi Business Journal reported last week:

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Surprised in the Search

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. He preached from 1 Samuel 9:1-13. 

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bill Crawford: Here comes Amazon

Rural communities just thought Wal-Mart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Band director resigns over text messages

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Commission ok's Mumford's run for County Attorney

The Gerald Mumford campaign issued the following statement: 

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Land Sharks, Tide, & Bears, oh my.

Some Friday afternoon humor.

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Parent suing over teacher's alleged racist remark is in prison for fraud & owes $186,83 restitution.

Parents of a Northwest Rankin High School student sued the Rankin County School District and a substitute teacher in U.S. District Court for alleged racial comments made in a classroom.  They are represented by none other than attorney Carlos Moore. The Lindseys alleged:

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Thompson staffer in trouble again

Congressman Bennie Thompson's Chief of Staff can't seem to stay out of trouble.  Roll Call reported yesterday:

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Library to partially reopen.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney approved a limited reopening of the Eudora Welty library today after his staff inspected the building.

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Even the plants aren't safe.

JPD issued the following press release.

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And now a word from a sponsor

Well, make that a hoped-for sponsor.  This post may not be safe for work, kids or Land Shark fans.

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Nutt wants a rematch with Ole Miss.

Former Ole Miss Head Football Coach Houston Nutt, Jr. sued Ole Miss, IHL, and the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation in Lafayette County Circuit Court yesterday for breach of contract.  He filed a similar lawsuit in federal court but it was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction. The lawsuit accuses Athletic Director Ross Bjork and Coach Hugh Freeze of defaming Nutt to the media.  This court fight has claimed its share of casualties, including the job of one Hugh Freeze.

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He's baaaaaaack.

A blast from the past has returned to Jackson.  Kwame Kenyatta is the Deputy Director in Public Works. 

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Woman busted for worker's comp fraud

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hurst is new U.S. Attorney

The Justice Department issued the following press release.

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Another lawsuit accuses Ramel Cotton of stealing from a client.

JJ reported yesterday that Jackson attorney Ramel Cotton was disbarred after a Mississippi Supreme Court tribunal determined that he stole money from his clients, lied to the tribunal, refused to provide his trust account records when ordered to do so, and approved the forging of signatures.  The discovery of Cotton's misdeeds may not be over as another former client sued Cotton in Hinds County Chancery Court in July for embezzling his settlement proceeds.

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Why we can't have nice things.

It seems some Grinches are trying to stop a popular Christmas light display.  WLBT reported Monday:

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hazzard & Schwartz take over the airwaves

The Richard Schwartz & Brent Hazzard radio show has been spicing up the airwaves every Wednesday morning on WMPR.  Listen to the hottest talk radio show in Jackson posted below.



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Ridgeland PD looking for thief

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release and asked for assistance from the public.

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Northpointe Nastiness

There has been a great deal of chatter online about a robbery that took place on Northpointe Estates recently. JJ did some digging and can give an account of what took place.

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Ramel Cotton disbarred.

The Mississippi Supreme Court disbarred Jackson attorney Ramel Cotton a week ago after a tribunal convened on September 8.   The tribunal disbarred the shyster after it ruled that he stole from clients, approved the forging of signatures, refused to provide his trust account records when ordered to do so, and lied to the tribunal. 

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Tickets are now on sale.


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Need a job?

Posted on the Ole Miss website today. 

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Pearl coach charged with cyberstalking

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement and picture.

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Y.A. Tittle, R.I.P.

Former LSU and NFL legend Y.A. Tittle died today.  He could play a little bit of football.  He was a seven-time Pro Bowler in the NFL and was LSU's first former player to be named MVP in the NFL.  He won that award three more times after he was thirty-five years old.

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Winners of the Day

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement and pictures.

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JPS collects more property taxes than ever.

Jackson Public Schools are short-changed because more affluent communities can pour more money into their public schools while Jackson struggles to keep its tax base.  Such is the mantra that is repeated over and over in the media and among community leaders.  However, the real truth is that JPS collects more money in property taxes than does any other school district in Mississippi.  What is really intriguing is that property tax revenue has been going up while the student population has been going down.  If anything, the working people of Jackson who pay taxes for their children to be educated are indeed short-changed but not by "disinvestment."  It is said a picture is worth a thousand words.  The pictures below illustrate the true state of affairs at JPS better than any long-winded column ever could.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Ouch!

There was great wailing among the House of Toddy yesterday as the Rebels were smitten on the Plains yesterday and the trumpets of Auburn sounded great insult over the dead of the Rebels:

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Saying is doing

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy the words of the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He preached from Matthew 12:33-37 in this 1987 sermon. 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rez standoff ends in arrest.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Bill Crawford: Has anything changed?

Just when you thought it might finally be safe to swim in Mississippi's contractual storm waters, the MDE and Mississippi True contracts erupted.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Contractor once convicted of bank fraud.

A Madison County contractor was convicted of bank fraud in 2006.  The Justice Department charged Chris Creely with one count of bank fraud and alleged that he arranged for fraudulent mortgages of over $300,000.  The defendant pleaded guilty in 2007.

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R.I.P. AIM & YGM.

Yes, some people still use Instant Messenger but that will change by the end of this year. AOL announced today:

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Remembering the Sears building

Yesterday was a sad day for a Jackson landmark, the Eudora Welty Library.  Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney minced no words and said the building should be condemned. The bricks are falling off of the walls, mortar is crumbling, the second floor is nearly ruined by a leaking roof, and there is raw sewage in the basement.  A far cry from when Sears opened the building  to much applause on March 21, 1947.  However, JJ aims not to mourn the building but memorialize it as it once was. JJ reached back into the archives of the newspaper and posted some of the building's past glory below. Enjoy.

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On second thought....

Check out WAPT's headline from yesterday:

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Former Pearl clerk accused of stealing $196,724.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following press release.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Insurance Commissioner shuts down Eudora Welty library

Insurance Commissioner Mike  Chaney announced that he is shutting down the Eudora Welty library due to fire code violations today at 5:00.  The sprinkler system does not work and other problems exist.  The new roof has a major problem with leaks.  The leaks have caused a mold problem to develop.  Commissioner Chaney stated in a letter sent to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba:

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Mississippi True or Mississippi False Flag?

The Mississippi Hospital Association created Mississippi True to get Medicaid managed care contracts.  Such contracts are big business as three such contracts worth $2 billion were up for grabs this year . Mississippi True loves to play the homeboy card as it beats its chest and loudly proclaims that the Medicaid money should go to a Mississippi company.  There is just one problem: Mississippi True's flag actually belongs on foreign soil.

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Investor alert!!!


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Commissioner says be ready.

Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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Teresa Malone pleads guilty

Teresa Malone pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to one count of attempt & conspiracy and one count of bribery of a public official.  The court filing states:

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sheriff Mason secures the Mississippi State Fair

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason made a rare public appearance and spoke to reporters yesterday about security measures for the Mississippi State Fair:

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Support the Troops

The 172 Security Forces Squadron at Thompson Field needs your help.   See below for details.

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Guess who spent more money, had fewer teachers, and got worse results?

 JJ's comparison of the Jackson and Desoto County school districts has received no small amount of attention over the last two weeks.  The numbers don't lie as JPS was repeatedly found wanting when compared to Desoto County public schools.  The Mississippi Department of Education drilled deep and made the same findings back in 2011 yet the study fell into a black hole.  Keep reading, this is good information that needs to be a part of the public debate. 

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Senate confirms Hurst as U.S. Attorney

The Senate confirmed Mike Hurst as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi by voice vote last night.   Mr. Hurst will become U.S. Attorney when the President signs the order.  Senate report. Senate sources say the order should be signed within seven to ten days. Mr. Hurst was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi until he resigned in 2015 to run against Jim Hood for Attorney General. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker issued the following statement:

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JPD officer shot.

JPD issued the following press release.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

JPD looking for burglary suspect

JPD issued the following statement, picture, and video.

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Meet the ACLU couple of the year.

Look who the ACLU honored for "Criminal Justice Reform":

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Judge rejects JPS's request to block takeover.

JPS failed in its attempt to stop the MDE takeover court yesterday.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan ruled against JPS's petition for an injunction yesterday. JPS filed the petition for a temporary restraining order on September 23.  The case was assigned to Judge Bill Gowan. JPS argued that it should have been given thirty days to respond to a 700 page audit of the district but was given only eight days to respond by MDE. The petition claims that MDE denied the district's right to due process.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Belhaven student found

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Sheriff Bailey does Hinds D.A's job for him.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Chism Poll: State flag support at 49%

Chism Strategies released this memo and poll about The Flag. 

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It's Tennessee

'Nuff said.  Enjoy the video.

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Hazzard & Schwartz

The Richard Schwartz & Brent Hazzard radio show has been spicing up the airwaves every Wednesday morning on WMPR.  Listen to the hottest talk radio show in Jackson posted below.  The two questioned the value of getting a college degree on the show.  Guest was Gilbert Sturgis.



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Medicaid Melee goes back to court.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.  Such is the motto of the Mississippi Hospital Association as it tries to get a managed care contract from the Division of Medicaid.  MHA lost when the Division awarded $2 billion in contracts for the MississippiCan program earlier this year.  It lost again when it asked a Chancellor to block the contracts.  It suffered another setback when the Contract Review Board didn't reject the contracts.  However, MHA's managed care company, Mississippi True, sued the Division of Medicaid in Hinds County Circuit Court last Thursday in an attempt to force the Division to award it the coveted Medicaid managed care contract.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Who do these legislators represent?

Nothing to see here, move along.  Such is the response of our legislative Solons to questions about Dr. Wright and the Board of Education passing out sweetheart deals to friends of Dr. Wright. 

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"Best things are often lost by neglect."

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Exodus 20:8-11 in this 1986 sermon.  Enjoy Dr. Pollard if you can't make it to church this morning. 

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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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