Wednesday, January 31, 2018

It's Dave

If you didn't get a chance to watch it, check out Dave Chapelle's New Year's Eve special on Netflix.  Here are a couple of clips from the show.  

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Leading pediatrician questions opioid amendments

One of the leading pediatricians and experts on child development in Mississippi, Dr. Susan Buttross, questioned the opioid amendments that were later passed by the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure in December.  Add Dr. Buttross to the ER docs, orthopedic surgeons, ob/gyns, pediatricians, and a plethora of doctors who oppose these amendments to the Board's prescription regulations.Dr. Buttross submitted this letter to the Board on October 17, 2017.

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Former DPS employee sues over alleged retaliation for reporting bogus tickets

Two former Mississippi Department of Public Safety employees accused the Department of firing them in retaliation for reporting the a bogus ticket-writing scheme by troopers to the federal government.  The accusations were made in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on October 16, 2017.

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Insurance agent guilty of embezzlement

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Kill & go home.

A Hinds County man was arrested and charged with killing his cousin a year ago but was sent home on his own recognizance by County Court Judge Melvin Priester, Sr.    A grand jury indicted Lawrence Jerome Wilson on January 12, 2018 for the 2016 murder of his cousin, David Winter.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Haley caught with gun at airport

It appears former Governor Haley Barbour was detained at the Jackson municipal airport Earlier this month for possessing a firearm.  The Hattiesburg Patriot broke the story.  Airport officials told JJ that Mr. Barbour was "detained" and was not arrested.  JJ submitted a public records request for the incident report. 

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Time stands still at CMU

Time stands still at Canton Municipal Utilities as the company paid old legal fees for CMU Commissioners even though the statute of limitations for paying invoices had expired.

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Commish announces arson arrest at MDCC

Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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AG gets $33 million, attacks critics

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Bill bans smell of booze or weed as probable cause

Check out House Bill #1011 by Representative Joel Bomgar below:

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Postponed.

The trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is postponed until March 19 in Rankin County Circuit Court.  The order is posted below.

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REMANDED!

Just got word that the indictment against Wayne Parish was remanded to the file by Judge Winston Kidd. Parish is free.

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Clark removed from hometown jail. Check out the home-cooking.

Some high-powered help tried to move convicted wife-beater Bryan Clark to the county jail in his home county.   Clark is serving a 10-year prison sentence for aggravated assault domestic violence.  His family owns Clark Oil & Gas and his uncle is the CEO of Butler Snow.  Documents obtained through a public records request show several officials worked to get him transferred to the Wayne County jail. However, Clark was removed from the Wayne County jail after little more than two weeks when the victim's family discovered the home-cooking. 

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Coming in April 2019

It looks like we will have to wait another 15 months before we see the final season of Game of Thrones.  Maisie Williams told the Metro:

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Will Parish get his day in court tomorrow?

Will Wayne Parish go on trial tomorrow in Hinds County? District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has not asked for a continuance in the case and this September 28, 2017 order states kickoff is at 11:00 PM tomorrow:

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"It's not your cookie."

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1988 sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard at First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: Medicaid cuts will hurt all.

Our politicians these days seem to look only at the costs of health care when making policy decisions. Thus, it is no surprise legislative leaders are proposing to cut already low Medicaid reimbursements by 5% while Congressional leaders look to slash health care spending wherever they can.
 
People with health crises have a different view. During this flu epidemic, mothers with sick babies on Medicaid have trouble getting timely access to providers. Clinics are backed up, hospital emergency rooms are on patient diversion, and too many children are really sick.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sally starts campaign for Congress

State Senator Sally Doty kicked off her campaign before a hometown crowd at the Brookhaven Military Memorial Museum yesterday.   Senate Pro-Tem Terry Burton and State Representative Becky Currie introduced her.  The video is posted below.

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Accidental shooting kills unborn child.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Would-be cop killer killed.

 Update (1/28/18): Deceased is Crystaline Barnes.  She was indicted in 2014 for burglary but the case was remanded to inactive docket in 2016.

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Capitol Street comeback?

Good news is coming to downtown Jackson.   The Mississippi Business Journal reported Wednesday:

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Burns burned?

The right-wing rag, the New York Times, reported that local political guru and spiritual advisor Burns Strider, has a female problem:

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"Yeehaw!!!" Cops or cowboys?

YEEHAAAAWWWW!!!!!!  So a police chase in Carthage began when  a man fled a DUI checkpoint in March 2017.  The defendant accused the police of shooting at his vehicle and then choking him after he was handcuffed even though he was not armed.  JJ obtained a copy of several police bodycam videos that show the chase and what took place once Tyricqwon Burks was arrested and handcuffed. The video is posted below. 

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

AG protects us from wine

Attorney Generalissimo and Lord Protector Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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DPS whines about JJ "targeting"

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety complained that this website was "targeting" the agency with it's coverage.  DPS made the accusation in a response to a public records complaint this correspondent submitted to the Ethics Commission last year.  JJ attempted to obtain copies of correspondence and payment demands from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from DPS.  DPS said the records were part of an "investigation" and exempted from the Public Records Act.  The Ethics Commission ruled against the agency in December.  DPS provided the records.  Earlier post about Ethics Commission opinion.

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Freedom for Nurse Practitioners?

A little change to the nurse practitioner regulations is sure to ruffle some feathers in the medical community.  The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure is considering removing the limit on how far nurse practitioners can work from their supervising physician.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Murder-suicide at hotel (Updated)

Update (12:30 PM, 1/25/18): The identities of the female and male in yesterday’s death investigation at the Crown Motel have been confirmed.  They are 35-year-old, Chrystal Burrage and 41-year-old, William Wade, Jr.  She was a clerk at the city of Jackson.


There is still no additional information available related to their deaths.
JPD issued the following statement. 

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Toys R Us in Pearl closing

Toys R Us announced today it will close 180 stores nationwide.  The East County Line Road store escaped the ax but the Pearl location was not so lucky. 

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SEC suspends underwriter on Rolling Fork bonds

The Securities & Exchange Commission suspended Tony Stovall from working in the securities industry for six months.  The SEC said he gave "improper gifts" to Rolling Fork's municipal financial advisor, Porter Bingham of Malachi Financial Products,  in exchange for his recommendation that the city hire him to underwrite its bonds in a 2015 offering.  Mr. Stovall received $130,000 in fees from the transaction.  The SEC sued  Mr. Bingham, and Malachi Financial Products  earlier this month for fraud in the Rolling Fork bond sale.

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Pickering on Pelahatchie plunder

State Auditor Stacey Pickering said there would be news "next month" on Pelahatchie's alleged misspending of asset forfeiture funds.  Mr. Pickering made the statement while appearing on the "J.T. Show" yesterday on WFMN.  The audio recording is posted below.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Blast from the past.

How did this video escape notice? Check out this twist on a blast from the past.  Talk about some pipes.

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The history of MAEP

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement on MAEP.

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CORRECTION!!!!

Correction time: JJ goofed.  The opioid amendments were not, repeat, NOT withdrawn.  The SOS told JJ that the withdrawal notice posted below applies to proposed rules that were filed earlier.  The second notice posted below refers to the opioid amendments approved by the Board of Medical Licensure on December 15, 2017.   The withdrawal apparently referred to reg 2640 amendments filed on 9/22/2017.  The second notice posted below refers to the amendments approved in December.  JJ apologizes for the error. Feel free to throw stones in the comments. 

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure withdrew its proposed "Opioid Amendments."

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New Stage carjacker gets 15 years

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst issued the following statement. 

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51 lbs of heroin seized

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement and pictures.

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Tonarri Moore arrested. (Updated)

Update: The police report is posted below with much more information.  Mr. Moore must be complimented on his taste in pistols.   The police report was obtained through a public records request. 

Madison County deputies arrested Tonarri Moore Saturday night and charged him with possession of a stolen weapon and a felon carrying a concealed weapon. 

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Patrick Kelly pleads guilty

Former Mint and Julep's owner Patrick Kelly pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in Madison County on January 12.  Kelly was accused of pocketing an employees garnished child support payments.  However, the District Attorney agreed to allow Kelly to enter a pre-trial non-adjudication program.  He will serve a supervised probation term of five years.  He paid full restitution to the victim.

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Funeral for a friend

Here are the funeral arrangements for Percy King.

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Doty is in. (Video)

State Senator Sally Doty announced at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters that she is running for Congress in the Third district.

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Mama Clower passes away.

Doris "Mama" Clower passed away this weekend at the golden age of 91. She was the widow of Jerry Clower. Jerry Clower honored her in this monologue.  Her obituary is posted below as well.


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Ouch!

Gas station sign in Jackson:

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

All too true

This funny Bird & Fortune skit is all too applicable to the Bitcoin craze.  Enjoy.

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Meeting? What meeting? (Video)

The Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen blew off a Friday night meeting.  The scheduled meeting did not take place because only one alderman appeared for the meeting as did Mayor Ryshonda Beechem.  The other aldermen as well as the City Clerk and her deputy played hookey. 

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"The way of the transgressor is hard."

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1986 sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard. Funny line from sermon:"I grew up so far out in the country that they really thought that when the choir got robes and they sang Amens to songs they were liberal."

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Bill Crawford: Loss of seniority hurts Mississippi

Powerful seniority has given small, rural Mississippi significant clout in Congress. That clout looks to dwindle sooner than expected.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Burwell passes.

Just got word that John Burwell died last night in Hot Springs.  More info will be posted when available. He was 68 years old. 

Sent from my BlackBerry Priv

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Suspect arrested in Snake King's murder.

It appears the accused killer of the Snake King and his son is behind bars:

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Savage!

Percy King was shot and killed in his front yard this morning.  Mr. King was known as "The Snake Man" as he thrilled thousands of children in Jackson over the years. The possible suspect is in custody. 


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Hosemann's truck stolen

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's truck was stolen from his home today.  Mr. Hosemann posted this message on Facebook.

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Vance: There was no lead detective.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith blamed JPD for the reason why Nicholas Coats was not indicted in the murder of Chelsie Kirschten.  Coats was arrested and charged with murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle in her death but he was released from jail on January 10.  Judge Bill Skinner's  October bond order stated that he should be released after January 2 if he had not been indicted.  WLBT reported:

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Pelahatchie plunder?

No lockbox is strong enough to protect a honeypot of money from politicians and such is apparently the case in Pelahatchie.   JJ has learned that State Auditor is investigating the city of Pelahatchie for misspending asset forfeiture funds.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sheriff Mason warns employees: "I am watching you"

or Victor Mason: FIGJAM!!!

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason sent this letter to his employees today.

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Guest goes all in for Congress

Rankin-Madison District Attorney Michael Guest announced today in a packed Rankin County courtroom that he is running for Congress.  The video is posted below as well as a campaign statement.

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Will Whit win?

Whit Hughes announced he is running for Congress yesterday.  Mr. Hughes held a brief press conference at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters before he qualified yesterday.  The video of his announcement is posted below.

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MAEP rewrite passes House

Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and House Minority Leader David Baria issued the following statements after the House passed a "rewrite" bill of the MAEP formula.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sissy to Medical Board: "You have done enough. Stop now."

Doctors are not the only Mississippians opposing the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure's proposed opioid amendments.  Posted below are several letters that patients sent to the Board.  Patients that are genuinely fearful that their lives are going to take a painful turn for the worse even if the opioid amendments become law.

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Guest is running for Congress.

Rankin-Madison District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following statement.

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Convenience store crime spree

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

Hoodied Hoodlum plying his trade in Clinton

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State Auditor investigating Auctioneer Commission & Board of Cosmetology

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statements about the Mississippi Auctioneer Commission and the Board of Cosmetology.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gipson out.

State Representative Andy Gipson issued the following statement on the 3rd District Congressional race.

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Insurance companies to remove age limits on autism therapy.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and Secretary of State Hibbit Hosemann issued the following press release.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

No indictment, no jail. Accused Fortification Street killer goes free. (Updated)

Update (8:30 AM 1/16/18): The October 3, 2017 bond order for Coats states that he was to be released if not indicted by January 2, 2018.  He still has not been indicted so he was released per Judge Skinner's order.  Dixon's October 30, 2018 bond order does not state a "release by" date if there is no indictment.  Hinds County rules of court requires the accused to be indicted within 90 days or be set free. See order posted below.

Original post. Accused killer Nicholas Coats was released from the Hinds County Detention Center on January 10.  Coats and Lidarius Dixon were charged with murder in the death of Chelsie Kirschten.  Coats was also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle.  The 23 year-old waitress was killed on  August 17 when she was stopped at the intersection of Fortification Street and North State Street.

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Bigger Pie Forum: A Medicaid Primer

BPF is publishing a multipart series on the Medicaid program. This being the first in the series, our goal is awareness and education regarding a large part of the state’s budget.Medicaid 101: Part I

The rising cost of healthcare in the United States is a concern not only for individual citizens, but also for the business community and the state and federal governments as well. One of the major issues that will be addressed during the 2018 legislative session is the reauthorization of the Medicaid program in Mississippi. Most people, legislators included, roll their eyes when they hear the term Medicaid. It is a complicated program but it might be worth deconstructing it a little bit to help folks understand it maybe just a little better.

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State offices delay opening tomorrow.

 Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement. 

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Read for yourself: MHA's 990.

Since the Mississippi Hospital Association is fighting mighty hard to get a share of Medicaid money -meaning our money- perhaps it's time to take a look at its 2016 990.    Here is a snapshot of MHA finances*.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Uh-oh.

It appears a lobbyist got a case of the stupid before the Gulf Coast legislative reception last week.  The annual reception is one of the larger parties held each year for legislators during the session. Harrison County Supervisor Beverly Martin posted this message on her Facebook page yesterday:

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"It's fake... mine's real"

And we aren't talking about um, implants.

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How far will you go?

The late Frank Pollard asked "how far will you go" in this 1986 sermon at First Baptist Church (Jackson).  This is one of his better sermons with some nice lines: 

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Bill Crawford: The Tupelo Story

Do you know the "Tupelo Story," the uplifting chronicle of Tupelo's self-transformation from "a hardscrabble hamlet" (Aspen Institute) to a prosperous small city and "national model for homegrown development" (William Winter)?

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jackson boil water notice is lifted.

The city of Jackson issued the following water update. 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Sugar epidemic?

The Clarion-Ledger published a big, huge expose on "sugar babies" at Ole Miss.  Yup.  Young, female college students are hooking up with older men through the internet in exchange for um, monthly support.   Sarah Fowler reported:

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Did hell freeze over?

If you have ever traveled via I-12 or I-10 through Baton Rouge, then you know there is a certain stretch of interstate that bedevils everyone regardless of direction.  Well, it appears something is gonna be did. 

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CMU paid nearly $100K for "community outreach"

Canton Municipal Utilities paid nearly $100,000 to two companies for marketing and "community outreach" services for 18 months even though the Board of Directors never approved a contract for the services.

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Killen dies

MDOC issued the following statement.

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House passes road funding bill

Mississippi Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn issued the following statement.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following water update. 

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Clerk shot in Ridgeland robbery

A clerk was shot during a robbery of a Ridgeland liquor store tonight.   Two men robbed Lake Harbour Liquor tonight. The victim was shot in the torso and getting treatment at a local hospital.  The injuries are not life-threatening.  The two suspects entered the store and grabbed an unknown amount of money from the cash register.  Police are trying to obtain a description of the suspects.

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"Mississippi has thrown me to the wolves"

Sometimes it is forgotten in the debate over opioid regulations that people are at stake. Real, live, honest to goodness regular folk.  One such woman stood up and told the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure at its December 15, 2017 work session what its opioid amendments meant to her as a patient.

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Representative fights to abolish CON law

This column is reprinted from State Representative Robert Foster's Facebook page with his permission.

Everyone hears about how corrupt Mississippi is and how low we are ranked in healthcare, but most do not know just how corrupt or why our healthcare is so bad. Healthcare corporations are some of the most powerful lobbyists in this state, who also have very deep pockets. They will not like what I am about to share- and will provide manipulated statistics and false information in an attempt to discredit me. None of that matters because the truth is the truth and I answer to the people of Mississippi, not to them.

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Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following water update last night.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Stupidheads of the day

From the Richland Police Department's Facebook page:

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39211: Start drinking!

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Millsaps/Chism poll: Hilbert popular, no new taxes, create a lottery

A Millsaps College/Chism Strategies polls says Gilbert is the most popular Republican and voters oppose raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure improvements. Some highlights from the poll:

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Beat a mama, go home to mama.

Warning: Graphic photos posted below. 

Take a look at where convicted wife-beater Brian Clark is residing these days.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wow!

Awesome game last night.  Just wow. 

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Poll: Wicker enjoys strong support.

The Roger Wicker for Senate campaign released the following poll. 

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Ms. Sports Medicine Clinic speaks out on opioid amendments

Mississippi Sports Medicine Clinic opposed the opioid amendments in a letter sent to the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure.   The Board approved new regulations that will make it tougher to prescribe opioids and impose new requirements for doctors who choose to do so.*  18 doctors signed the letter.  The letter was obtained through a public records request.

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Clinton police seek robbers

The Clinton Police Department released the following video and statement.

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Kingfish wins one against DPS at Ethics Commission.

The Kingfish won a public records fight against the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The Mississippi Ethics Commission ordered DPS to provide this correspondent with a copy of all correspondence between the agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2016 regarding the DUI enforcement grants.  DPS refused to do so as it claimed they were part of an "investigation."

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Carlisle Street robbery

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following update.

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Medical mall clinics reopen tomorrow.

UMMC issued the following statement. 

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PART-AY!!!!!

It's Spring Break time at the Mississippi Legislature.

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R.I.P., V.I.P.

Posted below is the obituary for John Ingram. He was a popular manager at Parlor Market and later Hal and Mal's. He meant quite a bit to quite a few people and deserved to be remembered.  

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College Savings Plan art contest begins


Today, registration opened for the fifth annual College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. Running January 8 through February 28, 2018, students across Mississippi can compete for over $3600 in Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarships by submitting an original piece of art on the theme, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

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The Silly Season begins

The Silly Season begins in Mississippi's Third Congressional District.  Congressmen Gregg Harper shocked the Mississippi political world when he announced he would not run for re-election last week.  His decision means there will be primaries on June 5 and a general election on November 6.  It is a safe bet that there will probably be a run-off in at least the Republican primary.  Cellphones nearly blew up over the weekend as hopefuls called donors and campaign managers while poring over their maps.  Here is a list of those who are rumored to be running or who have already announced. 

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Pediatricians oppose opioid amendments.

Add the pediatricians to the ER docs, Ob/Gyn's, orthopedic surgeons, and a multitude of other Mississippi doctors who oppose the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure's opioid amendments*.  Here are some excerpts from some of their letters.

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Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Sunday morning sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He preached from 2 Timothy 4:7-8 in  his sermon How far are you going?

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Bill Crawford: Store closings, online sales, legislature imperil cities

Stagnant tax policies and anti-tax fervor coupled with the Legislature's inattention to changing business patterns will play havoc with local government financing over the coming years.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Stupid crook of the day.

A robbery attempt didn't turn out too well for this punk in Houston. The action gets real fun for him at 1:50 and 5:10.

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Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Shootings in Jackson

JPD issued the following statements.

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Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following update on the water problems. 

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Killer of JSU professor free on parole

Once upon a time in Mississippi, life did not mean life when someone went to prison.  Eula Roundtree served only ten years of her "life" prison sentence after she was convicted of killing  Dr. Clara Porter in cold blood in 1987.  The Parole Board saw fit to set her free in 2000.  This case is a prime example of why the "85% rule" and other "truth in  sentencing" measures were passed by the legislature in the early 1990's. 

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The rape of Rolling Fork

The headline for this post seems rather strong but that is indeed what happened in Sharkey County.  Rolling Fork was just another small town in Mississippi that made the mistake of running into some bond pimps who promised golden showers but instead gave the town a golden fleece. That mistake cost the town of two thousand people several hundred thousand dollars. That's quite a pretty penny for a city with a budget of less than $2 million.

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Virgi provides more info on water problems.

Jackson Ward 7 Councilwoman Virgi Lindsay posted this message about Jackson's water problem on Facebook Wednesday:

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Officer safe. BOLO for suspect.

JPD issued the following statement. 

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UMMC closes most medical mall ops

UMMC issued the following statement.

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Horse Race!!!

Reliable sources told JJ that Michael Guest, yes, that Michael Guest, will run for Gregg Harper’s congressional seat. Who else will run or should Run?

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Harper to come home

JJ has learned that Mississippi Representative Gregg Harper will announce that he will not seek re-election. 

Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement:

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And they're off to the races

Four people qualified to run in the February 20  special election to replace former Representative John Moore :

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Boil water notice for Jackson

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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ER docs oppose opioid amendments

Mississippi ER doctors publicly opposed the Board of Medical Licensure's "opioid amendments."  The Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians said in an October letter sent to the Board that the amendments "will not improve safety and will have unintended negative consequences."   The two-page letter is posted below and makes some points worth reading. The letter was obtained through a public records request. 

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Classic!

Nothing like Corvette porn.  Enjoy this vintage video about the '63 Sting Ray.

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Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following update.

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Homicide in Pearl

The Pearl Police Department issued the following press release. 

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SEC sues Malachi for Rolling Fork fraud, says Muni Advisor was not a Muni Advisor.

The SEC is going after the Bond Pimp.  The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Porter Bingham and his company, Malachi Financial Products, in U.S. District Court yesterday for fraud.  It accused Bingham and his posse of ripping off the city of Rolling Fork (MS) by submitting phony invoices that were paid on a bond deal.

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OB/GYNs on opioid amendments: "excessive and unrealistic"

Local gynecologists and obstetricians opposed the "opioid amendments" approved by the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure last month.  Posted below are letters from the Mississippi Section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Jackson Healthcare for Women submitted to the Board in October.  The two letters are short and sweet but they show what the medical community serving women in Mississippi thinks of these proposed regulations. 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jackson declares emergency due to cold

The city of Jackson issued the following press release.

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Stupid crook of the day

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release and mug shot.

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Parish: Teen ignored warning shot, chased him

 WARNING: GRAPHIC & VIOLENT VIDEO FOOTAGE 

Wayne Parish wants to see the Youth Court file of the deceased Charles McDonald.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for murder in the shooting death of 17 year-old McDonald  that took place in June 2016.  The shooting occurred when McDonald jumped out of his mom's car and ran away when she attempted to take him to Henley-Young Youth Detention Center. He had been to Henley-Young eight times in two years and there were two outstanding arrest warrants for McDonald when he was killed.

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Moore is new JPD Chief

Jackson Urban Praetor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Deputy uses Narcan to save life

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Medical Board releases final opioid amendments

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure submitted its proposed "Opioid Amendments" to the Secretary of State Friday.  They are posted below. The Board proposed the amendments after the Governor's task force on opioid abuse issued several recommendations in September.  The amendments have been strongly opposed by many doctors and several health-care provider organizations.  A hearing was held on November 15.  The Board approved them on December 15 at an unscheduled meeting after giving a public notice less than 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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Savage attack at Subway

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release and mug shots.

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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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