Saturday, March 31, 2018

The violent delights return

HBO dropped a really cool Westworld trailer yesterday.  Nirvana fans will especially enjoy it.

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Checking the 990's

Posted below are the 990's for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation, Mississippi First, One Voice, Mississippi Trucking Association, and Innovate Mississippi. 

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Why businesses leave Jackson

The owner of Greenbrook Flowers went to City Hall Tuesday night and pretty much spelled out why businesses leave Jackson.  Watch the short video for yourself.

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A gun for every chicken?

Marshall Ramsey drew a pretty good one today.

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And Tate fires back at Hood.....

Leftenent Governor Tate Reeves issued the following response to Jim Hood's criticism of the legislature. 

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DA tries to put Fortification Street murder suspect back in prison

Hinds County Assistant District Attorney Dawn Mapp asked Circuit Judge Tomie Green to revoke the probation of convicted carjacker Jushun "Red" Paige.  A grand jury indicted Paige as well as Lidarious Dixon and Nicholas Coats for capital murder in the August 2017 killing of 24 year-old Chelsie Kirschten.  Paige faces serving a suspended prison sentence of seven years. 

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For sale.

Need to move an older Whirlpool washer and dryer.  $300 for the pair.  Run great.  Email kingfish1935@gmail.com if interested.  Picture is below. 

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Jackson bridge closures announced

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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AG blasts legislature

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Meet the new Commish of Ag

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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By the numbers: The Jackson Zoo.

Since the Jackson Zoo's possible move to another location generated so much attention this week, JJ posted below the Zoo's financials.  They paint a rather dismal picture of the Zoo's finances and attendance.  The attendance was 100,963 and includes special events.  The admission income is roughly half of what it was a year ago. The first few pages are based on the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  The spreadsheet posted below them is the year-to-date and monthly information as of February 2018.   The fiscal year begins on October 1.

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Truly an idiot

It's Canton Mayor Dr. William Truly.  'Nuff said.  The Madison County Journal reports:

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The Return of the Shap

Mark Shapley posted this message on Facebook yesterday:

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

You're invited to a crawfish boil

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Don't let the door hit ya.....

Mississippi survived yet another session of the legislature.  The House and Senate both issued statements today: 

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Oops!

The local media reported this week that the Board of Trustees for the Institutions of Higher Learning appointed the first black Commissioner.  There is just one problem, however - it's not true. 

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Dog-fighting bill passes.

The fight to stop dog-fighting in Mississippi won a victory yesterday when the legislature approved a bill that will increase the maximum penalties for the crime.  However, the bill was a weaker version of the one that originally passed the Senate.  Mississippi will still have the weakest dog-fighting penalties compared to its neighboring states.

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One bright day in the middle of the night... or rednecks gonna redneck.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release.

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Sid Salter: In Hyde-Smith, McDaniel will face a formidable opponent who can hit back.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel said famously last month that “I’m looking for a fight” in either challenging incumbent Mississippi U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s re-election bid, running again for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (that McDaniel narrowly lost in 2014) if and when he stepped down, or running for lieutenant governor of Mississippi in 2019.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Zoo looks to move.

The Jackson Zoological Society issued the following press release.

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Stop the madness!!!

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Scene from a pothole

Sad but true.....

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Wakefield gets bond in Kingston Frazier case

Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman set bond for Dwan Wakefield, Jr. at $275,000 yesterday in Madison County Circuit Court.  Wakefield was indicted for accessory after the fact in the 2017 murder of six year-old Kingston Frazier.  WLBT reported:

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MCPP gets new Presidente

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy issued the following press release.

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Hate it when this happens.

This video is for the night crew.  A hoodlum forgot about one small detail when he decided to try to rob a store in Houston a couple of months ago.  The video gets better and better as it moves along. Enjoy.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Jackson leaders to fight for CID at Capitol

Downtown Jackson Partners President Ben Allen issued the following press release.

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Clinton police chase killer pleads guilty

Donnell Johnson pleaded guilty to Second Degree murder in Hinds County Circuit Court on March 12.   Johnson killed Lonnie Blue, Jr. when he crashed into Blue's car while fleeing Clinton police late at night on March 21, 2016.  Johnson stole an Ipad at the Clinton Walmart on Highway 80 and drove off when police attempted to apprehend him at the store.  Community activists in Jackson were outraged as they blamed Clinton police for Blue's death.  Blue was a father who worked at the Nissan plant.

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Hood focuses on Facebook

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement regarding his quiz of Facebook.

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Catch this thief

JPD posted the following message and video on Twitter.

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Matchbook Monday

Welcome to Matchbook Monday.  Several matchbooks of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section.  Enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks they might have to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ewwwwww!

This was posted on Jackson Craigslist.  Do not read while eating or right before eating. 

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Ouch!

Good job Atmos and your subcontractor, good job.  Posted on Facebook (and confirmed):

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Bill Crawford: Who is a fake Republican?

Hey, all you Mississippi legislators who switched from Democrat to Republican. Yes, all y’all who vote the conservative party line and give Republicans super-majorities in the House and Senate. Are y’all really fake Republicans?

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Sunday morning sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson).  The subject of this 1989 sermon was the dedication of the then-new sanctuary.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Checking the 990's

Posted below are the 990's for the Mississippi Animal Rescue League, Animal Rescue Fund, Cheshire Abbey, CARA, and the Mississippi Association of Supervisors.

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Partying in the Pod!

Another unsigned letter describing horrible conditions at the Hinds County Detention Center at Raymond was sent to the media as well as the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.  Take it for what it is worth as it is unsigned.  However, pictures of contraband allegedly seized during a recent shakedown were provided with the letter.  A similar letter was posted earlier this month and should be read. The letter and photographs are posted below.  

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Friday, March 23, 2018

House rebuffs Senate on road bill

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

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Gov. Phil Bryant: Cindy Hyde-Smith will make us all proud

On Wednesday, I announced that I will appoint Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate. She will replace U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran who recently announced that he will be retiring on April 1, after nearly 50 years of outstanding service and dedication to the people of Mississippi.

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Judge Gowan will retire

This invitation confirms the rumor that Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan will retire from the bench.

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FOOD FIGHT!!! Stokes & the Mayor edition.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Kenneth Stokes squared off on the radio last Sunday.  The Reverend P.J. Williams hosted a radio show with Mr. Stokes.  Hizzoner showed up to peacefully confront Stokes because the Ward 3 Councilman called the Mayor a liar.  What took place was a radio brawl at its finest. It is not known if the two men were in a steel cage but no special referee was present for the scrum. The show is posted below.

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Whit Hughes: Overcoming Obama



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Lock your cars!

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Adkins Blvd bridge to close tomorrow

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Throwback Thursday

Once upon a time in Jackson, there were the Gayfers Girls......

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Meet your new Senator.

Governor Phil Bryant introduced his appointee, Agricultural Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, to replace the retiring Senator Thad Cochran to a crowd at the Train Depot in Brookhaven yesterday. Watch her speech below. 

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Harvard lauds Golden Triangle

A Harvard Business School research team praised the Golden Triangle after it visited the area last fall.  The research became part of a case study that was used in the curriculum this semester.  Harvard published a story, Manufacturing a Renaissance in the Deep South, about the excursion on its website.  Here are some excerpts:

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Med school named after Phil

The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following statement. 

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Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith for MS Partnership



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$2,500 reward for Greenbrook thief.

JPD tweeted the following video and message:

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Noooooooo...... Marsha retires

WLBT Superstar Marsha Thompson announced her retirement on Facebook today:

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FOUND!!!

Filbert got his truck back. It was found by JPD on Suncrest Drive.

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The Stone Wall of Canton stands again.

The Canton Board of Aldermen tried to fire two CMU Commissioners yesterday but Mayor William Truly stood like a stone wall as he vetoed the motion. 

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It's official!!!

Lord Protector Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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Pickering demands $92 million from Stion


State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: The Ruminations of Rove

During a quiet dinner here at a usually packed downtown restaurant rendered nearly vacant by spring break, I had an opportunity to break bread with one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in American politics in the last half-century – Karl Rove.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

And so it begins..... (Updated)

Governor Phil Bryant's office sent this message out to the media this afternoon.

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NYT: Senate pick has GOP "worried"

Get a rope.  The New York Times weighed in on the drama surrounding Thad's impending retirement:

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Dog-fighting bill still alive

The fight to stop dog-fighting is still alive in the Mississippi legislature.  Senator Bob Dearing (D-Rosalie) introduced a bill that would toughen the penalties for dog-fighting.  Senator Barbara Blackmon (D-The Coliseum) charged up the hill to stop the bill but it passed the Senate.  However, the House watered down the bill's penalties and introduced tougher ones for subsequent offenses.  The bill now goes to a conference committee.

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Will it be Cindy?

GOP sawces say that Governor Phil Bryant will appoint Agricultural Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to replace the retiring Senator Thad Cochran.   The announcement is supposed to be made tomorrow in Brookhaven. 

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Fatality on I-55

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Espy wins JJ Senate poll.

Former Congressman and USDA Secretary Mike Espy came in first in an online JJ poll.  JJ asked who readers thought should replace retiring Senator Thad Cochran.  Readers Mr. Espy, Secretary of State Hibbit Hosemann, and Congressman Gregg Harper were the top three choices out of 2,410 votes that were cast.  Take this results with a grain of salt as online polls are easy to manipulate.  The results are posted below.

Meanwhile, the rumor mill is hot and heavy with the idea of the Governor appointing Ag Commish Cindy Hyde-Smith to the position.  Hmm.... if the Governor is dead set on going the statewide elected official route, why not appoint Stacey Pickering or Lynn Fitch? They both have better name ID.  Oh, here is a thought. 

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Striking a blow at the good ole boys

Mayors will no longer be able to appoint their friends without getting them confirmed when it's required.  State Senator Josh Harkins was able to get bills passed that stopped this abuse by limiting interim appointments to serving no more than 180 days without confirmation.  However, the A.G.'s office gutted these bills with its interpretations (or re-imaginings as some called it.). 

 Mr. Harkins decided he had enough of the A.G.'s rulings  and got a bill signed into law  last week that really cracks down on this abuse of power.  Mayors will now have to get their appointments confirmed within 90 days and if they decided to thumb their noses at the law, no problem.  HB #1114 Section (2) also gives the registered voters of that city the right to enforce the law in Chancery court and recover their attorney's fees.  

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Matchbook Monday

Welcome to Matchbook Monday.  Several matchbooks of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section.  Judging by the traffic on last week's post, readers really enjoyed this bit of nostalgia. They can email copies of any old matchbooks they might have to kingfish1935@gmail.com. 

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Did CMU pay off Kenny Wayne? Who knows.

Canton Municipal Utilities refused to disclose whether it paid a severance to former Executive Director Kenny Wayne Jones.  JJ submitted a public records request to CMU on February 21 for a copy of any settlement agreements, checks made payable to Mr. Jones in the previous 90 days, and any payments made to Mr. Jones in the last 90 days.  JJ received several tips that the former Executive Director received a severance package from CMU and attempted to verify them.  Mr. Jones was recently fired by CMU. 

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Drug bust in Madison

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

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The transformation of Jackson

This video should be titled "Coast to Coast comes to Jackson."  White folks are going to flood downtown Jackson so they can create a new casino.  The medical corridor will be used to take land away from working class blacks and displace them.  A domed football stadium will be used to harm blacks as well. Never mind that it was JSU that proposed the domed stadium.  Meanwhile, the host does his best imitation of a daytime George Noory.  Enjoy.  This is really funny to watch. You simply can't make this up. 

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Bridging the Gap

Time for the Sunday morning sermon.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Job 9:33 in this 1989 sermon.

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Bill Crawford: McDaniel switcheroo puts heat on Bryant

Call it what you will, state Senator Chris McDaniel blinked. Despite his earlier caustic rhetoric, he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Roger Wicker in the Republican Primary. Instead, he will compete in what he hopes will be an easier pathway to the Senate, the special election to fill retiring Sen. Thad Cochran's seat.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Ranking the law schools

The 2018 U.S. News & Report rankings of U.S. law schools were leaked online yesterday.  Ole Miss came in at #101.  Mississippi College did not appear on the list.  Read 'em and weep.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Introducing the Lamar Life Lofts.....

The Lamar Life Building is reborn.....

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Mississippi Economy Thrives With Republicans at the Helm

Economic optimism underscores the challenges faced by Mississippi Democrats. The economy is thriving, and Mississippians recognize that the policies put forward by Governor Phil Bryant, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, and Speaker Philip Gunn are making their lives better.

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Judge Green gives another blessing

Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green blessed an accused killer recently.   Read and weep.

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Giant mouse escapes

A pet giant mouse escaped down in the Hattiesburg area.  The following message and video was posted on Facebook.

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$2,500 reward for Miracle Ear burglary

JPD posted this video and information about the robbery of Miracle Ear on Twitter.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Comeback?

Tiger's game stirred and came back to life today.

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ACLU says Madison SO illegally profiles

The American Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement. 

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Pelahatchie Pow-wow

A special meeting of the Board of Aldermen is scheduled for Monday night.  The notice is posted below.

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Uh-oh,Tommy Young is trying to get out of prison.

Gone but determined to not be forgotten is one young Jackson hoodlum, Tommy Young.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan sentenced Tommy Young, Jr.  to serve 15 years in prison in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to eight counts of armed robbery, simple carjacking, simple robbery, and armed carjacking.*  However, Young invoked the name of corrupt and convicted former Hinds County prosecutor Ivon Johnson as he filed a motion to vacate his judgment last week.

 Young and his cohorts went on a carjacking and robbery spree in Northeast Jackson back in 2013.  Former JPD Chief Lee Vance said Young is an "impact player" among local criminals and that police could tell when he is free by the crime stats.

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Throwback Thursday

The Ghosts of St. Paddy's Day past in Jackson......

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Switch!!! (Updated)

State Senator Chris McDaniel is withdrawing from the race for Senator Roger Wicker's seat. He will run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by a retiring Thad Cochran. The special election will be in November.

Update: Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement:

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"This wheelchair does not define me"

JJ is not going to give a preview of this video that was shot .  Just watch.

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Jim Hood: Entergy misleads

In an op-ed filed by the CEO of Entergy Mississippi, he claims that the state’s Public Service Commission has already approved the charges for electricity purchased by Entergy. That is very misleading.

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Rhythm & Blues Festival brings the blues - money blues.

The Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival has brought nothing but blues to the Jackson Visitors and Convention Bureau since it began in 2013.  A PEER report states that the festival loses nearly $600,000 per year and has lost $2.4 million since it began in 2013. The Bureau discontinued the festival late last year. 

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JAN gets new air service to Orlando

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following statement.

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Woman shoots boyfriend

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gilbert moving on

Mississippi Secretary of State Gidget Hosemann confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in Mississippi politics as he said he will not run for re-election.  Mr. Hosemann said he is considering running for higher office.  The Street Committee says it will be Leftenent Governor but if somehow one Mr. Tate Reeves becomes U.S. Senator, then it will be interesting to see if Mr. Hosemann runs instead for Governor.  Such speculation assumes that he is not appointed to replace Senator Thad Cochran, of course.  Let the silly season begin.

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SANDERS SPEAKS!!!

Enoch Sanders comes out of retirement to admit he is off his rocker.

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Auditor busts cities pocketing traffic fines

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement. 

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Wakefield finally indicted after partying in Mexico

A Madison County grand jury indicted Dwan Wakefield, Jr. for accessory after the fact to murder, kidnapping, and motor vehicle theft in the murder of six-year old Kingston Frazier.  Wakefield is in custody at the Madison County Detention Center.  Byron McBride, Jr. was indicted for capital murder in his death while D'Allen Washington pleaded guilty last month to accessory after the fact. 

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Here we go again

Yet another car crashed into a building.  This time it happened at McDade's on Fortification Street.  An elderly lady drove her car through the wall.  It is not known if there were any injuries.  McDade's is open although the deli is closed.

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Perry Parker for Congress



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Hmmm....... what seems to be missing from the Flowood County Journal?

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Matchbook Monday

Here is the second installment of Matchbook Monday.  Several matchbooks of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section.  Judging by the traffic on last week's post, readers really enjoyed this bit of nostalgia. They can email copies of any old matchbooks they might have to kingfish1935@gmail.com. 

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Attorney questions Flowood police shooting

Attorney Dow Yoder issued the following statement about the police shooting in Flowood last week.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Song of the day

Dug up this old tune from the archives.  Enjoy.

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The Wall is Down

If you couldn't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1989 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson).  

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Bill Crawford: Legislature flubbed responsibility for good schools.

With all the noise about school funding, school choice, vouchers, and teacher shortages, perhaps a look at some fundamentals would be helpful.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Checking the 990's

Here are the 990's for Hartfield Academy,  Institute for Southern Jewish Life, Mississippi Blood Services, Mississippi Restaurant Association, and Mississippi Center for Public Policy. 

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The Parkland news just gets worse.

Just when one thinks the incompetence of the Broward County Sheriff's Office couldn't get any worse, the Miami Herald reports more details about what went wrong at Parkland:

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Governor makes college board picks

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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FOOD FIGHT or.... The Reconquista of Shapley's

There is a restaurant ruckus in Ridgeland.   Ruth's Chris is closing by May 1 and will leave the Jackson area yet again.  It was rumored that Shapley's would move into the Ruth's Chris site.   However, such will apparently not be the case.  The original owner's of Shapley's  are trying to take their restaurant back as well as the use of the "Shapley's" name in federal court.   Mark Shapley, Mary Shapley, and Shapley's Inc sued Koestler Inc. in U.S. District Court Wednesday.  Koestler is the current operator of Shapley's Restaurant. 

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Jackson groups ask Tate to help pass community improvement district bill.

A group of Jackson neighborhood associations sent an open letter to Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves asking for his help in passing a community improvement district bill.  SB# 3045 will authorize the creation of such districts.  Copy of bill.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sheriff a no-show

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason did not appear in U.S. District Court in Gulfport this afternoon.  The court granted his request to be excused from the hearing that was scheduled to discuss the federal consent decree for the Hinds County detention centers.  

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Gun thief pleads guilty

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

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College Savings Mississippi to hold shootout at state basketball tourney


Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi are excited to announce the fourth annual College Savings Mississippi Savings Shootout to be held during the 2018 Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State Basketball Tournament at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson on March 8-10, 2018. “I am excited to continue our partnership with the MHSAA. This event is just one of the many ways we engage our community and encourage Mississippi families to start saving for education expenses,” said Treasurer Fitch. “And, for our winners, it gives them a jumpstart on saving for their future.”

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State Auditor demands CMU Commissioners repay nearly $100,000 in personal legal fees.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement.

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Jailhouse walkout?

An employee at the Raymond Detention Center painted a rather gruesome picture of  the detention center in a letter that was sent to all five Hinds County Supervisors.   The letter is posted below.   The letter was not signed.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Senate passes school safety bill

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Wicker campaign: Small crowds, bad polls

Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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The Rumble in Rankin. City Hall closed after employees walk out.

UPDATE #2 (1:45 PM): Mayor Ryshonda Beechem issued this statement: "Pelahatchie City Hall has been closed for the day."

UPDATE #1:  The city hall suddenly closed today.  The clerks left the building although it is not known why they did so.  Tips are appreciated.  Send email to kingfish1935@gmail.com.  

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Sid Salter: Cochran's courage, compassion, and character

STARKPATCH – To say that I like, appreciate and admire U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is a gross understatement. I think the majority of Mississippians – rich and poor, black and white, Democrat and Republican - share my affection for the senator.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Miss-take

Chris Rock took a few shots at Mississippi in his recent Tamborine special on Netflix.  Did he go too far? Judge for yourself.

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MPACT needs mo' money

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch issued the following press release.

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Espy is running. Vote in poll.

Mike Espy told JJ that he will run in the special election that will be held to replace retiring Senator Thad Cochran.  Mr. Espy is a former District 2 Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.  There will be no party affiliation nor party primaries in the election. This is going to be interesting.  Governor Bryant said he will not appoint himself to the position although the Kingfish thinks he should imitate The Kingfish and hold both offices. 

Vote in the poll to the right.  JJ asks who you would vote for in a special election.  Vote early and often.  

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Public Safety Perks

Quite a few employees at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety are taking advantage of a $1,000 annual clothing allowance even though they command rather nice salaries.

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Mayor fires back over ICE detainer charges

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba fiercely denied the city of Jackson destroyed ICE detainers at a press conference yesterday. A public records complaint accuses the city of destroying immigration detainers issued by ICE. The Mayor called the complaint "a senseless, baseless, meritless waste of time, an out and out lie, alternative facts, if you will.  This administration has not destroyed anything."  He said the city does not store or collect information on someone's immigration status.  JPD Chief Anthony Moore said JPS does not destroy immigration detainers. 

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Monday, March 5, 2018

COCHRAN TO RESIGN!!!!!

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement. 

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MCWA to sue Canton Municipal Utilities for $2.2 million

It appears the Madison County Wastewater Authority and Canton Municipal Utilities will be going to court.  The Madison County Journal reported last week:

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Matchbook Monday

A new temporary feature will be "Matchbook Monday." A friend was going to throw out a bag of restaurant matchbooks her husband had collected for decades but gave them to me when I asked that she do so.  The matchbooks are forgotten mementos of Jackson's history so JJ will post a few each Monday.  Readers can email me at kingfish1935@gmail.com if they would like to send photos of their matchbooks or give them to JJ.  Enjoy.

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TRUTH!

Bill Maher said what needed to be said about fake news recently:

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Jackson accused of destroying ICE detainers

The public interest law firm Mississippi Institute for Justice issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Dispatches from Pelahatchie

The Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen took care of bidness at a Saturday morning meeting last weekend.  They cut the Mayor's pay by 3/4, approved the claims docket, and overrode several of Mayor Ryshonda Beechem's vetoes  that took place earlier in February. 

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Wrath & Righteousness

Enjoy this 1989 sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard if you can't make it to church this morning. 

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Bill Crawford: McDaniel wants Wicker's seat

Well, here we go again. State Sen. Chris McDaniel has again anointed himself as the conservative messiah sent to save us from a successful incumbent U.S. Senator.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Checking the 990's.

Here are the 990's for Mississippi Kidney Foundation, Catholic Charities, JSU Development Foundation, Mississippi Association of Educators,

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Man kills mother

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Uh-oh

A bill that will increase the weight tolerance of haulers on county roads is alive in the House.  Check out SB# 2418. 

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Duuuuuuuuuuude

A Mississippi police chief channeled his inner Jeff Spicoli as he videotaped himself smoking weed.  Former WLBT reporter Mike McDaniel busted the chief in this WDAM story:

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DPS: By the numbers

JJ obtained a roster of all Mississippi Department of Public Safety employees, their job titles, and salaries to be used in a future post.  Check out the raw data for yourself.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

O Mio Woodstock

There have been some pretty serious posts on JJ the last couple of days so time for a breather.  Start at :52.  Enjoy.

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Ed funding bill dies in Senate

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Representative Jay Hughes issued the following statements.

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Good job, Sheriff Mason, good job.

The Hinds County Sheriff Department dropped the ball earlier this week and turned loose a violent criminal even though he was supposed to remain in jail on a million dollar bond.

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2 killed in Rankin County

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

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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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