Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dispatches from Pelahatchie (FB Edition)

Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem blasted the Board of Aldermen and a city employee in a Facebook live video posted Monday afternoon.  She posted the video in response to a Board meeting held that night that was not called until that same afternoon.  The Mayor did not attend the meeting. The video is posted below.



What stirred up this latest round between the Mayor and the town Solons was the payment of a claim.  The Board revoked approval of a claim for $8,876 that was approved at the previous board meeting.  Murphy's Lawn & Landscape built a retaining wall at the baseball field at Mill Town Park Athletic Complex.  The Mayor apparently ordered the work.  Murphy's completed the project and sent an invoice to Pelahatchie on May 25.  The invoice is included in the documents posted below.

  City attorney Brad Mills said that the Mayor did not obtain a second bid or quote as required to do so since the project cost more than $5,000 but less than $50,000.  He said Section 37-7-13 of the Mississippi Code decreed that the Mayor shall seek two competitive bids in writing although advertisement was not necessary.  Mr. Mills opined that the Mayor illegally spent the money without following the statute.   The Board revoked the approval for payment of the claim on a unanimous vote.

This is the notice she said she attempted to publish.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

What we have is failure to communicate.

Perkn said...

it's stange that he made this statement, then quit. i bet she brings up all the past bills payed over $5000 for discussion. i wonder how many of them had 2 qoutes?

Anonymous said...

Let’s add plagiarism to her long list of what NOT to do!

Anonymous said...

Doesn’t matter the Board did not vote to approve the work. She doesn’t have the authority to do whatever she pleases. I’m not a lawyer and I know that much.

Anonymous said...

Dang Perkn, are you just ignorant? ...or just plain uneducated? It's embarassing.

Anonymous said...

8:10 PM

So ... old wrongs not detected & prosecuted invalidate current wrongs that have been detected and may be?

Anonymous said...

Solon (a wise and skillfull law giver) first compliment I have ever heard this blog ever give to anyone in Pelahatchie. Must be a typo.

Anonymous said...


This is beginning to sound a lot like a Jerry Springer episode.

Anonymous said...

This board is absolutely clueless.

They should all resign and be replaced.

Anonymous said...


This video should be used instead of waterboarding.

Anonymous said...

She may have made a mistake but Knox is looking straight on at a $400,000+ mistake. Which bag would you prefer to hold?

Anonymous said...

$40,000 for hosting tournaments. In year 3018. There are only gonna be a total of 4 fields. Not 400. But if her statements are true, I'm building 8 fields.

Anonymous said...

The town voted the aldermen in. 60 % voted against the mayor. The aldermen are doing there job, not paying for services that were not approved. They would be held liable if they paid it and the proper procedures were not followed. If the mayor did approve this then she could be fined 500 or prisoned for 6 months or both. And if convicted, would be removed from office immediately. I believe she said in the video that she follows the law and does not misappropriate funds, Ummmmm

Anonymous said...

I figured her actions would eventually venture into that of criminal. She is so full of hate and revenge she has lost sight of right and wrong. Pelahatchie citizens I feel bad for all of you because she’s making a spectacle of herself and the Town of Pelahatchie. If I were Attorney Mills I would have quit months ago.

Anonymous said...

Tyranny is defined as “cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control; rule by one who has absolute power without legal right.” Describes this Mayors actions perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Would someone please tell the mayor that the plural of alderman is NOT aldermans. There are far too many other things in her soliloquy regarding her command of the English language to point out.

Anonymous said...

Was the legal work bidded out when the (now) former city attorney was hired? 6k is just 1k over 5k.

Slack diggity dog! The lawyah invoices might have been breaking the state law if his “legal advice” wasn’t bidded out, but I could be wrong.

Kingfish said...

Professional services don’t have to be bid.

Anonymous said...

1) Can a lawyer objectively commit entrapment through the use of a municipalities officials, with or with out their knowing?
2) How long was this guy working there? Who hired, etc?
3) Did the board approve this “egregious” no bid with the mayor, and then rescind later? Or did the board not approve of it and when they “found out”, decided to rescind as per state law?***
4) Was he giving advice to the Mayor at some point and then just stopped doing so, or has he ignored her the whole time if he, indeed, ignored her?
5) Why are people insinuating that a CPA should know state law better than the now former city attorney?

This whole thing, starting with the audit, centers around violation of state law. No one expects city or county officials to be atty’s, that’s why they hire one (or many). Is this guy inept or corrupt?




Anonymous said...

Poor me poor me. Ryshonda keeping up all this mess. Now if the board did what she did they would be reported. Just saying. She’s trying to justify lieing and sneaking. I say go back to the day she started and look at all the claims dockets and see what else she slid in. Per her own admission this was the first time she put something on the docket , sounds like a dead fish on the line. I bet she wanted that wall built so she could put her name on it. Typical Ryshonda and why does she keep playing and her fake hair. This is a mess. Look at the dates on the paper that’s posted she drew a line through the original date and wrote in a new date. Kinda feeling like she has to explain herself. Still doesn’t make her actions righ

Confusius Says said...

Madam Mayor, you may want to write this down: When you find yourself in a hole, STOP DIGGING!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kingfish,

I am so pleased that you are focused on Pelahatchie and not things like who might be involved in Lamar Adams' timber fraud. He acted alone, we all know that!

Your time is better spent focusing on a dinky little town in Rankin County whose entire population couldn't fill the football bleachers at Jackson Prep. That's where the REAL hard hitting news is!

No more Madison Timber. MORE PELAHATCHIE!!!!

Signed,

Aunt Brelexander, Law Abiding Citizen

P.S. More Pelahatchie, please!

Anonymous said...

8:03 there are a number of mental health professionals in the metro who can help you with that constant whining problem.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous:
1) Objectively and Entrapment are contradictory terms and when used together in a sentence is called an oxymoron.
2) What does it matter how long he's been there the law is the law and I'm fairly confident he can read. And, so you know the Board is the governing body they vote to hire and fire. Mayor can only make recommendations.
3) There are so many things wrong with this question I don't even know where to begin.
4) If you remember the Mayor wouldn't take his advice or suggestions to the point of hiring her own attorney. So here acts of stupidity would fall on Bellinder.
5) The once again "now" and "former" are contradictory terms and when used together in a sentence is called an oxymoron. And, once again can't advise those that won't listen.

This did not start with the Audit and need I remind you she caused that instead of handling the matter in house she threw the Town under the bus. It started the day she decided to run for office. She did not run for office with good intentions she ran out of spite. And, an attorney advises their Client based on the law and it's not always going to be the answer they were hoping for. But, you don't go out and hire private counsel, who in my opinion is acting unethical when choosing to interfere in town business, just to get the answer you want.

PittPanther said...

She's not an ugly woman, but I wish she would keep her fingers out of her hair.

Anonymous said...

In other words, 9:03 wanted her to jump in with both feet and continue breaking the law with the rest of the lawbreakers and the former lawbreaker mayor Knox Ross.

Anonymous said...

1. Stop preening.
2. Does the town pay for the cell phone you send all these texts to the employees? If not, send items to work email and not personal phones. Be professional.
3. Grammar check. Wow! It is not aldemen's.
4. The town has not owned the Milltown Park property for 8 years. You can't even walk on the track because of the snakes and the town does not keep the grass cut around the park or 2 fields they are responsible for cutting. The grass on the baseball fields should also be watered so you can play ball on them. If you are that concerned about the park make sure you take what we have. The garbage cans are overflowing and have been for months.
5. You whine way too much. The board is not the only petty party.

Anonymous said...

8:03 AM -- Would you like cheese with your whine?

Winin' Boy Blues said...

8:03 AM -- Would you like cheese with your whine?

I get it! You're suggesting that I am whining, and you made a pun on wine, the alcoholic beverage that middle aged women drink to forget their husbands are cheating on them.

Wine and cheese...wine sounds like whine...cheese with your whine...BRILLIANCE!

That's so clever, and original I must say! I have never, ever, EVER heard that before - ever. You are certainly Mr. Originality.

Did you write that line? Take a bow, Internet Genius.

Ha ha ha...cheese with your whine...you amateur comedians are too much!

Anonymous said...

Pelahatchie governance is what you wind up with when ignorant white people run from black people and wake up being governed by a black person.

Imagine the angst the white people of Pelahatchie felt when they opened up their newspaper and mouthed the words "black mayor" the day after the election. I bet white sheets flew from the Dollar General like dust from the back of the General Lee.

It is all coming to fruition.....its not "Guess Who is Coming To Dinner" but rather "Guess who is Dictating Town Policy For You White Mothers!"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Pelahactie can be a learning moment for the "New Minority".

Antard said...

Next.

Anonymous said...

11:35 AM - Thank you, thank you very much. I'll be here all night. Try the spare ribs and tip your server.

Anonymous said...

I have qualified to buy popcorn at wholesale prices due to volume.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile more and more shit hits the fan in Madison and Madison County every day than will hit the blades of Pelahatchie's fan in a three year span. But, Kingfish is the only game in town there and doesn't have to compete with the Journal or Northside Sun north of County Line Road.

Anonymous said...

Why was I not surprised when you would not publish my comment. I published about the 1125 comment in "tears and fears in Pelahatchie". You read it so you know that I've hit the nail on the head. not sure why u did not publish because I did not slander anyone. Look forward to seeing you at the next meeting that is if you have the nuts to come. Your story line is fading so let's see if you show up.

Anonymous said...

2:36 "Look forward to seeing you at the next meeting that is if you have the nuts to come."

Is that a threat?

Anonymous said...

Her demeanor on facebook sheds some light on her as as leader and mayor.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile: This was the third day in a row that there was no motor-scooter speed-trap set up in Ridgeland east of Wild Wings or at the Trace Ramps on Old Canton where the speed limit signs change from 35 to 45 to 30 to 40.

Anonymous said...

11:35, gosh, I hate to mess up your narrative. But, the mayor doesn’t set policy. The board makes policy & can override the mayors veto as they have done several times. So, everyone needs to play nice in the sandbox.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, your mayor is acting on her own again trying to call a special session tonight with no board members present and trying to shell out $25k to a band. Does the city have that much mi he? Does the muscadine jubilee make that much?

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well another meeting without KF, Thomas Bellinder, and the mayors followers. Loving every minute of my previous comments coming true. Although you all have not gotten to read them KF has and knows that I have been spot on.

Kingfish said...

Nice try. The reason I was not there is because I did not know about it. I found out about the one Thursday night.... at 5:15 PM. The notices are not posted online.

I'm going to call your bluff. Why don't you start emailing me the notices when these special meetings are held? Then if I don't appear, you can talk smack.

I've come to everyone I"ve known about, except for two. One because I found out about it only 45 minutes before it started, and the other because I could not drive that day.

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