Sunday, September 30, 2018

Auburn Alert!

The following alert was issued just a little while ago.

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Sunday Morning Sermon: How to Pray

The late Frank Pollard preached from the Sermon on the Mount in this 1990 sermon.  Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Uncertainty Dims HallelujahTimes for Republicans

Stimulated by Trump’s tax cuts, the national economy grew 4.2% in the second quarter (final BEA estimate), up from 2.1% in the first quarter. Corporate profits jumped 3.0%, up from 1.2%. The national unemployment rate at 3.9% is the lowest since December 2000. Total nonfarm employment is nearly 150 million, the highest ever. And average wages are the highest ever.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Oops.

What can I say? It IS Ascension Parish.

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Accused Cop-Killer on Parole

Double cop-killer suspect Marquis Flowers was out on parole for three charges of auto burglary in Pike County.  Two Brookhaven police officers were killed in a shootout this morning.  Another suspect was killed as well.

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2 Police Officers Killed in Brookhaven

Two Brookhaven police officers and a suspect were killed in a shootout this morning in Brookhaven.  Posted below is the latest WAPT coverage of the story.  Say some prayers.

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Bloodier than Antietam

The bloodiest battle in American history began 100 years ago.  The Meuse-Argonnes Offensive cost nearly 27,000 American lives but it broke the back of the Imperial Army of the German Empire. The Great War series on Youtube covers the opening of this battle in this week's video. 

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Memphis Chamber CEO Murdered

The President of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce was gunned down Thursday night.  CNN reported:

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Jackson to Release Names of Police Officers Involved in Shootings

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following press release.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Murder on the Natchez Trace

A homicide took place on the Natchez Trace near Ridgeland a few days ago.   Law enforcement sources said a man was murdered and shot multiple times.  However, the National Park Service has jurisdiction since it occurred on federal property.  The FBI is supposedly handling the investigation.

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Lumumba is a Right-Wing Fascist. Who Knew?

A "trash mayor"? You can't make this up.  The first few minutes are gold.

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St. Dominic Hospital Changing Sponsors

Translation: Takeover by Our Lady of the Lake

St. Dominic Hospital issued the following statement.

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House Pro-Tem Arrested for DUI Refusal

It's the Twitter, stupid.  WLBT reported:

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Madison Busts Credit Card Thieves

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

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tonight!!!


This year's Zoo Party is a real EXPEDITION! Adults 21 years old and up can come out to the Zoo after hours and spend time with the Jackson Zookeepers and their animals in an intimate party setting! Have fun with friends old, new, furry, scaly, and artsy, all to raise money for the oldest accredited live animal attraction in the state of Mississippi! Tickets are only $30 each (or two for $50) and they are on sale now!

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Here We Go Again

JPD issued the following press release and video.

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Mob Tries to Occupy CHS's Office

Note: Comment on the Kavanaugh hearings in this post. 

Actress Alyssa Milano and a small mob tried to occupy the office of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith yesterday.  The protestors was perturbed that the Senator defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the floor of the Senate yesterday and wanted to have a few words with her.   Start watching video at 20:30.

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Napoleon Dynamited

A civil lawsuit in Hinds County shows how William "Napoleon" Edwards dynamited himself and landed back in prison for several years.  Edwards took on the role of Facebook community activist a few years ago in Jackson.  His shtick was to cover Jackson politics through the use of Facebook live videos.  To say that he made colorful allegations against those who drew his ire is putting it mildly.  His handle was "The Cipher".

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Oops!

Hmmm........... what's wrong with this column in the Daily Mississippian?

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Jackson Recruiting Firefighters

The Jackson Fire Department issued the following statement.

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Hyde-Smith Stands for Kavanaugh

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement and video.

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The Fall of the Tribe of Hoddy Toddy

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


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And They're Off to the Races for Sheriff

JPD Corporal Colendula Green will run for Hinds County Sheriff next year.  The JPD Public Information Officer posted this message on her public Facebook page recently:

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Sid Salter: Tweets, Posts, & Video: How Much Does Social Media Impact Elections?

In the old days, a long drive on a state highway through stretches of rural Mississippi were a reasonably reliable barometer of the voter support or at the very least the fiscal health of a statewide campaign. All one had to do was count the billboards and yard signs.

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Woman Robbed in Belhaven.

JPD issued the following statement and picture.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mariah, Eat Your Heart Out.

It's time to call it a night but JJ will leave this memento of Hollywood at its finest.  Enjoy.

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Reunion's Renowned Chef Passes Away

Reunion's chef, Rene Bajeux, was struck down of a heart attack.  Mr. Bajeux was one of only 55 French Master Chefs in America.  He came to Reunion Golf & Country Club this summer to serve as Executive Chef for it's new $15 million restaurant.  The Times-Picayune's food critic, Brett Anderson, memorialized him:

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Banks Busts


Banks' election contest against Bishop just dismissed on motion for summary judgment. 

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The Waterloo of Napoleon Edwards

The Cipher won't be broadcasting on Facebook for a few years as he goes back to prison - unless he is incarcerated at the Raymond Detention Center.   William "Napoleon" Edwards was convicted of false pretenses and posting of messages through electronic media for purpose of causing injury to a person in Madison County.  Circuit Judge Steve Ratcliff sentenced him to serve six years in prison.  

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JJ Apologizes to Madison Circuit Clerk

JJ owes an apology to Madison County Circuit Clerk Anita Wray.  Yours truly wrongly criticized Mrs. Wray on election night back on June 5:

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Jackson Creates Water Customer Bill of Rights

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Coahoma Cons Busted in (Alleged) Embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Did Sports Betting Save Casinos From Summer Slump?

Mississippi casinos dread August families stay home, kids go back to school, and the roulette wheels spin less and less.  However, 2018 saw a surprising reversal of this tradition.  Casino revenue increased from July to August for the first time ever in Mississippi when sports betting first became legal. 

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Fishing on the Rez? Bring a Trash Can.

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following statement.

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Police Seek Hwy 471 Bandit

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

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ole Miss Can't Grow Enough Weed

It appears Ole Miss is losing it's monopoly on legally growing marijuana.  The Associated Press reported last week:

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Classy!!!

No doubt this dude was made because he ran out of craft beer and life hasn't been the same since Kurt left.

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"Happy People Know What To Do With Themselves

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on how to be happy in this 1990 sermon. Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: What Political Happenings Will Matter Come Election Time?

Mississippi politics will be a happening thing through the next two Novembers.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

"Common Vengeance Writes the Law"

Enjoy the thug version of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible.   Amazing how the play is not dated, especially after everything that took place in Washington this week. 

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Torpedoing Tailgating

This post will make more than a few Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans happy.  The cratering of tailgating at LSU continues thanks to nothing more than good ole fashioned corporate greed.  A harder-to-keep secret is the decline of tailgating down on the Bayou.  Game-day atmosphere is dying as the boneheads in the LSU administration tries to push fans off-campus so it can make money off of you guess it, corporate tailgating.   Check out these ads:

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Homicide on Elton Road

JPD issued the following statement.

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Livin' Large

Bill Walker of DMR fame is back in prison after he failed to make restitution payments as part of his sentence.  The Sun Herald reported yesterday:

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Flashback Friday: Metallica in Jackson

Pour the Maker's and light up a cigar.  Enjoy this completely remastered version of Metallica's 1992 Jackson concert that popped up on Youtube.

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Death!

A Madison County jury sentenced a man to death after it convicted him of killing a 13 year-old boy.  Madison-Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release.

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Blow Out Heart with Cocaine, Blame City, City Pays

The Jackson City Council voted to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died in police custody several years ago.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Bigger Pie Forum: The Shuckers Shuck & Jive

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When a city hires a consultant to perform a feasibility study for a stadium or a convention center, it’s obvious that the result is a foregone conclusion. The game at hand is not football or baseball, but cronyism.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Going to the Metro

The Dead Mall folks visited Metrocenter a few months ago and produced one of their Youtube videos.  Check out the old Metrocenter commercial at the beginning of the video.

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MDE Delays School Ratings at Last Minute

Well, JJ was going to post the 2017 ratings for public schools in Mississippi at 12:01 PM today.  The key word in that sentence is "was."  MDE postponed releasing the ratings until October.  MDE issued this statement:

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Having Some Fun in the Sun

Posted below is a video a Jackson mother recently posted on Youtube about her child's visit to the Jackson Zoo.  There has been quite a bit of coverage this year over the problems at the Jackson Zoo.  Sometimes we need to sit back and just look at it through the eyes of a child.  Enjoy.

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Bill Walker is Back in Jail

The DMR fiasco continues.  The Sun Herald reported this morning:

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Clinton Walmart Robbery Suspects Arrested

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Meet Meeko

Meet our accused triple killer, Maurice Forte, who posted this on Youtube earlier last year.

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Family First to Hold Child Neglect Forums

The Family First Initiative Metro Advisory Council has scheduled three meetings to discuss a pilot program aimed at preventing child neglect and reducing the number of children who are removed from their homes and placed in foster care.

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MBN Fails to Get Rid of a Sissy

A demoted Captain at the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics will regain her rank as well as back pay after the Mississippi Employee Appeals Board ruled she was improperly demoted.  The demotion cost Tammy Reynolds $48,000 per year.

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Med School to Have Record Class

UMMC issued the following press release.

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Sid Salter: McDaniel Misses State Realities

The so-called “jungle primary” to choose a successor to retired Republican Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran took a truly strange turn in downtown Oxford last week.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Laughin' at the Ledbetters

We could use a laugh around here.  Enjoy this blast from the past. 

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Mayor Nominates James Davis as JPD Chief

Well that was quick.  First Consul Chokwe Antar Lumumba will submit Interim JPD Chief James Davis to the Jackson City Council Thursday for confirmation as Police Chief.   Mr. Davis has served as Interim JPD Chief since June 28. He will also nominate Frank Figgers as the Ward 3 Representative on the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees.

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie: The Ruckus

What would Pelahatchie be without yet another ruckus at City Hall?

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Good Ole Boys Lose Another One

The long-time practice of Mississippi Mayors avoiding getting their friends confirmed by calling them  an "interim appointment" was dealt another blow last week. The Attorney General ruled that interim appointments requiring a confirmation vote can only hold office for 90 days.  The legislature placed a 180 day limit on such appointments several years ago but passed a bill this year that shortened the interim period from 180 days to 90 days if a confirmation vote is required for the appointment.  The limitation also applies to municipal boards and commissions as well.

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Priester Speaks!

The Jackson City Council passed the FY 2019 budget last week.  Ward 2 Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. offered a sober analysis on Facebook:

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Monday, September 17, 2018

She's Baaaack!!!



Please Disney, don't mess it up. You know, as you did with the Star Wars franchise.

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Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith: Chris McDaniel Thinks President Trump is Weak



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The Latest Crime Stats

Posted below are the latest crime stats for Jackson for the week ending September 2, 2014.   The precinct reports are included as well.

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Dental Board Gets a Root Canal

Update: State Auditor Shad White issued a statement that is posted below. 

The Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Dental Examiners had a good ole time during her reign until the Board fired her in August.  State Auditor Shad White blasted Diane Howell  in a scathing audit that told the story of an Executive Director who treated a state agency as her own personal fiefdom for 24 years. State Auditor Shad White said "What we found at the Dental Board is an example of particularly bad management." 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Learnin' the Leather

I was chillin' with Mr. Sam down at Regions Plaza the other day when the storied Jackson shoe-shine man waxed about how men today know less about shoes than in years past.  The discussion provided an excuse for a JJ PSA.  Take a break from the crime stories, politics, the latest Ole Miss beatdown, and learn a few things about shoes.   This video contains a few nuggets of info about shoes that are pretty interesting.  Consider it to be Men's Shoes 101.

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Man Kills His Own Family

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Murder in Belhaven

JPD issued the following statement.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preaches about atheism and creation in this edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: The Rest of the Story on Miss. Jobs

Years before Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, conservatives would regularly tune in to hear Paul Harvey on the radio. Admired for his unique voice and storytelling talent, Harvey broadcast his conservative messages for over three decades. He was particularly known for revealing to his audiences "the rest of the story."

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Do as I say......

One of the plaintiff's in the Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit withdrew from the case last month.  It doesn't take a genius to figure out why he did so.  

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Fake News Alert

You simply can not make this up.

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Jackson luuuuuvs It Some Krystals

Krystal is replacing its stores in the Jackson area with a new-fangled version.  The company stated in a press release last month:

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Coming in Last at First Steps

Children are supposed to come first in Mississippi State Department of Health's First Steps program.  However, the children are apparently coming last thanks to good ole fashioned bureaucratic bungling.  Mississippi Today's Larrison Campbell has been reporting on the problems children currently face in the program.  She kicked off her coverage in late July with this story:

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Governor Endorses Weill

Hinds County Circuit Judge and Court of Appeals Candidate Jeff Weill issued the following press release.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Please Help This Family


Quite a few people frequent the Chevron station at the corner of Highway 51 and Hoy Road in Madison as they make their way to work every morning.    Unfortunately, the cheerful face that greeted them for years will no longer be there.

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Live From the Atlantic

Watch Hurricane Florence as it moves through the Atlantic Ocean on this webcam.

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Moody's Downgrades Jackson Debt

Editorial Note:  Folks, this is a big deal.  What just took place is that Jackson's bond rating was lowered to one grade above junk status, er, I mean speculative grade status.  There is no more "cushion" for Jackson in terms of its bond rating. 


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Jackson Goes After Grease

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Motorcyclist Killed

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Defense Rests in D.A.'s Case

Note: Since Robert Shuler Smith has a trailer in Rankin County, does this mean he is a Rankin County Redneck?

Update: Jury acquitted Smith on the robbery charge but deadlocked on the aggravated stalking charge.

Clarion-Ledger reporter Justin Vicory has been covering the Rankin County trial of Robert Shuler Smith. Check out his Twitter feed for blow by blow coverage of the trial.   Both sides will have 45 minutes to present their closing arguments.   Mr. Vicory reported on the newspaper's website:

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No Bond For Alleged Sex Trafficker

A woman accused of creating child porn and promoting prostitution in Jackson will remain behind bars after Hinds County Court Judge Bill Skinner denied her bond. The arrest warrant states that Kayla Ponder worked with several other suspects to run a prostitution and sex trafficking ring at the Extended Studio Hotel off of Fortification Street.  Ponder was also arrested in July for conspiring to smuggle drugs and a cellphone into the Raymond Detention Center.

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Sid Salter: Espy Has Tough Road in Senate Race

Conservative newspaper columnist George Will is a magnificent political observer and a marvelous writer. Whether it’s politics or baseball, Will’s stuff is a reliably good read.

A Will column earlier this month on Democrat Mike Espy’s current run for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi was mostly spot on. Espy is a tested, honorable public servant who would be capable of representing Mississippi in the U.S. Senate if elected.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dental Board Executive Director Resigns

Karen Wilson will resign her position as Interim Executive Director of the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners on September 30.   Ms. Wilson became the Executive Director when the Board fired Executive Director Dianne Howell.   Ms. Howell served as Executive Director since 1994.  Ms. Wilson announced her resignation at the Board meeting on August 31.  She began her career at the agency as an administrative assistant in 1997. 

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Be Careful What you Ask For......

Don't mess with Buffy.  Just because someone wants to walk away doesn't mean she is weak.... or soft.

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Woman Arrested for Human Trafficking

It appears a Simpson County woman is in the Hinds County jail after being charged with promoting prostitution and some human trafficking.  U.S. Marshals arrested Angela Berch on September 7 for those two charges as well as child endangerment.  Her initial appearance is in County Court tomorrow before Judge Bill Skinner. 

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The Latest "C's"

Here are the "C" ratings for Jackson metro area restaurants issued since January 1, 2018.  The Mississippi Department of Health inspects and grades each restaurant.  The department inspects the restaurant again within ten days after the "C" is issued.  The restaurant listed below all passed their follow-up inspections unless otherwise noted. More information can be obtained at the MSDH restaurant inspection web page.

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Tithing for the Taxpayers

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Here We Go Again at MDE

It seems the Mississippi Department of Education blew a bunch of money on a Dr. John Q. Porter contract and is now pulling the plug.  The Clarion-Ledger reported last week:

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Trump Cancels Jackson Rally

President Donald Trump cancelled his rally that was scheduled to take place in Jackson Friday due to Hurricane Florence.  Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith stated:

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Rez Faces Salvinia Threat

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following statement.

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WORLDSTAR!!!

Just another day at the Rebelwood Apartments in South Jackson.  At least no one was killed - this time.

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JPD Seek Trio of Thieves

JPD issued the following statement and photos.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Remembering the King of High C's

Its been 11 years since Luciano Pavarotti left this world to join a greater choir.  Enjoy these memories of the Golden Tenor.

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WORLDSTAR!!!

Thugs invaded The Grove yesterday as a brawl broke out that was captured on video.  Needless to say, it appears The Grove IS GONE.  Watch the video posted below.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Enjoy this morning's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon as the late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Isaiah Chapter 6 in this 1989 sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Is This a Kindler, Gentler Tate?

Was that a kinder, gentler Tate Reeves emerging from the recently concluded special session of the Mississippi Legislature?

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Former MadCo Supervisor Passes


Former Madison County Supervisor John Howland unexpectedly passed away today.  More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

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Flamethrowers & Spaceballs

If you want a break today, check out the Joe Rogan's lastest podcast.  He interviewed one Mr. Elon Musk for 2 1/2 hours while the legendary certified super-genius drank some good whiskey and smoked some weed. 

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Jackson Moves Forward on Officer-Involved Shooting ID Policy

JJ got a copy of a draft of the new officer-involved shooting ID policy for JPD.  The draft has not yet been reviewed by Jackson's legal department nor has Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba approved the policy.  The draft is posted below.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Grandparents' Day at the Jackson Zoo

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Pay Raise for Teachers?

Leftenent Governor Tate Reeves tweeted yesterday:

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President to Campaign for Cindy Hyde-Smith

The Cindy Hyde-Smith Senate Campaign issued the following statement. 

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Good Kid!

A trip to traffic court over a speeding ticket didn't go exactly as planned.

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Suicide on Monroe Street

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Bandit is Dead.

Death did what Smokey could not do - catch the Bandit.  Burt Reynolds died of a heart attack today.  He was 82 years old. 


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Welcome to Jackson, Mr. Higgins.

It appears the Clarion-Ledger is upgrading its sports coverage.

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Throwback Thursday: Green Goes Easy on Daughter-Raper

This post was originally published on April 3, 2011.  Bias is in the custody of MDOC.  He is scheduled to be released in 2025. 

Jake Bias raped his 3 year-old daughter and gave her two STD's. Judge Tomie Green sentenced him to 20 years and suspended 5 years of the sentence.

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Father & Son Plead Guilty to Rolling Back Odometers

The Justice Department issued this statement.

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Please Help this Little Girl

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release. 

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

How to Shut Down a Shout Down

A Congressman gives a lesson in how to shut down a protestor.

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HOA Officer Convicted of Threatening Child

A Madison woman was convicted of simple assault by threat after she was arrested for threatening  and casting a  fishhook at an 11 year-old boy who was jet-skiing  on the lake at Natchez Trace Village in Madison..  Madison Municipal Court Judge Richard Mitchell fined Mary Watkins $500 on July 19 and ordered her to pay $143 in court costs as well.  Watkins is an officer of the Natchez Trace Village Homeowners Association.  She appealed the conviction to County Court.  Judge Mitchell ruled she was not guilty on two counts of disturbing the peace. 


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Sid Salter: Remember Rep. Alyce Clarke’s Persistence, Grit When State Lottery Begins

The word out of Jackson is, now that Gov. Phil Bryant has signed the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Act into law, it will take about a year to get the lottery up and running. When that transpires, Mississippians who want to play the lottery and those non-gamblers who will merely benefit from the tax revenue should give pause to remember the great lady for whom the lottery act was named.

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Mayor Says Jackson Gets Millions After Session

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Here Comes the Judge

Carlos the Clown is at it again.

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Rankin Safe Room Open Tonight

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Commish: Prepare for Gordon

Insurance Commish Miguel Chaney issued the following statement on Tropical Storm Gordon:

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Stupid Crook of the Day

This took place in June in Texas.  At least the baby wasn't injured. The cra-cra was strong with this suspect.

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MHP: 4 Fatalities During Holiday Weekend

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release:

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Monday, September 3, 2018

No Shame at All

JPD issued the following statement and pictures. 

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Blast from Past

One of the biggest travesties in Jackson tv sports history took place 27 years ago today when the Labor Day Telethon preempted the US Open coverage on WJTV.  Needless to say, Jacksonians missed one of the best tennis matches ever to take place in New York City as a 39 year-old Jimmy Connors came back to beat Aaron Krickstein in a fifth-set tiebreaker.   Posted below is video of the match.  Enjoy.

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Mississippi's Economy Rated 47th

24/7 Wall Street ranked state economies and well, Mississippi didn't fare too well on yet another list.  The financial gurus  placed Mississippi's economy at 47 out of the 50 states.  USA Today reported the findings last week:

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Dear MHP....

Perhaps you should try this ad for your safe driving campaigns. 

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Do Kids Come First at First Steps?

The short-changing of disabled children in Mississippi is an old story.  Mississippi Today's Larrison Campbell dove deep into how Mississippi's First Steps Program treats  disabled children - when it actually treats them - in a series of stories recently.  She reported last week:

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist Church - Jackson) preached from John 20 in this edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: War Risks for Mississippi Troops?

The stock market is in a secular bull market and has years to run, says one respected analyst. A major trading firm, on the other hand, warns the end of the bull run is near.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Deal of the Day

Had to make a trip to Lowes today and saw these nice deals on Weber gas grills.  These prices may not be listed on the website.

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Read 'Em & Weep.

How did your city or county fare with the legislature's proposed distribution of "use taxes"?  Read the chart below.

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Jackson Mayor Seeks $1.6 million for His Office

The city of Jackson issued the following chart and statement about the FY2019 budget on it's Facebook page.

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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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