Friday, October 19, 2018

Kenny Wayne Stands Up & Fights

Kenny Wayne is going bad boyz on the State Auditor.  The former General Manager of Canton Municipal Utilities said he will fight the State Auditor's demand that he repay $78,612.  The demand letter orders Kenny Wayne Jones to repay $75,000 in severance pay and $3,612 for personal spending on a CMU credit card.  However, Mr. Jones said he CMU is responsible for the payment.  Mr. Jones told the Clarion-Ledger:

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Matt Wyatt's Weekly Film Study

Former MSU Quarterback Matt Wyatt dissects several SEC games on Youtube every week.  The analysis is pretty good and is told at a level that an average fan can understand. This week's edition features the Mizzou-Bama, Auburn-Tennessee, and LSU-UGA games. Enjoy

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Killer Gets a Green Blessing

Kill someone, get out of prison in ten years.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green once again gave a convicted murderer a light sentence.  Catch and release on the deferred plan.

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Governor Appoints Lottery Board

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dispatch From Pelahatchie

The Rankin County Sheriff's Office is assuming temporary law enforcement duties for the town of Pelahatchie.  The Police Chief quit this week.  The Board of Aldermen approved a memorandum of understanding with Rankin County tonight at a special board meeting. The Sheriff will not charge the town for the services.  Deputy Chris Picou will assume the temporary duty.  The notice of the meeting was not issued until this afternoon.  Mayor Ryshonda Beechem did not attend the meeting. 

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Pelahatchie Bay Closed

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following press release and photos.

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Rankin Teen Missing

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Time for the Mid-Terms

The mid-term grades for the SEC are out....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

We Got Us a Tough Guy

One of the professors at Ole Miss urged people to harass Senators in restaurants.  Campus Reform managed to snag the tweet before he hid behind "protected" status on Twitter.

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Brookhaven Mayor: Let Them Play

Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox urged the Mississippi High School Activities Association to lift the suspension of the Forest Hill High School band from all MHSAA events.  The Daily Leader reported:

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MC Carjack Going to Federal Pen

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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JPS Appeals Forest Hill Penalties

The Jackson Public School District appealed the suspension of the Forest High School band. A volcano of controversy erupted when members of the Forest Hill band performed a skit where several students dressed in scrubs pointed replicas of AK-47s at other students dressed as SWAT team members during the halftime performance at Brookhaven High School on October 5.  The skit was based on a scene in the 2002 movie, John Q.  The performance took place a week after two police officers were murdered in Brookhaven.  The Mississippi High School Activities Association suspended the band from all MHSAA activities for the remainder of the school year and fined the school $2,500.


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Sid Salter: Voters May Face a Different Type of Marijuana Legalization Effort in 2020

As of this year, nine states and the District of Columbia – including Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington – have legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana. Those same nine states plus 22 more have legalized the use of medical marijuana – including Arkansas, Florida, and Louisiana – in variable amounts under variable conditions.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Oops?

Got to watch what you say when everyone has a smartphone, as the junior Senator from Mississippi found out yesterday. The Daily Caller reported:

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State Auditor Issues Demand Over $100,000 Against Current and Former CMU Officials

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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MBI to Jackson: See Ya

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement. 

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Pedestrian Killed Near Fortification Street.

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Airborne!

So this one dude just felt like dropping in to Tiger Stadium.

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Band Director Fired, Forest Hill Fined

Forest Hill band director Demtri Jones said he was fired by JPS Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene on Friday.  Mr. Jones revealed the firing today on Facebook, in an interview with local social media influencer Othor Cain.   The loss of the band director is not the only problem facing Forest Hill High School.  The Mississippi High School Activities Association fined the school $2,500 and suspended the band from all MHSAA activities.

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Has Winter Come for Mynelle Gardens?

Will the greenery of Mynelle Gardens fade away? The Northside Sun reported in the current issue: 


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Bedwetter Alert

Whales + snowflakes =

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Boil Water Notice for Presidential Hills

The city of Jackson issued the following statements. 

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cannabis Reform Coming?

President Trump will "probably" support the reform of marijuana laws. Fox Business News reported:

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What is a Cop Supposed to Do?

Are cops allowed to defend themselves in Jackson?

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1989 sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He preached from Hebrews 9: 27-28.

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Bill Crawford: State Recovery is Modest

Record numbers of jobs and job growth in Mississippi top political speeches by incumbent politicians these days.

Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than before the Great Recession.

Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than ever before.

But, there is more to the story.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Google Glitch

If you were dumb enough to use Google+, well, you got a nasty surprise this week. The Wall Street Journal reported:

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SOS Gets $499K in Securities Settlement

Secretary of State Hibbit Hosemann issued the following statement.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Will the Night King Put Us to Sleep?

The debut of the final season of Game of Thrones is still at least six months away.  If you need a GOT fix, check out Wisecrack's dissection of Season 7.

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Suspended!

UPDATE: JPS Superintendent issued this statement:

 Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene: Jackson Public Schools intends to appeal the sanctions levied against the Forest Hill High School band by the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

Original Post: A group of Jackson community leaders stood up for the Forest Hill  band director as well as the band at a press conference in front of the school this morning.  They demanded the reinstatement of the band director as well.  The decision of MHSAA to suspend the band from all performances for the rest of the school year triggered the press conference.

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"I'm Going to Blame All of Them"

Big Mama has had enough.  The Jackson bail bondswoman spoke her mind about the crime in Jackson and the recent shooting of two two-year-old children.

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JPD Officers Sit on the Sidelines

JPD officers are complaining that they are sidelined, even when cleared after a shooting.  Justin Vicery and Therese Apel reported yesterday in the Clarion-Ledger:

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

MDE Releases School Ratings

The Mississippi Department of Education finally released the 2017 school ratings.  MDE was going to release them a month ago but at least one school district protested.    The number of "A" school districts slightly increased but the number of "F" school districts more than doubled. 


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No John Belushis Allowed

For some strange reason, this video is therapeutic.

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Parole Revoked for Accused Cop Killer

 Marquis Flowers is back in prison.  The Parole Board revoked his parole after he was arrested and charged with capital murder in the deaths of two Brookhaven police officers. 

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Accused Shooter Arrested

JPD issued the following statement and mug shot.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

If Only This Was a Joke.....

Sad but true. 

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Toddlers Shot in Drive-by

JPD issued the following statement.

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Former Coldwater Town Clerk Arrested for Embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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The Superintendent Responds

Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene said JPS is investigating the Forest Hill-Brookhaven halftime show.   WJTV reported:

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Michael Moves In

Watch Hurricane Michael as it comes ashore. 

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UMMC Gains Optometrist

UMMC issued the following press release.

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Sid Salter: What's Next for Supreme Court?

After the national fabric was almost rent in twain during the bitter fight over the confirmation of now Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, what next for the U.S. Supreme Court? The short answer is judicial business as usual.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Awwwwww.....

Man loses his dog but is reunited after three years in Georgia. Enjoy.

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Jailer Goes to Jail

The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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The Battle of Culley Lake Continues

The Battle of Culley Lake continues to rage as the owners of the lake and Natchez Trace Village Property Owners Association slug it out in court over who exactly controls the lake.   A Madison County Chancellor ruled in February that the Culley family controls the lake but the Association wants a rematch and appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. 



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Inside Job!

It will come as no surprise to readers that the robbery of a Yazoo County 911 Dispatcher while on duty was an inside job.  WLBT reported last night:

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Two Women Shot

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Stingray, R.I.P.

The Stingray we once knew is no more.

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Fight of the Day

Lame.  Not even one Robert Deniro kick.

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Troy Odom for Rankin County Chancellor



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38 Lbs. of Meth Seized

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Brookhaven Mayor: Apologies Won't "Suffice"

Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox said thank you for the apology but that isn't good enough.  He wants some heads to roll* after what took place at the halftime show of the Brookhaven-Forest Hill game Friday night in Brookhaven.  He posted this message on Facebook:

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Any sermon that begins with the opening line of "Jerry Clower, where are you when we need you?" is going to be worth watching.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Joshua, chapters 5 and 6, in this edition of Sunday Morning Sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: The Anomaly Versus the Tsunami

And so it begins, the anomaly versus the tsunami, the hope versus the expectation, the last Democrat versus the next-in-line Republican.

Mississippi's only Democrat holding statewide office, Attorney General Jim Hood, has officially announced his candidacy for Governor. His all-but-announced governor-in-waiting opponent will be Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Unbelievable. (Updated with Video)

 Brookhaven suffered a horrible tragedy this week when two police officers were killed last weekend.  The administration at Forest Hill High School in Jackson must have been living in a Jackson pothole and missed the news.  How else to explain what took place last night.  See the picture below.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

No Comment!

Not. Going. To. Say. A. Word.

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Back to Jail!

Rameon Stewart went back to jail this morning after a Jackson Municipal Court Judge revoked his house arrest and placed him under a pair of  $200,000 bonds.  Judge Taurean Buchanan released the 16 year old suspect on his own recognize and placed him under house arrest after JPD arrested him for  armed robbery and aggravated assault.  However, Hinds County Attorney Gerald Mumford asked the court to reconsider and revoke the conditions of Stewart's release. 

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PERS Employee Going to Prison

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Candidates Should Debate

It is rather disappointing that there will be no debate in the Senate races, but as usual, Mississippi is in the minority.  19 states will enjoy debates in their respective U.S. Senate races.  However, Mississippians will not be able to see their Senate candidates engage in debate as none have been scheduled.  Only 8 states won't have Senate debates.  Lump Mississippi in with California and New York (Cue up the Pace Picante Sauce Commercial.)

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Idiots of the Day

Future Darwin Award Prospects.....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Cajuns Busted in Epps Scandal

The Justice Department issued this statement.

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"Look at These Pigs"

Hinds County Public Defender was really disturbed by National Night Out.  He decided to go out and protest the West Jackson National Night Out meeting in a rather colorful manner.  He called the police "a filthy institution" and said there were "pigs of all stripes and colors out here."  He started yelling "traitor" and "treasonous" while Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba was speaking.  He starts yapping at 4:30. 

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Who's Going to Protect the Police?

OOOOOOOOk.    Here is one for the books.  WLBT reported last night:

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Moody's Improves Outlook for Mississippi

Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

False Alarm!

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 

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SEC Receiver Goes for All Commissions Paid in Timber Ponzi Scheme

The receiver in the Lamar Adams ponzi scheme case sued  to recover over $16 million in commissions from several "promoters" in U.S. District Court Monday.  The promoters allegedly helped Adams sell his phony timber investments to unsuspecting investors.  Prominent among the defendants is former Lord Snow employee Mike Billings although Lord Snow is prominently mentioned in the complaint.  Receiver Alysson Mills also sued William McHenry and Terry Kelly as well as companies they owned.

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Update on Belhaven Robbery

JJ reported yesterday that the suspect in the robbery of a Belhaven woman at gunpoint was allowed to go home without posting bond:

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Knucklehead of the Day

Our knucklehead of the day is Ole Miss football Lineback Kevontae' Ruggs managed to knock himself out while targeting an LSU ball-carrier:

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Sid Salter: Reeves-Hood Street Fight

A 2019 gubernatorial battle between incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves of Rankin County and incumbent Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood of Chickasaw County stacks up as an instant classic old school political street brawl – the likes of which hasn’t been seen in Mississippi since Republican Haley Barbour squared off against Democrat Ronnie Musgrove in 2003.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Arrest made in Belhaven Holdup

JPD issued the following statement.

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Poll: You like Phil, Hood, & The Donald.

Want to be popular in Mississippi? Grow some hair.  A poll conducted by Chism Strategies and Millsaps College states that Governor Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood garnered the highest approval ratings out of all Mississippi politicians.  It also said Mississippians approved of a state lottery while a majority stood behind President Donald Trump.

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Backstabbed!

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Hood Wants a Promotion

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Phony Fibbie Gets 19 years

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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UMMC Opens Clinic at Galloway Elementary

UMMC issued the following press release. 

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Oops! (Capitol Edition)

Someone went wobbly on PERS.  State Representative Jeff Smith (R- Clark Oil & Gas) actually made a pretty good point about PERS on Facebook:

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Monday, October 1, 2018

State Auditor Makes a Change

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Trooper Killed.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement. 

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Tuition Toss Registration Starts Today

On behalf of College Savings Mississippi, Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced that registration for the 2018 College Savings Mississippi Tuition Toss at this year’s Egg Bowl will officially open on Monday, October 1, 2018.


“College Savings Mississippi is pleased to offer this and other scholarship opportunities throughout the year to help Mississippians save for their education,” said Treasurer Fitch, Chair of the College Savings Mississippi Board.  “With the average cost for two full-time semesters at Mississippi’s eight public universities more than $7,000, this $2,529 scholarship can make a real difference.”

MACS accounts can be used to pay for tuition, mandatory fees, certain room and board expenses, books, and technology like laptops.  It can now also be used for K12 tuition at public, private, and religious elementary and secondary schools.

Entry in the Egg Bowl Tuition Toss is open to students, between the ages of 18 and 24, who are enrolled at a Mississippi public 4-year university.  The runner-up for the Tuition Toss will also win a MACS scholarship, in the amount of $529.  Contestants and alternates are responsible for their own admission to the Egg Bowl, which will be held on November 22, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi.  College Savings Mississippi is the official halftime sponsor for the 2018 Egg Bowl.

Registration for the College Savings Mississippi Egg Bowl Tuition Toss ends at 11:45 pm on November 13, 2018.  Complete rules for the 2018 College Savings Mississippi Egg Bowl Tuition Toss can be found now at: http://www.treasurerlynnfitch.com/collegesavingsmississippi/Pages/Events.aspx

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Two Officers Down!

A recording of the scanner traffic of Brookhaven police officers responding to a fatal call appeared on Youtube. The video is posted below. All hell breaks loose at 1:30. The recording starts with the officers responding to a shootout. The first mention of officers down is at 2:20.   Everyone knows what took place that horrible morning.  The two officers were killed in a shootout with Marquis Flowers.  Flowers is in custody but at the hospital. 

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Shocker. PERS Needs Mo' Money

Collection of PERS posts.

PERS needs more money yet again.  Our legislative Solons are now forced to confront the unwelcome reality that PERS needs an extra $100 million after playing ostrich for years when it came to any discussions about the retirement system.  Jeff Amy reported for the Associated Press last week:

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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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