Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Great Pumpkin is Coming!

It's that time of year! Happy Halloween!

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Ten Years for Ripping Off Mom

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Back From the Dead!!!

It appears a resurrection happened in Canton.  After all, it is Halloween. 

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State Auditor Arrests Jones County Supe

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Lots of ways to support the Jackson Zoo!


Please take a moment before Thursday to nominate The Jackson Zoo (or another worthy non-profit) for the annual 12 Days of Giving campaign sponsored by Mangia Bene restaurant group. 

On November 9th, the 12 charities with the most nominations will become recipients of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Mangia Bene 3-in-1 Gift Cards during the 2018 holiday season (when any one purchases a gift card, they choose their charity at the sale, and a percentage of that total is delivered to the non-profit). In addition, the 12 charities also receive donations from various events during the month of 2019 that they choose. It's a very cool way to support the zoo, support the zoo's partner (Mangia Bene), and the gift cards can be used at any of the eateries (Sal & Mookie's, Bravo!, and Broad Street Cafe). They are a great and easy idea for holiday giving professionally or personally.

Go to THIS PAGE and write in "The Jackson Zoo," and "www.facebook.com/JacksonZoo," along with your address. Then prepare to purchase cards! Thank you!

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Sid Salter: Runoff Certain for Senate Race

Democratic Gautier city councilman Tobey Bartee faces Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, former Clinton administration secretary of agriculture and Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, and Tea Party Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate special election on Nov. 6.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lamar Adams Swindled Over $164 Million from Victims in Ponzi Scheme

The Justice Department issued the following statement on the Lamar Adams case.

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Idiot of the Day (Simpson County Edition)

First up was the Punk of the Day, now there is an Idiot of the Day today as someone apparently got a case of the stupid in Simpson County.

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Punk of the Day

They thought they were sooooooooo cute. 

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Jackson Repays Zoo Bond Funds

The Department of Finance and Administration issued the following statement. 

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Two Hospitals Drop Medicare Advantage

Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Birmingham or Bust!

The ouija board speaks truth.

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Continued

The sentencing hearing for Lamar Adams began today in U. S. District Court in Jackson.  It will resume tomorrow morning .

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Judge Orders Reddix to Pay Over $1 million

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Threaten to Blow Up VA? Do Not Pass Go

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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SUNK!

A sinkhole struck again.  Check out this WLBT photo:

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Trunk or Treat Moved to Tuesday Night

Update: Pearl moved trick or treating to tomorrow night. 

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Matchbook Monday

Matchbook Monday returns today.  JJ hasn't posted any local matchbooks in a while because well, JJ ran out of matchbooks to post.  A reader sent these matchbooks in yesterday so enjoy this look at Jackson's culinary past.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com

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City Council Votes to Audit Zoo

The November 1 deadline for bids to manage the Jackson Zoo is fast approaching.  Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said four bids have been submitted.  The Lumumba Administration issued a request for proposals to operate the zoo.  The Jackson Zoological Society has a lease agreement to manage the zoo.  The contract expired October 1 but the City Council extended it to December 31.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Shooting at Lake Hico

JPD issued the following statements tonight.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church today, enjoy this sermon by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson).  He preached from Romans 8: 14-17.

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Bill Crawford: PERS Sees Taxpayers as Evergreen Money Tree

The PERS Board of Trustees seemed happy after hearing from their actuary. The funded ratio for PERS increased and investment returns were up.

So, are things turning up for PERS?

Only if you don’t mind your pocketbook getting raided.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Trick or Treat!

Which description fits your house?

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Tisdale Library Books Rot Away

Pitiful.  Just pitiful.  34,000 books up in smoke and we are not talking about Cheech and Chong.  The Northside Sun reported this week:

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Homicide on Mayes Street

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Come to Boo at the Zoo!!!



Two nights of merry-not-scariness featuring animal encounters, Inky the Clown, Dorian the Magician, Jackson Zoo Fright Night 2018, Jackson Zoo Fear Factor Experience, Slitheries and Crawlies with the JZ Keepers, Fortune Tellers, creepy carousel rides, spooky Livingston Train rides, bounce houses, food trucks, fun vendors, and - of course - TRICK OR TREATING with some of your favorite local businesses and organizations! Buy your regular admission tickets online HERE  and skip the line!



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Flashback Friday

The Clarion-Ledger called Louis Armstrong, yes, that Louis Armstrong, a "colored trumpet tooter" after he dared to speak his mind about how blacks were treated in the South. 

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Booster #14 is............

Allen Smith, Jr.  Thank you, NCAA.  One not-so secret secret in the Ole Miss football scandal has been the identity of booster #14 who was mentioned in the NCAA's notice of allegations against the Ole Miss football program. The NCAA placed Ole Miss on probation through 2020.  The NCAA claimed Rebel Rags gave free merchandise to recruits.  Rebel Rags sued the NCAA, Dan Mullen, and the recruits identified in the allegations for defamation in an effort to clear its name.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

All Too True

The College Humor guys and gals got it right yet again.  Enjoy.

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Billings Battles Receiver in Lamar Adams Case

Michael Billings fired back at the Receiver as she tries to strip him of the commissions paid for selling phony timber investments for Lamar Adams.   Court-appointed receiver Alysson Mills, Esq. claimed Lamar Adams paid Billings commission of $3.5 million.  Mills asked the court Tuesday to issue an injunction that freezes Billings' assets that are derived from the fraud.  Billings stood up and hit back at the receiver yesterday in court.

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Idiot of the Day in Gluckstadt

Madison County Schools reported on Facebook:

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The Latest Crime Stats

The latest crime stats are back on the city of Jackson website after being gone for nearly a year.  The car thieves are out but the armed robberies and carjackings are substantially lower than they were a year ago.  House burglaries are at the same level and homicides are higher than a year ago.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Feds: Bribery in Jackson City Hall

A federal grand jury indicted Atlanta political operative Mitzi Bickers on October 22 for bribing Jackson officials.  The indictment alleges she paid bribes to obtain contracts for a proposed convention center hotel as well as management of the wastewater program under a federal consent decree. Bickers worked in the 2014 campaign of Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber and donated $10,000 as well.  The indictment states:

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Sanders Speaks!!!

Enoch Sanders defended the Forest Hill band at a meeting of the Jackson City Council last night.

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A Hero Enters Valhalla

A moving video of the final journey of a WWII vet appeared on Facebook a few days ago.  Aleck Primos died last week at the age of 95 years old.  He saw his share of combat and managed to come back home alive.  Claudia Primos posted this video of  Mr. Primos as he left the State Veteran's Home in Oxford.  Break out the tissues.

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Book Review: The Great Revolt

James Tulp reviews The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics by Salena Zito.   Mr. Tulp is a radio talk show host at WYAB-FM, 103.9.  His show appears Monday through Friday at 7:00 AM.

The Great Revolt’ Review: An Answer to Hillary’s ‘What Happened’

85%, 91%, 98%

These were the odds on November 7, 2016 that Hillary Clinton would win the election by the New York Times, CNN, and the Huffington Post, respectively.

How did so many political experts get it so wrong?

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Sid Salter: Stretch Runs in Senate Races Winding Down to What Seems Predictable Finishes

As the Nov. 6 general election looms less than two week away in Mississippi, the fabled “stretch run” for the campaigns is underway. The campaign finance reports have revealed their last real secrets until after the campaigns are completed.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Need Help? Call St. Nick.

Need rehab? Check out this program.

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Capitol Trio Protests Forest Hill Penalties

Several legislators issued the following statement.

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No Comment: Debate Edition

The Wall Street Journal lacerated the Governor and Senator of New York for refusing to debate their opponents.   The Journal editorialized yesterday:

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Save Us from the Bureaucrats

 Nothing like being caught in a bureaucratic nightmare where everyone points the fingers at each other while spinning around the poor citizen so much that his head flies off. A friend posted this on Facebook yesterday.

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Mother & Daugher Arrested in Murder for Hire

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

"You Can't Guard Me!"

Trash-talking Michael Jordan is never a good idea, even when in high school.

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Grayson Gone

Walt Grayson left WLBT for WJTV.  Mr. Grayson will begin his new gig a week from today. 

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Out With Rainbow, In w/ Fondren Fitness

Fondren Fitness will open at the site of the old Rainbow Co-op in Fondren. FinditinFondren.com reported:

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Espy to CHS: Voters Can Think For Themselves



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It's Just a Name

We had an interesting discussion a few weeks ago about men's shoes.  Apparently you guys liked the subject because the post got a bunch of hits. The video posted below shows how cheaply made some of these so-called name-brand shoes are.

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Trick or Treating in Jackson Will Actually Be on... Halloween

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Find These Bikes

Thieves stole a pair of restored classic motorcycles Friday.



The victim posted this message and several pictures of the thieves on Facebook:

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Woman Killed in Domestic Violence Incident

JPD issued the following statement. 

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James Patterson, R.I.P.

Renowned Jackson photographer James Patterson passed away today.


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"How Rich Do You Want to Be?"

If you slept late and can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He preached from 2 Corinthians 9: 6-11 in this edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Unseemly Politics Belies Christian Seeming Mississippi

In 2017 Gallup reported Mississippi had retained its spot as the most religious state in the U.S., with 59% of residents calling themselves “very religious” and another 29% “moderately religious.”

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Lamar Adams Gave Over $400,000 to Ole Miss, Recruiters Swindled Elderly

Lamar Adams lived it up as a big-cat Ole Miss football booster while his recruiters swindled the elderly out of millions of dollars in phony timber investments as part of a Ponzi scheme.   Adams gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in ill-gotten gains to Ole Miss. So says the Court-appointed receiver in a report submitted to the U.S. District Court in S.E.C. v. Lamar Adams yesterday..  Receiver Allyson Mills also reported she is gearing up for a fight to recover millions of dollars in commissions from Michael Billings and William McHenry. She identified more recruiters that sold phony shares and put them on notice she intends to recover their commissions as well.

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Rangers Rock!

The U.S. Army International Sniper Competition was held this week.  Check out the results. 

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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 (FOUND!)

Update (10/25/18): Found safe in Texas.


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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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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