Monday, December 31, 2018

What if the CF Playoff Games Were Dates?

The folks at SEC Shorts rolled out another humorous video after the college football playoff semifinals were over.  Enjoy and Happy New Year.

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Sheriff Tucker Running for Re-Election

Madison County Sheriff posted the following message on Facebook.

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Dearest Mother,

Check out the Twitter feed of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.  Some of the flag nuts may go nuts, but oh well.  A sampling of his tweets is posted below.   Follow him on Twitter.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

"Unprepared and Overwhelmed"

Cowardice and incompetence are the only polite words that can be used to describe the police response at the Parkland High School mass murder earlier this year.  The Coward County Sun-Sentinel published a complete report and timeline on what took place that deadly day in Florida.   School employees saw Cruz walk onto the campus with his rifle bag, recognized him, and did nothing  Police officers hid outside of the school while children were murdered, unable to flee.  The Coward County newspaper reported:

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Argument Turns Deadly

JPD issued the following statements yesterday.

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Fearing the Giants

Enjoy the late Dr. Frank Pollard's preaching in today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.  Dr. Pollard preached from Numbers 13: 26-33 in this 1990 sermon.

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Bill Crawford: 2019 Big Year for Miss. Politics

It’s upon us, the new year, the much anticipated big political year for Mississippi. Yep, 2019 is the year when most state, regional, and local officials will be up for re-election and/or replacement. But, the really big thing will be the gubernatorial showdown between Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Attorney General Jim Hood.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Rich Come to Oxford

New OC for Ole Miss?

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Flashback Friday

This is the Officer and a Gentleman edition of Flashback Friday.  The Navy, yes, the U.S. Navy, produced a - don't laugh - dating etiquette film in 1967.  Enjoy.  

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Ridgewood to Madison Pipeline Busted

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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AG Gets Millions in Wells Fargo Settlement

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Jackson Seeks Water Bill Relief

Will the legislature help Jackson with its delinquent water bills? Justin Vicery reported in the Clarion-Ledger yesterday:

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MHP Announces NY Enforcement Period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Bigger Pie Forum: The PERS Cola War

Note: This is a sponsored post by Bigger Pie Forum. 

When people normally think of a COLA, they think of a refreshing, bubbly and sweet beverage that goes great with a hamburger and fries.

But in the world of public pensions, COLA is only sweet for the retiree. The overly generous and unsustainable COLA (cost of living adjustment) is one of the key factors on why the Public Employees’ Retirement System or PERS continues to struggle financially.

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Sheriff Warns of Warrant Scam

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Burton Registered .14

The police report for the DUI arrest of State Senator Terry Burton states that Burton had a BAC of 0.14.  The Mississippi Highway Patrol arrested the State Senator on December 19 on Highway 82 near MS 182.  JJ obtained the police report through a public records request. The report is posted below.

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The St. Joseph Revelation

The opinion column posted below was written by Starkville Daily News Editor Ryan Phillips and reprinted with the newspaper's permission. 

It’s not exactly breaking news that systemic corruption runs rampant through the Catholic Church.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

See The Great War Tomorrow

Peter Jackson's effort to bring the memories of World War 1 back to life hits the big screen tomorrow for only one day. 

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Accused Carjacker Blessed by Judge Green

The catch & release program in Hinds County loves an accused Madison carjacker.  Madison police arrested an armed Terrance Paige and several of his compadres Sunday for armed carjacking.  Paige was convicted of house burglary in April but was turned loose only a few months later after Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green  suspended most of his sentence and gave him credit for time served in jail.  A bench warrant was issued for his arrest in July for stabbing an inmate in jail but MDOC just couldn't get around to trying to revoke his probation.

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MHP: 2 Fatalities During Holiday Period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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Arrest Made in Baby Shooting

JPD issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: SBA Loan Review Shines Bright Light on Industry's Role in Mississippi's Economy

The ancient creation dilemma is based on determining which came first, the chicken or the egg? But in 2018 agri-business government lending, the current dilemma is more accurately based on which comes first, the independent poultry grower or the corporate poultry integrator?

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!


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Christmas Morning Sermon

Enjoy Christmas morning with the late Dr. Frank Pollard.

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Shards of the Past

A fan-produced short shows the Star Wars sequel to the prequel we should have had.

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Wow

Well, this is weird.  It was announced today that actor Kevin Spacey will be charged with felony sexual assault in Massachusetts.  However, the actor released a video where he acts in his Frank Underwood character from House of Cards.  So is he referring to his character or himself?

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Crime Update: Barbershop Murder, Baby Shot

JPD issued the following statements about three separate incidents.

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Ole Miss Repays Money in Lamar Adams Case

Receiver Alysson Mills recovered more money and continues to file more lawsuits as the SEC seeks to claw back all profits made in the Lamar Adams Ponzi Scheme. Ms. Mills filed her required sixty-day report with U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves Friday. 

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Don't Make a Plan B

Check out The Terminator's motivational speech.   

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Madison Grabs Carjackers

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement and mug shots.

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Bill Crawford: Our Beacon is Going Dim

Oh the glamour and sizzle of the Christmas season in America – parades and decorations, sales and bargains, parties and special events. Then, comes Christmas morning with presents under the glistening tree with carols playing as the aromas from the pending family feast waft through the house.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

"Ive Been Given a Great Gift"

A dying football coach's team won a state championship in Texas. He gave this powerful message after the game. Don't cut any onions while watching the video.

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WSJ: 75% Recovery for Madoff Victims

A minor miracle took place in the Bernie Madoff case: the federal government managed to recover 75% of the money stolen by the convicted fraudster.  The Wall Street Journal reported on November 30:

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Friday, December 21, 2018

International Credit Card Forgery Ring Busted

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday will continue to look at Mississippi lynchings.   The Flashback Friday posts usually show stories, ads, and videos, and other items of nostalgia from Jackson's past.  However, Flashback Friday is delving into the darker side of Mississippi's past. Posted below are the Clarion-Ledger editorials on the subject from 1900-1909.

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Jill Ford Running for Cory's House Seat

Jill Ford issued the following statement.

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Amazon Coming to Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Preach On!

The woman in this video loves her some Chick-Fil-A.

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Burton Boozed Up? Senate Pro-Tem Arrested for DUI

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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Receiver Sues Butler Snow & Baker Donelson in Lamar Adams case

Highlights:
- BS-FAS CEO, Billings, Adams allegedly and illegally acted as unlicensed brokers selling unregistered investments. - Cannada allegedly advised there were no penalties for doing so.
-Adams and Butler Snow had a relationship that from 2011 to May 2018.  
-Butler Snow personnel allegedly pitched timber investments to its clients
-Baker Donelson lawyer & lobbyist pitched investments to BD clients as unlicensed brokers
-Baker Donelson was aware they were using firm to promote their private business to clients.  
-Butler Snow Advisory, Former CEO Matt Thornton,  Brent Alexander, Jon Seawright charged with violating Mississippi RICO Act
-Butler Snow sued for attorney malpractice
-Receiver seeks to hold BD and BS liable for damages awarded  against other defendants.  

Winter finally came for Lord Snow and Baker Donelson.  Receiver Alysson Mills sued the two prestigious law firms in U.S. District Court yesterday to recover commissions paid to them in the Lamar Adams timber fraud.  The complaint is posted below.  Start on page 8.  The complaint charges employees at both law firms worked with Lamar Adams to sell phony timber investments to firm clients. 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Funny of the Day

Blonde tries to fill up Tesla at the gas station.....

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Finally a Supreme

Update: Governor Phil Bryant appointed State Representative Cory Wilson to replace Judge Griffis on the Court of Appeals .

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement. 

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Buck Wants to Manage the Bucks

State Senator Buck Clarke issued the following statement.

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Judge Must Repay Contribution

A judicial candidate must repay $18,814 from an incumbent circuit judge. The Special Committee on Judicial Campaign Intervention ruled that a Friends of (Candidate) "P" filed a campaign finance report that reported the contribution from a sitting circuit court judge, "Q".

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40 Years for Kidnapper

Andre Kennedy will wander in prison for the same amount of time as the Children of Israel wandered in the wilderness.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill sentenced the carjacking kidnapper to serve forty years in prison yesterday after a jury convicted him of the attempted kidnapping and armed robbery of a Northeast Jackson doctor.

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Webster County Sheriff Arrested

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Christmas Belies Hunger in Mississippi

Perhaps if I were a preacher, which I’m decidedly not, and I offered a sermon, which this decidedly isn’t, I’d call it: “Christmas and The Farm Bill.”

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Will He Run?

State Senator Buck Clarke issued the following statement. 

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Police Pinch Porch Pirate

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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PEER Studies ESA Scholarships

The PEER Committee issued the following report on the Education Scholarship Account program for Special Needs children.

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School Bus Drama in Gluckstadt

A video of a confrontation between a Germantown Middle School student and a bus driver surfaced on Youtube recently.  The video is posted below. 

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Bramlett to Replace Guest

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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Bubbles & Hookers

Before the Mississippi Hustle, there was the Mississippi Bubble.....

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MHP Will Be Out in Force

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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Dawg-Pound for Gilmer

Attorney Barry Gilmer was convicted of disturbing the peace and discharging a firearm towards a dwelling in Madison County Justice Court this morning.  Deputies arrested Gilmer on April 16 after he fired a rifle in the direction of his neighbor's house.   Justice Court Judge Lloyd Spivey, Jr., sentenced him to serve twelve days in jail for discharging the firearm.

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Funny of the Day

Please don't laugh.  A Northeast Jackson woman actually went to the City Council to complain about blighted properties on her street.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Meanwhile in Madison.......

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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2 Homicides in Jackson

JPD issued the following statements.

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Bill Crawford: Forum Hints at Rural Gloom

Growing economic trends bode ill for rural America.

"We are witnessing a growing economic and political divide between urban and rural America," wrote Axios last week, pointing to some significant data. "Roughly half of all U.S. zip codes still have lower total employment than they did in 2007….Rural Americans have far fewer hospitals, workout facilities, and health specialists….Big employers and better technology makes cities magnets for better teachers, schools, and specialized training…. Democrats own the fast-growing cities and Republicans rule rural."

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard continued his preaching on The Sermon on the Mount in this 1990 sermon. 

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ben Allen Gets His Day in Court

Former Downtown Jackson Partners President Ben Allen got his day in court as he fights to overturn his 2017 conviction for embezzlement.   A jury convicted Mr. Allen of one count of embezzling from his employer, Downtown Jackson Partners. Judge Kidd sentenced him to serve five years in prison but suspended the entire sentence while placing him on probation for two years.   The Mississippi Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on his appeal on December 6.  The video is posted below. 

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Deal of the Day

Check out this deal at Palmetto State Armory. 

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday will continue the look at Mississippi lynchings that began a week ago.  The Flashback Friday posts usually show stories, ads, and videos, and other items of nostalgia from Jackson's past.  However, Flashback Friday is delving into the darker side of Mississippi's past. JJ posted all of the articles reporting lynchings from the 1890's archives of the Clarion Ledger.  Posted below are the articles from 1900-1909. 

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Marshall Moves On

Marshall Ramsey is leaving the Clarion-Ledger.  He posted this message on Facebook:

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Doctor Kidnapper: Guilty!

A Hinds County jury convicted Andre Kennedy of attempted kidnapping, armed robbery, and house burglary yesterday.  Kennedy and the late Edwin "Guttalife Dee" Robinson kidnapped a Northeast Jackson doctor at his home on May 15, 2015.  They robbed him and threatened to harm his wife.   The doctor managed to pull out a pistol from behind the seat of his vehicle and administer a lethal prescription of lead that sent Guttalife to the gutter while Kennedy fled so he wouldn't be dead. Kennedy will be sentenced on December 17.

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R.I.P., Bill Pierce

Farewell to Bill Pierce.  He was just a regular guy - and one of the nicest and smartest people I ever met.  He worked for years at the Courthouse Racquet Club until moving onto bigger and better things.  He was a regular volunteer for the Mississippi Symphony as well.  He always had a kind word to say and never said a mean thing about anyone.  He was a man who literally lived for his family.  He died of a massive heart attack a few days ago.  He touched more than a few lives and will be missed by more than a few.

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Crime Spree in Raymond?

The Raymond Police Department posted the following statements on Facebook earlier this week. 

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

3 Yrs in VA ID Theft Case

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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It's Only a Name

What's in a name? Slapping a high price on something and giving it a fancy name is as American as apple pie.  You guys like to read the shoe posts so here is another one for ya to enjoy.  Just watch the first two to three minutes of this video.  You'll get to see the crap craftsmanship that makes up a Cole-Haan shoe.

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Paying More for Less

JPS sold $65 million bonds at a premium of $71 million at the end of November.  The professional service fees, excluding underwriting, was $346,250.  They were half of what they were estimated to be earlier this year but more than what the Rankin County School District paid last year for a $100 million bond issue.  The fees are posted below.

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Dr. Thomas Dobbs is New State Health Officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following press release.

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The Ballad of Carl & Ringo

Ringo is rocking along at his new home.  JJ reported Tuesday that a retired JPD K-9 officer wound up at a shelter when he was supposed to living with his handler.   WAPT reported on the fiasco last night:

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Accused Fortification Street Killer Slips Through the Cracks

One of the suspects in the Fortification Street murder case is not back in prison even though he was on probation for a carjacking conviction when the murder took place.  The District Attorney and MDOC filed a petition to revoke Jushun Paige's probation over nine months ago and send him back to prison.  However, Circuit Judge Tomie Green has taken no action.

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Sid Salter: McNeece was a 4th Generation Journalist & a Woman of Great Substance

My friend Lisa Denley McNeece would have made light of the cruel absurdity of her death on Sunday at her home in Bruce. Under singularly unexpected circumstances, she just died. She was a vibrant 56 years old.

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The Ballad of Ringo: JPD Verse

JPD issued the following statement.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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K-9 Dumped Instead of Going Home

or, The Ballad of Ringo.

A JPD officer's K-9 partner wound up at an animal shelter instead of going home with his handler as told to the media.   JPD held a retirement ceremony for two K-9 officers, Ringo and Alpha on October 23 in front of all of the tv cameras.  JPD made a big show about how these four-legged officers were going home to live out their golden years with their handlers.  Unfortunately, that is not what happened for Ringo his handler dumped him at the vet.

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Captured!

Madison County deputies captured Todd Moudy off of Ramage Road and Highway 43.  He was in an abandoned house next to his girlfriend's house.  Deputies arrested Taylor Furrh (girlfriend) and Rebecca Furrh (mother).  The Madison Police Department dive team are recovering a gun out of a nearby pond.  Apparently Ms. Furrh does not like the poh-lice.

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Venture Sells Out

Yet another Mississippi business is taken over by a foreign company.  PR Newswire reported:

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Million Dollar Bust in Rankin County

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Arrest Made in UMMC Shootings

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Update on Madison Escapee

Madison Deputies found the van Todd Moudy used to escape from custody last week.  The van was found in some woods near Highway 43 in the Canton area. Moudy stole the Madison County Sheriff's Office van while he was transported from the courthouse to the jailhouse Friday.   He is considered to be armed and dangerous. 

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Matchbook Monday

Today's edition of Matchbook Monday goes back to downtown Jackson.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Alston Trial Scheduled for January

The trial for Sheldon Alston, Jr. is scheduled to take place during the January term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court.  A grand jury indicted Sheldon Alston, Jr., for aggravated domestic violence and kidnapping in June, 2017.  The indictment accuses Alston of strangling and kidnapping his girlfriend on September 7-8, 2016 while he was a student at Ole Miss.  Alston faces prison sentences of 1 yr-to-life or 30 years for kidnapping, and from 2-to-20 years for aggravated domestic violence if convicted. Alston is 22 years old.

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Jailhouse Justice in Raymond

It appears a case of jailhouse justice took place in Raymond last week.  WLBT reported last week:

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

A Grinch showed up on Old Canton Road in Fondren.   A homeowner posted this message and picture on Facebook:

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Who's to Blame?

The late Dr. Frank Pollard asks "What do you do when things go wrong, who do you blame?" in this 1990 sermon.  Enjoy today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Ramsey Reminds Us How We Could, No, Should Be

"Civility, service, family," award-winning cartoonist Marshall Ramsey wrote in the starry sky of his pictorial tribute to the late President George H. W. Bush.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Two Classics Return to Big Screen Tomorrow

Schindler's List will appear tomorrow at Malco Theatre:

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Driver in Fortification Street Murder Gets 30 Years

Nicholas Coats will spend the next 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of Chelsie Kirschten.  The 24 year-old woman was shot to death on Fortification Street on August 17, 2017.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill sentenced Coats to serve forty years in prison but suspended ten years of the sentence.

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Lock & Load

An escaped prisoner is still on the loose in Madison County.  Todd Moudy stole a Madison County Sheriff's Office van while he was transported from courthouse to the jailhouse yesterday.  Moudy was wearing shackles upon his escape. 

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Local Kid Makes Good

This kid's life is going to be forever downhill after this took place in October.

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Flashback Friday

This week's edition of Flashback Friday will take a different approach from the usual glimpses into past.  The Flashback Friday posts usually show stories, ads, and videos, and other items of nostalgia from Jackson's past.  The Senate race took a rather nasty turn down memory lane due to the "public hanging" controversy.  JJ dug into the Clarion-Ledger archives and posted below all of the articles about lynchings in Mississippi from the 1890's.

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7 is not Lucky Number in Canton.

Madison County deputies arrested former Canton Fire Chief Cary Johnson. A Madison County grand jury indicted Johnson in the voter fraud scandal.  The indictment is posted below. 

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Promoter Surrenders Timber Commissions

Jackson broker Frank Zito surrendered commissions of $200,000 to Receiver Allison Mills in the Lamar Adams case.  Zito received the commissions after he sold shares in a Ponzi scheme based on phony timber investments. 

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Suspect Sought in Eastwood Burglary

JPD posted the following statement and video on Twitter.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Send This Kid a Christmas Card

Break out some tissues.  All this kid with terminal brain cancer wants is some Christmas cards.  WAFB reported:

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Fatality in Rankin County Crash

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Hood Attacks Opioid Distributors

Lord Protector James Tiberius Hood issued the following statement.

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Voter Fraud & Vote-Buying in Canton

Update: Attorney Ed Blackmon is representing McNeil.

It's going down in Canton this morning.  Several Canton officials have been indicted and arrested for voter fraud.   Madison County deputies served indictments and arrested the following individuals:

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jackson City Attorney Terminated

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba relieved city attorney Sharon Gipson of her duties today.  It is not known who is the interim city attorney.  

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Will He or Won't He Run for Governor?

State Representative Robert Foster will make a special announcement Tuesday night.  The Republican has been dropping some major hints recently that he will run for Governor.  The invitation is posted below.

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Idiot of the Day

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Time to Get Drunk

It's that time of year and you know what it means: It's time for my award-winning egg nog recipe:

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Ridgewood Road Relief

Relief is finally coming to Ridgewood Road as worried drivers have been forced to drive around a growing sinkhole for nearly a year. WLBT reported:

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UMMC Performs First Heart-Liver Transplant

UMMC issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Bush's Friendship with Montgomery Served Mississippi Well

George Herbert Walker Bush and Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery were both elected to Congress on Nov. 8, 1966 and both took office on Jan. 3, 1967. Unknown to either of them at the time, it was the beginning of a long and meaningful friendship.

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No Water at Callaway

Callaway High School has no water. Sewer line break.   Don't worry.  JPS ordered two dozen portalets. 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

28 Rounds

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Story Time

It's time for a bed-time story.

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CPA Arrested for Embezzlement

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Get a Whopper for a Penny!

Clever or desperate?  See for yourself.

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Boil Water Lift for Belhaven

Belhaven is now free and clear of the boil water notice.  Only Presidential Hills remains under the warning.  Carry on.

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Legislative Report Slams Visit Jackson

The PEER Committee issued the following statement about Visit Jackson.

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Rez Commute Alert

Two power poles are down on Parkway Road very close to Spillway Road. Parkway Road between Spillway Road and Harbor View Road (Near River of Life Church) is not passable but Spillway Road remains open. This situation initially had power out over a large portion of the area. Traffic lights were out between Spillway and Northshore Parkway to Grants Ferry and Spillway. Entergy crews are on scene but state it will be hours before the repair is complete. They have to isolated the area of the downed line so partial service has restored. all traffic signals have been restored EXCEPT Spillway Road and Hugh Ward Blvd.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Planning While Crumbling

The city libraries are literally disintegrating before our eyes in Jackson.   Clarion-Ledger reporter Justin Vicery placed the Jackson-Hinds Library System under a microscope and told a story of a city library system whose survival is in question.  Mr. Vicery reported last week:

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State Auditor issues $673,094 Demand against Estate

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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"I Believe in Jay Hughes"



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Clinton Busts Stolen Metal Ring

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Matchbook Monday

Today's edition of Matchbook Monday moves out of Jackson.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Mine! Mine! Mine!

The President of the Mississippi Retired Public Employees Association threw down a gauntlet to any legislator even thinking about changing PERS.  President Ann Thames issued the warning in a newsletter recently sent to her members.  Legislators were none too happy after the PERS Board of Trustees voted to raise the employer contribution rate from 15.75% to 17.4% earlier this year.  The rate increase means the state will have to send another $75 million to PERS while local governments will have to chip in another $25 million.  PERS is only 61.8% funded. 



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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fatal Shooting on Fontaine Ave.

JPD issued the following statement. 

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"Don't Think Too Little of Yourself"

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Genesis 1:27 in today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.  The theme of the 1990 sermon was "Understanding Ourselves."

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There Was a Kaboom!

JPD issued the following statement.

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Bill Crawford: Hyde-Smith Trumps Espy

As expected, Cindy Hyde-Smith trumped Mike Espy in the run-off election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Thad Cochran.

Yes, trumped, both literally and figuratively – literally because she won handily 54% to 46% and figuratively because President Donald Trump flew into Mississippi the day before the election and stumped for her in Tupelo and Biloxi.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Marshall's Moving Memorial

The national media recognized Marshall Ramsey, today for a cartoon he drew of President George H. W. Bush after he passed away last night.  Mississippi's Cartoonist Laureate appeared on Fox and Friends this morning while CNN showed the cartoon.

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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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