Friday, July 19, 2019

Encore

Some readers got a little offended at the mere sight of Larry David on this website last night.  Here is another clip for their enjoyment.

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Waaaaahhhhh!!!

The President of Mexico whined that El Chapo's life sentence is too harsh.   You read that correctly.  Reuters reported yesterday:

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Senator Wicker Warns about Danger of Leaving Children in Hot Cars

Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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Please Support JJ

It's time for the annual fund-raising drive for Jackson Jambalaya.

Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. We've come a long way since we started up in 2007. This blog couldn't have gotten as far as it has without support from the readers. You've donated money, provided tips, and helped provide information when it was needed.

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Court Denies Dr. Wolfe TRO

Dr. Walter Wolfe will remain suspended from practicing medicine.  Hinds County Chancellor Tiffany Grove denied his petition for a temporary restraining order against the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure.  The Board suspended his license last week without a hearing. 

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Judge Suspended For Helping Hooker

The Commission on Judicial Performance suspended Hinds County Justice Court Judge Frank Sutton for improperly helping defendants.  The suspension will last thirty days and Judge Sutton must pay a $500 fine.  Judge Sutton is also the Pastor of Fairfield Baptist Baptist Church in Jackson.

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Clinton Seeks Shoplifter

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Late Night Humor

How did we miss this SNL sketch?

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The Abuse of Sheldon Alston, Jr.

The beatings end, but all too often the abuse continues in different forms for women suffering from domestic violence in Mississippi.  The victim impact statement of Sheldon Alston, Jr.'s ex-girlfriend gives a glimpse into the ordeal women face as they try to recover from physical abuse.  The statement (posted below) tells the story of a young woman beaten and kidnapped by a scion of the privileged, one of the favored few in the Giant Country Club that is Mississippi.

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Coming Soon to JPS?

The Austin, Texas public schools are going to reaaaally relax the dress codes for students because, wait for it, making students wear clothes is apparently racist.  KXAN reported: 

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Hallelujah!!! Hubigs are BACK!

Need some good news for the day? WWL reported:

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Gone to the Dogs?


The Clarion-Ledger published a nice little story a couple of days ago about dog-friendly restaurants in the Jackson area:

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#Fifty-Something

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Direct From the Bar

A Florida town is trying a novel way to rid a park of the homeless:

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"Women Shouldn't be Supervisors"

Hinds County Supervisor District 5 Candidate Malcolm Johnson caught hell this week after it was discovered he said a woman shouldn't be a supervisor nearly a year ago. 

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Finally

Look who finally popped up at MDOC after spending three weeks at the Lafayette County Jail. 

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Heart for Mississippi



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Sid Salter: Sansing Pushed Mississippi Forward

The death of retired University of Mississippi historian Dr. David Sansing is an event that should give all Mississippians pause, for we have lost one of the great, important voices urging our state to move forward.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Papa Was a Rollling Stone

Someone had a little too much fun last night while partying with the Stones....

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Kuebler Convicted Again

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Will Chuck Get Justice?

Note: JPD contacted the family the day after this interview and provided an update on the case. 

A Friday afternoon drive home to meet the wife turned into a lifetime of horror as Chuck Ponthieux was gunned down in cold blood on the streets of Jackson in February.   No arrests have been made in the case.  Ponthieux's family cried out in frustration last week on social media after it felt the case was ignored by JPD.  


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Here Comes the Gov....

This dude is going to be your next Governor.  Book it!

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Here We Go Again....

The Weather Channel just can't seem to get it right.....

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Thug Goes Free, Again.

One of Frank's Faves graduated from the Hinds County Catch & Release program.  Vidal Sullivan is a free man and won't have to worry about going back to prison thanks to the District Attorney and MDOC.  The District Attorney wants to remand his indictment for armed robbery while MDOC never filed a petition to revoke his probation after he was indicted or arrested for armed robbery.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Genuine Mississippi Celebrates One Year

Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson issued the following statement.

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The Invasion of the Con

A private, foreign purchased over 500 homes in the Jackson metro area and converted them to rental properies.  The company has plans to buy more for the same purpose.  Justin Vicery reported in the Clarion-Ledger last week:

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Closed!

All good things must come to an end....


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Resisting Cops Doesn't End Well (Updated)

Update (3:25 PM): Second video with more footage is posted below. 

Video of a Mississippi Highway Patrol arrest during a traffic stop is making the rounds on social media.  A suspect refused to comply with a trooper's directives and needless to say, it did not end too well for him.  However, there are two videos of the incident.  The first one posted below is the short version.  It leaves out some very relevant information but naturally  casts the trooper in a bad light.   Selective editing, indeed.

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"Don't Give Away Your Freedom"

"The best definition of sin is that it won't work," said the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1996 sermon.  Bad weather means people stay home.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy Dr. Pollard's sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Course Changes Needed?

Happy with the way things are going in Mississippi and want to stay the course? Then Tate Reeves is probably your choice for Governor. Stay the course is pretty much his campaign message.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

NRA Endorses Mark Baker for AG

Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA- PVF) endorsed Mark Baker for Mississippi Attorney General.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday presents a very brave soul.  Unidentified but very brave.  Hope someone got him a bottle of illegal hooch from the Gold Coast.  He more than earned it. 

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Wolfe-Med Board: Round XXX

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure and Dr. Walter Wolfe traded licks today in Hinds County Chancery Court.  The Board suspended his license without a hearing Wednesday, claiming Dr. Wolfe posed an immediate danger to the public.  Dr. Wolfe asked Chancellor Tiffany Grove to issue a temporary restraining order against the Board and reinstate his license.  Both sides filed responses today.

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Suspects in Cedric Willis Murder Arrested

JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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Teresa Malone Tries to Postpone Prison

Teresa Malone is yet again trying to get out of going to jail.   She claims she should not go to jail due to medical reasons.   Judge Henry Wingate sentenced her to serve 41 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to one count of attempt & conspiracy and one count of bribery of a public official in 2017.   The public official was former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps. 

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"It's Not My Responsibility"

Update (5:00 PM): Another “disturbance” took place at RDC yesterday.  Three inmates were injured.

What's going on at the county jail? A federal monitor blasted the Hinds County Sheriff and Hinds County for allowing inmates to run the jail.  Sheriff Victor Mason hotly disputed the Monitor's findings to WLBT.  WLBT interviewed the Sheriff:

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dilbert Questions Bonnet Carre Use

Secretary of State Dilbert Hosemann issued the following statement.

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Dr. Wolfe Fires Back at Medical Board

Update (7/12/19): Dr. Wolfe submitted a copy of his license to the Court.  The license was issued on July l, 2019. 

Dr. Walter Wolfe asked a Hinds County Chancellor to issue a temprory restraining order against the Mississippi Medical Board of Licensure's suspension against him yesterday.  The Board suspended him without a hearing yesterday after it determined he was a "danger to the public."   The case is assigned to Chancellor Tiffany Grove.

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Poll: Spend More on Education

A Chism Strategies/Millsaps College poll states education is the top priority of voters this year.  The respondents were even split on whether the state is heading in the right direction.  The legislature received low marks but the respondents gave their own legislators higher grades.  The sample size was 614 voters.   Landlines and cellphones were divided evenly.   The poll is posted below. 

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Med Board Suspends Ob-Gyn

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure suspended the license of Dr. Walter Wolfe today after it determined he was an "immediate danger to the public."  The Board said the Ob-gyn had an affair with a married employee and fathered a child with her.  The suspension was issued without a hearing. 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Beatdown in Jacktown

WLBT's Melissa Faith Payne posted this video of a beatdown at Fortification and Lamar streets.

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Sid Salter: Political Heat Should Include More Than Thermometer at Neshoba

There will be just over seven hours of political speaking at the 2019 Neshoba County Fair, but most of the attention will focus on a half-hour on Thursday morning, a half-hour on Thursday afternoon, and a half-hour or so on Wednesday afternoon.

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Caught! (Updated)

Both MDOC escapees are caught and in custody in Meridian.  
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Interim Airport CEO Leaves (Updated)

Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.  Interim JMAA Chief Executive Officer Perry Miller will be the new CEO of Richmond International Airport in Virginia.  WTVR reported yesterday:

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Billings Settles for $800,000 in Lamar Adams Case

One of the main promoters in the Lamar Adams Ponzi scheme settled with SEC Receiver Alysson Mills for $800,000.  Michael Billings was the "star" promoter of Adam's scheme as he received commissions of $3.5 million for the phony timber investments. 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

PSC to CMU: Show Us the Money

The Public Service Commission told Canton Municipal Utilities to show what happened to money gained through illegal rate increases.  The PSC has not approved a rate increase for CMU customers since 1994.  CMU raises its gas service rates anyway in 2009.  The PSC issued a temporary approval for the rate increase on January 30, 2017.  However, the Commission ordered CMU to provide a "detailed accounting of the total amount of" the unapproved rates.

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New Orleans Levees Sinking

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the New Orleans levees are sinking faster than expected.  WWL-TV reported:

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Riot? What Riot?

A major riot took place at the Raymond Detention Center in April when power failed and the emergency generators ran out of fuel.  No media covered the April riot.  The Sheriff issued no statements or press releases about the riot.  However, buried in the 100+ pages of the Jail Monitor's June report is a report on the riot.  The monitor reported:

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Century Club Charities Repays Lamar Adams Donations

Century Club Charities returned donations from Lamar Adams and Wayne Kelly to the Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC Receiver Alysson Mills asked U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to approve a settlement in a motion filed on June 28.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Jay Hughes: Small Towns & Transparency

Do you know the difference between a Northern Fairytale & a Southern Fairytale?

The Northern one begins:  Once upon a time . . .
A Southern one begins:  Y’all ain’t gonna believe this!!!
Having served in the Mississippi legislature four years, I can definitely say, “That ain’t no fairy tale!”

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The Mickey Mouse Fight Club

Check out Disneyland's newest attraction: Fight Club!

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Lock & Load in Pearl

Police are searching for two escaped MDOC inmates around the intersection of Highway 468 and South Pearson Road in Pearl.  Their clothing was found at a nearby business.  Stay safe in Pearl. 

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Law of the Jungle in Raymond


Incompetence and an inability to control prisoners continue to plague the Hinds County detention centers.  A law of the jungle rules Raymond where riots and murder are all too common.  Guards and prisoners are intimidated.  A report said it best: "the inmates are in charge."  The Justice Department had enough and asked U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on June 24 to hold Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason in civil contempt of court for his failure to comply with a consent decree for the Hinds County Detention System.   

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Keeping Downtown Safe

Meet JPD's new G-9 units:

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"The Mouth is a Barometer of the Soul"

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached about lying in this 1996 sermon.   It's one of his better presentations.  Enjoy this edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: 4 More Weeks!

Four weeks. Only four more weeks until Mississippi's August primaries.

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Fugitive Captured, Two More Out of State?

MDOC issued the following statement last night.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

To Be The Flag

It is the week of Independence Day so enjoy this funny sketch by Robin Williams as the American Flag.

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Reward Offered for Fugitives

MDOC issued the following statement.

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All Prisons on Lockdown

MDOC issued the following statement. 

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Scary!

Just a 7.1 is all.......

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Thirty Years

Ready to feel old? It's been thirty years since.....

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Today's Puzzler

WLBT reported two strong-armed robberies took place this afternoon:

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Flashback Friday: An Old Murder Mystery

Today's edition of Flashback Friday covers a murder mystery that took place 73 years ago in Byram.  22-year-old Catherine Rossie went to the Gold Coast with some friends on July 8, 1946.  All party-goers were from Crystal Springs.  Rossie disappeared later that night as the foursome returned from a night of carousing in East Jackson. Her mutilated body was found thirteen days later near Byram.  Bobbie Gaddy, his wife Glenna, and Robert  Gaddy were the prime suspects but were exonerated.   

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Pelahatchie Mayor Settles Lawsuit

WLBT reported last week that Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem settled a civil lawsuit for $2,767 recently.  The settlement agreement is posted below.  The documents were obtained from the Rankin County Justice Court Clerk. 

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UMC Partners w/Merit in Madison County

The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following statement.

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Lock & Load

MDOC issued the following statement.

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Sun & Sand Says See Ya

Say goodbye to the Sun-N-Sand.  The Mississippi Business Journal reported:

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old

If you are looking for something to watch for Independence Day, you are in for a treat.  Peter Jackson's instant classic, They Shall Not Grow Old, is now available for streaming.

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50 lbs of Meth Seized

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Yes, We Worry

Today is a sad day indeed.  Mad Magazine will be no more.  Fox New reported:

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Fireworks Tonight

Want to go see some fireworks tonight?  Here are the cities offering fireworks display.  Kudos to them for actually celebrating Independence Day in JULY instead of June.

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Facebook Follies

Today's Facebook rant comes from Laurel.   A working man had a few things to say about the Sonic, yes Sonic, in Laurel:

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Caught!

JPD caught the carjackers of North State Street:

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Terrorizing Jackson

Or thugs of the day, fools of the day,  idiots of the day, whatever you want to call it.

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Hemp Task Force Meets Monday

Commissioner of Agriculture Andrew Gipson issued the following statement and agenda.

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JJ Files Complaint Against Pelahatchie

JJ filed an Open Meetings Act complaint against the Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen yesterday with the Mississippi Ethics Commission.    The Board held a "work session" that started an hour before the regular Board meeting Monday night.  However, the Aldermen and employees huddled in a small group in the corner of the Board room and spoke in lowered voices that were impossible for the audience to hear. The behavior continued for the duration of the work session.


Just a work session, so it's ok.

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Noooooo..........

Two Jim Beam warehouses are burning down.........

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Sid Salter: It's About Refugees

The haunting photo of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, on the banks of the Rio Grande at Matamoros, Mexico has now – for good or ill – become the face of the immigration debate in America.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Heeeere's Johnny....

It's that time of night although this episode is slightly different from the usual fare.

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Pearl Shooting Suspect Dies

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Chillin' at the DMV

Just another day on Woodrow Wilson.....

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie (Circus Edition)

Last night's meeting of the Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen meeting was one for the books.  The evening began with an invasion by the Nation of Islam and ended with a hollerin' between the Mayor and an Alderman.  Somehow, the town bidness got done in a timely manner.


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It's One of Them New Carboats

Nothing like a good car story.  In this case, a rather interesting vehicle was discovered at the McDonald's in Brandon. 

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Monday, July 1, 2019

School Supplies, Not Fines

The city of Clinton will accept school supplies in lieu of cash during the month of July.  The city stated in a press release:

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Jailer Arrested

Two riots took place at the Raymond Detention Center over the weekend.  Half a dozen inmates were injured and required hospitalization.  Sheriff Victor Mason arrested a jailer for inciting a riot.  WLBT reported this afternoon:

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Blair Batson Expansion Moves Along

UMC issued the following statement. 


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Dispatch from Pelahatchie (Drama Edition)

Update (1:15 PM): Former Town Clerk Tommy Lyle tells police he placed the twine on the door 6 months ago during cleanup.


Did a hate crime take place in Pelahatchie? The Mayor seems to think so.  Mayor Ryshonda Beechem posted this photo and message on Facebook:

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What Happened in Paris?

The occupation of Paris is over.  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority's Commissioners returned from a 12 day trip to the Paris International Air Show.   Justin Vicery tried to find out what the Commissioners actually did in a story published in the Clarion-Ledger Friday:

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Suspected Dollar General Thieves Caught

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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What Did He Say?

Too funny.

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How Much Will It Cost?

Enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard if you can't make it to church this morning.

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Bill Crawford: Where You Live Matters

Where you live matters, they say.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

After-hours Family Fun & Craft Beer at the Jackson Zoo!


Letting the animals stay up past their bedtime... all the way to 7:30 pm! Enjoy summertime family fun and support YOUR Jackson Zoo! Click here for details!

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Officer Survives Dragging, Escapee Captured

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Riot at Raymond Detention Center

A riot took place in Pod A at the Raymond Detention Center this morning.  At least five inmates were stabbed. Several officers were injured.  More information to follow. 

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When is Independence Day?

It appears Independence Day will be celebrated on any day but Independence Day.

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SOS Auctioning Rankin Properties

Secretary of State Hibbit Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Census Estimates Jackson Shrank 5% Since 2010.

The U.S. Census estimates Jackson's population fell 5% since the 2010 census.  Flowood, Madison, and Brandon  enjoyed growth while Jackson and Canton shrank.  The 2018 population estimates are posted below and compared to the 2010 Census records. 

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UMC Officers Fabricated Report

UMC issued the following statement.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Watkins Wins the Battle of the Fishhook

Mary Watkins won the Battle of the Fishhook at Culley Lake in Natchez Trace Village. Madison County Court Judge Ed Hannan ruled yesterday that Watkins is not guilty of simple assault by threat.  A Madison Municipal Court convicted 80 year-old Mary Watkins of the charge after she repeatedly cast a fish hook in the direction of an 11 year-old boy who was jet skiing on the lake at Natchez Trace Village in Madison. 




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Woman Arrested for Sex W/Minor

JPD tweeted the following statement and mug shot.

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Reeves Beats Waller, Hood in YP Poll

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves blows away former Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr. in a poll commissioned by Y'all Politics. The poll states Mr. Reeves gets 50% of the vote while Mr. Waller gets 19%.  State Representative Robert Foster brings up the rear at 9% although 27% of the voters were undecided. 

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WOOOOOOOOO!

Guess who's coming to Jackson this weekend. 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Past is Never Dead at The Faulkner

William Faulkner famously wrote "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Such is true as the past comes back to life at 518 East Capitol Street.  The Faulkner opened yesterday.  Buddy Faulkner and his daughter, Sarah, took a century-old building and turned it into a creation that represents the best of old and new Jackson.

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Biden Thrashes Dems in Mississippi Poll

Mississippi Democrats prefer Joe Biden to other presidential contenders in the 2020 race.  A Millsaps College/Chism Strategies poll of likely Democratic primary voters stated 50% of those polled preferred the former Vice-President to the other 23 candidates.  Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernard Sanders trailed at 7% each.  Mr. Biden's support jumped to 58% among Blacks.  The poll and crosstabs are posted below.

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Mayor Fires Back in Water Bill Lawsuit

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Biden's 'Reach Across the Aisle" is Pragmatic Approach

Among most of his supposed 2020 Democratic presidential primary opponents – particularly those hitching their political wagons to the New Left – Joe Biden’s recent comments on the days when those with significant differences within their own parties and certainly with those in the opposing parties could reach out and work together for the common good have been denounced as political heresy and compared to “dog vomit.”

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Once Upon a Time.....

 Led Zeppelin played in Baton Rouge.....

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5 Arrested in Ridgeland Park Murder

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

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Lost Pizza Company Loses

Lost Pizza Company in Maywood Mart suddenly closed today.  The pizzeria posted this message on Facebook:

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Judge Appointed in Siemens Case

The Mississippi Supreme Court appointed a Special Judge to preside over City of Jackson v. Siemens et al. All Hinds County Circuit judges recused themselves from the case.  The order is posted below.

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Cursed in Life

Cursed in life, Cedric Willis will hopefully be blessed in heaven.  Cedric Willis became Jackson's fifty-third homicide in 2019 yesterday.  JPD said he was shot multiple times yesterday at the corner of Bailey Avenue and Dewitt Street.  However, this was not the first time tragedy visited Willis as he was freed in 2004 after serving 11 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

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Docs & Nurses Busted in TRICARE Fraud

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Homicide on Bailey

JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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"Don't You Get Tired of Begging White Folks?"

The Reverend P.J. Williams and Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes yukked it up yesterday morning on the Good Reverend's weekly radio show.  They discussed all sorts of groovy topics such as how to steal water, animal rescue, and election cheating. 

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Belhaven U Joins NCAA

Belhaven University issued the following statement. 

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Bedwetter Alert

A distraught parent discovered her daughter purchased a gun - gasp -  and wrote Ask Amy:

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bill Crawford: Suit Exposes Charter School Overreach

“People, not the government, know best how to take care of their own money,” is one of Gov. Phil Bryant’s favorite themes.

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Have You Ever Been Scared?

So began this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist Church, Jackson).   A simple post for those who couldn't make it to church this morning.  Enjoy.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Andy Taggart: Moving Forward



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Sheriff Mason's Lawsuits Settle for $330,000

$330,000.  $330,000 is how much it costs Hinds County to settle three sexual harassment lawsuits against Sheriff Victor Mason. JJ obtained the settlement agreements through a public records request.  They are posted below. 

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Flashback Friday: From Von Seutter to The Faulkner

The Faulkner opens next week.  Built by Dr. Carl Von Suetter, the building on East Capitol Street has been around for over 100 years.  Today's edition of Flashback Friday takes a look at the Von Seutter family.  The Faulkner began as Dr. Von Suetter's Jewelry Emporium.  The Von Seutter family is intertwined with the history of Jackson.  Take a look.

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Arrests Made in Ridgeland Homicide

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 



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Tate Reeves: Mississippi Conservative



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Justice for Chelsie Delayed Yet Again

Justice has been delayed yet again for Chelsie Kirschten.    The 24 year-old woman was shot to death on Fortification Street on August 17, 2017.  Police arrested a trio of suspects for her murder.  However, the trial for one suspect, Lidarious Dixon, was continued because the prosecution could not  a medical examiner to testify.

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Supremes Overturn Curtis Flowers Conviction

- Justices cite discriminatory use of preemptive strikes during jury selection in sixth trial.

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction of Curtis Flowers and remanded the case for a new trial on a 7-2 vote. The Court stated:

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Hood To Appeal Fetal Heartbeat Bill Ruling

Lord Protector James Tiberius Hood issued the following statement. 

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Brings Care Team Together for Mothers & Babies

UMMC issued the following press release written by Annie Oeth. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Adopt This Mutt.


 This stray wandered up to a friend's country home in Scott County.  This yellow lab is very sweet and needs a good home.  Email me at kingfish1935@gmail.com

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Stanford Gets Double Life for Killing Grandparents.

Rankin-Madison District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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Long Live the Queen?

Will she live?

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It Takes Only One Vote

An Ole Miss professor known for his online incitements to harass politicians obtained the coveted tenure status by all of one vote at the May IHL Board of Trustees meeting.  Professor James Thomas tweeted last October:

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Back on the Street!

Update: Taylor was free but not for long.  The Fibbies swooped in and got him for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm on March 27.  The affidavit provides more information about the murder.  It is posted below.

A murder suspect was put back on the street in Jackson.   Cedric Taylor posted bond of $100,000 on March 19.  JPD arrested Taylor on March 6 for the murder of Dewan Fortner.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Beating of Nat King Cole

Consider this post to be an early edition of Flashback Friday. 

Imagine a group of men beating Sammy Davis, Jr.  while he performed in Jackson.  Such barbarism took place in Birmingham in 1956.  Legendary Nat King Cole attempted to perform two shows the night of April 10, 1956 - one for a white audience, and one for a black audience - but received punches instead of plaudits. 

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$20,000 Bond for Capital Murder?

Attorney Warren Martin issued the following statement:

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Commissioner Gipson Speaks on His Father

Mississippi Commissioner Agriculture Andy Gipson posted the following statement about his father on Facebook on June 9.  JJ's condolences go to the Gipson family. 

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ITT Students Get Debt Relief

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Double Trouble in Ridgeland

There were two major crime incidents in Ridgeland yesterday.  A shooting took place at Midway Park.  RPD Chief John Neal stated on Facebook:

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Sid Salter: Fuel Tax Debate Renewed Between Mississippi Pols & Business Leaders

Speaking to the Delta Council Annual Meeting in Cleveland recently, United Parcel Service chairman and chief executive officer David Abney – a Mississippi Delta native who leads the world’s largest package delivery company - strongly advocated increases in both federal and state fuel taxes to fund future highway construction and maintenance at a time when both national and state infrastructure stands in inarguable need to repair and improvement.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

JXN Water Customers Sue to Stop Water Cut-offs

A group of Jackson water customers sued to stop the city from cutting off water services for customers until the city resolves its lawsuit against Siemens.   The plaintiffs accuse the city of cutting off water for customers even though it knows the bills are inaccurate.  The action was filed today in Hinds County Chancery Court.

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Ridgeland Robbery

The Ridgeland Police Department released the following statement and video of last night's robbery at Cappy's.

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Siemens Update

All Hinds County Circuit Court judges recused themselves in City of Jackson v. Siemens et al. 

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Families First Offers Hope of Recovery for Those Caught in Grip of Addiction


There is a ruthless killer on the loose in Mississippi. From dark alleys to dimly lit streets, to winding dirt roads leading to single family homes and through gated neighborhoods to the wealthiest in town, this killer has no mercy and finds its victims of all races, creeds and incomes. The state of Mississippi has yet to stop this merciless killer and with each passing year, the lives of so many more are ended. The killer is a chameleon of sorts, taking on different forms and fashion and unrelenting in its pursuit of victims. The culprit lurks not in the form of a vicious villain roaming the street, but quietly nestled in bottles and syringes as prescription pain killers, synthetic opioids and illegal drugs such as heroin.

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30 Years for Kidnapping & Robbery

Rankin-Madison District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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Receiver Files Status Report in Lamar Adams Case

Receiver Alysson Mills submitted her status report to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves yesterday.  Judge Reeves appointed Ms. Mills to recover assets for the SEC in the Lamar Adams timber fraud case.  The report is posted below although there is little new information for JJ readers who are following the case on this website. However, the report provides an update on all litigation concerning the Lamar Adams case. 

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Live.... From the Redneck Riveria.....

Dunno which writer thought of this but it's all true. 

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Deputy Indicted for Raping Inmate

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Crime Stats? What Crime Stats?

The city of Jackson hasn't updated the crime reports on the city's website since February.   Posted below is the most recent report available on the website.   Jackson went nearly a year without posting the crime stats until November 2018.  One hopes the city will begin posting them again. 

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Open Thread of Sorts

Going to be tied up for awhile so consider this post to be an open thread about the Ole Miss Chancellor search.  That means the search, not the MSU-Ole Miss rivalry, fighting over The Flag, or whether Ole Miss looks best in powder blue. 

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The Siemens Curse Struck Hemphill


In Jackson, all roads lead back to Siemens and the Hemphill-M.A.C. feud is no exception.  An old lawsuit may explain why Hemphill Construction is going to such lengths to gets its money from  Marcus Wallace.  Hemphill sued M.A.C. after Marcus Wallace withdrew $4 million from a joint checking account without the required approval from Hemphill Construction.  Needless to say, Hemphill was none too pleased by the withdrawal and sued Regions. 

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Homicide on Breton Street

JPD issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Showdown in H-Burg

 Mark Baker and Andy Taggart squared off in a debate  sponsored by the Gulf Coast chapter of the Federalist Society.  State Treasurer Lynn Fitch did not appear.  The complete video and a list of questions asked in the debate are posted below.  The debate took place at William Carey University in Hattiesburg.

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"Look at Me"

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on spiritual showoffs in this 1990 sermon.   If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon. Enjoy one of his better sermons. 

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Bill Crawford: Foster Pushes Medicaid Reform

Successful DeSoto County small businessman Robert Foster is one of the more conservative members of the Mississippi Legislature, e.g. the American Conservative Union gave him a 95% "conservative" rating in 2018.

Serving his first term as a state representative, Foster decided not to seek re-election but put his name on the ballot for governor. He said his experience these four years is the reason.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

They Built It, Now Come See It

A classic returns to the theatre tomorrow and Tuesday....

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Fight of the Day

Live from New York City......

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Come to Mark Baker Fund-raiser Tuesday

The Mark Baker for Attorney General Campaign will host a fund-raiser Monday night:

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FOOD FIGHT: Siemens Edition

James Covington fired back at Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on Facebook Thursday after the city of Jackson called him a "sham" contractor in a lawsuit filed against Siemens: 

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Friday, June 14, 2019

DPS Issues Alert for LEO Threat

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Court Seizes M.A.C.'s Fees

M.A.C. Construction won't be getting paid for work on the North State Street project for quite some time. The Marcus Wallace company is a subcontractor for Neel Shaffer on the project.  However,   Madison County Circuit Judge Steve Ratcliff ordered Neel-Schaffer Tuesday to pay $39,713 Neel-Schaffer owed to M.A.C. instead to creditors Bankfirst and Hemphill Construction.

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Bigger Pie Forum: Out of Whack Salaries at DHA

Imagine a CEO that makes more than Mississippi’s Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer and Secretary of State combined.

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Is Too Sweet Dead?

Our favorite Sovereign Citizen, Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson, is at it again.  Check out what he filed against Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson this week. Read both pages. 

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Time to Apply for Special Needs Scholarships

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hood Sues to Stop T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Attorney General James T. Hood issued the following statement.

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Newspaper Reports on Alston Case

The Clarion-Ledger finally got around to covering the Sheldon Alston, Jr. case today.  Sarah Fowler somehow heard about the case and got around to reporting on it today.


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Jackson Will Prosecute Water Theft

Jackson Public Works Director Bob Miller issued the following statement yesterday.

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Police Chaplain's Son Arrested for Drug Dealing Again

Madison police arrested Sherman Jenkins at Bruce Campbell field for drug dealing.  Jenkins is the son of Bishop Thomas Jenkins.  Bishop Jenkins is the chaplain for JPD and the Hinds County Sheriff's Office.  Sherman Jenkins is being held without bond in the Madison County Detention Center. 

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Daycare Fraud Costs Over $75,000

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CHS Asks for Yazoo Flooding Relief

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement. 

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A Part of Jackson Dies......

A sign appeared on the front door of Beemon's Drugs yesterday:

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Jackson Sues Siemens & Minority "Sham" Contractors

Plagued by water billing disasters, facing financial catastrophe due to a failure to collect water service revenue while making bond payments of $7 million per year, the city of Jackson said enough is enough and sued Siemens for $225 million yesterday in Hinds County Circuit Court.  The city also sued several minority "businessmen" such as Marcus Wallace, James Covington, Tom Wallace, and Socrates Garrett for acting as "sham" contractors to manipulate the minority participation requirements. The complaint pulls no punches in opening:

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Tate: In God We Trust



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Sid Salter: 2019 Flood Worse than 1927?

In what would be his final studio album, the inimitable Mississippi blues legend B.B. King in 2008 covered the 1927 Bessie Smith classic “Backwater Blues” in a style that made the heartbreaking tune all his own: “I climbed up on the high lonely hill, Oh, I climbed up on the high ole lonely hill; And I looked down at the house; Baby, where I used to live.”

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Trump Nominates Mississippi Vet to 5th

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement. 

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Rankin Chase Ends at Airport

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement yesterday.

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UMMC Partners with Capital Ortho

UMMC issued the following press release.

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Baker Spells Out A.G. Platform

The Mark Baker for Attorney General Campaign issued the following statement.

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Sheldon Alston, Jr. Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Domestic Violence, Goes Home

- Alston will likely only serve 18 months in prison. 

Sheldon Alston, Jr. will go to prison for three years.  The young scion of the Alston family pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated domestic violence in Union County Court.  However, Circuit Judge Kelly Luther allowed Alston to remain free on bond and ordered him to report to the Lafayette County jail in two weeks to begin serving his short sentence.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Live from New Albany

If you are reading this post, it means I am sitting in the courthouse in Union County. 

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Crime Snows Under Snobiz

A poor Jackson woman just wants to sell snow cones.  She doesn't want a hand out or a "gummint check."  Nope. She just wants to sell snow cones to her community, you know, the capitalist way. Unfortunately, crime is keeping her from doing so.  WJTV reported this weekend:

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Palmer Finally Files

Darla Palmer finally filed her campaign finance report.  The Hinds County District Attorney candidate submitted the report on May 29 - 19 days after the May 10 deadline.  She reported contributions of $12,353.  Her two opponents are Jody Owens and Stanley Alexander.  There is another reporting deadline today.

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The Investment Kill Zone

Is the Investment Kill Zone real? A theory that the Big 3 tech companies, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, are killing innovation and start-ups as they become monopolistic.  Noah Smith opined in Bloomberg:

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Houston Homicide

JPD tweeted the following statement.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Idiots of the Day

Some local talent apparently wishes to compete for the Jackson Darwin of the Year Award.

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How a Good Man Messes Up

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Genesis 13: 1-13 in this 1990 sermon.  Something for the readers who couldn't make it to church this morning. 

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Bill Crawford: It's Not Socialism Unless We Say It Is Socialism

Antidisestablishmentarianism.

Yes, it really is a word. Back in the day we thought we were something because we could spell what we thought to be the longest word in the dictionary. Didn’t really know what it meant, but we had the spelling down.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Man Killed on Clinton Blvd.

Update: JPD arrested Jonathan Hawkins and charged him with vehicular homicide and felony leaving the scene  of an accident.


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D + 2: Liberation

The Allies liberated the first French city the day after the Normandy invasion.  Take a step back in time to the pages of the Clarion-Ledger to see the world of our grandparents the week of D-Day.  Posted below are several pages of the June 8, 1944 edition.  Read about one Mississippi who won a Purple Heart and another who graduated top of the class at West Point.  Check out the patriotic-flavored ads. One ad gives an idea of the shortages faced by American consumers.  Oddly enough, the State Democratic Party held a mighty contentious convention.  More news about the fighting in Europe was reported as well.  Enjoy.

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Homicide on Tifton

JPD issued the following statement.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Governor Requests Disaster Relief for Coast

Governor Phil Bryant asked the federal government to issue a federal fisheries disaster declaration for Mississippi. The Governor argued the second opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway will wipe out the harvest of oysters, shrimp, and crabs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The letter is posted below.

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McDowell Murder

JPD tweeted the following statements.

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Is a Black Golfer Good Enough for Mississippi Even When He is a Champ?

The first black golfer to win a PGA Tour event is apparently not good enough for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.  There are 15 white golfers in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.*  The list includes a wearer of the Green Jacket and a woman who won the LPGA twice.   However, it also includes golfers who only achieved success in Mississippi amateur tournaments or were recognized for PGA leadership.



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Gas Station Robber Gets 20 Years

Rankin-Madison District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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Flashback Friday: D+1

The Normandy invasion continued 75 years ago today.  The soldiers who survived the bloody assault on the beaches pressed forward.  Posted below are several pages from the June 7, 1944 edition of the Clarion-Ledger.  They give you an idea of what our grandparents saw as they woke up on that summer morning. 


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jackson Warns of Water Scam

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Pet Store Opens at The District

The District at Eastover issued the following statement. 

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Commissioner's Father Killed (Updated)

The father of Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson was killed by a Simpson County deputy today.  Sources said Harry Gipson discharged a firearm in the presence of the deputies. The Commissioner issued a statement:

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Strip of the Day

Down the street from the bus hub at the old Coca-Cola plant on Highway 80:

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75 Years

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

River Rising

The Mississippi River continues to rise.  The Baton Rouge Police Department posted these pictures on Facebook June 1 and May 30. See how close the river is to the top of the levee.

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Stay Out of Belhaven Creek

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued the following statement.

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JMAA Issues RFQ for Boarding Bridge Project

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following request for qualifications.

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State Auditor: Pascagoula Misused Bond Money

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Zebulum James Competent to Stand Trial

Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson ruled yesterday that Zebulum James is mentally competent to stand trial for the 2015 murder of Suzanne Hogan of New York.  She set his trial for the November term.  James (allegedly) went on a shooting rampage on November 19, 2015.  He stands accused of killing another woman in the parking lot of Logan's Roadhouse on East County Line Road. 

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Just a Couple of Boyz....

Just some local boys showing some respect for the law....

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Sid Salter: New Jersey Congressman Calls Mississippi a "Moocher State"

A Democratic New Jersey congressman recently vented his contempt for so-called ‘moocher states’ like Mississippi that receive more money from the federal government than they send back to Washington in the form of taxes.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

DeNiro Would be Proud!

Just a couple of panhandlers having a Gentleman's disagreement over compensation, territory, and shifts by the Target on East County Line Road.

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Clinton Arrests Suspected Burglar, Public Defender Squawks

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Sugar-Busted?

Too Sweet barely avoided going back to jail today.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson ordered Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson, Jr. to make himself available for a mental evaluation on July 8.  Henderson skipped a similar appointment last week.  Judge Peterson held a show cause hearing today.  Henderson interrupted Judge Peterson several times with nonsensical questions as he did his best to imitate Vinny Gambini  in the dimly lit courtroom.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Henderson in 2016 for bribery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The short video of the hearing is posted below.

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Reading-Gate Scores Rise on Retest

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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25 Years for 2 Shootings

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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D.A. Drops Indictments Against State Auditor Employees

Two State Auditor employees can now live without the cloud of indictments hanging over their heads.  Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith withdrew the indictments against Dave Huggins and Karei  McDonald in December.  Mr. Smith obtained a grand jury indictment against them in March 2016 for allegedly trying to obstruct the investigation of former Downtown Jackson Partners President Ben Allen.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Taggart Challenges Fitch

The Andy Taggart for Attorney General Campaign issued the following statement.

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Coahoma Crooks Caught

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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"Blood All Over Her Face, Neck, and Arms"

Blood on the furniture, blood on the face, a threat to kill her  @#*$(#)(* dog, all were described in the police report for the arrest of State Representative Doug McLeod.  George County deputies arrested him for misdemeanor domestic violence on May 18.  The Sun-Herald obtained police reports that provide more details about what took place that bloody night.  The Biloxi newspaper reported:

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Hackers Knock Out Baltimore Government

Hackers managed to shut down the city of Baltimore since early May.  Shut down means shut down - no email service, water payment collections, or other critical functions of city government.  The city didn't download a 2017 Microsoft patch and is now paying the price for such negligence.  The New York Times reported on May 22:

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Will Too Sweet Go Back to Jail?

Life keeps going sour for Too Sweet.  Our favorite thug will be back in front of Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson tomorrow to explain why the good judge should not throw him in jail.  Judge Peterson ordered the hearing after Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson failed to appear for a mental evaluation.

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Sonny Guy Golf Course Renamed for Pete Brown

The city of Jackson renamed the municipal golf course for Pete Brown at a ceremony Friday.  The Jackson native began his golfing career as a caddie at the municipal golf course and became the first black golfer to win a PGA  tournament.  He had 356 PGA starts.  The Jackson City Council voted unanimously to change the name of the golf course.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Coming to America

Are Mississippi's oyster farms facing a new threat?  Mike and Isabel Osinki are an oyster-farming couple in New York who recently sounded the alarm on the pages of the Wall Street Journal editorial page:

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JPD Looking for Murder Suspect

JPD issued the following statement and video.

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Being a Good Neighbor

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Luke 10:25 in this 1990 sermon. Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Debate Strategy Puts Lid on Issues

Important issues in the Republican primary for governor are getting short shrift.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Classic Returns

Malco and Tinseltown are showing Saving Private Ryan tomorrow and Wednesday.  Showtimes are:




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Woman Killed in Front of Child

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Funeral Info for Senator Cochran

Posted below are the funeral arrangements for the late Senator Thad Cochran.

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James Tulp: We Have a Tolerance Problem

Last August, a 38-year-old illegal alien named Valentin Ariosto Alfonso-Arguello raped a 12-year-old girl outside her home in Gluckstadt. She first encountered him while dining with her family at Cazadores in Ridgeland- Arguello's former employer.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Officer Dragged by Shoplifter

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement and mugshots.

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SEC OK's OH at Games

Booze is legally coming to SEC football.  The SEC issued the following statement:

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Taggart Ask AG to Sue Corps over Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening

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Andy Taggart, Republican candidate for Attorney General, has called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Louisiana immediately to reverse their decision, and to include the State of Mississippi in all decision-making, in the wake of the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway for the second time this year. “The consequences of that decision are devastating to the ecology and economy of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the huge infusion of freshwater and sediment have created an imbalance in salinity that is affecting oyster
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Flashback Friday: Jubilee Jam

Today's edition of Flashback Friday presents Jubilee Jam.  

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Temple Killer Gets New Sentencing Hearing

The Mississippi Supreme Court vacated the sentence for Capital Murder convict Gerome Moore and ruled the trial court hold a new sentencing hearing.  Moore was the driver for the killer of Carolyn Temple.  Moore's friend shot her during a robbery on Euclid in January 2015.  Moore confessed to his role in the slaying.  Moore was 17 years-old at the time of the murder.  The Court ordered the jury to decide whether to sentence him to a life sentence with or without parole.  

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Hollins' Family Speaks Out

The family of deceased JPD officer James Hollins is defending him.  JPD suspended him Sunday after receiving a complaint he had sex with a 15 year-old girl.  The attorney for the girl's family, Lisa Ross, accused him of having numerous sexual encounters with her over a period of six months.  Officer Hollins killed himself  Monday afternoon, a few hours after Ms. Ross made the accusations at a press conference. Hollins' step-mother, Dawn Davis posted this statement on her public Facebook page:

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Too Funny

A Sovereign Citizen Appears in Court asserting he is a settler, not a person.  What could possibly go wrong? See how the judge handles the defendant. The settler, the individual, the agent who is not the person....

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SEC Sues UPS in Lamar Adams Case

SEC Receiver Allyson Mills sued the UPS Store in Madison and several UPS employees in U.S. District Court this week for notarizing phony deeds in the Lamar Adams timber fraud scheme. The defendants are Herring Ventures, LLC, Austin Elsen, Tammie Elsen, Courtney Herring, Diane Lofton, and Chandler Westover.




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Canton Tax Increase?

Uh-oh.  It appears the Canton Public School District is considering a tax increase:

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Public Notice of RFP for Hawkins Field Project

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following request for proposals.

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Thad Cochran Passes Away

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement.

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16 Year-Old Girl Killed in Drive-By

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Baker Condemns Hood for Skipping Fetal Heartbeat Hearing

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mumford Says His Office Will Investigate Statutory Rape Case

At a press conference, Hinds County Prosecuting Attorney Gerald Mumford said no one notified his office a minor was sexually assaulted by a JPD officer even though the law requires such reporting.  JPD officer James Hollins committed suicide Monday on I-22- after a woman accused him of having sex with her fifteen-year-old daughter.

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McLeods Issue Statement on Arrest

State Representative Doug McLeod and his wife, Michele, issued statements concerning the Representative's recent arrest for misdemeanor domestic violence.  The George County Times reported yesterday:

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Thank You, Louisiana

The Louisiana Legislature remains the best friend of Mississippi Casinos.  The Cajun Solons just approved a thirty-year extension for Harrah's casino monopoly in New Orleans.  The Morning Advocate reported:

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Priester Speaks!

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. had a few things to say about the Hollins scandal at JPD on his Facebook page yesterday:

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Sid Salter: New Washington Law Thinking Outside the Box... or Urn

Our pop culture in this country has made mincemeat out of the phrase “thinking outside the box” and rendered the phrase trite and meaningless. That is, until lawmakers in the State of Washington recently enacted legislation that reflected thinking that is literally “outside the box” or at the very least the coffin or the urn.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Mayor Defends JPD. Attorney: "They are Lying"

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba strongly defended his police department's handling of the suicide of JPD officer James Hollins, at a press conference this afternoon.  Hollins committed suicide yesterday after a woman accused him of having sex with her fifteen-year-old daughter.  JPD suspended him Sunday.  However, the mother's attorney, Lisa Ross, accused the administration of lying and dragging its feet in responding to the mother's complaint. 


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Students Can Get License on Saturdays

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following press release.

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DA Candidate: "I Don't Think There Are Bad People."

A Jackson Advocate interview provided a glimpse into how a Hinds County District Attorney candidate thinks about prosecuting crime.  Crime victims received little mention from him although he waxed eloquently about how he will help criminals.  He took to task prosecutors who think their job is to only convict suspects.  He unwittingly revealed a lack of knowledge of criminal procedure. Mr. Owens said little about moving crowded criminal dockets. Don't take JJ's word for it, read for yourself. 

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Mayor Defends Chief

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba stood up for his police chief last night.  The Mayor went to WLBT studios last night and discussed the suicide of James Hollins and rape of a 15 year-old girl with Howard Ballou and Melissa Faith Payne.   He said Police Chief James Davis acted swiftly and appropriately in handling the investigation of Hollins. The video is posted below.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

JPD Suspends Officer

JPD announced at a 1:15 PM press conference that an officer accused of sexually assaulting a minor has been placed on administrative leave.   At a press conference this morning, attorney Lisa Ross accused (now-deceased) officer James Hollins of repeatedly having sex with a 15 year-old girl for six months.  Ms. Ross represents the victim's family.

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Suicide!

Update:(4:15 PM): The officer is James Hollins.  JJ also learned that JPD told five units to go to "car to car" radio channels when responding to the suicide on I-220. 





Update (2:45 PM): Officer used a duty weapon.  It is not yet known if it belonged to him or another officer.  

The police officer subject of the earlier post committed suicide on I-220.   A screenshot taken of the MDOT traffic cam for Industrial Drive at I-220 shows the interstate completely blocked in both directions.

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JPD Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen

"You wouldn't find anything worse on Pornhub," said attorney Lisa Ross.  The Jackson attorney accused a JPD officer of "repeatedly "sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl for six months and videotaping the encounters in his police cruiser.  Ms. Ross represents the family. She did not disclose the name of the family or officer.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Draw That Was a Win

The Battle of the Coral Sea.  Commonly referred to as a draw between America and Japan, it made the American victory at Midway possible a few days later.  JJ posted a video a few weeks ago that explained the Battle of Midway from the Japanese side in was well-received  by the readers.  The same produced posted on Youtube a similar video of the precursor battle to Midway.  As stated earlier, the video is better than what one sees on the History Channel.  Enjoy.

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Hospital Assn. Wants to Pay Part of Medicaid Expansion Costs

The Mississippi Hospital Association issued the following press release:

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Didn't make it to church this morning?  Enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson).  He preached on the power of faith in this 1990 sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Rural Miss. Drifting into Distress

“What was once a country of disparate places that converged towards prosperity is now a country of places drifting further apart,” reports the bipartisan Economic Innovation Group (EIG). Rural areas are the most impacted.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Stupid Crook of the Day

Federal agents arrested Geourvon Sears for trying to extort $1.5 million from his cousin, Kansas City Chief's star safety Tyrann Mathieu. The federal complaint states:

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JPS Employee Arrested for Sexual Battery of Student

It appears a JPS employee is in jail for "exploitation of a minor" and "sexual battery":

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Caught!

The Barbecue Bandits are in custody.    WLBT posted their mugs online:

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Owens Leads D.A. Fundraising

Jody Owens is winning the war for dollars in the Hinds County District Attorney race.  Mr. Owens reported raising over $40,170.  Stanley Alexander raised $6,792.  Meanwhile, political newcomer Darla Palmer did not file a report.  The reports are posted below.

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Sheriff Finally Files Campaign Finance Report

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason finally filed his campaign finance report, sort of.  The report was filed two weeks after the May 10 deadline.   The "report" is posted below. 

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Malone Gets 41 Months for Epps Kickbacks

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday Night at the Fights

Nothing like a beatdown in New Orleans when the Block is Hot.

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Taxman Goeth..... to Jail

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Flowood Gets 'im

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement.

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Lumumba Endorses Vance

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba endorsed former JPD Chief Lee Vance for Hinds County Sheriff at a press conference today but the endorsement was not an endorsement.  Mr. Lumumba said he was not endorsing Mr. Vance in his capacity as Mayor of Jackson but rather as a private citizen.

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The Speaker Speaks on McLeod

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn issued the following statement: 

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Flashback Friday: Memorial Day Edition

We remember those who fought for our freedom this weekend.  Today's edition of Flashback Friday tells the story of Lieutenant Walter Johnson, Jr.  The son of the Jackson Daily News Publisher was shot down over Europe and held prisoner by the Germans for 13 months. 

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$500 Reward!

Update (5:25 PM): Police arrested Robert Sydney Torrence. 

Little Willie's is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of some thieves.  The famed barbecue restaurant posted this message and several photos on Facebook yesterday:

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dracarys to Season 8

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is finally over, much to the dismay of many and the relief of others.  The Iron Throne is no more replaced by..... the Golden Path?

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Carl Nicholson Gets 5 Years

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Timing is Everything

The Natchez Trace Village Board of Directors for the Property Owners Association bragged the Mississippi Supreme Court would give control of Culley Lake to the Board in a letter sent to members on May 14.  There is just one problem - the Court ruled against the Board two days later  and gave control of the lake to the Culley family.

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Free Trauma Training Class Tonight

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Taggart & Primos Discuss 2nd Amendment




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#42 & #43

Update (8:40 AM):  JPD tweeted " is investigating a shooting that occurred just after 3:30am on Beach St. near Johnson Ct. A male was found inside a vehicle suffering from injury and is deceased. Currently there is no motive or suspects."   #44. 


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

City Rejects Settlement in Fortner Lawsuit

Hours passed by as the calls poured in yet the city of Jackson took no action to protect the public from a broken manhole cover that would later kill Franny Fortner.  Court records provide a more complete picture of what took place the morning of May 17, 2018 before the Jackson Academy senior struck the open manhole on Ridgewood Road  and fatally flipped her Mazda convertible. 



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75% of 3rd-Graders Meet New Reading Standards

MDE issued the following press release: 

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Tate Visits Tupelo



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Sheriff Doesn't File Campaign Finance Report

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason still has not submitted a campaign finance report for the May 10 deadline.  Former JPD Chief Lee Vance and former Hinds County Deputy Richard Spooner raised the most money of the six reporting candidates.  Who raised what? See for yourself.

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Sid Salter: Embattled State Hospitals Seek Medicaid Safety Net

As noted more often than this writer cares to remember, the fact is that public health care for Mississippi’s poor, working poor, uninsured or underinsured is in the poorest state in the union an expense that will ultimately be borne by the taxpayers.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Disgusting!

Mississippi women suffered more domestic violence from the powerful and the privileged this week.  George County deputies arrested a State Representative for beating his wife. The Biloxi Sun-Herald reported:

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Commish: You Really Can Stop Fires

Insurance Commish Miguel Chaney issued the following statement: 

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Jay Hughes: The Prison Powder Keg

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Clinic Suspended for Alleged Medicaid Fraud


The Division of Medicaid suspended payments to NSCH Rural Health Clinic-Sunflower a little over a year ago.  NSCH pitched an appeal to Hinds County Chancery Court but struck out with Chancellor Dewayne Thomas.

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Livingston Road Bridge Closed for a Year

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Is Too Sweet Too Nuts?

Our favorite thug, Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson is at it again.  Once upon a time he played a drug dealin' hit man, next was a political operative, then he became a Reverend and radio talk show host.  Unfortunately, he got busted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and trying to bribe a public official.  However, he discovered a new role to play: Sovereign Citizen. However, the role landed him in the same predicament suffered by most Sovereign Citizens: In trouble with the law.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson threw him in jail last week after he acted a fool in her courtroom.

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Russian Cyberthieves Hit Gulfport Casino

The Justice Department issued the following press release last week:

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Rankin Rumble Tomorrow Night

August 6, 2019 barrels down upon us and Rankin County is no exception.  The Rankin County Republican Women are hosting a "Meet the Candidates Event" tomorrow night.  JJ will post similar notices about candidate forums if submitted.  Send to Kingfish1935@gmail.com.  More information for tomorrow night's even is posted below.

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Jail Bound & Down

Shirtless? Yes.  Barefoot? Yes.  Harmless? Well..... maybe not.  Some Florida troopers got a little careless with a suspect who saw Smokey and the Bandit one too many times....

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MDEQ: Stay Away from the Pearl River

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued the following warning last week: 

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Matchbook Monday

Welcome to another edition of Matchbook Monday.  The matchbook posts are now far and few in between as the supply of such history is rather limited.  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.  Can't believe no one has a Sam's Westside matchbook.  A shame Swenson's didn't have one - or did it? Enjoy the ones posted below. 

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Pearl Man Arrested for Child Porn

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Court Approves Continency Fee Arrangement for Lamar Adams Receiver.

The Receiver in the Lamar Adams case will get to eat some of what she kills.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves approved reimbursing SEC-appointed Receiver Alysson Mills on a contingency-fee basis. The new fee arrangement will apply to most of her recovery lawsuits in the Lamar Adams case.  

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Rob Jay Nearly Gets It

Some thugs shot at WAPT Sports Anchor Tuesday.  Mr. Jay posted these pictures and message on Twitter:

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Grenada Coroner Indicted

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Riverside Drive Reconstruction Delayed

The reconstruction of Riverside Drive might as well be mired in Yazoo clay.   Pretty plans and sketches have been rendered yet no work has taken place on the road itself.  The Northside Sun reported:

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Sunday Morning Sermon

There's no place like home, said the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1989 sermon.  If you are stuck at home and can't make it to church, enjoy today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: The Doofuses Among Us

Two years after I first wrote about it, “doofus” remains an intriguing and timely word. The Oxford Living Dictionary says it likely originated in North America in the 1960s and suggests it is either an alteration of the word "goofus" or from the Scottish word "doof" meaning dolt. The Online Etymology Dictionary says it is "probably related to doo-doo and goofus."

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Guild Giveth, the Guild Taketh

The old adage that one shouldn't see how sausage and bills are made applies to economic development as well.  The Wall Street Journal provided a window in how states are at the mercy of a "Guild" of economic development consultants in a story published today:

Governors often find themselves at the Guild's mercy.  Credit: Critical Mass Blog.

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Idiots of the Day

Today's version of "Hey y'all, watch this" up at Grenada Lake is posted below. 

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday Night at the Fights

What happens when two really bad dudes meet in the ring?  The War.   More than a few people today have not seen one of the best fights in boxing history.  Throw the rules and the refs out the window as these two guys just wanted to kill each other.

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WLBT: $230,000 Paid to Settle Sheriff's Sexual Harrassment Lawsuits

WLBT tussled back and forth with the Hinds County Sheriff over two settlement agreements for sexual harrassment lawsuits but won in the end.  WLBT reported:

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Pearl Busts Carjackers

The Pearl Police Department posted the following statement on Facebook:

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

#40

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Culleys Win Battle of Culley Lake

The Culley family can enjoy their lake without the interference of the Natchez Trace Village Homeowners Association.  The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed today a Chancery Court decision that gave control of the lake to the family who actually owns the lake.


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PERS Commission Met in 2011. How Has PERS Done?

There was much gnashing of teeth when Governor Barbour created a commission to study PERS in 2011. The commission did what commissions do.  It met, studied, and made recommendations.  Ashes were smeared and sackcloths were rent as opponents shrieked at the mere thought of studying PERS. State Senator Hob Bryan suggested waiting at least five years to study PERS.  Well, Senator, it's been eight years.  Time to take a look.

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Man Kills Girlfriend in Belhaven

JPD issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Recap: Burn, Baby, Burn!

Missed Sunday night's episode of GOT? No problem.  Watch the little recap posted below. It's told in a rather interesting manner.  Clarence would be proud.

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EXPUNGED!!!

The District Attorney's attempt to frame Ben Allen wound up in the trash  as  Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd expunged Mr. Allen's record today.  The order is posted below.  Godspeed to Mr. Allen. 

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Danny's Stripped

A jury awarded $3.3 million to six black strippers yesterday after it determined Danny's Cabaret/Restaurant/Of Jackson discriminated against them because of their race.  A docket entry in the federal court file states:
 

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The Deep State of Hinds County

There is apparently a Deep State in Hinds County.  Who knew?  A woman attempted to enlist the aid of the Governor in fighting the Hinds County Deep State but to no avail.  The Deep State is very powerful indeed as it stretches through the courts, Mississippi College, the District Attorney, JPD, and yea, even into Warren County.  The letter posted below shows the nature of the Hinds County Deep State as it is made up of black, white, Republican, Democrat, the washed, the unwashed, and who knows who else.  The letter was sent to numerous public officials.

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More Pearl Restaurants Can Serve Alcohol

The city of Pearl issued the following statement.

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Race for College Scholarship


Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi are excited to host another MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings) scholarship opportunity for Mississippi students.  The Race to College contest will be held during the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State Baseball Championships at Trustmark Park on May 16-17, 2019.

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Sid Salter: Wood Pellets Plant Creates New Markets for State's Timber

How big an impact does forestry make on Mississippi’s economy? For the last six years, the Mississippi State University Extension Service says that forestry contributed more than a billion dollars annually with an estimated value of $1.2 billion in 2018 alone.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Heeeere's Johnny!

Will Norm get this wine for next year's Sante South Festival?

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Trooper Arrested in Flora

A Mississippi trooper was arrested for domestic violence (misdemeanor) last week.  Madison County Detention Center booking records state Flora police arrested Dontai Jackson for simple domestic violence on May 12.  He posted bond and is not in custody.  A DPS representative said he is on leave pending the results of an investigation.  The booking information is posted below. 

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State Auditor Issues Demand on Lincoln Supes

State Auditor Shadrick Meshack Abednego White issued the following statement.

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More Coverage on JMAA Paris Trip

Justin Vicory picked up the ball from last week's JJ post about the JMAA Commissioners going to Paris next month and ran with it for some more yards on the Clarion-Ledger website today:


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Vicksburg Man Gets Prison for Child Porn

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Carlos the Clown Censured

Carlos the Clown was sanctioned yet again.  The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the Tennessee Bar's public censure of Grenada attorney Carlos Moore.  The Bar didn't take too kindly to Mr. Moore's placing of a lien on a client after she rejected a settlement offer.  The order states:

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Herrrrrre's Johnny

 Great stuff from Johnny Carson and one of the best baseball players to ever play the game. Enjoy.

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Commissioner Andy Gipson: Outside Interests Mobilizing Against Mississippi's Working Forests

Should out-of-state interests decide what’s best for a rural Mississippi town of about 3,000 people, or should the local community decide?

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#38

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Medicare Tries to Help Rural Hospitals

The federal government is throwing a lifeline to rural hospitals. CMS announced on April 23:

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Jay Hughes Has Been Everywhere



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Malone Tries to Postpone Sentencing Again

Teresa Malone  is trying to use her lawyer's daughter's graduation as an excuse to postpone her sentencing scheduled for May 24. Malone pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of attempt & conspiracy and one count of bribery of a public official on October 4, 2017.  The public official was former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps.  Her sentencing was delayed last year due to medical problems and a lung transplant.


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Homicide on Utah Street

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Showing the Money


Friday was the deadline for periodic campaign finance reports.  Such reports give an indication of how the races are going absent polling.  Simply put, Tate and Dilbert have the big war chests while the AG race is a horse race.  Look up reports at the SOS website.  Major races posted below.  Read 'em and weep.

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Mother's Day Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard honored mothers in this 2001 - yes, we are up to 2001 - Mother's Day Sermon.  Enjoy and Happy Mother's Day.

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Bill Crawford: Senior Needs for Affordable Housing Grows

So, my conservative friends, what is the ideological difference between a tax subsidy for the wealthy and a financial subsidy for the poor?

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Target: Tokyo

 The first B-29 raid on Tokyo was a round trip of 3,000 miles - unprecedented in aviation history at the time. The video posted below is a film of the raid produced by the War Department.  Listen closely and you might recognize the voice.  Enjoy.

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"People of Mississippi Deceived from the Beginning"

The Kemper fiasco continues to unravel.  The Clarion-Ledger reported yesterday a construction manager came clean about the failed clean-power plant:

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Jim Fowler Goes to the Great Safari in the Sky.

A part of our collective childhoods died this week when Jim Fowler passed away at the age of 89.  Many a weekend afternoon was Jim wrassle cape buffaloes while Marlin Perkins sipped martinis in a tent on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.  Some of Jim's exploits are posted below.  Enjoy.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

SOLD!

Residents of the Country Club of Jackson are going to get some new neighbors.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves approved the sale of the Lamar Adams Home on 134 St. Andrews Drive in Jackson.  The purchase price is $540,000. 

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JMAA Issues RFP for Service Road Project

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following request for proposals.

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Supremes to Carlos the Clown: Shut Up & Pay Up.

Justice moved one step closer to being served upon Grenada attorney Carlos Moore.  The Supreme Court denied certiorari for Moore's appeal of sanctions levied against him by a federal judge.  U.S. District Judge David Sanders sanctioned Mr. Moore after he failed to respond to discovery requests in a wrongful death lawsuit. Mr. Moore sued the city of Tupelo on behalf of the family of  Antwun Shumpert after he was shot to death by a Tupelo police officer.   Judge Sanders sanctioned him for $3,000.  Moore struck out for himself and his client at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Supreme Court ruling allows the judgement against his client and the sanctions against the grandstanding attorney to stand.

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Race to College


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Man Shoots at Woman as She Flees

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Board Suspended Drug-Dealing Doc for 6 Months

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure suspended the license of prominent Jackson psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Summers last year.  An investigation determined Dr. Summers was writing illegal prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances.  Dr. Summers agreed to a consent order that suspended his license for one year.  However, the suspension was shortened to six months if the doctor met certain conditions.  His license was reinstated after six months although the Board permanently banned him from writing prescriptions for controlled substances. The suspension began on September 20, 2018. He now lives in Meridian.

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Jackson Declares State of Emergency

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following declaration of a state of emergency.

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When the Levee Breaks

What happens when a Mississippi River levee breaks?

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Bus in the Hole!

Sinkhole/pothole/just a hole claims another victim:

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Candy Man Can't in Rankin

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Return of the Clown

Carlos the Clown is at it again.  Sarah Fowler hit the daily double today as she busted not one but two damn good stories in the newspaper today.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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JMAA Issues RFP for Landscaping Contract

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the request for proposals that is posted below.

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Alabama Baby Catches Measles

An Alabama infant contracted Measles. WTVM13 reported:

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Sid Salter: Shipyard's Future Vital to State

Only Walmart/Sam’s employs more people in Mississippi than does Ingalls Shipyards at about 12,500 employees. But Ingalls and other shipbuilders pay significantly better than Walmart.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Creative Destruction?

Guess who is snapping up closed shopping malls?

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MDWFP Raises Range Fees

Practicing the Second Amendment costs more in Mississippi after the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks abolishes the annual permits and tripled the daily fees on all public shooting ranges in April. 

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It's Superintendent Seals

The Madison County School District issued the following statement.



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$15 x 0 hours = _____

Saw these doohickeys at the McDonald's in Winona Saturday:

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Hell Yes!!!

Once every lifetime, a day comes along when the planets align perfectly and the U.S. Army actually does something right.  Today is one of those days.   The New York Times reported:

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Millsaps Minors?

Millsaps President Dr. Rob Pearigen sent the following email to faculty and students announcing cuts in several programs.

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Rankin Teen Drowns

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Back the Brain Tonight


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JMAA Va a Paris (JMAA Goes to Paris)

Note: English translation posted below.

Le Jackson Municipal Aeroport Authority Conseil des Commissaires a voté pour envoyer les cinq commissaires au spectacle aérien international à Paris le mois prochain. La résolution approuvée à la réunion du conseil du 25 Mars indique:

Credit for artistic inspiration: Marshall Ramsey

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

GOT Pre-Game

The Battle of Winterfell is over, now the war for the Iron Throne truly begins.  The Army of the Dead is no more but unfortunately for Dany, her army is almost no more as well.  The longest battle in cinematic history was brilliantly produced but backstabbed once again by numerous plot holes and dead ends as D&D returned to juvenile script-writing that plagues Hollywood today.  Alt Shift X crucified the writers in this video. 

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Shooting on Briarwood

JPD tweeted the following statement.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Never say the late Dr. Frank Pollard shrinked before a challenge.  Dr.  Pollard discussed splits in the Southern Baptist Convention as well as what he thought should be the primary focus of his denomination. It is one of his best sermons. Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Mississippi Population Trends Make Healthcare Big

Reckon conservatives will listen when two conservative, pro-capitalism columnists say healthcare is a big issue in Mississippi?

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Nagumo's Dilemma

Midway.  Just the word symbolizes winning against all odds.  The Japs ran all over the Pacific and Southeast Asia until that fateful day on June 4, 1942.  So many miracles took place: the cracking of the code, the repair of the Yorktown, and catching the Nippon aircraft carriers while in the middle of aircraft recovery and rearming operations.   An eye-catching video attempts to show the battle from the Japanese perspective and delves into Nagumo's dilemma. To say it's better than the History Channel crap is putting it mildly.  Pour a drink and enjoy.

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