Saturday, March 23, 2019

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What could possibly go wrong with some of my favorite things?

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Friday, March 22, 2019

TIM-BERRR! Receiver Sues Stewart Patridge, Mom, & Bankplus in Timber Fraud Case

-Receiver sues Stewart Patridge and friends for commissions in Lamar Adams case
-Bankplus suspected "money-laundering", reported to Feds in 2015.
-Receiver sues Bankplus for Alleged RICO Violations 
-Bankplus says it complied with law.

Lamar Adams played the Ole Miss network like a fiddle as he used an Ole Miss football star to further his timber investment fraud scheme.   Receiver Alysson Mills sued former Ole Miss quarterback Stewart Patridge, his mother  Gee Gee Patridge, Jason Cowgill, Martin Murphree, Mutual of Omaha, and Bankplus  in U.S. District Court yesterday in an effort to recover funds for victims of Lamar Adams timber fraud scheme. 

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Porter Bingham Indicted

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Shad White: Mississippi's Corruption Problem and What We Can Do About it.

“Is Mississippi the most corrupt state in the country?”

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Cashing the Checks Until He Couldn't

Life is always about timing and the Lamar Adams case is no exception.  One poor victim bought $100,000 of phony timber investments from William McHenry and Lamar Adams literally hours before the SEC froze all of Adams' assets.

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St. Paddy's Day Parade Route Announced

The city of Jackson issued the following statement and map.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fire! Fire! Fire!

Watch Pearl River Valley Water Supply District personnel attempt to burn out Sylvinia vegetation from Pelahatchie Bay, courtesy of WLBT.

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#21

JPD issued the following statement.

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Go Over the Edge!

The Friends of Children's Hospital issued the following press release.

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Baker Boyz Found in Contempt

- Receiver settles with Lamar Adams' children. 

A federal judge found the Baker Boyz in civil contempt of court in the SEC's lawsuit against Lamar Adams.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled on March 13 that Jon Seawright and Brent Alexander interfered with Receiver Alysson Mills' efforts to recover funds for victims of Lamar Adams' Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Seawright is partner at Baker Donelson while Mr. Alexander is a lobbyist for the firm.  The Court will determine the penalties for Mr. Seawright and Mr. Alexander at a later date.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Stokes Unplugged

Kenneth Stokes and his sidekick, the Reverend P.J. Williams, were in rare form last Sunday morning on their weekly radio show.

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Girlfriend Shoots Boyfriend

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Sanders Speaks!!!

"They want to take us back to slavery" and other gems were uttered by Jackson community activist Enoch Sanders last night at the meeting of the Jackson City Council.  His public comments were definitely for the books.  Watch for yourself.

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UMMC Partners w/ Firstnet for Rural Healthcare

UMMC issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Wicker's VOte Was the Right One

The social media hysteria, threats of political retribution, and withering criticism of Mississippi senior U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s vote in favor of a resolution of disapproval for President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 national emergency declaration aside, Wicker’s vote was the right one.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill Goef to Governor

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reevef iffued the following ftatement. 

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Seafood R'evolution Closing

CAET posted the following press release.

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Diocese Publishes Lists of Priests "Credibly Accused" of Sexual Abuse.

The Catholic Diocese of Jackson provided a list of priests "credibly accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese.  The Diocese stated on its website:

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Court Upholds Firing of Trooper

A trooper failed to get his job back at the Mississippi Highway Patrol last week. Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson threw out an Mississippi State Personnel Board order to reinstate James Richards after MHP appealed the decision to Hinds County Court.

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Ridgeland Seeks Credit Card Thieves

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement and video.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, Part IV

Judgement Day for the Ole Miss football program and the 2017 Egg Bowl are covered in the final episode of Foul Play: Pain in Mississippi.  SB Nation reporter Steven Godfrey covered the Ole Miss football scandal in  a four-part Youtube series. The SB Nation production was ignored by the Mississippi media when it was released in August 2018.  No surprise at such a snub as the the "legitimate media" broke hardly any news in the scandal and was more than content to leave the heavy lifting to the national media.  Posted below is the "Feel Around Edition."

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Jackson Gets Pre-K Grant

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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15 Year Old Accused of Carjacking

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Dog Pack Mauls Child

A small child was nearly killed by a pack of dogs in Montgomery County Friday.  The Winona Times reported:

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It's Match Day!

The Ides of March came for graduating Mississippi medical school students Friday as they found out which residency programs accepted them. 

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Awwwwwww.........

Soldier comes home from Afghanistan and surprises son at local school.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Baker Donelson Swings Ax Again at SEC

Baker Donelson reiterated its request that U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves dismiss the SEC's complaint against the white-shoe law firm in the Lamar Adams case.   The SEC is trying to claw back illegal profits earned by Lamar Adams and several promoters of a $164 million Ponzi scheme based on phony timber investments.   Receiver Alysson Mills represents the SEC.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

"Have you had a conversation with Satan lately?" opened the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1990 sermon.  Dr. Pollard went on to talk about dealing with the media.  Still true today.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy the Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Does Pro-Life Mississippi Let People Die or Help Them Live?

Is Mississippi only pro-life when it's easy? Or are we pro-life when it's hard too?

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

When Wrasslin' Was Entertaining

Nothing like ole wrasslin' promos on a Saturday.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Closed!

The Waffle House on McDowell Road said enough is enough and shut it all down.


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The Wars of the Smiles

Who can place a patient under general anesthesia in a dentist's office? Should such services even take place in a dental office?  A quiet war has been raging over these very questions at the Mississippi Board of Dental Examiners for nearly a year.

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Watson Quality Ford Gets Fisher

Watson Quality Ford won a $80,870 judgement against  Renna Fisher.  Watson sued after Fisher stole two vehicles from the dealership.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, Part 3

 The tempting of a young Leo Lewis, the fall of Hugh Freeze, and the wisdom of James Carville are covered in Episode 3 of Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi.   Reporter Steven Godfrey attempted to cover the Ole Miss football scandal in this  a four-part Youtube series. The SB Nation production was ignored by the Mississippi media when it was released in August 2018.  No surprise at such a snub as the the "legitimate media" broke hardly any news in the scandal and was more than content to leave the heavy lifting to the national media.  Posted below is the "Feel Around Edition" of Episode 3.  Enjoy.  

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Brookhaven: No Pot in the Lot

The Brookhaven Police Department posted the following statement on Facebook:

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Condolences

Our condolences go to Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham and his family.  His brother Charles passed away unexpectedly today.  

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Old Times There Are Not Forgotten

It's been a while since something such as this happened:

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Straight Outta Rankin

Meet Parchman Resident Hughey Fikes:

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, Part Deux

Did Leo Lewis play off MSU against Ole Miss and other schools in exchange for a payoff? What was Ole Miss Assistant Athletic Director Barney Farrar's true role in the university's NCAA scandal? Was he a scapegoat? Last but not least, where does Frank Melton and Donald Trump fit into all this?  Reporter Steven Godfrey attempted to cover these questions in Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, a four-part Youtube series about the Ole Miss NCAA scandal. The SB Nation production was ignored by the Mississippi media when it was released in August 2018.  No surprise at such a snub as the the "legitimate media" broke hardly any news in the scandal and was more than content to leave the heavy lifting to the national media.  Posted below is Episode 2.  Pour a glass of Buffalo Trace and enjoy.

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Disgusting

Rescuers saved two abused Great Danes while Pearl police officers arrested their owners yesterday.  WJTV reported:

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Braves Offer $5 Tickets to Military, 1st Responders

The Mississippi Braves posted the following statement on its website.

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Grocer Investment Act Goes to Governor

Apparently the grocery industry in Mississippi can't survive without government help.  The legislature passed the "Grocer Investment Act" this week.   Representative Jeff Smith's bill purports to increase "access to retail food outlets that sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food."  Some highlights of HB #1132 are:

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June's Justice: Another $100K Bond for Murder

Jackson Municipal Court Judge June Hardwick gave yet another $100,000 bond for murder.   JPD arrested Cedric Taylor on March 6 and charged him with murder in the death of Dewan Fortner. 

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Party!

It appears there was a Spring Break Voter Registration Party in Canton last week.

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Sid Salter: Will Baker, Fitch, or Taggart Become First GOP AG Since 1878?

The 2019 Mississippi Republican primary for attorney general will pit three veteran GOP politicians against each other for the right to become Mississippi’s first GOP attorney general since George Emrick Harris in 1878.
The Republican winner will face Democrat candidate U.S. Army Col. Jennifer Riley Collins (Ret.), a decorated military intelligence officer and civil rights attorney. Collins is the only African American candidate in the race. She is a highly credible candidate.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, Part I

Was Laremy Tunsil sabotaged? Who are the "bagmen"?  Is college football in Mississippi truly pay for play? Was Leo Lewis a dumb jock or a playa who figured out how to play the system?  Is the Egg Bowl the scene of the most "intense" rivalry in college football?  Reporter Steven Godfrey attempted to cover these questions in Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, a four-part Youtube series about the Ole Miss NCAA scandal.  The SB Nation production was barely, if at all, mentioned in the Mississippi media when it was released in August 2018 even though the production value was quite good.  The first video is posted below.  Pour a drink, light a cigar, and enjoy. 

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Alston Continues to Get Continued

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

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One Bright Day in the Middle of the Night.....

Two fine young lads entered into fisticuffs by the JSU campus and created quite the spectacle for viewers. 

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Largest Study Ever Says No Link Between MMR Vaccines and Autism

Here is something for the Know-Nothings in Mississippi: A Danish study of over 657,000 subjects showed no link between vaccines and autism.  The Annals of Internal Medicine reported last week:

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Money Clock Ticks for DPS in Bomgar Fight

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has spent more than $18,000 in legal fees as it contests two $100 fines levied against two employees by the Ethics Commission. 

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James Tulp: Where is the "Deepest Republican Field" Now?

Every four years, politicians seeking to raise their personal profile run for president of the United States. Some, I assume, actually think they have a chance to win. With the 2020 race already heating up, It's time to pause and reflect back on what was hailed as the “deepest field ever” of Republican candidates.

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Down Goes Frazier!

Money Powell's grandson can stick and move so well that his opponent was moved off of his feet and flat onto the canvas when stuck in the third round.  The knockout is pretty funny to watch.

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AG Launches Students Against Violence App

Lord Protector Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Drug Bust in Brandon

The Brandon Police Department issued the following statement.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Baker Boyz: We Were Just Loan Originators

This post is some bonus coverage of the Lamar Adams case.  The Baker Boyz filed a motion to dismiss.  JJ will hold off covering it until the receiver files her response.  It's easier for readers to keep up with the motions and responses if they are paired together at times.  This particular lawsuit has several threads going at one time: Lord Snow, Baker Donelson, Baker Boyz, and the Financial Wizards at Lord Snow (Thornton et al.) so JJ is trying to keep them separate and digestible for you, the gentle reader. The memorandum to support the motion dismiss is posted below.  Something for lazy Sunday afternoon reading.  You were just dying to do some yard work, weren't you? Feel free to read and comment.

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Dak's Dog Bites Off Woman's Finger

It appears Mississippi's favorite son Dak Prescott has gone to the dogs.  One of his pit bulls bit off part of a woman's finger.  WFAA reported:

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Eyes of the Heart

The late Reverend Dr. Frank Pollard continued preaching from the Sermon on the Mount in this 1990 sermon.  Something for those of you who were caught by the time change and couldn't make it to church this morning.

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Bill Crawford: Hospital Closings & Healthcare for Poor Become Campaign Issues

"Half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals at risk of closing, report says," read the startling headline in Mississippi Today.

"Thirty-one of Mississippi’s 64 rural hospitals, or 48%, are at 'high financial risk,' according to a national report of rural hospitals from independent consulting firm Navigant," read the article.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Bedwetter Alert

Some ANTIFA dude didn't like being told he could not dress like a Klansman in New Orleans.....

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Carjacking on Lakeover Road

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Baker Donelson Tries to Clear-Cut SEC's Timber Fraud Lawsuit.

Baker Donelson asked a federal court to dismiss the SEC's lawsuit against the prestigious law firm in the Lamar Adams fraud case.   The SEC is trying to claw back illegal profits earned by Lamar Adams and several promoters of a $164 million ponzi scheme based on phony timber investments.  However, the court-appointed receiver, Alysson Mills, did not turn the other cheek but fired back at the law factory with her own response this morning.

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Hero of the Day

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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Jailer Accused of Having Child Porn

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Return of the Kai

One of the pleasant surprises online last year was Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid sequel.  Youtube posted the trailer tonight and it appears the second season will pick right up where the first one ended.  Get the popcorn and beer.  This is going to be fun.

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30 Years for Killing Wife Over Pizza

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

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Jackson Settles W/Deputy Chief for $55,200

The city of Jackson settled a sex-discrimination suit with Deputy Police Chief Tina Wallace.   The City Council approved a payment of $55,200 to Ms. Wallace Tuesday.  She sued the city in 2017 in U.S. District Court.

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State Auditor Demands Board Repay $523,388

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement Monday: 

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College Savings Shootout Starts Today

Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi will host the fifth annual College Savings Mississippi Savings Shootout during the 2019 Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State Basketball Tournament at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson on March 7-9, 2019.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Othor Rips Siemens Contract Players

Othor Cain tore into the Siemens contract yesterday on his Facebook live show.  Mr. Cain didn't pull any punches as he blamed several Jackson Mayors, Councilmen, and believe it or not, the black business class of Jackson.  He provides a pretty good timeline of the entire Siemens fiasco.  Enjoy.

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Ridgeland is LOST!!!

Damn. Where is an HOA when you need one?  Quick!!!  Call Mary Watkins! We got a job for her.  In front of Fresh Market Today:

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Meet the 300 Mississippi Leaders Endorsing Tate

As the filing deadline for the 2019 governor's race approaches, more than 300 Mississippi leaders have publicly signed on to endorse Lt. Governor Tate Reeves. This broad coalition of Trump campaign leaders, elected officials, and grassroots GOP leaders has come together to say that Tate Reeves is the choice of Mississippi's conservative voters. Reeves has earned this historic support because of his record of fighting for lower taxes, better schools, and more jobs.

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Receiver Raised Concerns About Premises Liability Bill

The SEC-Appointed Receiver in the Lamar Adams fraud case raised some questions about a premises liability bill in the Mississippi legislature on her website. However, the House amended the bill to allay her concerns Receiver Alysson Mills stated on Madisontimberreceiver.com on February 26:

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JPD Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

JPD arrested JPD officer Cherika Evans for domestic violence on February 4.  The police report states: 

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Sid Salter: GOP SOS Primary May Raise Interesting Election Law Issues

One of the more interesting political eleventh-hour developments as the 2019 March 1 qualifying deadline approached came in the Mississippi Secretary of State’s race with the surprising entry of incumbent Republican Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton into that GOP primary against incumbent Gulf Coast State Sen. Michael Watson.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Winter Is Almost Here

HBO dropped a trailer for Season 8 of Game of Thrones today.

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JPD Fires Police Officers in Mario Clark Case

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie ( Sunshine Edition)

What would a Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen meeting be without some fussin', fuedin', and fightin' with the Mayor?

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90% of Rez Salvinia Gone

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

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RSS Attacks Hood, Lauds Weed Economy,

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith pulled no punches in an interview with Sarah Ulmer of Y'all Politics.  He attacked Attorney General Jim Hood for racist prosecutions of him, wants to make marijuana a cash crop, and take down The Flag.  The video is posted below. 

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Oops!

Everyone gets a trophy under the new Illinois lottery system.   ABC7 (Chicago) reported:

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Monday, March 4, 2019

I See Nothing

Only in New Orleans.  Can't say they are wrong.

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No Comment.

You.Can't.Make.This.Up.  Check out who qualified to run for Justice Court Judge in Madison County.

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Day-Care Carjacker Gets Nearly 5 Years

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Dog Loose on Sheffield

Dog loose on Sheffield between Ridgewood and Old Canton road. Has collar and tag.


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Neighborhood Gone to the Dogs?

A Northeast Jackson woman accidentally shot an 18 year-old man as she fired warning shots at a dog that jumped out of its yard.  WLBT reported Saturday:

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Jim Hood: Blogs Aren't Legitimate

It's never a good idea to publicly snub the media, as Attorney General Jim Hood found out Thursday.  The website questioned how much money was spent on General Hood's office in Houston.  It's a legitimate question that any politician could expect to arise during the campaign.  Y'all Politics has had the Attorney General in its cross-hairs for quite some time so the Democratic candidate for Governor should have known he would have to answer questions about his Houston office.  Unfortunately, Jim Hood didn't exactly provide the best answer when a Y'all Politics reporter questioned him at a press conference.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

"What We're Dealing With Here is a Complete Lack of Respect for the Law"

Looks like the criminal element decided to visit the JPD Training Academy:

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Bill Crawford: The New Republican Reality: Debt, Debt, & More Debt

"The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time," reported the Associated Press. "The Treasury Department's daily statement showed Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017."

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Sunday Morning Sermon

"What a man has is not as valuable as what he is" said the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1990 sermon.  If the weather kept you from getting to church, enjoy Dr. Pollard's words. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Readers wanting some James Bond on the cheap might want to check out Amazon Prime.  All six seasons of the The Saint TV series are now available.  International intrigue, jet-setting sets, and some good ole-fashioned action are served up on a regular basis.   The series stars a young Roger Moore.  The first four seasons are in black and white.  Enjoy.

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And We Are Off to the Races

The Silly Season ended yesterday in Mississippi politics as qualifying for statewide, legislative, and county races drew to a close?  Various lists of candidates are posted below.  Some brief observations.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

TIM-BERRRR: Another Tree Falls

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Taggart Takes a Shot

Andy Taggart, yes, THE Andy Taggart, qualified to run in the Republican primary for Attorney general today. 

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Don't Forget About Hinds County....

Check out the candidates running for office in Hinds County.  However, there is one big question that will be answered today.

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Meanwhile, Up in Madison County....

The Silly Season is almost over....

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Classy!

It seems the Ole Miss fans threw a fit at the end of the Tennessee game:

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Waller Throws Hat in Ring

Bill Waller, Jr. issued the following statement.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Outlet Trap

Interesting little video questions the future of outlet stores.  The Kavalier argues they dilute  brands while destroying the retail industry.   Coach is cited as one example.  Will we continue to see a proliferation of outlet malls such as the one in Pearl or will manufacturers turn away from the retail crack?

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Hood Announces Gubernatorial Run

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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JPD Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

Madison Police arrested JPD office Larry "Mitch" Perry on November 20, 2018 for two counts of Simple Assault Domestic Violence.   The victim accused Perry of hitting her in the face, pulling her hair, and pulling out their daughter's hair as well.  JJ obtained the police report through a public records request.  It is posted below.

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Hero of the Day

JPD issued the following statement.

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Judge Shirley to Leave Bench

Rankin County Justice Court Judge John Shirley posted the following message to the Rankin County Bar:

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Stonewall Continues

Sorry for the slow pace today but yours truly has been under the weather.  The city of Jackson continues to delay responding to yet more public records requests submitted by this website. 

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Families First Book Drive Begins Friday

Drop off gently used books or purchase new books at Lemuria between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and receive a piece of king cake donated by Broad Street Bakery! Reading and activity time for children will be at 12:00 pm in Lemuria. This is free and open to the public! Building a strong foundation in literacy is the core of success for children. Help us improve the lives of Mississippi families by donating!

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Bigger Pie Forum: AG's Opinion Good for PERS?

This is a sponsored post by Bigger Pie Forum. 

Imagine being able to vote yourself better retirement benefits while you’re a beneficiary of a retirement plan.

That’s the scenario in Mississippi if the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi follows an opinion from the office of Attorney General Jim Hood and changes its present regulation. This would allow legislators and other statewide officials who are also PERS retirees to keep collecting their benefits while in office.

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Sid Salter: AOC, the Green New Deal, and the price of gas in Coffeeville and Tylertown

Newly-minted New York Democratic Party U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America – thinks the policies of the Democratic Party aren’t progressive enough and that the party needs to move farther to the left.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

UMMC Closing Brandon Courthouse

UMMC sent the following email to Wellness Center members.

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Idiots of the Day

MDOC issued the following statement. 

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Mississippi Miracles Radiothon Kicks Off Tomorrow

UMMC issued the following press release written by Annie Oeth.

Mark McCoy of radio station 100.9 The Legend interviews Children's of Mississippi 
patient Trinley Camp of Brandon as her mother, Amanda, looks on
 during the 2018 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon.

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Where's Wallace?

Hemphill Contruction is trying to garnish Marcus Wallace and M.A.C. Construction.   Madison-Rankin Circuit Court Judge Steve Ratcliff awarded a $325,000 judgement in favor of Hemphill against Marcus Wallace and two of his companies.  Hemphill sued Mr. Wallace in 2016 for damages arising out of two projects.  A bonding company forced Hemphill to pay M.A. C. Construction subcontractors that were "stiffed" by M.A.C. 

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Now They Tell Us.....

A student reporter, yes, a student reporter, did something the so-called media in Jackson couldn't be bothered to do: report how much it might actually cost to roll out high-speed internet service to rural areas in Mississippi. Nicole Rigsby reported in The Reflector (MSU):

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Court Green-Lights Madoff Recovery Lawsuits

The trustee in the Bernie Madoff case isn't playing around in his recovery for Madoff's victims.  CNBC reported:

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Jackson-Area Leaders Back Tate Reeves for Gov.

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Metro Jackson Leaders Endorse Tate Reeves for Governor

Support for Tate Reeves continues to pour in from grassroots conservative leaders across Mississippi. Today, elected officials and Republican leaders from the Metro Jackson area are announcing their support for the campaign. Reeves has earned these endorsements because of his reputation as a battle-tested conservative who defends Mississippi families.

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Coming to Mississippi?

The Medical Marijuana 2020 folks discussed the ballot initiative on the KIM Waaaaaaade radio show Friday.


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The Battle of the Fish Hook Continues

The fight over whether a Madison woman cast fish hooks at two children in an attempt to  hurt them continued in Madison County Court last Wednesday.  A Madison Municipal Court convicted 80 year-old Mary Watkins of simple assault by threat after she repeatedly cast a fish hook at an 11 year-old boy who was jet skiing on the lake at Natchez Trace Village in Madison.  Watkins appealed the conviction.  She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Natchez Trace Village Homeowner's Association and has been fighting mightily in court for the right to regulate the lake.


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Popeye's Robbed

JPD issued the following statement last night.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Back to the Future

Tonight on the Wonderful World of Disney....

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Traffic Death on I-55

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Susan Felker Passes Away

Mississippi State University issued Susan Felker's obituary:

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Sunday Morning Sermon

"Those who heard this sermon were not put to sleep," said the late Dr. Frank Pollard as he continued to preach from The Sermon on the Mount is this 1990 sermon.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon.

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Bill Crawford: GOP Brawl Brewing

“Governor’s race just got interesting,” read a text message the day after columnist Geoff Pender announced Bill Waller, Jr., will enter the race.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Joking About Jussie

The Daily Show just couldn't let the Smollett story smolder but presented its own take:

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Lion Country

Take a step back in time to Saturday afternoons spent in front of the tv.

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Where Oh Where......

It's that time of the week.  Enjoy.

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Pawn Shop Manager Murdered

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Friday, February 22, 2019

BLOOD FEUD!!!

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith qualified to run for Governor in the Democratic primary.  This is not a drill. Repeat. This is NOT a drill.

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Shooting at the Repo Man

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Coroner Rules Death is a Homicide

A family is accusing JPD officers of beating a man to death.  WLBT reported yesterday:

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Flashback Friday: The "Lady-Like" Dizzy Dean

Dizzy Dean was quite the tough guy - when he had over a dozen players to back him up when he swung at a reporter.  Dizzy received quite a bit of bad press during the spring of 1937 as he held out for more money.  He and his wife went to spring training in Florida.  His wife laid down the law - hit an offending writer or don't come home.  Strong stuff from a wife, especially when the man is weak.  Dizzy meekly said yes dear, and went out on a search and destroy mission for one particular sportswriter.



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New Theatre & Show Fountain Coming to Renaissance

Malco Theatres and Outside the Lines issued the following press releases:


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More lawsuits Coming in Lamar Adams Case

More lawsuits will be filed as part of the SEC's attempt to recover money for victims in the Lamar Adams fraud case.  SEC Receiver Allyson Mills made the announcement in the fourth bi-monthly report she submitted to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves Wednesday.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lottery Already Plays Some Suckers

Cities that were counting on getting some sales tax revenue from lottery ticket sales are going to be disappointed.  WJTV reported today:

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Repost: NAACP's Derrick Johnson is NOT an Attorney, He Just Plays One for $40,000

This is a repost from March 7, 2011.  Be patient, all will be made clear soon enough.


Should the Hinds County Board of Supervisors pay $40,000 to Derrick Johnson for redistricting voters in the county per his contract? Pete Perry, Chairman of the Hinds County Republican Executive Committee, told the Board in its regular meeting this morning Mr. Johnson's contract was not legal and he would go to court if necessary to block payment.

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A.G. Settles Medicaid Fraud Case

Andria Jones will not go to jail after she agreed to a civil settlement with the Attorney General in a Medicaid Fraud case.

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Wife's Tree Falls in Lamar Adams Case

Riding high in April, shot down in May.  The classic lyrics perfectly describe the crash of Lamar Adams and his fortunes as his wife will only get to keep a pittance of what she once had.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves approved a settlement agreement between SEC Receiver Alysson Mills and Vicki Adams Tuesday.  

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Unbelievable

What can you say? Kid got game.

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Homicide by Northpointe Parkway

JPD issued the following statement.

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Governor Endorses Tate

The Tate Reeves for Governor Campaign issued the following statement.


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Dispatch From Pelahatchie: Mayor Strikes Back

Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem issued the following statement.

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Tonarri Moore Arrested

It seems Tonarri Moore was arrested in Jackson for disobeying a police officer and public drunkenness:

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Sid Salter: Waller Reshuffles the Political Deck

As noted last fall in a previous column, the 2003 election cycle saw Mississippi voters make some interesting choices in terms of the 2019 election cycle in our state.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rollback Odometers? Do Not Pass Go.

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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20 Years for Sex Offender

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

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State Unclaimed Property Event in Richland Friday

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By

JJ is still waiting on a public records request from the city of Jackson despite submitting it on January 22. JJ asked for a roster of all JPD employees on January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019.  Public Records law states the government has to provide the records within 7 business days or else provide a reason for the delay in writing.  The clerk's office responded as it was supposed to do on January 31:

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Car Insurance Rates to Decrease

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Dispatch from Pelahatchie (Pow-Pow-Pow Edition)

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Matchbook Monday

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

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Repost: Hinds Supes Adopts Plan, Splits Clinton

JJ published this post on March 1, 2011.  The post reports what the Hinds County Board of Supervisors pulled during redistricting eight years ago.  Why is JJ re-posting this story?  Be patient.  All will be made clear soon enough. 

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors adopted one of four redistricting proposals submitted by Derrick Johnson last night.  The plan splits Clinton in half and adds two precincts (approximately four thousand black voters) to District 1, increasing the black voting age population from 55% to 60% in that district (The current map, the accepted map, and the video of the entire meeting are posted below.). The courthouse was packed as over 150 people attended the meeting. All of the media showed up to cover the hearing as well.

The Board posted three proposed maps yesterday at the offices in downtown Jackson yesterday morning at 9:00 AM. However, the maps were not posted at the Raymond office until after 1:00 PM.  To make matters worse, the proposal that was adopted last night, was NEVER made available for public viewing at any county offices or on the county website. The first time any member of the public viewed the plan was at 6:00 PM last night, when the meeting started.

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie: Standoff

 Update: Suspect died at hospital.  Police identified him as Pierre Woods.

Rankin County deputies shot a man who pointed a firearm at a law enforcement officer today in Pelahatchie.  Police Chief Joe Daughtry said police responded to a call reporting shots fired.  The standoff lasted for over an hour.  Tear gas was eventually used in the house, forcing the suspect to emerge.  Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said the suspect pointed a firearm at a law enforcement officer.  The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will investigate the shooting.  Chief Daughtry and Sheriff Bailey provided more information at a brief press conference.

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MBMC Rates Best, UMMC Worst for Patient Safety in Jackson


The healthcare watchdog organization Leapfrog Group gave "C's" and "D's" to all but one Jackson-area hospital for patient safety.  Only Mississippi Baptist Medical Center scored an "A" rating. Leapfrog states on its website that factors such as infection rates,  mistakes, errors, and accidents determine the score.  The hospitals are graded every six months.  Leapfrog provided the following ratings to local hospitals*:

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SOS: 16th Section Lawsuit Necessary for Public Schools

This column was submitted by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. 

This week, the State filed suit against the federal government seeking at least $25 million for damage to 8,000 acres of 16th Section land belonging to three school districts in southwest Mississippi.

It was not an easy decision to make, but it was the right one for our children. The background is important:

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Is the Maroon Going Red & Blue?

Published in yesterday's Clarion-Ledger:

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Hmmmm........

JPD recently ditched the Comstat crime reporting system for the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.  WLBT's highly esteemed star investigative reporter C.J. attended the first public command staff discussion of UCR and came away rather troubled:

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Jill Ford Fundraiser Tonight


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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Clinton Killer Dies

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard went back to Genesis 6:5-7 in this 1990 sermon about the Great Flood.

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Bill Crawford: President's Day Becomes Mundane


Established in 1885 on February 22nd to venerate George Washington’s birthday, Presidents Day in 1971 was moved to the third Monday in February to accommodate three-day weekends for federal employees. It then morphed into a celebration of all presidents. Today it has morphed again into just another day when the Post Office and banks are closed.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Next Week at the Bijou

My Fair Lady appears tomorrow and Wednesday at Tinseltown and Malco.



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Richland Defends Police Chases

Give Richland Police Chief William James credit for defending his cops.  While others hide behinds Mayors and legal teams, Chief James stood tall and proud for his officers as he took to Facebook to provide more information on police chases that begin in Richland but end in Jackson.  Chief James posted:

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Sheriff Mason Sued Again for Sexual Harassment

Yet another sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason in U.S. District Court today.  Former HCSO Lieutenant Janie Myles sued Sheriff Mason for sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and sex discrimination. Sheriff Mason settled three sexual harassment lawsuits in early January.  The lawsuit is posted below.  Start on page 2 to read the disgusting allegations.

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UMMC Expands Oxford Nursing School

UMMC issued the following statement written by Kate Royals. 

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Repost from 2011: Redistricting fireworks at the Hinds BOS last night (Video).

Note: This is a Repost from February 23, 2011.  Simply put, this was one of the most shameful episodes this correspondent has ever witnessed in government.  The arrogance was on full display that night as Mr. Johnson showed nothing but bare contempt for the voters while Board President George Smith was befuddled every time he was asked a question.  The video should be watched.  Why is an old story reposted? Be patient.  All will be made clear soon enough.  

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing last night on redistricting. The Board hired Derrick Johnson to  handle the redistricting chores.  JJ video-taped the entire hearing and posted it below.  Before watching the video, it is important to remember several things:

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Toy Store Bandit Gets 40 Years

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

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Flashback Friday: How Ridgewood Mall Became Northpark Mall

Today's edition of Flashback Friday looks at how Northpark Mall came to be.  As Jackson's population moved to North Jackson and Madison County, the demand for a shopping mall grew.  A developer planned to build a $60 million mall in the early 80's by Watkins Drive.  Enter Ridgewood Mall.   Maurice Joseph and Buster Bailey jumped in to land a mall on their opposing East County Line Road properties.  However, one thing was forgotten in the rush to build a mall - the homeowners of nearby subdivisions.  The Jackson property was subject to restrictive covenants.  Read below to see what happened.

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St. Valentine's Day Turns Deadly

JPD issued the following statements about two homicides that occurred yesterday.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

JJ wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day....

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Reeves Poll Shows Reeves Lead

You know it's campaign season when the Battle of the Polls begins.  The folks at Mason-Dixon released a poll that showed The Tater and The Hair at a dead heat in the race to replace Governor Phil Bryant.  However, an internal polling memo for the Tate Reeves campaign is floating around that shows the Lieutenant Governor with a sizeable lead over the Attorney General.

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Community Leaders Push Refill Cafe Initiative

Jeff Good posted the following message on Facebook.

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Repost: Hinds Supes Sneak Paying NAACP Head $40,000 for Redistricting into Meeting

Note: This is a repost from January 20, 2010. Be patient.  All will be made clear soon enough.


Did you know that Hinds County just awarded $40,000 to Derrick Johnson to handle redistricting for the county? Neither did anyone else as the item was not included in the agenda for the December 20, 2010 meeting but was brought up at the end of the session (Copy of Agenda) with no notice to the public. Minutes from the meeting state Supervisor Robert Graham made a motion"

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Recalled to Life

Y'all love the shoe smack posts so here is another one.  Nothing like seeing a true craftsman at work.  Our man Steve at Bedo's Leatherworks in Virginnie performed the Lazarus act on some shoes that should have been left for dead.  Moral of the post: Don't ever give up on a pair of shoes.  If they are well-made, they can usually be restored. See for yourself. 

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Ghosts of Valentine's Day Past

Just think..... we've gone from this:

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Help This Vet

OK, troops,  a homeless veteran will be buried tomorrow in Newton at 10 AM.   Spread the word and urge some people to attend the service.  The press release is posted below.

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Drug Dealer Gets 40 Years

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

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Uh-Oh, Stokes Won't Be Happy

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement about police chases yesterday.

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Active Verb

Nothing passive about this verb.  Check out the active Verb below.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

David McRae Runs for Master of Coin

This post was written and paid for by the David McRae for Treasurer Campaign.

Vowing to help protect and grow the state’s financial resources and investments, today Republican David McRae qualified to run for State Treasurer of Mississippi.

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CL: Waller is In!!!

Retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr. will apparently run for Governor in the Republican primary.  Geoff Pender reported in the Clarion-Ledger today:

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Dupe of the Day

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Red Bar Burns

Catastrophe struck a favorite watering hole for those who visit Grayton Beach in Florida.  The Red Bar burned down during the night.

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Sid Salter: 2019 Election Cycle Promises Significant Turnover & Change


Change. In terms of Mississippi government, change isn’t merely coming – and we’re talking major changes – it’s in great measure already here and identifiable.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Gannett Rejects Digital First

Gannett issued the following press release about Digital First's takeover attempt of Gannett.

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Hood Gains More Coin for the Realm

Lord Protector Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Ole Miss to Vacate Wins

The NCAA vacated 33 wins by the Ole Miss football team.  Rebel Grove reported:

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We Report, You Decide: MDOC Public Records Requests

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelecia Hall recently complained that her office was bombarded with public records requests.  She asked the legislature to weaken the public records laws for MDOC as she claimed the agency could not respond to the requests as required by law.  JJ filed a public records request for the public records requests submitted since December 1, 2018 and posted them below.   Read and review for yourself.

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40 Yrs for Accomplice in Murder of 13 Year-Old

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

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Tyrone Lewis Wins Defamation Lawsuit

Former Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis won a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Tony Davis, and several other defendants in Hinds County Chancery Court yesterday. Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis sued in June 2015 for an injunction as well as damages against the defendants. Sheriff Lewis claimed they acted together to slander and defame him through social media over several months in 2015 prior to the August primary.  Attorney Dennis Sweet IV posted this message on Facebook yesterday:

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Fund-raiser for Kidney Transplant

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Heeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny

Improv at its best.  A famous pianist was supposed to perform one night on The Tonight Show but as fate would have it, he accidentally slammed a car door on his hand that day and was unable to perform.  How did the King if Late Night handle this catastrophe?

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Gilbert Wants to Make Feds Pay

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement.

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"Stop Playing With These White Boys"

Sunday Morning with Ward 3 City Councilman Kenneth Stokes and Reverend P.J. Williams.  "Why do we need this black leadership it they scared?"  "If you're scared of white folks and don't want to go downtown, come by my office."  The fun starts at 14:15.

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TB Case at Provine High School

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Perry "Drank a Couple of Beers at Work While Euthanizing Dogs"

Jackson Animal Control Officer Paul Perry pleaded guilty to First Offense DUI and Destruction of County Property in 2016.  Mr. Perry has been under fire recently for refusing to seize vicious dogs that kill pets in Jackson.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Poultry Insurance Faces More Challenges

The Mississippi Department of Insurance issued the following article.

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Anonymous Homicide

JPD issued the following statement.

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Whose Fool Are You?

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Psalms 53:1 in this 1990 sermon.  Enjoy the sermon if you can't make it to church this morning.

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Bill Crawford: Constructive Conservatism Needed to Stop Rise of Socialism

What would Adam Smith, the father of modern capitalism, think of capitalism in America today?

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Definitely Miami

Take a break from the cold, the politics, and just everything period.

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Frat Flashback

It appears some chicanery took place at a Millsaps frat back in 1994:

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Fisher Gets Award

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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AG to Retirees: Show Up!

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Carl Nicholson Convicted

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Jackson Removes Crime Stats from City Website (Updated: Replacing Comstat w/UCR)

 Update (6:20 PM): JPD is replacing the Comstat reports with Uniform Crime Reports.  They will be posted on the city website on the 15th of every month. 

The city of Jackson no longer posts crime statistics on the city's website.  See for yourself. 

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Pork Alert!

State Senators John Polk and Lydia Chassaniol are trying to bring a bit of pork to Winona.  Check out SB #2963:

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PSC: CMU Ripped Off Customers

Canton Municipal Utilities overcharged customers who lived more than a mile outside of Canton. The public utility also illegally transferred surplus revenue to the city of Canton and the Canton Redevelopment Authority.  So ruled the Public Service Commission on January 25. 

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bedwetter Alert

Imagine the reaction these commercial would get today....

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"Paul Perry Is the Epitome of Everything That Is Wrong in the City of Jackson."

The Northeast Jackson pit bulls are back thanks to the actions of one incompetent animal control owner and a scumbag homeowner.  Unfortunately, more people complained to the Jackson City Council about Animal Control Officer Paul Perry's refusal to seize dogs that terrorize neighborhoods. 

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More Voter Fraud Indictments in Canton

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

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Madison Man Convicted of Gratification of Lust

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

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60% Approve of Governor's Performance

Mississippians haven't had their fill of Phil as they gave him a 60% job approval rating in the latest Mason-Dixon poll.  60% of registered voters approved of his job performance while 33% disapproved.  Meanwhile, 56% of the respondents approved of President Trump's job performance.  The sample was 625 likely Mississippi voters with a margin of error of four points.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Catastrophe Comes to Madison

Dark days are coming to Madison next week:

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Guest Column: You Haven't Heard the Truth About the "Landowners Protection Act."

Attorney Shanda Yates submitted this column. 

You have no doubt seen at least one article discussing the “Landowners Protection Act” which is pending before both the House and Senate. But, if you aren’t a lawyer or one of the large corporate sponsors of the bill, have you paid attention? Many supporters of the Act have gone out of their way to convince the public that these bills mean nothing to the average citizen; that your life will not be impacted. Some have even gone so far as to grossly misstate the scope and reach of the proposed bill2. However, what you haven’t heard is the truth.

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Will Bill Bring Broadband to the Boondocks?

Will rural Mississippi finally get some of that new-fangled broadband service?   The pastoral life has its advantages but also one serious drawback: slow internet service when it is available at all. The legislature passed a bill last week that authorizes the electric co-ops to offer broadband service to their members.  Supporters likened it to the 1930's crusade to electrify rural Mississippi. The bill sped through the House and Senate with little fuss.  After all, who wants to be against baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and rural broadband?

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Idiot of the Day

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Mason-Dixon Poll: Hood Leads Reeves

A Mason-Dixon poll states Attorney General Jim Hood leads Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves 44% to 42% with 14% undecided.  The poll was conducted last week among 625 Mississippi registered voters.  The margin of error was +/- 4%.

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Sid Salter: Med Marijuana Likely Fails in 2019 But Might Gain Legs in 2020

Almost 40 years of covering Mississippi government and politics suggests to me that an election year isn’t the best time to enact something as controversial as legalizing medical marijuana.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Senate Passes Fetal Heartbeat Bill

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement:

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Dog Ate the Campaign Finance Report

Secretary of State Giggit Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Boil Water Notice in Madison

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Cutoffs Are A'Coming

The well has run dry for those who don't pay their water bills in Jackson as the city is stepping up efforts to cut off water services for delinquent accounts.  Public Works Director Bob Miller said there are 20,000 delinquent accounts.  If the city does not improve its collections, the utility will be challenged to make $13 million in bond payments this year.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Dilly Dies

If like me, you didn't watch that little scrum in Atlanta yesterday, you might have missed one of the better commercials.  Game of Thrones met Budweiser.  Seriously.  Enjoy.

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Trio Arrested in Theft of "See Anything, Say Anything" Van

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Division Fire Chief Shot

JPD issued the following statement.

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Money Pours in to A.G.'s Race

The money is starting to pile up in the race to replace Jim Hood as Mississippi's Attorney General.  State Representative Mark Baker (R-Lynyrd Skynyrd)  and State Treasurer Lynn Fitch are running for Republican nomination for A.G.  Ms. Fitch raised $366,699 at the end of January while Mr. Baker raised $330,641.  However, Mr. Baker has $378,902 cash on hand while the Treasurer has $281,769.

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City FINALLY Seizes Pit Bull

Jackson Animal Control Officer Paul Perry finally got off his lazy ass and did his job- after WLBT got involved.  WLBT reported:

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Dr. Claude Brunson to Lead MSMA

The Mississippi State Medical Association issued the following press release.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

Check out Bourbon Street this afternoon:

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Just a Havin' Some Fun

Never let it be said that Eli's favorite target doesn't know how to have some fun.

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Sunday at the Bijou

Don't want to watch that piddlin' little even that starts after 5:00 PM today? They Shall Not Grow Old and The Wizard of Oz appear today in Jackson on the big screen.  Please go see They Shall Not Grow Old if you can.  The movie is riveting and places you in a front row seat to The Great War.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

"There is nothing more demanding than the Sermon on the Mount" said the late Dr. Frank Pollard as he began to preach in this 1990 sermon.  Dr. Pollard preached from Matthew 7:1-12.  If you can't make it to church this morning, don't worry, JJ is bringing church to you.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: What a Disappointing Tax Season

Started your tax return yet? I have and it's so disappointing.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Over $1 Million Coke Seized

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Hail to the Chief Judge

The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following statement.

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Zoo Management Contract Bids Are Posted

The Jackson Zoo has been in the news again as the Lumumba administration is replacing the zoo's management.  The Jackson Zoological Society has managed the zoo since 1986.  However, the lease expired last year.  The city issued a RFP and received three bids.  ZoOceanarium LLC earned the highest score.  The City Council voted Tuesday to negotiate a contract with the Missouri-based company.  The ZoOceanarium and Jackson Zoological Society proposals are posted below if readers are bored and have nothing else to do.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday Night at the Fights

One of the most bizarre events in boxing history took place a mere six months after the Rumble in the Jungle.  George Foreman needed some therapy after Ali embarrassed him in Zaire.  The Tower of Power decided he would fight five boxers in one night.  Each crum bum, I mean boxer, would try to last three rounds with George.  ABC broadcast the event.  Cossell was the announcer.  What could possible go wrong? Did I mention who the thingy commentator was?

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UMMC Offers Free Dental Care to Kids

UMMC issued the following press release written by Kate Royals.

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Blackberry Comes Back

Given up for dead, Blackberry is back with the Keytwo, powered by Android.  If you are like me and can't stand typing on glass, there is hope for you.




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Lawsuit Charges Sexual Abuse of Child at St. Richard

A lawsuit charged the Catholic Diocese of Jackson with covering up a case of child rape that took place in 2004 at St. Richard Catholic Church. The lawsuit provides sickening details one hopes aren't true:

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Don't Call Convicts "Convicts"

Is it humiliating to make prisoners wear striped clothing? Is it cruel and unusual punishment to call convicts "convicts"?  MDOC Commissioner Pelecia Hall thinks so.  The Clarion-Ledger reported this week:

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Willow Point Homicide

JPD issued the following statement.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

WLBT Questions JPD Crime Reports

What's in a number? Quite a bit if it is the crime statistics for Jackson.  WLBT's C.J. Lemaster dived deep into the crime stats for Jackson and didn't like what he found.  He reported:

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While Hood Raises $1 Million

The Jim Hood for Governor Campaign issued the following statement.

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Tate Raises nearly $2 Million.

The Tate Reeves for Governor campaign issued the following statement .

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Ole Miss Hoopster Tries to Get the Hook-Up

Sometimes it's never a good idea to mess with the other team.... or their women as an Ole Miss basketball player found out last night:

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Bigger Pie Forum: More Reform Needed for Civil Asset Forfeiture

This is a sponsored post by Bigger Pie Forum.  

In Mississippi just 18 months ago, law enforcement agencies enjoyed a “eat what you kill” system where they could merely tie property or cash to a crime to a judge and be able to seize it, even if the property owner wasn’t charged with a crime.  The property owner would have to file suit in civil court within 30 days to recover their property or else the agency would get to keep the property.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Eating Their Own

Apparently more than a few bedwetters are upset that the former Starbucks CEO might, gasp, run for President.  Roll out the tumbrils.  The Wall Street Journal reported: 

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Cancelled

The first two sessions of Coco with the PoPo were cancelled this week: 

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Grant Awarded to Record Asylum Hill Descendants' Stories

UMMC issued the following press release written by Garry Pettus. 

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Super Steve is BACK!

 He's bad, he's black, and he's BACK!  Election Man has nothing on Super Steve up in Holmes County . (In That Movie Guy voice) When the county cratered, one hero came forth.... Super Steve!

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Sid Salter: Bennie Thompson & President Trump Battle Over Border Security

Mississippi Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson has been an unapologetic liberal on social issues for the whole of his long congressional career and that stance has certainly applied to issues surrounding immigration.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"The Snow Might Actually Stick This Time."

The snowstorm that wasn't.....

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VINDICATED & ACQUITTED!!!

The Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned Ben Allen's conviction.  The Court stated:

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Pelahatchie Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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City Council Approves Contract Negotiations with New Zoo Management Company

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously to enter contract negotiations with ZoOceanarium, LLC to manage the Jackson Zoo at a special meeting yesterday.  ZoOceanarium will replace the Jackson Zoological Society, which has managed the zoo since 1986. 

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JPD Discusses Robinson Investigation

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Monday, January 28, 2019

CPR Burglar on the Prowl

JPD issued the following statement and photo.

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It's All About the Caliber

Duck-hunting with a .380? MDOC issued the following statement.

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Raymond Woman Missing

A woman posted the following message and picture on Facebook:

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Meet Mississippi's Miss Amazing Junior Teen

UMMC issued the following statement.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Coco With the PoPo

Coming soon:

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Marvel Isn't So Marvelous

Bill Maher gores yet another sacred cow: Comic book movies.  It's about time someone took on the Marvel Universe.  Enjoy.

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Happy Birthday to KIM Waaaaade

It's the knucklehead's birthday today. Feel free to wish him a one step closer to the grass day. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Enjoy this 1986 sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist, Jackson) as he preached through a cold.

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Bill Crawford: High School Market-Based Testing Makes Sense

Rep. Tom Miles of Forest is on to something. With regard to tests required for high school graduation, he wants to move from an education bureaucracy based approach to a market based approach.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

MDOC Lockdown

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement. 

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Saturday Night at the Fights, Sort of.

If you want to see some boxing smack at its best, check out this video of Muhammad Ali and Cus D'amato.  They analyze past greats such as Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey.  D'amato dissects Ali's style and tells him what the game plan would be to beat him. Mind you, this took place before the great fights of the 1970's and pretty much foretold what Frazier would do.  Enjoy.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday continues to remind readers at who said what when the vote for higher taxes to fund the construction of the Jackson Convention Center was on the table. JJ reported earlier this month that the convention center suffered an operating loss of $1.4 million in 2018 and has already lost nearly $300,000 just a few months into FY 2019. The Capital City sharecroppers promise it would generate $40 million in revenue and create 700 jobs when they told us to vote for higher taxes. Enjoy reading these past article. 

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USA Today: Mississippi is Sober

USA Today ranked the states in terms of um, drunkedness.  Fortunately or unfortunately, Mississippi ranked 46, just behind Utah, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Alabama. 

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Butler Snow Asks Judge to Dismiss SEC Complaint in Lamar Adams Case

Butler Snow asked a federal judge to dismiss a receiver's complaint against the firm in the Lamar Adams case.  The Ridgeland law firm issued the following press release:

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Shootout in Rankin County

Update #2: Joseph Zattoni was arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of Stoney Qualls. 

Update #1: MBI cancels Qualls Silver Alert .

A Rankin County deputy shot a man suspected in the disappearance of Stoney Qualls this evening.  The shooting took place on Moncure Road in Rankin County.

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Holes in the Road!

Best campaign ad we've seen in a long time.

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Burton Suffers Stroke


State Senator Terry Burton suffered a stroke. He is under medical care. 

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AG Recovers $26 Million in Epps Scandal

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Murder in Clinton

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Measles Outbreak in Oregon

Looks like our know-nothing friends who oppose vaccines are paying a price in Oregon.The Salt Lake Tribune reported:

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Same Ole, Same Ole

The Waffle House on McDowell Road got robbed yet again.  JPD tweeted:

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The Kid Is All Right

Some little boys collect matchbox cars.  Others make models of cars.  One little boy set his heart upon collecting car emblems so he did what every polite young man should do: he simply asked.  Popular Mechanics reported:

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Silver Alert

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following alert.

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Media Massacre

Today was a bloodbath for the media as newsrooms were decimated across the country. The Poynter website reported:

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

All Too True

The gang at It's a Southern Thing tackled email spam in their latest sketch:

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Coroner: Homicide in Robinson Death

Update: Family has retained Sweet & Associates.  

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart ruled that the death of 61 year-old George Robinson was a homicide.

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Animal Health Board Employee Accused of Embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White issued the following press release.

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Frustrated Father Complains to City Council after Deadly Pit Bull Attack

A Northeast Jackson homeowner complained to the City Council last night about an animal control officer's refusal to seize three pit bulls after they jumped his fence, killed his pug, and attacked his family.

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DPS Repaying Feds for Misuse of DUI Grants

The state of Mississippi has repaid $1.3 million of DUI grants to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  NHTSA ordered the Department of Public Safety to repay $7 million in DUI enforcement grants after it determined DPS mismanaged the funds. 

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Sid Salter: Remembering Ed Perry

State Rep. Felix Edwin “Stump” Perry was one of the most effective legislators in the long history of the Mississippi House, but it was the style with which Ed carried out his legislative duties that made Ed’s passing last week at age 76 statewide news.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rural Broadband Bill Rushed for Senate Vote

Update (1/23/19): Bill passes Senate without amendment. 

Steve Wilson reported on the Mississippi Center for Public Policy's website:

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Classy!

Not Safe For Work, Kids, or Ole Miss Fans. 

Cue up the Internet outrage as a Saturday Night Live writer tweeted a rather provocative offer:

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First DPS, Now MDOC Wants to Hide

Uh-oh.  The MDOC Commissioner went complaining to the legislature that the public records laws are too tough.  The Clarion-Ledger reported last week:

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Rankin Chase Ends in Madison County

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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AG: County Can't Give Money to Jackson Zoo.

Money woes continued for the struggling Jackson Zoo as the Attorney General refused to approve a donation from Hinds County. 

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Matchbook Monday

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

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Want to Do a Good Deed?

Want to help a furloughed federal worker? The Jackson Foodies and Jeff Good's crew are offering a way to do so.  Mr. Good posted this message on Facebook yesterday:

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Clarion-Ledger: Rebirth or Retrench?

More changes are coming to the Clarion-Ledger.  Executive Editor Samuel Hall announced today:

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When the Light Shines

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He  preached from Matthew 5:17-48 in this 1990 sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Snyder & Foster Open Door to Constructive Conservatism

There is political language used to divide us. There is political language used to unite us.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Desecration in Canton

The Veteran's Memorial in Canton Cemetery was vandalized last night.  This post appeared on several Madison County community pages.


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Famous For Being Famous

Want to see where the culture is going? Or should we say where it already is? Check out the Netflix movie of the day:

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Friday, January 18, 2019

The City Has a Plan

The Lumumba Administration presented its new crime-fighting plan to the Jackson City Council today.

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Baby Survivor Turns 1


UMMC issued the following press release.

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DPS Doesn't Like to Lose

Never let it be said Commissioner Crybaby is a quitter.  The Mississippi Department of Public Safety fought State Representative Joel Bomgar over a public records request.  DPS denied his request but Mr. Bomgar appealed to the Ethics Commission.  The Commission ruled in the State Representative's favor and fined two DPS attorneys $100 each. However, Commissioner Marshall Fisher doesn't take such losses lightly but instead appealed the decision to Hinds County Chancery Court.  DPS is the only government agency to ever appeal a public records ruling by the Mississippi Ethics Commission to Chancery Court. 

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Flashback Friday: $40 Mill & a Job

Today's edition of Flashback Friday continues to take a look at who said what when it was time to vote for higher taxes to fund the construction of the Jackson Convention Center.   JJ reported last week that the convention center had an operating loss of  $1.4 million per year* and has already lost nearly $300,000 just a few months into the new fiscal year. Earlier post with financial statements. The Capital City sharecroppers promise it would generate $40 million in revenue and create 700 jobs when they told us to vote for higher taxes.  Check out these past editorials and articles.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Is It the End for the Dekes?

The National Organization is pulling the plugs on the Dekes at LSU.

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Something's Happening at the Zoo

It appears Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has chosen a new company to operate the Jackson Zoo. Posted on the agenda for next week's meeting of the Jackson City Council:

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Clinton Man Charged with Manslaughter

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Four in One Day

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Nissan Cutting Canton Production

Nissan is cutting shifts at the Canton plant. A memo sent to suppliers stated:

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DPS Reversed on Trooper Firing

The Employee Appeals Committee of the State Personnel Board reinstated a State Trooper who was fired for alleged domestic violence.  DPS Commissioner Marshall Fisher complained about the decision at a Legislative hearing last week:

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Awwww.....

Rough day yesterday.  4 homicides, accusations of police brutality, and of course the usual political drama at the Capitol.  Time to take a break and warm up your hearts.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Turmoil at JPD

Allegations of police misconduct rocked JPD today.  These posts appeared on Facebook this morning.

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Stamps for PSC Commish

Jackson Ward 4 Councilman DeKeither Stamps is running for the Public Service Commission.  He announced on Facebook:

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Homicide in Jackson

JPD issued the following statement. 

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House Passes Rural Broadband Bill

Speakah of the House Phillip Gunn issued the following statement.

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Butler Snow Up for National Award

Butler Snow is on the short list for a "Law Firm of the Year" award.  The Mississippi Business Journal reported yesterday:

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Sid Salter: Book Preserves State's Reaction to "Integrate at Once" Court Order

School desegregation in Mississippi was a tough, messy and often a very dangerous business.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Blast from the Past

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig.  Nuff said.

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Dental School Offers Freek Week of Dental Care

UMMC issued the following statement.

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Accused Preacher Killer Received a Blessing

JPD made a second arrest in the murder of Reverend Anthony Longino.  JPD stated in a press release:

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Electric Co-ops & Lord Snow Fight Member Refunds

Are electric power associations overcharging their members? Tis the question asked in a war waged in court between several Mississippi electric cooperatives and their members. The members keep winning but the electric power associations keep appealing. 

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Monday, January 14, 2019

GOT Tease

April is coming so HBO released a teaser video last night.

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Fitch Announces A.G. Run

State Treasurer and Master of Coin Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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Gannett For Sale?

Gannett may be on the auction block.  The Wall Street Chronicle reported today:

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Arrest made in Wal-mart Murder

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Sanders SPEAKS!!!

Enoch is looking a little old.  Might be slowing down. 

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Suspect Arrested, Confesses in Church Murder

JPD issued the following statement.

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Best Things in Life Worth the Wait

UMMC issued the following press release.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mayor Speaks on Murders

Update (1/13/19): Suspects arrested in both murders. More to follow.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Lock & Load! Murder Suspects at Large (Updated)

Crime Update (9:15 PM): Man was shot to death in the parking lot of the South Jackson Walmart tonight on Greenway Drive off Hwy 18.  

Update (3:15 PM): JPD is questioning a person of interest.  He is 14 years old.  Deceased Pastor's name is Anthony Longino. 

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Waffle House Robbed

JPD issued the following statement Friday night.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

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

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Bill Crawford: Best Financial Shape Ever for MS?

State revenue collections are running ahead of target. The state rainy day fund and other reserves are full of cash. Agency budget cuts appear to be behind us. Pointing to all this, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said "Mississippi is in our best financial and fiscal shape in our history." Speaker of the House Philip Gunn chimed in saying, "This is the result of conservative practices over the last seven years." That seven years covers the tenure of Reeves, Gunn and Gov. Phil Bryant in their current leadership positions.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

When Goff Was Off

Nothing like a good ole fashioned prank...

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James Tulp: Trump Shouldn't Build the Wall Because of...Climate Change?

It is becoming increasingly likely that Trump will have to declare a national emergency and use the military to build the wall. Some Republicans don't like that.

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Commissioner Cries to Legislature.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher whined to the legislature Thursday about alleged unfair treatment from the State Personnel Board.  The Commish thinks he has the right to be a dictator and fire anyone who catches his ire, the truth be damned.  Unfortunately, a Clarion-Ledger reporter,  Giacomo Bologna, fell for his act hook, line, and sinker.  Mr. Bologna reported:

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Once Upon a Time....

Morgan Freeman appeared on The Electric Company.  Enjoy the videos posted below.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Flashback Friday: Convention Center

$40 million and a job.  Actually, 700 jobs.  Capital City sharecropping, 21st century style. That was the promise of the Jackson Convention Center.  Today's edition of Flashback Friday will begin to take a look at how the Jackson Convention Center came to be.   See for yourself.

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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head Today

People went damn nuts in Jackson today.  Just sickening.  JPD issued the following statements.

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Ridgeland Darwin Award Attempt Fails

The Ridgeland Police Department released the following statement and video.

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Visit Jackson Tries to Bail out Convention Center

Visit Jackson agreed to contribute $450,000 to the Jackson Convention Center as its fortunes continued to worsen.  The Convention Center lost $1.4 million in FY 2018 and continued to lose money through the end of the year.


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Tollifon Becomef Pro-Tem

Leftenent Governor Tate Reevef iffued the following ftatement.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bully, Bully

Correction: Public Notice published three weeks ago. 

The Board of Dental Examiners, the Grand Poobahs who regulate the dental profession in Mississippi, are holding a work session on a Saturday. You read that correctly.  The Board if going to discuss making changes to several regulations but will do so on the weekend.    Meanwhile, check out how the Board treats dentists who dare to come before the Board and say their peace.

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Where's Wallace?

Edwards Mayor Marcus Wallace is running for MDOT Central Commissioner.  The Madison County resident posted on Facebook:

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Hughes Calls on Hilbert to Resign

This post is written by and paid for by the Jay Hughes for Lieutenant Governor campaign.

Long-time Mississippi Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann, announced Wednesday that he is running for Lieutenant Governor. His opponent in the highly contested race for the second highest elected position in the state, Jay Hughes (D-Lafayette), has now formally asked him to resign from his current office due to the fact that he will be serving as the Chief Elections Officer with the authority of election oversight, and disputes and irregularities related to them.

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FBI Still Investigating Capitol Nooses

The FBI is investigating the placement of several nooses and signs on the Capitol grounds on the day before the November 27, 2018 Senate election.   JJ obtained a copy of the police report.  It is posted below.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Oops!

Time for some humor.  A Uber driver in Baltimore told a San Diego running back the Ravens would win - without realizing who his fare was.

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Drive-by Kills One

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Gowan Blessed a Bank Robber

Here is another blessing from the Hinds County criminal justice system.  Remember Elijah Harris? He tried to rob a bank in Clinton and did it with a smile.

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Jailbird!

Lamar Adams began serving his 235-month sentence this week at a federal prison in Arkansas.

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Get Well Cards Needed!

Don't know of there is a Gofundmepage set up but this fella needs your cards and prayers while he is in the hospital.

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Wilbert Running for Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State Gibbit Hosemann issued the following statement.

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Police Chase Ends in Shooting

A Richland police chase into Jackson ended in a shooting of the suspect Saturday night.  WAPT reported:

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Sid Salter on Turning 60

Longevity runs in my family on both sides. My father lived to a few weeks shy of 76 years. My mom made it 82 years. My grandmothers lived to be 93 and 101 respectively. One grandfather died at 76 and the other at 81.  Those numbers tend to be encouraging as I celebrate my 60th birthday this week – or at least with no scientific fact to support my belief, I choose to be encouraged by them. But those numbers represent the up side of my realities.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sheriff Mason Wants Another Term

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason announced on Facebook he will run for re-election this year. The announcement is posted below.

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Burton Resigns Leadership Position


State Senator Terry Burton (R-JD Stiller) resigned his position of Pro-Tem of the Senate.  The Senate has not yet chosen a successor.  He also said he will not seek re-election

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It's Foster v. Tate

State Representative Robert Foster qualified to run for Governor this morning at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. Looks like we got us a steel-cage, no rules, loser leave town match in August.  See for yourself below .

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We're Going to Bring You the Power!

Since the electric cooperatives of Mississippi are attempting to flex some muscle as they try to bring broadband internet service to rural Mississippi, JJ took a quick peek at their tax returns.  JJ occasionally posts the 990's of Mississippi non-profit organizations.  The co-ops get their turn at bat in this post. 

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Jackson Gets $1 Million for Oneline Project

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following press release. 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Baker Runs for A.G.

State Representative Marcus Baker issued the following statement. 

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Here They Come

It should come as no surprise that State Senator Terry Burton's 2nd Offense DUI arrest would not go unnoticed in his district. Tyler McCaughn issued the following statement.

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Matchbook Monday

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

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Pit Bull Pack Attack in Northeast Jackson

A pack of three pit bulls jumped into a Northeast Jackson resident's back yard, killed a small dog, and then chased the family.  Unfortunately, the JPD animal control officer refused to seize the dogs but instead returned them to the owner.  Good boy!

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Bill Crawford: Needed: Brain Power

“Area’s with brain power have a competitive advantage over other areas,” I researched and wrote in a column 16 years ago. “Brain power is the gold of the 21st Century in America.”

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FOOD FIGHT!!! (Literally)

A fight broke out at the Food Depot on Northside Drive in Jackson last night.  The store was forced to close early.  It is not known if JPD arrested anyone.  The video of the fight is posted below. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

He believes in you even when you don't believe in yourself is the message of today's sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon.  Dr. Pollard preached from Matthew 5:13-16 in this 1990 sermon.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Child Kidnapped, Suspect Shoots at Police

JPD issued the following statement.

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The Apprentice: Dark Side Version

Came across this gem of a fan-produced Star Wars short.  Pretty good production value and fleshed out the Darth Maul storyline a little.  Hell, it told the story of Maul better than did Lucas. 

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Vance Wants the Big Star

Richard Spooner, Les Tannehill, Lee Vance, and Sheriff Victor Mason qualified to run for Hinds County Sheriff. So much for March 1. 

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Rez Discharge Increased

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

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Country Saviors or Crony Capitalists?

Will rural Mississippi finally get better internet access? There are many pleasures to be gained from enjoying the pastoral life.  Unfortunately, a bane of such living is the lack of broadband internet access in much of Mississippi.  Living in the sticks too often means just that - living in the sticks away from copper and fiber.  Mississippi electric coops will try to get permission from the legislature this year to provide internet service to "underserved" areas in Mississippi.  Journeyman reporter Bobby Harrison reported in Mississippi Today recently:

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Let's Get Ready to Ruuuumble!!!

The Silly Season is upon us as candidates began qualifying this week.  The Governor's race, for some strange reason, brought to mind this video.

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Tate Announces Run for Governor

Leftenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following press release.

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What is Popular on Waitr in Jackson?

The Waitr app has taken the Jackson restaurant scene by storm.  The restaurant delivery app is popular in the Jackson area.  What do Jacksonians love to order?

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Driver of Flipped Bus Charged w/DUI

JPD issued the following statement.

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Man Severely Injured in Eagle Lake Hunting Accident

A tragic hunting accident took place last week at Eagle Lake. Although no one was killed, doctors were forced to amputate part of Matt Branch's leg after it was shot by a shotgun.  WBRZ (Baton Rouge) reported:

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bus Flips, Passengers Rescued

A daring rescue took place at the on-ramp of Pascagoula Street and I-55 where a Greyhound bus overturned on it's side.  Watch first responders rescued the trapped passengers in the video posted below.

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Will Johnny Paint #73 Black?

Madison resident Johnny Black, III posted this message on Facebook.

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PRVWSD to Discharge More H2O

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

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5 Die on State Highways During NY Holiday

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement. 

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Oops!

Somebody thought introducing a  bulldog to a longhorn was a good idea. What could possibly go wrong?

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Sid Salter: Will Miss. Lose Congressional Clout?

During the 2018 federal election cycle, The New York Times, The Washington ____ and other national news organizations examined the question of what they saw as Mississippi’s declining clout on Capitol Hill.
Clearly, the 2018 retirement of 45-year veteran Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran – who held the vastly influential post of Senate Appropriations Committee chairman – represents a tremendous loss of clout for the state. Republicans and Democrats alike statewide recognize that fact.

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Top Posts of 2018

JJ is turning over a new leaf and posting below the top ten posts of 2018.  They are ranked according to the traffic generated for each post. JJ thought you might like to know what you liked to read on this website before we move into the new year. 

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