Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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. 

1. Why businesses leave Jackson.  The owner of Greenbrook Flowers suffered from a series of break-ins in March.  She told the City Council about her travails.  The response was "next."  This post generated the most traffic ever on Jackson Jambalaya.  Click on the link to watch the short video.

2.  Woman arrested for human trafficking.  Law enforcement officials busted a sex-trafficking ring in Jackson.

3. No indictment, no jail, accused Fortification Street killer goes free. Unfortunately, JJ was forced to report that one of the murder suspects in the Fortification Street murder case was released from jail since he was not indicted.  He was indicted and returned to custody.  He recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

4.  Tim-berrr.   JJ broke the story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Mississippi history.  Lamar Adams swindled his way through the creme de la creme of Jackson society as he sold phony timber investments that guaranteed double-digit returns.  He wound up pleading guilty.  The scandal ensnared two of the biggest law firms in Jackson as well.

5.  No bond for alleged sex trafficker.  This was the second post covering a sex trafficking and child porn ring that operated in Jackson.

6.  Alston, Jr. indicted for strangling and kidnapping girlfriend.  Once again, JJ covered a story completely ignored by the media.  The son of a prominent Jackson lawyer was indicted for allegedly beating, kidnapping, and strangling his girlfriend while they were students at Ole Miss.  She sued him in Hinds County Circuit Court for damages.  The criminal case has been continued several times in Lafayette County.

7. Feds: Lamar Adams took over $100 million in Ponzi scheme. This was the first post that published official confirmation of the Lamar Adams case.  The media ignored the story until they were spoon-fed the press release included in this post.

8.  You can't be serious.  The interest in this post was a bit of a surprise.  The Madison Central High School PTA decided to come up with a plan to sell/rent/lease parking spaces based upon levels of donations.

9.  Receiver sues Butler Snow & Baker Donelson in Lamar Adams case.  The SEC-appointed receiver sued Butler Snow, Baker Donelson, and several promoters in the Lamar Adams case.

10.  JA Senior killed in Ridgewood wreck. Everyone knows this story.  Nuff said.

Honorable mention: Clear-cutting the timber. JJ published the news that several members of Baker Donelson were involved in the Lamar Adams Ponzi scheme.  


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Kingfish......hope you have a great 2019. Take your vitamins and stay to news reporting, you are all we got.

Anonymous said...

JJ, what is the latest on Sheldon Alston?

Cynical Sam said...

Yes indeed, great job JJ. Do you really strike terror in the eyes of Jackson's bureaucrats when you enter a city hall office?

Anonymous said...

I am very worried for 2019, in Mississippi and the country overall.

Anonymous said...

Jackson already has its first murder of 2019.

Anonymous said...

When does L. Adams report to the federal prison?

Anonymous said...

The day will come when grandparents talk to their little grand-ones and refer to 2018 as "The Good Old Days". I guess that means the worst is yet to come.

Jees - I need to work out of this "what's coming up next" funk.

Cynical Sam said...

On a positive note, for a few hours Jackson had ZERO MURDERS for the year.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting how one guy with a strong work ethic can outperform the entire staff of the CL.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile...just how many stories did DonnerKay break?

Let me qualify that to read "relevant stories."

Anonymous said...


I find it interesting how one guy with a strong work ethic can outperform the entire staff of the CL.
January 2, 2019 at 5:02 PM >> . . agreed !! . . thank you mr j-j . . .

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If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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