Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Funny of the Day

Snowflake meets Sensai Kreese......

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Mayor: Hinds Public Defender Refuses to Work in Clinton Municipal Court


Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher issued the following statement.

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A Master at Work

Steve Doudaklian arrives every day at his Bedo's Leatherworks in Virginia, usually wearing a pair of Alden Indy boots that are nearly ten years old.  After brewing some Najjar coffee, he begins work, surrounded by worn-out shoes, stacks of fresh soles, a plethora of tools, and an atmosphere of hard work.  The warm aroma of fresh leather fills the air.  Make no mistake, Steve Doudaklian is no mere local shoe repairman but is a Championship cobbler.
 




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Baker Defends State Flag



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Why did Airport CEO Leave?

Carl Newman's sudden resignation as the CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority on March 26 surprised more than a few people.  The CEO was well-respected by the local business community and his peers.  He was the past-Chairman of the American Association of Airport Executives.  However, the minutes of the JMAA Board of Commissioner's March 25 meeting provide some more information about why he resigned.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Mayor Launches Quiz of Water/Sewer Dept

Jackson First Consul Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Mayor: Jackson To Pay $7 Million Per Year on Siemens Bonds Til '41

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement at a press conference this afternoon:

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Gawgia Gonna Gawgia

The folks at SEC Shorts are at it again, this time the subject is Coach Saban's recent hip surgery.

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CL Creates Jackson Homicide Map

Jackson has experienced 32 homicides in 2019.  The troubling trend worsened as there were 8 shootings and two homicides this weekend in the Bold New City.  Want to know where they are? Never fear, the Clarion-Ledger is here.  The state newspaper created a homicide map that is posted below. 

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Shooting at Tracewood Apartments

It appears someone got stupid.  JPD tweeted:

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GOT Pre-Game

Big night tonight on Game of Thrones.  If you just have to have something to tide you over until 8:04 PM, here are a couple of items.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Can't make it to church this morning? No problem.  Enjoy this 1990 sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: Prosperity Indicators Not So Good

Mississippi politicians running for re-election or higher office are out, about, and on social media touting how good things are and how they helped make things that way.

Well, some things are good, but some are far from good. One is population growth, rather, lack thereof.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Idiot of the Day

A would-be criminal actually thought it would be a good idea to rob a - get this - a boxing club with martial arts instructors.

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Breaking Down the Shuckers' Jive

Did a consultant shuck and jive Biloxi into falling for a bad bond deal? The city of Biloxi is paying $600,000 per year for bonds that were used to pay for the construction of a stadium to host the AA minor league Biloxi Shuckers. A Johnson Consulting "study" projected attendance to average 4,300 per game. Unfortunately, the Shuckers have averaged 2,530 per game, a far cry from the home runs promised by the consultants. Posted below are some highlights of the "study."

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Lighten Up, Francis

Believe it or not, someone really doesn't get the "We Need More Cowbell" joke. Bloomberg opinion writer Noah Smith tweeted:

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Canton Mart BK Robbed

JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Put This Man in Charge of MDE

It appears a candidate for Hinds County Sheriff might be the perfect replacement for State Superintendent of Education.

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Dear Bureaucrats....

It appears some of you haven't exactly read the Open Meetings Act.  The Kingfish has attempted to look at minutes of various government agencies only to be told that he had to file a public records request.  Um, no.  Since a few bureaucrats, politicians, and gummint lawyers haven't bothered to read the law, here is what the Open Meetings Act actually says about minutes:

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Mayor Wants to Borrow Money to Fix Roads

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wants to use the 1% sales tax funds to borrow money to repave roads.  The Northside Sun reported last week:

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Driver Surrenders in Briarwood Hit & Run

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MDOC Seized 11,863 Cellphones in 2018

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following press release.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ridgeland PD Seeks Credit Card Thief

The Ridgeland Poh-lice Department issued the following press release and pictures.

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Leading By Example

Drivers at the Terry Road exit got to see the JPD Police Chief in action this morning.  WJTV's Terrance Friday posted this pictures on Twitter:

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Funds Short for Teacher Pay Raises (Updated)

Update: MDE CFO Letter to Legislature published at bottom of post. 

The political and education worlds in Mississippi exploded yesterday after it was discovered that the legislature did not appropriate enough money to fund teacher pay raises this year thanks to an error made by the Mississippi Department of Education.  MDE kicked off the ruckus with this press release yesterday:

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Former Tallahatchie Sheriff Gets Six Years

The former Sheriff of Tallahatchie County will now get a chance to experience the criminal justice system from the other side of the bars.  U.S. District Judge Mike Mills sentenced William Brewer to serve six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of extorting a bribe in November.  The FBI caught Brewer running a protection racket for a drug dealer as Sheriff.

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Look at Me, I'm Jen-ni Monet

A reporter decided to pull the "Do You Know Who I Am?" card when she was arrested in New Mexico. Tsk-tsk.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Night King Cometh

Title fight on Game of Thrones Sunday night.  The set-ups are over, now it's time to get down to the business of war.  Dragons, Dothraki, Unsullied, Valerian steel, and a bunch of rough and tough Northmen yet the best army Westeros has ever seen might still get wiped out Sunday night.  HBO released several photos of the upcoming episode (posted below).  If you need some action before the weekend, Youtube released Season 2 of Cobra Kai last night.  The series is worth the price of a one month subscription although be warned - you might get used to having no ads on Youtube videos.

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Was Biloxi Shucked?

It appears Biloxi fell into the same baseball-bond trap that ensnared Pearl.  WLOX reported yesterday:

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Hemp Cultivation Task Force To Begin Work

Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson issued the following press release.

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Counterfeiter Busted

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Fading Away

 It appears yet another shopping center-mall-outlet mall-strip mall - whatever you call it is fading away in Mississippi. Check out this one in Batesville.

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Street Justice?

It appears some street justice was meted out after a 14 year-old was murdered in Jackson last weekend. WLBT reported last night:

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Sid Salter: Public Health Care is State and Federal Government's Most Vexing Challenge

I often wrote over the course of 35 years about public health care finance with a level of personal engagement that reminds me today much of a walk through a really fine zoo. The exhibits were intriguing, yes, but I could certainly lose interest quickly and move on to another topic.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Baker Will Defend "In God We Trust" Motto



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Possible Measles Exposure at Turtle Creek Mall

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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Welcome Back!

Theres Apel said see ya to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and came back to her true calling.   The star reporter joined WLBT/Fox 40 yesterday.   She tried a different gig but let's just face it, some people just have it in their blood and she is no exception.  Her announcement is posted below.

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60 Years for Child Porn

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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State Auditor Fires Back on Education Spending

State Auditor Shad White fired back at his critics.  Mr. White stated in a report issued last week that spending on administrative costs in public schools rose while the number of teachers and students fell over the last ten years. The education lobby didn't like that one report one bit and challenged its findings, claiming it didn't account for inflation and other factors.  Mr. White's reply is posted below.

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JPD Arrests Suspects in Lil Lonnie Murder

JPD tweeted yesterday that arrests were made in the murder of rapper Lil Lonnie that took place a year ago:

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Naked News, Capitol Street Edition

 WARNING: POST HAS PARTIAL NUDITY & GRAPHIC PICTURES!

 A  Naked Man Event (NME)  took place Saturday night in front of the Mayflower Cafe.  An adult male stood at the corner of Roach Street and Capitol Street, caddy-corner to the Mayflower Cafe at 6:45 PM, and proceeded to take off his clothes.  The street theatre performance continued as he proceeded to channel his inner Cassius Clay and jump rope off and on for the next 20-30 minutes.

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14 Year-Old Shot to Death

JPD tweeted the following statements.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Blazer Block

Check out what has been blocking Greymont Avenue since Thursday:

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Missing Child Alert

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Happy Easter

The late Dr. Frank Pollard delivered a powerful Easter message in this 1999 sermon on the Pre-Easter Parade.  Enjoy Easter Sunday.

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Bill Crawford: Strong Safety Net Not Socialism

Evil socialism is about to take over America and Mississippi.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

"The Kick Heard Round the World"

Larusso or Lawrence, who ya got? Did Daniel cheat? Should Johnny be the legend? ESPN's 30 for 30 answers these questions and more, much more, as it takes a look at one of the most storied rivalries in sports history. 

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D.A. Withdraws Brune Indictment

Former Downtown Jackson Partners employee Linda Brune no longer faces the prospect of going to prison.  Madison-Rankin Assistant District Attorney Ashley Allen withdrew the indictment for embezzlement yesterday in Madison County Circuit Court.

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Gluckstadt Glitch?

It looks like the Gluckstadt incorporation is not a done deal, after all.   Peco Foods and Ron Hutchinson filed notices of appeal yesterday in Madison County Chancery Court.  Attorney Bob Montgomery represents Peco Foods while attorney Sheldon Alston, SR represents Mr. Hutchinson.  Chancellor James Walker approved the incorporation of Gluckstadt recently.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Measles Traveler visits Hattiesburg

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobb is holding a press conference on Measles right now.  Watch the presser below.  Apparently a  traveler with measles visited Hattiesburg.  There were two locations were people may have been exposed. April 9 at Subway Restaurant at Circle K (Highway 11) in Hattiesburg between 2 and 4 PM and Raising Canes on Hardy Street  on April 5 from 10-11 PM.

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Zoo Re-opens Tomorrow


Thanks to the Jackson Zoo staff and the crew sent by City of Jackson Parks and Recreation, clean up and immediately necessary repairs from Thursday's storms were completed ahead of schedule, around noon today (Friday).  The park is ready for weekend and holiday visitors starting at 9 am on Saturday, April 20th.

The Jackson Zoo Discovery team will be ready for the Earth Day Celebration in the Gertrude C Ford Education Building starting at 10 am, with activities continuing until 1 pm. The activities are included with general admission and membership.

In addition, the Livingston Train and the Endangered Carousel will be running for $2 per ride, and Back Yard Burgers will be open in the Elephant House Cafe from 10 am until 2 pm with lunch and treat options. Please follow http://facebook.com/JacksonZoo for further updates.

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You Geaux, Girl!

Imagine the surprise a woman felt when she dropped her truck off at the shop for repair only to see a dealership employee joy-riding in her truck later in the day? Peggy Thompson was quite shocked to see a Mac-Haik employee doing just that recently.  However, this being 2019, she did what most people today would do: she took pictures of the joy-riding with her Iphone and posted it for all to see on Facebook - in the public section, of course:

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Receiver Submits Report in Lamar Adams Case

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

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Shakedown at MDOC

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement.

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Power Out at Jail

Update:  Power restored.

JJ is experiencing technical difficulties, actually a difficulty as in no power since yesterday afternoon.  However,  never fear, JJ can report one bit of news. The power is out at RDC and the generators don't work.  Needless to say,  there are quite a few ticked off inmates as the inability to recharge their iPhone is quite maddening to them. 
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

555 & Counting

The CDC reports there were 555 cases of Measles from January 1 to April 11.  The CDC reports on its website:

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Jay Hughes: Auditor Blames Schools

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Heartbreaking

Fox40's Mike Sands disclosed the heartbreaking news this week that he is leaving the station and returning to Philadelphia, PA.   The beloved sportscaster has been fighting cancer for quite some time but things took a tragic turn.  The video of his announcement is posted below. 

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Madison County Schools Closing Early

The Madison County School District issued the following statement .

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Bedwetter Alert: Flying Circus Edition

The BBC made the mistake of attacking Monty Python for being too white.  Yes, this doofus of diversity thought it was a good idea to risk bombardment by the Flying Circus.  The Telegraph reported:

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Baker Will Take "Heartbeat Bill" to Supreme Court if Need Be as A.G.

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Hinds County Remembers the Easter Flood

JJ continues to remember the Easter Flood of 1979.  Hinds County produced a slide show to commemorate the disaster.  It is posted below. 

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West Capitol Street Homicide

JPD tweeted the following statement.

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Brandon Amphitheater Beating Expectations

The Brandon amphitheater exceeded projections.  Brandon Mayor Butch Lee said the note was paid for the year with money left over to fund improvements at the complex.   WLBT reported last night:

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Sid Salter: Education, Healthcare, Roads and Taxes, As Usual, Will Dominate 2019 Elections

My active observations of Mississippi statewide elections stretch back to the 1970s and what remains fascinating to me is how little the issues have changed since those days.

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State Auditor: Fewer Teachers & Students BUT More Admins in Public Schools

State Auditor Shad White said spending on administrators "ballooned" while the number of teachers and students fell in Mississippi public schools over the last ten years.  Mr. White made the allegations in a report he released this morning.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

How Do You Pronounce "Gautier"?

The folks at It's a Southern Thing, Y'all came up with some interesting pronunciations of Mississippi towns.

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Investigator Sentenced in Fraud Case

The Justice Department issued the following statement

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Remembering the Easter Flood

It's been 40 years since Jackson suffered the Easter Flood.  Most of downtown Jackson went underwater.  The roof of the Coliseum suddenly appeared as an isle of white in the midst of a sea of brown.  Homes were lost, businesses were ruined, and countless families suffered the pain of rebuilding as the unforgiving water spared no effort in spreading a path of destruction. 


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"White Folks Still Run This Thing"

"These Uncle Tom Negroes", "White folks still run this thing", Jim Hood, water bills,  and other complaints filled the Sunday morning talk show for Kenneth Stokes and the Reverend P.J. Williams. The Reverend even provided a well-informed discussion on the drug trade. Enjoy.  REEEEEEEEVVVVVV!!!!!!!

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When the Music Stops

Great.  A school district is forced to cut its music education programs. The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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MHP Wants You!

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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FDA Changes Policy on Opioid Withdrawal

Chronic pain sufferers just obtained some relief from the FDA.  The agency advised physicians to slowly wean patients off of opioids if they are "physically dependent" instead of suddenly going "cold turkey."  FDA issued the safety bulletin posted below yesterday:

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Monday, April 15, 2019

When Tragedy Gives Life

UMC issued the following press release written by Ruth Cummins.

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Notre Dame Burning Down

Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire.  Streaming video posted below. Please no, just no. 

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5 Years Yet No Justice for Murdered Grandmother

The family of the late Helen Harrion still waits for justice to be served after the South Jackson grandmother was killed five years ago.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Alonzo Stewart for her murder but the case continues remain stuck in the mud of the state mental health system. 

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MDOC Costs Rise

The PEER Committee issued the following statement. 

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Oh No, Oloh Fire Dept. Bookkeeper Arrested

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Funny But True

What do Julian Assange, Aunt Becky, and a porn star lawyer have in common? They were all the subject of a Saturday Night Live video last night:

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Domestic Violence Murder in Ridgeland

 Update: Son allegedly killed father.

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Wow!

Check out this frightening video of the tornado that ripped through Vicksburg yesterday. It was shot by someone at Key City Brewing Company.

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Experiencing New Life

If the weather kept you from going to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Bill Crawford: Status Quo Makes No Sense

Whether you deplore the way the Mississippi Legislature currently operates or you rejoice in its works, change is needed. The status quo makes no sense.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

The New Dylan

Listen at your own peril.  Don't say you weren't warned.

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Could've Been Worse

A carjacking suspect took Florida deputies for a crazy ride in this video as he sought a suicide by cop. Unfortunately, he got his wish. 

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Priester Speaks!

The Kingfish will be tied up for the afternoon and unable to post.  However, don't despair.  Posted below is a recent interview Jackson City Council President Melvin Priester, Jr. gave to WSJU-TV.  Enjoy.

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Crimestoppers Alert

Crimestoppers issued the following alert.

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Sale of the Day

Quite a few of you asked when Allen Edmonds will have a good sale, so JJ is letting you know there is one right now.  You can order from their website.   If you want to save even more money, you can buy their Factory seconds.  However, the seconds are on a different website and use a different procedure for ordering. 

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Court to Approve Sale of Lamar Adams Home.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves will hold a hearing to approve the final sale of Lamar Adams' home on 134 St. Andrews Drive in Jackson on May 10.

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Rankin Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ben-Hur Returns to Big Screen Next Week

The classic version of Ben-Hur, not that shallow CGI crap from a few years ago, returns to the theatre next week.  Watch the chariot races as they were meant to be seen - on the big screen.  Showtimes are posted below.




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Match Day Mishap at UMC


Match Day is a milestone on the path to becoming a doctor.  It is a day when graduating medical students find out where they will enter a residency program after med school.  UMC's Match Day was March 17.  Unfortunately for the entire graduating class, a UMC employee turned a day of joy into a day of horror as a congratulatory email included an attachment that contained a great deal of personal information about residency applicants.

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Idiot of the Day

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement.

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Hope the Pancakes Were Worth It.

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Go Over the Edge This Weekend!

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


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WSJ: Public Pensions Continue to Fall Behind Despite Earning More Money

Public pensions are getting great returns in the markets yet are falling behind in funding future benefits for their retirees.  The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday:

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Mississippi's Finest

Meet one of our Mississippi Troopers, fresh out of Trooper school.  Be careful when driving.  She's looking to give you a ticket. 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Good Job!

Just watched a wreck take place on Ridgewood and Old Canton Road.   Two black Suv's bearing no markings hauled ass inbound in center turn lanes on Old Canton Road with sirens blaring. SUV's unmarked.  Caused one car to rear end another one was everyone was slamming their brakes. Nice job. Hope it was a real emergency. 

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Animal Control Officer Suspended


JPD Animal Control Officer Paul Perry is on administrative leave while a quiz takes place.  

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SOLD!

The Court-appointed receiver in the Lamar Adams case asked for permission to sell his St. Andrew's Drive home for $540,000.  Receiver Allyson Mills stated in a motion:

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Madison County Superintendent Resigns

The Madison County School District sent this email to parents of its students today:

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CL: Higher Ed Spent Millions Lobbying

Mississippi universities love them some lobbyists.  The Clarion-Ledger put on its good government hat today as it reported Mississippi universities spend nearly $2 million on lobbying public officials:

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Sid Salter: Country's Full But Farm & Labor Shortages Persist

During a briefing on immigration and border security in Calexico, Calif., last week, President Donald Trump held fast to his steady contention that the U.S. immigration system was overburdened as he continued to push for a Southern border wall and tighter security to combat illegal border crossings.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A Hero Enters Valhalla

The last Doolittle Raider died today.  Lieutenant Colonel Dick Cole passed away at the age of 103 today.  The Northwest Florida Daily News reported:

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UMMC Wants to Trademark "Telemergency"

Will UMMC have exclusive use of the word "Telemergency"? UMMC has made some huge bets on telemedicine as it seeks to bring more health care providers and hospitals under its umbrella through this new-fangled way of practicing medicine.  UMMC filed an application to protect "Telemergency" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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More Transparency

The city of Jackson apparently has not records of adoptions and euthanizations at the Animal Control Center.  JJ submitted a public records request on February 11, 2019:

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Jackson Launches Data Portal

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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WSJ: Measles Cases Continue to Rise

Once eliminated in the United States, the Measles virus is mounting a comeback.  The Ccnter for Disease Control said there are now 465 cases of Measles in 19 states.   The Wall Street Journal reported today:

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The PERS Song Remains the Same

Check out the questionnaire posted below that the Mississippi Retired Public Employees' Association sent to legislative candidates.  The fourth question is particularly interesting.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

No Comment.

Wow.  Start listening to Mr. Stokes at 38:00.  

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Baker Will Protect Faith-Based Adoptions

This sponsored post is a press release from the Mark Baker for A.G. Campaign. 

Today, conservative Republican Attorney General candidate Mark Baker explained his commitment to upholding Mississippi laws shielding faith-based agencies from having to compromise their values, especially those upholding traditional marriages and families.

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Jackson Crime Update

JPD issued the following statements.

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Psssst..... the Password Is......

It appears our Attorney General is having a fund-raiser for the cool kids.  JJ would love to tell you where it is but we don't know where it will take place.  See for yourself.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Mold Ignores City Plans, Ruins 34,000 Books

Good job, Jackson. The Jackson-Hinds library system lost 34,000 books to mold at the Charles Tisdale library after the city dithered for nearly two years. The Northside Sun reported Wednesday:

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Blessing the Peacemakers

The late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist Jackson) preached on the "Be-attitudes" in this edition of Sunday Morning Sermons.

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Bill Crawford: Will Lesser-Known Candidates Save Us From Our Saviors?

First a correction. Last week I wrote there are 13 candidates for governor; instead there are 14. I left out Constitution Party candidate Bob Hickingbottom. My apologies.

The Associated Press labeled most of these as "lesser known candidates." While it is unlikely a lesser known candidate will win a party nomination, this is Mississippi where lesser knowns surprise us.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ouch!

It appears some JPD cruisers stored behind the old satellite office on Farish Street were mighty tempting targets for some thieves.

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Bodycam Shows Police Confronting Dak's Dogs

TMZ obtained police bodycam video of the seizure of Dak Prescott's pit bulls.  The dogs are very lucky to be alive as a police officer aimed his M-4 semiautomatic rifle at them as they approached.  The video is posted below.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Aftermath

HBO dropped a new Game of Thrones trailer.  Enjoy.

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Flashback Friday: Yazoo City Destroyed

Rumored to be the curse of the Witch, fire and brimstone incinerated Yazoo City a little more than 100 years ago  Today's edition of Flashback Friday takes a look at the "Destruction of Yazoo City." 

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Millsaps/Chism Poll: Voters Want Higher Minimum Wage, Higher Taxes, Better Roads

Don't really have time to clear the weeds this morning but here is a poll Millsaps College and Chism Strategies released yesterday.  Some highlights are:

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Bathrooms = Mo' Money

Golden crappers make for um, economic development.  A member of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Board of Commissioners pushed mighty hard to spend $300,000 to renovate the bathrooms at Hawkins Field in order to generate economic activity.  The July 2018 minutes state:

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

If You Think You Are Having a Bad Day.....

Nothing like flying without some landing gear as a seventeen year old student pilot found out six months ago.  Maggie Taraska attempted to fly solo from Beverly Airport in Massachussetts to Portland Maine.  However, she quickly discovered something was wrong upon takeoff.  The control tower informed her that the right wheel was missing.  What took place next ran the entire gamut of human emotions.  Listen for yourself as the tower talks her down to a safe landing sans landing gear.

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Mayor Reports Water Theft Investigation at Water/Sewer Admin

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Is Parking Meter Help On the Way?

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Delbert on Education



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Child Molester Guilty on 3 Counts in Rankin

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

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The Smiles Are Gone for Kool Smiles

Kool Smiles? Kool What? The dentistry chain recently changed its name after enduring a spell of bad publicity.  The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported yesterday:

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Would Not Have Happened East of the Mississippi

When the Delta Tau Chis came to the University of Oregon......

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Deputy's Gear Recovered, Weapon Still Missing

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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JPD Arrests Old Friend of JJ

JPD issued the following statement yesterday.

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Fishhook Queen Charged Again

The War of Natchez Trace Village continues with no signs of abatement as the Fishhook Queen, Mary Watkins, was charged with petit larceny after she allegedly and illegally removed several signs announcing a meeting with Madison officials.  She was recently convicted of simple assault by threat after she cast fish hooks at two young boys who were riding their jet skis on Culley Lake. 


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Sid Salter: Florence Mars, James Meredith Memoirs Offer Insight Into Troubled South

I have distinct memories of two memorable, inimitable figures from the civil rights era in Mississippi whose lives and experiences are featured in two books published by the University Press of Mississippi, the state’s academic book publishing press, that are now in bookstores or available at upress.state.ms.us.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

This will Not End Well

Reality Show in Jackson? Uh-oh.  This has to be an April Fool's thing.  Has to be.

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For Sale! Reasonable Offers Accepted!

This Northeast Jackson mansion can be yours if.........the price is right.

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LOOK AT ME!!! (Video)

"Cyclops, if any mortal human being asks about the injury that blinded you,
tell them Odysseus destroyed your eye, a sacker of cities, Laertes’ son, a man from Ithaca."
The Odyssey

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Shooting at Select10 Hotel.

 Will D.A. ask for no bond?

JPD issued the following statement.

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Porter Bingham Pleads Not Guilty

Disgraced municipal financial advisor Porter Bingham pleaded not guilty in federal court today.  A grand jury indicted him recently for bank fraud, money laundering, and wire fraud that were allegedly committed in a $2 million bond sale for Rolling Fork in 2015.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Police Stop Pilgrimage to Visit the Witch

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Deputy's Weapon & Vest Stolen

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Reeves Praises 2019 Legislature

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

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The Return of the Spiff

Spaceman Spiff returns:

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Liquor War Brewing in Canton

A man who wants to build a liquor store in Canton intends to sue the city after it  said it will not approve a permit to build a liquor store even though it issued him a privilege license. 

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The Queens Pays a Visit to City Hall


The Queens has had enough and don't mind saying so to City Hall.  Leaders of the Queens subdivision  paid a visit to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and the City Council on March 19.  Neighborhood leaders such as Doris Devine made it clear they were fed up with the lack of progress in fixing Jackson's problems.  She even complained about a city worker asleep on the job.

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

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

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS
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