Sunday, June 30, 2019

Suspected Dollar General Thieves Caught

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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What Did He Say?

Too funny.

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How Much Will It Cost?

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

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Bill Crawford: Where You Live Matters

Where you live matters, they say.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

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


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

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Officer Survives Dragging, Escapee Captured

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Riot at Raymond Detention Center

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

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When is Independence Day?

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

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SOS Auctioning Rankin Properties

Secretary of State Hibbit Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Census Estimates Jackson Shrank 5% Since 2010.

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

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UMC Officers Fabricated Report

UMC issued the following statement.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Watkins Wins the Battle of the Fishhook

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




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Woman Arrested for Sex W/Minor

JPD tweeted the following statement and mug shot.

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Reeves Beats Waller, Hood in YP Poll

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

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WOOOOOOOOO!

Guess who's coming to Jackson this weekend. 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Past is Never Dead at The Faulkner

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

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Biden Thrashes Dems in Mississippi Poll

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

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Mayor Fires Back in Water Bill Lawsuit

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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

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

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Once Upon a Time.....

 Led Zeppelin played in Baton Rouge.....

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5 Arrested in Ridgeland Park Murder

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

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Lost Pizza Company Loses

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

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Judge Appointed in Siemens Case

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

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Cursed in Life

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

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Docs & Nurses Busted in TRICARE Fraud

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Homicide on Bailey

JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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

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

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Belhaven U Joins NCAA

Belhaven University issued the following statement. 

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Bedwetter Alert

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

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bill Crawford: Suit Exposes Charter School Overreach

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

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Have You Ever Been Scared?

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

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Andy Taggart: Moving Forward



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Sheriff Mason's Lawsuits Settle for $330,000

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

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Flashback Friday: From Von Seutter to The Faulkner

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

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Arrests Made in Ridgeland Homicide

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 



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Tate Reeves: Mississippi Conservative



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Justice for Chelsie Delayed Yet Again

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

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Supremes Overturn Curtis Flowers Conviction

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

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

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Hood To Appeal Fetal Heartbeat Bill Ruling

Lord Protector James Tiberius Hood issued the following statement. 

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Brings Care Team Together for Mothers & Babies

UMMC issued the following press release written by Annie Oeth. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Adopt This Mutt.


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

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Stanford Gets Double Life for Killing Grandparents.

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

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Long Live the Queen?

Will she live?

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It Takes Only One Vote

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

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Back on the Street!

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

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

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Beating of Nat King Cole

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

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

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$20,000 Bond for Capital Murder?

Attorney Warren Martin issued the following statement:

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Commissioner Gipson Speaks on His Father

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

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ITT Students Get Debt Relief

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Double Trouble in Ridgeland

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

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

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

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

JXN Water Customers Sue to Stop Water Cut-offs

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

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Ridgeland Robbery

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

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Siemens Update

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

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


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

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30 Years for Kidnapping & Robbery

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

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Receiver Files Status Report in Lamar Adams Case

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

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Monday, June 17, 2019

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

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

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Deputy Indicted for Raping Inmate

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Crime Stats? What Crime Stats?

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

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Open Thread of Sorts

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

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The Siemens Curse Struck Hemphill


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

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Homicide on Breton Street

JPD issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Showdown in H-Burg

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

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"Look at Me"

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

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Bill Crawford: Foster Pushes Medicaid Reform

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

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

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

They Built It, Now Come See It

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

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Fight of the Day

Live from New York City......

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Come to Mark Baker Fund-raiser Tuesday

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

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FOOD FIGHT: Siemens Edition

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

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Friday, June 14, 2019

DPS Issues Alert for LEO Threat

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Court Seizes M.A.C.'s Fees

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

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Bigger Pie Forum: Out of Whack Salaries at DHA

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

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Is Too Sweet Dead?

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

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Time to Apply for Special Needs Scholarships

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hood Sues to Stop T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Attorney General James T. Hood issued the following statement.

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Newspaper Reports on Alston Case

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


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Jackson Will Prosecute Water Theft

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

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Police Chaplain's Son Arrested for Drug Dealing Again

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

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Daycare Fraud Costs Over $75,000

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CHS Asks for Yazoo Flooding Relief

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement. 

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A Part of Jackson Dies......

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

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Jackson Sues Siemens & Minority "Sham" Contractors

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

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Tate: In God We Trust



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Sid Salter: 2019 Flood Worse than 1927?

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

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Trump Nominates Mississippi Vet to 5th

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

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Rankin Chase Ends at Airport

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement yesterday.

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UMMC Partners with Capital Ortho

UMMC issued the following press release.

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Baker Spells Out A.G. Platform

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

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

- Alston will likely only serve 18 months in prison. 

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

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Live from New Albany

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

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Crime Snows Under Snobiz

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

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Palmer Finally Files

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

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The Investment Kill Zone

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

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Houston Homicide

JPD tweeted the following statement.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Idiots of the Day

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

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How a Good Man Messes Up

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

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

Antidisestablishmentarianism.

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

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Man Killed on Clinton Blvd.

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


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D + 2: Liberation

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

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Homicide on Tifton

JPD issued the following statement.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Governor Requests Disaster Relief for Coast

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

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McDowell Murder

JPD tweeted the following statements.

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

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



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Gas Station Robber Gets 20 Years

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

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Flashback Friday: D+1

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


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jackson Warns of Water Scam

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Pet Store Opens at The District

The District at Eastover issued the following statement. 

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Commissioner's Father Killed (Updated)

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

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Strip of the Day

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

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75 Years

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

River Rising

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

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Stay Out of Belhaven Creek

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued the following statement.

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JMAA Issues RFQ for Boarding Bridge Project

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

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State Auditor: Pascagoula Misused Bond Money

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Zebulum James Competent to Stand Trial

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

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Just a Couple of Boyz....

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

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

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

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

DeNiro Would be Proud!

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

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Clinton Arrests Suspected Burglar, Public Defender Squawks

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Sugar-Busted?

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

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Reading-Gate Scores Rise on Retest

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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25 Years for 2 Shootings

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

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D.A. Drops Indictments Against State Auditor Employees

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

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Taggart Challenges Fitch

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

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Coahoma Crooks Caught

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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

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

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Hackers Knock Out Baltimore Government

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

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Will Too Sweet Go Back to Jail?

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

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Sonny Guy Golf Course Renamed for Pete Brown

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

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Coming to America

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

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JPD Looking for Murder Suspect

JPD issued the following statement and video.

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Being a Good Neighbor

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

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Bill Crawford: Debate Strategy Puts Lid on Issues

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

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Classic Returns

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




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Woman Killed in Front of Child

JPD tweeted the following statements. 

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Funeral Info for Senator Cochran

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

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James Tulp: We Have a Tolerance Problem

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

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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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