Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Grenada Gunfight

It's getting real up in Grenada County.   The newly-elected County Prosecuting Attorney is going after Sheriff Alton Strider.  A series of rather explicit text messages are making the rounds up near the land of the lake.



What happened was two women ran for Circuit Clerk in the Grenada County Republican primary. There was no Republican primary for any other county offices. Thus that one Republican primary pulled approximately 1,500 votes away from the Democratic primary.

Sheriff Strider should've cakewalked to a primary victor but is now in an unexpected dogfight with Rolando "Ro" Fair. Strider won 43% of the vote while Fair won 34%. Ben Williams brought up the rear at 23%. The winner faces Republican Ricky Downs in the general election.

Meanwhile, Attorney Robbie Wilson beat out incumbent Adam Kirk 2,514 to 2,448 in the County Prosecutor Election. Wilson is the "Robbie" in the text.  "Taylor Hall" refers to the  box at Taylor Hall.

Kirk led at 10:30 with only the Taylor Box to go.


Taylor Hall was finally counted.... at 2 AM but Kirk still held a narrow lead of 23 votes.



The lead changed when the absentee ballots were counted after 5 AM:


It was the only lead change in county-wide races that took place after absentee ballots were counted.

It appears this one is going to get reeeeeeaaaal ugly.  Heck, it's already ugly.

Move over, Pelahatchie and Canton.  You got company. 

Kingfish  note:  Burning Bush is a church.

She supposedly went into the sheriff's office and got into it with him today. Well, let's just say Josh is no long employed at GCSO.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love local politics.

Anonymous said...

"your kirk friends are has-beens - I've slept with them too"

If you send out text messages as an elected official making threats and think it want come to light, well. . .HERE'S YOUR CARD.

Anonymous said...

That woman certainly has a mouth on her!!

Anonymous said...

A little confused. So, Robbie slept with Kirk friends, as in literally? She's married, right? Also, is the text to Strider?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Grenada has Carlos Moore there to straighten this out.

Anonymous said...

Is this what they mean in politics when they talk about nasty women? Because she actually sounds like she might be using House of Cards as a playbook instead of a cautionary tale.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood's voting base possesses a high level of integrity.

Anonymous said...

Judging by her glamor shot on her campaign fb account, I can see Robbie using what she has to get ahead. I don't know what the playing field looks like up in Grenada but she could compete with the policial elite in Madison.

Funny how women will admit to using sex privately but if an opponent dared to mention this during the next election it will be career ending sexism.

Anonymous said...

Who exactly is THEY? "THEY need a voice" "...you just gave me a reason to be THEIR leader" ?

Anonymous said...

She should be pretty embarrassed by this text. I would be. Who talks like this? That text makes her sound like a crazed, unruly nerdy tramp.

Anonymous said...

"Burning bush" and apparent admission of dalliances with a group of folk. I don't know what any of this is, but I like it. I like it a lot.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what her office smells like

Anonymous said...

poor deluded child...

Anonymous said...

Gotta' love that Skeeter Robinson received 24% of the votes for Coroner - is in the runoff - and he was recently arrested by the AG's office for fraud!

Anonymous said...

Where is the rest of the "series" of texts?

Anonymous said...

Cats got claws!...just not any political (or common) sense.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to tell him it's motherfucker, not "mother fucker." If you're going to use salty language, at least get it right.

PittPanther said...

12:24pm is very easy to please, or has low standards. Calm down, "Robbie" ain't all that.

Anonymous said...

So, she essentially admits that she stole an election (seems to be supported by the noted voting irregularities and absentee votes that came in very late), then says she will do it again to defeat the incumbent Sheriff if he does not promote and/or give a raise to her husband or boyfriend? This seems like text book extortion and also an admission of felonious electioneering.

I think that the Ethics Commission and the Secretary of State's Office might need to pay a visit to Grenada. Perhaps the US Attorney's Office in Oxford needs to head down Highway 7 to Grenada too.

If an investigation reveals irregularities in the voting at this precinct, it seems the results should be tossed.

Anonymous said...

Hello Robbie. Not associated with Kirk and live in a boat on the lake. Would love to discuss this situation with you and learn how to become a has been.

Anonymous said...

Lived in Grenada 40 years ago. Different generation of crazies then, but still crazy. Now a totally new set of idiots. Something in the water up there that this should be repeated generation after generation? I loved Grenada, but just had to get out of there because of the goofy political "leaders."

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like this woman has what it takes to make it to the top of Democrat Party politics when this state turns blue in about 25 years.

Look out AOC

Anonymous said...

Where are the rest in this “series” of text?

Anonymous said...



That's Big Bucks Bennie Thompson's bunch and don't forget it. His fingerprints are all over Grenada and has his lieutenants in place.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone fill in the blanks... with the casting here? Just trying to fill in the blanks since this is clearly a rant.

Who is Josh, her husband?

A burning bush? Is she really that hot?

Who is Stella?

Rolando and Ro - same person?

Who is Kirk friends?

So is this going to be another show down like with their neighbor counties - Tallahatchie and Night webster?

Anonymous said...

@2:19
LOL....you knows what it smells like up in there...

Kingfish said...

Josh was an investigator in SO.

Anonymous said...

For those not familiar with Grenada's politics, lucky you, the references to Taylor Hall and Burning Bush must seem confusing. Taylor hall is a city owned meeting facility in a black residential area. Small, but quite nice, it is used as a meeting place for lots of smaller events, primarily black but not exclusively. It is also a voting location. Her reference then, to Taylor Hall, is to the blacks who consider that "their voting group". Burning Bush is a church that has long been associated with political activity. So, in using those terms, Robbie is actually referring to groups of blacks, not necessarily directly associated with one another, who will entertain white politicians and give their support when no black candidates are available.

Robbie courted those groups heavily. There are members in those groups who throw their support with their hand out. I hope she doesn't start disparaging those who pay them off without including herself.

At this point, Robbie is feeling empowered, sort of a "legend in her own mind". Her father is both the city and the county engineer as well as engineer for seven or eight other jurisdictions. It is my opinion though that she is seriously overplaying her cards.

I think her political career will last for only the four years she has the office of prosecuting attorney.

Very bad judgement.


Anonymous said...

Is there any chance that she ends stepping down or being forced out?

Anonymous said...

Not unless she chooses to, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

To fill in the blanks...

Who is Josh, her husband? Josh Dale is an investigator with Sheriff's Office who she has had an ongoing affair with. She is still married with 2 very young sons. When the affair became public knowledge around the time that her youngest child was conceived, Josh Dale and his wife divorced, but Robbie's marriage survived it.

A burning bush? Burning Bush Missionary Baptist Church is a large church composed of 100% black congregation. The leaders of the church are very politically active during elections and definitely swing the outcome of an election with their unity during elections.

Who is Stella? Stella Cox, a black female who is very influential in the black community and how the black voters vote

Rolando and Ro - same person? Yes, Rolando Fair, a black retired MHP officer, who is in a run off with incumbent, white, Sheriff Strider for Sheriff.

Who is Kirk friends? This one is up for grabs. (1) Her opponent, one honest, good, Christian, respectable man who she beat by 66 votes is Adam KIRK. (2) KIRK Academy is a private school in Grenada. Without a doubt, parents with children who attend Kirk Academy, voted for Adam Kirk. (3)Also, Adam is a distant relative of the Kirk family who own KIRK the Ford, Toyota, GMC, Chevrolet, Jeep, Chrysler, car dealerships in Grenada that is run by the 2 KIRK sons who attended high school with Robbie years ago and have been Sheriff Strider's biggest contributor during his years in office.

This is the VERY important issue in this entire fiasco that she's referring to in the text if you aren't from the area & only seeing what's being reported - Ben Williams, black former Grenada police chief, was the 3rd candidate on the Democratic ticket for Sheriff. The unofficial results of the primary were as follows in the SHERIFF'S race: Rolando Fair 1715 (33.69%) - Alton Strider 2202 (43.26%) - Ben Williams 1173 (23.05%) Get this - The primary was on Tuesday and on Friday, Sheriff Strider appointed his defeated opponent, Ben Williams, as his SO2 (which is the Sheriff's chief deputy who is 2nd in command only to him). It doesn't take a roccket scientist to figure out the back scratching in exchange for Ben getting his supporters to go with Strider in the run-off. This was also what set off Robbie because she felt that her lover, Josh Dale, was evidently not being "taken care of" to her satisfaction. So the black vote was split between the 2 black candidates with both of them also getting some support from the white voters who are ready to see Strider go. So she thought that she could get her lover a promotion and a good raise in exchange for her influence in the black community (Taylor Hall voting precinct in the highly populated district in the center of town that is probably 99% black & the extremely influential Burning Bush Church) which he desparately needs to be re-elected.

Anonymous said...

Thank you kind sir. What a shit show.

Anonymous said...

josh is so investigator, ro is candidate for sheriff, and burning bush is black church which was headquarters for civil rights movements during sixties

Anonymous said...

Josh is a former investigator for the SO. Strider fired him yesterday. I assume that Strider is also the one that leaked the text message that he received from Wilson, that is posted here. Not sure his end game, but obviously in firing Josh and leaking the text message, he shows that he doesn't fear Wilson very much. Having said that, it reeks of corruption to conveniently hire the third place finisher in the sheriff's race to be your chief deputy, a couple of weeks before the runoff.

Anonymous said...

So will any higher up officials outside of Grenada County investigate or charge anyone since apparently local officials are not going to charge anyone? Or are the higher ups in the pockets of these individuals or their supporters as well. If the statement is correct above that Mrs. Wilson's father is the engineer for other county/city jurisdiction. The Wilson family may have deep pockets across the state and no one will do anything. Asking for the tax payers.

We all know that the process is slow BUT... tell the tax payers.

Anonymous said...

9:19 PM Yeah she is that hot.

Anonymous said...

Where’s the corruption? Can an elected sheriff not hire and fire his deputies at will? Maybe not politically smart, but not corrupt. Rednecks see corruption in every decision made by an elected official.

Anonymous said...

I agree, I think the sheriff made the right decision. I don’t know any of the kirks personally, but I have friends that went to high school with them (who are in their 50’s) so I have trouble believing that Mrs. Wilson went to high school with ANY of the Kirks seeing the age difference..

Anonymous said...

"The Kirks" being referred to are the sons of Dynamite, Cannon and Scott. They are both within one year of 50 years old. Robbie is 33 or 34. I seriously doubt she had any relationship with either of "the Kirks". The Kirks are a successful business family and get blamed for being successful a lot. The saddest thing is that Robbie's husband is one hell of a straight up guy which makes this power play by her even more damnable. I am pretty close to honest information though no direct involvement. I see politics, not corruption. My grandmother would say, "she made her bed, let her sleep in it." I will say, she set her bed afire, let her burn in it.

Very, very sad.

Jimmie Walker said...

There's a guy named "Dynamite" in Grenada County?? My wife is due in about 6 weeks and thanks to JJ we have a name for our new child!

Anonymous said...

If the blogger wants to know the whole story on this leave an email for me. It’s not politics, it’s corruption. Josh Dale is the dirtiest cop in the state. Ask the DEA, MBN, or MS Bureau of Investigation. He’ll call Washington. He’s a Kingpin amongst bad LEO. He’ll be lucky to live as a non deputy. He’s feared up this way. He’s an extension, or a Robot for Robbie. Yes she did get her ass whipped by Jashs ex wife. In their garage actually.

Anonymous said...

I know someone else who has been leaving comments that’s also has had their ass whipped for speaking about someone else’s child. They may want to watch it or they will get it again. Then they will be posting on Facebook crying and trying to get a pity party started.

Anonymous said...

There’s more to come, involves her father. ⚖️ $$$
This “lady” is use to stomping her feet, or throwing temper tantrums, etc., to get what she want

Anonymous said...

Robert Willis, father of Robbie Willis Wilson, got himself into a lil fender bender the other night. Was drinking (while driving). Wonder if that will be in the town newspaper arrests? Doubt we see that. 💁🏽‍♀️


Anonymous said...

😶 Her father will fix it like he did by making a contribution to the Strider campaign on Monday night BUT the Grenada mafia meet after fundraiser and took a vote to fire Josh. Her dad’s 💰 didn’t fix this. 3-2 vote to Out Josh. All she had to do was make a public apology on the Podcast plus the dads cash contribution. Things changed after he was fired though. Wonder if her dad will get a refund?

Anonymous said...

The Sheriff should be applauded for seeing a conflict of interest and acting in the best interest of the people of Grenada. The County prosecutor having an unethical relationship or affair with the chief investigator is crossing all kinds of lines. If she wanted to ensure her lover kept his job she should have never run for County prosecutor. The day she won the Sheriff had to act in the best interest of the People. Having lived in a County with a very similar situation the abuse of power, using power to demon Gog potential competitors and/or their families and the pure power trip is to much to live under if your a commoner. Way to go Sheriff!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like Grenada has found a good replacement for Doug Evans. Free Curtis Flowers!!!

Anonymous said...

Who makes up the Grenada Mafia?

Anonymous said...

So... Is Sonja Crump Willis, Robbie’s sister-in-law or Mom? John Grisham could not have made this up. I hope I live long enough to see this movie.

Reese Witherspoon as Robbie Willis Wilson
J. K. Simmons as Robert Willis
Clint Howard as Josh Dale
Keke Palmer as Sonja Crump Willis

If I use Anonymous, Hollywood will just have to credit Kingfish.

Anonymous said...

This should be so embarrassing for grenada. Robbie can not even handle being appointed public defender for city municiple court. She gets all of people charged by city to sign a waiver and gets whatever from money to property from them and let’s circuit court (her boyfriend was investigator)handle from there. Robbie doesn’t have a clue about being a defender and sure doesn’t have a clue about how to prosecute. She had to have all the answers given to her to pass the bar. How many cases has she truly defended and how many has she prosecuted? She doesn’t even have office or work phone number. Where is her office? Does she think she is going to keep grenada City public defender job when grenada county prosecuted job becomes hers in January ? Get them to sign waiver in city so she can prosecute in county. If she gets away with this there is really a bunch of dumbasses in grenada too scared to stand up against her erratic behavior in and out of court because they are afraid of her daddy Robert Willis. Why didn’t he get arrested for driving under influence and hit and run. Not a damn soul in grenada but him could get away with a hit and run. Like the cops son who burned federal property at lake on purpose (not charged) and Chas a young kid who accidentally burned railroad with fireworks who is the son of poor woman is serving time. Everything in grenada is corrupt.

Anonymous said...

@5:18 PM - I'm not from Grenada so not doubting you. But, what is the "center" and "source" of the corruption in Grenada? In other communities that have widespread corruption, it can usually be traced to a kingpin and his generals.

Anonymous said...

not sure who is controlling puppet strings but from above posts it seems robbie and josh thought they would be since people say josh was a crooked cop and he was always up robbie's but in the city court following her around and doing everything she said. if she didn't get her way in court she would throw fits like throwing her pen at others (judge, attorneys) and saying the f word all the time making a mockery out of city court. never saw her defend anyone in court and wondering if she is going to be appointed city court public defender and county prosecuting attorney. is this a conflict or does she think she can have both?

Anonymous said...

Someone should look into just how many Court Case files she has TAKEN from the Municipal Court, not borrowed to look at so that she can defend her clients, just took the case files and left with them because she "thinks" she can. I wonder how many of those people she had sign Waivers, stating that they agreed to waive their Preliminary Hearing, knew how to read?? It's sad that a Public Defender would take advantage of so many people. This was not done on just drug offense charges, this was also done on a murder charge. SMH, God does not like ugly.

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