Monday, September 23, 2019

More Vaping Illnesses Occur

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Doing the South Bend Flop

SEC Shorts this weeks takes on the Notre Dame Fightin' Floppers. Enjoy.

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JPS Improves, No Longer Failing

JPS finally got some good news as its rating improved from F to D.  MDE released the annual school ratings last week. JPS faced a state takeover two years ago after repeatedly earned an F rating.  The number of A-rated schools rose while the number of failing schools substantially fell.  However, most of the positive news was in elementary schools while most high schools still failed. 

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Madison Busts Auto Burglars

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

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

To Open-Carry or not Open-Carry....

Suffer the open-carry zealots.  Tom Knighton over at Bearingarms.com takes them on in a piece criticizing open-carry:

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R.I.P., Jevan Snead

Former Ole Miss qb Jevan Snead passed away.  KVUE reported:

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Hemp Task Force Meets Wednesday

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Any sermons that opens with a football can't be half-bad.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon that the late Dr. Frank Pollard presented in 1990. 

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Bill Crawford: Preposterous Promises Taking Over Politics?

Standing on the promises....

No, not those promises, but the promises of politicians.

Consider these current promises from the Democratic candidates for president.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Coming Soon....

Season 3 is just around the corner....

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Friday, September 20, 2019

The Ever-Shrinking Stingray

Recognize this dude?

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Chancellor Barksdale?

Will Jim Barksdale be the next Chancellor at Ole Miss? The Daily Mississippian reported today:

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Thieves Darken Jackson

Copper thieves continue to darken Jackson.  Have you noticed how dark the interstates surrounding Jackson are lately?  Many of the interstate street lights do not work because copper thieves stole the wiring out of the lamps.

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Enoch Turns Snitch

The highly-regarded Jackson community activist Enoch Sanders encouraged Jackson residents to give information to the police when crimes are committed:

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Finally Some Justice for Chuck? (Updated)

JPD made an arrest in the murder of Charles Ponthieux. JPD tweeted a few minutes ago:

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Belhaven Moves Toward Forming CID

The Greater Belhaven Foundation posted the following update about forming a community improvement district today:

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Thug Convicted of Domestic Violence & Burglary

The press releases are flying out today.  Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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UMC Builds New HIV Model of Care

UMC issued the following press release authored by Ruth Cummins. 

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Madison Burglars Arrested

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

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Charter Schools are Working

Editor's note: This post is a guest column submitted by Rachel Canter, Executive Director of Mississippi First. 

Are Mississippi charter schools working? The picture is becoming clearer.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Please Like Me

Bill Maher takes on the "like" culture in this pretty funny clip from last week's show.  Enjoy.

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Bye-Bye Batte

Batte Furniture will soon close.  The 136 year-old furniture store announced on Facebook today:

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The Return of Dorothy



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WLBT: Zoo Management Company Doesn't Have Required USDA License

WLBT reported last night that the company awarded the bid to operate the Jackson Zoo does not have a required USDA Class C license:

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Fire at Trademart

There is a fire at the site of the new Mississippi Trademart. A picture is posted below.  JJ is trying to obtain  more information. 

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Sid Salter: Mississippi Needs Accurate Census in 2020

We’ve spent most of the 2019 Mississippi general election cycle talking about the future of public healthcare and the state’s rural hospitals, the deteriorated condition of the state’s infrastructure system, and the needs of public education at all levels – with all three of those issues tied directly to the future of jobs and economic opportunity in the state moving forward.

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Hope But No Change

The folks at SEC Shorts nailed it yet again.....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

JPS Improves, Clinton, Madison, Pearl, Rankin Get A's

 JJ is going to dive into the weeds on local school district ratings over the next few days but posted below is a quick snapshot of their ratings that were released today. The usual suspects got A's while JPS improved to a D.

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More Mississippi Schools Earn A's

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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River Closed This Weekend for Cleanup

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

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Warriors Bonfire Ceremony Friday Night


Diamonds & Dogs, Good Evening Vietnam
Benefiting the Warrior Bonfire Program

The South Warehouse
627 East Silas Brown Street, Jackson  
6pm to 10pm
Friday, September 20, 2019
Keynote Speaker, Oliver North
Purple Heart Guest Speakers, Tony Drees and Justin Patterson
Live Music
Open Bar
Dinner
Presentation & Retirement of the Colors
Bonfire Ceremony
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Reward Offered for Alleged Voyeur

Crimestoppers issued the following statement.

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Egbert's Wife Asks for Donations

The wife of Edgar Egbert is asking for donations on Gofundme.  Her husband allegedly shot two Madison County Deputies two weeks ago.  One deputy, Brad Sullivan, is still in the critical care unit.   The screenshots are posted below. 

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Hood Accepts TV Debates

The Jim Hood for Governor campaign issued the following statement. 

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Could Far be Near?

Sometimes something happens that shows all is right with the world:

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Buffalo Wild Wings Holding Fundraiser for Deputy Sullivan

Buffalo Wild Wings - Ridgeland announced a fundraiser to help Madison County Deputy Brad Sullivan:

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Update on Accused Killer of Snake Man

The man accused of killing Percy King and his son sits in the Hinds County jail as he awaits a mental evaluation.  

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More Money + Fewer Students = F

The Jackson Public School district continues to shrink as its student population fell to 21,600 for the 2017-2018 school year.  It's a far cry from ten years ago when over 30,000 kids attended JPS.  Although the student population fell by a third, have JPS finances changed with the times? Time to take a look at the books.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

$778 Million? What $778 Million?

Medicaid expansion advocates are now trotting out the former Arkansas Surgeon General.  Arkansas rolled out an experimental Medicaid expansion program that used private insurance instead of Medicaid.  Dr. Joe Thompson recently penned a column touting the program's "success" in the Clarion-Ledger:

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Tate Accepts Debate Invitations, Crickets from Hood

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Hood previously said that he would debate "anytime and anywhere." He is now reversing that tough talk.

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When Words Lose Their Meaning

If the Devil's heat keeps you from getting to church this morning, enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: Preying Catching On in DC

Let us prey.

No, not "pray," but "prey," like in prey upon the poor, elderly, ignorant, and ordinary citizens.

More preying of this sort seems to be an in thing in Washington these days.

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Booze Never Asks a Question

Good meets evil, ying v. yang, right v. left...... Richard Pryor meets Maya Angelou....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Tate Fires Back at Hood

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement and video response to Attorney General Jim Hood.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Idiots of the Day

Do NOT try this at home!  These are professional idiots.

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Judge Says No to Snow

Butler Snow Strikes Out in Lamar Adams Case, Baker-Donelson to Follow?

Butler Snow and SEC Receiver Alysson Mills will have to slug it out in federal court instead of arbitration.  Ms. Mills sued Lord Snow, Baker Donelson, and several other defendants in December in federal court for damages arising out of the Lamar Adams timber fraud case.  Lord Snow asked the Court to dismiss her lawsuit and order both parties to submit to arbitration.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves rejected the motion to dismiss.

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A Day in the Life of Jay


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Into the Storm

Josh Morgenman truly has an appetite for destruction.  The hurricane chaser rode out Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas.  His video posted below shows the approach, impact, and aftermath of Dorian.  Things start going to hell around the 8:30 mark in the video. 

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Ridgeland Police Seek Burglar

The Ridgeland Police Department posted the following bulletin on Facebook.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

2 Classics Return

Two great classic movies return to the big screen in Jackson this month.

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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.

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