Friday, May 25, 2018

WAPT asks: "What's Wrong With the Jackson Zoo?"

What do people think about the Jackson Zoo? Tis the question asked by WAPT last week in this video posted below.

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Need a Remodeling Specialist?

M.A.C. Construction owner Marcus Wallace sparred with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba over whether M.A.C. was "certified" to do road work at the Tuesday night  meeting of the City Council. The Mayor flat out said that Mr. Wallace wasn't getting contracts because his company was not "certified."  Mr. Wallace hotly disputed the Mayor's statement.  He said "None of those things are true.... Marcus Wallace and M.A.C. and Associates, I'm very certified. I would bring a certificate to the Council next week."   Such a disagreement should be easy to resolve  since licenses can be verified at the website of the Mississippi State Board of Contractors. 

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"My Man"

Good ole boys are alive and well on Saturday Night Live in this 2016 bit of pointed social commentary. 

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Another Curse for a Judge Green Blessing

JPD issued the following statement.

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Michael Guest Is Prepared.



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Adara Networks sued over loan

Update (5/25/18): This case was dismissed without prejudice yesterday by Mr. Gray a few hours after this post was published. 

A lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court claims Adara Networks, Inc., defaulted on a $1.5 million loan from Robert "Bobby" Gray.  Adara Networks is a California information technology company.   Mr. Gray sued Adara on March 8 to collect the alleged debt and accumulated interest.

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FOOD FIGHT!!!

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba put M.A.C. owner Marcus Wallace in his place Tuesday night.  Mr. Wallace simultaneously be-clowned himself and made an ass out of himself during the public comments period.  Watch the video posted below.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

If Only It Was True

Miss Chic-Fil-A on Sundays?  There is hope. 

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Insurance Commish: Prepare for Hurricane Season

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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McHenry sues Lamar Adams for $10 million, claims he was duped.

William McHenry sued Lamar Adams for $10 million on May 16 in Madison County Circuit Court. Adams pleaded guilty last week in federal court to one count of wire fraud as he admitted to defrauding 250 investors out of more than $100 million by selling them phony timber investments. A victim sued Adams and McHenry earlier this month. McHenry answered the lawsuit and included a cross-claim against Adams in the response.

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Lawyers & Their Money

Several prominent Mississippi plaintiff's attorneys are engaged in a scrum over millions of dollars of their money invested in a California technology company.   Attorney Shane Langston sued Adara Networks, Inc., Eric Johnson and James Scott in Hinds County Chancery Court on May 10, for an accounting of all Adara Networks, Inc. corporate funds.   Mr. Langston claims Adara solicited and sold shares to Mississippi attorneys for nearly twenty years.  However, money was apparently invested without first checking the books.

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Sid Salter: Rand "Penny Plan" Was Theatrics

Federal Social Security and Medicare entitlements as they exist today are in deep trouble and can’t sustain themselves under current law while at the same time 78 million Baby Boomers like me hurtle toward retirement.

The two largest segments of mandatory federal spending are in fact Social Security and Medicare, estimated to be a cool $2.74 trillion for Fiscal Year 2019. That’s 62 percent of all federal spending.

No one can talk seriously about dealing with federal budget debt and deficits without talking about entitlement reform – and that means hard choices that carry political consequences.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pelahatchie Mayor notified State Auditor of drug money misspending

Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem issued the following statement. 

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Bigger Pie: Change Tax Code to Help Cities

The way to solve Mississippi’s problem with the struggling condition of its bridges is to adapt the state’s tax code to changing times.

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Woman gets 14 years in hitman plot.

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Mayor says city failed in Ridgewood response.

"I feel that it is my responsibility as Mayor of this city to be honest to the Fortner family, and to be honest to the citizens of Jackson and acknowledge that the city of Jackson failed to appropriately secure the site at the time we learned that that manhole cover was properly in place.  We owe that responsibility to the Fortner family" said an earnest Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba as he opened his weekly press conference today.  The Jackson Mayor again offered his condolences to the Fortner family who lost their only daughter in a one-car accident on Ridgewood Road Thursday.   Franny Fortner was driving to graduation practice when her Mazda MX-3 convertible struck a manhole and flipped over. 

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Matchbook Monday

It's time for Matchbook Monday.  Some real gems of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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State Auditor: Drug Money misspent. Demand issued to Pelahatchie officials for $502,363

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement.

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A Look into How the Timber Scheme Worked.

Posted below is a copy of an agreement issued to investors in the Mississippi timber ponzi scheme that was recently busted by the feds.   Lamar Adams conned 250 investors out of more than $100 million by selling bogus timber investments to them.  Adams used several promoters to sell the fraud, including Brent Alexander and Jon Seawright.  Adams recently pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and faces up to twenty years in prison.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Billy Cannon, Sr., RIP

LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon passed away in his sleep today.  He will always be remembered for the "Halloween Run" against Ole Miss in 1958 and the goal line stand that preserved the victory at the end of the game.  He would be a beast in today's game.

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Louisiana: Still Mississippi's best friend (On Gambling)

The Louisiana Legislature is the gift that keeps on giving to Mississippi.  New Orleans is probably the best city for casinos in America.  That is "casino" with an "s" - the plural form of the word.  However, Edwin Edwards and his cronies couldn't help themselves but sold, yes sold, a casino monopoly in New Orleans to Harrah's. The monopoly doesn't expire for six more years but that is just a mere technicality.  The Morning Advocate reported Tuesday:

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Consider Yourself Saved

The late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist Church, Jackson) preached from Ephesians 2:1-10 in today's Sunday morning sermon.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Who Won't Run in 2019?

Not gonna run in 2019 season is upon us.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Nerves of Steel

Bear meets hunter.......

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Woman struck open manhole & called for help hours before student killed.

A Northeast Jackson woman's car was damaged by the same manhole that killed Frannie Fortner just a few hours later on Thursday.  The woman told JJ that contact with the uncovered manhole blew out her two right side tires.  She made this comment on JJ Thursday night:

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Worse than pitiful

Here is another open manhole.  This one is probably just 50-100 yards away from St. Andrews Episcopal School on Old Canton Road.  No bondo was used this time as the manhole was just left wide open.  You can't make this up. 

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Pitiful!

A manhole on South Street has been uncovered for over a year. It is currently marked by an orange barrel while another barrel has been stuffed upside down into the manhole.   The only thing missing is bondo. Think I'm exaggerating?   See for yourself.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

JA Senior Killed in Ridgewood Wreck

 A senior at Jackson Academy was killed after her car flipped when it struck an open manhole on in a northbound lane on Ridgewood Road near Venetian Way.  The convertible flipped over and landed upside down.  Frances Fortner would have graduated tomorrow.

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Throwback Thursday

or saying goodbye to spring.  This old video of an azalea tour in West Jackson popped up on Youtube.  Enjoy.

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SEC Opposes Delbert's Opposition

Not so fast, my friend, said the SEC to the Mississippi Secretary of State yesterday.   The SEC and Secretary of State Eggbert Hosemann are fighting over the right to appoint a receiver in the Lamar Adams Ponzi scheme case. The SEC accused Adams of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 150 investors out of more than $85 million since 2005, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on April 20.   The SEC said Adams sold bogus timber rights and deeds guaranteeing 13% interest rates.  Mr. Adams pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last week to one count of wire fraud.  The Justice Department said in that case Adams defrauded 250 investors of more than $100 million.

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Skies become unfriendly for druggie

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Do we know how much we owe?

What do we owe? Who knows? Such is the question that occurred last week in Pelahatchie.

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Sid Salter: Sports Betting Will Affect State Revenue More Than Proposed Lottery

Mississippians have been talking about a state lottery for more than 25 years and still don’t have one – a decision that studies and industry estimates claim keeps between $100 million to $150 million out of the state’s general fund revenues and continues to send state taxpayers across state lines to buy lottery tickets in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

James Tulp: The Absurd Cost of Weddings


I can actually say I’ve had someone ask me for $1,200 in exchange for cake. Cake.

“Is it made with magic flour?” I wondered, trying to keep my face as straight as theirs.

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Did Mississippi get it right for a change?

Check out this story in the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate today:

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Chief to discuss police brutality allegations

Update (9:50 AM): Chief Moore said he placed the officer on administrative leave pending an investigation.  The video of press conference is posted below.


JPD Chief Anthony Moore will hold a press conference at 9:30 to discuss allegations that a JPD officer beat a suspect while handcuffed.   WAPT will stream the presser on Facebook Live while WLBT will broadcast it on its website.  WAPT reported the story last night.  The suspect's father, John Knight, posted this message and these pictures on Facebook last night:

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Sanders SPEAKS (on crime)!!!

Jackson community activist Enoch Sanders had a few things to say about crime at City Hall last week.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Hattiesburg candidate pleads guilty to voting outside district. Ferraez fires back.

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Matchbook Monday

It's time for Matchbook Monday.  Some real gems of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Cups Up book signing tomorrow.

The article written by Jana Hoops posted below appeared in the Clarion-Ledger Friday.



George Malvaney was a high-spirited child whose teenage years (like so many) often found him engaging in reckless behavior — fighting, drinking, and once even taking a snake to school.

While he always knew his greatest love was for the outdoors — hunting, fishing, exploring and adventure-seeking — he was certain of one thing in his life: he hated school. He dropped out during his junior year at Murrah High School and predicted he was on a “a wild and reckless stretch that would end badly.” He was right — except that it wasn’t the end.

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SEC Wants Receiver in Ponzi scheme, Delbert Opposes

The Securities and Exchange Commission asked U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to appoint a temporary receiver for Lamar Adams and his company Madison Timber Properties.  The SEC accused the two defendants of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 150 investors out of more than $85 million since 2005 in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on April 20.   The SEC said Adams sold bogus timber rights and deeds that guaranteed 13% interest rates.  The defendants have not responded to the complaint.

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Open Meetings complaint filed against Natchez

The Mississippi Institute for Justice issued the following statement.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Car found in Rez

The Rez Patrol pulled a car out of the water this afternoon over by the Breakers' jeti.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Enjoy today's sermon.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard honored mothers in this 1993 Mother's Day sermon. He must have known everyone wanted to take Mama to lunch because it was only 16 minutes. ;-) ;-)

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Bill Crawford: Will history repeate itself in 3rd?

Will history repeat itself in the Third Congressional District election this year?

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Help Hallie

Hallie Heiter is a song writer from Clinton, MS.  She recently had one of her songs chosen by the Nashville Songwriter's Association to be featured in their Top 40 competition.  She is competing against thirty nine other new artists from across the US and Internationally, and is currently ranked 2nd in the contest.  Her song, titled "Mississippi" is a traditional country/bluegrass tune about some of the things she likes the most about the Magnolia State.  Share post and vote for Hallie.  Link to contest. , Link to Hallie's page.

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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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