Monday, December 17, 2018

Dawg-Pound for Gilmer

Attorney Barry Gilmer was convicted of disturbing the peace and discharging a firearm towards a dwelling, in Madison County Justice Court this morning.  Deputies arrested Gilmer on April 16 after he fired a rifle in the direction of his neighbor's house.   Justice Court Judge Lloyd Spivey, Jr., sentenced him to serve twelve days in jail for discharging the firearm.

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Funny of the Day

Please don't laugh.  A Northeast Jackson woman actually went to the City Council to complain about blighted properties on her street.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

See The Great War Tomorrow

Peter Jackson's effort to bring the memories of World War 1 back to life hits the big screen tomorrow.

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Meanwhile in Madison.......

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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2 Homicides in Jackson

JPD issued the following statements.

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Bill Crawford: Forum Hints at Rural Gloom

Growing economic trends bode ill for rural America.

"We are witnessing a growing economic and political divide between urban and rural America," wrote Axios last week, pointing to some significant data. "Roughly half of all U.S. zip codes still have lower total employment than they did in 2007….Rural Americans have far fewer hospitals, workout facilities, and health specialists….Big employers and better technology makes cities magnets for better teachers, schools, and specialized training…. Democrats own the fast-growing cities and Republicans rule rural."

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard continued his preaching on The Sermon on the Mount in this 1990 sermon. 

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ben Allen Gets His Day in Court

Former Downtown Jackson Partners President Ben Allen got his day in court as he fights to overturn his 2017 conviction for embezzlement.   A jury convicted Mr. Allen of one count of embezzling from his employer, Downtown Jackson Partners. Judge Kidd sentenced him to serve five years in prison but suspended the entire sentence while placing him on probation for two years.   The Mississippi Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on his appeal on December 6.  The video is posted below. 

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Deal of the Day

Check out this deal at Palmetto State Armory. 

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday will continue the look at Mississippi lynchings that began a week ago.  The Flashback Friday posts usually show stories, ads, and videos, and other items of nostalgia from Jackson's past.  However, Flashback Friday is delving into the darker side of Mississippi's past. JJ posted all of the articles reporting lynchings from the 1890's archives of the Clarion Ledger.  Posted below are the articles from 1900-1909. 

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Marshall Moves On

Marshall Ramsey is leaving the Clarion-Ledger.  He posted this message on Facebook:

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Doctor Kidnapper: Guilty!

A Hinds County jury convicted Andre Kennedy of attempted kidnapping, armed robbery, and house burglary yesterday.  Kennedy and the late Edwin "Guttalife Dee" Robinson kidnapped a Northeast Jackson doctor at his home on May 15, 2015.  They robbed him and threatened to harm his wife.   The doctor managed to pull out a pistol from behind the seat of his vehicle and administer a lethal prescription of lead that sent Guttalife to the gutter while Kennedy fled so he wouldn't be dead. Kennedy will be sentenced on December 17.

Eastover Drive and Pinebrook

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R.I.P., Bill Pierce

Farewell to Bill Pierce.  He was just a regular guy - and one of the nicest and smartest people I ever met.  He worked for years at the Courthouse Racquet Club until moving onto bigger and better things.  He was a regular volunteer for the Mississippi Symphony as well.  He always had a kind word to say and never said a mean thing about anyone.  He was a man who literally lived for his family.  He died of a massive heart attack a few days ago.  He touched more than a few lives and will be missed by more than a few.

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Crime Spree in Raymond?

The Raymond Police Department posted the following statements on Facebook earlier this week. 

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

3 Yrs in VA ID Theft Case

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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It's Only a Name

What's in a name? Slapping a high price on something and giving it a fancy name is as American as apple pie.  You guys like to read the shoe posts so here is another one for ya to enjoy.  Just watch the first two to three minutes of this video.  You'll get to see the crap craftsmanship that makes up a Cole-Haan shoe.

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Paying More for Less

JPS sold $65 million bonds at a premium of $71 million at the end of November.  The professional service fees, excluding underwriting, was $346,250.  They were half of what they were estimated to be earlier this year but more than what the Rankin County School District paid last year for a $100 million bond issue.  The fees are posted below.

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Dr. Thomas Dobbs is New State Health Officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following press release.

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The Ballad of Carl & Ringo

Ringo is rocking along at his new home.  JJ reported Tuesday that a retired JPD K-9 officer wound up at a shelter when he was supposed to living with his handler.   WAPT reported on the fiasco last night:

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Accused Fortification Street Killer Slips Through the Cracks

One of the suspects in the Fortification Street murder case is not back in prison even though he was on probation for a carjacking conviction when the murder took place.  The District Attorney and MDOC filed a petition to revoke Jushun Paige's probation over nine months ago and send him back to prison.  However, Circuit Judge Tomie Green has taken no action.

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Sid Salter: McNeece was a 4th Generation Journalist & a Woman of Great Substance

My friend Lisa Denley McNeece would have made light of the cruel absurdity of her death on Sunday at her home in Bruce. Under singularly unexpected circumstances, she just died. She was a vibrant 56 years old.

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The Ballad of Ringo: JPD Verse

JPD issued the following statement.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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K-9 Dumped Instead of Going Home

or, The Ballad of Ringo.

A JPD officer's K-9 partner wound up at an animal shelter instead of going home with his handler as told to the media.   JPD held a retirement ceremony for two K-9 officers, Ringo and Alpha on October 23 in front of all of the tv cameras.  JPD made a big show about how these four-legged officers were going home to live out their golden years with their handlers.  Unfortunately, that is not what happened for Ringo his handler dumped him at the vet.

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Captured!

Madison County deputies captured Todd Moudy off of Ramage Road and Highway 43.  He was in an abandoned house next to his girlfriend's house.  Deputies arrested Taylor Furrh (girlfriend) and Rebecca Furrh (mother).  The Madison Police Department dive team are recovering a gun out of a nearby pond.  Apparently Ms. Furrh does not like the poh-lice.

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Venture Sells Out

Yet another Mississippi business is taken over by a foreign company.  PR Newswire reported:

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Million Dollar Bust in Rankin County

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Arrest Made in UMMC Shootings

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Update on Madison Escapee

Madison Deputies found the van Todd Moudy used to escape from custody last week.  The van was found in some woods near Highway 43 in the Canton area. Moudy stole the Madison County Sheriff's Office van while he was transported from the courthouse to the jailhouse Friday.   He is considered to be armed and dangerous. 

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Matchbook Monday

Today's edition of Matchbook Monday goes back to downtown Jackson.  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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Alston Trial Scheduled for January

The trial for Sheldon Alston, Jr. is scheduled to take place during the January term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court.  A grand jury indicted Sheldon Alston, Jr., for aggravated domestic violence and kidnapping in June, 2017.  The indictment accuses Alston of strangling and kidnapping his girlfriend on September 7-8, 2016 while he was a student at Ole Miss.  Alston faces prison sentences of 1 yr-to-life or 30 years for kidnapping, and from 2-to-20 years for aggravated domestic violence if convicted. Alston is 22 years old.

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Jailhouse Justice in Raymond

It appears a case of jailhouse justice took place in Raymond last week.  WLBT reported last week:

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

A Grinch showed up on Old Canton Road in Fondren.   A homeowner posted this message and picture on Facebook:

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Who's to Blame?

The late Dr. Frank Pollard asks "What do you do when things go wrong, who do you blame?" in this 1990 sermon.  Enjoy today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Ramsey Reminds Us How We Could, No, Should Be

"Civility, service, family," award-winning cartoonist Marshall Ramsey wrote in the starry sky of his pictorial tribute to the late President George H. W. Bush.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Two Classics Return to Big Screen Tomorrow

Schindler's List will appear tomorrow at Malco Theatre:

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Driver in Fortification Street Murder Gets 30 Years

Nicholas Coats will spend the next 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of Chelsie Kirschten.  The 24 year-old woman was shot to death on Fortification Street on August 17, 2017.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill sentenced Coats to serve forty years in prison but suspended ten years of the sentence.

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Lock & Load

An escaped prisoner is still on the loose in Madison County.  Todd Moudy stole a Madison County Sheriff's Office van while he was transported from courthouse to the jailhouse yesterday.  Moudy was wearing shackles upon his escape. 

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Local Kid Makes Good

This kid's life is going to be forever downhill after this took place in October.

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Flashback Friday

This week's edition of Flashback Friday will take a different approach from the usual glimpses into past.  The Flashback Friday posts usually show stories, ads, and videos, and other items of nostalgia from Jackson's past.  The Senate race took a rather nasty turn down memory lane due to the "public hanging" controversy.  JJ dug into the Clarion-Ledger archives and posted below all of the articles about lynchings in Mississippi from the 1890's.

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7 is not Lucky Number in Canton.

Madison County deputies arrested former Canton Fire Chief Cary Johnson. A Madison County grand jury indicted Johnson in the voter fraud scandal.  The indictment is posted below. 

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Promoter Surrenders Timber Commissions

Jackson broker Frank Zito surrendered commissions of $200,000 to Receiver Allison Mills in the Lamar Adams case.  Zito received the commissions after he sold shares in a Ponzi scheme based on phony timber investments. 

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Suspect Sought in Eastwood Burglary

JPD posted the following statement and video on Twitter.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Send This Kid a Christmas Card

Break out some tissues.  All this kid with terminal brain cancer wants is some Christmas cards.  WAFB reported:

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Fatality in Rankin County Crash

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Hood Attacks Opioid Distributors

Lord Protector James Tiberius Hood issued the following statement.

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Voter Fraud & Vote-Buying in Canton

Update: Attorney Ed Blackmon is representing McNeil.

It's going down in Canton this morning.  Several Canton officials have been indicted and arrested for voter fraud.   Madison County deputies served indictments and arrested the following individuals:

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jackson City Attorney Terminated

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba relieved city attorney Sharon Gipson of her duties today.  It is not known who is the interim city attorney.  

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Will He or Won't He Run for Governor?

State Representative Robert Foster will make a special announcement Tuesday night.  The Republican has been dropping some major hints recently that he will run for Governor.  The invitation is posted below.

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Idiot of the Day

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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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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