Thursday, June 20, 2024

MRA Players & Parents Attacked at Tourney

Some people  just can't handle losing.

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Time to Help Cock of the Walk

 Many of us enjoyed dining at Cock of the Walk at the Ross Barnett Reservoir over the years but unfortunately the establishment fell on hard times recently.  Now, we can all avoid the restaurant when it reopens or gripe online but we should instead do something constructive.  Yup, we need to get together to help out Cock of the Walk and we are going to do it in a fun way.  Here is what we are going to do.

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MCPP: The Truth About Educational Standards

Mississippi’s Department of Education was quick to trumpet signs of an improvement in education standards. According to a gushing press release they put out, Mississippi has risen up the national education rankings from 48th to 30th over the past decade

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Punishing Excellence is the Mississippi Way

Perhaps the Mississippi High School Activities Association should pay attention to how they do things in Texas.   Exhibit 1: Texas high school sophomore Beth Leachman.   KSAT reported: 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Ewwww!

 Cock of the Walk at the Reservoir is temporarily closed after it flunked a Health Department inspection.  

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Please Support Jackson Jambalaya

 It's time for Jackson Jambalaya's annual fund-raising drive.  Your support makes this website possible and it would not have made it this far without you. JJ led the way in reporting on the Jackson water crisis and covered stories the media would not touch, right.  However, the need for your support remains as strong as ever. 

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Judge: Tear It Down

Jackson's biggest eyesore may soon come down.  Jackson Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey Reynolds ordered the city to demolish the Hotel O on I-55N Frontage Road on June 13. 



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Robert St. John: Father's Day 2024

By the time this column is published Father’s Day will be several days in the rearview mirror. That may be the case when it comes to the calendar, but I’m still basking in the afterglow of that fine day.

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Sid Salter: Mississippi Burdened w/Nation's Highest Rate of Gun Deaths, Gun Violence

In the rural South, we are conditioned to a self-image of small communities like fictional Mayberry where crime and violence are almost non-existent and the real dangers from gun violence lurk on the streets and back alleys of Chicago, New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

State Fair Line-Up Announced

 Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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What Will the Troopers Say Now?

The only constant in life is change, even at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.  Troopers groused last year when DPS Commissioner Sean Tindall opened up MBI Investigator positions to non-troopers a year ago as the troopers thought those were "their" positions as the entitlement mentality permeates their ranks. Fortunately, the Commissioner hired quite a seasoned crew as he deemed experience was more important than trooper school.  The horror. 

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Oops!

 This little incident supposedly took place around the Battlefield Park area a year ago.  Packin' does not mean protected as this guy found out.  

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The Jambalaya Podcast: Goon Squad Edition

 The Jambalaya with The Kingfish podcast is back from the dead as Jackson attorney Trent Walker discusses the Goon Squad case with yours truly.  Mr. Walker represented Goon Squad victims Eddie Parker and Michael Jenkins and had quite a few things to say about the subject. It is available on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and Samsung.  Enjoy. 

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Funny of the Day

 Check out how Jerry Seinfeld handled a Hamas heckler in Australia recently.  

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Mayor: Fraud Caught in City's HR Department

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding his regular briefing.  The press conference is live-streamed below.  The Mayor's notice of the press conference said he would make an "important announcement."  

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Timber Consultant Accused of Million Dollar Fraud

Is timber fraud taking place in south Mississippi? Two lawsuits accuse timber consultant Jeff Taylor of bilking the plaintiffs of nearly $1,000,000 in timber-related deals.   

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Guitars & Cadillacs, Anyone?

 Country music star Dwight Yoakam is coming to Brandon this fall.  

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Funny of the Day

Just a little bit of humor for Father's Day.  

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Thou Standeth Where I'm About to Shoot

"It's one thing to teach a child to light a fire but another thing to teach him not to burn a house down with it.  It's one thing to teach a child ballet but it's vital to teach her to walk straight.  It's one thing to teach a child how to play a piano, it's important that you learn not to steal things with those fingers," preached the late Dr. Frank Pollard as he asked what it means to be a father.  Enjoy his 1998 Father's Day sermon posted below. 

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Bill Crawford: Speaker Eyes Big Things That Move the Needle

Mississippi recently edged further off the bottom on one national ranking, but stayed at the bottom on others.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

If They Show It, Will You Come?

 Looking for something to do tomorrow for Father's Day?  Field of Dreams is playing tomorrow at Tinseltown at 2 of the clock.  There are plenty of tickets available. 

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Alta Woods Church Burns Down

The old Alta Woods Church on Terry Road caught fire this afternoon.  

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D.L. Gardner: Trump is a Husband & Father Too

Why do people hate Donald J. Trump? Let’s face it: Hatred for Trump is the key issue of many of those who oppose him.

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Collection Agency Sues Mayor

 A collection agency sued Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba in Hinds County Court for $6,557 in April.   

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Callihan Apprehended Near Defunct Pet Store

JPD Chief Joseph Wade delivered some rather shocking news after Daniel Callihan was apprehended yesterday.  Chief Wade said the presence of small animal cages where Callihan was caught showed the presence of a "human trafficking" operation. The revelation was reported by national media such as CNN.  However, there might be a more simple explanation for the cages. 

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MCPP: The Danger of Do-Nothing Conservatives

Before I came to Mississippi, I was a Member of the British Parliament for 12 years for Clacton.  Donald Trump's friend, Nigel Farage, has now decided to run for election in Clacton on July 4th.

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Callihan in Custody

 Daniel Callahan is being held at the Rankin County Detention Center.  

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$2 Million for Grove Park?

 Check out what Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba I said at the June 4 City Council meeting at New Hope Baptist Church. 

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Mom Never Made This Meatloaf

You probably already know I love my mom. Out of great love for her, I never cooked a Braciole for her. However, after thinking about it, I have decided she might like it especially if I included some cornbread, purple hull peas, and creamed sweet corn.


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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ex-Lotto Employee Hits Justice Jackpot

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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A Car Sinks Through It

 Update: Gone

The owner of the old Northeast Courthouse can't seem to get any help from the city of Jackson.  The problem? A submerged car in the creek next to the property.  

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UMC Opens Ridgeland Teaching Campus

 The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following statement. 

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is enhancing its educational infrastructure by establishing a multidisciplinary teaching campus in Ridgeland’s Colony Park.

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Idiot of the Day

While Jordan Cummins stands trial for two counts of murder, his mother, Angie Kellum,  managed to get herself arrested in the courtroom.   

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Piss Christian Sentenced

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Live from Downtown

 Jordan Cummins faces justice this week as he stands trial for the murder of Josh Spann and Auden Simpkins.  The homicides took place on Jefferson Street while the St. Paddy's Day Parade took place on March 25, 2023.  The trial is live-streamed below courtesy of WLBT. 

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Robert St. John: For the Love of Fish

This month kicked off my 44th year in the restaurant business. The first seven years were spent working for other people. Mostly as a server while I worked my way through college. But for the past 37 years I've owned restaurants. I love my line of work and consider myself overly blessed to have a career in which I am making a living doing what comes naturally and easy to me. My livelihood is what I’d be doing on the side— and as a hobby— if I had another career. Ultimately, I truly love what I do.

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Too Strict? We Report, You Decide

 Is this mom too strict?

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Sid Salter: Sports Betting Limited to Casino Premises

The nation’s commercial gaming industry achieved record-breaking revenue for the third consecutive year in 2023 with 10.3% year-over-year growth – but revenue in Mississippi was down 3.5% or $91.28 million according to the American Game Association’s State of the States 2024 report.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

McAlpin Will Fight

The Head Goon is not taking his federal conviction lying down even though he pleaded guilty.  Read below. 

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Noooooooo!!!

 A fire broke out at the Palace of Versailles but it has been brought under control. Tourists were evacuated from the building. 

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Frank Foster Coming to Brandon

 The Blue Collar Boy is coming to the Brandon City Hall in October. 

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No Comment

 Time for some harmless speculation.  Look what popped up on the U.S. District Court docket on June 6 and June 7.  

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Thumbs Up!

 Annie Oeth authored the following press release for UMMC. 

Kobe Abron grasps a Spider-Man figurine with his right hand, holding it firmly between his newly created thumb and fingers as his grandmother cheers – a normal function for most toddlers but elusive for Kobe until recently. 

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Idiot of the Day

 Sometimes these "content creators" have to learn things the hard way.....

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Crisler Case Update

 Marshand Crisler will go to trial in November.  The docket in his case states: 

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Student Imposter Faces Competency Hearing

A 23 year-old Jackson man (allegedly) entered Northwest Rankin High School with the intent to recruit students for sexual videos in January.  

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Hosemann: Major Education Legislation Advanced in 2024 Session

Our students and schools are excelling in Mississippi.

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Progress!

 Check out what is going on at the Top Golf site.  At the current rate of progress, it might be open by Turkey Day.  

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Food Fight: Golf Edition

 It appears a female golfer was slighted by the good ole boys at a golf tournament up in Cleveland.  Her mother posted on Facebook: 

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Can a Sculpture Create a Sculptor?

The Babylonian king took the best and brightest from Israel, hoping to re-educate them in Babylonian ways. Brainwashed subjects make for good subjects, after all.  However,  Daniel and his brothers never forsook their upbringing, relying on a faith that was well-rewarded.  What does that mean for us today?  Watch the late Dr. Frank Pollard explain it all in the 1996 sermon posted below.   Enjoy. 

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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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