Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"It's Always a Fight"

"It's always November, it's three o'clock in the morning, it's raining, and there's nowhere to go, and you reach out for a cigarette and smoke and think of all the horrible things you've done in your life " is how the late Richard Burton described alcoholism as only Richard Burton can do in an old video posted below.  Powerful stuff.

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Hinds County Election Thread

We got us some knockdowns going on in Hinds County elections.  The big one is the Sheriff's race.  Everyone wants to vanquish Victor.  Well, paying out $330,000 for sexual harassment, lying about child murder, killing K-9's through incompetence, and letting inmates  run the jail tend to bring challengers out of the woodwork.  Who will it be? The Chief, the Marine, the Green, or some unknown darkhorse. Then there is the District Attorney's race.  We got us a prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer, and a social justice warrior who thinks we lock up too many criminals in Hinds County. Makes you feel safer, doesn't it.  The Taxman actually has some opposition this year.  Then there are the supervisors.

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Charges Dismissed Against Abortion Protestors

A Jackson Municipal Court judge dismissed charges against several abortion protestors.  JPD arrested Dr. Coleman Boyd, nephews Bo and  Luke,  and niece Sarabeth Boyd last December  for various charges of stalking and simple assault to create fear.  The group was protesting outside Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Jackson.

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Sid Salter Waxes on Justice Court Judges

If you need a wise, reasonable soul to adjudicate a drunken misdemeanor bar fight, sort out right from wrong in a traffic ticket, or even to officiate at a wedding, the average Mississippi justice court judge can be your huckleberry.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Wolfe in Physician's Clothing

An affidavit paints a picture of a doctor who saw himself as a prize stud for his female patients instead of a physicians entrusted with their care. The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure suspended indefinitely the license of Dr. Walter Wolfe last week.  A Board investigator submitted the affidavit to the agency. Dr. Wolfe agreed to the suspension and avoided an evidentiary hearing. He can apply for reinstatement after one year under the statute.   Dr. Wolfe did not appear at the hearing. 

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Police Seek Ridgeland Robber

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Clark Goes Free (Updated)

Brian Clark is a free man.   The Parole Board voted earlier this month to grant parole to the convicted wife-beater.


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Poll: Tate Leads Waller 41-31.

A new Mason-Dixon poll suggests there is a strong possibility of a runoff between Tate Reeves and Bill Waller, Jr. in the Republican gubernatorial primary next week.  It appears the spat with Larrison Campbell boosted Robert Foster's fortunes as he received 13% of the votes.  The sample was 500 likely Repubican voters.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Wildlife Extravaganza FOOD FIGHT!!!

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation's Extravaganza scheduled to take place this weekend is going down the drain.  The Board of Commissioners for MDWFP voted to withdraw from the exhibition.  The agency announced on Facebook:

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Clinton PD Busts Sex Traffickers

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Addiction Marches On

JPD probably saved someone's life yesterday.   A reader posted this message on Facebook yesterday:

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Madison County Elections

We got us some elections in a couple of weeks.  Consider this post to be an open thread about the Madison County elections.  We got us a few scrums going right now as we head down the stretch.  Can Harreld excommunicate the Bishop? Then there are the Killer B's - Bomgar and Bartley.  Can Jenkins unseat Wray? Then there is the House #73 race.  Who will win between Fix Or Repair Daily and the Black Sheep?  Fire away.

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PEAQ Coach Suspended

USA Swimming suspended PEAQ Coach Savannah Reis from the association on July 24.  The organization is the national governing body for swimming in the United States.  USA Swimming's website states that it suspended Mrs. Reis due allegations of misconduct. 

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Conversating about the Cartels

If you want to wind down as the weekend closes, check out this Joe Rogan podcast.  Rogan explores the world of the Mexican cartels with one of the leading experts on the subject.  Enjoy.

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JPS Has a Plan

The Better Together Commission and JPS rolled out a five-year strategic plan to improve Jackson's public education last week.  The Kellogg Foundation funded the plan.The plan sets several goals for Jackson's young scholars to reach by 2024:

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Do It in Secret

If you can't make it to church today, enjoy the late Dr. Frank Pollard's preaching in the video posted below.  He preached from Matthew 6: 19-24. 

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Bill Crawford: Reeves Finally Debates

Well, they debated this one time. The Republican governor candidates that is. Bill Waller looked the most gubernatorial but was the least glib. Tate Reeves still looked boyish but was the most glib. Robert Foster looked confident and scored with his comments.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Imitating Life

Sometimes art imitates life, even here in Jackson. 

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Dispatch from Pelahatchie (War Edition)

Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem asked a Rankin County Circuit Court to remove all members of the Board of Aldermen today.  Mayor Beechem issued the following statement:

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Safari Sunset is Tomorrow Night


Experience the Jackson Zoo after hours til 7:30 tomorrow. 

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Pelahatchie Fires Back at Kingfish

The attorney for the Pelahatchie Board of Alderman accused the Kingfish of filing an Open Meetings Act complaint to generate headlines for this website.


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Homicide on Enochs

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Idiots of the Day

or week, or month, or year.  Some Ole Miss frat boys somehow thought it would be a good idea to go shoot up a sign memorializing the Emmitt Till murder.  Of course, it being 2019, the dumbasses did what the Facebook generation does.....

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FOOD FIGHT!!!

Smackdown, showdown, drawdown, beatdown, whatever you want to call it yesterday at WMPR.  State Representatives "Street Cred" Calhoun and Debbie Dixon went at it yesterday.  Check out the last minute of this clip.

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Mark Baker Wants to Make Jackson Safe

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Wolfe Suspended Indefinitely

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure suspended indefinitely the license of Dr. Walter Wolfe.    Dr. Wolfe agreed to the suspension and avoided an evidentiary hearing.  Dr. Wolfe did not appear at the Board meeting this morning.  Board attorney Stan Ingram announced the consent order to the Board.  He can apply for reinstatement after one year under the statute.   Dr. Wolfe did not appear at the hearing. 

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"What Did I do?" Plenty.

Arrest reports provide more information about a Facebook video of a Mississippi Highway Patrol arrest near Starkville earlier this month.  Troopers arrested Robert Andre Morton on July 12 for speeding at 102 mph, resisting arrest, failure to provide drivers license on demand, disorderly conduct, and violation of the child restraint law. JJ obtained the reports through a public records request. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

When Is It Time To Check Hearing?

UMC issued the following story written by Ruth Cummins. 

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RFP For Airport Security Checkpoints

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following request for proposals.

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Former Broadmoor Baptist Pastor Indicted

A Madison County grand jury indicted a former pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church for 14 counts of embezzlement last month.  Riley Brown served as Executive Pastor for the church from 2014 to 2017.  Broadmoor accused him of embezzling $332,000  and fired him in 2017.

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Sid Salter: Will Dem Socialism Help Trump?

American politics has unfortunately long since devolved into a predictable battle between voters on the nation’s east and west coasts and in the largest cities who are predominantly liberal/progressive/socialist and rural voters in the nation’s “flyover” sections of the South, the Midwest, and other “heartland” areas who are predominantly conservative/evangelical/capitalist.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

These Violent Delights.....

HBO dropped a major trailer for season 3 of Westworld at Comic Con.  It has some interesting surprises:

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Double Carjacker Pleads Guilty

Javaris Thompson will only serve six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of armed carjacking in Hinds County Circuit Court today.  One of Thompson's victims was only eight years old.  Fortunately for Thompson, Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten sentenced him to serve 15 years in prison concurrently for each count but suspended 7 years of each sentence.  She gave him credit for time served in the Hinds County Detention Center.  He became a resident of Raymond in March, 2017.

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Hood Gets a Million For Mississippi

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Food Fight!!!

The Democrats are apparently having a little civil war over the cancellation of the gubernatorial debate last week. Y'all Politics reported:

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White Flight, Rinse, Repeat

So-called desegregation took place in Cleveland with predictable results.   White flight began after a federal judge ordered the consolidation of Cleveland's two public high schools.  The white student population plummeted by a third in only two years of "desegregation."  

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Monday, July 22, 2019

By the Numbers....

Time to kill a myth.  Spotted on Facebook last weekend was the  mantra that the majority of inmates controlled by the prison system were convicted of marijuana crimes.   Weed was used as a means to keep blacks under control.  This argument has been spotted before but it continues to linger.  Time to put a knife the heart of this urban myth.

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More Teachers Get Pay Raise

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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State Auditor Slams DHS

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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"White Folks Are Taking Us Down!"

Yesterday's hour of the Reverend P.J. Williams and the Honorable Kenneth Stokes was one for the books.  Mr. Stokes ranted about the condos in Sandestin and raved about the election of Virgi Lindsay as Jackson City Council President.  The dynamic duo recharged and then raised hell about "white folks" for quite some time.  Good stuff. Enjoy.

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Owens Wants Go Easy on Burglars

Hinds County District Attorney candidate Jody Owens wants to take it easier on those who rob houses.  He stated in an interview with the website The Appeal Political Report:

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Beating at Highland Village

JPD tweeted the following statement yesterday. 

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Andy Taggart Leading Race for A.G.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Genesis 6:6 in this 1990 sermon.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Finally a Republican A.G.?

The last and only Republican to hold the office of Attorney General in Mississippi was George E. Harris back in 1877. As Republicans began their surge to take over statewide offices in the early 1990s, Mike Moore and Jim Hood easily held on to the position for Democrats.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Encore

Some readers got a little offended at the mere sight of Larry David on this website last night.  Here is another clip for their enjoyment.

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Waaaaahhhhh!!!

The President of Mexico whined that El Chapo's life sentence is too harsh.   You read that correctly.  Reuters reported yesterday:

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Senator Wicker Warns about Danger of Leaving Children in Hot Cars

Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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Court Denies Dr. Wolfe TRO

Dr. Walter Wolfe will remain suspended from practicing medicine.  Hinds County Chancellor Tiffany Grove denied his petition for a temporary restraining order against the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure.  The Board suspended his license last week without a hearing. 

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Judge Suspended For Helping Hooker

The Commission on Judicial Performance suspended Hinds County Justice Court Judge Frank Sutton for improperly helping defendants.  The suspension will last thirty days and Judge Sutton must pay a $500 fine.  Judge Sutton is also the Pastor of Fairfield Baptist Baptist Church in Jackson.

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Clinton Seeks Shoplifter

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Late Night Humor

How did we miss this SNL sketch?

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The Abuse of Sheldon Alston, Jr.

The beatings end, but all too often the abuse continues for women suffering from domestic violence in Mississippi.  The victim impact statement of Sheldon Alston, Jr.'s ex-girlfriend gives a glimpse into the ordeal women face as they try to recover from physical abuse.  The statement (posted below) tells the story of a young woman beaten and kidnapped by a scion of the privileged, one of the favored few in the Giant Country Club that is Mississippi.

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Coming Soon to JPS?

The Austin, Texas public schools are going to reaaaally relax the dress codes for students because, wait for it, making students wear clothes is apparently racist.  KXAN reported: 

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Hallelujah!!! Hubigs are BACK!

Need some good news for the day? WWL reported:

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Gone to the Dogs?


The Clarion-Ledger published a nice little story a couple of days ago about dog-friendly restaurants in the Jackson area:

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#Fifty-Something

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Direct From the Bar

A Florida town is trying a novel way to rid a park of the homeless:

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"Women Shouldn't be Supervisors"

Hinds County Supervisor District 5 Candidate Malcolm Johnson caught hell this week after it was discovered he said a woman shouldn't be a supervisor nearly a year ago. 

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Finally

Look who finally popped up at MDOC after spending three weeks at the Lafayette County Jail. 

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Heart for Mississippi



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Sid Salter: Sansing Pushed Mississippi Forward

The death of retired University of Mississippi historian Dr. David Sansing is an event that should give all Mississippians pause, for we have lost one of the great, important voices urging our state to move forward.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Papa Was a Rollling Stone

Someone had a little too much fun last night while partying with the Stones....

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Kuebler Convicted Again

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Will Chuck Get Justice?

Note: JPD contacted the family the day after this interview and provided an update on the case. 

A Friday afternoon drive home to meet the wife turned into a lifetime of horror as Chuck Ponthieux was gunned down in cold blood on the streets of Jackson in February.   No arrests have been made in the case.  Ponthieux's family cried out in frustration last week on social media after it felt the case was ignored by JPD.  


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Here Comes the Gov....

This dude is going to be your next Governor.  Book it!

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Here We Go Again....

The Weather Channel just can't seem to get it right.....

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Thug Goes Free, Again.

One of Frank's Faves graduated from the Hinds County Catch & Release program.  Vidal Sullivan is a free man and won't have to worry about going back to prison thanks to the District Attorney and MDOC.  The District Attorney wants to remand his indictment for armed robbery while MDOC never filed a petition to revoke his probation after he was indicted or arrested for armed robbery.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Genuine Mississippi Celebrates One Year

Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson issued the following statement.

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The Invasion of the Con

A private, foreign purchased over 500 homes in the Jackson metro area and converted them to rental properies.  The company has plans to buy more for the same purpose.  Justin Vicery reported in the Clarion-Ledger last week:

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Closed!

All good things must come to an end....


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Resisting Cops Doesn't End Well (Updated)

Update (3:25 PM): Second video with more footage is posted below. 

Video of a Mississippi Highway Patrol arrest during a traffic stop is making the rounds on social media.  A suspect refused to comply with a trooper's directives and needless to say, it did not end too well for him.  However, there are two videos of the incident.  The first one posted below is the short version.  It leaves out some very relevant information but naturally  casts the trooper in a bad light.   Selective editing, indeed.

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"Don't Give Away Your Freedom"

"The best definition of sin is that it won't work," said the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1996 sermon.  Bad weather means people stay home.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy Dr. Pollard's sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Course Changes Needed?

Happy with the way things are going in Mississippi and want to stay the course? Then Tate Reeves is probably your choice for Governor. Stay the course is pretty much his campaign message.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

NRA Endorses Mark Baker for AG

Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA- PVF) endorsed Mark Baker for Mississippi Attorney General.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday presents a very brave soul.  Unidentified but very brave.  Hope someone got him a bottle of illegal hooch from the Gold Coast.  He more than earned it. 

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Wolfe-Med Board: Round XXX

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure and Dr. Walter Wolfe traded licks today in Hinds County Chancery Court.  The Board suspended his license without a hearing Wednesday, claiming Dr. Wolfe posed an immediate danger to the public.  Dr. Wolfe asked Chancellor Tiffany Grove to issue a temporary restraining order against the Board and reinstate his license.  Both sides filed responses today.

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Suspects in Cedric Willis Murder Arrested

JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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Teresa Malone Tries to Postpone Prison

Teresa Malone is yet again trying to get out of going to jail.   She claims she should not go to jail due to medical reasons.   Judge Henry Wingate sentenced her to serve 41 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to one count of attempt & conspiracy and one count of bribery of a public official in 2017.   The public official was former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps. 

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"It's Not My Responsibility"

Update (5:00 PM): Another “disturbance” took place at RDC yesterday.  Three inmates were injured.

What's going on at the county jail? A federal monitor blasted the Hinds County Sheriff and Hinds County for allowing inmates to run the jail.  Sheriff Victor Mason hotly disputed the Monitor's findings to WLBT.  WLBT interviewed the Sheriff:

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dilbert Questions Bonnet Carre Use

Secretary of State Dilbert Hosemann issued the following statement.

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Dr. Wolfe Fires Back at Medical Board

Update (7/12/19): Dr. Wolfe submitted a copy of his license to the Court.  The license was issued on July l, 2019. 

Dr. Walter Wolfe asked a Hinds County Chancellor to issue a temprory restraining order against the Mississippi Medical Board of Licensure's suspension against him yesterday.  The Board suspended him without a hearing yesterday after it determined he was a "danger to the public."   The case is assigned to Chancellor Tiffany Grove.

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Poll: Spend More on Education

A Chism Strategies/Millsaps College poll states education is the top priority of voters this year.  The respondents were even split on whether the state is heading in the right direction.  The legislature received low marks but the respondents gave their own legislators higher grades.  The sample size was 614 voters.   Landlines and cellphones were divided evenly.   The poll is posted below. 

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Med Board Suspends Ob-Gyn

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure suspended the license of Dr. Walter Wolfe today after it determined he was an "immediate danger to the public."  The Board said the Ob-gyn had an affair with a married employee and fathered a child with her.  The suspension was issued without a hearing. 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Beatdown in Jacktown

WLBT's Melissa Faith Payne posted this video of a beatdown at Fortification and Lamar streets.

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Sid Salter: Political Heat Should Include More Than Thermometer at Neshoba

There will be just over seven hours of political speaking at the 2019 Neshoba County Fair, but most of the attention will focus on a half-hour on Thursday morning, a half-hour on Thursday afternoon, and a half-hour or so on Wednesday afternoon.

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Caught! (Updated)

Both MDOC escapees are caught and in custody in Meridian.  
Sent from my BlackBerry Keyone 

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Interim Airport CEO Leaves (Updated)

Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.  Interim JMAA Chief Executive Officer Perry Miller will be the new CEO of Richmond International Airport in Virginia.  WTVR reported yesterday:

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Billings Settles for $800,000 in Lamar Adams Case

One of the main promoters in the Lamar Adams Ponzi scheme settled with SEC Receiver Alysson Mills for $800,000.  Michael Billings was the "star" promoter of Adam's scheme as he received commissions of $3.5 million for the phony timber investments. 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

PSC to CMU: Show Us the Money

The Public Service Commission told Canton Municipal Utilities to show what happened to money gained through illegal rate increases.  The PSC has not approved a rate increase for CMU customers since 1994.  CMU raises its gas service rates anyway in 2009.  The PSC issued a temporary approval for the rate increase on January 30, 2017.  However, the Commission ordered CMU to provide a "detailed accounting of the total amount of" the unapproved rates.

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New Orleans Levees Sinking

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the New Orleans levees are sinking faster than expected.  WWL-TV reported:

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Riot? What Riot?

A major riot took place at the Raymond Detention Center in April when power failed and the emergency generators ran out of fuel.  No media covered the April riot.  The Sheriff issued no statements or press releases about the riot.  However, buried in the 100+ pages of the Jail Monitor's June report is a report on the riot.  The monitor reported:

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Century Club Charities Repays Lamar Adams Donations

Century Club Charities returned donations from Lamar Adams and Wayne Kelly to the Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC Receiver Alysson Mills asked U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to approve a settlement in a motion filed on June 28.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Jay Hughes: Small Towns & Transparency

Do you know the difference between a Northern Fairytale & a Southern Fairytale?

The Northern one begins:  Once upon a time . . .
A Southern one begins:  Y’all ain’t gonna believe this!!!
Having served in the Mississippi legislature four years, I can definitely say, “That ain’t no fairy tale!”

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The Mickey Mouse Fight Club

Check out Disneyland's newest attraction: Fight Club!

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Lock & Load in Pearl

Police are searching for two escaped MDOC inmates around the intersection of Highway 468 and South Pearson Road in Pearl.  Their clothing was found at a nearby business.  Stay safe in Pearl. 

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Law of the Jungle in Raymond


Incompetence and an inability to control prisoners continue to plague the Hinds County detention centers.  A law of the jungle rules Raymond where riots and murder are all too common.  Guards and prisoners are intimidated.  A report said it best: "the inmates are in charge."  The Justice Department had enough and asked U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on June 24 to hold Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason in civil contempt of court for his failure to comply with a consent decree for the Hinds County Detention System.   

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Keeping Downtown Safe

Meet JPD's new G-9 units:

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"The Mouth is a Barometer of the Soul"

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached about lying in this 1996 sermon.   It's one of his better presentations.  Enjoy this edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: 4 More Weeks!

Four weeks. Only four more weeks until Mississippi's August primaries.

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Fugitive Captured, Two More Out of State?

MDOC issued the following statement last night.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

To Be The Flag

It is the week of Independence Day so enjoy this funny sketch by Robin Williams as the American Flag.

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Reward Offered for Fugitives

MDOC issued the following statement.

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All Prisons on Lockdown

MDOC issued the following statement. 

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Scary!

Just a 7.1 is all.......

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Thirty Years

Ready to feel old? It's been thirty years since.....

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Today's Puzzler

WLBT reported two strong-armed robberies took place this afternoon:

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Flashback Friday: An Old Murder Mystery

Today's edition of Flashback Friday covers a murder mystery that took place 73 years ago in Byram.  22-year-old Catherine Rossie went to the Gold Coast with some friends on July 8, 1946.  All party-goers were from Crystal Springs.  Rossie disappeared later that night as the foursome returned from a night of carousing in East Jackson. Her mutilated body was found thirteen days later near Byram.  Bobbie Gaddy, his wife Glenna, and Robert  Gaddy were the prime suspects but were exonerated.   

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Pelahatchie Mayor Settles Lawsuit

WLBT reported last week that Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem settled a civil lawsuit for $2,767 recently.  The settlement agreement is posted below.  The documents were obtained from the Rankin County Justice Court Clerk. 

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UMC Partners w/Merit in Madison County

The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following statement.

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Lock & Load

MDOC issued the following statement.

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Sun & Sand Says See Ya

Say goodbye to the Sun-N-Sand.  The Mississippi Business Journal reported:

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old

If you are looking for something to watch for Independence Day, you are in for a treat.  Peter Jackson's instant classic, They Shall Not Grow Old, is now available for streaming.

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50 lbs of Meth Seized

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Yes, We Worry

Today is a sad day indeed.  Mad Magazine will be no more.  Fox New reported:

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Fireworks Tonight

Want to go see some fireworks tonight?  Here are the cities offering fireworks display.  Kudos to them for actually celebrating Independence Day in JULY instead of June.

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Facebook Follies

Today's Facebook rant comes from Laurel.   A working man had a few things to say about the Sonic, yes Sonic, in Laurel:

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Caught!

JPD caught the carjackers of North State Street:

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Terrorizing Jackson

Or thugs of the day, fools of the day,  idiots of the day, whatever you want to call it.

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Hemp Task Force Meets Monday

Commissioner of Agriculture Andrew Gipson issued the following statement and agenda.

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JJ Files Complaint Against Pelahatchie

JJ filed an Open Meetings Act complaint against the Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen yesterday with the Mississippi Ethics Commission.    The Board held a "work session" that started an hour before the regular Board meeting Monday night.  However, the Aldermen and employees huddled in a small group in the corner of the Board room and spoke in lowered voices that were impossible for the audience to hear. The behavior continued for the duration of the work session.


Just a work session, so it's ok.

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Noooooo..........

Two Jim Beam warehouses are burning down.........

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Sid Salter: It's About Refugees

The haunting photo of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, on the banks of the Rio Grande at Matamoros, Mexico has now – for good or ill – become the face of the immigration debate in America.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Heeeere's Johnny....

It's that time of night although this episode is slightly different from the usual fare.

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Pearl Shooting Suspect Dies

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Chillin' at the DMV

Just another day on Woodrow Wilson.....

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie (Circus Edition)

Last night's meeting of the Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen meeting was one for the books.  The evening began with an invasion by the Nation of Islam and ended with a hollerin' between the Mayor and an Alderman.  Somehow, the town bidness got done in a timely manner.


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It's One of Them New Carboats

Nothing like a good car story.  In this case, a rather interesting vehicle was discovered at the McDonald's in Brandon. 

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Monday, July 1, 2019

School Supplies, Not Fines

The city of Clinton will accept school supplies in lieu of cash during the month of July.  The city stated in a press release:

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Jailer Arrested

Two riots took place at the Raymond Detention Center over the weekend.  Half a dozen inmates were injured and required hospitalization.  Sheriff Victor Mason arrested a jailer for inciting a riot.  WLBT reported this afternoon:

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Blair Batson Expansion Moves Along

UMC issued the following statement. 


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Dispatch from Pelahatchie (Drama Edition)

Update (1:15 PM): Former Town Clerk Tommy Lyle tells police he placed the twine on the door 6 months ago during cleanup.


Did a hate crime take place in Pelahatchie? The Mayor seems to think so.  Mayor Ryshonda Beechem posted this photo and message on Facebook:

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What Happened in Paris?

The occupation of Paris is over.  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority's Commissioners returned from a 12 day trip to the Paris International Air Show.   Justin Vicery tried to find out what the Commissioners actually did in a story published in the Clarion-Ledger Friday:

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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.


Note: Security provided by INS.

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.

Note: Security provided by INS
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