Saturday, February 29, 2020

Funny of the Day

Shades of Firing Line comes to mind when watching Johnny Carson discuss inflation.

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Fire Marshal Recommends Closing Eudora Welty Library

The Jackson Fire Marshal recommended closing the Eudora Welty Library Tuesday night.  He said water leaks continued to plague the building.  The State Fire Marshal shut down the building in 2017 due to water damage and leaks.  

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Midnight Volleyball?

Did state welfare money pay for Southern Miss volleyball courts? What is Families First? How did the Dibiases hook up with Families First? Such questions were asked recently as the media continues to unravel the DHS embezzlement scandal.

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SOS Restricts Public Records Access

Getting public records from the Secretary of State will first require going to the bank.  Forget using plastic, checks, or yes, even cash.  The Secretary of State will only accept  a money order, cashier's check, or corporate check for public records.  So much for it being the year 2020. 

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Mayor is a Bernie Bro

Jackson Mayor and First Consul Chokwe Antar Lumumba endorsed Bernard Sanders for President:

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Med School Increases Diversity

UMC issued the following press release authored by Gary Pettus.

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Warren Strain Update

Warren Strain's wife posted some good news on Facebook yesterday:

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Raymond Child Molester Gets 15 Years

A Raymond child molester will be going to prison for 15 years.  Jimmy Allen Page of Raymond pleaded guilty in Hinds County Circuit Court Tuesday to sexual battery and gratification of lust. The indictment states he molested a five year-old girl in 2015 and continued to do so until 2018.  He also molested an eight year-old girl in 2018.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Docs Urge Taking Precautions Against Coronavirus

State health officials warned Mississippians to take precautions against coronavirus even though there are no cases in Mississippi.*

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Soc Tries to Get Attorney's Fees from Jackson in Siemen's Lawsuit

The Siemen's lawsuit is not yet settled but Socrates Garrett wants the city of Jackson to pay his attorney's fees.  The city announced a $90 million settlement with Siemens last week and has been dismissing defendants from the case left and right.  However, Jackson has not yet filed a motion to dismiss against Siemens.  The city dismissed Garrett Enterprises from the lawsuit but Socrates is not going away quietly.

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What Keeps Mississippi Students from Pursuing High Tech Careers?



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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Visit, Just Don't Drink the Water

Worried about cartel violence at the Mexican resorts? Don't be troubled for one simple reason: the cartels own many of them.  A Mexican cartel expert said recently on the Joe Rogan podcast that the resorts are safe because the cartels own them.   Ed Calderon discusses this little aspect of Mexico in the five-minute clip posted below.  Enjoy.

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Stupid Cop/Crook of the Day

A Madison County grand jury busted a Canton police officer for insurance fraud.   The indictment alleges Toni Borden falsely reported to an insurance company she was involved in an accident in an effort to obtain insurance proceeds.  The Attorney General is prosecuting the case.  The indictment is posted below.

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Commish Pushes 1st Responder Health Trust Fund

This guest column was authored by Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.

When I consider some of the most important jobs a person can hold, firefighter quickly rises to the top of my mind. Firefighting, for some, is a profession: a noble one that requires time, physical strength and stamina. For others, it is a voluntary service to their community and neighbors, still strenuous and demanding. Police officers and other first responders hold equally important jobs in our communities.

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June's Pet Murder Suspect Gets 5 Years for Stolen Gun in Project Eject


The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Remembering Oliver Triplett

How does one capture the contradictions and complexities of the life of Forest attorney Oliver Beamon Triplett, who died last week at the age of 81?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

WOOOOOO!!!

Happy 71st Birthday to the original Nature Boy.  Celebrate his life by watching a few videos posted below.

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MCEC Cuts Back

The Mississippi Community Education Center cut loose most of its employees a couple of weeks ago.  The layoffs come as no surprise after top officials were indicted for alleged embezzlement earlier this month.   The email posted below was sent to employees. 

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Fighting the Crud

UMC issued the following press release authored by Annie Oeth.

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Tulp Takes Town Hall Pledge

This post is sponsored & authored by James Tulp. Republican candidate 
for the 3rd Congressional District.

Today, I was pleased to be the first- and so far only-Republican in the race for the US House of Representatives, MS-03, to sign the Town Hall Pledge.

It's very simple: The citizens are the boss. The citizens pay the salaries of members of Congress and they get to decide who they want to hire and fire.

According to the Town Hall Project, my opponent, Michael Guest, has not held a single Town Hall event his entire time in office.

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Snapshot: Cleveland White Flight

White flight continues in Cleveland public schools.  White enrollment fell by a third in only five years after a federal judge ordered Cleveland's two high schools to consolidate.   Ironically, most of the white flight took place in the high school. 

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Former Jones Supe Convicted of Embezzlement

State Bean Counter Shad White issued the following statement yesterday.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Mexican Mayhem Continues

Former Mexican police officer Ed Calderon told Joe Rogan he expects the American military will be forced to intervene in Mexico in a few years.  The Cartels have literally become the government in several areas of Mexico.  They beat the government recently in open battle and the current Prime Minister has adopted a hands-off policy towards the Cartels even though Mexico experienced its most violent year ever last year (Sound familiar?).  Enjoy the rather interesting discussion.

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Wooten Springs Convicted Shooter

Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Whooter granted an appeal bond to Deangelo Morment.  A jury convicted Morment of aggravated assault after he shot a man and woman at a gas station on North State Street in 2013.
JJ reported August 2, 2018:

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Fitch Names Solicitor General

Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Will He Stay or Will He Go?

JSU President Dr. William Bynum may not be leaving JSU after all.  Clinton Police busted Dr. Bynum and JSU Art Professor Shonda McCarthy earlier this month for trying to obtain the services of a prostitute.  Dr. Bynum resigned his position.  However, Dr. Bynum may remain employed by the university.

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What is Going on at Little Footprints?

The Little Footprints Day Care Center allegedly kicked a family out after the mother dared, dared mind you, to ask to see the video of her child after the little tot came home bruised. WJTV reported:

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sweet Child of Mine

HBO dropped a new trailer for Season 3 of Westworld last week.  The show returns on March 15. The trailer is promising and introduces Aaron Paul into the show.  The showrunners said the maddening timeline jumping that ruined the second season will be no more.  Thank goodness.   Enjoy the trailer.

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Don't Try This at Home

Nothing like someone dying for a cause, even if he is a flat-earther:

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Super Bowl Sermon


If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  Dr. Pollard faced the challenge feared by most Sunday night preachers every year: Super Bowl Sunday.  Dr. Pollard handled the challenge in rather good humor.  As for the game, the Giants  won when the Bills missed a field goal on the last play of the game.  

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Bill Crawford: Flood Spotlights Need for Strategic Policy Thinking

Politicians tend to be adept at tactical political thinking. How do I win the next election? How do I get this project my financial backers want approved? How do I keep special interest groups on my side? And so on.

Strategic policy thinking to solve systemic and long-term problems, well that’s another story.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Losing Your Marbles, Lap by Lap

Meet your new addiction: Marble racing.  Watch for yourself. 

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Receiver Challenges Seawright Bankruptcy

Baker Donelson attorney Jon Seawright might not be able to protect himself in the bankruptcy court after all.  SEC Receiver Alysson Mills challenged his bankruptcy petition earlier this  month.  Her complaint is posted below.  Some Madison Timber porn for those following the case.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

The Color Purple Returns Sunday

The Color Purple returns to the big screen Sunday.  Check below for showtimes.

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Check Out the K9's Tomorrow

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release. 

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No Comment.

Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie just can't help himself.  This message popped up on the Facebook page of Hinds County Administrator Jennifer Riley Collins this week:

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Wendy's Employee Kills Fellow Employee

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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State Senator: It's Time to Hold Insurers Responsible on Cancer Care

This post is a guest column submitted by State Senator Angela Hill

A cancer diagnosis is devastating, no two ways about it. Every year in Mississippi, more than 15,000 people will find out they have cancer. Along with their families, they will face many health, financial, and emotional burdens. While fighting cancer is never easy, insurance companies are making things worse by improperly denying cancer treatment. My fellow legislators and I have an opportunity to step up and change that.

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Jackson Announces Debris Removal Plans

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Driver in Walmart Shooting is Killer Blessed by Green (Updated)

Update: Paul Barnett arrested for shooting firearm at Walmart. See below.

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement and mug shots about a shooting that took place at Walmart on Grandview Boulevard tonight.

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We Report, You Decide

Did State Representative Doug McLeod beat his wife? The Sun-Herald obtained bodycam footage of the arrest of McLeod for domestic violence charges last year.  George County deputies.  A Justice Court Judge acquitted him after his wife testified he did not hit her.  The video is posted below. 

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Siemens Fires Back at Mayor

Siemens issued the following statement after  Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced a settlement of $90 million with the company.

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Baptist Hospital Killer was Catch & Release Grad

Surprise, surprise.  The man who killed two Baptist Hospital employees yesterday is a graduate of the Hinds County catch & release program. 

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Priester Speaks

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. was nice enough to break down the Siemens settlement on his Facebook page for the rest of us:

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Funny of the Day

You.can't.make.this.up. Check out Cooperation Jackson's comments on the flood.

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Remaining Unit 29 Prisoners Moved

Prisoners caught w/7 shanks, 10 cellphones, bag of weed in move

Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement yesterday.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Break Out the Tissues

Onions.  Make sure you don't cut any onions while watching this video of a woman receiving a Valentine's Day present from her late husband.  

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City Announces Siemens Settlement

Jackson & Siemens Settle Lawsuit for $90 Million

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba holding a press conference on the Siemens lawsuit.  Watch the press conference below.

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Something BIG is About to Happen

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba sent out the following press release last night. 

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James Tulp: America First is Antidote to Socialism

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for US House House of Representatives, Mississippi 0-3.

Socialism is coming. Whether it’s in 4 years or 8 years or 12 years, the movement behind Bernie Sanders and AOC is here to stay. 70% of Millennials say they would vote for a socialist, which is terrifying when you consider the fact that Millennials are very close to being the largest voting bloc in the country.

It’s astonishing how few Republican elected officials are willing to address the obvious question: why is socialism on the rise?

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Rez Continues to Fall

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

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Double Murder at Baptist Hospital

A man murdered two people at Baptist Hospital this morning and later killed himself at a cemetery in Pearl.

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Idiot of the Day

Flowood police arrested Reginald Graham for marijuana possession early Sunday morning on Lakeland Drive.  Graham is a Hinds County Reserve Deputy.  The police report is posted below.

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Wow!

First human jetpack?  Check out this one-man flight over Dubai.  For at least a minute, this was his world. 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How does MS job growth rate compare to US average?



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Jackson Lobbyist Contract Up for Renewal

Up on the agenda tonight at a meeting of the Jackson City Council is the lobbying contract for Quincy Mukoro.   Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba placed the contract's renewal on the agenda at an earlier meeting but tabled it when he couldn't round up the votes.

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Dairy Farmer Tries to Baaaaaaaaaaaan Goat Milk

Some of our betters cottoned up to the idea of banning the sale of raw goat milk in Mississippi.  Mississippi law allows goat farmers to sell up to 9 gallons of raw goat milk on their farms.  People buy it to make cheese, produce soaps, and of course, consume.  Well, a dairy farmer just happens to chair the House Agriculchah Committee so he did what comes naturally to those in power: He wrote a bill to wipe such farmers out of existence.  Representative Bill Pigott (R-Land of the Moos) authored HB #609.  The bill states:

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River Continues to Fall

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

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Shots Fired at WLBT Reporters in Flood Areas

Some hoodlums in Northeast Jackson shot at WLBT reporters last night.  Maggie Wade posted on Facebook:

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Bedwetter Alert!!!

Nothing like a tough guy who turns into a crybaby.

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Scenes of a Flood

Rick Guy sent Kingfish1 into the sky and shot some video of some of the flooding around Jackson yesterday.  The video and some still photos are posted below.

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Cresting

Video of Governor Tate Reeves' press conference today is posted below. 

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

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Keep Kids out of Flood Water!

It is a shame that it has to be said but.... KEEP YOUR DAMN KIDS OUT OF THE FLOOD WATER!!! THAT MEANS YOU!!!  Hinds County EOC Director Ricky Moore admonished parents, especially over on Sheffield Drive, who are allowing their kids to play in the water:



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The Destruction of Pride

Unfortunately, many people are unable to make it to church this morning.  Enjoy this 1990 sermon on pride presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Photography from a Flood

Posted below are various videos taken in the last 24 hours of flooding around Jackson.  Feel free to send your pictures and videos to kingfish1935@gmail.com. 

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Flood Update: Crest Forecast Lowered

Watch Governor's Sunday Morning Press Conference Below. 
River was 36.3 feet at 10:00 AM.

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

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Bill Crawford: Mississippi Ignores Conservative Taxing

As you lurch over another crevice in your favorite rural highway, here are some facts you can use to dull your senses. That apparently works for our state leaders.

Mississippi has the third lowest gas tax rate among the 50 states. The lowest is Alaska at 14.4 cents per gallon. Second is Missouri at 17.4 cents. Then comes Mississippi at 18.4 cents.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Spillway Peak Outflow to Occur at 6 AM

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

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Rez to Releases More Water, Free Storage Available

Governor Tate Reeves Declares State of Emergency.  Video posted below. 

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

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Sandbags Available Tomorrow

Sandbags and sand will be available from 8 AM to noon tomorrow at Michael Avalon Street. It is open for another half hour.  However, it is apparently taking a while to get sandbags.  A friend posted on Facebook:

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Good Luck!

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Jackson Orders Evacuation, Rez Update

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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"No bail, no jail" for DHS Defendants.

The DHS scandal welcomed the "no bail, no jail" movement to Hinds County last week.  District Attorney Jody Owens didn't request bail for any of the defendants, thus none of them had to post bail, not even those accused of embezzling millions of dollars.  They were simply released on their own recognizance. 

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River Overruns Ratliff

Rick Guy took out Kingfish 1 yesterday and shot some photos of Ratliff's Ferry.  Check out the Pearl River as it rises over Ratliff's Ferry. 



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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Too Funny

Nothing like good ole natural disaster drama.....

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Sandbagging 101

Getting some sandbags tomorrow? Sandbagging newbs might want to watch this quick tutorial on how to sandbag properly.  Of course, sandbagging should not be confused with shammin'.

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Flood Update

Update (6:45 PM): Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba declares a state of emergency for the city of Jackson.

Posted below is a list of streets that are predicted to flood if the Pearl River rises to 38 feet.  Interactive map.

If you need sand bags, the city of Jackson was gracious enough to provide sands and bags.  Bring your own shovel and definitely bring your own back because guess who is going to be filling those bags? You are!  Nice to see the Mayor has finally become a do it yourself anti-government conservative.  Sandbags are available for pickup Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4225 Michael Avalon Street.

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38 Feet! (Updated)

 Rez to hold more water to delay flooding.

We are going to get some flooding in Jackson.  The Pearl River is going to rise to 38 feet:

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Hambrick Killer Goes Free in Two Years

Arkel Coleman, the killer of Erick Hambrick, will go free in May 2022.    Coleman will not even serve ten years for Hambrick's murder at the Waffle House on High Street in 2015.

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New Summit Schools Changing Leadership

New Learning Resources, Inc, issued the following statement.  It is the parent company of New Summit School.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

SOS Touts DMV Plan

Secretary of State Michael Watson issued the following statement.

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie (Court Edition)

Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem filed a Bill of Exceptions in Rankin County Circuit Court yesterday.  The bill names the Town of Pelahatchie as the defendant.

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Chaney Pushes Balance Billing Reform

Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Is Corporal Punishment Greatest Problem Facing Noxubee County Schools?

State Rep. Carl Mickens of Brooksville is from the northern part of Noxubee County. A former Noxubee County circuit clerk and justice court judge, Mickens is a second-term Democratic lawmaker who is apparently quite popular with his home county’s voters.

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MSU Syllabus Explained

JJ posted a syllabus from an Ag seminar class at Mississippi State University Monday. The syllabus had been floating around on social media and drew no small amount of criticism as an example of communist/collectivist/liberal/animal rights ideology/fill in the blank for your personal fear  used to indoctrinate college students.  MSU Communications Director Sid Salter stated in an email to JJ:

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Not Ready for Masterpiece Theatre Presents

There's been enough crime and sordid misdeeds reported over the last few days. It's time to spruce up this place with some culture.  Look down.  Enjoy. 

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River Rises Again

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

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JSU Settles with Former Head Football Coach

Harold Jackson walked away with a $170,000 check in October 2018 after he settled a lawsuit against Jackson State University and IHL.  JSU fired the former head football coach in 2015 when his team achieved a 6-11 record.  Coach Jackson sued the school for breach of contract.  JJ obtained a copy of the settlement agreement through a public records request.

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Bigger Pie Forum: What's Wrong with How Mississippi Regulates Utility Bills?

What’s wrong with how Mississippi regulates electricity rates? The short answer: No one in the process represents only the customers – the everyday Mississippians who pay their electric bill.

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MCEC Asks Court to Unfreeze Bank Account, (Updated)

Update (4:35 PM): Judge Peterson vacated the injunction without prejudice. 

Update (12:15 PM): State Auditor Shad White filed a petition today asking the court to dismiss the injunction freezing MCEC's Regions bank account.  The petition is posted below in the court file. 
 
The Mississippi Community Education Center asked Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson yesterday to lift an order freezing its bank account.  Judge Peterson froze the account last week when MCEC Executive Director Nancy New was indicted for allegedly embezzling $4.15 million in grant funds received from the Mississippi Department of Human Services.


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Monday, February 10, 2020

Who You Gonna Believe, Your Lyin' Eyes?

Friday night saw a rather interesting exchange on Friday night's edition of Real Time with Bill Maher.  Mr. Maher posited that one President Donald J. Trump used his State of the Union speech to gasp, recruit black voters.  Enjoy watching his panelists engage in some rather interesting mental gymnastics to refute his claim.  Forget the usual presidential politics, this is just downright funny regardless of party.   Enjoy.

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Faulty Wiring Caused Clinton Fire

Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Sex, Drugs, & JSU (Video)

JSU President resigns. 

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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No Comment!

Check out what made the syllabus of one ag class at Mississippi State University.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Dayumn!

What happens when high winds meet a plane trying to land in Birmingham?

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State Auditor Meeting FBI Tomorrow

State Bean-Counter Shad White issued the following statement.

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"Pennies from Loafers"

Saturday Night Live had some fun with Friday night's Democratic debate last night.  Enjoy.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

It's a beautiful pre-spring day and some readers will want to play hookey instead of going to church.  No problem. Enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson) from 1990. Dang, he laid the wood at 7:00.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Gunn Sticks to Guns on Retirees

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn is right to bow up about state retirees serving in the Legislature.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

"Have You Had Math Class?"

It is never a good idea to ask Nick Saban a dumb question.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Mississippi Wins a Round on Flooding Lawsuit

Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement.

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Former Little Footprints Worker Arrested

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker issued the following statement.

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Warren Strain Update

Warren Strain's wife posted the following update on Facebook. 

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Too Funny!

We've had some pretty heavy-duty news for a couple of days with more to come.  Time for a break. Check out this Nashville "chef" as he attempts to boil crawsfish.

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State Auditor & DA Hold Presser on DHS Scandal

State Auditor says amount allegedly embezzled could grow. 

State Auditor Shad White and Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens are holding a press conference about the DHS embezzlement scandal right now:

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Feds on DHS Scandal: Don't Look at Us

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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DHS/MCEC Embezzlement Alleged to be $4.15 Million

Davis & McGrew Released without Court's Approval, Bench Warrant's Issued
Alleged embezzlement is $4.15 million

Shockwaves tore through Mississippi yesterday after the State Auditor arrested the former Director of Human Services and several others for embezzlement, fraud, and conspiracy.  The defendants include MCEC Executive Director Nancy New and her son Zachary.  Brett Dibiase, the son of the Million Dollar Man, made the list of the accused as well. State Auditor Shad White accused New and others of embezzling $2 million in government funds for personal use. 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Justice Dept. Announces MDOC Investigation

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Former DHS Director Arrested

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Governor Announces MDOC Commish Criteria

First Consul Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Mayor Defends His Man

Calls out Councilman Aaron Banks

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Overpaying? The Jackson Way Continues.

Who will lobby for Jackson?  Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba placed Quincy Mukoro's lobbying contract on the agenda for yesterday's meeting of the City Council. The contract was up for renewal but the Mayor tabled it until the February 18 meeting.  Several sawces said the Mayor did so when he realized he did not have the votes to get the contract renewed.

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Sid Salter: Weed Politics in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of three states that will vote on some type of marijuana-related referendum in the November 2020 elections – the others being New Jersey and South Dakota. Up to eight additional states could get referendum before their votes in 2020, but so far only three states are certain to pose marijuana questions to their citizens this year.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Meet the Madness

Since the medical marijuana debate is heating up, it's time to post one of the most definitive movies on drugs ever made.  Enjoy.

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Encore Presentation of Porgy & Bess, Live from Met Tomorrow

A real treat hits the movie screens in the Jackson metro area tomorrow.  The great American opera, Porgy & Bess, returned to the Metropolitan Opera last Saturday. This is not a movie. Malco and Tinseltown theatres graced us with a simulcast of the live performance.  It was simply an awesome performance.  Angel Blue rocked it as Bess.   If you didn't make it Saturday, there is an encore presentation tomorrow at the two theatres.  The Kingfish was very proud of y'all as the Saturday show sold out.   Tired of tier 4 performances? Go buy a ticket and support some top-notch culture.  Enjoy the videos are posted below.

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State Auditor: MDOT Can Save Money

State Auditor Shadrack White issued the following statement and report.

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Oink! Legislators Continue to SLRP.

It is that time of the year to discuss SLRP.  SLRP is appropriately named for a special benefit the legislators voted themselves many years ago.  Nothing like a bunch of pigs slurping away at a taxpayer trough.  The legislature created SLRP in 1989 to give themselves extra retirement pay not available to other state employees.  Call it time and a half pay for doing half of the work- if that much.

Apologies for the non-diversity among the pigs.

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Sal & Mookie's Coming to Madison

Jeff Good, yes THE Jeff Good, issued the following press release. 

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UMC to Offer Free Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings

UMC issued the following statement. 

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Rush Reveals Big C Diagnosis

El Rushbo announced on the radio today he has advanced lung cancer.   Video of his announcement is posted below.  Start at 46:30.

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Update on McDade's/Froogels Transition

Robert's Company posted an update on social media about the status of :

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This IS a Drill!

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Three Murders Last Night

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Bernie Passes

Bernie Ebbers passed away.  The Wall Street Journal reported:

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

It's Halftime

Don't want to watch the Super Bowl halftime show? Watch this alternative programming that ends when the halftime show ends.

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The Concept of Peace

Let's face it, some people aren't going to go to church on Super Bowl Sunday.  ;-)  This post is a public service for those who will play hookey and want to ease the guilt.  Enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: Despite Cash Infusion, PERS' Ship Keeps Sinking

Here we go again at PERS, the state employee retirement system.

Despite last year's promise to legislators that a boost in employer contributions would right the ship, the ship sank again in FY 2019. The latest Actuarial Valuation Report (delayed until after the election) showed PERS' unfunded pension liability jumped up $1 billion, from $16.9 billion to $18 billion.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

"Check Ball"

Once upon a time, an NBA rookie trashed MJ a year or two after he retired.  Something about he could easily beat MJ one on one.  Soon afterwards,  MJ showed up at the Bulls practice and simply said "check ball."  Watch the rest. Start at 2:50 in first video.

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Governor Releases Budget

Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement as well as his budget yesterday. 

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Mayor Urges Medical Community to Help Stop Spread of Coronavirus

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba 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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