Sunday, April 18, 2021

(Alleged) Suicide in Raymond Jail

 The Hinds County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement. 

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Mayor & City Council Refuse to Discuss EPA Order in Public

 Mayor to Council: "I tell you things every single meeting that are over your head."

Sparks flew at the Jackson City Council meeting last Tuesday as Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba stood like a stone wall against attempts to discuss an EPA's Emergency Executive Order. 

The EPA issued the order in March last year after it inspected Jackson's water treatment plants and found monitors, UV disinfectors, dosers, valves, and other necessary equipment were missing, broken, or improperly used at the two water treatment plants.  The  City Council prepared to discuss the EPA order when it came to that part of the agenda but the Mayor insisted on discussing it in executive session behind closed doors.  The order is posted below.

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Giving Thanks

It's a beautiful spring day and let's face it, you don't want to dress up and go to church, even in blue jeans. No problem. JJ will bring church to you. Enjoy this 1992 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.

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South Park: Canadian Edition

Canadians do know South Park is a joke, right?

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Bill Crawford: Mississippi Needs Quantum Leap in STEM Knowledge

 “If you understand the behavior of electrons and the behavior of photons (light) then you understand everything that matters in the everyday world, except gravity and nuclear power stations.”

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Frank Flashback

 Throwing stimulus money around as if it's going out of style seems to be all the rage these days.  A shame good ole Frank isn't Mayor today (not).  Check out this December 13, 2008 post: 

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Double Homicide

Was deceased a murder suspect free on bond? 

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Rankin Teen Missing (Found)

 Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Triple Homicide

 JPD tweeted: 

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WAPT: Firefighters Have NO Water to Fight Fire

Jackson firefighters stood around as they helplessly watched an apartment complex burn to the ground because there was no water in the fire hydrants.  WAPT's Ross Adams reported: 

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Correction

 JJ screwed up this morning. The Jackson City Council held a discussion Tuesday about the 2020 EPA Emergency Administrative Order.  Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wanted to go into executive session to discuss the matter.  Ward 1 Councilman Ashby Foote strongly protested the move.  WAPT and WLBT reported the exchange between the two men.  However, JJ reported this morning the exchange did not appear in the video appearing on the city's website and Facebook page.  The implication being edited out the argument.  The exchange appears an hour earlier in the video on a completely different matter.  JJ apologizes for the post and any negative inference made against the employees.  We screw up, we put it at the top of the page in big, bold red letters.  

However, some misdirection did take place with the EPA discussion in the video. 

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Foreigners Busted w/Narcotics in Madison

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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State Auditor: Hinds Schools Can Save Millions

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Like a Boss

What do you do when confronting a bobcat in your own driveway? 

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Worker Shortages Threaten Commerce, Supply & Distribution Chains

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce Andrew Gipson submitted this guest column. 

For over a year, supply and distribution chains in America have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and the related workforce shutdowns.  Initially last spring, government mandates driven by the virus and by CDC recommendations forced many people other than those deemed “essential workers” to stay home from their jobs.  For some, work could continue remotely as workers, teachers and students adapted to virtual classrooms and other technology-based methodologies.  But for the bulk of the workforce and the public relying on manufactured and processed products, these shutdowns had an immediately noticeable impact in temporarily interrupting manufacturing and distribution systems across the country, and even around the world. 

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"You Don't Go Do It in Madison"

 Street racing continues to get out of control in Jackson.  Two vehicles struck each other as they raced down North State Street Sunday.  Unfortunately, the two idiots didn't just wipe each other out but also struck another car that had a woman and her child.  WLBT reported: 

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Oxygen Tank Needed

 Yours truly would truly appreciate it if someone could donate an oxygen tank he doesn't need.  Email kingfish1935@gmail.com.  Thanks. 

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Congressman Holds Art Contest

 Congressman Michael Guest issued the following statement. 

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MEMA Seeks Relief for $25 Million Ice Storm Damage

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: The King of all Breakfast Foods

Check out this week's pancake recipe posted below. 

I am a bonafide breakfast person. I was born a breakfast person, all through my early school years I was a breakfast person, and I am a breakfast person today. Even in my sleeping-late-because-I-partied-all-night-late-teen-and-early-twenties years I was a breakfast person. Granted, during that period I was eating breakfast at 3:00 a.m. before I passed out, but the streak remained.


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dept of Ag Passing Out Food Boxes Next Week

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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WLBT Busts Lumumba

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba keeps referring to the EPA Emergency Administrative Order issued a year ago as a "letter" even though it is nothing of the kind.  Try as he might, the Mayor just can't seem to make everyone else see it his way.  WLBT reported last night: 

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Sid Salter: Organized Labour's Racial Narrative Soundly Rejected Yet Again

Organized labor’s organizing efforts in the South in recent years have focused on equating union membership with social justice. Over the last decade, that narrative has been soundly rejected in union votes and in most cases by workers with significant percentages of Black workers.

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Downtown Showdown Over Med Marijuana Today

 Steel cage match! Loser must leave town! No Rules! 120-minute time limit. 

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the medical marijuana fight today at 10:30.  The Queen and Madison petitioned the Court to declare the placement of Initiative 65 on the ballot in November was unconstitutional.  Get all the information about the case in this earlier post.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Unbelievable

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba placed the EPA Emergency Administrative Order issued a year ago on the agenda for discussion at today's meeting of the Jackson City Council.  Guess what happened?

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Frank Bluntson, R.I.P.

Former Jackson City Councilman Frank Bluntson passed away today.  Rest in peace, Mr. Bluntson.

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On the Agenda Today

 Lookie here at what is on the Jackson City Council agenda today. 

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Dumpster Fire.... Literally

 There was a dumpster fire in The Fondren yesterday. 

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Mudbug Melee

 Just a little fracas at the Mudbug Festival this weekend.

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Bullhorn Bullies are Back

Please send any videos of the reported behavior to kingfish1935@gmail.com

  The Bullhorn Bullies continue to terrorize The Fondren with nary a word from JPD.  WJTV reported last week:

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Reductive Analysis of the Day

Earlier post and copy of Emergency Order.  

 It appears the Mayor's office engaged in some reductive analysis last week.  WAPT followed JJ in reporting the issuance of an EPA Emergency Administrative Order against Jackson's water system a year ago: 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

 The late Dr. Frank Pollard discussed life after death in this 1992 sermon as he preached from Hebrews.  If you didn't make it to church, here is your chance to catch-up.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: State Indifference Leads to "Hungriest County"

With unemployment decreasing, jobs growing, and state tax revenues up, rosy days lie ahead for Mississippi’s economy. “The outlook for our economy is pretty optimistic for the state and for the nation,” state economist Corey Miller told Mississippi Today.

But not for all parts of the state.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Help Wanted.... Desperately

 How tight is the job market? Some employers are paying people just to apply  for a job. 

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Having a Conversation about the Conversation

 Watch Jackson City Council President Aaron Banks attempt to discuss on his radio show the EPA Emergency Order on the Jackson water system.  Oh well, at least he isn't talking about passing out guns and badges to everyone. 

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Tornado in Rankin

 A tornado touched down near Holly Bush Road.  Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey released a photo of the tornado. 

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Kandy Sanderson Mason, Rest in Peace

Earth lost an angel as heaven gained one.  Kandy Sanderson Mason passed away earlier this week.  She was one of those sweet souls who made the world a better place and touched everyone around her. 

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Just Give 'Em a Gun & a Badge

 Check out what Jackson City Council President Aaron Banks said about hiring Hinds County deputies to fight crime in Jackson. 

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Jackson Veterans Home Reopens

The State Veterans Administration issued the following statement. 

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D.L. Gardner: Woke Folks Cancel Culture

By now you have likely heard more than you ever wanted to hear about being “woke.” What does being woke mean? Woke people are “alert to injustice in society, especially racism.” Woke folks are also cool and smarter than everybody else! 

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

City Council: Mayor Did not Report EPA Order on Water System Implosion

The Lumumba Administration did not tell the Jackson City Council about a damning EPA Emergency Administrative Order issued a year ago. The EPA inspected Jackson's water treatment plants in February, 2020 and discovered an imploding water system that is a health threat to the people it serves. Malfunctions, neglect, and plain old incompetence were the order of the day at the plants.  EPA ordered Jackson to fix the problems immediately. 

JJ broke the news about the buried EPA order yesterday.  WLBT picked up where this website left off and reported, surprise, the Administration did not tell the City Council about the EPA's action.  WLBT reported: 

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Farmer's Market Offers Free Fire Ant Poison Saturday

 Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Pennington Indicted for (Allegedly) Stabbing Wife

 A Rankin County grand jury indicted Clint Pennington for aggravated domestic violence against his wife last August.  Pennington is the son of former Rankin County Sheriff Ronnie Pennington.  Pennington allegedly stabbed his wife  and proceeded to cut his own throat on December 30, 2019.  The indictment states: 

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Sid Salter: VMT Tax Proposal Penalizes Rural States Lacking Public Transportation

 U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stepped strongly toward, then beat a rather hasty retreat from the concept of including a vehicle mile traveled or VMT tax component as a means to pay for President Biden’s massive national infrastructure proposal.

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Mayor Files No Campaign Finance Reports

Correction: Patty Patterson submitted her campaign finance report yesterday. 

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba did not file a campaign finance report this year or last year.  However, the Mayor was not alone in blowing off campaign finance laws, as only one Jackson Mayoral candidate, Ken Wilson, submitted a campaign finance report. 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Shakespearean Folly?

 Did William Shakespeare actually exist? Such a question has vexed many a scholar and fueled many a drunken debate.  Thoughty2 pondered this question on his Youtube channel.  Enjoy his take on the controversy. 

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AP: Ole Miss Student Suspended in Bleach-Hazing Case

 Ole Miss suspended a student after he allegedly sprayed bleach into a pledge's mouth during a pinning ceremony last October. The Associated Press's Jeff Amy reported: 

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Robert St. John: Feeding Methodists

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This past Sunday was the first Easter Sunday in which I have missed attending a church service in a long time. My family and I were in New Orleans moving our daughter into her new apartment. We could have hit up a couple of Catholic churches near our apartment, but we spent time together and worshipped in a different way. 


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EPA Nailed Jackson Water System Neglect a Year Ago

The EPA inspected Jackson's water treatment plants a little over a year ago and found them to be quite wanting.  Chronically malfunctioning equipment, neglected detectors, and vacant key positions were just a few of the problems EPA discovered at the O.B. Curtis and Fewell water treatment plants.  Even the crucial UV devices that disinfect the water were offline for weeks at a time.  EPA saw enough and issued an Emergency Administrative Order against Jackson on March 27, 2020.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Election Night Thread

 It's Election Night!!!  Will Lumumba reach 85%?  Will Butch beat Bo?  What will the dispatch from Pelahatchie be? Are there any races in anything that are actually interesting tonight?  Does anyone actually care? Prediction: Hizzoner in Jackson gets at least 75% of the vote.  This is the election night thread.  Fire away. 

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Jackson Robbers Going Upriver

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Mr. Sam Shines

Note: This is a re-post. Just trying to help out Mr. Sam. 

Do you need to get those shoes shined but don't want to mess up your Crockett & Jones Shell Cordovan  or bespoke shoes? No problem.  Mr. Sam Wilson is shining shoes again at Great Scott. 


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Mudbug Festival Commences Tomorrow

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

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Mayor Fights White Flight

Black Voters Matter Action PAC supports Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, the people's candidate, on April 6, because he is fighting to rebuild the city of Jackson in the wake of the water crisis caused by over thirty years of white flight from the city of Jackson. Paid for by Black Voters Matter Action PAC, BVMActionPac.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. 

This post is a campaign text message.   Consider the posting of the message an in-kind donation to the Lumumba for Mayor campaign as fighting white flight is indeed a worthy goal.

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Ole Miss Frat Forces Pledge to Swallow Bleach

Unable to eat, an Ole Miss student fights to save his esophagus after a Pike fraternity member (allegedly) sprayed bleach into his throat during a hazing incident six months ago. 

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Perfection!

The past literally roared back to life in Jackson Saturday.  Over 150 cars of every variety appeared at The Vault's 390 Degree Car Show Saturday.  Even the Easter Bunny joined in the fun as over four thousand people attended the outdoor spectacular.  JJ sent Rick Guy to take a whole lotta pictures for y'all so peruse the photos posted below.  Enjoy.  

 


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Moving Forward in The Fondren

 Progress continues in The Fondren.  Famed restaurateur Robert St. John provided an update on his Fondren project yesterday on Facebook: 

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Idiot of the Day

 There are certain lines you don't use on cops.  "Do you know who I am" comes to mind.  However, there are other no-no phrases as this idiot soon discovered....

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The Lab or the Cave, Which Is It to Be?

 Independent-minded scientists continue to study whether the Covid-19 virus originated in a Wuhan lab.  The MIT Technology Review published an article covering the debate over the origin of the virus:

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The Basics of Easter

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached this Easter Sunday sermon in 1988. If you didn't make it to church this morning, enjoy Dr. Pollard's preaching.

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Bill Crawford: GOP Leadership Witless on Medicaid Math

Hard-headed and hard-hearted Mississippi leaders can’t do math. So wrote Greenwood Commonwealth editor Tim Kalich regarding Mississippi’s stand against Medicaid expansion.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Who Was Better?

 It's an age-old debate.  No, we don't mean Lebron-MJ or Bird-Magic.  This post refers to.....

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AG Fights Underage Drinking

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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"You're a V***** W/A Veneral Disease"

 Kim Waaaaaaaaade had a show for the books this week.  Naturally I would say so because he discussed the lack of prosecution for a man who tried to kill a JPD officer three years ago.  However, Thomas called into the show and did David L. Archie better than David L. Archie (8:50).   Enjoy.

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Will He or Won't He?

 Will the Governor sign a bill that relaxes some regulations on deer and chronic wasting disease?  WLBT reported last night:

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Flashback Friday: Hemp Lady

The Mayoral election is a boring affair in Jackson this year. Flash back to the 2013 race for this comedic gold: 

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Does Anyone Want to Work?

 WLBT's Cheryl Lasseter walked into a restaurant and found it woefully short of employees.

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Lynn Fights for Guns

Lord Protector Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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Do Medical Records Blow Up Police Brutality Case Against Ex-JPD Officers?

 Will medical evidence blow up a police brutality case against three former Jackson police officers?  Three former Jackson police officers stand accused of beating an old man to death two years ago.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Lincoln Lampley, Anthony Fox, and Desmond Barney for second-degree murder in the death of 62 year-old George Robinson as they searched for a murder suspect.  The family sued the officers as well.  However, a motion for summary judgment in the civil case presents medical records that state Robinson only suffered a minor abrasion on his face - a far cry from the savage beating he allegedly suffered.

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Hanging Moss Homicide

 Jackson suffered its 38th homicide in 2021.  WLBT reported: 

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Ouch!

 It always hurts to watch this movie scene....

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Hosemann Announces Reapportionment Committee Members

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Sportsmen's Groups Says Bill Will Spread CWD

Did the legislature hurt the fight against chronic wasting disease in Mississippi's deer population? The Mississippi Wildlife Federation and other sportsmen's groups argue HB #382 will do just that and protested its passage to Governor Tate Reeves.  Mississippi Wildlife Federation  CEO Ashlee Ellis Smith said:

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BOLO for Hit & Run SUV

 We got us a hit and run driver over in Northeast Jackson.  

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Sid Salter: From Thalia to Yazoo: Texas Was McMurtry's Connection to Mississippi's Morris

 The passing of iconic Texas novelist, screenwriter and antiquarian bookseller Larry McMurtry at age 84 on March 25 will mean different things to different fans of his prolific writing life.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cancel This

 Once upon a time, Don Rickles took on the Dodgers.....

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Women-Owned Bakery Overcoming Covid-19 Impacts

Beth Bilbo submitted this guest column in honor of Women's History Month. 

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we are also coming upon the one-year anniversary of Mississippi’s Shelter in Place order. It’s an anniversary that many business owners want to forget due to the abysmal business climate we’ve suffered through. While owning a small business is never easy, it has been particularly challenging during COVID, especially for minority and women owned businesses. To these entrepreneurs, I want to encourage you during these hard times and help lend my voice and advice. 

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Body Found in Park

 JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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Jackson Backstabs Hero

There is no justice in Jackson for a police officer who survived a deadly traffic stop at a South Jackson gas station three years ago.  Two men tried to shoot JPD Officer Mike Tarrio but he managed to kill one assailant and arrest the other one.  He received an "Officer of the Year" award for his heroism.  This being Jackson, such bravery did not go unpunished as Jackson suspended him with pay for over a year.  To add insult to injury, the man who repeatedly shot at him was never indicted for the crime thanks to some bureaucratic bumbling.  

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Robert St. John: Help is on the Way

One year ago today, my life seemed to be at a complete standstill. The global pandemic was shifting into second gear, my city and state were shut down except for essential businesses, and the six restaurants and two bars I had spent 32 years of my life building were all closed. The situation was dire and the future looked bleak. My wife, two children, and I were holed up at our house which I wasn’t sure we’d even be living in a few months down the road. I was doing what I could to help our 300 furloughed team members and the community and state at large, but all future outlooks seemed grim.

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The G-Man Passes

 G. Gordon Liddy passed away yesterday at his son's home.  No cause of death was given. 

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Ole Miss Alumni Food Fight Continues

 The food fight over the University of Mississippi Foundation's investments continues.  Ole Miss alumnus Otho "Bubba" Petit accused the Foundation of cutting sweetheart timber investments with Molpus Woodlands Group in a petition submitted to the Board of Trustees for the Institutions of Higher Learning. 

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Idiot of the Day

The Walmart on Highway 18 in Jackson has been evacuated. Some idiot phoned in a bomb threat.

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Health Department Issues Church Service Guidelines

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following guidelines for faith-based services. 

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Fitch Joins Religious Liberty Lawsuit

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Lumumba Lays It On

Was Kenneth Stokes correct when he called the Mayor "Lying Lumumba"?  Watch Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba shuck the corn in this March 18 interview on the progressive website, Democracy Now.  There is no untruth, half-truth, or quarter-truth he won't tell if it means he can blame someone else for Jackson's water problems.   Watch the video or read the transcript.  They are both posted below with color commentary from yours truly.   Enjoy. 

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Bringing Home the Booze

 Package stores will be able to deliver that favorite bottle of Blanton's Bourbon to your home.  Governor Tate Reeves is expected to sign HB #1135. 

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D.L. Gardner: Trusting God in the Long Run

In a way, faith is sort of like politics, only for the long, and I mean the really long run. The week leading up to Resurrection Sunday is holy for Christians around the world. Be careful who you trust. 

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H-Burg Shut Down Nightclub After Two Shootings

Hattiesburg shut down a nightclub this year after it suffered not two homicides but two shootings on Valentine's Day.  A Chancellor allowed the club to reopen Thursday but only after it agreed to a list of conditions with the city.

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WJTV Investigates Jackson's Water Problems

 WJTV interviewed former Jackson Mayors Tony Yarber and Dale Danks about the Jackson water system. The penetrating interviews provide some much-needed background about Jackson's water problems.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Here We Go Again.

Watch this video of an interview Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba  gave to the progressive Democracy Now website on March 17.   What is wrong with this picture?

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Three Child Predators Sentenced

 Attorney General Evelyn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

 Decided to work on the yard instead of going to church? Don't feel too guilty as JJ has got you covered.  Enjoy this 1991 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He asked if one is prepared for a tough answer to prayer.

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Bill Crawford: Reeves Signs Incumbent Protection Act

House Bill 1048 didn’t get much fanfare as it moved through the Legislature. Perhaps its impact will.

The bill authored by Rep. Jody Steverson of Ripley and signed into law by Gov. Tate Reeves on March 24 moves the qualifying deadline for most state, district, and county elections up to February 1.

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Back at the Bijou

 The Ten Commandments returns to the big screen next week at Tinseltown and Malco Grandview. Showtimes are posted below. 

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Good News for Restaurants?

 A CDC study reported mask mandates and restaurant re-openings barely affected the spread of Covid-19.  Such news should be welcome, right? Well, not so fast my friends.  In true bureaucratic fashion, the CDC said good was bad and bad was good.  The CDC reported the results of a nine-month study on March 5

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Bedwetter Alert

Bill Maher poked some fun at the placement of social justice warning labels on My Fair Lady and a plethora of other beloved movie classics last week.  Hollywood apparently thinks we are so fragile that we can't watch a movie without a teaching lesson.  You can't make this up. 

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Shooting on 220

 JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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More of the Same

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba repeated the lie that state government does not pay Jackson for its water more than a few times before he was forced to backtrack and admit the untrue nature of his statements.  The Mayor made the false claim as recently as last week to the progressive website Democracy Now.  He made similar remarks in a March 8 local press conference and March 12 in the New York Times

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Clinton Arrests Auto Burglary Suspects

 The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Frank Corder: Outdoor Trust Bill in Jeapordy

 This post was first published in Y'all Politics. Mr. Corder is the editor of the website. 

The Mississippi Legislature is tasked with handling the business of the people, tackling issues of importance that will both improve the State and the lives of Mississippians. When they cannot come together, what’s left is the referendum process whereby the people move an issue forward the politicians refuse to embrace.

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Digital Learning Instructional Coaches Needed

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Ewwwwww!!!

 The boo-boo keeps bubbling up around St. Richard Catholic School.  WAPT reported last night:

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ouch!

 This commercial is almost painful to watch.  Beam me up. 

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Mustard Seed Artists Present Easter Eggs

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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FOOD FIGHT!!!

 If you are bored, check out the drama over on the Facebook page of Strange Brew Coffeehouse in Tupelo. 

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Mayor Defends M-Bar

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba defended the M-Bar at a Monday press conference. Three homicides have been linked to the Ridgewood Court nightclub.

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D.L. Gardner: What's Your Plan, Mr. President?

Since Reagan left office, many of us have had to vote against candidates for President. The 2020 election offered grassroots middle-of-the-country voters the opportunity to elect a candidate with a proven track record of making America great again. (Remember, Bill Clinton was the first to use that campaign line!) 

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State Water Bills: More of the Same

 The state of Mississippi paid Jackson $2.9 million for water bills at the Capitol Complex since 2016.  A list of payments are posted below.  JJ obtained the payment schedules through a public records request.

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Shad Busts Another

 State Auditor Shadrick White issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Heroine of the Day

 A quick-thinking prosecutor saved a domestic violence victim from her assailant during a hearing.  The hearing was held via zoom.  St. Joseph County (MI) prosecutor Deborah Davis noticed the victim kept looking to the side during the hearing.  She suspected the defendant was present in the victim's home in violation of the no-contact order.  Watch the drama as it unfolds in the video posted below. 

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AG Gets $2 Million for State

 Attorney General Evelyn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Lie to Media, Rinse, Repeat

How many times can a Mayor lie?  Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba told the New York Times the state of Mississippi does not pay Jackson for water used.   The statement was not true. However, it was not the first time he told this wee little lie.  Check out this March 8 press conference.

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Robert St. John: Culinary Carpe Diem and Bread, the King and Queen of all Carbs

 Check out this week's recipe posted below.

Last week I received the sad news that Barbara Thomas, of Barbara’s Home Cookin’ in Franklin, Tennessee, passed away. Thomas opened the popular meat-and-three cafĂ© in the formerly quiet suburb of Nashville in the late 1990s but sold her interest a couple of years ago. Thomas was a native of New Augusta, Mississippi, but claimed my hometown, Hattiesburg— the nearest larger city close to New Augusta— as home. She was a court reporter by trade, who retired from that profession and got into the restaurant business, and the entire Nashville metroplex was better for it.

 


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Sid Salter: Farmers Watching California Pro-Union Law Before Supreme Court

  Despite the fact that Mississippi has not been particularly fertile ground for labor unions seeking new members from new employment sectors, the attention of American farmers, growers, and other food producers will watch an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court with rapt attention.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Idiot of the Day

 What is the first thing you think of when you see a herd of elephants at the zoo?

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Help Wanted

 Does your kid need a job? Koestler Prime is hiring busboys.  Call 601-826-4445.  

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Sheriff Releases Video of M-Bar Murder Suspects

 Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance posted the following picture and video on Twitter.

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Bigger Pie Forum: Will Governor Sign Incumbent Protection Bill?

Bigger Pie Forum authored and sponsored this post. 

The Mississippi House of Representatives has passed, and the Senate is expected to vote this week on HB 1048, a bill to move the deadline for candidates to file to run for office to February 1 of election years.

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Clinton Seeks Auto Burglars

 The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Entering the Gates of Mordor

 Check out this drone footage of a volcano eruption in Iceland. 

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Change Comes to MDOC

 Jerry Mitchell authored this article for the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. It is reprinted with his permission.

Burl Cain burnished his reputation as a reformer inside the walls of one of the nation’s bloodiest prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola where stabbings, beatings and killings were commonplace.

And now he faces the battle of turning around another notorious prison, the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, which has been immortalized for its brutal violence in songs, books and landmark litigation.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Governor to Mayor & New York Times: State Pays for Its Water

Mayor says he was "armed" with wrong information. 

Governor Tate Reeves zinged Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba at a press conference today for the Mayor's statement that the state does not pay Jackson for its water.  The Governor graciously gave the Mayor an escape route from the corner but took strong exception to what the Mayor told the New York Times recently.  The Mayor owned up to his mistake today and said he was given bad information. 

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Mississippi Reaches Million Vaccines Milestone

Half of Mississippi's adults have received at least one does of the Covid-19 vaccine.  Governor Tate Reeves announced today that over 1 million Covid-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Mississippi. Approximately 350,000 Mississippians have received both vaccines while the remainder received the first dose.  

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Councilman Expresses Concerns Over M-Bar

 Jackson Ward 1 City Councilman Ashby Foote wants JPD to "look into" the M-Bar.  WLBT reported:

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Happy Birthday, William Shatner

 William Shatner is 90, yes, 90 years young today.  Here are some of his most memorable scenes. 

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Law Toughens for Embezzlers

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Health Department Pays Jackson Over $360,000 for Water

Lumumba  said state does not pay for water. 

 The Mississippi State Department of Health paid $360,000 to the city of Jackson since over the last three years for water/sewer services.  The payments completely contradict Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's recent claims the state of Mississippi does not pay Jackson for water.  JJ obtained the payment records through a public records request.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Trophy Kids Grow Up

 Bill Maher took on the Trophy Generation, Paris Hilton, and Rolling Stone Friday night. Prepare to laugh. 

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Surprise! Another M-Bar Homicide

 SHUT IT DOWN!!!

Yet another homicide took place at the M-Bar last night.  Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance tweeted: 

 

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To Work and Eat Your Own Bread

 The late Dr. Frank Pollard took aim at the welfare mentality as he preached from 1 Timothy 5: 1-21.  If you can't make it to church, enjoy this 1992 sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Clarke Reed Calls on GOP Senate to Support Private Investment in Conservation

While the media tends to portray Republicans as environmental exploiters, history shows a more balanced reality. From Republican Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Herbert Hoover, William Howard Taft, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush to numerous other GOP leaders, Republicans have distinguished records as conservationists.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Twin Peaks Goes Bust

 Twin Peaks announced on Facebook: 

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David McRae: ABLE to Save

 Mr. McRae is the State Treasurer of Mississippi.  He submitted this guest column.

More than one in three Mississippi adults live with some kind of disability, well above the national average of 25 percent. For many of these families, the disabilities come with added expenses, such as higher health care, housing, and transportation costs.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Oops!

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AG Distributes PPE Seized in Gouging Case

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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D.L. Gardner: Fighting for Faith, Freedom, & Family

 Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security advisor, wrote an op-ed published in the Washington Journal earlier this month calling on Americans to return to “immortal truths upon which America was founded….” 

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Lumumba Lies to New York Times

Mayor says state does not pay Jackson water bills. 

Bedeviled by water problems, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba just could not pass up a chance to smear state government in the New York Times.  There is just one problem.  Nothing he said was true.  The New York Times published a story on Jackson's water crisis on March 12. The article included this little quote from the Mayor:

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No Comment!

 Therese Apel damn near got herself wiped out over by a dangerous curve in Colonial Heights area. Fortunately, the intrepid reporter survived the incident although a vehicle took out the WLBT SUV and part of a house.  

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Rez Gets New Boat Ramp

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

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Feds: Nancy & Zach New Stole Nearly $5 Million in MAEP Funds

MAEP funds used to buy home.

A federal grand jury indicted Nancy and Zach New on 17 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and monetary transactions with  proceeds of illegal activity. The indictment is posted below. These indictments are not a repetition of the DHS scandal but accuse the News of bilking the Mississippi Department of Education for MAEP funds for New Summit schools.

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Back From the Dead

 The tax swap bill is dead, dead, and back from the dead.  Never let it be said Speaker Gunn and his merry band of Gumps are quitters.  The Senate killed their massive tax swap bill this week.  However, Gunn & the Gumps struck back, attaching a new version of their tax swap to a $121 million higher education bond bill.

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Boil Water Notice Lifted

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

AP: Well, Maybe Those Lockdowns Didn't Work After All

 Did lockdowns actually prevent the spread of Covid-19? More than a few people are asking that question.  The Associated Press reported:

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The Suicide of Jackson: Water Billing Edition

A common mantra in Jackson is the city does not have the money to fix its water system.  However, if the city lacks money, perhaps it should look in the mirror.  The inability to serve and collect water bills cratered the system. It is really quite simple.   No revenue equals no money, not mo' money.  The State Veterans Home in West Jackson is one example of Jackson incompetence when it comes to performing basic tasks. 

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Madison Crime Falls

 The city of Madison issued the following statement.

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Robert St. John: Visionaries and Pies

Check out this week's recipe posted below: Chocolate Pie!

Bar owner Neal Bodenheimer is an intrepid trailblazer. It takes courage and nerve to go into an uncharted New Orleans neighborhood devoid of restaurants, taverns, retail, and foot traffic and open a new business. The fact that he opened one of the premier cocktail bars in the country is even more impressive.

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Sid Salter: Highly Anticipated Documentary Offers Fascinating Look at Realities of Autism

A highly anticipated documentary film based on The New York Times bestselling book that was the 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for general nonfiction will debut March 25 at 6 p.m. at the venerable Oxford Film Festival.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Both!

 Can't decide whether to go the football game or church? Coach Prime has a simple solution: BOTH. 

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Tax Swap Bill Dies

 The Speaker's massive tax swap bill died in the Senate today.  

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CHS Tries to Help Jackson's Water Woes

 Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement. 

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Jackson to Sue Trio for Illegal Dumping

 The city of Jackson will finally sue several companies that dumped millions of gallons of acidic wastewater into the sewer system.  The agenda for today's Jackson City Council meeting includes a motion to sue Gold Coast Commodities, Rebel High Velocity Sewer Services, and Partridge-Sibley Industrial Services.  However, this being Jackson, nothing is ever simple.  The motion includes language to hire the same attorneys that walked away with $30 million in the Siemen's settlement.

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Break's Over, Kids.

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release. 

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Governor: Vaccines for All

 Lord Protector Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Jackson Water Recovery Progresses

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Drama of the Day

 March is indeed mad.....

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Land Sues McRae

 Mike Land sued prominent attorney Chuck McRae for legal malpractice in Madison County Circuit Court in January.  The Madison barber claims he hired Mr. McRae to file an alienation of affection lawsuit but the attorney never filed the complaint. 

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Reward Offered for Cole Rowland

 Crimestoppers issued the following bulletin. 

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Jackson Fires at Gun Show (Updated)

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba often expresses his desire to run gun shows out of town.  Unfortunately for the Capital City Gun Show, the Mayor quit talking and started doing as he escalated his war on Jackson gun shows this weekend.  The Jackson Fire Department surprised vendors at the gun show yesterday when the gun show began.  Accompanied by Jackson police, the Jackson Fire Department told vendors they had to pay a $50 "fire inspection fee" for each booth.   Needless to say, the vendors were not too happy about the sudden demand.  The word "extortion" was used more than a few times.

  

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Americans are a Silly People

 Bill Maher called Americans a "silly people" while discussing how China is cleaning America's clock. 

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Can an Enemy Become a Friend?

 Can enemies become friends? The late Dr. Frank Pollard asked this question in the 1991 sermon posted below.  If you missed church today, here is a pretty good substitute. Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Biloxi Legislators Push Innovative Learning in Schools

Incessant innovation is the key to economic growth suggested Martin Wolf in The Financial Times. “Historical experience confirms that growth is a race to the top,” he wrote. “It means exploiting new opportunities that generate enduring advantages in high-productivity sectors and so high wages.”

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Nooooo.........

One of the best boxers ever passed away today.  Marvelous Marvin Hagler's wife posted on Facebook: 

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Feds Arrest Rambo

The FBI issued the following statement. 

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The Ammo Shortage

WJTV "investigated" the ammo shortage and reported the main cause is the cost of metal:

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Friday, March 12, 2021

About That Tax Cut.....

 While the Mississippi House and Senate squabble over the tax swap bill, the battle royale may be for naught.  It appears Congress might have banned states from cutting taxes in the covid-19 relief bill passed this week. Our friends at the Wall Street Journal editorial page reported Tuesday:

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Fish Fries & Falsehoods

Prominent Jackson attorney caught lying in court. 

The hottest story in the Mississippi legal community right now is the Mississippi Supreme Court's opinion that was rendered yesterday in Hyundai v. Applewhite*.  The Court minced no words in ruling attorney Dennis Sweet, III lied about paying a preacher to manipulate juries in order to obtain favorable verdicts.  The opinion states Mr. Sweet and the late Pastor Carey Sparks teamed up to improperly influence juries and lied in court about it. 

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Coalition to Distribute Water Today

 The People's Advocacy Group issued the following bulletin.

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Flashback Friday: Audrey in Her Own Voice

Audrey Hepburn charmed American in My Fair Lady but she made one voice out of two voices - Hers for speaking and Marni Nixon's for singing.  Posted below is a rare clip of Audrey actually singing.  Enjoy this little flashback of America's sweetheart. 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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ACT Scores Slightly Increase

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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$100,000 Bond for Accused Hit & Run Killer

Madison County Justice Judge Marsha Weems Stacey set bond at $100,000 for Belinda Marshall.  Marshall was arrested Monday for the a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in personal injury or death. 

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Oops!

 What's wrong with this picture at the Clarion-Ledger? 

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Lawsuit Accuses State Senator Stealing Condos from Client

Did a State Senator abscond with an estate?  An estate accused State Senator Ben Suber (R-Braveheart) of embezzling four condos from his client in a lawsuit filed in Lafayette County Circuit Court.  

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 List of water distribution sites posted below. 

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Return of the Hinds County Follies

 Hinds County Supervisor David L. Archie blasted Supervisor Credell Calhoun for hiring an interim county administrator..... right after Mr. Archie voted for the new county administrator.   Yes, you read that sentence correctly.

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Water Bill Mitigation Bill Passes

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Good News for Jackson Well Water Connections

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Richland Fire Chief Found (Update)

 The Richland Police announced Fire Chief Brandon Weems is missing. The press conference is streamed live below.

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Robert St. John: Choosing the Perfect Vegetable

 Check out this week's recipe posted below. 

If I could only choose one vegetable to eat for the rest of my life the choice would be easy.

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Shad Gets Daily Double

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teens

 This story was originally published by Propublica. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive their biggest stories as soon as they’re published.

Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New Mexico border in the great oil patch of the Permian Basin. There are the pump jacks scattered across the plains, nodding up and down with metronomic regularity. There are the brown highway signs alerting travelers to historical markers tucked away in the nearby scrub. There are the frequent memorials of another sort, to the victims of vehicle accidents. And there are the astonishingly deluxe high school football stadiums. This is, after all, the region that produced “Friday Night Lights.”

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Sid Salter: With Stimulus Plan Looming, National Debt Fears Remain Part of Debate

  On March 1, the national debt of the United States exceeded $28 trillion dollars. What is the national debt?

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Killer Cuomo Did It Again

 Repeating his deadly Covid-19 nursing home policy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo forced group homes for the mentally disabled to accept Covid-19 patients, even though the virus is more deadly for such patients. The policy even banned the group the homes from testing for the virus even if the subject was coming from the hospital.  Fox News reported: 

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Update on JT

 There is no sugar-coating it: Things don't look too good for Supertalk's JT.  His daughter posted on Facebook yesterday: 

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No Happy Endings for Massage Therapy Bill

 Massage therapists and law enforcement can breathe a sigh of relief.  A bill that would have abolished the Board of Massage Therapists and all licensure requirements for massage therapists died in a Senate committee last week, truly a happy ending. 

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AG Reaches Settlement with Centurion Filing

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Cleveland White Flight Continues

White flight continues in Cleveland after a federal judge ordered the city's two high schools to consolidate in 2016.  A trickle of white flight became a flight as white student enrollment fell by more than a third in only five years after consolidation. 

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Food Fight!!! (Airport Edition)

 The Leftenent Governor and Mayor of Jackson are playing a game of hardball.  WAPT reported last night:

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Hank Aaron Academy Coming to Jackson

 Overtime Sports issued the following statement. 

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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50 Years Ago Today

 It's been 50 years since the Fight of the Century.  Frazier-Ali, Ali-Frazier.  The mere mention of those two names in the same sentence conjures up visions of blood-soaked canvases. How big was the fight? It was so big that not even Frank good get a ticket to it.  To get into the arena, Ole Blue Eyes  somehow conned Life magazine into hiring him as a photographer. Burt Lancaster scored a color commentator gig.  How big was it? The appearance of an unknown Frank Lucas at the fight tipped off the narcs he might be the real "Mr. Big"  as he sat in front of the mobsters. Sit back and enjoy some boxing history.

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It's the Gun Show's Fault

 WJTV "investigated" whether gun shows contribute to the spiraling violence in Jackson: 

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Veterans Cemetery Director Busted for Embezzlement

 State Bean Counter Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Daniel Gardner: We've Come so Far Since Neanderthal Days

Last week, President Joe Biden said that Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, both Republicans, were guilty of “Neanderthal thinking” because they removed statewide mask mandates! It’s reminiscent of Hillary’s calling us irredeemable “deplorables,” or candidate Barack Obama remarking that bitter small-town voters "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

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CDC: More Freedom for Fully Vaccinated

The CDC took a step forward back to normalcy today.  The government agency said individual who are "fully vaccinated" against Covid-19 can socialize with other "fully vaccinated" people without a mask or social distancing. The new guidelines give some more nuggets of good news:

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Schools Lose Students during Pandemic

 The 2020-2021 school year will be forever known as the Covid-19 school year.  As schools struggled to educate their students under unprecedented challenges, their enrollment predictably fell across the board in the Jackson metro area. 

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Losing the Streets (Video)

 Just a typical lawless day on the streets of Jackson.....

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Jackson Water Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Be Aware That You Need to be Aware

 Bill Maher said something that need to be said Friday night.  Did he talk about Trump? Covid-19? Biden? Qanon follies? Nope.  He took on something else completely different from the usual fare. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

 Gotta respect a Baptist preacher who quotes Rodney Dangerfield in the middle of a sermon.  If you are enjoying a lazy spring day instead of going to church, enjoy watching the late Dr. Frank Pollard present this 1991 sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Reeves' Hasty Move Risks Lives

Confused or concerned by Gov. Tate Reeves hasty move to lift COVID mask mandates?

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

NYT Busts Killer Cuomo

 It took awhile but the truth of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's killing of senior citizens is emerging.  The Governor sent Covid-19 infected patients to nursing homes last year.  The virus spread among senior citizens.  Lawmakers and other parties questioned the policy.  However, the  New York Times reports the Governor changed reports and concealed the true nature of the disaster:

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This Aged Well

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wants $47 million from the Legislature to repair and improve Jackson's water treatment plants.  Well, if the Mayor goes a beggin' for money, he should hope the Governor and Legislature overlooks a certain little scene from last summer.  JJ reported on July 2, 2020: 

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Sissy Busted Again

John Morgan Dowdy was once again busted for drugs.  Ridgeland police arrested Dowdy Thursday for trafficking, conspiracy, and selling controlled substances. 

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Friday, March 5, 2021

The Jacktown Jiggle

 Just another day in Chokwe's Jackson.....

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Football Friday

JJ posted a short video of Hartfield Academy's seventh-grade quarterback Jaxon Jenkins performing some drills.  The post was meant in good fun but of course, some clowns took it waaaaaaaaay too seriously.  Posted below young Jenkins in action on the gridiron.  His peers may catch up one day but hey, it's better to be the one giving the punishment than the one getting it. Enjoy. 

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 Jackson Public Works Director Dr. Charles Williams is briefing the media on Jackson's water recovery.  The presser is streamed below. 

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Court Approves Butler Snow $9.5 Million Settlement in Lamar Adams Case

 Butler Snow will pay $9.5 million to the SEC Receiver in the Lamar Adams case.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves approved the settlement on February 25.   

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Enter Your Child in the Savings Shootout

This post was submitted and sponsored by State Treasurer David McRae. 

And she dribbles, shoots, and scores – a scholarship!” For twelve lucky students, that will be the announcement they’ll hear over the intercom during the upcoming state basketball tournament.

For many Mississippians, sports can be the motivation and the means through which they achieve their college dreams. But sports scholarships can be hard to come by, and most families can’t afford to rely on such good fortune. College Savings Mississippi, however, empowers you to plan ahead, and we’re using the state basketball championships to assist families in doing just that. 

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Jackson Asks Leg for $47 Million for Water Infrastructure

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba asked the Legislature to appropriate $47 million to repair and improve Jackson's water/sewer system.  Jackson is suffering from its third week of water problems after the February ice storm.  The short letter and a list of projects are posted below.  Read and weep. 

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Coming Back

 Guess what popped up on Amazon Prime tonight?

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Turning the Corner

 Jackson Public Works Director Dr. Charles Williams is holding a press conference right now on the city's water crisis.  It is streamed below.

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Landfill Bill Goes to Governor

 State Representative Jill Ford pulled it off.  The Legislature passed a bill that will limit the number of landfills in a county.  Representative Ford introduced the bill in response to a controversy that broke out in Madison County over a third landfill. 

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Vaccine Eligibility Expands

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Seventh-Grade Slinger

 Watch this Hartfield Academy kid throw a football. 

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Jackson's Water Crisis: What You Need to Know

Here is what you need to know about the Jackson water crisis. 

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Throwback Thursday: The South Jackson Tornado

Death and destruction visited South Jackson in the form of a tornado 55 years ago.   The tornado killed a dozen people in Jackson and wiped out structures such as Candlestick Shopping Center.  The old newspaper stories are posted below.

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Former Bay Springs City Admin Going Up the River for Embezzlement

 The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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AG Stands Up to Congress

 Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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Jackson Water Crisis Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

There Was a Kaboom!

 Elon's Musk's illidium p.u. 36 explosive space modulator suffered a rapid unscheduled disassembly event today.  Watch the video of Starship SN10 at 10:24:00.  

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Emfinger Moves to Court of Appeals

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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More Water Problems

The city of Jackson suffered more setbacks in its fight to restore water service. 

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Food Fight!!! (Presidential Edition)

 The Tater and Uncle Joe had a bit of a squabble today after the President accused Governor Reeves of "neanderthal thinking. President Biden told reporters:

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Teacher Pay Raise Bill Alive

 Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Delbert: Not So Fast, My Friend

 The House of Representatives rushed through its tax swap bill last week.  The bill will abolish income taxes while raising a multitude of sales taxes.  The House approved the bill the day after it was introduced and approved in committee.  However, a sage Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann said slow down, we are going to check this out before we even consider a vote.  Luke Ramseth reported in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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Health Department Remains Closed

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Toasting Every Day Away

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If someone were to put a contract hit out on me, it might be the easiest termination in hitman history. I’m not that hard to track down. Every morning I am in town I can be found at our breakfast joint sitting in the same seat, at the same table, at the same time, eating almost the same thing. I am a creature of habit when it comes to mornings and breakfast routines. Every once in a while, I’ll order pancakes or French toast, but usually it’s eggs, bacon, hash browns, and wheat toast. Occasionally, I’ll substitute the toast for a biscuit because I believe we make the best biscuits in town.

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Sid Salter: China Tradeoff Resolution Critical for Mississippi Farmers

 For Mississippi farmers, the transition between the administrations of former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden could not be more impactful on any topic more so than in agricultural trade with China.

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Rez Board to Discuss 471 Land Use Change

 The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting this morning at 9:30 AM.  Check out the agenda posted below.  The meeting will be streamed live on Facebook.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Jackson Water Crisis Update

Mayor appears on national television.  

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Governor Ends Mask Mandate

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

 Sal and Mookies announced it will be closed today. The restaurant opened yesterday but unfortunately the good news was short-lived.  The restaurant announced earlier today that it will open at 4 PM.  Unfortunately, the Jackson water system did not cooperate.  Sal and Mookies just announced it will not reopen today thanks to a lack of water. 

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15 Got Him 30

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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Rick Whitlow, R.I.P.

 Rick Whitlow passed away this morning after a battle against cancer. He was a class act. Rest in peace, gentle soul. Our condolences go to his family. 

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YP Blasts Tax Cut Fight

 This column is reprinted with the permission of Y'all Politics. 

If 2020 taught us anything in Mississippi it was that when Republicans come together and lead, big things can happen in the Magnolia State.

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Jackson Offers Vaccines Saturday, Volunteers Needed

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Madison Biker Dies

 The Madison Police Department issued the followings statement. 

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Get Well, Jeff

 Jeff Good just can't catch a break.  He posted this message on Facebook: 

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Governor: No State Bailouts

 This column was submitted by Governor Tate Reeves. 

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Blind Leading the Blind?

 Guess who the Hinds County Board of Supervisors appointed to be the Interim County Administrator? 

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Teacher Pay: The REST of the Story

 A teacher complained about low teacher pay on the pages of the ever-shrinking Clarion-Ledger recently.  Leland High School teacher Alexandra Melnick opined: 

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Houston, We Have a Problem

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Biker Injured in Madison

Correction: The original headline said the biker was killed.  JJ apologizes for the error.  

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Domestic Abuser on the Lam

A domestic abuser is on the lamb after Jackson Municipal Court Judge Jeff Reynolds ordered his arrest.  Judge Reynolds found Cole Rowland guilty of domestic violence.  Unfortunately for everyone concerned, Rowland violated no-contact orders, violated the conditions of his sentence, and completely blew off the judge. 

 

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Jackson Water Crisis Update

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Public Works Director Dr. Charles Williams are holding a press conference right now on the Jackson water crisis.  The presser is streamed below.

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Pearl Get's 'Em

 The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Sal & Mookies Has Water

 Jeff Good issued the following statement. 

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You Can Have a Great Second Half

In today's edition of Sunday Sermon, the late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on coming back from setbacks no matter how tough they are.  If you played hookey this morning, enjoy.  

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Bill Crawford: Ignoring Crises for Tax Cuts

 Faced with one crisis after another, Mississippi’s Governor and Legislature rise to the challenge with one consistent solution – cut budgets to cut taxes.

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Cancel This

Bill Maher stood up to the cancel culture last night.  A pity more aren't saying what he said.  Enjoy. 

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We Report, You Decide: Income Tax Elimination Bill

The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill that will eliminate the state income tax while raising a plethora of sales taxes.  The bill will take a while to digest as it is nearly 400 pages long.  However, never fear, Jackson Jambalaya is here.  The JJ staff took a break from funneling and cooking pastalaya to break down this bill.  The analysis as well as the House leadership's talking points are posted below. 

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Friday, February 26, 2021

It's not the Size but the Size of the Fight....

 Some Oklahoma footballers figured being big and bad was enough to take care of these shrimps.....

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Child Rapist Gets Life Twice

 Rankin-Madison District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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Water Crisis Continues

The water crisis continues in Jackson.  Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal issued this statement today: 

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(Alleged) Drunk Driver Kills 3 in Rankin

 The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement. 

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Eggheads Announce Easter Egg Coloring Contest

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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No More Pigs & Peacocks on Planes

Flyers will no longer be terrorized by so-called emotional support animals.  The Department of Transportation issued a new rule that  allows airlines to limit such animals to service dogs.  The airlines promptly took advantage of the new rules and implemented new restrictions.  The Department stated in a December press release: 

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More Clarion-Ledger Purging

 Well, well, well, The Purge continues.  The Clarion-Ledger kicked the conservative comic strip Mallard Fillmore to the curb:

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Health Department Office Closed Again Tomorrow

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Sullivan: Egbert "Murdered Deputy Brad Sullivan"

Prosecutor: "This was a calculated execution of an entire shift"

Video of entire hearing posted below. 

A would-be cop killer will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Madison County Circuit Judge John Emfinger sentenced Edgar Egbert to serve six consecutive 35-year terms in prison today after Egbert pleaded guilty to six counts of attempted first degree murder. Egbert wounded two deputies and shot at four others with a full-automatic rifle in 2019.  Deputy Brad Sullivan is still partially paralyzed and blind in one eye . 

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State Auditor Issues 2nd-Largest Demand Letter Ev-ah

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Ruined?

 The Landmark building in downtown Jackson flooded last week.   Well, to say it flooded is an understatement.  Watch the video posted below.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Fentanyl Dealer Busted, Victim Dies

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Food Fight!!! (Stokes Edition)

It was a press conference for the ages as Kenneth Stokes called the Jackson Mayor "Lying Lumumba".  However, the Ward 3 Councilman was just getting warmed up as he said the Mayor was incompetent and had "a relationship with dope boys."  Make no mistake, this was Kenneth Stokes completely unvarnished and unleashed.  

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Moss Point Mayor Pleads Guilty, Resigns

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Marks Singer Makes His Mark on American Idol

 Mississippi won the daily double on American Idol Sunday night.  Calvin Upshaw of Marks and Canton's Hannah Everhart earned Gold Tickets to the next round on the popular show.  The 26 year-old Upshaw may have once been incarcerated but he didn't let that mistake hold him back as he wowed Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. 

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Sid Salter: Infrastructure Woes; After Ice Storms Comes Potholes, Road & Bridge Deteriorations

 No matter where you drive in most of Mississippi in the next few weeks, you will encounter new and challenging potholes thanks to the Great Ice Strom of 2021.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tate Rescues Jackson

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Jackson Water Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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FOOD FIGHT!!!

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba had enough of Ward 3 City Councilman Kenneth Stokes and punched him in the nose at a press conference this afternoon.  This is probably the first time a Mayor stood up to the Ward 3 legend although all probably wanted to do so.  Watch for yourself in the video posted below.  Start at 3:30.

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Death Spiral Continues at the Clarion-Ledger

 Clarion-Ledger  "Top Editor" Mary Irby-Jones will be moving on to bigger and better things.  The "state newspaper" reported: 

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C19 Update: Hospitalizations & ICUs Plummet

Mississippi is enjoying a bit of good news on the Covid-19 front.  The number of Wuhan Virus patients requiring hospitalization or an ICU bed fell to its lowest level since October 16.   However, there are only 2 available ICU beds in the Jackson metro area. 

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Deputy Beats Man With Shovel

Hinds County Deputy Brady Hightower Butler attempted to shovel his way out of a problem with a suspect last week. 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Flashback: The Debut

Sometimes you think you are ready for the biggest moment of your life only to find....

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Vaccines Cause Drop in C19 Cases in U.K.

 The Wall Street Journal reports the Covid-19 vaccines are bringing Great Britain some relief:

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$500 Reward

 A Northview Drive business is offering a $500 reward for info leading to the recovery of a stolen trailer.  Video of the theft is posted below.

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Senate Passes Economic Development Bill

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement last week. 

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Moss Point Mayor to Plead Guilty to Fraud

 Moss Point Mayor Mario King and his wife will plead guilty to fraud charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court. The couple established a bogus charity that was used to buy vehicles and pay off credit cards.  The Justice Department stated in a press release last year: 

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Canton Teen Appears on American Idol

Canton's Hannah Everhart made it to the stage of American Idol last night.  The precocious 17 year-old performed Johnny Cash's The Wayfaring Stranger in front of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.  Much hay was made about her strong resemblance to Katy Perry. Indeed, Ms. Perry asked her young Everhart "are you the country clone of me."  The nervous teen replied "something like that."  Watch the fun below. 

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Coach Prime Gets Good News & Bad News

JSU Head Football Coach Deion "Prime Time" Sanders led the Tigers to victory on the gridiron today but his debut was spoiled by yet another incident of crime.  

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Jackson Storm Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Sharing the Wealth Even When Broke

It appears Marshand Crisler is back at the public trough for some more gummint grub.  The Jackson City Council approved on February 17 a $50,000 contract with his company to help reorganize the billing of the water-sewer department. 

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Do You Know Who You Are?

 The late Dr. Frank Pollard begged the question in this 1992 sermon at First Baptist Church (Jackson).  Enjoy this week's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Republican Bills Weaken Governor

My political godfather, the late Gil Carmichael, fought hard for a new state constitution. A key purpose was to strengthen the office of Governor. He called Mississippi’s chief executive “one of the weakest in the nation.” As one of the pioneers of the modern Republican Party in Mississippi, he would be aghast that the Republican controlled Legislature is actively considering two bills that would do the opposite.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Jackson Provides Recovery Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Local Vaccination Sites Open Tomorrow

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Medicare Fines Most Jackson Hospitals for Patient Safety

 Medicare penalized UMMC and several other Mississippi hospitals every year for the last five years for patient safety.   All metro Jackson area hospitals except MBMC were fined in 2021 as well.  Medicare cuts reimbursements to hospitals that have high rates of readmissions or high rates of infections and patient injuries.   

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Farmer's Market Closed Saturday

 Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Take Mardi Gras Home

Mardi Gras might have been iced out but you have one last chance to get a little slice of Mardi Gras.  Nandy's Candy has one last batch of Randazzo's King Cakes available for sale in traditional and cream cheese flavors.  Phone reservations are welcome.   They freeze well too.  Enjoy. 



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Senator Wicker: Restaurants Need Covid-19 Aid

This post is a guest column submitted by Senator Roger Wicker.  

With Congress closing the books on impeachment, lawmakers are pivoting back to coronavirus relief, by far the nation’s most immediate priority. Competing proposals have emerged from both parties, and it remains unclear exactly what will be passed into law. But odds are improving that Congress will provide long-needed relief to our restaurant industry, which has been depleted like no other sector over the course of the pandemic.

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Hamil's Keeps Hope Alive

 Hamil's is going to open today and tomorrow.  Don't believe me? Maybe these pictures of Mr. Bob clearing the parking lot will change your mind.   The thought of those ribs makes one wanna believe in something. 

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A Song of Ice & Snow

If you haven't had enough of the ice yet, enjoy these videos of the winter storm that hit Mississippi this week.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Jackson Provides Drinking Water Tomorrow

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Man (Allegedly) Kills Woman with Sword

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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State Auditor: PERS Faces Rocky Road

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement

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State Fire Marshal Warns of Heating Risks

 Insurance Commish and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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D. L. Gardner: Whatever It Takes

Are there good, bad, right, wrong, and evil in the world? Most would answer ‘yes,’ but we’ll never see universal agreement on which is what. We need some One to adjudicate that verdict.

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Throwback Thursday: The '51 Ice Storm

Natalie Maynor posted a video of the 1951 winter storm on Facebook yesterday:

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Study: HCQ Can be Used to Treat C19

Drug only useful if taken at onset of infection. 

 It turns out hydoxycloroquine can be used to treat Covid-19 after all.  The American Journal of Medicine reported in its January issue: 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Jackson Provides Vaccine Saturday (UPDATE: POSTPONED)

Vaccination event is postponed to a later day tbd.

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Don't Be a Hero

Check out the Lakeland Drive exit this morning:

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EL Rushbo, Rest in Peace

 Rush Limbaugh passed away this morning after a long fight with lung cancer.  

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Robert St. John: Snow Day

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Mississippi is closed today. As I type a winter storm has just passed through the entire state leaving a blanket of snow and ice. The people in the northern part of the state have had it much worse up there than we have down here in South Mississippi. Though everything, for the most part, is shut down in my hometown of Hattiesburg.

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The Tale of the $19 Million Surplus

 Since many readers are stuck at home with nothing to do, check out this recording yours truly meant to post a looong time ago. 

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Sid Salter: Will Thorny Med Marijuana Issue Endanger Voter Initiative Process?

In the 2020 election cycle, Mississippi voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of authorizing a medical marijuana voter initiative as outlined in Initiative 65 over the express objections of the majority of legislative leaders.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Here Come the Blackouts

Update (11 PM): Media reporting Blackouts ended for evening. 

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley issued the following statement. 

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Stuck!

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Fun!

 This video is nothing special.  Just some local kids having fun with their dad in the snow....

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Bennie Sues Trump

 Benjamin Thompson sued Ex-El Presidente Donald J. Trump in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. today.  You can guess what the subject of the lawsuit is.  It is posted below.

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Jackson Under Boil-Water Notice

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Campbell's Seeks Help

 Cambell's Bakery owner Mitchell Moore created a Gofundmepage to help the longtime bakery:

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Appointments Available

 Comcast is still down so posting is limited. The Governor just announced on Facebook:

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Open Thread

 Comcast decided to take a temporary snow vacation so this post will be an open thread. Fire away. 

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Funny But (Almost) True

 You just knew Gorilla Glue wouldn't escape the notice of SNL.  

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Happy Valentine's Day

JJ wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day....

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Staying home from church because of Icemageddon? Don't worry as JJ has you covered.  Enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard in 1991 at First Baptist Church (Jackson).  

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Bill Crawford: Privatizing Jobs Undermines PERS

Unintended consequences? Or a deep state conspiracy in Mississippi? 

That specter arose with bills introduced in the Mississippi Legislature to privatize Alcohol Beverage Control services and the operation of state parks.

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David L. Archie Arrested for Domestic Violence

 Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie was arrested Friday for domestic violence.  Jackson Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey Reynolds ordered his arrest after holding a probable cause hearing.  

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Flashback: Snow Falls

 If you think the weather is going to be bad, flash back to Jackson around 100 years ago:

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Double Homicide.... Again

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Senators Vote to Acquit Trump

 Mississippi's Senators issued the following statements. 

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The REST of the Story (Weed Edition)

74! 74! 74!  Supporters of medical marijuana screamed that number during the debate over a Senate medical marijuana bill this week.  They claimed Initiative 65 got 74% of the vote last November.  There is just one problem with that claim: It isn't true.  

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Domestic Violence & Kidnapping at Madison Shopping Center

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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And Another

 Therese Apel is live-reporting a probable homicide on Archer Avenue, off of Savannah Street.  Her stream is posted below. 

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Funny of the Day

Ex-Arkansas Razorbacks Head Basketball Coach Nolan Richardson opens up about Larry Bird.  Enjoy.

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Jackson Airport Gets $3.7 Million Grant for Covid Response

 Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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Campbell's Closing in Belhaven

Campbell's Craft Donuts announced on Facebook it will close its doors Sunday.  Best wishes to a family that tried to make a go of it during the year of pandemic.

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Thieves Hit Star Store (Video)

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Weed Wars: MIDNIGHT STEEL CAGE MATCH!!!

Update (2/12/21):  Senate passes heavily amended bill in the wee, small hours of the morning. 

Update (12:33 AM): Med Marijuana debate begins.  

Update (12:01 AM_: Senate convenes.  Let the games begin. 

Update (11:48 PM): Senate adjourns til 12:01 AM. 

A medical marijuana bill died earlier on the floor of the Mississippi Senate earlier today buuuuuuuut it is coming back for a rematch.  Will it pass? Will the man from Arkansas get his way? Is the Senate on the take? Watch below at 11:45 tonight. 

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So Soon? Hambrick's Killer Goes Free

His name was Erick Hambrick.  His name was Erick Hambrick.

The killer of Erick Hambrick is back on the street.  Read that sentence again.  The killer of Erick Hambrick is back on the street. Arkel Coleman did not even serve five years in prison while his victim sleeps forever in the grave.

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State Senator Tries to Pass Mississippi Fairness Act

 State Senator Angela Hill (R- King Cakeville) submitted the following guest column. 


The Mississippi Fairness Act (SB #2536) will prevent biological males from dominating female-only sports. It should be a no-brainer, a slam dunk in Mississippi right? Wrong. I’ve filed this bill for the past 2 years in the Mississippi State Senate. It was never given a chance last year as Senator Dennis  Debar refused to bring it up for a vote in the Education Committee last year.  I amended another bill in the Senate last year, but Representative Richard  Bennett tabled it in the House Education committee.  Men in both chambers of a strongly Republican-controlled legislature killed the bills to protect women competing in sports.Status & text of bill.

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Madison Landfill is On Again.....

but Legislature may rescue Madison County

Opponents of a proposed Madison County landfill on County Line Road enjoyed a temporary victory in their fight to stop the county from having a third landfill. NCL attorney John Brunini (Butler Snow) stated in a February 2 letter sent to MDEQ: 

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Payback Bill Passes

 The House overwhelmingly passed a bill yesterday that strips the Governor's authority to operate the Division of Medicaid.  

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Mason-Dixon Poll: Voters Approve of Governor

 A Mason-Dixon poll reports Governor Tate Reeves approval rating is 56% while Mississippians still support former President Donald Trump.

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Honored by Wall Street, Ignored by Jackson

The Wall Street Journal published Leland Speed's obituary Saturday.  To say he was known in the financial community is an understatement. 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

It's the Signs

 Crime is out of control because of.............

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Real Soprano > The Sopranos

We took y'all on a Nightwish binge a few weeks ago.   Check out the band's first singer, Tarja Tarunen.  She blows away Sarah Brightman in this version of Phanton of the Opera. The opera singers slay the pop singers almost every time they get on the same field.  The metal riffs are a nice um, enhancement as well. Enjoy.

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CDC Team Recommends Sending Kids Back to School

 A team of CDC scientists recommended reopening schools for in-person learning in the Journal of the American Medical Association in an article published on January 26.  The article cites a Mississippi study that reported schools are not superspreaders if mitigation measures such as masking and distancing are followed.  The article states:

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Senate Passes Corrections, Transparency Reforms

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Robert St. John: Restaurant Honeymoons

Check out this week's recipe: Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham

There are two types of honeymoons. The relational kind that one experiences as a newlywed, full of bliss and joy, and the foodservice variety one endures as a new-restaurant owner filled with stress and obstacles. In each case— whether it’s a long-term marriage, or a long-lasting dining concept— one hopes that the result at the other end is a successful one. 


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Tantrum!

 A JSU basketball player threw quite the little tantrum during Sunday's game against Southern University.

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Sid Salter: Navy Shipbuilding Future Impacts Ingall's Shipyard

 The numbers are full of contradictions when one considers the future of U.S. Navy shipbuilding and the impact that industry has on our nation and state.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Coalition Tries to Stop Yazoo Pumps

 Audubon Mississippi issued the following statement.

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Mississippi Walmarts Get Vaccine

 Governor Tate Reeves announced 31 Mississippi Walmarts will administer the Covid-19 vaccine.  Will your Walmart carry the vaccine? Check the list below.

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Blessed Accused Killer Kills Again (Allegedly)

Murder suspect blessed by Judge Tomie Green in 2019 murder.

  JPD arrested Augena Funches yesterday. for the murder of Kiana Singleton on I-220 last month. She is ineligible for bond because she was out on bond for a previous murder charge.

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Poll: Governor has 65% Approval Rating Among GOP

 A Y'all Politics poll reports the Governor and Lieutenant Governor enjoy strong approval ratings among Republicans in Mississippi.  The poll was conducted among 600 voters in the 2020 Republican Party primary.  The poll also gave strong approval ratings to Governor Tate Reeves for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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And..... They're Off to the Races

 Take a look at who's running for what in Jackson.  Let the games begin.

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City Council Discusses JPD

 The Jackson City Council is holding a meeting right now on JPD morale.  You can watch it here.

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D.L. Gardner: Hearing & Seeing What They Expected

Very few people are critical listeners or observers. Most see and hear whatever they expect and then move on. On the other hand, as a friend said years ago, you have to believe it, i.e. reality/truth, before you can see it. 

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Monday, February 8, 2021

When Will the Chain Finally Break?

The hate is so strong with these two, it's a wonder they didn't kill each other during the show.  Fortunately, tension can make for some great music and in this case, it probably produced the best live version of this song.  Enjoy.  

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Ambush!

Three thugs ambushed two thugs at a Woodrow Wilson gas station Saturday.  The result was the deaths of Christopher Lee and Justin Partee.  The video is posted below. 

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Taking the Shot

Thinking of getting the Covid-19 vaccine but worried it will be a big hassle? Cast aside your doubts.  The Health Department created a speedy system for administering the vaccine  that is quite efficient.   To show how easy it is, The Kingfish got the vaccine Friday.

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Help Wanted (Lawyer Edition)

More than a few barristers read this website.  With that in mind, this post asks for their help.  A friend is enduring the first year of law school out of state.  Since y'all have been in the real world for more than a few years, what classes do you recommend for the second and third years of law school? Y'all are the ones who've had to go before the judges, write the briefs, and put up with troublesome clients.  What advice would you give for someone planning those formative years?  Serious comments only.  The facetious ones won't be approved. ;-)  Any advice is much appreciated.  Comment away. 

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Idiots of the Day (Funeral Edition)

 It's generally not a good idea to prank an armed robbery for a Youtube video in public.  NBC News reported: 

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Initiative Fix Moves Forward in Senate

 The Senate Committee on the Mississippi Constitution took all of two minutes to pass a resolution that will amend the initiative and referendum procedures in the Mississippi Constitution on February 1. 

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Coming Soon....

and not a moment too soon.  Heaven knows we could use a laugh. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard took on the Klan in this 1991 sermon. If you didn't go to church this morning, here is a chance to play catch-up. Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Unchecked AI Threatens Civilization

“Have no doubt, algorithms can do all sorts of wonderful things. But, they cannot incorporate judgment or common sense into their processes.” So I wrote in 2010 about our growing dependence upon algorithms.

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Supremes to California: Open the Damn Churches

Court: State plays favorites during pandemic.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down California's ban on in-person church services although it ruled the state can limit the number of people attending such services.  The Wall Street Journal reported: 

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Therese Apel: Bloody Friday in Jackson

 WLBT's Therese Apel called yesterday "Bloody Friday" after two people were killed and two children were shot.  Violent as it was, Bloody Friday was just another night in the 2021 edition of Jackson. Apel gave voice to her weariness in a Facebook video.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Lumumba Cancels Dixie National Parade

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Destroya Destroys

 Check out what New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell just did: 

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AG: Candidates for County & Muni Offices Must Live in District for 2 Years

What about Angelique? 

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch ruled all county and municipal candidates must meet residency requirements for at least two years.  However, the opinion did not mention a statute in direct conflict with the opinion.  

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Senate Passes Teacher License Reciprocity & Loan Repayment Bill

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement.

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Johnson Kills Marsy's Law

 Marsy's Law for Mississippi issued the following statement.

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They're Baaaack

 Look who qualified to run for the Mayor of Magnolia.

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