Monday, September 26, 2022

Officer-Involved Shooting in Jackson

 The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sunday Night Sermon

 If you missed church today, check out the sermon Pastor Dewayne Pickett presented at New Jerusalem Church two weeks ago.  Rest assured, it's not preaching for the week as he thundered against the wicked and those who seek to "starve us out in Jackson." 

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Boil Water Notice for Part of Belhaven

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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The Presence of Presentism

Bill Maher defended real history against woke history last weekend on his HBO show.  It ruffled a few feathers but what are comedians for, after all? 

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Facing the Storm

What seems to be a storm is actually the harsh wind used to produce the fruit.  Thus spaketh the late Dr. Frank Pollard as he preached on facing such storms with faith in this 1994 sermon.  If you overslept this morning, enjoy the homily.  

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Bill Crawford: Mississippi's Freedom to be Inferior

 Wow, Mississippi ranks 6th nationally in “education freedom.” That’s terrific, right?

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Worldstar!

 Or idiot of the day.  What happens when someone gets caught cutting in line at Walmart?

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Ole Miss Student Attacked

WARNING: VIOLENT & GRAPHIC VIDEO POSTED BELOW!!!

Note: This post originally reported the student in the video was in a coma.  JJ obtained the information from what have been several reliable sources in the past.  Two readers said the young man recovered was released.  Such good news, if true, does not change the troubling nature of the video.   The opening sentence in question has been replaced. More information will be reported when available.  

 A video making the rounds in Ole Miss circles shows a student laying on the ground unconscious as blood streams from his ear while a group of young men laugh at his misfortune. 

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D.L. Gardner: Is Jesus' Name Offensive?

Jesus. There. I said it. Out loud. Did I offend anyone? 

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Have a tip for JJ?

If you want to send a tip to JJ and really want to cover your tracks, download the Wickr app to your phone.  Wickr uses end to end encryption and the messages are set to blow up within a time period that is set by the sender.  Messages are not stored.  Wickr does not even have the encryption keys. It is used by dissidents living under authoritarian regimes worldwide.  Kingfish is Kingfish1935 on Wickr.  It can also be used on a laptop.  Of course, you can always send a good ole fashioned email (minus the rye) to  kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Still Closed

 Despite the return of water service as week ago.....

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Man Convicted of Assault After Intentionally Giving G/F STD

A UPS driver was convicted of malicious mischief and domestic violence after he intentionally gave his girlfriend an STD.  The police officer's affidavit states Narada Taylor did

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Sign up for College Savings Plan

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

September is College Savings Month. While I have written previously about Mississippi’s two college savings plans (MACS, which lets families start a savings account for as little as $25, and MPACT, which allows families to pre-pay for college tuition to lock in today’s rates), I wanted to dig further into why these programs deliver so many benefits to Mississippians.

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Nice

 Check out this little bit of local art at Delta Muffler on North State Street. 

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New Security Measures for Mississippi State Fair

 Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dan Berger: Free Wine

 There are many reasons that the phrase "There's no free lunch" usually is accurate, but there are ways to save money when it comes to wine -- and to say that this column ought to be called "Free Wine" isn't really a stretch.

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Hinds County Gets More Judges

 The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following statement. 

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Pearl Police: No Kidnapping Attempt

 The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement to quell rumors about a possible child abduction: 

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Davis Pleads Guilty to State Charges

D.A. recommends 32 years in prison.  

Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Rapist Found Guilty

 Rankin and Madison County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following statement. 

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Politico: $200 Million for Jackson?

Politico reports Congressman Bennie Thompson is trying to send $200 million directly to Jackson, bypassing state government: 

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John Davis to Plead Guilty Today (Updated)

Davis pleads guilty.  DOJ press release at bottom of post. 

Former DHS Director John Davis will plead guilty to 5 counts of conspiracy and 13 counts of fraud against the government in U.S. District Court today.  Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten issued an order of nolle prosequi late Wednesday afternoon. The order states:

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Feds Charge John Davis with Conspiracy & Theft

 Who are the "others"?

The Justice Department took a turn at bat in the prosecution of John Davis. A bill of information charges the former DHS Director on September 15 for conspiracy and theft of federal funds.  Several unnamed co-conspirators are mentioned in the bill of information.

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Jackson Water Crisis Update

The Jackson water system remained stable.  Pressure was at 85 psi yesterday. O.B. Curtis produced 37 million gallons yesterday, 74% of capacity.  The Fewell plant took a breather, producing only 11 million gallons.  Teams from various states continued to work on the plant.  Repairs and other tasks performed are posted below as is the city's update.  

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$1.2 Million to Get O.B. Curtis Back in Action

 Good news? MEMA only spent $191,000 on equipment to get the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant back up and running.  Labor cost another $1,158,297. Y'all Politics reported Monday: 

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Welcome to Miami

 He came, he saw, he conquered.  Jackson's Lord Protector, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, served on a panel discussing infrastructure at the Smartcity Expo in Miami September 15.  

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Robert St. John: A Different Kind of Welcome

 I first came to the city sometime in the mid 1960s. My grandparents lived here. My father had recently passed away and my mother drove my brother me up to stay with her parents for a few weeks. They lived in an apartment building somewhere around 72nd and 2nd. All I remember about that apartment is that they had a balcony that looked just like the one in the opening credits of Green Acres. As a six-year-old, the two things that impressed me during that initial New York visit were that they were filming a movie on the street outside their apartment, and automats. I was amazed by automats, and that is probably the earliest memory I have of a restaurant of any kind. 

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Sid Salter: Mississippi a Long Way from National Realignment, Despite National Turmoil

While American political discourse continues to careen to the poles of both ends of the partisan continuum, Mississippi’s current round of midterm congressional elections suggests nothing in the way of political realignment.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

MMA Asks for Artists for Mississippi Invitational

 The Mississippi Museum of Art issued the following statement. 

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Swift Care Goes into Action on Friday Nights

Ruth Cummins authored the following press release for UMC. 

Friday night’s football game ended early for Brian Washington, and it really hurt the Provine High senior.

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How Jackson's Water System Collapsed

Now it's JJ's turn to tell the REST of the story. 

Much has been said in the media about the Jackson water crisis by reporters who are experts on everything and knowledgeable about nothing.  They blame the flooding of the O.B. Curtis plant, white flight, racism, and a mean ole legislature that refuses to help Jackson.  Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wasn't about to discourage such tales of woe as he sought to avoid any responsibility for the catastrophe that happened on his watch.  Well, perhaps it's time to tell the real story of how the Jackson water treatment system fell apart, media be damned.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Coming Soon

 Netflix dared to take on one of the all-time classics, All Quiet on the Western Front.  Check out the trailer.  It won't replace the original but hopefully it will replace the 1979 color version.

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Chlorine Leak at OBC Contained

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency issued the following statement. 

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$200,000 Bond for Northpark Shooter

 Ridgeland Municipal Court Judge Bob Camp set bond at $200,000 for Northpark shooter Za'lill Patterson at her initial appearance today.

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Jackson Residents Sue Jackson Over Water

 Attorney Robert Gibbs issued the following statement.

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Jackson Water Crisis Update

 Jackson water production increased yesterday as system pressure remained at 90 psi.  

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Killer Beats Rap

In what can be only termed a miscarriage of justice, a killer was set free in Alabama after the District Attorney dropped the charges.  Unbelievable. 

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Ridgeland Medical Marijuana Petition Fails

Medical marijuana supporters submitted a petition to place medical marijuana referendum on the ballot in Ridgeland.

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Discipline Versus Punishment

 Never let it be said the late Dr. Frank Pollard was afraid to take on tough topics in his sermons.  He preached on a subject fraught with risk: Raising children. Using the Good Book, he compared punishment to discipline, one driven by anger while the other is driven by love.  He mentioned something about letting kids find their own paths instead of living through them.   Enjoy the 1994 sermon. 

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Update on Northpark Shooting

Ridgeland Police Chief Bryan Myers issued the following statement. 

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Bill Crawford: What to do With the Huge Surplus.

 The Legislature will have more than $1.5 billion in extra General Fund money to spend next year, according to a report in Y’all Politics. That’s a big pot of extra money considering the total General Fund budget for the current fiscal year was $6.3 billion. 

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Northpark Shooting (Updated)

A shooting took place at Northpark Mall this afternoon.  

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WLBT: Fewell Almost Closed in July

 Just when you think the news of the Jackson water crisis can't get any worse, it does, right.  WLBT reported: 

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Jackson Water Update

 The Jackson water system continued to stabilize.  MEMA reported system pressure was at 85 psi while producing 49 million gallons per day.   

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D.L. Gardner: All Enemies, Foreign & Domestic

While reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001 and immediately following, many of us have relived our thoughts, emotions, and not a few resolutions. Those events spurred a large number of young people to go into civil or military service. Each of them took an oath of office that began, “I … do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same….”

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Flashback Friday

 We are family.......

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Norman Convicted of Murdering Nephew

 A jury convicted Sweetie Pie's Tim Norman for hiring someone to kill his nephew today.  The nephew was murdered after Norman took out a fat insurance policy on him.  The docket states: 

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Slumlords Fight Back

 The owners of two dilapidated hotels are fighting the city of Jackson's efforts to shut down their hotels. 

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No Comment!

 When is a woman not a woman?

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So It Begins....

 Well, well, well.  Look at it this way.  This will be great for JJ and bad for the city. 

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Funny of the Day (In a Good Way)

It is no secret that it is hard to get through to kids at times.  Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons tried a new approach with students at the Greenville Fire Department Kids Academy.  Check out his video. 

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

30 Years for M Bar Killer

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Boil Water Notice Lifted Today

Good news for Jackson!  Sources say Governor Reeves will announce the lifting of the boil water notice at a press conference in 20 minutes.  


Update: 1:20 PM: Governor Tate Reeves is holding a press conference right now on the Jackson water crisis.  It is streamed below. 

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Judge Closes 2 Jackson Hotels

 Jackson won a round in the fight against blight this week as  Jackson Municipal Court Judge Jeff Reynolds shut down two dilapidated hotels Tuesday. 

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Behind the Scenes at the Blue Cross-UMC War

 Correspondence at the Department of Insurance shows the Blue Cross- UMC battle raging behind the scenes while patients were screwed in the middle.  Y'all Politics obtained the emails and letters through a public records request and posted them.  Y'all Politics reported yesterday: 

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SBA Approves Relief for Jackson Businesses

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Mayor: We Might, Might, Need a New Plant

 Surprise, surprise.  Hizzoner wants to replace the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant with a brand, spanking new plant.  Nothing like a new project to line pockets and pay off your pals, right.  Don't believe me? See the poster at Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumuba's town hall forum Tuesday night. 

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Rita Brent Sells Out Homecoming Show

 Rachel James-Terry authored the following press release for Jackson State University. 

Rita Brent is back and sold out. The multi-hyphenated comedian and Jackson State University alum has returned to the Capital City to host "Raised in the Sipp" Saturday, Sept.17, at Duling Hall. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Marlin King Quits, Calls out Carter

Jackson Deputy Public Works Director Marlin King resigned his position today. However, the former Public Works Director did not merely submit a resignation letter but instead called out former Deputy Director and occasional Class A operator Mary Carter  and provided the receipts. 

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Jackson Water Update

Jackson's water treatment system continued to stabilize yesterday. The system pressure was  89 psi. Water production was 46 million gallons, a negligible increase from the previous day.  The O.B. Curtis water treatment plant continues to operate at 50% capacity.  

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Idiots of the Day: Walk On's Edition (Updated)

 Ridgeland police are seeking to arrest Justin Cody Carr after he alleged shot several rounds in front of Walk-On's Sunday night.  

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Robert St. John: In Search of Voice

For the majority of the 23 years I have written this weekly column, the primary focus has been on food and restaurants. In 2011, a dozen years into my writing career, I spent six months overseas with my wife and two kids and the column morphed into a semi-travel column, at least during the times I am away from home base.

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Covid-19 Bivalent Boosters are Available

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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Chamber Calls for Regional Water/Sewer Board

 The Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce called for the creation of a regional utility authority to operate water/sewer service in Jackson's current service area in a letter to  city, county, state, and congressional leaders.  

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Sid Salter: Queen Owned, Later Divested Interests in Mississippi Cotton Plantation

In the interest of not “burying the lead,” let me note that although she never set foot in the State of Mississippi or cast her eyes on the alluvial fan of the mythical and mystic Mississippi Delta region, the late Queen Elizabeth II was by virtue of her investment portfolio the owner of a “mammoth” cotton plantation in Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Supremes to Mayor: Oh yeah, Let's Hurry This Up

We are going to get a decision and we are going to get it sooner than later.  The Mississippi Supreme Court approved the Jackson City Council's motion for an expedited decision in the "veto" case.  Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba opposed the motion but the Supremes threw his objection out with the trash.  The order is posted below.  

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Man Accuses D.A. of Pointing Pistol

A man claims the Hinds County District Attorney pulled a gun on him but the District Attorney Jody Owens vehemently denies the statement.  

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No Knight was Sir Tristan

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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More Disinformation

 JJ reported August 20 the Lumumba Administration did not publish desperately needed Class A operator positions online as the water treatment plants suffered a severe shortage of such operators: 

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Lawsuit: Dr. Wolfe Terminated Pregnancies Without Consent

A battle royale is taking place in Hinds County between the disgraced ob-gyn Dr. Walter Wolfe and a former girlfriend.  Kathleen Addison sued Dr. Wolfe in Hinds County Circuit Court in 2020, claiming he terminated three of her pregnancies without her consent even though he sired the children.  Circuit Judge Faye Peterson dismissed part of the case but Addison appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court in July. 

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Now Hiring

 Unlike the city of Jackson, MEMA is taking the bull by the horns and advertising job openings for the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant.  MEMA posted on its website yesterday: 

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Closed

 The Jackson Cracker Barrel is temporarily closed. 

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Jackson Water Crisis Update

Mayor gives garbage contract update. 

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding his weekly press conference.  The live-stream as well as MEMA and Jackson updates on the water system are posted below.

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Four Years for Fourth DUI Offense

Madison County Circuit Judge Steve Ratcliff sentenced former DHS Communications Director to serve 4 years in prison for a fourth-offense DUI on September 6.  

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Check Out JJ's Jackson Water Crisis Page

Many readers have been asking for a collection of all JJ posts about Jackson's water treatment system over the last few few years.  The Kingfish is more than happy to oblige and just finished it while watching Marshall beat Notre Dame.  We are Marshall, anyone? The page is divided into several sections:

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When Hope Dies

Sometimes, having Hope is not enough....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

More of the Same

 Meanwhile over on Melbourne......

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Wall Street Journal Blasts JXN Leaders for Water Woes

The Wall Street Journal editorial page blasted Jackson government for screwing up the water system but unlike the rest of the national media, did so after looking under the hood.  The editorial said: 

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The Pride of Strength

 Sometimes handling one's own strengths is as important as handling weaknesses.   The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on how pride leads even leaders to a downfall as they fail to ask for help in areas where they are strong.  Enjoy the 1994 sermon as he preached from 1 Samuel 13. 

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Bill Crawford: Nor any Drop to Drink but Blame Aplenty

Ancient citizens of Jackson can relate to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner. Whether adrift at sea or aground in Jackson, Coleridge’s epic line applies – “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Duuuuuuuhhhh!

 Doing shrooms is not exactly a good idea.......

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Gold Coast Responds

Gold Coast Commodities issued the following statement in response to the indictment of two company officials. 

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Water Crisis Update: Pump Installed

 Governor Tate Reeves announced some good news on Facebook: 

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D.L. Gardner: Virtues or Politics?

 Where do you find your political news? Newspapers, TV and cable news, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter, the liars table at Starkville cafe? Those seeking national and international news will more often than not find radically extremist political rhetoric mixed with a hearty dose of self-righteousness from most news sources today.

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Friday, September 9, 2022

EPA Team Coming to Jackson

The EPA sent a team of investigators to Jackson.  NBC News reported tonight: 

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Public Works No Longer Carter Country

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba fired Deputy Public Works Director Mary Carter today.  Ms. Carter confirmed to WLBT she became involuntarily separated from the city of Jackson today.  

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Apartment Murder

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones issued the following statement. 

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Jackson Water Crisis Update

Water production at the O.B. Curtis plant continue to improve as a team of experts continue to fix the long-neglected facility.   The plant produced 25 million gallons of water yesterday, half of its 50 million gallon capacity.  The Fewell plant produced 27 million gallons yesterday.  Pressure was at 87 PSI.  

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Dupes of the Day

 If you want a good laugh, watch this coverage of the Jackson water crisis on Breaking Points.  The Kingfish is a fan of the show but Krystal and Sagaar got duped bigly this time.   Social justice reporter Jordan Chariton fed them quite a bit of disinformation while the two "independent" journalists completely fell for it hook, line, and sinker.  Watch and prepare to laugh.  

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Killer of Edwards Police Chief's Brother Gets Life

Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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The Chronicles of Marlin

 An epistle from the Chronicles of Marlin is floating around town.  It is posted below with a few redactions.   Enjoy it while it lasts because it is coming down after a while.  Enjoy. 

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Oops!

 Sometimes it's not a good idea to take your kid to court.....

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Gold Coast Officials Indicted for Illegal Dumping in Jackson Sewer System

The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Apartment Shooters Get 20 Years

 Madison-Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following statement and mug shots. 

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Last Call to Support JJ

It's the last call for JJ's annual fund-raising drive.  Thanks for the support and reading the website for years.  JJ could not have made it this far without your support.  Even as JJ leads the way in reporting on the Jackson water crisis, the need for your support remains as strong as ever.  

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The Queen Passes

 The end of an era is finally upon us.  Queen Elizabeth II passed away a little while ago.  Buckingham Palace announced announced on its website: 

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The Truth about O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant

 The media, including the local press, pushes the narrative that Jackson's water system crashed because the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant is old and "fragile," right.  The plant might be worn out from neglect but it is not old.  JJ got the receipts and posted them below. 

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Water Crisis Update

Jackson Update for today posted at bottom of post. 

Kumbayah was the theme yesterday as EPA Grand Poobah Michael Regan, Governor Tate Reeves, and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba joined hands and preached unity at a press conference held at JSU yesterday.  EPA Administrator Regan inspected O.B. Curtis before the press conference.

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For Sale

 Zach New is selling his million dollar home in Bridgewater.  Nix-Tann Realty listed the home for sale yesterday. Yup.  While New Summit teachers went without pay and millions of welfare dollars meant for the poor were spent..... well, just look below. 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Here are the Plans

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Jackson presented several plans to fix its water system to various authorities.  He urged the media to get copies of them.  JJ took him at his word and filed a public records request this morning.  The plans are posted below.  Feel free to read to your heart's content. 

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Oops!

There is one thing you don't do around Coach Prime and some knuckleheads decided to do it anyway.....

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Fat Cat Report: Much Fat, Little Beef

 Despite its name, there is a great deal of fat but little beef in the Mississippi Center For Public Policy's Fat Cat Report issued a few weeks ago.  The Jackson think tank went all Bud Fox as it bragged about bagging some fat cats to the media. Nothing like beating up on a bunch of good ole boys sippin' bourbon, lounging in $3,000 chairs, and smoking cee-gars, right?

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Water Crisis Updates

MEMA and the city of Jackson issued updates on the Jackson water crisis.  The MEMA daily command incident report shows much work was done at the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant Monday.  The two water treatment plants are producing 42.5 million gallons a day, a far cry from the capacity of 70 million gallons per day.  The Health Department also awarded two much-needed provisional Class A water operator. licenses to former operators of the plant.  

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Robert St. John: Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Morning

 For the past 23 years I have written a 1,000-word column every Monday morning. Always early in the morning. I haven’t missed a week. Ever. I typically let the column sit for a day and then revisit it on Tuesday morning, catching things that need to be edited, sentences that need to be swapped around or eliminated, misspelled words, misplaced punctuation, and just general things I forgot— or remembered— that should be included in whatever topic I may be writing about on that day.

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Sid Salter: Decades in the Making, Jackson's Water Woes Won't be Quickly or Easily Solved

Like seemingly every other facet of American society these days, when it comes to both the national media and the state’s press, the assignment of blame for the City of Jackson’s water and sewer system woes falls into two distinct camps.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Ending With a Whimper

 The case against Kevin Camp collapsed in Jackson Municipal Court last week after the alleged victim dropped a simple assault charge against the attorney.  

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Water Pressure Holds Steady in Jackson

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is briefing the media right now on the Jackson water crisis.  The pressure is streamed live below. 

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Funny of the Day

 Check out this video about the Jackson water crisis from last week.  

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Implosion!

Jackson's water treatment plants continued to implode as a stream of workers quit while those who remained worked to exhaustion.   A team of EPA and Mississippi State Department of Health representatives inspected the water treatment plants in March and reported their abysmal findings in July.  JJ obtained a copy of the report through a public records request.  It is posted below.

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Monday, September 5, 2022

Ouch!

 You think you escaped the notice of SEC Shorts because your team played on a Sunday night, right?  Wrong!!!  

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Just Another Day in Jackson

 Warning: The Lumumba Administration considers this post to be disinformation.

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba met with State Senators John Horhn, David Blount, Sollie Norwood and Representatives De'Keither Stamps, Zakiyah Summers, Hillman Frazier, Chris Bell, and Earle Banks Wednesday to discuss the water crisis.  The legislators represent Jackson.  Such a meeting is expected during an emergency such as the water crisis.  However, what was interesting was who accompanied the Mayor. 

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Governor: Water Pressure Restored to Jackson

 Governor Tate Reeves is briefing the media on the Jackson water crisis right now. The press conference video, MEMA command incident report, highlights, and a city of Jackson statement are posted below.

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Breaking the Space-Time Continuum

 What would happen if you could go back in time? The folks at SEC Shorts took on that question this week. 

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Lumumba & Reeves Score Poorly in Poll

 A Blueprint Polling poll gave both Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Governor Tate Reeves poor marks in handling the Jackson water crisis.  However, a majority in the poll did not approve of allowing Jackson to operate the water system. Brad Chism owns Blueprint.

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When Aisle, Altar, Hymn = I'll Alter Him

Any sermon that includes a recitation of the song "I'm my own grandpa" from memory can't be all bad.  Using homespun homilies and humor, the late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on how to make a marriage work in this 1994 sermon.  Enjoy. 

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Improvement Continues at OBC

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Bill Crawford: State Could do More to Reduce Fatherlessness

 Good “Dads Matter” study from State Auditor Shad White emphasizing the tragic impact of fatherlessness on children, but he offered feeble solutions.

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

MEMA Update on Jackson Water

 Posted below is today's MEMA Incident Command brief on the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant. It provides the latest information on work at the plant. 

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From Hell's Heart, I Stab at Thee

 The best Star Trek movie appears on the big screen next week for a grand total of two days so get your tickets while you can.  

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Water Pressure Improves

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Fire! Fire! Fire!

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

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D.L. Gardner: What Has Biden Built Back Better

 President Biden raised the temperature of political rhetoric last week when he used the term “semi-fascism” to label those opposed to his policies. Biden said, “What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy. It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.” Later, Biden clarified his statement saying, “I respect conservative Republicans. I don't respect these MAGA Republicans.”

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Suspect Arrested in Beating Death of Elderly Man

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Dan Berger: Things in Wine

Winemakers love to say their products are made of grapes and nothing else. It's largely accurate, but if you really get into the weeds, it's hardly all that's at play.

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Flashback Friday: The Real Snapshot of Jackson Finances

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Note: This May 2021 post seemed appropriate for a Flashback Friday publication.  The media is running wild with the narrative that white flight - and later black flight - destroyed Jackson's finances.  Jackson's annual audits show such is not the case but hey, since when did the media care about getting the facts right? Throw in the fact that most reporters don't know how to read income statements or balance sheets and presto, you wind up with a distorted narrative.

 Jackson's coffers are almost empty thanks to white flight taking its money to the suburbs.  Such is the excuse national and local media make in explaining way Jackson's water problems.  However, such a blame game ignores reality.  Jackson gets more money than ever but managed to mismanage its water/sewer department into virtual bankruptcy. 

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The True Picture at O.B. Curtis Emerges

 Y'all Politics turned in a nice piece of work on the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant yesterday as it reported how bad things were at the bedeviled facility.  Frank Corder reported: 

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Newhouse Pleads Guilty

Used 3-D printers to produce machine guns. 

The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Ammonia Leak at OB Curtis

 The O.B. Curtis plant still suffers an ammonia leak.   MEMA discovered Wednesday a valve at tank #1 was leaking ammonia.  The tank is 40% ammonia.  Repairs are underway and expected to be completed today.  

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Madison Residents Pay up in Medicaid Fraud

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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MPACT Enrollment is Open

Enrollment is now open from today, September 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, for families who want to prepay college tuition for a child, grandchild, or loved one. This plan allows families to lock in today’s rates for future college tuition costs. 

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Hiring? What Hiring?

 The Mayor might say he is trying to hire Class A water operators and other staff but the EPA tells a different story, right.  The Mississippi Free Press's Nick Judin reported EPA's frustrations as it tries to help Jackson: 

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Please Support JJ

It's time for JJ's annual fund-raising drive.  Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog for years.  Make no mistake, this website could not have made it as far as it has without your support.  You've donated money, provided tips, and helped when it was needed while JJ has made every effort to reward your faith.  

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Governor Gives Water Update

 Governor Tate Reeves is briefing the media on Jackson's water crisis.  The press conference is streamed below. 

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Jackson Water Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Polo Indicted for Murder

 A Hinds County grand jury indicted William "Napoleon" "Cipher" "Polo" Edwards for first degree murder in the death of Robert Davis.  Robert Davis was a leader in the Better Men Society in West Jackson.  The grand jury also indicted him for felon in possession of a firearm. 

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Fiddles and Cakes

Update (1:25 PM): The Mayor is staying home.  

What does one say? Seriously.  Tweeted Tuesday.

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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