Saturday, December 23, 2023

Equal Time: Supe Explains JSU Grant

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors approved a $1 million grant to The Jackson State University earlier this week.  The Supers caught a bit of flack for the decision so  outgoing District 4 Supervisor Vern Gavin attempted to explain the grant on Facebook: 

In order to avoid the intellengence of the uninformed, the following link will provide everyone interested in the truth of what happen at the last Hinds County Board Meeting on December 18th which was recessed to December 19th (not a special call meeting). 
Points of interest to dispute false alligations:
  1. The APRA Funds for this Hinds County economic developement program was allocated on April 18, 2022 in the amount of $4 Million. (SEE - minutes of that meeting)
  2. On the recorded meeting at approximately 7:50, the Attorney was requested to read the synopsis of the program due to eye surgery of the presenter.
  3. At approximately 25:38, the motion was made to award the project to be performed by Jackson State University in the amount of $1 Million with a statement of the program's scope of work.
  4. At approximately 34:24, A motion was made by Supersivor David Archie, seconded by Supervisor Robert Graham to pay vendor(s) that was not on the current claims docket. Consequently, resulting in the need for the Special call meeting on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 10:00am to approve the claims.
After you have observed the meeting and drawn your conclusion, we trust you will agree with the board's decision. This was not last minute to grab funds but more an effort to complete the implementation of a well planned program that included 18 meeting sections to gather the input from stakeholders in the business community, relegion and social organizations, educational institutions, medical istitutions, governmental agencies, etc. 
We trust this information will help to inform the citizens of the action taken by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. Please visit the website to watch board meeting and collect your information "first hand" and not be loaded with falsehood.


Anonymous said...

I was transfixed, suspecting that I was about to receive pearls of wisdom, as soon as I read the words:

In order to avoid the intellengence of the uninformed,

Anonymous said...

Not even being able to spell intelligence, not to mention allegations and religion along with the tense and grammar errors, makes Mr. Gavin's calling anyone uninformed laughable.

Anonymous said...

@2:57 PM

Reminds me of my high school vice-Principal who mispronounced education as “edumacation”

Anonymous said...

I would rather wear gasoline shorts in hell than read this again.

Don Drane said...

Why don't you asshats use the information presented instead of critiquing the spelling included in it. It was not a paper written for an English Comp exam. It was an attempt to educate the ignorant and those who rushed to judgment.

I think he did a good job of putting out the fire Kingfish attempted to light.

Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

He left significant gravitas on the table by failing to include the phrase "Res ipsa loquitur" in his statement.

Anonymous said...

Sic ‘em, Shad.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that explains a lot.

Anonymous said...

He was President right?

Anonymous said...

Can you hunt them alligations in the reservoir?

Anonymous said...

"In order to avoid the intellengence of the uninformed"

An introduction like that completely undermines all credibility of everything that follows.

It's just packed with arrogance and thin-skinned defensiveness. It says "I look down on you like an idiot, with no awareness that's exactly what I am."

Anonymous said...

I asked ChatGPT to rewrite it.

To ensure accurate information dissemination and counteract misinformation, we invite you to review the details of the recent Hinds County Board Meeting held on December 18th, which was reconvened on December 19th (not as a special call meeting). You can access the recording through the following link:

Key points to address potential misconceptions:

The allocation of APRA Funds for the Hinds County economic development program occurred on April 18, 2022, amounting to $4 million. (Refer to the minutes of that meeting for verification.)
Around the 7:50 mark in the recorded meeting, the Attorney was asked to present a synopsis of the program due to the presenter's eye surgery.
At approximately 25:38, a motion was proposed to award the project to Jackson State University for $1 million, along with a detailed statement outlining the program's scope of work.
Around 34:24, Supervisor David Archie, seconded by Supervisor Robert Graham, made a motion to pay vendor(s) not listed on the current claims docket. This decision necessitated a Special call meeting on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 10:00 am to approve the claims.
After reviewing the meeting, we trust that your conclusions will align with the board's decisions. This wasn't a last-minute effort to secure funds; rather, it represents the culmination of a well-planned program, involving 18 meetings to gather input from stakeholders in the business community, religious and social organizations, educational institutions, medical institutions, governmental agencies, etc.

We hope this information aids in informing the citizens about the actions taken by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. Please visit the website to watch the board meeting firsthand and obtain information directly, free from misinformation.

Anonymous said...

How did he get elected to anything?

Anonymous said...

That totally explains a lot!

Anonymous said...

What are APRA funds? Does he mean ARPA funds?

Anonymous said...

It is better to remain silent when the explanation given is poorly worded, unclear, and not on point. Mr. Gavin's contribution did nothing to support his position.

Bill Shakespeare said...

Funeral arrangements for the King’s English are pending…

Anonymous said...

My alligator ate my alligations.

Anonymous said...

I give him credit. Whether I agree or not, at least he addressed it.

Anonymous said...

To his credit he didn't include "right" one time. Right?

Cora Bobo said...

Don Drane, there’s two aspects to Mr. Gavin’s post. One, he did cast new light on the million dollar transaction with JSU that made it look much better. Two, Mr. Gavin has absolutely no familiarity with the King’s English, which should embarrass anyone he represents. I can’t imagine the side-eye Mrs. Ricks would give you for defending him.

Anonymous said...

Evolutiun Ov Ebonicks.

Don Drane said...

10:49 - Cora Bobo died decades ago. But you go right ahead and concentrate on The King's English, if that's your strong suit.

You do fit right in with the rest of the knuckleheads criticizing the man for doing the right thing, however.

I've got the balls to include my name here. Do you?

Anonymous said...

Reptiles in pinstripes, love that word picture of alligators alligating. BTW, alligators can leap from the water onto the bank, when there's a turtle or duck or $1M to snatch.

Anonymous said...

"Supersiver" David Archie. I knew he had to be a Marvel critter.

Anonymous said...

So how does this explain why these rescue funds held up since April (from COVID) could not be allocated by the incoming board? The actual vote on awarding these funds to some group under the name of JSU was not done in April but done last week. I'm sure there is plenty of other business they have pending that will be passed on to the next board but this had to be "completed" now. Get outta here.

Anonymous said...

Good thing JSU is a foremost authority on Econ,ic development….

JSU has gotten $250,000.00 for the last two years, to support “economic development” in Vicksburg and has nothing to show for it. So far, MSU is the only school that has showed up; can’t miss the MSU billboard along the interstate. Can’t wait to see how they misspend a million.

You have to have an invention to get a patent, trademarks aren’t hard, and a registered copyright costs less than $100.

Anonymous said...

David L. Archie antics were too much, but at least he would call out BS and vote against this crap.

Anonymous said...

8:13 $250,000? What's that going to do? Two consultant fees and a seminar with refreshments will piss that away whether it's JSU or Harvard. Well, maybe you can put up a billboard. Move on.

Anonymous said...

good point @ 12:37 PM...the good folk of hinds county / Jackson seem to vote people into office that best resemble them, their values, education levels and expectations. @ 5:08 PM....details do matter.

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