Tuesday, June 18, 2024

State Fair Line-Up Announced

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

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What Will the Troopers Say Now?

The only constant in life is change, even at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.  Troopers groused last year when DPS Commissioner Sean Tindall opened up MBI Investigator positions to non-troopers a year ago as the troopers thought those were "their" positions as the entitlement mentality permeates their ranks. Fortunately, the Commissioner hired quite a seasoned crew as he deemed experience was more important than trooper school.  The horror. 

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Oops!

 This little incident supposedly took place around the Battlefield Park area a year ago.  Packin' does not mean protected as this guy found out.  

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The Jambalaya Podcast: Goon Squad Edition

 The Jambalaya with The Kingfish podcast is back from the dead as Jackson attorney Trent Walker discusses the Goon Squad case with yours truly.  Mr. Walker represented Goon Squad victims Eddie Parker and Michael Jenkins and had quite a few things to say about the subject. It is available on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and Samsung.  Enjoy. 

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Funny of the Day

 Check out how Jerry Seinfeld handled a Hamas heckler in Australia recently.  

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Mayor: Fraud Caught in City's HR Department

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding his regular briefing.  The press conference is live-streamed below.  The Mayor's notice of the press conference said he would make an "important announcement."  

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Timber Consultant Accused of Million Dollar Fraud

Is timber fraud taking place in south Mississippi? Two lawsuits accuse timber consultant Jeff Taylor of bilking the plaintiffs of nearly $1,000,000 in timber-related deals.   

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Guitars & Cadillacs, Anyone?

 Country music star Dwight Yoakam is coming to Brandon this fall.  

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Funny of the Day

Just a little bit of humor for Father's Day.  

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Thou Standeth Where I'm About to Shoot

"It's one thing to teach a child to light a fire but another thing to teach him not to burn a house down with it.  It's one thing to teach a child ballet but it's vital to teach her to walk straight.  It's one thing to teach a child how to play a piano, it's important that you learn not to steal things with those fingers," preached the late Dr. Frank Pollard as he asked what it means to be a father.  Enjoy his 1998 Father's Day sermon posted below. 

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Bill Crawford: Speaker Eyes Big Things That Move the Needle

Mississippi recently edged further off the bottom on one national ranking, but stayed at the bottom on others.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

If They Show It, Will You Come?

 Looking for something to do tomorrow for Father's Day?  Field of Dreams is playing tomorrow at Tinseltown at 2 of the clock.  There are plenty of tickets available. 

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Alta Woods Church Burns Down

The old Alta Woods Church on Terry Road caught fire this afternoon.  

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D.L. Gardner: Trump is a Husband & Father Too

Why do people hate Donald J. Trump? Let’s face it: Hatred for Trump is the key issue of many of those who oppose him.

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Collection Agency Sues Mayor

 A collection agency sued Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba in Hinds County Court for $6,557 in April.   

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Callihan Apprehended Near Defunct Pet Store

JPD Chief Joseph Wade delivered some rather shocking news after Daniel Callihan was apprehended yesterday.  Chief Wade said the presence of small animal cages where Callihan was caught showed the presence of a "human trafficking" operation. The revelation was reported by national media such as CNN.  However, there might be a more simple explanation for the cages. 

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MCPP: The Danger of Do-Nothing Conservatives

Before I came to Mississippi, I was a Member of the British Parliament for 12 years for Clacton.  Donald Trump's friend, Nigel Farage, has now decided to run for election in Clacton on July 4th.

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Callihan in Custody

 Daniel Callahan is being held at the Rankin County Detention Center.  

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$2 Million for Grove Park?

 Check out what Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba I said at the June 4 City Council meeting at New Hope Baptist Church. 

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Mom Never Made This Meatloaf

You probably already know I love my mom. Out of great love for her, I never cooked a Braciole for her. However, after thinking about it, I have decided she might like it especially if I included some cornbread, purple hull peas, and creamed sweet corn.


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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ex-Lotto Employee Hits Justice Jackpot

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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A Car Sinks Through It

 Update: Gone

The owner of the old Northeast Courthouse can't seem to get any help from the city of Jackson.  The problem? A submerged car in the creek next to the property.  

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Please Support Jackson Jambalaya

 It's time for Jackson Jambalaya's annual fund-raising drive.  Your support makes this website possible and it would not have made it this far without you. JJ led the way in reporting on the Jackson water crisis and covered stories the media would not touch, right.  However, the need for your support remains as strong as ever. 

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UMC Opens Ridgeland Teaching Campus

 The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following statement. 

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is enhancing its educational infrastructure by establishing a multidisciplinary teaching campus in Ridgeland’s Colony Park.

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Idiot of the Day

While Jordan Cummins stands trial for two counts of murder, his mother, Angie Kellum,  managed to get herself arrested in the courtroom.   

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Piss Christian Sentenced

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Live from Downtown

 Jordan Cummins faces justice this week as he stands trial for the murder of Josh Spann and Auden Simpkins.  The homicides took place on Jefferson Street while the St. Paddy's Day Parade took place on March 25, 2023.  The trial is live-streamed below courtesy of WLBT. 

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Robert St. John: For the Love of Fish

This month kicked off my 44th year in the restaurant business. The first seven years were spent working for other people. Mostly as a server while I worked my way through college. But for the past 37 years I've owned restaurants. I love my line of work and consider myself overly blessed to have a career in which I am making a living doing what comes naturally and easy to me. My livelihood is what I’d be doing on the side— and as a hobby— if I had another career. Ultimately, I truly love what I do.

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Too Strict? We Report, You Decide

 Is this mom too strict?

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Sid Salter: Sports Betting Limited to Casino Premises

The nation’s commercial gaming industry achieved record-breaking revenue for the third consecutive year in 2023 with 10.3% year-over-year growth – but revenue in Mississippi was down 3.5% or $91.28 million according to the American Game Association’s State of the States 2024 report.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

McAlpin Will Fight

The Head Goon is not taking his federal conviction lying down even though he pleaded guilty.  Read below. 

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Noooooooo!!!

 A fire broke out at the Palace of Versailles but it has been brought under control. Tourists were evacuated from the building. 

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Frank Foster Coming to Brandon

 The Blue Collar Boy is coming to the Brandon City Hall in October. 

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No Comment

 Time for some harmless speculation.  Look what popped up on the U.S. District Court docket on June 6 and June 7.  

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Thumbs Up!

 Annie Oeth authored the following press release for UMMC. 

Kobe Abron grasps a Spider-Man figurine with his right hand, holding it firmly between his newly created thumb and fingers as his grandmother cheers – a normal function for most toddlers but elusive for Kobe until recently. 

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Idiot of the Day

 Sometimes these "content creators" have to learn things the hard way.....

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Crisler Case Update

 Marshand Crisler will go to trial in November.  The docket in his case states: 

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Student Imposter Faces Competency Hearing

A 23 year-old Jackson man (allegedly) entered Northwest Rankin High School with the intent to recruit students for sexual videos in January.  

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Hosemann: Major Education Legislation Advanced in 2024 Session

Our students and schools are excelling in Mississippi.

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Progress!

 Check out what is going on at the Top Golf site.  At the current rate of progress, it might be open by Turkey Day.  

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Food Fight: Golf Edition

 It appears a female golfer was slighted by the good ole boys at a golf tournament up in Cleveland.  Her mother posted on Facebook: 

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Can a Sculpture Create a Sculptor?

The Babylonian king took the best and brightest from Israel, hoping to re-educate them in Babylonian ways. Brainwashed subjects make for good subjects, after all.  However,  Daniel and his brothers never forsook their upbringing, relying on a faith that was well-rewarded.  What does that mean for us today?  Watch the late Dr. Frank Pollard explain it all in the 1996 sermon posted below.   Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: My New Pesky, Excitable BFF

My new, seeming BFF is a pesky and excitable fellow. He sends me emails and texts with lots of capital letters and exclamation points nearly every day.

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Friday Night Flicks

 Need something good to watch this weekend? Check out these movies streamed on Youtube for, dare we say it?, Free! There are some real gems below. 

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Jackpot!

 It appears Ivana Williams hit the media jackpot.  

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Piecing the Puzzle

Are the pieces of the puzzle surrounding the recent FBI raids in Jackson starting to fall into place?  Out of state "investors" spoke to several Jackson City Council members about building a Convention Center hotel this year.  WLBT reported last night: 

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Meatloaf, Just Like Mom Made!

I can remember going to the A&P grocery store on Capitol Street, with my mom, shopping for the same ingredients we will use for today's recipe. 


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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Reeves in Trouble Again

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement and mug shot. 

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Victory!

 The Battle of Briarwood 1 is over.   The building is no more, the property is cleaned up, and the enemy is on the run.  

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Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay?

 It appears the Sinyards got off with a slap on the wrist and a foot massage too after bilking the Veterans Administration of millions of dollars.  

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Continued Again.... and Again..... and Again

 The Ballad of Rudy Warnock was continued yet again in U.S. District Court.  U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate postponed Warnock's bribery trial to August 5.   

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Killer Gets Life

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Burglary Tourists Hit Restaurant Owners

 The liquor flowed while the steaks were consumed as good times were had by all at a Ridgeland fine dining restaurant on the night of March 1.  Unfortunately, the fun soon turned into horror for the owners as "burglary tourists" hit their Bridgewater home while they were at the restaurant. 

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Robert St. John: Big Apple Birthdays

BROOKLYN— Growing up I had relatives in New York. My maternal grandmother and grandfather lived here for 10 years or so. He worked on Madison Avenue for the entire decade of the sixties. My first visit here was as a three-year-old in 1964 during the World’s Fair. I don’t remember any of it other than a vague recollection of the song from Disney’s “It’s A Small World” which was introduced at the fair instantly becoming the king of ear-worm songs in the history of all ear-worm songs.

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Coming Soon: Sturgill Simpson

See him while you still can.  Country music star Sturgill Simpson is coming to Brandon.  

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Sid Salter: Trump Verdict Hyperbole Masks Statistical Realities of American Voters

The 34 guilty verdicts in the New York state court trial of former President Donald Trump on felony charges of falsifying business records of alleged “hush money” payments to an adult film actress as part of a scheme to influence the 2016 election has opened the floodgates on a river of partisan political hyperbole from both sides of the aisle.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Officer Shooting in Flowood

 The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement.

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Hotel O "Owner" Indicted

 Ibrahim Khoder's problems took a turn for the worse when the Hinds County grand jury indicted him for perjury on April 5.  Khoder is the alleged owner of the notorious Hotel O on I-55 N Frontage Road. 


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No Comment!

 Meanwhile, over at the intersection of Watkins Drive and Mayes Streets, someone apparently got tired of the summer heat (Warning: Partial Nudity)

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MCPP: How to Make School Choice Happen in Mississippi

A school choice revolution is sweeping America. Mississippi is now sandwiched on either side by states that give families control over their child’s share of state education dollars.

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Driver's License to Change

 The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement. 

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Murder in Brandon

 Rankin County Sheriff issued the following statement. 

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15 Year-Old Indicted in Mother's Murder

The Rankin County grand jury indicted Carly Gregg for first degree murder, attempted murder, and tampering with evidence on May 22. Gregg stands accused of shooting her mother to death and wounding her stepfather on March 19.  

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Funny of the Day

 Somehow, I don't think she is joking one little bit.  Can't say I blame her.  

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Third Grade Reading Scores Rise Statewide

Newton #1, Humphreys County dead last 

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Pickle Fest!!!

 The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

"Helpful Hints for Fellow Strugglers"

 Honor thy father and mother.  It's one of the best known commandments and is dragged out every year for the usual Mother's Day and Father's Day sermon.  However, the commandment means more than just giving parents their due.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist - Jackson) explained how it means parents should honor their children as well.  Watch his 1996 sermon posted below as he explains how the Fifth Commandment translates into freedom for all. 

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Bill Crawford: War at Hand, Wicker Sounds Alarm

War is at hand, preferably cold but potentially hot.

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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Court to Robinson Family: You Signed It, You're Stuck With It

 George Robinson's family suffered another loss after they tried to renege on a settlement agreement with the city of Jackson.  The city settled with the family for more than $17,000 in mediation.  However, the family's attorney, Dennis Sweet, said his clients were backing out of the agreement when the City Council made the agreement public.  However, Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson ruled yesterday the family was stuck with the agreement.  Signed words mean things after all in Hinds County.

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D.L. Gardner: A Believer Prays Daniel's Prayer for America

This week's column was inspired by a letter from a friend who has been praying Daniel's chapter 9 prayer for Israel for many years. She sent it to me with her version of the prayer for America.

Those who trust God find consolations when they are beset with troubles. In 1994, God spoke to me through Psalm 94:19. “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Thy consolations delight my soul.”

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Friday Night Flicks

 Need something good to watch this weekend? Check out these movies streamed on Youtube for, dare we say it?, Free!

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Sex, Lies, & Videotape: Alleged Victim Withdraws Lawsuit

Rankin County Chancellor John McLaurin dismissed a lawsuit against former Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper Ivana Williams yesterday.  

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Flashback Friday

 In today's edition of Flashback Friday, we are going to travel back in time to one of the biggest scandals in American history. 

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Whitfield Employee Goes Mary Mahoney's

State Bean Counter Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Zucchini, Ham, and Cheese Roll-ups

Sometimes that PolyBear does really dumb stuff.


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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Idiot of the Day

 The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement.

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Mary Maphoney's?

 Mary Mahoney's to pay $1.35 million

Mary Mahoney's. A name that stands for the good times that are the Gulf Coast, Southern elegance, and tasty cuisine.  However, Mary Maphony's might be a more apt name after the Federalis caught the restaurant passing off frozen foreign seafood as fish fresh from the Gulf of Mexico for years.   Triggerfish Almondine, anyone? 



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D.A. Bids on Convention Center Hotel Project

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens is apparently trying to get into the hotel business.  Mr. Owens' company submitted a bid for the Jackson Convention Center hotel project to the city of Jackson. 

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Jackson Offers Fishing Rodeo for Kids

 The city of Jackson issued the following press release. 

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"I'm Down to Make Some Bad Choices"

 The Goon Squad may be gone but their misdeeds live on thanks to the wonders of modern technology.   Veteran reporter Jerry Mitchell uncovered a WhatsApp message thread where Goons bragged about their exploits.  Mr. Mitchell and his team reported in Mississippi Today and the New York Times

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Former Tax Collector Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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FBI Search Update

Much was made in the media last week about the FBI executing search warrants on Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens and his downtown cigar bar.  However, other warrants were executed as well.  

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Robert St. John: Simply the Best

For the 26-plus years this column has been in existence I have typed over 1,000 words a week, every week, never missing a week. That’s over 1,300,000 total words published in your newspaper. These days, in addition to newspapers, this column is also consumed online and through email subscriptions.

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Sid Salter: Union Push Impacts Future of State's Robust Auto Manufacturing Sector

After winning 73 percent of the vote on April 19 among workers in a Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant to join the United Auto Workers union, organized labor leaders began to predict a growing erosion of decades of Southern state opposition to labor union membership. Specifically, union leaders began to predict victory in an upcoming union vote in Mercedes plants in Vance and Woodstock, Alabama.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Savagery in West Jackson (Updated)

 A family was carjacked in West Jackson Friday.  The Ring doorbell camera captured the horror on video.  WAPT reported: 

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Mayor Holds Regular Briefing

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding his regular press conference at 633 North State Street.  The presser is live-streamed below. 

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Caught!

 Tonarri Moore is in federal custody.   His federal case docket states: 

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Like Father, Like Son

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Monday, May 27, 2024

UMC Graduates Over 900 Students

 Gary Pettus authored the following post for UMC. 

George Doby’s oldest child was 5 when he earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing school.




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Snitch in Marshand Crisler Case Revealed

Murder suspect Tonarri Moore is an informant in the prosecutions against Marshand Crisler and Torrance Mayfield.  

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Masterpiece Theatre

 A true masterpiece recently popped up on Paramount Plus.  That's right, the 1980 version of Shogun is now available for streaming. If you want to see some great tv, this mini-series is well worth your time.  The current version on Hulu and FX is quite good as well.

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Boo!

A trans "woman" won the Washington (State) High School 400m State Championship Friday by a full second over the nearest competitor.  

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A Personal Thing

 What happens when God comes to visit?  The children of Israel found out as they gathered before Mount Sinai.  The stiff-necked people remained stiff-necked and sent poor Moses on a lifetime mission of shuttle diplomacy.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached they had it all wrong as they rejected freedom. Hear what he has to say in the 1996 sermon posted below.  

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Bill Crawford: Cut School Taxes for Tax Relief

Speaker Jason White wants to study elimination of income taxes and cuts to grocery sales taxes. He ought to focus on property taxes. That’s more the interest of supervisors, mayors, and school officials along with lots of taxpayers.

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Councilman: D.A. Shopped "Investors" for Downtown Projects

 A Jackson City Councilman said Hinds County District Jody Owens and several out of state "investors" met with him in February to discuss the convention center hotel and related projects. 

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D.L. Gardner: Motherhood is a Praiseworthy Vocation

It’s difficult to listen to those who are offended by “everything.” Of all the things that have offended the weakest among us, few of us ever imagined that “motherhood” could be offensive to anyone. And yet, the sanctity and praise of motherhood by a commencement speaker has been besmirched mercilessly by many who consider motherhood to be inferior to a professional career.

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Wanted: Tonarri Moore

 Tonarri Moore is wanted for murder.  WJTV reported: 

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Good Grub If You Can Get It

 Correction on earlier post posted below.

Smith-Wills Stadium is quite the cash cow for Tim Bennett.  The baseball enthusiast operates Churchill's Smoke Shoppe at the stadium.  However, the cigar bar is not his only cash cow.  Mr. Bennett leases the parking lot to the Veterans Administration for $370,000 per year.  

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Clinton Police Seek Shooting Suspects

 The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 

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MCPP: The Speaker Speaks

The Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, Jason White,  spelled out his vision for Mississippi last week at a luncheon sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.  He talked about school choice, tax cuts, reforming healthcare laws, and yes, restoring the ballot initiative.  Enjoy. 

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Greens and Pork Loin Chops

I have been accused of making recipe posts that were too complicated and that is probably true. Here is one that is country boy simple and straight forward. Its tasty too.


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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Funny of the Day

 It's college baseball tournament time and for today's funny, we have this little gem from the Lone Star State. 

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EPA Blows Off Mayor Lumumba

The Mayor tried to get JXN Water Manager Ted Henifin in trouble with the EPA, oh how he tried.  For all of his troubles however, the EPA blew off Mayor Lumumba.  

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Crime-Buster of the Year

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

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Animals of Gaza

 Animals. Savages.  Barbarians.  Such words are too kind to describe Hamas terrorists as they taunted captured Israeli women, women beaten and bloodied, with promises of rape and Hamas babies. 

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UMC First in State to Offer CAR T Therapy

 Rachel Vanderford authored the following press release for UMC. 

When Patricia Hurrod's aggressive cancer continued to defy chemotherapy and radiation, she found hope in a groundbreaking, advanced treatment offered only in the state at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

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Robert St. John: My Kind of Town

CHICAGO— No one would ever accuse me of being a creature of habit. Other than my morning breakfast routine, I have managed to live a life free from getting pigeonholed into repetitive activities. There aren’t too many places I visit on an annual basis. For the past quarter of a century my wife, two kids, and various groups of their friends spend a week on the beach in the Florida Panhandle. But other than that, there is only Chicago.

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Feds Search D.A.'s Office (Updated)

 The Fibbers are executing a search warrant on the Hinds County District Attorney's office and the Downtown Cigar Company on Pearl Street. Mr. Owens owns the cigar bar.  

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Sid Salter: Does La. Supreme Court Case Signal Changes in Southern Delegations?

In a Louisiana congressional redistricting case, the Supreme Court decided last week to allow the state to use congressional maps that created a second Black majority district among the state’s six total districts.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Breaking Ground

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Churchill Smoke Shoppe Leaving Smith-Wills

 Note: Comment in the earlier post today. 

Churchill Smoke Shoppe announced on Facebook it is shutting down for now: 

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Asylum Hill Discoveries: Something Personal

 Gary Pettus authored the following essay for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

 It was Dustin Clarke who found the wedding band with the inscription, “Ever true to thee,” in an unmarked grave.

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Lyin' Lumumba: Smith-Wills Edition (Updated)

 Churchill's busted for selling liquor without permit

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba accused the state of racism after Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill that would terminate the lease of Smith-Wills Stadium with the city of Jackson.  Standard stuff for the Mayor when he can't get his way. 

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Forte Gets Life for Killing Own Family

Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Boo!

 Check out the Oregon State Championship Women's 200m race. Notice anything? 

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Mayor: Jackson Owns Smith-Wills

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba held his regular press briefing. It is posted below.

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Board Expels Gun-Totin' Supervisor

Is there something in the water in District 2 of Hinds County? 

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Barely Half of Jackson Third-Graders Pass Reading Test

The "reading-gate" scores are in and unfortunately, nearly half the kids in Jackson are not reading.  JPS's third-grade "reading-gate" scores plummeted to 54% this year.  You read that correctly.  Barely half of Jackson third graders can read at grade level.  The results are rather disappointing as 67% passed the test  last year.  

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Mr. Saturday Night is Coming to Brandon

 Red Mountain Entertainment issued the following press release. 

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

State Unemployment Drops to Record 2.8%

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Quenching the Thirst

 "Water, water, everywhere nor any drop to drink" is a famous line penned by Coleridge.  However, what if you are dying of thirst and although surrounded by water, you refuse to drink?  Sporting a turtleneck, the late Dr. Frank Pollard comes back to life as he discusses this conundrum as he preaches from Psalm 42 in the 1996 sermon posted below.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Legislature Responds to People Held in Jail too Long

Two recent editorials in Emmerich newspapers deserve our attention. Both dealt with people held in jail too long and the legislative responses this past session.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Facebook Robber Caught

 The Byram Police Department issued the following statement.

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D.L. Gardner: Democrats Fundamentally Transform America

Why have the media, academic elite and global elite attacked President Trump since he announced his run for president in 2015? Why did all these forces continually attack him and demean his supporters throughout his first term in office? Who benefits if Trump is ineffective? Who benefitted from Trump’s policies?

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MSU Football Player Accused of Sucker-Punching Student (Updated)

Injuries included a brain bleed

The attorney for a Mississippi State University student is demanding the Oktibbeha County District Attorney and MSU leadership take action against MSU football player Demonte Russell after he allegedly "cold-cocked" the student, causing serious injury.  

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Progress!

 The construction of the Top Golf development is moving along rather nicely.  It is supposed to open before Christmas.  

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MCPP: Is Mississippi's Education System Good Enough? No. Here's Why

Many university degrees produce a negative return on investment, according to a report out this week. Data from the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity shows that the cost of many college degrees is not offset by increases in lifetime earnings.

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Rankin County Man Indicted for Molesting Family Member

 A Rankin County grand jury indicted Nicholas Webb for sexual battery and statutory rape on April 25.

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BBQ'ed Pork Time

 When you see the Miller bottles in this photo, you will know this is not a new recipe.



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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Operation Payback Pays Off

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Strike?

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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"Get These Kids the Hell out of Here".

Let's face it, after enduring what took place at Parham Bridges Park and Ridgeland this week, we've had a rough week so it's time for a little bit lighter fare.  The Solons at Duke University, yes, the people who wear those funny outfits at graduation, made the mistake of inviting Jerry Seinfeld to speak at its commencement ceremony last Saturday.   If you want to punish yourself, the speech and transcript are posted below.  Enjoy. 

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Search Underway in Rankin County

Update: Sheriff Bryan Bailey said nothing was found. 

Police are looking for a body on Tazan Road in Rankin County right now.   

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"No Shame in His Game"

 "There was no shame in his game."  So said JPD Chief Joseph Wade as he announced at a press conference yesterday that Daveon Lindsey confessed to killing Melvin McNair, Jr. at Parham Bridges Park. 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Enter the Dragon

HBO dropped a trailer for House of the Dragon yesterday.  Team Black or Team Green?

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Beth Ann White Gets 110 Years

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Chase!

 JPD is chasing the suspect in the Parham Bridges murder right now.  Chase started around Walgreens (Canton Mart) and is now on the frontage road.  

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Robert St. John: My Top 25 Cookbooks

The view from my desk is inspirational. I’ve been in the same office for 27 years. There are no windows, but I have surrounded myself with things that inspire me and things that I love.

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Death at Parham Bridges

 A body was found at Parham Bridges Park this morning.  WLBT reported: 

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Sid Salter: Farm Bill Draws More Attention to Snap Payments

On Capitol Hill, the calendar is driving increased partisan attention on the new U.S. Farm Bill. The current 2018 Farm Bill will expire on Sept. 30. Congress and President Joe Biden extended the five-year original term of the bill on Nov. 16, 2023.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Carly Gregg Goes Back to Court

Carly Gregg tried to get her million dollar bond lowered and close the courtroom today but Rankin County Court Judge David Morrow postponed the hearing to June 4 after her lawyer, Caleb Coleman, failed to follow notice requirements for filing such motions.  

Gregg & Attorney Caleb Coleman

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Smith-Wills Repo'ed

 The state of Mississippi is taking back Smith-Wills Stadium.  HB #1983, Section 22 states: 

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Jewish Students Stand Up

Enough is enough.  Tired of the hatred for all things Jewish at Columbia, 540 Jewish students at the Ivy League school stood up to the hate they have experienced since October 7.  Unlike the protestors who hide behind masks, they signed their names to a letter describing their treatment at their own university for the past seven months while making a damn good defense of what it means to be Jewish.  The letter is posted below.   

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Over 100 Schools Victimized in Bid-Rigging Scheme

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Last Call for........Something

 Last Call, anyone?

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Triple Murder Suspect Killed in Shootout

 The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Police ID Victims in Triple Murder Case

   The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Let the Games Begin

 And they are off to the races.  KIM Waaaaaaade announced last week he will run for Mayor of Jackson at the Jacksonians for Jackson meeting.    His speech is posted below.  Fire away. 

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Triple Homicide in Ridgeland

 There was a triple homicide in a home at 7146 Old Canton Road in Ridgeland today.   The house is south of the intersection of Rice and Old Canton Roads.  

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When You Think You Are Important

 Stubborness versus truth. It's a conflict that plagues us since the beginning of time.  Unfortunately, the world today is amoral and rejects truth.  What is one to do in such a world? The late Dr. Frank Pollard offered some advice in the 1996 sermon posted below.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Cheap Drones may Dramatically Change Naval Warfare

Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, employing over 11,000 workers, is the largest shipbuilder on the Gulf Coast and is currently constructing Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Welcome to Jackson, Mississippi

Warning: Partial physical and psychological nudity posted below. 

 Doing the Bold in the Bold New City.

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D.L. Gardner: Yom Ha Shoah, Remembering the Holocaust

Yom HaShoah, “Holocaust Remembrance Day,” was May 6 this year. Many of us commemorated six million Jews who were brutally starved, gassed, burned, shot, and tortured between 1933 and 1945 before Allied forces liberated 23 primary concentration camps along with literally thousands of other kinds of camps where Nazis terrorized, tormented, and terminated “undesirables.” Never forget!

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Boil Water Notice Lifted

 Backup power plans in the works

JXN Water issued the following statement. 

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Mayor Declares State of Emergency, Boil Water Notice Issued

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and JXN Water issued the following statement. 

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Waaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!

 The NAACP is not too happy about the EPA's rejection of its civil rights complaint against the state of Mississippi.  The NAACP issued the following statement. 

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MCPP: A Good Week For Education Reform

This has been a good week for education reform in Mississippi. Our lawmakers might not agree on much, but last Saturday, they finally voted to replace the old education funding formula with the new Mississippi Student Funding Formula.

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Tex-Mex Anyone?

Tex Mex food is great, and I enjoy eating out at Mexican Restaurants as much as the next gringo, but cooking the stuff at home is nice too. 


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Power Outage at O.B. Curtis

 JXN Water issued the following statement

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Food Fight: Ivory Tower Edition

 The Honor Society issued the following press release. 

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EPA Dismisses NAACP Complaint Against State

The Brothers Johnson* struck out again after the EPA dismissed the NAACP's environmental civil rights complaint against the Mississippi State Department of Health this week.  The NAACP's complaint blamed Jackson's water failure on the state discriminating against Jackson for years because it was a majority-black city.  

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Voter ID Lessons can Drive Healthcare Reform Legislation

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann authored and sponsored this post.  

In 2011, as your Secretary of State, when I proposed a new policy to protect your vote — and the integrity of our elections — I was told repeatedly that Mississippi’s newly enacted Voter ID law would not pass constitutional muster. The U.S. Department of Justice will single out Mississippi, they said, and they will sue in federal court to stop our Voter ID law.

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Food Stamp Fraud Busted

 The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Flashback!

 Once upon a time, Jimmy Ruble was a boss!

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UMC Seeks Black Participants for World's Largest Autism Study

 Annie Oeth authored the following press release for UMC. 

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Happy Anniversary!

 It was 200 years ago yesterday since one of the finest pieces of music ever created debuted.  

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EPA Clears MDEQ in Jackson Environmental Racism Complaint

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Travel Connections

QUEENS, NEW YORK— After 62 years, and millions of miles logged, I have learned that travel is about one thing— connection.

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Sid Salter: Missed Opportunity, Yes, but Medicaid Expansion's Prospects Changed This Session

While not an absolute, it’s been my experience that political change comes slowly in Mississippi – as slowly as molasses on a cold biscuit.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

They Mad

 Some people are not too happy with Mississippi Congressman Mike Ezell.

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Ex-Sheriff Liked Some Jail Porn

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Ole Miss Frat Boy's Indictment Gets Bleached

An Ole Miss student got a sweet deal even though he burned out a fraternity pledge's esophagus by pouring bleach down his throat. 

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Idiot of the Day

Update: Video replaced with longer video showing protestor was flipping off frat boys.  

Someone apparently got stupid at the pro-Hamas rally on the Ole Miss campus last week.  

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Oops!

 Hate it when this happens to me on the road. 

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Mayor Holds Regular Press Conference

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding his weekly press conference right now.  The presser is streamed below. 

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Rotten Candy on the Coast

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

A Biloxi City Councilman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance.

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Free!

 William McHenry is a free man. 

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Shooting at Ridgeland Apartments (Updated)

 The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement. 

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Beginning in your Head

"We don't commit all the sins in the Bible but there's one,  there's always at least one, there is that what the Bible calls the besetting sin.  That sin that sits down with us, that thought that sits down with us, that thing that nags us, that chink in our armor that's always there. There's always that one thing and how many of us have been caught up in a ruinous repetition of sin and repenting and repeating...." Thus preached the late Dr. Frank Pollard as he compared that chink to the mudflaps on a truck.  Enjoy the rest of his message in the 1996 sermon posted below.   

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Bill Crawford: Hosemann Wrench Doomed Medicaid Expansion

As the world turns so too does Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann. A year ago he championed expansion of Medicaid to benefit mothers and children. During last year’s elections he championed Medicaid reform to benefit the working poor. This year, with the House finally ready to act, he threw a monkey wrench into the works. Hosemann said he is for Medicaid expansion, but only if it includes a work requirement.

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

The Return of the Cleese

Ready for some French taunting?  

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Stolen Heavy Equipment Recovered

 MDAC Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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D.L. Gardner: Destroying America

Former President Donald Trump is facing four trials timed to interfere with his campaign for president. His case before the U.S. Supreme Court could decide whether presidents are immune from prosecution. Maybe “No one is above the law,” but maybe some should have never been above the law.

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Caught!

 The Capitol Police issued the following statement. 

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Screams Before Silence

October 7 was the worst day for Jews since the Holocaust as Hamas butchered over 1,200 people and wounded thousands more.  What stood out was the sheer savagery of Hamas as they massacred men, women, and children.  Scores of women were raped and mutilated.  Victims and corpses were paraded naked in the streets.  A true day of horror. However, such should not be forgotten as time passes.  

Former Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg produced Screams before Silence, an hour-long program about October 7.  Rape victims, first responders, and former hostages tell their stories of how Hamas made Jewish women their sexual toys, often before killing them. The video is posted below and is well worth the watch.

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Dau Mabil's Wife Issues Statement

 Karissa Bowley issued the following press release. 

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MCPP: School Choice for me but not for Thee

Ever wondered why there has been so little progress towards school choice in Mississippi?

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Non-Adjudicated!

 Jackson City President Aaron Banks can breathe a little bit easier.  

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5 Years for Bank Fraud

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Green Fluffy Stuff - Diabetic Friendly

 Back in the day, I just about lived on this stuff from the Student Union Grill at MSU. Looks both Green and Fluffy, doesn't it?


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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Protest at Ole Miss

Gazan Arab supporters found themselves heavily outnumbered at a protest they held at Ole Miss today.

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Guilty!

 Beth Ann White is going to prison.  Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Chancellor Allows Independent Autopsy

 Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas ruled Bul Mabil can obtain an independent autopsy but placed a few conditions on the autopsy.  Judge Thomas held: 

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Embezzling Band Mom Going to Prison

Embezzling $42,000 from the Brandon High School Booster Club Band landed Donna Floyd in prison.

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Fitch Sues to Stop Assault on Women's Rights

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement Monday. 

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Medicaid Referendum?

 Speaker of the House Jason White and Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statements. 

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"I Think I'm Done"

Sparks flew in the courtroom yesterday as the late Dau Mabil's brother and wife sparred over who had the right to order an independent autopsy of his body. The courtroom drama revealed Mabil and his wife experienced marital problems shortly before his disappearance.  Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas will rule on the case by tomorrow.

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Enter To Win

 This post is sponsored and authored by Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae. 

It's a rivalry for the ages... Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State.


Tonight, that pair will face off at the College Series Baseball game in Pearl, Mississippi. If you plan to attend, please stop by the Mississippi College and Career Savings tent (on the concourse of Trustmark Park) to talk with me and sign up for the chance to win one of TWO $1,000 MACS scholarships.


I hope this extra cash will help a couple of local families get a little closer to sending their child or grandchild to one of Mississippi's state-of-the-art universities. They're both institutions we can be awfully proud of.

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Robert St. John: A True Magical Mystery Tour

LIVERPOOL— I am midway through a 10-day tour of England and Scotland with a group of 26 Americans. All have travelled with me before. For a few of them it’s their seventh trip as my guests. They are a stellar crew and I have become friends with all of them before this current journey started.

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Sid Salter: County Hall of Fame Celebrates Bygone Values in the Current Athletics Landscape

It was my privilege a decade ago to speak at the inaugural Scott County Sports Hall of Fame induction when the organization was founded. For the induction of the 2024 class, organizers invited me back to help honor this year’s class.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Bedwetter Alert

 Nothing like boutique protestors

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Weed Wars: Feds to Reclassify Mary Jane

 The federal government is going to reclassify marijuana from a schedule Ito a scheduled III drug.  The Associated Press reported: 

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97 Months for Child Porn

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Tantrum Time on George Robinson Lawsuit

The late George Robinson's family rejected a settlement with the city of Jackson after the City Council voted to approve a settlement of $17,000.  

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Senate Delivers New Medicaid Expansion Proposal

 Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Idiot of the Day

 Well, well, well, it appears an Ole Miss basketball player didn't get any NIL money.  The Oxford Police Department issued the following statement and mug shot.  

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Laser Therapy Restores Hope to Brain Tumor Patients

 Rachel Vanderford authored the following press release for UMC. 

 A decade ago, Georgia Pritchard of Sturgis was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. But by the time she found out, the cancer had already spread from her breast to her spine and hip. Soon, the cancer spread to her brain, causing a tumor to grow.  

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Proposed Hemp Legislation Will Have Many Unintended Consequences

Ben Couey authored and sponsored this post.  Mr. Couey is the owner of Hempville CBD.  

As a retired history teacher and life-long Mississippian who owns a retail CBD store, I am concerned about the many unintended consequences passage of House Bill 1676 (legislation to regulate the sale of hemp products) will have on small business owners and consumers in our state. Not only will the bill as currently drafted put my store and most other retail CDB stores out of business, it will also make beneficial non-intoxicating hemp-derived products mostly unavailable to consumers in our state.

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QT Shooter to Plead Guilty

 QT shooter Kylin Russell will plead guilty to a federal indictment of possessing an illegal machine gun.

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

Make Him Famous

 A porch pirate struck in the Fondren today and it was all captured on video.  The victim gave JJ permission to post the video.  Let's make him famous. 

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Do Not Hold Back

The infidels, a motley band, In council met and said,

"The churches are dying throughout the land And soon they'll all be dead."

When suddenly a telegram came And caught them with dismay,

What did the telegram say? Watch the 1996 sermon of the late Dr. Frank Pollard posted below and find out. Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Russian Propaganda Takes Hold

Republicans have sounded alarms over Russian propaganda taking hold in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Coming Soon

The movie that can't be made today soon returns to the big screen. Yup, Blazing Saddles will appear for an encore presentation. Showtimes are posted below. So whip out your phone, pull up the Fandango app, and order some tickets.  

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D.L. Gardner: Balanced Communication While We Have Time

Earlier this month, NBC reported, “Lumen Technologies, a telecommunications company based in Louisiana, said in a statement that ‘some customers in Nevada, South Dakota, and Nebraska experienced an outage due to a third-party company installing a light pole — unrelated to our services.’" According to the article, “The outage left millions in multiple states without emergency access to authorities for about 2½ hours.” Installing one light pole?

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The Fight Over Dau Mabil’s Remains Continues

The fight over who can order on autopsy on the late Dau Mabil's remains continues next week in Hinds County Chancery Court after the Mississippi Department of Public Safety entered the fray yesterday. 

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Friday, April 26, 2024

Student Caught w/Gun at Ridgeland High

 The Madison County School District issued the following statement. 

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PERS "Reform" Bill Passes Senate

Update (4/27/24): The bill passed the House with only one vote case in opposition.  

PERS "reform" is alive and well in the Mississippi Legislature.  The Senate passed SB #3231 this afternoon.  Highlights of the bill are: 

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Senate Offers Medicaid Compromise

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

Senate Medicaid Chairman Kevin Blackwell delivered two conference reports to the House on healthcare reform signed by all three Senate conferees: one with the original Senate plan and the other with a compromise proposal.

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Shooting in Brandon

 The Brandon Police Department issued the following statement and video. 

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MCPP: The "Woke" Onslaught - How Should Conservatives Respond?

Last week, it emerged that the newly appointed head of America’s NPR (National Public Radio) hates the US Constitution. Speaking in 2021, she described the First Amendment which safeguards free speech as “a challenge.”

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Ten Got Him Ten (in Prison)

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

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We Have Friends Who Limit Sugar In Their Diet

And I love just about all of them, as I do just about everyone. I cook for them too, as evidenced by this tasty dessert, which is actually just mixed and not cooked.



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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Celebrate Health!

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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McHenry Back in Jail

 William McHenry of Madison Timber fame is back in jail after he refused to move after he lost his home. 

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Dear Judges: Do Your %&@$ing Job!

Looking at you, Chief Justice

Barack Patton (allegedly) raped, pillaged, and thugged his way through the Clinton area but has yet to face justice thanks to judges who refuse to do their job. 

 

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Energy, Speed, & Planning Won the Amazon Project

As with most things, increased inflation over the last several years caused electricity rates to rise more sharply than the typical trend all across the U.S., including Mississippi. Over these same last few years, electricity demand has also risen more sharply due to changes in consumer habits and increased use of technology in the economy, namely data.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

When Heroism Was Needed

The Titanic's doom is a story told over and over, imprinted onto our collective memory.  Rarely remembered is Carpathia's near-suicidal dash through an ice field to save over 700 souls. The water that doomed Titanic forged a hero that night as Captain Arthur Rostron performed seamanship that was nothing short of legendary.  Rostron and his crew deserve their own movie.  Maybe we will get one when Hollywood gets tired of making comic book movies.  Until that time comes, enjoy the video posted below that tells the Carpathia's tale.  Enjoy. 

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Band Mom Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

 Donna Floyd pleaded guilty to embezzling from the Brandon High School Band Booster Club yesterday in Rankin County Circuit Court.  

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Robert St. John: Advice to Upcoming Graduates 2024

My advice to upcoming graduates: You are a few years away from beginning your professional life, but you are only weeks away from planning for it. The decision you make about your professional life should be the easiest decision you ever make — your career should be about one thing: passion.

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Jackson to Get New Parking Meters - Again

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: After Wayfair, Collecting Sales Tax Across State Lines Remains Confusing

Back in 2018, the Supreme Court changed the way remote sales tax was assessed and collected, and in doing so, how government revenues will be impacted moving forward. The ruling came in a case styled South Dakota v. Wayfair.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Say Goodbye to Non-Compete Clauses - For Now

 The Federal Trade Commission issued the following statement.  

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Suspect Arrested in Rez Homicide

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Jackson Edition

 It is said no good deed goes unpunished and such is true in Jackson. 

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Lock & Load! Manhunt in Rankin County for Killer

Update: suspect surrendered.   The victim is the brother of the 14 year-old recently killed in Jackson. 

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Child Pornster Gets 50 Years

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

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Feds Create Carjacking Task Force

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Dau Mabil's Brother & Wife Fight Over Autopsy

Dau Mabil's widow and brother are squaring off in Hinds County Chancery Court over who should set the terms for an independent autopsy. 

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They Don't Make Things Like They Used to: Sofa Edition

"They don't make things as good as they used to" is a common complaint handed down from generation to generation.  However, the old adage is actually true when it comes to furniture.  The Wall Street Journal reported recently if you think your new couch is worse than the old one, it's not your imagination.  The sofas are worse than they used to be.  The Journal reported: 

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Do the Crime, Do the Time

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Bubbal Bramlett issued the following statement and mug shot on April 16.   

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

"Burn Tel Aviv to the Ground"

Protestors at Columbia University screamed "Burn Tel Aviv to the ground last night" as they pushed for a new Kristallnacht.

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Bennie Thompson Wants to Strip Trump of All Secret Service Protection

Congressman Bennie Thompson wants to strip former President Donald Trump of all Secret Service protection if he is convicted of a felony.  The Congressman from Bolton issued the following statement Friday: 

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Dying of Amnesia

Sometimes churches become museums. Places where you go to look at pretty things, sort of admire somebody else's work and think isn't it nice, find some comfort there, find some diversion there and the church becomes a museum and stops being seed scatterers," preached the late Dr. Frank Pollard in the 1996 sermon posted below." Churches stop spreading the word and instead fossilize as they forget why they were created.   Enjoy the rest of the sermon.  

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Bill Crawford: Speaker Reveals Good Government Conservatism

Thank you Jason White for the boost to my withering hope that good government conservatives may one day lift Mississippi off the bottom.

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

No Beulah Land for Ex-Mayor

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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D.L. Gardner: Don't!

Israel has been at war since October 7, 2023, when Hamas fighters in Gaza launched a surprise attack that initially massacred around 1,400 Israeli citizens, soldiers and foreign nationals living there or attending the Nova music festival. The attack started the current Israeli-Hamas war with total death counts from both sides ranging from 10,000 to more than 30,000 due to discrepancies from sources on each side.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Flashback Friday

 The recent sale of the Mayflower triggered memories of this post from April 22, 2019.  

 A  Naked Man Event (NME)  took place Saturday night in front of the Mayflower Cafe.  An adult male stood at the corner of Roach Street and Capitol Street, caddy-corner to the Mayflower Cafe at 6:45 PM, and proceeded to take off his clothes.  The street theatre performance continued as he proceeded to channel his inner Cassius Clay and jump rope off and on for the next 20-30 minutes.

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Dau Mabil's Wife: Didn't Know of Hearing, Autopsy OK

 The late Dau Mabil's wife said she she did not receive notice of a hearing concerning her husband's remains that was held in Hinds County Chancery Court yesterday.  

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The Epic of Gilmermesh: Guard Sues Gilmer

A prison guard (allegedly) beaten by Barry Gilmer while he was in jail sued the attorney for damages related to an alleged assault that took place in the Madison County jail.  She suffered a broken collarbone, broken rib, and multiple contusions to her face when Gilmer allegedly attacked her as she served him his breakfast in the medical unit.  

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Ah, Tuscany!

Let's go ahead and get this out of the way. It ain't Isola, but Tuscany does have its charm. In his online gathering of information and trivial fact, Mr. Wikipedia tells us the region of central Italy, is known for scenic landscapes, rich history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. Oh, and just like my granny's kitchen, it is known for excellent cuisine. 


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Thursday, April 18, 2024

MSMS Gets New Leadership

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Autopsy Ordered on Dau Mabil

Lawrence County Sheriff says no foul play.  

A Hinds County Chancellor ordered the state crime lab to conduct an autopsy on the body of a man found floating in the Pearl River recently.  The identity of the deceased is the missing Dau Mabil. 

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MCPP: Is There Still a Chance for School Funding Reform?

Every year, Mississippi lawmakers debate the amount to spend on education. As important, perhaps, is the question of how to spend the money.

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Dau Mabil's Brother Seeks TRO Over Remains

Update: The Chancellor ordered an autopsy of the body. More to follow. 


 If you are reading this, it means I am sitting in chancery court watching an emergency hearing on the Dau Mabil case.  

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Barber & Cosmetology Boards to Merge

The Mississippi Board of Cosmetology issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

End of an Era

 It will soon be a new day at the Mayflower Cafe. 

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Sentenced Reduced for David Lane

 The infamous David Luke Lane caught a break in federal court after U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate reduced his prison sentence.  Judge Wingate's April 16 order states: 

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MHP Wants You!

 Do you have what it takes to be a Trooper at the Mississippi Highway Patrol? Watch this video to see if you do? If so, email MHP at horndog@mhp.ms.gov for an application.  

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Robert St John: If Music be Love of Food, Play on

Music has been a constant companion throughout my life. It has accompanied me in times of joy and sorrow and never let me down.

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Sid Salter: In Medicaid Debate, Look at Rapidly Increasing Rural Mortality Rates

As Mississippi legislators head to conference on the state’s first sincere consideration of some form of Medicaid expansion, we’ve heard alarms sounded by the right and the left on why the state alternately should or should not expand Medicaid coverage for the state’s working poor.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

A True Tale of Evil

It was a true tale of evil that was told in a Rankin County courtroom this morning as Rankin County Court Judge David Morrow held a preliminary hearing for Carly Gregg.  The 14 year-old Gregg stands accused of murdering her mother and shooting her stepfather at their home on March 19.  

Posing for the camera?

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Appeal!

Head Goon Brett McAlpin filed a notice of appeal with in U.S. District Court yesterday.  

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Fortification Street Closed

 JXN Water issued the following statement. 

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Mayor: JXN Water Lying Then or Lying Now

 The war of words between Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba escalated yet again today at the Mayor's weekly press conference.  

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Woman Busted for Unemployment Fraud

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Sex, Lies, & Videotape: Ivana Claims Another Scalp

The Ivana Williams scandal claimed yet another um, scalp. The Mississippi Highway Patrol fired Master Sergeant Jeremy Lott after discovering the two troopers exchanged nude photos. MHP terminated Williams in February for sending nude photos of herself to other troopers as well as committing other infractions.  A synopsis of her case is published at the end of this post.  

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Amazon: "We Were Lucky to Find Mississippi"

The Amazon data center project may prove to be a bigger boon to Mississippi than first reported.  An Amazon official told a Millsaps College audience last week the company will hire more than 1,000 people and will invest "tens of billions of dollars" in the project.  

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Deal of the Day

Looking for a deal on a "starter rifle" for the kids? Palmetto State Armory knocked down the price of several models of the Ruger 10/22 rifle as it placed them on clearance.  

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How to Prepare for a Thief

Eat, drink, and make merry.  Such is the way of our world as it worships the hedonistic lifestyle.  We will live forever after all, right?  The late Dr. Frank Pollard said we will indeed live forever but a judgment will determine what that forever will be.   Enjoy the 1996 sermon posted below as he discusses "soul insurance."  

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Bill Crawford: Senate Votes for Dog to Catch Runaway Car

The dog is awfully close to catching the runaway car – the dog being the Legislature and the car being PERS.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

William Shatner appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last night.  Needless to say, Captain Kirk stole the show even though he is the oldest person to ever appear on the program.  See for yourself.  Enjoy. 

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Here We Go Again

 More drama at the Hotel O, brought to you by Noah Muthana and Ibrahim Khoder. 

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D.L. Gardner: How Much Longer?

At the risk of sounding a bit too simplistic, the most popular candidate in the 2024 presidential election will win. Those who’ve listened to some of the talking heads know seven swing states will likely decide which candidate wins the Electoral College. The seven swing states are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and North Carolina.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Sex, Lies, & Videotape: Ivana Williams Scandal Spreads

Fallout from the Ivana Williams scandal continues to spread at the Mississippi Highway Patrol. MHP fired Master Sergeant Julius Hutson on April 2 after it discovered he asked Williams to send him nude photographs of her to his phone even though he was her superior.  Williams sent him several nude photos.  MHP terminated Williams in February when it discovered she sent nude pictures of herself to several troopers.  

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Flashback Friday: When Haley Tried to Fix PERS

Years of kicking the can down the road has caused a mess over at PERS.  The Board of Trustees voted to increase employer contribution rates 5%. The legislature throws tantrums without offering solutions.  Governor Haley Barbour created a study commission in 2011.  The Commission issued a report and several recommendations on reforming PERS.  Many of the capitol clowns were not in office when the report was issued so JJ's December 15, 2011 story and the Commission's report are posted below. 

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DPS Gets a New Watchdog

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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MHSAA: Be Good, but not too Good.

 It appears MHSAA does not want Mississippi athletes competing at the national level.  Check out Rule 7.22 in the 2023-2024 handbook. 

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Shrimp And Grits

I do not claim to know the origins of the dish most of us call Shrimp and Grits. Some say it came from the coastal areas of Louisiana and others say the Tide Water or Low Country region of the Carolinas. Does it matter? All I know is the dish is mighty fine eating and I have a pretty good way of making it.


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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Who is the Real Hotel O Owner?

 JPD arrested Ibrahim Khoder this week and charged him with committing perjury in the Hotel O case.  

Hotel O. More pictures posted below. 

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MCPP: Falling Behind on School Choice

 Mississippi is now entirely surrounded by states that have either passed, or are in the process of passing, laws that will give every family school choice.  A proposal to do something similar in our state never even made it to a full vote in the legislature.

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Throwback Thursday

 Let's step back into the 1980's.  The scene: everyone's favorite restaurant.  Notice anything different? 

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Tips for Filing Insurance Claims after Storms

Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Former JPD Cop Charged in Parkway Murder

Murder suspect Marcus Johnson was arrested in Louisiana yesterday.  JPD issued the following statement Tuesday: 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

JXN Water Responds to Mayor

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba claimed last week Jackson would have to raise garbage collection fees because JXN Water is doing a poor job of collecting payments.  Well, JXN Water said not so fast, my friend, and issued the following statement: 

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Fitch Addresses Goon Squad Sentencing

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Goon Squad Sentenced

The Goons were sentenced this morning in Rankin County Circuit Court.  The proceedings are posted below, courtesy of WAPT. 

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Robert St. John: Pizza Ground Zero

BARBERINO-TAVARNELLE, TUSCANY— Naples is the birthplace of pizza. It’s an ancient and historic seaside city that can be a little scary at times these days, but it is Ground Zero for the savory pie the world has come to love. The Neapolitan version has been around Southwestern Italy for more than 500 years. Pizza eventually travelled across the Atlantic and through Ellis Island in the late 1800s. The first restaurant to sell pizza in America was Lombardi’s in New York.

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PERS Bill: Dead Once, Dead Twice?

It is a truism in the Mississippi Legislature that a bill can die three deaths before it is truly dead.  Such applies to the PERS "reform bill" the Senate killed last week. 

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Sid Salter: State's Prison System History Begs to Break Recidivism Cycle

After more than 40 years of reporting and writing about crime and punishment in Mississippi, I’ve seen the pendulum swing from “get tough” to “out of sight, out of mind” to “who’s making money off the system now?”

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

MAEP Food Fight!

 The House & Senate are squaring off over the MAEP formula.  

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Oops!

 Can you spot the mistake in this Clarion-Ledger story about the airport takeover that was published last week? 

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Wanted: Pearl Thief

 The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement and pictures. 

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WSJ: Gen Z Works With Its Hands

 Generation Z is saying to hell with four-year degrees and student loans as its members instead "pick up the tool belt."   The Wall Street Journal reported April 2: 

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Rockin' the Eclipse

 Well, we kind of missed the eclipse yesterday thanks to some clouds that refused to cooperate with our plans.   Enjoy the heavenly event in all its glory in the videos posted below.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

State Takes Its Turn With Goons Wednesday

Wednesday will be yet another nail in the coffin for the Goon Squad as  Circuit Judge Steve Ratcliff sentences them after they pleaded guilty to various state charges in August.  U.S. District Judge Tom Lee sentenced them last month for their federal charges in the torture of Michael Jenkins, Eddie Parker, and Alan Schmidt.   The state charges and sentence recommendations are posted below. 

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Going, Going......

 Yet another business is leaving Jackson.  

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JXN Water Wants You!

 JXN Water issued the following press release. 

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Shad Busts Another One

 State Bean-Counter Shad White issued the following statement. 

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"I Have Never Felt so Disrespected"

Coach Prime is having some problems with his players.  Start at 3:24 in the video.  

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Now Playing: Gone With the Wind

One of the best movies ever made returns to the big screen this week in the  Jackson area even if you don't give a damn.  Showtimes are posted below. 

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Playing Parts


The late Dr. Frank Pollard compared his role as Sheriff in his high school play to many so-called Christians.  He got all the good lines and got the bad guys although he didn't get the girl.  However, it was just a part.  If something bad happened, he admitted he wouldn't know what to do as he was just playing a part.  So, he said, are many people who claim to be Christians yet have no faith.   He wove the high school memory into a lovely sermon on Paul's visit to Ephesus as he preached from Acts 19.    Enjoy the 1996 sermons posted below. 

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Bill Crawford: Will Signature Achievements Occur During Legislative Session?

Will there be signature achievements by the 2024 Legislature or just signature flops?

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Denied!

 The family of Tupelo High school track star Andrew Brown issued the following statement. 

 

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About That Eclipse....

 All this has happened before and it will all happen again. 

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Fifth Circuit Rules Against JMAA In Airport Takeover Fight.... Again

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and city of Jackson struck out yet again at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals when the Court dismissed an appeal of a discovery order as "moot" since the JMAA Commissioners who are the plaintiffs in the case are no longer Commissioners.  Does no Commissioner mean no plaintiff? 

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D.L. Gardner: Only by God's Grace

After weeks upon weeks and months upon months of disturbing news both here and abroad, Easter weekend and Resurrection Sunday in particular dawned with much needed hope for peace and resolutions of conflicts and divisions. We no longer live in an America where people are comfortable living and letting others live as they see fit within the confines of common sense. Most of us want to fix what’s wrong with everybody else.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Remembering Kurt

 It's been thirty years since Kurt left us today.   Here is a little something to remember him by. 

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Stay Tuned

The next 24 hours are going to be maddening for Andrew Brown as the Mississippi High School Activities Association decides whether to reinstate the freshman track phenom for the 2024 outdoor track season . 

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WLBT Takes Apart Lyin' Lumumba

There is a reason Jackson's Mayor is called "Lyin' Lumumba."  The Mayor's latest fairy tale involves Jackson's water system.  Anthony Warren at WLBT reported: 

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When Life Gives You Lemons

Without going too deep in philosophy, let me say life has given us many lemons.



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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Feds to Help Jackson w/Next of Kin Notifications

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Plastic Surgery Family Fun Day Set for Saturday at Lefleur's Bluff

 Annie Oeth authored the following press release for Children's of Mississippi Hospital. 

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MHSAA Throws out JJ

 Well, that was fun.   MHSAA threw yours truly out of its building today when I tried to cover a hearing in the Andrew Brown suspension today.

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Rukia & ACLU Move to Take Over Water System

The Sisters of the Order of Rukia are going to get a seat at the table in the Jackson water case.  U.S. District  Judge Henry Wingate approved the Poor People's Campaign and People's Assembly motion to intervene in the Jackson water case.  They filed a complaint asking the Court to give them oversight of the water system through a "community water board."  

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MCPP: How Do We Drain the Swamp?

America is now six months away from a Presidential election.  If current polls are correct and Donald Trump comes out ahead in the key battleground states, we could soon see a conservative in the White House, and a conservative-controlled Senate and House.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Tips for Watching Eclipse

 Gary Pettus authored the following press release for UMC. 

As the Solar Eclipse of 2024 looms, be warned that the face of the sun may not be the only thing that will fade.

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Tantrum Time? Jackson Water District Bill Killed

Jackson's water/sewer system will remain on the Lumumba plantation for yet another year after the House killed SB #2628 yesterday.   The bill  would create a new public utility district that would in turn purchase Jackson's water/sewer system from the city. 

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Robert St. John: Eat Local!

BARBERINO-TAVARNELLE, ITALY— As a kid almost every restaurant in my hometown was independently owned and local. Granted, there weren't too many full-service restaurants in my hometown back then, but it’s all we knew. It wasn't until the 1990s that we began to see the influx of chain restaurants as the city expanded westward. We are inundated with chains these days.

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Killer of Door Dash Driver Gets 23 Years

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Historian Dan Jordan Left Nationally Renown Legacy at Monticello

Daniel Porter Jordan Jr.’s passing was noted in many of the nation’s leading newspapers, including The Washington Post. Jordan, one of America’s most distinguished and respected historians, died March 21 of a heart attack was 85.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Senate Kills PERS Bill (Updated)

Lieutenant Governor Responds 

Speaker of the House Jason White issued the following statement. 

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Preach, Bill, Preach

 Bill Maher had a little bit of reckoning for the Covidiots on his show Friday night.  Of course, by Covidiots, we mean the so-called Covidexperts who got so much wrong or as he called it, those who are "Stuck on Stupid."  Enjoy the skewering. 

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FAFO: Brandon Edition

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

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Juvie Gets 15 Years in Drunk Driving Death

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

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Bigger Pie Forum: What we Learned at PERS Board Hearing

Last week, the Senate Government Structure committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1590 which aligns Mississippi’s retirement board structure with national models and prevents the rate hike approved by the current board to increase by hundreds of millions of dollars what taxpayers contribute to the plan known as PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System).

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Monday, April 1, 2024

The Paw Patrol is Coming to the Fairgrounds

 The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce issued the following statement. 

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Madison County Catches a Break in Scam

 Madison County caught a break.  Sheriff Randy Tucker said the county will recover at least $2.2 million of the $2.7 it lost to a bogus vendor recently.  The Sheriff announced the news at the regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Supervisors this morning.  

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MHSAA Bans Track Star for Being a Track Star

Andrew Brown may be one of the leading track stars in Mississippi but the MHSAA banned him from participating in the 2024 track & field season. His crime?  Brown dared to compete in the New Balance National Indoor Track & Field Championships in March, a non-MHSAA event. The Monolith was not pleased.  

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Patterns are Patterns

Patterns are patterns and the owner of the Briarwood 1 Building definitely has a pattern.  Check out what Mike Kohan pulled recently.  WLUC (Michigan) reported: 

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Shootout in Florence

 The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement. 

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When Pain Must Come First

It's Easter Sunday, the holiest day in Christianity.  It's a day of happiness, dressing up - sometimes once a year - for church,  and enjoying family dinners.  Good times.   Often forgotten is Crucifixion Friday or rather, the pain of Crucifixion Friday.  Standing at the pulpit in 1987, the late Dr. Frank Pollard preached they are two sides of the same coin, one side can't exist without the other although many want to skip over the pain to get to the pleasure.  Enjoy your Easter Sunday and the sermon posted below.  

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Bill Crawford: Legislature, not Local Governments, Should Fund $26B PERS Gap

The Legislature was going to make a serious effort to fix PERS this year. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann called it “the major issue” for this session. House Speaker Jason White said, “we want to fix this long term.”

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

About that Medicaid Expansion

 It appears some form of Medicaid expansion will pass the legislature only to meet the Governor's veto pen.  Just one question.  During all of the horse-trading, how come no abolishment of the certificate of need was placed on the table?  Are the so-called conservatives in the legislature in that much of a hurry to expand Medicaid?  Just curious.  

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iPhone Killer Gets Life

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Jackson Casino Bill Dies

 Well that was interesting.  A bill that would help place a casino in Jackson died just as suddenly as it appeared in the Mississippi House of Representatives last week.  Text & history of bill.

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D.L. Gardner: What a Week

In his gospel account, Luke records Jesus riding on a donkey into Jerusalem on Sunday of Passion Week.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Friday Night Flick

 Looking for a new Mafia movie?  Check out Hoodlum.  This little gem popped up for free recently on Youtube.  It's not The Godfather but it rates a solid "B" as it tells the story of the war between Dutch Schultz and Bumpy Johnson in 1930's Harlem.  

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PERS Problems: When Five Turns into Ten

 Lost in the discussion at the Capitol about PERS is this little nugget in the 2023 actuarial report: 

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Idiot of the Day

 Sometimes a gangster really is a gangster.  Exhibit A in the Daily Mail (UK): 

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MCPP: Beware of Politicians Who Want to Ban Things

What would you most like to see Mississippi’s elected lawmakers do during the current legislative session?

Credit: Charlotte Gazette

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Farewell to Foley

 Actor Lou Gossett, Jr. passed away today.  Rest in peace, Sergeant Foley. 

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Let Them Eat Cake....

I apologize to Marie for stealing the words she may or may not have uttered, but sometimes you simply must have a piece of cake. I guess must have pound cake would be more accurate.


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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Let the Propaganda Begin

 The Order of the Sisters of Rukia is at it again......

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Bond, No Bond in Murder of 14 Year Old

Update: JPD arrested and charged Siyaski Crawford with murder as well.  Crawford is 15 years-old. 

The accused killer of a 14 year-old Northwest Rankin Middle School student was denied bond yesterday in Jackson Municipal Court.  However, his alleged accomplice received bond although it was set at a mere $1.5 million.

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Conviction in Shaken Baby Case

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

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Oops!

Can you spot today's error in the Clarion-Ledger

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Lord of the Flies: Rankin County Edition

The Jackson Police Department issued the following press release and mug shots. 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

2023 PERS: Scoring Touchdowns but Still Losing

 PERS just can't seem to catch a break.  The PERS team scored several touchdowns in 2023 but fell behind on the scoreboard yet again as its funding level fell to a new low even though it enjoyed decent returns in the markets.  

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Birmingham-Southern College Closing

 Birmingham-Southern College will close when the current semester ends in May.  Reverend Keith Thompson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the college, announced yesterday: 

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Robert St. John: Birthplace

PETROGNANO, ITALY— It’s true that there’s no place like home, and I deeply and dearly love my hometown of Hattiesburg and my home state of Mississippi. I could live other places, but I never will. My roots are in South Mississippi. I am a seventh generation citizen of the Pine Belt and I am Mississippi to the core. Texans are known for being proud of their home state. For me, I have Texas pride— times ten— for Mississippi.



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Black Rock Blackened

Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Tom Lee Right Jurist for the Job

Mississippians watched along with the rest of the nation to see whether justice would prevail in the so-called “Goon Squad” cases in which six white former Rankin County law enforcement officers pleaded guilty to torturing and terrorizing two Black men for hours after breaking into a home without a warrant.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Kosciusko Man Charged in Jan. 6 Incident

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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How High Will Car Costs Go?

 The Mississippi Energy Institute sponsored and authored this post. 

Have you considered an electric vehicle for your next car, or maybe in the future? Maybe you own one of the 1.2 million EVs that was purchased in 2023, or about 7.6% of new car sales nationally, but chances are, you're among the vast majority of people who continue to prefer a gasoline-powered car or truck.

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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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