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?

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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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And Then There Were None

 The city of Jackson will soon have no engineers in its employ.  City Engineer Robert Lee (no relation) is moving on to bigger and better things as he tendered his resignation.  

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Sex, Lies, & Videotape: Federal Edition

 Ivana Williams is becoming quite familiar with the various court systems in Mississippi.  A Jane Doe sued former MHP troopers Williams and Brad McClendon in U.S. District Court yesterday.  

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14 Got Him 20

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

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Destroyed

 The container ship, Dali,  destroyed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore last night. 


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Monday, March 25, 2024

Road Rage in Madison

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Madison County Scammed Out of $2.7 Million (Updated)

Madison County was scammed out of $2.7 million recently.  Madison County Board of Supervisors President Gerald Steen announced the fraud after an emergency meeting of the Board was held in executive session this morning.  

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Opening Soon

 Gabriel Prado took that eyesore of a gas station on Briarwood Drive by the frontage road and is turning it into something a little bit more nice.   Don Gabriel will open in the next few weeks.  

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Mardis Finally Goes to Prison

 MDOC finally picked up its boy out of the Rankin County jail.  

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Walking Instead of Running

"Life is won or lost at a walk," said the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  However, walking is boring. Walking takes time.  However, walking builds foundations.  Walking is what makes the heavenly moments possible.  Dr. Pollard said this and more as he preached from Isaiah 40:28-31 (posted below) in the 1996 sermon posted below.  

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Bill Crawford: Pray for Legislative Works not to be Indifferent

During the season of Easter, Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. What better time to reflect upon His key teachings – love God and love each other. Jesus told us that includes enemies, strangers, children, the sick, the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Goon Squad Lagniappe

 Many readers are keeping up with JJ's Goon Squad coverage.  Posted below is the Justice Department's sentencing memorandum for Christian Dedmon.  It was not yet public when he was sentenced Wednesday.  

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Tune in Tomorrow or Next Month or Next Year

 The Ballad of Rudy Warnock continues in federal court.   Former Canton Municipal Utilities engineer Rudy Warnock asked U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate to postpone his April 1 bribery trial.  

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D.L. Gardner: Who is in Charge or Accountable?

Americans have almost always defied definitions. From the beginning, others have struggled to separate patriots from loyalists. Today even MAGA means something sinister to those who used to wear “Make America Great Again” campaign buttons for Bill Clinton for president.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Brett McAlpin: Creator of "Monsters"

Yesterday was a day for justice as U.S. District Judge Tom Lee sentenced Brett McAlpin to serve 327 months in prison for his role in the torture and framing of two black men in Braxton last year.  McAlpin is the former Chief of Investigations for the Rankin County Sheriff's Office.

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Green or Black?

The only chance to survive is to choose a side.  Remaining neutral means death.  Are you Green or Black? 

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MCPP: DEI: When Will Mississippi's Leaders Lead?

 Many organizations these days say they want to promote diversity, equity and inclusion – often abbreviated to DEI.  What this means is instead of judging each of us as being an individual, we get categorized by our race, national origin or gender.  

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Beach Food Leftovers AKA Shrimp Freddy

 We try to go to the beach several times a year. We're not always successful making it down there but we consider it a noble cause worthy of daydreams. One of the reasons we want to be there because a condo on the beach is a wonderful place to enjoy a plate of Shrimp Freddy.


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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Goons Sentenced

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Rankin Sheriff Comments on Goon Squad Sentences

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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27.25 Years for McAlpin

 U.S. District Judge Tom Lee just sentenced Brett McAlpin to serve 327 months in prison for his role in the torturing of Michael Jenkins and Eddie Parker on January 24, 2023 in Braxton.   McAlpin was Chief of Investigations at the Rankin County Sheriff's Office.  More information to follow.  327 months translates to 27 years and 3 months.  

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Fox Fires Back

 Anthony Fox is going from defense to offense after getting out of prison.  The Clinton police officer sued the State of Missisisppi in Hinds County Circuit Court Tuesday.  

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14 Year-Old Charged in Mother's Death

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following information on murder suspect 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Biblical Justice for Dedmon: 40 Years (Updated)

 Dedmon.  It is a name that will forever symbolize the terror of modern-day racism in Mississippi.  Murder for fun, torture, sadism, and sexual abuse, all acts committed by Deryl Dedmon or his cousin, former Goon Squad member Christian Lee Dedmon.  


Chalk, Dedmon, Cory, Parker
Artist: Bill Wilson for JJ & WLBT

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Truth or Fiction? We Report, You Decide

 How prophetic this old Ted DiBiase turned out to be.

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Legislator Fires Back at PERS Board

 State Representative Henry Zuber (R-Margaritaville) issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Oh Jesse, Where art Thou? A True Tight Spot

VALENCIA, SPAIN— It was a tight spot. Not in the figurative sense in which one is faced with a challenging situation that needs immediate attention. Though this was a very challenging situation that needed immediate action, but it was also a literal tight spot.

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Trash Talk: Mayor Wins, Mayor Loses

 The Jackson City Council approved a six-year garbage contract with Richard's Disposal.  However, the contract does not include the mandatory use of his precious 96-gallon garbage carts.  WLBT reported: 

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Sid Salter: Why is Mississippi Still Debating Anti-Bad Conduct Police Officer Legislation?

The Mississippi Legislature is purposefully and earnestly moving legislation through the Capitol that would make it easier to prosecute law enforcement officer misconduct. This effort is long overdue and represents unfinished business in our state.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Goon #2 Sentenced (Updated)

 U.S. District Judge Thomas Lee sentenced Jeffrey Middleton to serve 210 months in federal prison in the Goon Squad case today.  

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14 Year-Old Girl Kills Mother, Wounds Step-Father

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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S&P Revises Mississippi Outlook to Negative

Bond ratings unaffected. 

S&P Global Ratings issued the following press release on  March 1.

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Goon #1 Sentenced

Dedmon sexually assaults suspect 

The first Goon is sentenced and packed off to prison.  U.S. District Judge Tom Lee sentenced former Rankin County deputy Hunter Elward to serve 241 months in prison today in a packed courtroom as Rankin took its place next to Neshoba in Mississippi's sordid civil rights history.  

Elward, Holliman, Shabazz, Mrs. Jenkins

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Jury? What Jury? Wooten Throws Out Guilty Verdict

 It's a pitiful state of affairs when cops are locked up and killers are set free but such has been taking place in the courtroom of Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten.  A jury convicted T'Quaris Jones of murder recently but remains free after Judge Wooten threw out the verdict.  

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Goons Start Facing the Music Today

 The Goon Squad sentencing starts today in U.S. District Court before U.S. District Judge Tom Lee. 

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Monday, March 18, 2024

EPA Bayonets the Jackson Wounded

The old adage about auditors bayoneting the wounding remains true at JXN Water.  WLBT reported: 

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Detainee Dead

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones issued the following statement. 

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PERS Bill Tries to Change Board, Rescind Employer Rate Hike

 The Board of Trustees for the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

Straight from the Hood

 Our Yankee blogger, Peter Santenello, wrapped up his fact-finding tour of the Mississippi Delta and moved on to where else but...... Jackson.  Thankfully, he didn't try to do a shock video but engaged a Jacksonian, Dr. Tommie Mabry, who provided some thoughtful commentary as they toured the Bold New City.  Check it out.  

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Whither Should the Zode Dither??

"Did I ever tell you about the young Zode who came to two signs at the fork in the road?"  As the story goes, the Zode dithered and dithered until he withered.  Using the Dr. Seuss classic, the late Dr. Frank Pollard discussed how dithering and dithering will cause one to wither spiritually in the 1996 sermon posted below.  Indecision itself becomes decision.  Playing it safe is rarely safe.  It's one of Dr. Pollard's better sermons, and yes, he recited the entire story as Dr. Suess story time met The Baptist Hour.  Enjoy.   

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Bill Crawford: One Small Surprise & One Dead Surprise Last Week

No surprises in the March 12th congressional and presidential primaries. Well, maybe a small one.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Saturday Night Cinema

 Star Wars generated a herd of copycats such as Moonraker, Spaceballs, and..... Starcrash.  How bad was Starcrash?  It was too bad for even Joe Bob Briggs.  How bad is it? Let's just say Christopher Plummer should have never complained about being in The Sound of Music after taking part in this movie.   Fellow headliners David Hasselhoff and Caroline Munro headline the all-whatever cast.  Enjoy.

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Henifin Issues Clarification

 JXN Water Manager Theodore Henifin issued the following statement. 

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D.L. Gardner: Bless His Heart

Let’s start this week’s column with a couple of brief reviews of President Biden’s SOTU Address. One New York Times’ headline began, “In-Your-Face Biden Takes on Trump and His Own Doubters.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

"Shut Up and Listen to Me!"

 Video of traffic stop and arrest posted below.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper got his job back after he was fired for cursing and tasing a motorist who refused to comply during a traffic stop. 

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Sign of the Times?

 Wonderful.  Just wonderful.  This little bit of urban street language is hanging by the side of Jacksonian Plaza.  

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Senate OK's Bill to Buyout Jackson's Water/Sewer System

Text & history of SB #2628.  

The Mississippi State Senate passed SB #2628 Tuesday. The bill creates a new public utility district that will in turn purchase Jackson's water/sewer system from the city.   Although detractors claim otherwise, the bill is not a takeover but a buyout.  Jackson's water/sewer receiver, Ted Henifin, supports the bill.

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Old Friends and Catfish Stew

Back in the 1970s, we lived in Cleveland, MS, where I worked for Baxter Healthcare. During our time in Cleveland, we became friends with a "good old Cleveland boy" and his family. He was a faithful husband, father, welder, frog grabber, fisherman, feral pig and deer hunter, and stew maker, although maybe not in that exact order.


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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Live from the Box....

 The Savannah Bananas are taking on the Party Animals down in Baton Rouge.  If you've never seen them before, check out the live-stream below. Jake, get them to Pearl next year. 

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Idiot of the Day

Sometimes looks are inversely proportional to intelligence.  Exhibit A. 

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Madison County Man Charged with Child Exploitation

 Ridgeland Police charged Mark Wayne Williams with exploitation of children on March 9.  

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Shad Racks Up Another Embezzlement Conviction

 State Auditor Shadrack White issued the following statement. 

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Deal of the Day

Do you want to keep your shoes in great shape? Get some cedar shoe trees if you have not done so already. They help the shoe or boot keep its shape but also absorb the moisture left by your nasty feet.  However, shoe trees run around $30 a pop so the cost can add up pretty quickly if you're trying to keep your investment from turning into an expense.  Fortunately, Woodlore has a nice 2 for 1 sale going for a few days right now.  Check it out..  The sale ends Monday.  You're welcome.  

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Piss Christian? (Updated)

Green pleads guilty to civil rights violation.  

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Mayor Recommends Garbage Contract

You WILL  get a 96-gallon garbage cart!!! 

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Ag Commish Says Bills Will Cripple Fairgrounds

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

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Robert St. John: Spanish Breakdown

MADRID— The motto of the Boy Scouts of America is to be prepared. That’s all well and good, except I got kicked out of scouting as a Webelo (the stage between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts). I was never awarded a preparedness merit badge, and don’t even know if there is such a thing. Though I feel as if I have armored up for all potential setbacks while hosting over 40 groups of more than 1,200 people, through lots of European countries over a six-year period. In all those travels, I have never had a transportation problem.

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Prison for Thee but not for Me

 It appears our favorite drug dealer, John Dowdy, III, is getting some special treatment at MDOC.  While other drug dealers get to enjoy the luxuries of prison life at MDOC, Third gets to hang out at a local county jail.  

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Sid Salter: In an Election Year, are Medicaid Work Requirements a Possible Biden Compromise?

The current effort to make a partial expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in Mississippi appears to have hit a legislative logjam in the State Senate over the issue of work requirements.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Madison Police Gets 'Em!

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

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Credit Card Thieves Sentenced

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

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Dak Sues Woman in Alleged $100 Million Extortion Plot (UPDATED!)

Copy of lawsuit posted below.  Only available online at JJ. 

Former Mississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott accused a woman of trying to extort him for $100 million in a lawsuit filed in Collin County, Texas yesterday.  NBCDFW reported: 

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Space Shot of the Day

 A Mendenhall resident managed to videotape the SpaceX flight as it flew over Mississippi.  A sonic boom followed.  

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MCPP: How Lawmakers Can Improve Healthcare

 Did you know that Mississippi spends a higher share of our overall wealth on healthcare than almost any other state in America?  Yet despite this, we still have some of the worst health outcomes in the country.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

26 Months for Fraudster

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Madison County Man Indicted for Arson-Insurance Fraud

 A Madison County grand jury indicted Charlie Bennett for arson and insurance fraud in December.  A video allegedly shows a man wearing a Bennett Landscaping" shirt pouring what appears to be fuel all over the interior of an excavator before he allegedly set it on fire.  The video is posted below.

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State of Education in Mississippi: Suits Get Mo' Money

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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No Comment!

 Well, well, well, check out what our favorite ex-trooper posted on social media. Obviously it's a joke.  Right?

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Re-Elect Roger Wicker

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Baptism is a Funeral

Black were the skies, black were the seas, and black was their fate as their ship was battered and broken.   There was no GPS.  Quadrants and sextants were centuries away.   All was lost or so it seemed when one lowly man, driven by faith, stepped forward.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard tells the rest of the story in the 1996 sermon posted below.  

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Bill Crawford: Holloway Memoir Illustrates Importance of Entrepreneurs

The memoir of hall of fame entrepreneur J.L. Holloway illustrates the important role local entrepreneurs have played in job creation across Mississippi.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Oops!

 Let's play spot the error in today's Wall Street Journal.  Answers will be withheld for awhile. 

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D.L. Gardner: Within the Context of God's Love & Plan

From his creation, Satan’s reason for being has been to deceive and to divide. We don’t know much about Satan or angels who follow him. For that matter we know so very little about God our Creator, Lord of all and God of all. Nevertheless, God Himself has revealed everything we need to know about Him. In a nutshell, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” Romans 1:18-19.

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Friday, March 8, 2024

Sex, Lies, & Videotape: Ivana Claims Victimhood

After getting her nose bloodied a little in court, Ivana Williams broke out the brass knuckles and started swinging last week.  A former female friend accused Williams of sexually assaulting her at her Brandon home last year in a lawsuit.  However, Williams charged in her response that the alleged victim was the aggressor and if anything, Williams is the victim. 

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Get Ready to Taste A Taste of Mississippi

 A Taste of Mississippi is just around the corner.  

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Child Molester Gets 20 Years

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

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Ever Wonder Who Taught John How To Hop?

I have no idea who taught John how to hop. I'm not even sure who John Is, but I love the recipe named after the Hopping Dude named John that makes a tasty black eye pea and rice dish. If you ever had a bowl of Hopping John and liked it, you would likely love this hearty soup. 


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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Sardines Stolen

 Sardines were stolen from a Jackson grocery but the police got their man, er, make that men.  Apologies for any improper language. Yes, there was a sardine-stealing ring waaaaaay back in 1954 Jackson but don't worry, the cops were on top of things back then. 

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Like Son, Like Father

 Pearl Police arrested Christopher Dedmon and charged him with motor vehicle theft. 

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Justice Delayed for Banks

Aaron Banks' reckoning with justice for his DUI arrest last month is postponed for another day.  WLBT reported: 

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Racism Rewarded

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Hinds County Public Information Officer Othor Cain to the Board of Trustees for the Jackson/Hinds Library System. 

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Health Department Fines Rapid Analytics $1 Million

 The Mississippi State Department of Health fined cannabis testing company Rapid Analytics, LLC $1 million for 200 violations of various cannabis regulations. 

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Monte Reeves Trial Set for November

Hinds County Circuit Judge Debra Gibbs finally set a trial date for Monte Reeves on his aggravated assault indictment.  Reeves is the husband of perennial Jackson Mayoral candidate Charlotte Reeves.  

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Funny of the Day

Surge v. dynamic.  Which is it? We report, you decide.

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Fire! Fire! Fire!

 Just another day at the Canton Mart Road overpass.  

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Robert St. John: Burgers I Have Known

There are long stretches in my life when I dedicated all my culinary focus, research, development, and meals to fine dining restaurants and fine dining principles. The first restaurant I opened in 1987 was a white-tablecloth concept, The Purple Parrot CafĂ©. 

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Copper Thieves Caught

 The Byram Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Helping Working Poor Get Healthcare is Economic Development in Action

 In recent decades, Mississippi has defied the odds in economic development. Landing first Nissan and then Toyota automobile manufacturing plants, Steel Dynamics and Aluminum Dynamics flat-roll operations, and recently Amazon Web Services in Madison County and EVE Energy battery plant in Marshall County, Mississippi is, as Gov. Tate Reeves often repeats, is “open for business.”

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Sex, Lies, & Videotape: Ivana Strikes Back

Appeal: Booze & Broads at the Mississippi Highway Patrol

Ivana Williams is not going to leave the Mississippi Highway Patrol without a fight. Although the Mississippi Highway Patrol terminated the wayward trooper a few weeks ago, she fired right back with an appeal that dished the dirt as she claimed she is the victim of MHPS's good ole boy sexist culture. 

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The Hat Gets His Horse!

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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It's Lucedale, Mississippi Day

 Once upon a time, Lucedale actually hit the big time.....

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Dummies of the Day

Oh boy, yet another YouTuber decides to pick on Jackson.  You know the drill.  They come into town, pick on a few people, then express shock, shock mind you, at what they see.   Feel free to pick this one apart.  There are some rather obvious mistakes.  

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Med Students Deliver Free Screenings

 Gary Pettus authored the following press release for UMC. 

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Biker Wrecks During Chase

 The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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"Mississippi is the Place Where Things Happen"

Mississippi has its fair share of detractors and at times it seems the media is always looking for a new negative story about Mississippi.  Thus, it was rather refreshing last week to hear developer Gabriel Prado praise the Magnolia State at the ground-breaking ceremony for his Topgolf project.  JJ could give you the cliffnotes but then that would spoil the fun of watching the short video posted below.  Enjoy.

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Trash Talk: Mayor Picks Richard's Disposal

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced his recommendation that the City Council award the new garbage contract to Richard's Disposal at a press conference today.

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UMC Nursing School Gets New Dean

 The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following statement. 

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Out of the Shadows & Bound for Brandon

 Christian music star Lauren Daigle is coming to Brandon this summer.  

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

"Goons & Coons"

"Goons & coons!" Such was repeatedly said by Hinds County Public Information Officer Othor Cain as he attacked critics of Hinds County government during a Facebook live session last week. 

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The Goblin King Returns

 If you want to see the Goblin King or return to the Eternal Bog of Stench, you are in luck.  Check out what returns to the big screen this week. 

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 Well, if you are flying out today, take your own water bottle if you want to drink something at the airport.  The water fountains are turned off, the filtered water is turned off, and the vendors are sold out of bottled water.  Don't worry, the water is working in the bathrooms.  Got the tip from a good friend who is waiting for her flight right now.  Nice.  

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"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

Is your life moving towards the joy of a beginning or the tragedy of an ending?  What does it mean to search for heaven under a fig tree?  Were there really Nazereth jokes? The late Dr. Frank Pollard answered these questions and more as he preached from John 1:42-51 in the 1996 sermon posted below.  The scripture is posted below as well.  Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Medicaid Expansion Only One of Major Bills Facing Legislature

All eyes turn now to the Mississippi Senate to see if senators will approve Medicaid expansion. Rep. Missy McGee of Hattiesburg guided the House version to approval by an overwhelming, veto-proof, 98 to 20 vote last week. What a remarkable turnaround from House actions in previous years!

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Reds Beat General in Red

China won a round against Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch.  General Fitch sued the People's Republic of China in May 2021 for damages related to the Covid-19 pandemic in U.S. District Court. 

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Would-be Cop-Killer Killed

 The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement. 

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D.L. Gardner: Things to Come

 “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Farewell to Dipper

 "He was ready, he was tired, but I wasn't," said Jon Stewart as he memorialized the passing of his dog a few nights ago on The Daily Show.  

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New Magistrate Replaces Judge Ball

 The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi issued the following statement.

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MCPP: Has School Choice Finally Arrived?

This post is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.  MCPP President Douglas Carswell authored the post. 

Conservatives have a massive majority in the Mississippi state legislature.  Are they about to deliver real conservative policy?  Or will we see the implementation of a soft-left, progressive-but-slower agenda to expand government?

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Feds: No More Jail for Unpaid Fines in Lexington

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Wash Day Eats

Tradition from "way back when" said Sunday was the Lord's Day and Monday, for many families, was Wash Day. In those days, washing the family's clothes was a hard work chore that took most of a full day. At many houses, wash day was scheduled for Monday, since Sunday-Go-To-Meeting clothes needed to be clean, sometimes mended, and ready for the next Sunday. To accomplish this meant there was little time on wash day for cooking, so dried beans and pork, simmering all day for wash day dinner became a tradition for many families.


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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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