Thursday, July 27, 2017

A tragic day in Jackson.

Say it ain't so? Yes, it is so.  Two Sisters is closed. The picture shown below was taken at noon today. 


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To gain it all and lose it all in one day

Note: The subject of this post is not the attorney with the same phonetically-sounding but different spelled name at Baker Donelson.

Ridgeland attorney Allen Smith has racked up an impressive series of wins in lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis over products liability claims involving talc powder. However, the U.S. Supreme Court might have just thrown a huge freeze over his success in one day with a June ruling. 

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Pair plead guilty in cream scheme.

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Convicted! Did D.A.'s alibi disappear?

Updated with press release from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. 

Christopher Butler was convicted of felonious possession of marijuana in Hinds County Circuit Court today.  The case was the subject of much controversy, as Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith tried to withdraw the indictment.  The Attorney General took over the prosecution of the case.  Judge Jeff Weill will sentence Butler Friday morning.  The indictment and part of the file is posted below. The jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning a guilty verdict. 

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Jackson loses a round in airport fight.

The City of Jackson will have to watch the fight in federal court over control of the airport from the sidelines.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed Jackson from Stallworth et al v. Governor Phil Bryant, et al today.  He said the City of Jackson had no standing to fight the state takeover of the airport in federal court.  The FAA nor any other federal agency had taken any action regarding the municipal airport.  Thus no federal question existed.  He also ruled the legislature's actions did not violate Jackson's due process or other constitutional rights.  JMAA remains a party to the lawsuit. 

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Rick Cleveland answers Ole Miss questions

The Answer Man returns to answer all the questions folks are asking about the Ole Miss football situation:

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No more misdemeanor bookings in Raymond unless you are a drunk or a wife-beater.

The Raymond Detention Center will no longer accept prisoners who are arrested for misdemeanor charges.  The new policy does not apply to DUI and Domestic Violence arrests.  The memo is posted below.

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Feds to DPS: Pay it back! All $7 million.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demanded the Mississippi Department of Public Safety repay $7.1 million in DUI enforcement grants.  DPS stalled paying the federal government for several years, but the NHTSA finally said enough is enough and referred the debt to the Treasury Department for collection last November.  NHTSA also said Mississippi continued to have problems in using the grants. DPS refused to provide any records about the demands to this website but JJ was able to obtain them from NHTSA. 

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Lindsey Miller rips Rebel Rags

Lindsey Miller denied any participation in the Great Maroon Conspiracy.  Rebel Rags sued Mississippi State football players Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones for defamation in Lafayette County Circuit Court on June 9.  The complaint also named Lindsey Miller and several John Does as defendants.   Lindsey Miller is the stepfather of Laremy Tunsil. A NCAA Notice of Allegations charged that an unnamed Ole Miss booster gave free merchandise to two unnamed players in violation of NCAA guidelines.  The President of Rebel Rags, Terry Warren, didn't take kindly to such allegations and made his displeasure quite known in the complaint.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Judge Thomas stays Ethics Commission order in Ole Miss case.

Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas just issued a temporary stay of the Mississippi Ethics Commission order that directed Ole Miss to provide a copy of the NCAA amended notice of allegations with the unredacted names of boosters cited in the notice.  A hearing will be held on August 15, 2017.

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"Just say yes!!!"

Bravo! will close for several weeks as it undertakes renovations.  Don't take JJ's word for it.  Watch the video:

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Siemens and M.A.C. kiss & make up.

Siemens and M.A.C. settled their federal lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate dismissed without prejudice M.A. C. Associates v. Siemens et al on July 21.  The order states that the two sides settled the case for undisclosed terms.

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UMMC offers telehealth to employees

UMMC issued the following statement. 

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NAACP names fraudster as interim President

The Executive Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People appointed Derrick Johnson as interim President and CEO of the civil rights organization.  Mr. Johnson has been the president of the Mississippi Chapter of the NAACP.  However, JJ readers will remember that Derrick Johnson was busted for operating a bogus charity several years ago.   JJ reported on August 30, 2013:

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Monday, July 24, 2017

As the Rebel Turns

Neal McCready is tweeting that Ole Miss received the NCAA's reply to Ole Miss's response to the amended notice of allegations last Friday. 

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Medicaid has privacy breach

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid issued the following notice last June:

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Smith tries to stop Hood in federal court.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith asked a federal court today to stop his retrial from taking place.  The petition for a writ of habeas corpus argues the Attorney General should be stopped from trying Mr. Smith for a second time since a juror allegedly and intentionally tried to effect a mistrial.  The petition is posted below. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves.  The D.A. was indicted by a Hinds County grand jury for improperly helping criminal defendants.  His January trial ended in a mistrial.  His second trial is scheduled to begin on July 30.

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Bracey v. Yarber update: Get out the Lysol.

Nasty! That is the only way to describe what was recently filed in the Kimberly Bracey v. City of Jackson et al.  Kimberly Bracey sued the city and former Mayor Tony Yarber for sexual harassment that allegedly occurred while she worked for him as his executive assistant.    The case is currently winding its way through the legal process in federal court. 

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A peek at the violent delights

Westworld won't return until 2018 but HBO released this trailer at Comic Con:

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You can't make this up.

The Hookers & Hugh scandal has brought a few knuckleheads out of the woodwork as everyone tries to be a comedian.

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Dereliction of Duty.

The Board of Trustees for the Jackson Public School District is now short of a quorum.  WLBT reported:

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Sunday morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1996 sermon by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He preached from 1Corinthians 6: 18-20.   Some readers will appreciate the irony of the topic.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

How the Freeze got burnt

Here is some red meat from Gene's Page for those who need their daily dose of Rebeldrama this morning. The post is Steve Robertson's tale of how the Mr. Freeze's Tampa services were discovered.  It is from a message board so take it for what it is worth. 

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Bill Crawford: Sports betting on the sly?

Speaking of doofuses, did you see Geoff Pender's column entitled "Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope?" Or the earlier Mississippi Today story entitled "Lawmakers: Didn’t think law would legalize sports betting?"

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Winter is getting colder

Game of Thrones opened with this glorious scene that made Michael Corleone look like an amateur:




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Greatness.

The Oxford Eagle gives the rest of the state media a lesson in how to present a hot story on the front page:

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Idiot of the day.

A so-called journalist at USA Today wrote this mindless politically-correct tripe about Dunkirk in his review:

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Flexing the muscle?

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba nominated himself and newly-minted Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Robert Blaine to the 1% Sales Tax Commission.  He also said he expected the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce to give him it's four appointments to the Commission as well.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Freeze quits!

Press conference at 7:30 PM on ESPNews.   Read the bombshell story here. 

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Priester challenges Pamela Anderson

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. issued this challenge to The Pamela Anderson and PETA on his Facebook page:

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Not so bright.

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Judge asked to recuse himself in Ole Miss booster fight

The war between Steve Robertson and Ole Miss opened up another front yesterday.   Mr. Robertson won a round last week in his fight to obtain the names of the boosters cited in two NCAA notices of allegations that were issued to Ole Miss.  However, an unnamed booster, John Doe, asked Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas to void the Ethics Commission order.   The Scout.com reporter asked Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas to recuse himself from the case yesterday since he has connections to Ole Miss. 

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Judge Kidd denies Ben Allen's request to toss verdict.

Ben Allen will have to take his fight against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith to another court.  Circuit Judge Winston Kidd denied his motion for a j.n.o.v. and a new trial yesterday.*  Mr. Allen was convicted of one count of embezzlement in February.  A grand jury indicted him for ten counts of embezzling funds from his employer, Downtown Jackson Partners.  However, the non-profit organization defended him and said he did not embezzle funds.  Judge Winston Kidd gave him a suspended prison sentence of five years and a probation term of two years. 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Denied!!!

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's interlocutory appeal. It looks like we will have a trial at the end of the month. More information to follow.  The order states:

This matter is before the panel of Dickinson, P.J., Coleman and Beam, JJ., on Robert Smith's Second Petition for Interlocutory Appeal by Permission, filed by counsel for Smith. Also before the panel is Smith's Motion to Stay Trial Court Proceedings and the response thereto filed by counsel for the State of Mississippi. Having duly considered this matter, we find that the petition for interlocutory appeal should be denied. Further, the motion to stay trial court proceedings should be dismissed as moot.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Robert Smith's Second Petition for Interlocutory Appeal by Permission is hereby denied.

IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED  that the Motion to Stay Trial Court  Proceedings  is hereby dismissed as moot.

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Investor alert!!!


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Meadowbrook shootout

JPD issued the following statement:

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Firm but fair: Shoot child, go home.

Jackson Municipal Court Judge Ali Shamsid-Dunce released without bond a man accused of shooting a seven-year old child in the neck.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Ben Allen will fight

Ben Allen filed a notice of appeal in Hinds County Circuit Court Monday.   The notice states:

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mayor works with Republicans to fight blight

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement and pictures. 

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Where did the pay raises go?

The low pay of Detention Officers has been a thorn in the side of Hinds County for quite some time.  The Justice Department blames much of the jail's problem on a shortage of employees, while the Sheriff blames the staffing shortage on the low pay scale.  An attempt by the Supervisors to increase the pay of the Detention Officers nearly ten years ago shows the problems in trying to give such raises. 

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7 year-old girl shot

A seven year-old girl was shot at 11:09 PM last night in Jackson.  JPD tweeted:

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Monday, July 17, 2017

John Doe sues Ethics Commission over Ole Miss ruling.

Ole Miss booster John Doe isn't taking his loss at the Ethics Commission last week lying down.  He appealed the decision to Hinds County Chancery Court today.  Read the petition for yourself.

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Teresa Malone to plead guilty in Epps case.

One more domino is falling in the Chris Epps scandal.  Teresa Malone filed a motion to change her plea from not guilty to guilty in U.S. District Court today.  A federal grand jury indicted her for one count of attempt & conspiracy and a count of bribery of a public official.  The motion states she accepted a plea agreement offered by federal prosecutors. 

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Public Notice for airport project.

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is advertising for bids for a a roof fall protection project for the west concourse at the airport.  The notice is posted below for interested parties.

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Support JJ

It's time for the annual fund-raising drive for Jackson Jambalaya.

Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. We've come a long way since we started up in 2007.  This blog couldn't have gotten as far as it has without support from the readers.  You've donated money, provided tips, and helped provide information when it was needed.  JJ is asking for your help again this year.

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Teen pleads guilty in July 4 DUI death.


Correction: The post originally stated the BAC was 0.02.  The court documents actually state 0.02 or more.  

Peyton Horton pleaded guilty to two counts of Aggravated DUI in Rankin County Circuit Court on May 24.  Horton crashed his Jeep Wrangler on July 4, 2016, on Fannin Landing Circle.  One passenger was killed and two others were injured, as all passengers were ejected.  Horton will be sentenced on October 30.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Priester: "numbers are pretty rough"

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. posted this update on city affairs on his Facebook page:

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The Last Jedi

We might have gotten lucky with Episode VIII in the Star Wars saga.  Disney released a new video yesterday:

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Power v. Love

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  Dr. Pollard preached from Philippians 2:1-10 on how attitude is more important than facts.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Ole Miss Movie of the Week

JJ presents the Ole Miss Movie of the Week.

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Feds charge 2 in yuuuuuge drug fraud scheme

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Bill Crawford: Save us from the Doofii

"Doofus" is an intriguing and timely word. The Oxford Living Dictionary says it likely originated in North America in the 1960s and suggests it is either an alteration of the word "goofus" or from the Scottish word "doof" meaning dolt. The Online Etymology Dictionary says it is "probably related to doo-doo and goofus."


The definitions range from "a foolish or inept person" to "a slot-witted or stupid person" to "an incompetent and stupid, though well-meaning, person."  Synonyms include dolt, idiot, nerd, fool, idiot, airhead, birdbrain, boob.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Ethics Commission orders Ole Miss to provide NCAA notices & booster names to Kingfish

The Kingfish won his fight against Ole Miss at the Ethics Commission.  The Ethics Commission ruled that Ole Miss's redaction of booster names in two NCAA notices of allegations violated the Mississippi public records laws.  Yours truly and Scout.com reporter Steve Robertson submitted public records requests for the notices to Ole Miss.  The university refused to provide a copy of the NCAA complaint against the football program and the school's response that contained the unredacted names of boosters cites in the documents.  Ole Miss said it would really really like to provide the records with those unredacted names but it awaits guidance from the Commission. Well, the Commission gave it's guidance today and ruled in favor of The Kingfish and Mr. Robertson.

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Bedwetter alert.

Being clean is now racist.  We kid you not. The Seattle Times reported:

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Friday funnies.

Nothing like a good farce.  Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy appointed Carlos the Clown to the Municipal bench as a Municipal Judge Pro-Tem:

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Come to Ice Cream Safari this Saturday

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Madison attorney accused of depleting his mother's estate.

The administrator for an estate in Simpson County accused his brother, Madison County attorney Steve Thornton, of depleting an estate and converting its assets for his own use and denying family members access to the estate.

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Mississippi Bar honors Fitch

Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch issued the following press release. 

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New diploma options proposed

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Three down, one to go.

All but one of the suspects in a carjacking that took place at a Byram day care center recently are in custody. The Byram Police Department issued the following statement and pictures.

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Nice.

The city of Jackson dug up this stretch of road down to at least four feet several months ago.  Nothing like seeing a long sewage pipe in the middle of a major road.

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Wallethub: Mississippi doctors second-highest paid when adjusted for COL.

The Website Wallethub.com reported Mississippi is the eight-best state for physicians to practice medicine.  The ranking was apparently based on compensation and competition.  The website also stated that Mississippi physicians are the second highest-paid in the country when salaries are adjusted for cost of living.  Wallethub issued the report in May. 

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Amber alert for missing Canton child.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement and photos: 

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MDOC makes largest shakedown bust this year

MDOC issued the following statement and photos.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Truth about Net Neutrality

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Houston Nutt sues Ole Miss, accuses Freeze of smearing him.

Former Ole Miss Head Football Coach Houston Nutt sued the university, IHL, and the Ole Miss Athletic Foundation today in U.S. District Court in Oxford for breach of contract.  However, the lawsuit focuses on alleged defamation of the former head coach by Ole Miss.  Mr. Nutt also accused Head Football Coach Freeze of smearing him through "off the record" conversations with journalists.  

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"Firm but Fair" for wife-beater?

Wife-beatin' apparently is a-ok in Jackson.  Jackson Municipal Court Judge Ali Shamsid-Deen didn't fine nor imprison one David L. Archie for domestic violence. Jackson police arrested Mr. Archie for domestic violence on September 7, 2016.  His wife contacted JPD on September 3.  The report states:

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A.G. moves to sequester jury in D.A.'s trial.

The Robert Shuler Smith Circus returns to the Hinds County Courthouse as his retrial begins at the end of this month. The Attorney General prosecutors actually did something right and filed a motion to sequester the jury.  Special Assistant Attorney General Robert Anderson argued:

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Rick Cleveland: Showing you the money

USA Today's report last week of athletic budgets at universities around the country raised some eyebrows in Mississippi.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monitor pulls no punches on Raymond jail & Sheriff in court.

Note: The Kingfish attended the hearing in Gulfport yesterday. 

The monitor for the Hinds County Detention Centers inspected the jails and found them very wanting.  She pointed out numerous deficiencies as Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason repeatedly failed to remedy problems at the Raymond Detention Center.    The Sheriff sat stoically in the Gulfport federal courtroom as the monitor described a state of affairs where prisoners were held after they should have been released, inmates had easy access to contraband,  deadlines imposed by the court were missed, and numerous other problems that plagued the detention centers still existed.  However, the worst charge she made was that the Sheriff allowed detention-center positions to be used for other purposes.  U.S. Magistrate Judge John Gargiulo did not take any action against Hinds County or Sheriff Mason but instead ordered another conference to be held in the fall. 

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Idiot of the day.

Stupid is as stupid does.   This video says it all.

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Senator Roger Wicker: Rebuild the Navy

“Where are the carriers?”  This is one of the most important questions for a President to ask during a crisis.  The dispatch of an aircraft carrier can often be the military option that our commander-in-chief needs to project force or help quell instability.

Given our Navy’s fleet size, the chances of that question being met with silence are increasing.  But we have an opportunity to reverse the trend, if we act now to restore our naval strength.   

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Monday, July 10, 2017

"A grown-up speech"

The President gave a rather serious speech in Poland that was glossed over by the media although the high-brows had a conniption in some circles.  Peggy Noonan said "It was a grown-up speech that said serious things"  as she recommended that he travel more:

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Are some more equal than others?

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has expressed his desire to appoint Dr. Safiya Omari as his Chief of Staff. She held the same position in his father's administration.  However, Dr.  Omari is a Ridgeland resident and the Jackson Municipal Code has something to say about such things. 

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sheriff rocked in jailhouse report

A Justice Department report blisters the Hinds County Sheriff's Office for its operation of the jail.  The report was submitted to U.S. District Judge John Gargiulo in May by a Justice Department monitor.  The Justice Department sued Hinds County and the Hinds County Sheriff in 2015 for the the Raymond Detention Center's deplorable conditions, inability to protect inmates from violence, and holding inmates past their release dates.  The settlement agreement requires a court-appointed monitor to periodically inspect the jail and report its findings to the court.  The report paints a picture of a jail that is woefully understaffed while inmates all too often control parts of the jail.  The report is posted below.

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When the Country Club of Jackson was the battlefield for booze

No one would have ever thought that a scene of tuxedos and tiaras would be the battlefield where prohibition died in Mississippi  but that is exactly what happened at the Country Club of Jackson in 1966.  Whiskey and other spirits were illegal in 1966 as Mississippi was surprisingly the last state to dissolve prohibition.  Bootleggers in places such as the Gold Coast or Gulf Coast made a fortune as supply met demand, laws be damned.  Mississippi collected a "black market tax" that backstabbed local law enforcement officials who  tried to enforce prohibition (if they weren't on the take themselves.).  Imagine the state collecting taxes on weed while a Sheriff announces on tv he just seized a shipment of the same weed. Liquor laws were that dysfunctional for many years in Mississippi.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1987 sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard, one of the best preachers to grace Mississippi.  He preaches from Acts 12. 

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bill Crawford: Debt? What debt?

So, is reducing the national debt still the priority concern for Republican leaders?

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Back in time in Brandon

I came across this 1955 newspaper article celebrating Brandon in old issues of the Clarion-Ledger.  Mary Ann Mobley appears in a couple of pictures.   It gives a snapshot of Brandon

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Belhaven: Stewart & Carlos Moore commited a "fraud upon the court" in sexual harassment case.

Carlos the Clown and his client continue to fight Belhaven University in federal court.  Erica Stewart sued Belhaven University and former employee Tarold Durham for sexual harassment last year.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed the complaint against Mr. Durham last month while Belhaven asked the court to spank Ms. Stewart's attorney, Carlos Moore, with sanctions.  Ms. Stewart claimed that Mr. Durham sent sexually explicit images of himself to her cellphone when she interviewed for a job at Belhaven.  However, Belhaven produced a report that showed the plaintiff sent sexually provocative pictures of herself in a partial state of undress to the defendant prior to his allegedly sending the offensive picture.  The report is posted below.

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Special Needs Tuition Scholarship applications are available

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Uh-oh. Here we go.

The Jackson City Council held its first meeting after the new members and Mayor Lumumba assumed office.  A certain Ward 3 Councilman wasted no time in trying to wreck the BancorpSouth contract.  Mr. Othor Cain reported on his Facebook page:

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You cannot be serious!!!

 A Canton woman sued the Courthouse because there are tennis balls on the tennis court.  Victoria Carter sued the University Wellness Center in Hinds County Circuit Court for a broken ankle sustained at the former Northeast Courthouse on Northtown Drive.  She also sued tennis pro Arthur Jones and former owner John L. Black, Jr.

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Lunch today

Get a double order of the Chicken Pot Pie at McDade's Fortification today.  You won't be able to stop once you start eating it.  If you want to eat real healthy, the baked chicken is pretty good too and seasoned well.

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AG busts insurance fraud

Lord Protector Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Inmate dies at Parchman

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement. 

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"Drop Zone" gets a new meaning

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pickering to Greentech: Pay up!

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement. 

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Renege? Ad agency sues DPS.

The Mann Agency sued to collect $712,743 in unpaid advertising bills from the Mississippi of Department Safety  in Hinds County Circuit Court last week.   Mann had a contract with DPS to produce and place ads with media outlets on behalf of the agency.  Mann argues that DPS should pay the bills upon presentation of the invoices while DPS argues it should reimburse Mann after the ad agency pays the media outlets.  The case is assigned to Judge Bill Gowan.

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MHP: 3 fatalities during holiday period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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Rick Cleveland: Appreciating Gabe Jackson

Gabe Jackson, underrated for much of his football career, just became appreciated for how good he really is.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Meet Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba

Chowke Antar Lumumba became Mayor of Jackson yesterday.  Here is his inaugural speech.  Enjoy.

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Happy Independence Day!!!

Today is Independence Day. While Americans remember fallen soldiers and honor the brave, JJ will pay its respects to a different soldier- Sergeant Stubby. Stubby was a homeless pit pull mix puppy who found his way to the quad at Yale where soldiers were training before shipping off to the Great War. One doughboy adopted him and of course snuck him onto the ship when it was time to ship off to war. The rest is literally history. The New York Times even honored him with an obituary. An animated movie telling his story will be released next year.

Sergeant Stubby wearing his Chamois made by French Women.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Visit the Jackson Zoo tomorrow

Admission is only $4 if you wear red, white, and blue.  Tomorrow is also the last day for Dinos.  Don't miss this special treat before it leaves. 

 

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Mayor Lumumba addresses Sales Tax Commission

If you are really, really bored and have nothing else to do,  watch the June 14 meeting of the Jackson 1% Sales Tax Commission.  Mayor Tony Yarber did not call the meeting nor did he attend the meeting.  Vice-Chairman Duane O'Neill called the work session.  Mayor-Elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba attended and was invited to speak by the Commission.

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Nuts!!!

Mississippi Secretary of State Hibbit Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Commish: Grill safely

Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Victory

It appears there is a winner in the Battle of Maywood Mart:

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Out with the old, in with the new.

Jackson gets a new Mayor tomorrow.  Posted below is the sponsorship form for the Inauguration. Sources told JJ that the committee collected over $180,000 in contributions for the inauguration.

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Falling into a pit of snakes

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon preached by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.   Dr. Pollard preaches from John 15:9 in this 1987 sermon.  

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Crimestopper gets stopped

A Mississippi Crimestopper coordinator wants to be the Louisiana State Police Superintendent.  State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement.

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Bill Crawford: How to save money 101

George Carlin’s word skits made me laugh… and sometimes think. His monologue about “shell shock” morphing to “battle fatigue” then to “post-traumatic stress disorder” lampoons how we have come to use less disturbing, more benign words to camouflage reality. It came to mind when the Governor made his budget proposal.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Lunch thread

The fried catfish and strawberry cobbler at McDade's today are excellent.  Gityasome. 

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Sheriff Tucker refuses to back down to ACLU

The ACLU found out the hard way that when it swings at a Sheriff, the Sheriff might swing back.  The ACLU hit Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker last month with a lawsuit that it announced in a highly charged press conference last month.  It raised the spectres of Mississippi's pasts and accused the Sheriff of placing the Madison County black community "under a state of seige".  Sheriff Tucker was having none of it and fired right back at the ACLU in a response filed yesterday in court.  The Madison County Sheriff refused to back down to the ACLU and got right down in the mud with his accusers.  Earlier post and copy of lawsuit.

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Lashing out

A relative of one of the suspects in the murder of six year-old Kingston Frazier lashed out on Facebook recently.  It is a very intriguing post:

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Carjacking at Byram day-care center.

The Byram Police Department issued the following statement and pictures.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

U.S. Attorneys named for Mississippi

Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement.

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Does Lord Snow have a seat on both sides of the table?

Lord Snow has assumed a rather prominent role at the Mississippi Department of Education, as it represents both MDE and those who do business with the agency.  Butler Snow acts as both a lawyer for MDE and a lobbyist for clients who obtained very lucrative contracts.  The Mississippi Way continues in more regal fashion.

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Creeper peeper gets ten years.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney issued the following statement.

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Dinos extended to July 4!!!

Our huge visitors are wrapping up their visit next week - it was extended to July 4th! If you have not come by to be growled at by the T-Rex and baby, chirped at by the Coelophyses, or spit on by the Suchomimus, you are missing out! These nearly full-sized animatronic creatures from the Dinosaur Company are simply the coolest thing, and really help highlight what "extinction" really means.


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Fitch is new Chairwoman of PERS board.

Mississippi State Treasurer Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mayfield's widow sues everybody

Mark Mayfield's widow and his family sued, take a deep breath, Lord Snow, Lord Snow CEO Don Clark, City of Madison, Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop, The Queen, Madison Police Investigator Chuck Harrison, Madison Police Investigator Vickie Currie, Attorney Richard Wilbourn, III, and a bunch of Does.  All government officials were sued individually as well.  The lawsuit claims the defendants are guilty of kidnapping, false imprisonment, depriving the late Mr. Mayfield of his civil rights upon arrest, and other torts.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves.  Attorney Dorsey Carson represents the plaintiffs.  The complaint is posted below.

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Kemper to suspend gasifier ops

The Public Service Commission issued the following press release.

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More of the story unfolds in Kingston murder

The murder of little Kingston Frazier returned to the news this week when a preliminary hearing was held Monday for Dwan Wakefield, Jr., Byron McBride, Jr., and DeAllen Washington. All three men are charged with capital murder in the death of six year-old Kingston Frazier. Madison County Justice Court Judge Bruce McKinley ordered that the defendants be bound over to the grand jury. JJ purchased a copy of the transcripts of the preliminary hearings and posted them below.  Read what took place in the courtroom Monday for yourself.  There was a great deal of very disturbing testimony. 

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Belhaven Alert

A hoodlum shot at a Belhaven resident when he was caught casing a driveway.  The victim posted on Nextdoor:

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Rick Cleveland: The Biggest Loser Wins

Patrick House, who has run 10 marathons and more road races of various lengths than he can count, remembers trying to complete one mile back in the spring of 2010.

“I was huffing and puffing and sweating like crazy,” House says, chuckling. “I didn't know if I would finish it but I finally did. It took me right at 17 minutes. I was whipped.”

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Former Innovate Mississippi CFO pleads guilty

Former Innovate Mississippi Chief Financial Officer Tonya Klauser pleaded guilty on June 12 to two counts of false pretenses.    The indictment accused her of filing false expense reports and embezzling from her employer from 2010 to 2013.  Innovate Mississippi is the former Mississippi Technology Alliance. The second count provides the gist of the case:

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UMMC terminates management contract for former Courthouses

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is terminating a management contract with Power Wellness.  UMMC hired the Chicago company to operate the former Courthouse Racquet Clubs when it purchased them from John Black in 2014.  UMMC sent this email to Wellness Center employees:

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Doobies are just all right with UMC

The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following press release. 

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Monday, June 26, 2017

He said he was going to "off" the kid.

Madison County Justice Court Judge Bruce McKinley ordered three men accused of killing six-year old Kingston Frazier bound over without bond until the grand jury meets.  Dwan Wakefield, Jr., DeAllen Washington, and Byron McBride, Jr. appeared in court today for their preliminary hearings.  They are all charged with capital murder after little Kingston was kidnapped at the I-55N Kroger in Jackson and shot to death in Madison County. 

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State Auditor becomes Prez

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement.

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Watching the watchers

Posted below are the public records requests submitted to Jackson since January 1, 2017. 

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Back when they were lean & hungry

U2 will appear at the Superdome on September 14.  Tickets are still available but if you can't wait for the show, here is a bootleg recording from the War tour in 1983.  The sound quality is surprisingly good. Enjoy.

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Madison resident going to DC

Madison County resident Heath Hall will be become the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration.  Mr. Hall posted this message on Facebook:

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Still waiting........

 Notorious Jackson hoodlum Vidal Sullivan still sits in the Hinds County jail awaiting trial.  However, the District Attorney could send him back to the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for violating his probation but has yet to do so.  JJ reported on March 29:

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Dr. Pollard: Our tendency to seek a lesser God.

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1988 sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

The scapegoat responds

Former Ole Miss Assistant Athletic Director Barney Farrar vigorously defended himself against allegations that he was the mastermind responsible for recruiting violations in the football program.  JJ obtained a copy of his response through a public records request and posted it below. 

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Through the years

This pretty cool Youtube video shows the Beatles as they age through the years.

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Bill Crawford: Consensus needed on Medicaid

"It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time," wrote Isaac Asimov. "People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?"

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Update on Bill's Coin shop triple murder.

JJ obtained an audio recording of the initial appearance of Joshua Garcia earlier this week in U.S. District Court. It is posted below and a little over eight minutes long.

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Latest Crime stats

JPD posted the latest crime stats on Twitter yesterday:

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To catch a thief....

or Like a Good Neighbor, Ruger is there.  A thief took a left turn in Albuquerque and wound up being taped up on tape when he tried to rob a home while the homeowner was away.  However, he didn't reckon on the wonders of modern technology:

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Michael Winfield tries to use incompetence as an excuse but is still disbarred.

A Mississippi Supreme Court Complaint Tribunal disbarred Vicksburg Attorney Michael Winfield from the practice of law on June 6.  Mr. Winfield conspired with a client to defraud an estate and a Chancellor so they could split $50,000 in 2013.  Mr. Winfield is the brother for former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield.  Paul Winfield was convicted of bribery while Mayor. JJ first reported on Michael Winfield's inability to properly practice law in a 2014 post, A Lesson in How not to Practice Law, that covered a different case.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Here we go again.

A restaurant frequented by one-percenters was forced to shut down today due to a break in a water main at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Manship:

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Praise the Lord!

The little 8 year-old who was shot in the head last weekend will make a full recovery.  JPD posted this picture of the little tyke on Twitter:

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Update on Kingston Frazier case.

A preliminary hearing will be held in Madison County Justice Court Monday at 9:00 AM for Dwan Wakefield, Jr., Byron McBride, Jr., and DeAllen Washington.  They are charged with capital murder in the death of six year-old Kingston Frazier. Judge Bruce McKinley will preside over the hearing. 

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PSC to Kemper: No Mas

The Public Service Commission issued the following statement yesterday.

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Moody's downgrades Hinds GO bond rating

Moody's downgraded the rating of Hinds County's general obligation bonds from Aa2 to Aa3 in a bulletin issued yesterday:

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ole Miss would love to provide names of boosters but......

The Kingfish filed a public records complaint against Ole Miss two weeks ago with the Mississippi Ethics Commission.  The university refused to provide a copy of the NCAA complaint against the football program and the school's response that contained the unredacted names of boosters cites in the documents.  Ole Miss said it would really really like to provide the records with those unredacted names but it awaits guidance from the Commission.

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AG: Watch out for hurricane scams

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release. 

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Season 7 is coming

HBO just dropped a second Game of Thrones trailer.

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Couple indicted in triple murder case

Note: Audio of hearing posted below. 

The wheels of justice continued to grind up the fates of Jamison Townsend and Joshua Garcia.  A federal grand jury indicted them on June 6 for using a firearm to rob Bill's Coin & Jewelry Exchange and kill three men in December. The two accused killers made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court yesterday.   The couple fled Mississippi after the murders and were caught in Junction, Kansas several days later.  They are currently being held without bond.

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Rick Cleveland: The changing nature of golf.

Do you remember when a 7,000-yard golf course was considered a ridiculously long monstrosity? Do you remember when a 300-yard drive was considered prodigious? Do you remember when golf pros hit 7-irons 150-yards and wedges about 100?

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

30 years ago!!!

It's been thirty years since greatness hit the movie screens:

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Where have we heard of Canton Estates before?

WARNING: This video is very disturbing and very graphic. The N word is used repeatedly.

The ACLU sued Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker over the use of roadblocks at the entrances to Canton Estates and other apartments.  Hmm...... Canton Estates, where have we heard that name before? Oh yes, JJ posted this infamous rap video that was performed at the complex back in 2011:

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No luck for these two thugs.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release:

Jarvis posing on social media week after robbery

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Secret mental health report: State locks up too many kids.

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health tried to bury a report that blasted its shortcomings from the public. However,  the good guys won a round last week as the Clarion-Ledger's won it's fight to obtain a copy of the report.  The report said Mississippi spent much less per child on mental health services than the national average while it spent more of its budget on expensive institutionalized care than did other states.  The Justice Department weighed Mississippi's delivery of mental health services to it's children and found it to be very wanting.  The state naturally followed it's natural inclination to keep it all a secret and fought the newspaper in court over releasing a report ordered by the state.  Some highlights of the report are:

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Blast from the past.

Someone put together over thirty years of WLBT ID clips on Youtube.  You will probably recognize one voice at 2:55. Enjoy.

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Bigger Pie Forum: Verse 37 of the Kemper Song

You may have heard Mississippi Power Company asked for another rate increase for its Kemper County Lignite Plant. The request was in a June 5 filing in response to an order by the Mississippi Public Service Commission to review an earlier temporary rate increase. That earlier 15% increase was for the cost of Kemper’s turbines generating electricity from natural gas plus some incidental costs related to Kemper’s inoperable gasifier. It was scheduled to decrease as some of the costs it covered were amortized.

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Lumumba campaign announces inaugural plans

Jackson Mayor-Elect Chokwe Lumumba, Jr. issued the following statement.

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Shooting victim slowly recovers

Shooting victim Jason Brent continues to recover at UMMC although the road is long, painful, and tough. He was shot during a robbery at Battery Sales & Service on West Fortification Street.  His family posted these updates on their public Facebook pages:

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Madison County wants to sell some bonds

It looks like the Madison County Board of Supervisors might issue bonds for $8 million.  The resolution is on the agenda for tomorrow's regular board meeting.  The resolution states:

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8 yr. old shot in back of head.

Update (6/19/17, 8:00 AM): JPD tweeted this morning that little Kyles has been upgraded to critical condition. 

JPD issued the following statement.

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Paglia: Media misses real news while fantasizing about Watergate Redux

The media is agog over anything mentioning Trump, Russia, or FBI.  Camille Paglia slammed the media last week for making a fool out of itself while Trump goes on about his business in a Weekly Standard interview. She said

Last week, that conceptual gap was on prominent display, as the media, consumed with their preposterous Russian fantasies, were fixated on former FBI director James Comey's maudlin testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (Comey is an effete charlatan who should have been fired within 48 hours of either Hillary or Trump taking office.) Meanwhile, Trump was going about his business. The following morning, he made remarks at the Department of Transportation about "regulatory relief," excerpts of which I happened to hear on my car radio that afternoon. His words about iron, aluminum, and steel seemed to cut like a knife through the airwaves. I later found the entire text on the White House website.   Rest of interview.

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The power of friendship.

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  One of the best preachers to ever grace Mississippi. 

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Coach Freeze responds to the NCAA

Ole Miss Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze defended himself against the NCAA's charge that he lost control of his program.  The response was obtained through a public records request.  It appears Ole Miss and Coach Freeze have gone "all in" together on their response to the NCAA.  Coach Freeze argues that he created a culture of compliance at Ole Miss and blames the violations on individuals who lied to him as they evaded NCAA rules. 

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Scorer screws up scores.

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Bill Crawford: Are we in Kansas?

Is Kansas a lesson for Mississippi?

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Friday, June 16, 2017

"Most thrilling moment of my life"

A Jackson waitress nailed her boss in the face with a chocolate cream pie after he mistreated her at a local restaurant.  Chris Costas reported the culinary crime to the police and had her arrested for assault.

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Defendant tries to seal lawsuit, blames JJ

Attorney Tom Ostenson cited this website as the main reason for his trying to seal a lawsuit that was filed against him recently.   The popular tennis teaching pro couple Courtney and Todd Middleton sued Ostenson after they lost their tennis pro jobs at River Hills Racquet Club in Hinds County Circuit Court on April 4.  The complaint accuses Mr. Ostenson of using his influence with several board members to get the Middletons fired from their jobs after an alleged dispute took place between the two families.   The lawsuit argues Mr. Ostenson is guilty of tortious interference with their employment contracts.  The defendant filed the motion to seal the case on May 25 and cited this post as the basis for his motion. 

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More DPS follies.....

A local ad agency is fighting a battle with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety over the payment of advertising invoices.  Media outlets in Mississippi are owed nearly $700,000 for DPS's advertising campaigns.  DPS says the agency must pay the bills first and then get reimbursed.  The ad agency claims the state is supposed to pay the invoices when presented instead of proof of payment by the agency.  The Clarion-Ledger reported yesterday:

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Worldstar!!!

A video of a JPD officer coming out on the short end of a short scuffle is making the rounds on Facebook:

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mississippi State Medical Association lobbied for Board of Medical Licensure.

 "we have now what we have always needed, real partnership with the government"

The Mississippi State Medical Association represented the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure for two years as a lobbyist.  The Board paid MSMA $30,000 in fees for its services.  The Board is the regulatory agency for physicians in Mississippi. MSMA calls itself "the largest physician advocacy organization in Mississippi, representing nearly 5,000 physicians and medical students."

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Zinn arrested for DUI

Hinds County deputies arrested Jackson attorney Walter Zinn Friday night for a DUI.  Zinn lost to Trent Kelly in a runoff to replace the 1st District Congressman Alan Nunnelee in a 2015 special election.  He also served as a policy advisor to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Sr.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sad but true

The City of Jackson is now providing free swimming pools:

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Sheriff Mason refuses to provide weapons qualifications scores.

Jackson Jambalaya filed a public records complaint against Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason at the Mississippi Ethics Commission last week.  JJ attempted to obtain the weapons qualifications scores for Hinds County deputies last year but Sheriff Mason denied the public records request.

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New Black Panthers to protest today.

The New Black Panthers announced on Facebook that they will protest at the Mississippi State Capitol today over the beheading of Jeremy Jackson:

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Rick Cleveland: Ole Miss super soph

In the recent Fed Ex St. Jude Classic, Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry shot 71 in the first round, 69 in the second. Thornberry, playing for the first time in a PGA Tour event, was warming to the task.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ouch!

You may not want to try this in public......

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Dept. of Education presents "Mississippi Succeeds"

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.  

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$20,000 reward

JPD issued the following statement.

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Department of Health reorganizes

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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Here come the white-coats

The Mississippi State Medical Association tried to get the Kingfish to remove his own comment on this website.  There was a rather vigorous discussion that took place on JJ when I posted the news about the firing of Executive Director Dr. Jerry Hall by the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure last month.   I made a comment about MSMA Executive Director Charmain Kanosky on May 22, 2017 at 7:58 AM that drew the ire of the white-coats:

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Winter gets longer

34 days until season 7 of Game of Thrones begins. There will be some pretty long episodes in this season:

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Beheaded victim ID'ed.

JPD identified the beheading victim as Jeremy Jerome Jackson on Twitter:

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Jackson makes final five

The city of Jackson issued the following press release. 

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Rebel Rags sues MSU players, Tunsil's stepdad over NCAA allegations

A copy of the lawsuit is posted below. 

Rebel Rags sued Mississippi State football players Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones for defamation in Lafayette County Circuit Court Friday.  The complaint also named Lindsey Miller and several John Does as defendants.  A NCAA Notice of Allegations charged that an unnamed Ole Miss booster gave free merchandise to two unnamed players in violation of NCAA guidelines.  Lindsey Miller is the step-father of Laremy Tunsil.

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JPD seeks federal help for two murders

JPD Chief Lee Vance held a press conference to discuss the murder of Johnny Brown and an unknown man whose head was decapitated last weekend.  Chief Vance urged anyone who had information to contact JPD or federal agencies.  He stressed there are ways to submit such information anonymously.  JPD also requested assistance from federal agencies.  He said right now no theory "was off the table".  WLBT's video of the press conference is posted below.

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Frazier arrested for shooting last year.

JPD and Hinds County deputies arrested William Frazier on December 17, 2016 for shooting into an occupied vehicle.   Frazier is the father of Kingston Frazier. JJ obtained the police report through a public records request. The police report states:

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Did Carlos' client try to smear Belhaven & employee?

A former Belhaven employee won a sexual harassment lawsuit, while Carlos the Clown's client stands accused of destroying evidence.  Erica Stewart sued Belhaven and its employee, Tarold Durham in U.S. District Court last year for sexual harassment.  Attorney Carlos Moore represented Ms. Stewart. Judge Carlton Reeves granted Durham's motion for summary judgment. However, Belhaven is a pit bull that won't let go of something between it's jaws, as it is also seeking sanctions against Ms. Stewart for getting rid of her cellphone after she was asked to provide text messages for discovery.  It also didn't help Mr. Moore's case upon discovering his client sent a nearly-nude selfie of herself to Mr. Durham before he sent a picture of his um, member, to her. 

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Facing Life's Bullies

The late Dr. Frank Pollard discussed taking on life's bullies in this 1988 sermon. 

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ole Miss defends Freeze, blames #39 & Farrar

Ole Miss released its response to the NCAA's  2017 amended notice of allegations earlier this week. The NCAA charged Ole Miss with 21 violations that took place from 2010 to 2016.  The university admitted that "significant violations occurred" regarding the conduct of its football program but then patted itself on the back for "taking responsibility" and imposing its own penalties on the football program.  However, Ole Miss fiercely denied it had lost institutional control of the program - the most serious charge made by the NCAA. 

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Headhunters in Jackson? (Updated: Body found)

JPD just tweeted the following messages:

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Bill Crawford: When are the people sovereign?

Strong words from Governor Phil Bryant in his state-of-the-state address back in January:

"To the taxpayers who hear this message, rest assured your Governor recognizes that you are sovereign. You, by the power of your vote, grant us the authority to govern. The Mississippi Constitution makes clear that, 'All power is vested in and derived from the people.'"

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Zoo volunteers needed tomorrow.

This Saturday from 8 am to 10 am, help the Master Gardeners at the Jackson Zoo do a little upkeep, then spend the rest of the day with your favorite animals!  The general Zoo Crew Volunteer meeting (new or reconnecting Zoo Crew members) is at 10 am in the Gertrude C Ford Education center. Just check in at Admissions.  Call 601-352-2580 ext 240 or email scrain@jacksonzoo.org to rsvp to either volunteer event!


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Barber murdered at work.

JPD issued the following statements on Twitter:

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Showing the money

Readers were asking so here is the Mayor's campaign finance report that was filed on May 30. He managed to raise $263,264 in his campaign.  JJ would love to post the reports for the other Mayoral candidates who were on the ballot last week but they couldn't seem to get around to actually filing their reports.

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Commish: Be ready for hurricane season.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following advisory. 

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Repost: Majority-black school districts spend more money, get worse grades in Mississippi

Note: This post originally appeared on December 4, 2012.  The post became relevant again when the Southern Poverty Law Center recently sued the state of Mississippi over the funding of education.  SPLC claimed that majority white school districts enjoyed better ratings because they received more funding while majority black school districts suffered less funding.  However, this 2012 post reviewed the Mississippi Children's First for 2011-2012 that were produced by MDE.  Sadly, MDE stopped producing them when Dr. Carey Wright assumed office.  A sampling of the reports is posted at the bottom of this post.  The data is five years old but still relevant.  JJ initially reviewed the reports to see if there was any difference or patterns between successful and failing school districts.  No real patterns developed.  However, JJ did see what the SPLC did when the reports were reviewed by race and thus delved further into the weeds.  MDE did produce the reports for 2012-2013 school year.  A sampling revealed the findings from the previous year were still valid.  Earlier post with copy of SPLC lawsuit.


Highlights of post:
-All district report cards reviewed with charts included below. 

-Districts reviewed on # of teachers hired/Total # of employees
-Total spending per student compared by grades and majority race. All federal, state, & local funding dollars is included.
-Statistics are compared between majority-black and majority-white districts. Charts included.
-Districts over 80% of one race are compared to each other. Charts included.

A review of annual report cards for all Mississippi public school districts reveals some uncomfortable trends: majority-black districts in Mississippi spend more money per student, hire a fewer percentage of teachers, and have worse ratings than majority-white districts. The picture worsened for districts at least 80% black. They spend $2,000 more per student than  districts at least 80% white while performing much worse.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Whither goes Hartford goes Jackson?

Hartford, Connecticut is has some of the same problems facing Jackson.  Joseph De Avila reported in the Wall Street Journal this week:

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Ole Miss stonewalls again

Update: JJ submitted a public records complaint to the Ethics Commission yesterday.  

Ole Miss refused to provide this website with a copy of the 2017 NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations that did not redact the name of boosters cited.  JJ submitted this request last weekend to the Office of General Counsel for Ole Miss:

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Rapist gets 55 years.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release.

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Check out the ACLU's clients

It seems the ACLU's star plaintiff in it's lawsuit against the Madison County Sheriff's Office has a rather colorful past.  One Khadafi Manning has been convicted of drug dealing and also arrested for domestic violence.  He is also suing the MCSO for targeting the Canton Estates Apartments with roadblocks and illegal searches while he sues Canton Estates for being too dangerous.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lock & load. JPD seeking armed Lorenzo Hemphill. Member of Catch & Release program.

Update: Hemphill turned himself in and is being held without bond. 

JPD identified a suspect in the shooting and armed robbery that took place at Battery Sales & Service on West Fortification Street yesterday and he is known to JJ readers.  JPD issued the following bulletins on Twitter:

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Is the mask coming off?

Brother Kali Akuno annointed himself as Chokwe Lumumba, Sr.'s spokesman when he was alive and has appropriated the same role for himself with Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.  Consider him the Prophet for the Lumumba family.  Well, the Prophet flat-out said the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce wants to remove blacks from Jackson.  As usual, he thinks in terms of nothing but race as his eyes only see black and white and by black, I mean his version of what is black. Check out the Prophet's statements in an interview given to the indypendent.org website this week:

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Shooting victim recovering

A victim of a shooting that took place during a robbery yesterday at Battery Sales & Service on West Fortification Street is recovering from surgery although he is still in critical condition.  JPD posted these messages and video on Twitter yesterday:

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Rick Cleveland mails it in from Ireland.

So, as this is written, Mississippi State and Southern Miss are about to play in a regional championship in Hattiesburg and your correspondent is roughly 4,400 miles away in Dublin City.

And your correspondent won't return until after either State or USM plays LSU in a Super Regional this weekend in Baton Rouge.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Election night.

It's now official: Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.  Richard White kicked butt in Byram.  The Florence Mayor went down in defeat.  Jake Windham won by a huge landslide in Pearl. Down in Hattiesburg, long-time Mayor Johnny Dupree lost decisively by nearly two thousand votes to State Representative Toby Barker.  Fire away in the comments. 

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NCAA charges Ole Miss with lack of institutional control, Ole Miss responds, Boosters cited.

Note: This post reports the NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations against Ole Miss.  The Ole Miss response will be reported in a later post.  

The NCAA charged Ole Miss with a lack of institutional control over its football program in an amended notice of allegations that was provided to the school in February.  The notice contains 21 charges against the program. Ole Miss posted a copy of the 2017 NCAA notice of allegations and the university's response to them on its website today. .The notice and response is posted below.  The notice states that 15 boosters were involved in the violations but redacts their names.  Several coaches and athletic department employees were allegedly involved in the cheating as well.   The alleged violations took place from 2010 to 2016.

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Worldstar star yesterday, Facebook fool today

The Clinton police have been busy.  CPD issued the following statement and mug shot.  This dude might be a future Darwin award candidate one day.  He has potential.

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Clinton PD bust alleged drug dealer

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

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Take a break.

Time to take a break from news and politics.  Check out this webcam of some Ospreys down in Orange Beach. If you visit Orange Beach and look around, you might notice a few utility poles that have no wires attached to them but have a nest at the top.  That is no mistake as the power company erected those poles just for the Ospreys.   Those little seahawks just love utility poles and would tear up the lines when building their nests.  Thus the power company installed the naked poles and even placed webcams so people can watch the little birds after they hatch.  Enjoy. If the above link does not work, try this one.


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Monday, June 5, 2017

HCSO employee arrested for DUI

Clinton police arrested an employee of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office Saturday for DUI. Al Shurden is a detention officer at the Work Center. He was released on bond. 

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Ethics Commission tells Ole Miss to produce records & names in NCAA case.

The Mississippi Ethics Commission told Ole Miss that it must provide the names of boosters who were named in an NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations.  The Commission sent a preliminary report and recommendation to Ole Miss last Friday.  Steve Robertson of Scout.com had filed a complaint with the Commission after the university refused to provide him with a copy of the amended notice. The Commission will adopt the recommendations if neither party objects or after a hearing is  held.

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Presidente Carlos Moore

Carlos the Clown is actually running for President of the National Bar Association.  NBA is a national association for black lawyers.  Mr. Moore started his "Stay Woke" campaign with this message to the Magnolia Bar:

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Jaclyn for Mayor!!!



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Not ready for prime time?

The murder of little Kingston Frazier was nothing short of evil. The Jackson metro area was paralyzed.  A family was devastated and traumatized.  Grown men and women cried when the news of the murder was reported.  Seasoned cops said it was the worst day of their careers. However, the Hinds County Sheriff's handling of the case raised questions not to be ignored.  A suspect was released.  The Amber Alert was not submitted for several hours.  Public statements were made that weren't true but were later called mistakes. Law enforcement should never be above reproach and the murder of Kingston Frazier is no exception. 

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

42% vaccination rate = measles outbreak

There is a measles outbreak in Minnehaha.  There are 73 confirmed cases and all but four patients were unvaccinated.  The Washington Post reported on June 1:

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A Worthy Career

The late Dr. Frank Pollard praised mothers in this 1988 sermon.

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Godfather returns to big screen this week.



The Godfather returns to the big screen at Malco and Tinseltown today. Malco presents it at 2:00 along with reheated popcorn. Tinseltown shows it at 2:00 and 7:00 today. Malco will show it at 7:00 and Tinseltown will show at 2:00 and 7:00 Wednesday. Cinemark released this updated trailer in 2012.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ole Miss booster sues to keep his name private in NCAA charges.

An Ole Miss booster who was disassociated from the football program sued Ole Miss to keep his name from being disclosed.  The lawsuit was filed in Hinds County Chancery Court on May 23.  A public records request asked for a copy of the NCAA amended notice of allegations.  The notice stated the names of several boosters who were disassociated from the football program.  Mr. Doe withdrew his petition on May 26 without prejudice.

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Bill Crawford: Governing between the extremes

Americans now live in a political environment dominated by extremes.
 
One burgeoning faction, looking through red tinted lenses, seeks "freedom from." Another, looking through blue tinted lenses, seeks "access to." A fading faction, looking through clear lenses, fears all will become tinted.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Cool!!!

There is a really cool way to look at Mars.  Click on this link and move your cellphone around.  This link is best clicked on a cellphone or Ipad.  enjoy.

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Broderick is back in jail.

Our boy Broderick Robinson is back in jail.  JPD issued the following press release about the arrest of Broderick Robinson and his brother.



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Football star falls

Former Mississippi State University linebacker Quinton Culberson has been on a downward spiral for the last year.  He was convicted of a felony DUI last year but continues to have substance abuse problems.  He was arrested twice in November for business burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was again arrested for violating the terms of his probation. 

Source: Carolina Panthers

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The clock is ticking

Whoever the new Mayor of Jackson is will have to make several quick decisions thanks to a new state law*. The interim Directors of Public Works and Finance can't get paid after July 1 and the JMAA Board of Commissioners will lack a quorum after August.  Anna Wolfe reported in the Clarion-Ledger yesterday:

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Real Farmer's Market closes.

A regular fixture of Jackson is sadly no more.  Doris Berry closed down her  fresh produce stand at the Farmer's Market on West Street recently.  Jacksonians enjoyed her service for over 68 years.  Ms. Berry posted this message on Facebook:

Gone

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Marshall flies

Marshall Ramsey is known for poking fun at politicians through his cartoons.  However, everyone needs a change of pace and Marshall is no exception.  He has been sketching WWII planes this week as a form of art therapy.  Check them out. 

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Pearl man gets life for trying to kill wife.

Rankin-Madison District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release.

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Birds of a feather....

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement.

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D.A.'s defenders speak out.

Defenders of embattled Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith spoke out about his Rankin County indictments at a press conference yesterday.  Othor Cain posted this video on his Facebook page:

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Tale of Two School Districts

 The Southern Poverty Law Center charged that the state favors white school districts such as Desoto County over black school districts such as Jackson Public Schools when funding education.  However, the lawsuit was long on rhetoric about discrimination and short of any analysis of the actual finances of each district.  A short comparison of the two districts is posted below.  JJ dug through the audits that are submitted to the State Auditor each year in an attempt to do Will Bardwell's homework for him. The audits reveal that Jackson spends nearly $2,000 per student than does Desoto despite having 6,111 fewer students Desoto.

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Who will watch the fox?

Well, well, well.  It seems someone doesn't want outsiders looking at public schools in Mississippi.  HB #905 would have transferred the authority to audit public schools from the State Auditor to the Mississippi Department of Education.  The bill stated:

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Junior League gives $400,000 to Children's of Mississippi

UMMC issued the following press release.

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Rick Cleveland: Blues Marathon needs a sponsor.

Jackson's highly acclaimed Mississippi Blues Marathon, which annually draws thousands of participants from all 50 states and several foreign countries, has been running for 10 years.

There might not be an 11th, and that, for my money, would be a shame.

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AG: D.A. indicted again

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Indictment: D.A. pointed a gun at girlfriend.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is on his way to the Rankin County government complex to pick up an indictment against him.  A Rankin County grand jury indicted him for one count of aggravated stalking, one count of robbery, one misdemeanor counts of simple assault domestic violence.  The Attorney General is prosecuting the case. The indictment and mug shots are posted below.

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Kingston Frazier update: The deputy in question.

A disgraced former JPD officer was working a security detail at the Kroger on I-55 North when Kingston Frazier was kidnapped on May 18.  Hinds County Deputy Mertis Walker was indicted for extortion when she was a JPD officer in 2002 but her prosecutions ended in mistrials.  It is not known where she was when six year-old Kingston Frazier was kidnapped early that morning.  He was murdered several hours later.

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Remembering the fallen

JJ kind of took a break over the holiday weekend but does not want to leave Memorial Day without posting this video produced by the Marine Corps.

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Southern Poverty Law Center sues Mississippi over education funding. (Updated)

Quite a few readers have asked about the Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit that was filed last week against the state of Mississippi over the funding of education.  It is posted below for your perusal.  The SLPC also issued the following statement on its website that provides a concise summary of the lawsuit:

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Jaclyn Mask for Mayor



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Monday, May 29, 2017

Victims names released.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations released the names of the victims killed in Lincoln County yesterday:

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"Suicide by cop was my intention."

Yesterday was a horrible day in Mississippi. A Lincoln County man killed eight people at three different locations yesterday.  One of the victims was a Lincoln County deputy.  Three women and two boys were killed as well.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

D.A. will appeal to Supreme Court

The odds of the continuance of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's trial scheduled to take place next month just increased.  Mr. Smith filed a notice of appeal with the Hinds County Circuit Court Friday.  Special Circuit Judge Larry Roberts denied the defendant's motion to bar a retrial due to double jeopardy.    Mr. Smith was indicted for improperly helping criminal defendants.  His January trial ended in a mistrial.  However, Mr. Smith has not yet filed an actual appeal.

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Trading the soul for the self

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preaches on putting God first in this 1988 sermon. He even works some Nietzsche and Hegel into one of his better sermons.  Enjoy.

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JPD reports 26th homicide.

JPD issued the following statement.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Farewell to Gregg Allman

Greg finally left this world to join Duanne in the next.  Here is a memory of those two magnificent musicians:

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Bill Crawford: Mississippians getting older.

Mississippi is getting older. No, this is not about our Bicentennial, but our people.
 
Since 1980 Mississippi's total population increased 18.5% but the population of residents aged 65 and older jumped 43.3%.  This pushed the median age up from 27.6 years in 1980 to 36.5 years in 2015. Over that time, the percentage of population aged 65 and older moved from 11.5% to 14%.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

For your viewing pleasure.

Three-day weekend and nothing to do? JJ makes some recommendations for those who want to lounge around the house this weekend.  . 

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The Burglary Blues

Someone tried, tried mind you, to rob E&L Barbeque this week in a rather humorous fashion:

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AG issues Consumer Guide on body shops

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Great Game begins

HBO dropped a new Game of Thrones trailer yesterday.  There is one scene that is pretty awesome.

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13 year-old rapist gets 25 years.

Remy Harvey was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping, armed robbery, and carjacking yesterday in Hinds County Circuit Court.  He was only 13 years old when he and 16 years-old Eddie Devine kidnapped and raped a woman at gunpoint at Hallmark Gardens Apartments in April 2014. 

Harvey yells at reporters in 2014.  Source: WAPT

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Third-grade reading-gate results: The kids are readin'.

More and  more Mississippi third-graders are learning how to read.  The little tots showed tremendous improvement on the third-grade reading-gate tests this year.  The Mississippi Department of Education press release mildly states that the passing rates improved from 85% in 2015 to 87% in 2016 to 92% this year.  However, the real story is in the weeds.  The number of schools that saw over a third of their students fail the test went from 47 in 2015 to 0 this year.  It appears that after a rough first year, the students, teachers, and parents buckled down and got to work on learning how to read. 

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Still partying in the county jail

The partying continues at the Raymond Detention Center.  Check out Demario Webster.  He is just Facebooking away while he is sitting around at the Hinds County jail.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Funeral for Kingston

Here is the funeral information for Kingston Frazier.

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Epps goes to slammer for 235 months

The Justice Department issued the following press release. 

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Should Oliver resign?

Representative Karl Oliver (R-Bull Run) tried to apologize for his lynching comments he made on Facebook but calls for his resignation grew.  The Unreconstructed Southerner made this comment on Facebook Sunday:

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Sex offender gets 40 years

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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The airport follies continue

The city of Jackson submitted an open records request to various airport authorities and their corresponding local governments throughout Mississippi.  The requests are rather interesting in that they ask for color photographs of their respective governing bodies.  Jackson did not request that there be a paragraph and arrows on the back of each color glossy photograph.

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Rick Cleveland: The ladies lead the way.

We are nearing the halfway point of 2017. Interesting to note, in Mississippi sports these first five months, women have provided the most meaningful and poignant success stories, the most lasting memories.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Drive to Survive

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release. 


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Enter the Dragon

New photos from season seven of Game of Thrones were released yesterday:

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No bond for accused Kingston killers (Updated with complete coverage)

Madison County Justice Court Judge Bruce McKinley denied bond for Dwan Wakefield, DeAllen Washington, and Byron McBride at their initial appearance today.   A preliminary hearing will be held for them on June 26 at 9:00 AM. Madison County Prosecutor Pamela Hancock told Judge McKinley that the state will seek the death penalty for McBride.

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Insurance Commissioner issues bulletin on opioids.

Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney issued the following bulletin.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

"My son didn't kill that baby!"

Byron McBride, Sr. lashed out at the media today after a Madison County Justice Court Judge denied bond for his son.  Judge Bruce McKinley denied bond for Byron, McBride Jr.  He was arrested for capital murder in the death of six year-old Kingston Frazier.  McBride attacked the media, saying they had already convicted his son.  Watch the video for yourself:

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Accused Kingston killers face Judge today

The suspects in the murder of young Kingston Frazier will make an initial appearance in Madison County Justice Court today.  However, Dwan Wakefield, Jr., DeAllen Washington, and Byron McBride will not actually appear in the courtroom, but will make their appearance through the use of video conferencing.  Death threats have been made against the suspects and law enforcement officials decided to take no chances with their safety.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dumbass of the Day

Update: Speaker Philip Gunn called on Oliver to apologize:


“I condemn the comments recently posted on Facebook by Rep. Karl Oliver,” said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. “They do not reflect the views of the Republican party, the leadership of the House of Representatives or the House as a whole. Using the word “lynched” is inappropriate and offensive. We call on Rep. Oliver to apologize.”

One of our esteemed legislators decided to get real stupid on Facebook and that is putting it mildly:

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Tag info not required for Amber Alert Activation

Many people are asking why it took roughly three hours to issue an Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier.  Little Kingston Frazier was kidnapped between around 1:15 AM Thursday morning in the parking lot of Kroger on I-55N in Jackson. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation received the Amber Alert notice at 4:06 AM and issued the alert twenty minutes later.  However, Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason blamed the delay in submitting the request to MBI on difficulty in getting the registration information for the Ebony Frazier's vehicle.  The Clarion-Ledger reported Friday:

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Med Board cans Executive Director

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure fired Executive Director Dr. John Hall less than a year after it hired him.  The Board fired him last Thursday because he and the Board apparently did not agree on how doctors should be disciplined.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Sunday morning sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard was on fire as when he preached this sermon in 1988.  It is probably his most direct commentary on society today out of the 40 sermons that have been posted on this website.  If you can't make it to church, enjoy the sermon. 

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

The cultural kudzu of East Jackson

Collection of all Gold Coast posts.

The Gold Coast didn't slow down in 1947 even after the 1946 crackdown that took place after a Rankin County Constable and bootlegger killed each other.  Some Clarion-Ledger headlines give an idea of the lawless culture that defined the Gold Coast:


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MC carjacker returned to Mississippi

The Clinton Police Department issued the following press release.

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Bill Crawford: Stand up to tax dodgers.

It's time for Mississippi taxpayers to stand up to tax dodgers.
 
It's time to revolt against the State's unfair and discriminatory behavior in the collection of taxes on retail sales.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Take a break.

This place could use some dog therapy after the last couple of days:

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Kingston Frazier update: Who told what when?

When did the Hinds County Sheriff's Office learn about the kidnapping of the late Kingston Frazier?  Sheriff Mason told reporters at a press conference yesterday that his deputy did not know a crime had been committed until 2:30 AM:

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Kingston was shot more than once.

It's time to kill a rumor about the murder of little Kingston.  This rumor is spreading like wildfire on social media:

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Capital Murder!!!!

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker arrested D'Allen Washington, Byron McBride, and Dwan Wakefield for capital murder in the death of six year-old Kingston Frazier yesterday:

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Coming soon

We could all use a break.  Check out what is coming to Netflix:

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Third person arrested in Kingston's murder.

The Madison Sheriff arrested Byron McBride a few minutes ago.  Law enforcement sources tell JJ that McBride is the suspected shooter in the murder of little Kingston Frazier.

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Wakefield was Ridgeland QB, Washington arrested.

Update #3 (3:05 PM): Washington is in custody in Madison County and is under arrest. He and his attorney left the Hinds County Sheriff's Office and went to Madison County to surrender.



Update #2 (2:55 PM): Washington turned himself in to Hinds County authorities.  David Kenney (WLBT) reported on Twitter: "I'm not sure this second suspect is in custody. He's getting into a private vehicle, no handcuffs on, with a towel to hide his face."

Update: There is a big rumor that Washington was killed by a SWAT team at the Azalea Manor apartments.  Police sources say that is not true and he is going to turn himself in later today.  

Police have in custody Dwan Wakefield of Ridgeland.  Wakefield is a person of interest in the murder of little Kingston Frazier.  Wakefield was the quarterback last year of the Ridgeland High School football team.  Keep in mind he is a person of interest, not a suspect.  His father was convicted of cocaine possession in 2011.


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Jim Hood bags $2 million from Epps vendor

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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MURDERED!!!


Update #3 (11:46 AM):  Police have Dwan Wakefield, Jr. in custody for questioning.  They are looking for DeAllen Washington as a person of interest.

Source: WLBT
 Update #2: Child is dead.  He was shot to death.   Damn.  JPD just tweeted (10:55):

Stolen Toyota linked to the auto theft/kidnapping from Kroger on I-55 was located in Madison County. A deceased child is in the backseat.

Update: Kingston is found in Gluckstadt.  Vehicle abandoned. 

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following Amber Alert and photos. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Oops!!!

Hinds County Detention Officer Teryn Bowles wrecked two vehicles at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (MLEOTA) in Rankin County nearly two weeks ago.

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Rick Cleveland: Burdeaux might be best Golden Eagle on the diamond.

Where to even start with Dylan Burdeaux, who does so much for – at least record-wise – the best team in Southern Miss baseball history?

Credit: Sun-Herald

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Treasurer Lynn Fitch & College Savings Mississippi giving out over $3,150 in scholarships

Jackson, MS. Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi are excited to host another scholarship opportunity for Mississippians.  The Race to College contest will be held during the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State Baseball Championships at Trustmark Park on May 18-19, 2017.

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ACLU's client sues Canton Estates for being too dangerous.


Did Joseph Heller literally ghost-write the ACLU's lawsuit against Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker?   The ACLU is suing the Madison County Sheriff for targeting blacks living in apartments on behalf of a client who is also suing those same apartments because they are too dangerous.  The client is also a convicted drug dealer.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Witness whacker gets life without parole.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following statement.

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Here we go again: Three JMAA Commissioner terms are expired.

The terms of three members of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Board of Commissioners expired.  Five commissioners comprise the Board.  One commissioner's term expired over two years ago.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Child dies after having breathing problems

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Sheriff hired step-daughter.

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason hired his step-daughter the day he assumed office.  She is one of the highest-paid employees at the Raymond Detention Center.  However, a 2007 Mississippi Supreme Court case allows public officials to hire step-children and step-siblings.

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Massage therapist escorted with a suspension

A massage therapist will sue the Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy after it suspended her license on May 4.   The Board caught Jiana Hong advertising her therapy services on sexually explicit and escort service websites.  Attorney Ross Barnett, Jr. took a break from practicing his impersonations of Johnny Carson monologues and filed a notice of appeal in Hinds County Circuit Court on behalf of Ms. Hong last Friday.



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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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