Here in Mississippi each community is pretty much on its own:
Elections have consequences. So do years of budget cuts. Last week’s talk of MDH taking the offense against COVID-19 was hot air as the agency is a shell of what it once was. That is the bad news.
Worse is the uneven local response to the pandemic. Here in Wiggins the City closed its open air parks to prevent people from congregating yet allows business to remain open where the customers congregate inside to make their purchases. For the record we walk by Blaylock Park every morning and my anecdotal observation is few people ever used the walking track there before COVID-19 while the Pavilion by the bathrooms was always popular and it remains so as a large group of younger folks was congregated there last Friday morning. We’re lucky to not have a reported case of COVID-19 in Stone County but there are clinics doing testing. I imagine it is a matter of time before we score the first unlucky winner.
Last Thursday I was down in Bay St Louis on business. Continue reading “For those of you that haven’t figured this out……”
What you folks see on Slabbed is a small fraction of the muck we are leaked on a regular basis such as the following arrest report of Fred “Dub” Hornsby back in 2017 after he was involved in a ruckus with his girlfriend. Slabbed has had this jewel for almost a year:
After Councilman Robby Ellis and his wife, Chelse, were arrested Saturday on domestic violence simple assault charges, the Sun Herald filed a records request to obtain the police incident report, arrest records and mugshots, along with the court documents.
However, the city denied access to the booking photos and the arresting officer’s full narrative.
Police Chief Wayne Payne said, “everything goes through the (city) attorney,” before any information is released.
In D’Iberville, W. Fred Hornsby III serves as both city attorney and prosecutor.
Why would Hornsby block the release of public information available everywhere else in the state? Perhaps it was his experience in Biloxi but it is appears more likely to be favorable treatment given the politically connected alleged perpetrators. And without the viewpoint of the police report for the public to see, you end up with an PR blitz from the alleged perpetrators massaging the message: Continue reading “Arrest Reports and Mugshots are not State Secrets in Biloxi even if it involves the D’Iberville City Prosecutor”
There are a few different ways to look at the stealing of welfare money going on up in Jackson but the question I’ve had since almost the beginning still haunts me: Why did the State Auditor cut out the US Attorney’s office in this matter. Shadrick issuing the press release after the fact advertising the meeting with the FBI was a nice clue that eau de landfill smell we’re sensing is not a mirage. Add in former pro wrestler Ted Dibiase and his son and all the ingredients for a first class political clusterf*ck are present. This topic is certainly on my radar.
If I were one of the Plaintiff victims of the sexual abuse it would sure seem to me like the entire power structure was stacked against any of the victims getting justice after being buggered by Catholic clergy. Just a thought but the Boston Globe broke this story back in 2002 and here we are 18 years later still unraveling the official cover-up. Maybe instead of helping a male dominated organization that spent decades protecting pedophiles spin what they did Judge Zainey and the Bensons would have engaged in more productive pursuits insisting changes be made to make the Church relevant in the 21st century which today it is not.
Hey Doug, Chris Roberts has passed……from an apparent suicide . Please say prayer his children and other family members. ~ Tom Heaney
Like everyone else I saw this piece of news first thing this morning. Like former Harrison County Sup William Martin, Roberts took his own life rather than answer to Federal criminal charges.
Its the season for Heartbreak ~ Nowdy 10/20/19