Gov. Christie: Best to square your story with the evidence held by people who have criminal and other exposure and want to tell the truth…

News reports about Christie’s childhood friend appointed to the Port Authority state:

A letter from David Wildstein’s attorney says “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference he gave […]

The Suspect Makes Clear He Is Knowingly Waiving His Rights.

From an actual interview.

Investigator: Well, you know before I ask any questions, I have to advice you of your rights.

Suspect: Yeah. I got the right to remain silent. Got the right to have an attorney.

Investigator: Ok, but I have to read it out to you, okay?

Later, after the rights were read, […]

The pending loss of a Civil Rights area landmark building in Meridian

Regular readers of this blog are familiar with the sad story of the gradual collapse of the store at Money, Mississippi, where essential events leading up to the murder of Emmett TIll occurred in the Summer of 1955.

There’s a similarly sad tale recounted on the Mississippi Historic Preservation site, about the planned demolition […]

W.C. Handy’s Orchestra, in Memphis, circa 1910


Handy’s Orchestra

This is the orchestra the year after they’d moved from Clarksdale, Mississippi, where they had been the Knights of Pithias Orchestra, and about four years before Handy adapted “Mr. Crump Don’t ‘Low” into “The Memphis Blues” and discovered that there was a fortune to be made in publishing blues music. Handy […]

Marshall Ramsey on Greenwood politics

Readers may not be aware, but the other day the acting police chief in Greenwood announced his retirement to the city council, and, at the same time, stated his view that the mayor was “the antichrist.” And Beelzebub, a deceiver and the “seven heads and ten horns on Satan, the Devil himself.” (I think he […]

L&B’s Meat Market going all in for bringing fresh fish to Oxford, plus a red snapper recipe

L&B’s Meat Market, at 2008 E. University Ave across from Kroger’s (contact info below) is bringing fresh fish– much from the Gulf Coast– to Oxford. There are a couple of ways to go. His basic model is that you order a set amount by Wednesday noon, it is delivered by Thursday at 4, and they […]

Startup Weekend at the Ole Miss Insight Park February 7th

The Insight Park business development center at Ole Miss is going to have a Startup Weekend event on February 7th.

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have […]

A new amusement park in DeSoto County?


Ride the equity slide! Measure your foot against the chancellor’s foot!

From the courthouse in Hernando, Mississippi.

You know you’re letting folks down with your blog…

… when your mother complains about the lack of posts.

Posting will resume shortly.

Spies of Mississippi: Independent Lens documentary about the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission tonight on PBS

The documentary Spies of Mississippi, a historhy of the Mississippi Soevereignty Commission, which was the segregationist spying agency funded by the State of Mississiippi in the 50s and 60s, is on Public Television tonight. It sounds like a good one; unfortunately, I’m going to have to watch it later.