Fairley’s motion to continue reveals issues with defense and a window into the prosecution (Part 1)

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A recent motion to continue court filing by Televangelist Kenny Fairley and his attorney not only reveal significant issues with the defense in his fraud trial, but they also reveal new information about the government’s dual investigations, involving the FBI and HUD, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s related prosecution. The most significant aspect of this case […]

HPSD Superintendent reportedly resigned after pressure from Board Member to keep Supervisor’s wife on the payroll

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Hattiesburg Public School District has been on a financial downward spiral ever since 2011, when two things happened. Katrina grant funds ran out, and James Bacchus became Superintendent of HPSD. Bacchus’ appointment was a shock to many, as Bacchus had done a terrible job in his public interview, according to many in attendance. Bacchus also […]

April Fools: City abandons controversial land application waste water plan in favor of aerial discharge system

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The Hattiesburg City council has been facing  the threat of protest and lawsuits over it’s controversial land application treatment method for discharging its waste water through a sprinkler type system installed in Forrest and Lamar Counties. Now, Mary Dryden, Henry Naylor, Kim Bradley, and Carter Carroll have come up with a clever plan to treat […]

Training documents reveal Assistant Chief Eddie Wilson doesn’t meet basic academic requirements to be an officer

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Documents obtained exclusively by the Hattiesburg Patriot reveal that newly promoted Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Wilson, not only lacked the certifications to take the exam for his previous Lieutenant’s position; but he wasn’t even qualified to take the Engineer’s exam (a position below Lieutenant); this according to the department’s own academic requirements. Wilson leapfrogged over […]