US Attorney appears to be closing in on Mayor Dupree with grab of election soldier (PART 1)

The federal government is fast at work building case after case involving high level public officials in Forrest County and Hattiesburg Mississippi. Mayor Dupree suffered a devastating blow when his longtime friend and campaign manager, Kenneth Fairley Sr., was convicted of stealing federal money designated for housing the poor. The money was reportedly to allegedly […]

Sheriff Billy McGee takes Plukey’s salary and divides it up among his inner circle, including his future son-in-law.

Sheriff Billy McGee has taken Charles “Plukey” Bolton’s salary and divided it among his inner circle. Bolton was paid just over $80,000 annually. He was recently convicted on 9 felonies stemming from fraudulent income tax return filings. Sheriff McGee is reported to be grooming his future son in law, Nick Calico, to become the next candidate […]

Petal Mississippi native used his medical training to revive a drowned Afghan toddler while conducting counterinsurgency operations Sept. 11

Local hero Flashback MARJAH DISTRICT, HELMAND PROVINCE,, AFGHANISTAN 09.29.2011 Story by Sgt. Earnest J. Barnes II Marine Expeditionary Force The day started out as a normal day in Afghanistan for Seaman Apprentice Byron McGill, a Navy corpsman from Petal serving with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. He checked his gear, as well as […]

Dupree will not seek to recover $840,000 in losses from top political contributor’s “rope-a-dope” management of sewer project.

“My (arbitrator’s) conclusion is that the city and Mr. Wallace have engaged in what I’m going to call a rope-a-dope approach to this case, to this contract, to this litigation without any real effort to provide meaningful factual or legal defenses” (page 28 lines 4-9) A $1.8 million dollar sewer project turned into a massive loss for […]

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

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

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 […]