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A-1 Pallets Files Restraining Order

Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas granted a temporary restraining order against the city of Jackson yesterday on behalf of A-1 Pallet Company.

A-1 Pallet Company owner Charlotte Reeves said she had her attorney Tom Starling file the order because she feared the city would attempt an illegal demolition of her business.

"I had heard that the city was going ahead with its decision to tear down my business without even giving my attorney a chance to argue," Reeves said. She added that she feared Jackson Mayor Frank Melton was prone to duck procedure and begin demolitions without the consent of the proper authorities.

"I have no reason to think the mayor wouldn't try something illegal like that, especially after what happened on Ridgeway Street," Reeves said. Melton and Dets. Michael Recio and Marcus Wright faced felony charges last April for the demolition of a duplex at 1305 Ridgeway Street on Aug. 26, 2006. A Hinds County jury found the mayor and his cohorts not guilty, though the mayor never denied demolishing the duplex.

Code enforcement found numerous violations against A-1 Pallet Company last month, after Melton declared war on the property at a recent administrative meeting. The City Council refused to grant Reeves a continuance on the proposed demolition Tuesday night, despite concerns expressed by Councilman Marshand Crisler that the city does not have the money to finance the expensive demolition.

"I know tearing that thing down will cost more than $500,000, and I know we don't have it in our budget. Money is a big issue with the city right now," Crisler said.

Melton did not immediately return calls.

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128924
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So, is A-1 Pallet the worse looking business in Jackson? After all, it is what it is, a recycling co. What is the deal with the structure? Is it feared that workers will be harmed? I saw in a report that there were pigeons there. Well, I also saw some pigeons perched on the Gov.'s mansion. Why not tear the mansion down first. Then proceed with A1. melton can mess up a junk-yard.

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justjess
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2007-06-21T13:13:36-06:00
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128925
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Go get 'em, A-1. Don't back down from the bullies. :)

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Lady Havoc
Date
2007-06-21T13:49:23-06:00
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128926
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I just hope people wake up soon, and quick! When you have Kent upset, who has a show with Larry and Ben, then you really have messed up. He is a mild mannered, straightforward host who focuses on business and finance around the Metro area. Even Larry on the radio sounded like he's had it with Melton this morning. We can only hope! This is way beyond it being about any one particular group that is suffering, and is now a crisis for all of Jackson.

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pikersam
Date
2007-06-21T15:58:50-06:00
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128927
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Go, A-1! Stand up for your constitutional rights! Wake up Jackson - your place could be the next target.

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-06-21T16:31:27-06:00
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128928
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Yeah! Wake Up Jackson! You go girl!

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pikersam
Date
2007-06-21T16:37:47-06:00
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128929
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I'd bet he wants the room for his friends.

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Ironghost
Date
2007-06-21T17:39:21-06:00
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128930
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A note to the person who is running wake up jackson.... 1. Good job! 2. Need more information. Not just items to buy. 3. Put a vote up or something. 4. Make sure the links do not open in a new window - too many windows keep popping up. I'll even volunteer some web design services :) 5. I forwarded this link to a few producer frineds at WJTV and members of the jackson underground :)

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Puck
Date
2007-06-22T08:29:21-06:00
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128931
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Puck, please send an email to [email][email protected][/email] I need help really, really, really bad.

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-06-22T08:32:32-06:00
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128932
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Check your email, honey :)

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Puck
Date
2007-06-22T08:46:21-06:00
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128933
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THANK YOU!

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-06-22T08:50:38-06:00
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128934
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Puck, that would be cool if you helped Wake Up. It appears there are several members, and we need more!

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pikersam
Date
2007-06-22T09:12:54-06:00
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128935
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Puck and Pike (tee hee), let's move the Wake Up Jackson talk over here.

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-06-22T10:45:44-06:00
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128936
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Frank's at it again. Go here.

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-11T15:41:43-06:00

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