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Political nicknames, Johnny Cash, Fat Elvis

Mississippi, Our Neighbor

Who has the best nickname in Mississippi politics this year? I'll give you a hint. It's not Cleotra "Popsickle" Tanner, who's running for Humphreys County Supervisor. And it's not Bolivar County Constable hopeful Johnny "8-Ball" Harris either. The number-one nicknamed candidate in Mississippi politics this election season has to be John "Cheese Burger" Jones, who's running for Constable in Tallahatchie County. McDonaldland experts agree that, if elected, Constable Cheese Burger will prove to be no match for the mumbling arch-fiend known as Hamburgler.

Cash Money

File under cool things: A grassroots effort is currently underway to place a bronze statue of Johnny Cash at the intersection of Cooper and Walker where Memphis music legend Cash and the Tennessee Two played their first show at Galloway United Methodist Church. Mississippi sculptor Bill Beckwith has been tapped to make the piece. Beckwith has previously created major works honoring Elvis Presley, William Faulkner, B.B. King, and Kermit the Frog. If funded, the sculpture will be unveiled May 1, 2016, the 60th anniversary of Cash's "I Walk the Line." Fund-raising on ioby for the first phase of the project has been extended through midnight, Friday, May 15th.

Neverending Elvis

While shopping in a Nashville Walmart last week, your Pesky Fly stumbled onto this "Fat Elvis" piggy bank. Taking Care of Bacon!

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