Bobby McCallister, better known as the former Saline County Judge, was sentenced to four years of probation. McCallister was accused of not filing his tax returns for the years of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. He admitted to this during his divorce case and was immediately suspended. Along with the four year probation, McCallister was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine. Governor Hutchinson named Barbara Webb to replace McCallister until someone else is elected.
Author: Frenchelle Johnson
From the moment i walked into GK’s restaurant i could feel the southern hospitality. My party and i were greeted at the door by Alfred Austin, who just so happens to be the owner. He showed us the layout of the foods that they were serving for that day and politely seated us. The staff was just as courteous. They checked on us regularly and our cups were never empty. Overall i had a great experience.
If you are dining in the PIne Bluff area and would like to stop by the hours of operation are Monday – Sunday 10am – 9pm. Happy hour is from 5pm-7pm. The menu changes continuousIy, but if you would like to know what the menu for the day is, the contact number is as follows: 870.619.1071.
By now i’m sure you have heard the great news of OJ “the juice” Simpson being granted parole. When the name OJ SImpson is brought up in conversation it is usually in connection to a murder trial that he was acquitted of in 1995. The murders were that of his ex wife Nicole Simpson, and good friend Ronald Goldman. Although he was acquitted most felt as if he did have some type of connection in the murder case, and deserved punishment.
Simpson was later sentenced to 33 years when he was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping. Because of his race and social standing this comes at no surprise. According to Huffington Post, when a black person commits a crime they are more likely to be convicted than when a white person commits a crime.
Simpson was a model inmate while serving his time and even completed anger management courses. When the question of what Simpson will do once he got out came up, his former manager replied “The first thing he’ll do is eat sushi and probably a steak”. Although we are not for certain what he will do when he gets out, we are certain he will be released in October!
Social Media: The Platform for Attention
Social media use to be a great way to stay in touch with old friends, find new family members, and network with others who share common interests. Although it still is a great way to accomplish these things, Social media sites have started to become a breeding ground for violence, online predator’s, online bullying, scams, deceit, and those seeking attention because they know others are watching. It is as disturbing as the Movie Untraceable, where involves a serial killer who rigs contraptions that kill his victims based on the number of hits received by a websiteKillWithMe.com that features a live streaming video of the victim. Millions of people log on, hastening the victims’ deaths.
Steve ‘Stevie Steve’ Stephens, who recently posted a video to Facebook after he murdered an elderly man, is a great example of someone who needs the approval of others and uses social media to do it. Stevie stated on Facebook live that he was having problems with his girlfriend, Joy Lane, and just woke up one Friday and couldn’t take it anymore. It is unclear to me how someone (girlfriend, mom, etc.) could push you to the point of wanting to randomly take that out on the love ones of others. This is an act of cowardly emotional behavior. He was literarily whining about how no one cares about him and how much he lost in gambling and how his girlfriend is driving him crazy. Pathetic how he does not have enough inner courage to say, forget her and find another girl who won’t drive him to the point of murdering someone’s grandfather. In my opinion, men, especially those of color, are not allowed to exhibit this kind of behavior and especially over a woman that you are tired of dealing with the obvious stupidity the two of them have in common. After the incident on facebook, Stevie has fled the state and was last seen in Philadelphia. According to NBC, “Philadelphia police put eight elementary schools and a high school on lockdown midday Monday as they looked into reports of the Cleveland Facebook shooting suspect being in the Fairmount Park area.
Police stressed in a short news release that as of 1:30 p.m. there was “no indication that that subject is in the (Belmont) Plateau area.” Police had received multiple 911 calls around 12:30 p.m. indicating that the suspect, Steve Stephens, could be in the large urban park.”
It took Wesley Scott Alexander only hours to make a make a GoFundme page and has raised over $28,000. Although I want to encourage support of the family, We must remember how people set up GoFundme pages and in the end never do anything to help the family. At the bottom of the gofundme page, Alexander states that “I am working with GoFundMe to make contact with the family as we speak. GoFundMe will ensure all funds are directly deposited into the victims’ bank account.” I don’t think that GoFundMe makes you give the money to anyone else if you start the campaign, although you are allowed start campaigns for friends and family.
Social Media is being used to get attention from others. Unfortunately, there are many people who use these platforms for attention seeking and do the vilest things to get the attention they so desperately need. Well I say it’s a pathetic and selfish act.