I am a subscriber to the Macon Beacon, a small weekly paper from east Mississippi. Why? The Beacon was instrumental in memorializing institutional voter fraud and race discrimination by the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee which became the basis for United States v. Ike Brown, the first case brought under the Voting Rights Act to protect white victims of discrimination. I continue to take the Beacon because of the fine journalistic work of its editor, Scott Boyd. I wrote in my book Injustice:
Published by Scott Boyd, the Beacon had been fearlessly and relentlessly covering Brown’s antics for years. While the national media was primarily interested in questioning the Bush administration’s decision to bring the case in the first place, the Beacon diligently memorialized crucial political events and reported the straight facts.
The Beacon is not available online (P.O. Box 32, Macon, MS, 29241; [email protected]) so I’ve clipped and posted the unbelievable story of a mobile home swindler below. Actually, the story is perfectly believable to readers of the Beacon.
Unfortunately, a sort of lawlessness continues to infect Noxubee County, Mississippi. Jury tampering, murder, bootlegging, assaults in the public library and tragic yet routine car accidents fill the pages of the Beacon. Even a man crossing the nation in a horse wagon managed to get run over by a semi while passing through Noxubee County.
This week’s edition features an ingenious swindler who sold the same mobile home multiple times to different people. The ticket to the scheme? A bucket of paint. She sold the mobile home, then repainted it, so the first owner couldn’t find it, then sold it to someone else. Again, a clip: