Posts Tagged ‘TN’

This Is 50 covers Smoke Dogg 870

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Who: Smoke Dogg 870

Hailing from: Camden, Arkansas

Current Location: Shelbyville, Tennessee

Current Project: New single “I’m Leaning” (coming soon)

A little known fact is that Arkansas is a hotbed of untapped urban talent, particularly where independent music artists are concerned. Smoke Dogg 870 is not exception in that regard – in fact, he hails from the South Central part of Arkansas, one of the most beautiful parts of the state. His art only lends to the aesthetics of the landscape.
He currently resides in Shelbyville, Tennessee, less than an hour away from the music mecca known as Nashville. He is not only an artist in his own right, but also a label owner. ATM (“Already the Mob”) is the imprint. But the drive to become a stellar success is what pushes Smoke Dogg 870 to become a star. He cites his family, particularly his late mother, as his reason for his solid work ethic and determined spirit. In fact, he is certain he will become a rags to riches story in a very short period of time.
We caught up with Smoke Dogg 870 earlier today and here’s what he had to say:

Tell us about yourself.

SMOKE DOGG 870: I’m an independent artist who runs a label called “Already the Mob”(ATM) that I started from the ground up. I currently live in Shelbyville, Tennessee. I’ve been back and forward from here and Arkansas my entire life. I pride myself in my music because it’s based on my real life. I’ve been through a lot and things are finally looking up for me. My mom passed away a couple years ago and she has been my biggest inspiration to keep it pushing with my music career. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister who have been there for me since Day 1 – always encouraging me to keep it pushing. I’ve been making music over half my life. I released my first mixtape at the age of 14.

Tell us about your new single “I’m Leaning”:

SMOKE DOGG 870: It’s a party song that will have everyone vibing.

Arkansas is a hotbed of raw talent. How does being from there influence your style and art?

SMOKE DOGG 870: Being from Arkansas helped me find myself in the type of music I wanted to make. Being that I was in an area where Louisiana, Atlanta and Tennessee were right up the road, their music always came to me, so hearing all the different styles, lingo, etc. showed me that I could be myself and my people would embrace it. Being that I’m from a poverty stricken city and being able to make it out made me want to make a lot of inspirational music to give other people hope that it is possible.

What sets you apart from other artists?

SMOKE DOGG 870: I have been through a lot in my life and my music reflects that. I tell the story from the other side of the gun. You can hear the pain in my voice when you listen to me. I show my fans that not all artists talk about the “glamorous” side of life. I give my fans something they can relate to.

Where can we expect to see your career in 5 years?

SMOKE DOGG 870: I see myself on top of the game, making ways for other people to make it out the struggle and see a better side of life.

Do you have hopes of getting into any other avenue(s) of entertainment?

SMOKE DOGG 870: I really want to get into acting. I love putting on a show. I’ve always wanted to see myself in a movie or two.

Follow Smoke Dogg 870 on social media:

Facebook – already the mob
Instagram- @officialsmokedogg870
Snapchat – smokedogg870

For booking, features, appearances, etc., contact



TN, AR. and MS rank in top 15 states for hot car deaths

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi all rank in the top 15 states for hot car deaths.

Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi all rank in the top 15 states for hot car deaths.

With a heat index near the triple digits, parents and caretakers should remember to check their vehicle for their children before they walk away.

Experts say the average temperature inside a car can rise 19 degrees in 10 minutes and 29 degrees in 20 minutes.

As temperatures rise, children left in hot cars can become sick very quickly. Experts say people left in a hot car can suffer from heat stroke, which happens when the body’s core temperature reaches about 103 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s not really a way to recover from heat stroke on one’s own, so unless a person is found quickly, they’ll likely die.

Earlier this week, Real Value Inn employee Sharunda McDowell found several kids inside a truck, took them out and brought them inside. She says they were a mess, dehydrated, had all wet themselves, and were starving. They had been in the car for several hours when she found them.

Two hours later, their grandmother showed up.

She will appear in court Wednesday.

Source: TN, AR. and MS rank in top 15 states for hot car deaths

Prescription Drug Sweep, Names Released of Dozens Charged

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


Here are some of the highlights:

In total, throughout Operation Pilluted, Arkansas state and federal authorities have charged 140 individuals with prescription drug crimes, including 94 federal defendants in five separate indictments, and 46 state defendants. Included in that total are 4 doctors, 4 nurses, and 5 pharmacists.

Seven arrests were made today at the KJ Medical Clinic in Little Rock, including Dr. Jerry Reifeiss, prescribing physician, Kristen Holland, pharmacist at Bowman Curve Pharmacy, and Aaron Borengasser, physician’s assistant, formerly with Artex Medical Clinic, which later changed its name to KJ Medical Clinic.

Also indicted in the case, Christopher Watson, 42, of Greenbrier. The licensed pharmacist is alleged to have engaged in the unauthorized distribution of Schedule II, III and IV pharmaceutical narcotics from his family owned and operated store in Perryville.

Nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers across four states took part in the operation.

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Christopher Grant Watson, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen, 42, Conway
Eric Flynn Horton, 48, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr., 64, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr., 29, Conway
Lorrie Jean Kirk, 55, Bigelow
Jonathan Arnell Jones, 30, Little Rock
Jesse Lee McGraw, 56, Conway
Joe Shering Jackson, 31, Little Rock

Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Hydrocodone/Oxycodone
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
Eric Flynn Horton
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr.
Jonathan Arnell Jones
Joe Shering Jackson

Conspiracy to Obtain Prescription Narcotics by Fraud, and Obtaining Prescription Narcotics by Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
Roy Lamont Willard, 35, Conway
Jessica Tucker Monk, 33, Perryville
Jeremy Ray Johnson, 32, Cabot
Andrea Dawn Reynolds, 34, Conway
Lloyce Jermane Love, 37, Conway
Brenda Kay Ebsen, 58, Mayflower
Gary Wayne Strickland, 56, Conway
Dorothy Jo Flowers, 65, Conway
Beau D. Armstrong, 30, Hot Springs
Brenda Giles Jackson aka Brenda Bates, 55, Conway
Tammy Kay Sharp, 49, Mayflower
Sherman Ray Tiner, Jr., 50, Conway
Mason Dewayne Tiner, 18, Russellville
Jessica Marie Whiddon, 27, Hot Springs
Stacie R. Dukes, 56, Mayflower
Angelia Gayle Ferguson, 45, Greenbrier
Daphne Lynette Garner, 40, Conway
Doris Jean Johnson, 58, Conway

Possession and Issuing Counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes
Tammy Kay Sharp

Misprision of a Felony
Tommy Watson, 66, Greenbrier

Healthcare Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson

Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Joe Shering Jackson

Drug User/Addict in Possession of a Firearm
Christopher Grant Watson

Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
Joe Shering Jackson
Eric Flynn Horton

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Anthony Markeith King, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Anthony Markeith King, 39, Little Rock
Christopher Dion Manson, 31, Little Rock
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D., 44
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D., 60, Conway
Felicie Wyatt, M.D., 41, Memphis, TN
Kristin L. Raines, 38, Little Rock
Aaron Paul Borengasser, 35, Little Rock
Stella Osei Green, 52, Little Rock
Jason Dewayne Sowers, 38, Pine Bluff
Randy Eugene Chane, 52, Houston, TX
Gerry Hill, 29, Little Rock
Larosha Danette Hall, 33, Pine Bluff
Densheo Lorraine Davis, 43, Natchez, MS
Amber Marnique Smith, 27, Mabelvale
Kristen L. Holland, 33, Bryant
Justin Russell Dyer, 25, Little Rock
Edward Lee Palmer, II, 23, Conway
Kenneth Darrail Lowery, 25, Conway

Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II and III controlled substances
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D.
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D.
Stella Osei Green
Kristin L. Raines
Kristen L. Holland
Kenneth Darrail Lowery
Amber Marnique Smith
Edward Lee Palmer, II
Jason Dewayne Sowers

Man Who Fathered 23 Children in TN, 3 in AR, Arrested for Not Paying Child Support

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014


Turnage has at least 26 children by almost as many women. Most of them are in Memphis, where he lives, but three mothers live in Forrest City. They went to court to get Turnage to pay child support.

Twenty-three-year-old Miesha Davis is the mother of a two-year-old. She says Turnage was ordered to pay her $60 a week for the child, but so far she hasn’t seen a dime.

She says she got a clue he had other women when she first met him. “It got to me when he said, ‘You’re my Forrest City girlfriend.’ I was like, your girlfriend in Forrest City? How many girlfriends you got somewhere else?” says Davis.

She did some investigating and found out, “that he had more than one baby momma.”

Turnage divides his time between Memphis and Forrest City where he has a night club called Club Envy. Davis says she met Turnage at one of his clubs.

“He was telling people to come and asked me to take him out to breakfast.” She said he persisted and she finally hooked up with him.

Davis says the key to Turnage’s success with women is his clubs, “by telling them you come down here. You get free drinks on me.”

One woman called Turnage a ho. Davis agrees. “I guess he is. He’s gotta be. He’s got a lot of kids. I mean different women, got some on the way.”

The Heat Female Pick Of The Week Is Creshunda Miller

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


The Heat Female Pick Of The Week Is Creshunda Miller She Is The Owner at Bodacious Bodywear In Memephis.

Bodacious Bodywear
2838 Hickory Hill Rd Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 417-7030


Y’all see why these haters don’t phase me? Deelishis loved her dress! Says she wants 10 more! Beautiful lady beautiful attitude. Imma dress every celeb that comes to Memphis! Don’t believe me just watch!








Thursday, February 23rd, 2012


This is Madea, I was coming on this interlink email thang to let y’all know that I’m going on tour. That’s right, on the road in a bran new play called MADEA GETS A JOB!! Times done got hard on my side of town so I went to work. They making an old woman come out of retirement. This show is hilarious. I can’t wait to get out there and make you hurt yoself laughin.

Now listen, I know times are hard right now so I told these promoters that in every city I wanted the tickets to start at $25. NOTICE I SAID START AT $25. Ok. But they go up from there. Two thangs I want you to be sure of… One is that I said START AT $25, and the other is that I wanted to be sure that everybody can come have a good time. Now if you order on that computer they make you pay a whole lot extra charges. So what I would suggest is that you take a trip to the theatre box office and save them $15 and sometimes $30 fees that they put on top of the ticket prices. I ain’t got nothing to do with that. That’s they fees chil’, they call it a service charge. So to avoid them high fees, go to the box office honey. And get ’em at the price that I’m telling you it is. I wish all the tickets could be $25 but they can’t cause the show is very expensive. So the highest ticket price is $85. That’s still cheaper than a concert ticket. And this is a big show, and the ending is going to blow your mind. Y’all know I don’t do nothing half way. I’m adding dates all year long, but these are the first few cities. And tickets are on sale now!

Memphis, TN March 15th – 18th, 2012 Orpheum Theatre Tickets Available Now
Chicago, IL March 22nd – 25th, 2012 Arie Crown Theatre Tickets Available Now
Greenville, SC March 29th, 2012 Bi-Lo Center Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Birmingham, AL March 30th – April 1st, 2012 Concert Hall Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Roanoke, VA April 5th, 2012 Roanoke Coliseum Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Washington, DC April 6th – 7th, 2012 Verizon Center Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Richmond, VA April 8th, 2012 Richmond Coliseum Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Atlanta, GA April 12th – 15th, 2012 Fox Theatre Tickets go on sale Fri 02/27/12
Los Angeles, CA April 20th – 21st, 2012 Nokia Theatre Tickets go on sale now
Detroit, MI Apr 26th – 29th, 2012 Fox Theatre Detroit Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Shreveport, LA May 3rd, 2012 Hirsch Coliseum Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Baton Rouge, LA May 4th, 2012 River Center Tickets Go On Sale Soon
New Orleans, LA May 5th, 2012 Orleans Arena Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Mobile, AL May 6th, 2012 Mobile Civic Center Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Dallas, TX May 10th – 13th, 2012 Verizon Theater Tickets Go On Sale Soon
Baltimore, MD May 17th – 20th, 2012 Lyric Theater Tickets Go On Sale Soon

It’s time to laugh with MADEA GETS A JOB.
See you soon,


Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Talk about spunk and a whole lot of tenacity and you have to be talking about FaLisa JaNayè!

This lady has so much joy in her that you can’t help but to feel it every time she opens her mouth. It was much more than an interview that was shared between her and Nik-o-Licious, it was an outta body experience. Being grounded in God, she sends chills to the core of your soul when she describes how her career has taken off in a direction all of its own. When FaLisa JaNayè had her first conversation with The Heat, they both knew this would be a lifelong relationship. She makes you reflect on your life in a way that almost brings tears to your eyes when you hear about her success and how God has blessed her to simply bless others. I could go on and on about her, but I believe it’s time for you to check Ms. FaLisa JaNayè out for yourself.
FJ: I’m gonna pull over right here at the mall and just chit chat with you a little bit at home, in Columbus, MS.
The Heat: Columbus, MS, is that where you’re from?
FJ: I’m from a little small town called Crawford actually. Crawford MS, population about six hundred, same place Jerry Rice and Clarence Weatherspoon are from. (she laughs hard)
The Heat: When did you first discover that this music thing was for you?
FJ: Let’s see, 2002 when I came home from Germany and I started with my brother doing his Hip Hop thing. And right after that I started to get in the studio a little bit on my own and in 2007 I decided to go solo.
The Heat: “You Won’t Miss Your Water”. It takes me back home.
FJ: That song, first of all, I didn’t write it. A guy named Larome Powers wrote it, out of Memphis, TN. Actually he’d written that song for some guy and I was on the phone with him and I heard it and said, “I like it”. He said, “no, this is a little too grown up for you” and I go “no it isn’t”. I told him, if you don’t give me that song, Imma steal it…(she laughs hard). So finally he gave it to me. We went in the studio, took about two days to lay it down, and here we go.
The Heat: “Sweet Love”. I gotta tell you, that’s hot!
FJ: I wrote that song about eight years ago. I had just gotten off the phone with my husband. I had been out of town for about two or three weeks. I was missing him, he was missing me, and he was saying all the goodies on the phone I needed to hear and when I hung up, I wrote that song in about five minutes…(she laughs of pure joy).
The Heat: You’ve been doing this music now since 2007 as a solo artist.
FJ: I love it! I don’t think I would want to be doing anything else other than this. Tomorrow I’ll be attending the big party for the movie to be released in November. I am so excited because I have two songs on the soundtrack and plus I played a cameo role in the movie as a reporter. So I am so excited to see myself on the big screen and hear my songs on the soundtrack it’s like crazy!
The Heat: So tell us how you’re managing to rock, motherhood, familyhood, and careerhood?
FJ: I pray none stop. When you see me smiling, I’m praying. When you see me on that stage, I’m praying. I’m praying that I don’t fall, that somebody don’t grab me…(she giggles at the thought). I’m praying the promoter don’t run off with my money…(she laughs again). I’m praying they buy my CD. I’m praying don’t nobody start shooting and fighting. When you see me, I’m praying!
The Heat: Southern Soul, R&B, Blues, what’s your style?
FJ: (Still hysterically laughing) I’m Soul R&B…I hate for people to say, “oh you’re strictly a Southern Soul artist”. I’m a Michael Jackson girl first and foremost. I came up with Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige. Those are my idols. I love Michael Jackson voice, his showmanship. I love Mary J voice, her strength in her vocals the meaning in her Lyrics. I love Shirley Ceaser, you know I’m a gospel girl to my heart. I love that old tyme gospel, you know when you be humming and clapping your hands and stumping your feet. That’s me.
The Heat: You seem to really feel what you’re doing.
FJ: When my audience receives me the way they do, and show so much love, it’s hard for me to stand there and do the TV show. I have to give them folks what they looking for. I got to bring it!
The Heat: Tell us about the movie.
FJ: The movie is entitled, “The Governor’s Daughter” and one of ATL’s very own, Lawyer Henderson, is the writer, producer, and director. He’s a mini Tyler Perry. He ain’t playing wit’it. He gave me the best part, I’m a reporter, so I can run my mouth. You know I’m from the country and I have never been in front of a camera but I told him, “Gimmie this paper, what I got to do”. (that joyful laugh rings in again) Then I got the part, I found out I had more than one line, more like six or seven pages. I was like, “wait a’minute this is more like a song, this kind of hard”,  but I pulled it off. (still laughing)
The Heat: Rumor has it that you’re doing this with No managers, No production company, Nobody?
FJ: (She lets out a Michael Jackson scream)No Mam! Webber Entertainment doesn’t owe NOBODY! You are absolutely right on that rumor. But guess what, I don’t have a 9 to 5  job. This is my job, this is my bread and butter. God has just been blessing me on top of blessings!  That’s why I want my voice heard so the next young lady out there can hear me and know she can still go to school, be a mommy, be a wife, be a single parent, hold it down, and do what she gotta do. It’s just me! God has just been blessing me.
The Heat: Tell us about your blessing landing a feature video with Jet Magazine?
FJ: Now wow, you giving me chills Nik.  I’m getting teary eyed. I was in Chicago with a friend shooting a video. I guess it was  just being in the right place at the right time. The taxi driving was taking me back to the hotel when I noticed Johnson Publishing Company name in lights. I asked him, “Is that THE Johnson’s Publishing company”, and he said, “you know you’re at the hotel right next door to it”. The next day before check out, I went over there with a CD in my hand and a business card, that’s all I had. As far as I got was the security guard, his name was Willie. He was so sweet. He tried to call and get somebody but he couldn’t . I left my business card and that CD with him and about three weeks later I got the call asking how we could be a benefit to each other and we went from there.  A few weeks later my video was up as a feature on their site and I screamed, yell, and jumped for joy! I am the very first Southern Soul female artist to be featured on their website. I am the very first Southern Soul artist to be featured ever in Signature J Magazine. I am the very first Southern Soul artist to do what I do!
The Heat: Well let me give you another first, Ms. Firsts Lady of Southern Soul. You are the very first Southern Soul Female artist featured with The Heat Magazine.
FJ: (Screaming full of joy once again)Are you serious!!! I kid you not, God be the glory! This is my Good Friday! You know what, last year I was nominated by the Just Blues Music Awards, and the year before that, Blues Critiques nominated me for the most popular category. And when I tell you I can’t believe some of the things I’ve accomplished so quickly. It’s only been two and a half years! The world don’t even know me yet! But I give God All the Glory!
The Heat: So what’s next for you?
FJ: I’m in the studio grinding as we speak. My fourth video from my CD, “Me” it’s already up. It’s so beautiful with what’s going on in my life right now. I would love to meet Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.
The Heat: Lady, you have been a JOY to talk to. I’ve had such a great time laughing and talking and crying with you! We appreciate you taking this time out to share all the Miss Hats FaLisa JaNayè wears…We will always be here for you Ms. Southern Soul.
I want to thank you so much for the opportunity to talk and have a great time with you as well. I also want to thank all my fans for their support. Without them, where would I be? My biggest fans, my husband and my children. I love you! And to my biggest fan of all, my mother. A mother’s love is amazing! This has been a fantastic journey. For the people, “You hear me now, but you gonna see me later”! And look for FJ clothing line coming soon! I appreciate The Heat for giving the artist such as myself, the chance to tell our story. I am so glad to be a part of The Heat family. Ya’ll holding it down ATL style. Much Love,FJ

What a pleasure to talk to this talented Southern Woman! We at The Heat Magazine wish her the best everyday she’s out there grinding to get it done. We Love You at The Heat FaLisa! Muah!

Much Love! One Love!
Feel “The Heat”

And if you haven’t heard this amazingly talented Super Woman, check her out on: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, CD Baby, ITunes, Amazon… what are you waiting for?! Go check her out!