Several readers have commented that Madison County scum merchant Chip Matthews owns Fire. This appears to be a widely-held belief. Chip did a drive-by on another post and made it a point to say that the only business license he held was for some other location--not Fire. However, the undisputed Baron of Bullshit stopped just short of denying an ownership interest in Fire.
We know that Chip's modus operandi is to open bars, and then go to great lengths to hide his involvement in them. So naturally, the DJT wanted to poke around in this pile of feces to see what was under it.
According to the Secretary of State, FIRE, LLC was created on November 7, 2005. Members of the corporation include Charles E. Matthews, Jr., Cecil Fox, Jr. and Samuel Pittman. Here's the Certificate of Formation:
Fire Club Jackson MS-Certificate of Formation
On an incestuous note, "Samuel Pittman" is the same name ("Sam Pittman") listed by Club Volume patsy DJ Cornbread on his Facebook page:
Less than a year later, the Three Stooges broke up. On June 14, 2006, they submitted a Certificate of Amendment (signed by all three) to the Secretary of State. The amendment removed the Chipster from the LLC and replaced him as registered agent. This left Cecil C. Fox, Jr. and Samuel Pittman as members of the corporation.
Fire Club Jackson MS Certificate of Amendment 6-14-06
Six months later, the Fire starters filed yet another Certificate of Amendment. This time, they removed Samuel Pittman and added F. Earl Fyke, IV as a member of the LLC.
Fire Club Jackson MS Certificate of Amendment 1-22-07
As it stands now, those are the members of the corporation. So Chip is telling the truth. He has abolutely nothing to do with FIRE. And we believe him.
That's an awful lot of change in membership in such a short period of time. It's also inconsistent with Chip's actions in appearing to be skank deep in Fire's operations. The DJT wonders what is really going on here. Why is Chip so secretive about his involvement in these dives? Who is Cecil C. Fox, Jr.? F. Earl Fyke, IV?
Wonder how long it's going to take us to put this little scum-puzzle together.