Hazzard county’s sheriff and the haphazard foil for the Duke boys in the legendary television show The Dukes of Hazzard, has passed away. James Best, best known for his role as Roscoe P. Coltrane on the CBS television show from 1979 to 1985, but a lifelong actor and creative personality, died in Hickory, North Carolina at the age of 88 on Monday night (4-6) due to complications from pneumonia.
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Every day tens of thousands of people put on the police uniform and put their lives on the line to protect and serve the citizens of the United States. But others step over bounds, grow power hungry in their positions, and some communities have dealt with corruption and brutality in policing for decades to where over the years it has become an eternal theme in American music.
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Yet another cast member of CMT’s Jersey Shore-style reality show Party Down South has found himself in legal trouble, and this time it involves the show directly, and accusations of rape on the set. Ryan “Daddy” Richards, famous for being the beer funnel toter of the eight-person cast, was accused of raping a woman who partied with the cast in their Athens, GA location in April during the taping of the current season.
As Saving Country Music has been reporting, many people are incensed over CMT’s new reality show Party Down South made by the same producers of Jersey Shore. Ben “Cooter” Jones, an original cast member of The Dukes of Hazzard as mechanic Cooter Devenport and a former United States Congressman, has taken the point on the matter. Now Ben “Cooter” Jones has crafted an open letter.
As if Ben Jones didn’t have enough on his plate, he has also decided to join the voices of dissent again CMT’s new reality show Party Down South. Incidentally, reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard also air on CMT, and the confluence creating a showdown between Cooter and CMT. As a former actor on a Southern-based television show, Ben “Cooter” Jones’ opinions seem to be especially poignant.