Vicksburg Post: Gov. Bryant’s State Of The State Nod To Chad Shealy And Vicksburg-Warren School District Well Deserved

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 21st, 2017 at 5:58 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: County Government, Education, Governor, Inspirational, Leadership, Mississippi Municipalities, Phil Bryant, Vicksburg

In Tuesday night’s State of the State address, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant singled out the Vicksburg Warren School District and its superintendent, Chad Shealy. Bryant praised the district’s Academy of Innovation, which works to hone the knowledge of Vicksburg and Warren County seventh and eighth graders who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. […]


House Rejects Legislation To Reduce State AG’s Authority

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Jim Hood, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Politics

The Mississippi House has narrowly rejected a bill to limit the attorney general’s powers. But the bill is being held for another debate, and a Republican chairman needs to pick up just a few votes for the bill to pass and move to the Senate. House Bill 555 would require the attorney general to receive […]


MDE Concludes Cheating Investigation Of Former Clarksdale Principal With 20-Year Suspension 

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 1:45 pm

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Filed Under: Culture, Delta, Education, Ethics, MDE, News, Teachers

The Mississippi Department of Education Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development determined today that Lowanda Tyler-Jones, former principal of Heidelberg Elementary School, violated state law by directing her staff to cheat on state assessments. As a result, the Commission made the unanimous decision to deny Tyler-Jones’ application to renew her […]


House Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 10:23 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Law Enforcement, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Tenth Amendment

A bill introduced in the Mississippi House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Mississippi, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Rep. Steve Hopkins (R-Southaven) […]


PLUNKETT: Which State Agencies Spent The Most Money And Gave More Pay Raises During 2016 Spending Spree? [Interactive Chart]

By Keith Plunkett | January 20th, 2017 at 8:45 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Economy, Ethics, Keith Plunkett, MDA, MDE, MDEQ, MDOC, MDOT, Medicaid, MEMA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS Attorney General, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Opinion, PERS, Politics, Public Service Commission, Spending, Taxes, Treasurer

The Hattiesburg American published a report by Clarion Ledger Political Reporter Geoff Pender on Monday, January 16 that: “a report requested by lawmakers and making the rounds at the Capitol shows that 74 state agencies, for the first five months of this fiscal year, gave $12.4 million in raises to 3,396 employees. It shows that […]


LOGAN: Public Reaction To MS House Bill Could Be Match That Lights Fire Under NCAA

By Brad Logan | January 20th, 2017 at 7:15 am

BY: Brad Logan / Guest Commentary

Brad serves as play-by-play broadcaster for WFCA-FM and has served as host of the weekly high school football call in show. He has previous stints for ESPN Radio, Sports Plus 790-WMC and the Delta State University Radio Network, while also serving as editor of Ole Hotty Toddy, an online blog.

Filed Under: Commentary, Culture, Education, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Opinion, Oxford

gridironnow.com While I look for absolutely nothing to come of this bill drafted in the Mississippi Legislature in regards to any legal action against the NCAA, the simple aspect of any urgency from any party directed at the NCAA can only be seen as a positive as it relates to Ole Miss. SEE ALSO: Former Ole […]


Mississippi Graduation Rate Rises For Third Year To 82.3 Percent. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 2:40 am

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Filed Under: Education, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Teachers

The state Department of Education announced Thursday that the graduation rate rose to 82.3 percent last year. That’s still below the national average of 83.2 percent, but the share of students earning diplomas within four years has been on the rise in Mississippi since 2015. The drop-out rate fell to 10.8 percent from 11.8 percent, […]


Former Ole Miss RB Trey Lamar Now State Legislator, Files Bill To Fine NCAA $10,000 A Day For Dragging Out Investigations

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 19th, 2017 at 6:15 am

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Filed Under: Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Oxford, Politics, Republican, Trey Lamar

Representative Trey Lamar is pushing a bill giving the NCAA one year to complete its investigation once it notifies a school of possible rules violations. The measure would force the NCAA to deliver its official Notice of Allegations within six months of the day it sends a school a preliminary letter of inquiry. If the […]


Senate Bill 2204 Prohibits MS Law Enforcement And State Agencies From Participating In Federal Gun Restrictions

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 19th, 2017 at 6:05 am

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Civil Rights, Concealed Carry, Federal Government, Governor, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Liberty, Mark Formby, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Second Amendment, Tenth Amendment

Last year, Gov. Phil Bryant signed legislation into law that removed conceal carry licensing requirements, allowing Mississippians to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The law also set the foundation to reject and end new federal gun control regulations and executive orders in the state. No federal executive order, agency order, law not enrolled by […]


AG Jim Hood Sues Google For Mining Student Education Data

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 19th, 2017 at 5:56 am

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Filed Under: Education, Jim Hood, Liberty, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News

State Attorney General Jim Hood’s office filed a lawsuit Friday accusing Google of illegally mining the data of Mississippi public-school students. On Tuesday, Hood accused Google Inc. of collecting personal and search-history information from students in order “to advance its own business interests and increase its profit.” He said Google violated the Mississippi Consumer Protection […]