Tishomingo County Soundly Rejects Tourism Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 6:52 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Elections, News, North Mississippi, Taxes, Tourism

Tishomingo County voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a proposed tourism tax to be collected county-wide on restaurant sales. Complete election returns show “for” votes totaling 672 (33.8 percent) and against votes totaling 1,316 (66.2 percent). The referendum needed 60 percent in favor to pass. Turnout was 1,988, just 16 percent of the county’s active voters. […]

WALTERS: McDaniel’s Religious Liberties Act Protects Fellowship Of Christian Athletes In Stone County School District Case

By Ryan Walters | April 23rd, 2017 at 7:46 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, County Government, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Republican, Ryan Walters, Stone County

Despite the confusion, and legal ignorance displayed by officials at the government-run school, once the law was revealed to them by attorneys at the Liberty Institute the issue was eventually resolved in favor of the religious liberties of the students. The FCA was granted permission to distribute God’s Word on campus.

Leaugue Of Women Voters Returning To Oxford

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 9th, 2017 at 6:42 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Leadership, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Oxford, Principles of Freedom

The League will be holding its first membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library. The guest speaker will be Mayor-elect Robyn Tannehill. The League of Women Voters Mississippi co-presidents, Carolyn Townes and Mary Ann Everette from Ridgeland will be special guests.

Senate Passes Campaign Finance Bill

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 9th, 2017 at 7:06 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: County Government, Elections, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Service, Stacey Pickering

Senators unanimously agree that there should be limits on Mississippi public officials spending campaign money on themselves. The legislature’s upper chamber passed Senate Bill 2689 Wednesday, sending it to the House for more debate. The House passed a similar bill last month, and Sen. Sally Doty, a Brookhaven Republican, says differences will likely be worked […]

Northside Sun: Reforming And Strengthening Procurement Laws Needed To Address Corruption.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 8th, 2017 at 5:33 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: Commentary, County Government, Culture, Ethics, Immorality, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Public Service, Spending

These are not isolated examples but rather the tip of the iceberg, confirming a recent nationwide study showing Mississippi to be the most corrupt state in the nation.

Ultimately, the state Legislature is to blame for allowing Mississippi to have the worst public procurement laws in the nation.

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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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. […]

#PEPPoll: Should law enforcement be allowed to seize private property permanently from people who have not been convicted of a crime?

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 3rd, 2017 at 6:57 am

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Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Angela Burks Hill, Angela Hill, County Government, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics

The aim of forfeiture laws is to seize assets derived from criminal activity. However, under current Mississippi law, property — including cash — can be seized based on mere suspicion of criminal activity, leading to forfeiture even if a person hasn’t been convicted of a crime. Should law enforcement be allowed to seize private property […]

Natchez Democrat Shamelessly Stirs Racial Animosity With Disgraceful Anti-Trump Cartoon

By Keith Plunkett | November 24th, 2016 at 10:33 pm

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: Adams County, County Government, Culture, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi PEP, Southwest Mississippi

First published in 1865, the Natchez Democrat is one of the oldest newspapers in the Magnolia State. Adams County residents say the political  leanings of the newspaper’s staff have been revealed through it’s reporting over the years. But they say what happened this past week went way too far and threatens to be a cause […]

Jackson Co. Supervisor Calls For Resignations at Singing River Hospital. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 21st, 2016 at 2:30 pm

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Filed Under: County Government, Gulf Coast

Jackson County Supervisor Randy Bosarge called for the resignation of Singing River Health System CEO Kevin Holland on Monday over the way Holland handled patients after ending the hospital’s contract with long-time neurologist Dr. Terry Millette. He said he is “not happy with the direction the hospital system is going. I’m publicly asking Kevin Holland […]

Because There Isn’t More Important Work to Do: Kemper County Supes Outlaw Clown Costumes. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 21st, 2016 at 5:38 pm

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Filed Under: County Government, East Mississippi, Public Safety, Weird News

The Kemper County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance during its regular meeting on Monday that makes it unlawful for any person of any age to appear in public in Kemper County in a clown costume, clown mask or clown makeup. The ordinance was signed into effect by Kemper County Board President Johnny Whitsett […]