Cindy Hyde-Smith Dishonors Vietnam Vets, Skips Out On Speech And Laying Of Wreath

By Ryan Walters | October 27th, 2018 at 9:44 pm

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: Central Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Democrats, Elections, Ethics, Events, Feature Stories, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Ryan Walters, US Congress

One of the traveling Vietnam walls made an appearance this weekend in Flora, Mississippi. Appointed US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was scheduled to speak at the event on Saturday, October 27 and to lay a wreath at the wall in honor of those who perished. Instead, she blew off the veterans to make an appearance at a “biscuits and jam” event in Union and a chamber of commerce event in Pontotoc.

As if this weren’t bad enough, Hyde-Smith didn’t even bother to notify the event’s organizers that she would not be attending.

Charter School Authorizers Approve Two New Schools In Jackson

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 17th, 2018 at 7:49 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: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Delta, Education, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News

The board rejected an application by MS Delta Academies to open a school serving grades 6-8 in Leflore County.

Auditor’s Investigation Into Canton Municipal Utilities Purchasing Finds Widespread Violations

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 16th, 2018 at 2:59 pm

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Democrats, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Spending

The largest single demand was issued to the former executive director Kenneth Wayne Jones in the amount of $78,612, which includes an illegal severance settlement agreement paid by Canton Municipal Authority to Jones, and several electronic items.

Full-Week Of Events Scheduled For Mississippi Politicos To Engage

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 20th, 2018 at 6:55 pm

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Hinds County, Lauderdale County, McComb, Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Pike County, Politics, Public Safety, Public Service, Rankin County, Republican, Spending, Transportation, US Congress

Mississippi’s political advocates and grassroots volunteers will have several opportunities to engage candidates and participate in discussion over public policy this week.  Monday, diners will enjoy a Penn’s catfish dinner at 6 provided by Country Boys Farm Supply in Pelahatchie as they listen to Senator Chris McDaniel discuss his run for US Senate. Third District Congressional […]

[VIDEO] MEMA Issues Warning Of Severe Weather Potential

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 5:37 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: Central Mississippi, Feature Stories, MEMA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Pine Belt, Southwest Mississippi

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning of severe weather tonight and into Wednesday morning during heavy commuting hours.

If SPLC Charter Schools Lawsuit Successful Legislature Would Have To Devise New Funding Method

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 24th, 2017 at 5:00 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: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Education, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News, School Choice

The Charter schools lawsuit points to two sections in the Mississippi constitution that say a school district’s ad valorem taxes – or local funding – may only be used for the district to maintain schools it oversees.

Rep. John Moore Resigns House As Sexual Harrassment Allegations Are Revealed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 11th, 2017 at 11:12 am

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Filed Under: Culture, Ethics, Immorality, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Rankin County, Republican

Mississippi Today reports that Rep. John Moore, R-Brandon, a 22-year veteran of the Mississippi House of Representatives, resigned late Friday following multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn confirmed the allegations against Rep. John Moore but could not confirm if this led to his resignation. He did say investigation of the […]

District 54 Runoff To Decide New State Representative Tuesday.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 27th, 2017 at 2:50 am

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Elections, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics

Tuesday, District 54 will have a new representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Kevin Ford and Dr. Randy Easterling will face off in a runoff election to fill the unexpired term of former representative Alex Monsour who resigned in June after being elected South Ward Alderman in Vicksburg. District 54 covers part of Vicksburg […]

PERS Employee Accused Of Pocketing $65,000 In Benefits

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 6:40 am

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Jim Hood, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, PERS, PERS

An employee with Mississippi’s state retirement system (PERS) accused of pocketing $65,000 in benefits that were not hers turned herself in to authorities Tuesday, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Amanda Combs, 31, of Brandon, turned herself in to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, after being indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a public employee. […]

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Considering Run For Lt. Governor in 2019.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 7th, 2017 at 10:56 am

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Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, George Flaggs, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Service, Vicksburg

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. may be considering a return to the state capital; this time as lieutenant governor. Flaggs, who retired in 2012 to run for Vicksburg mayor after serving 25 years as the state representative for District 55, said Monday on the Paul Gallo radio show he would make a decision in six months […]