Tupelo Mayor Delays City Council Order To Fly State Flag, Then Abruptly Orders It Removed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 9th, 2018 at 12:27 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: Ethics, History, Lee County, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, News, State Flag

An order approved on a racially divided 5-2 vote in 2016 ordered that the Mississippi state flag would fly on any municipal property with more than one flag pole. Shelton stated during a press conference Tuesday that the council’s previous decision was an order not an ordinance and is thus not binding on a new term.

SIMS: One Conservative’s Christmas Wish List

By Pete Sims | December 21st, 2016 at 8:48 pm

BY: Pete Sims /

Conservative activist and local grassroots organizer. Writes from Tupelo, MS.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Inspirational, Issues, Lee County, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics

Here’s my Christmas Wish List. Term limits at State and Federal level Accessible, responsive, and accountable elected leaders Unified Conservative Movement Politicians who will keep their campaign promises Joe Nosef will be replaced as Chair of the MSGOP with a leader who allows conservative voices a seat at the table Hillary Clinton will be brought […]

Many Northeast Mississippi Legislators Angling for Piece of BP Money.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 26th, 2016 at 10:29 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: Budget, Democrats, Energy, Ethics, Golden Triangle, Lee County, Legislature, MS State Government, News, Public Service, Spending, Tupelo

Both (Rep. Nick ) Bain and (Rep. Tracy) Arnold mentioned that the (BP) funds should be used for the state’s many infrastructure needs. “Absolutely, spend it on something that benefits the entire state,” Bain said. State leaders currently are considering the possibility of increasing taxes to pay for infrastructure needs. “It could offset a tax […]

MS Supreme Court allows Lee County judge more time in judicial misconduct case.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 21st, 2014 at 7:52 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: Lee County, Mississippi Supreme Court

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance recommended in September that Judge Rickey Thompson be removed from office and pay more than $11,000 in fines and costs. The Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday rescheduled the deadline for Thompson’s attorney to file in the case. In its complaint, the Commission on Judicial Performance cited Thompson for several instances […]

Gov. Bryant signs bill clarifying Health Dept. has jurisdiction, not PSC over rural water associations.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 29th, 2013 at 5:50 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: Brandon Presley, Governor, health, Lee County, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Nancy Collins, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service Commission

The bill originated in the Senate Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency Committee chaired by Sen. Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo. At the time the legislation passed, Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, who opposed it, said, “For a committee with accountability and transparency in its name, this is a very strange bill.” Collins said the bill just clarifies existing law. […]

PEP Talks Podcast: Senate Amendments to Concealed Carry Privacy Bill could endanger enforcement

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 22nd, 2013 at 3:25 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: Concealed Carry, Federal Government, Gun Control, Lee County, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Public Safety, Public Service, Republican, Second Amendment, Tate Reeves

Senator Will Longwitz and Rep. Mark Baker join Mississippi PEP Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to talk about HB 485 and amendments made to the bill in the Mississippi State Senate that could hamper it’s enforcement. The bill would keep private the identities of Concealed Carry Permit holders in Mississippi in the face of attempts by […]

Gray on gun records: We aim to do it responsibly.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 4th, 2013 at 7:16 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: Concealed Carry, Ethics, Gun Control, Lee County, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Second Amendment, Tupelo

This isn’t the first time we’ve made such a request. Back in 2006, we asked for and received a list of concealed-carry permit holders for the entire state. We analyzed the data, looked at regional trends and otherwise mined information that would help us better understand the subject. And, of course, we never published any […]

Union targets Walmart in Tupelo for protest to “share more profits with employees”

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 25th, 2012 at 5:47 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: Democrats, Entitlements, Lee County, Mississippi, Politics, Unemployment, Unions

Mirroring demonstrations planned across the country, a small group of protesters gathered at the main parking lot entrance of the Walmart on West Main Street Friday morning. The OURWalmart movement decries what supporters say is the retail giant’s retaliation against workers who talk about low pay, fewer hours and expensive or non-existent health care insurance. […]

DJ Editorial Board tries to connect lack of funding MAEP with increases in prison population

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 5th, 2012 at 4:21 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: Budget, Democrats, Education, Law Enforcement, Lee County, MDOC, Mississippi, MS State Government, North Mississippi, Opinion, Politics, Spending, Superintendents, Teachers, Tupelo

Nobody argues against imprisoning people convicted of crimes, especially violent crimes, but there’s room within the debate about sentencing to consider variations on the theme rather than pouring additional millions year after year into the budget for corrections. Mississippi has more than 60,000 people in the corrections system – prisoners and people on probation or […]

Rep. Aldridge asks MS Supreme Court to throw out monetary judgement

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 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: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Lee County, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Republican

State Rep. Brian Aldridge has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a ruling that he pay more than $200,000 to his aunt, whose estate was plundered by his father. Aldridge filed an appeal after a Lee County judge denied his motion for a new trial. In May, Chancellor Michael Malski ordered Aldridge to […]